The Beatles score 31 tracks in top 200

THE Beatles managed to land 31 tracks in the iTunes top 200 chart after their first weekend on sale.

Last Thursday saw the Beatles songs become available for download for the first time after years of fruitless negotiations between Apple founder Steve Jobs, Beatles management company Apple Corps and the Beatles label EMI.

Analysts predicted they could topple top selling albums by Michael Jackson and Black Eyed Peas.

However, only The Beatles 1967-1970 managed to scrape into the top ten best selling albums by last night.

And, although 31 tracks were in the top 200, the highest placed single was Hey Jude at number 30.

Now some analysts believe The Beatles may have missed the “golden age” of downloads, with sales slowing this year as the market reaches maturity.

Troubled EMI will be hoping sales will provide it with a cash boost.

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