The Official Top 50 biggest selling Beatles singles revealed

We count down the Fab Four's 50 best sellers of all time.

This month marks the 50th anniversary marks the meeting of two rock n roll titans: when Elvis and The Beatles met for the first and only time.

To celebrate, BBC Radio 2 has revealed each acts Top 50 best sellers, as compiled by The Official Charts Company. The countdown kicked off with Sara Cox today (August 31) at 6.30am and culminated with the Number 1 songs being revealed during Simon Mayo’s Drivetime show at 7pm.

The radio special is immediately followed by BBC2 show When Elvis Met The Beatles; a unique drama about their elusive meeting in Beverly Hills in 1965. 

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At Number 1 on The Beatles' Official Top 50 is, of course, She Loves You. Released in 1963, the track - written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney - logged six non-consecutive weeks at Number 1 is the best selling single of the 1960s in the UK. To date, its sales stand at 1.92 million. 

MORE: See The Beatles' full Official Charts history

Elsewhere in the Top 10, five other songs by the Fab Four have passed the million sales mark: I Want To Hold Your Hand (1.78m), Can't Buy Me Love (1.54m), I Feel Fine (1.42m), Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out (1.41m) and Hey Jude (1.11m). 

The Official Top 50 Best Selling The Beatles singles and tracks appears below:
(Note: the chart is based on all-time sales of all Elvis digital track and physical single releases up to the end of June 2015)

1 She Loves You Aug-63 Beatles
2 I Want To Hold Your Hand Dec-63 Beatles
3 Can't Buy Me Love Mar-64 Beatles
4 I Feel Fine Dec-64 Beatles
5 Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out* Dec-65 Beatles
6 Hey Jude Sep-68 Beatles
7 Help! Jul-65 Beatles
8 From Me To You Apr-63 Beatles
9 Hello Goodbye Nov-67 Beatles
10 Get Back Apr-69 Beatles
11 All You Need Is Love Jul-67 Beatles
12 Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby* Aug-66 Beatles
13 Paperback Writer Jun-66 Beatles
14 Magical Mystery Tour EP** Dec-67 Beatles
15 Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever* Feb-67 Beatles
16 Ticket To Ride Apr-65 Beatles
17 A Hard Day's Night Jul-64 Beatles
18 Lady Madonna Mar-68 Beatles
19 Love Me Do Oct-62 Beatles
20 Let It Be Mar-70 Beatles
21 Please Please Me Jan-63 Beatles
22 Something / Come Together* Nov-69 Beatles
23 Ballad Of John And Yoko Jun-69 Beatles
24 Free As A Bird Dec-95 Beatles
25 Beatles Movie Medley**** Jun-82 Beatles
26 Yesterday Mar-76 Beatles
27 Here Comes The Sun*** Nov-10 Beatles
28 Real Love Mar-96 Beatles
29 Twist & Shout*** Nov-10 Beatles
30 Baby It's You Apr-95 Beatles
31 Back In The USSR Jul-76 Beatles
32 In My Life*** Nov-10 Beatles
33 Blackbird*** Nov-10 Beatles
34 Ain't She Sweet Jun-64 Beatles
35 I Saw Her Standing There*** Nov-10 Beatles
36 Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds*** Nov-10 Beatles
37 With A Little Help From My Friends*** Nov-10 Beatles
38 While My Guitar Gently Weeps*** Nov-10 Beatles
39 A Day In The Life*** Nov-10 Beatles
40 The Long And Winding Road*** Nov-10 Beatles
41 When I'm Sixty Four*** Nov-10 Beatles
42 Norwegian Wood*** Nov-10 Beatles
43 And I Love Her*** Nov-10 Beatles
44 All My Loving*** Nov-10 Beatles
45 Sgt Pepper's Lonley Hearts Club Band*** Nov-10 Beatles
46 Revolution*** Nov-10 Beatles
47 Eight Days A Week*** Nov-10 Beatles
48 You've Got To Hide Your Love Away*** Nov-10 Beatles
49 Ob La Di Ob La Da*** Nov-10 Beatles
50 Drive My Car Nov-10 Beatles
  * - Double A Side Releases included digital track sales    
  ** - Digital Track sales added to EP's.      
  *** - Not official singles - track sales from Nov 10    
  **** Possibly deleted    

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