“1” is a compilation album released on November 13, 2000. The album features many of the Beatles’ number-one hits from various charts around the world. The album contains 27 tracks, each of which reached the number-one position on either the UK singles chart or the US Billboard Hot 100. “1” was released on November 13, 2000, in the United Kingdom, and on November 14, 2000, in the United States.
Upon its release, “1” quickly became a commercial success. It topped the charts in multiple countries and was certified multi-platinum in several regions. Some of the notable tracks featured on “1” include “Hey Jude“, “Let It Be“, “Can’t Buy Me Love“, “A Hard Day’s Night“, “Help!“, “Penny Lane“, and many more. The album received positive reviews from music critics. It was praised for its selection of songs, audio quality, and the impact of the Beatles’ music on popular culture. The album cover features a black-and-white photograph of the Beatles taken by Angus McBean.
“1” further solidified the Beatles’ status as one of the most influential and successful bands in music history. It introduced their music to a new generation and reminded longtime fans of the band’s enduring appeal. The album has been re-issued in various formats over the years, including special editions with bonus materials. “1” has received numerous certifications around the world, indicating its commercial success and popularity. It has been certified diamond in the United States, indicating sales of over 10 million copies. “1” played a significant role in revitalizing interest in the Beatles’ music at the turn of the century. It also contributed to the resurgence of interest in physical CDs at a time when digital downloads were becoming more prevalent.
“1” remains one of the best-selling and most iconic compilation albums in music history. It stands as a testament to the enduring popularity and influence of the Beatles’ music.
- Release date: November 13, 2000
- Genres: Rock, Pop music, Pop rock, Beat music, Psychedelic rock
- Studio: EMI, Apple, Olympic and Trident Studios, London; Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris