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'Abbey Road' Returns To No. 1 in the UK as The Beatles Break Their Own Longevity Record

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Abbey Road has the longest-ever span between runs at the summit, at 49 years and 252 days since its original 17-week at No. 1 ended on Jan. 31, 1970. The Beatles held the previous record with the 50th anniversary edition of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, which returned to the top in June 2017, some 49 years and 125 days after its initial run.



Over the years, this became my favorite album. It's one of the only albums that I never skip any song while listening to every time I put it on. A couple albums are close to that, like Thriller. I love Come Together's groove, I love Something's bass line, I love Maxwell's weird story, I love McCartney's vocals in Oh! Darling, I like the kind of melancholy background vocals in the very happy Octopus' Garden, I love the groove to I Want You (She's So Heavy), I love how the cacophony of sound at the end of I Want You is followed by the gentle Here Comes The Sun (a song I fell in love with after power came back on during my first hurricane), I love the harmonies in Because, I love that You Never Give Me Your Money is a perfect college song, and I really dig the suite, especially Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End. :) 

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