Buzzing: Beatles' most streamed song

Beatles dolls are displayed, during an auction preview in California on Sept 9.
Beatles dolls are displayed, during an auction preview in California on Sept 9. PHOTO: AFP

Beatles' most streamed song

The Beatles are reaching a new audience through streaming and listeners have an early verdict: Come Together is their favourite song by the Fab Four.

The best-selling band in history ended a long boycott of streaming on Thursday. Spotify, the largest streaming service, said fans had streamed Beatles songs 70 million times in the first three days, which means that on average, every user of the site listened to one Beatles song around  the Christmas holiday.

Come Together was the most popular, with more than 2.3 million streams on Spotify  as of Monday. The service said 65 per cent  of its Beatles listeners were under the age of  34 , too young to have direct memories of  the band that broke up in 1970.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 30, 2015, with the headline 'Buzzing: Beatles' most streamed song'. Print Edition | Subscribe