The Beatles are back on the charts with their new iTunes compilation, Tomorrow Never Knows. The collection, which features deep album cuts alongside a smattering of well-known classics, is definitely aimed at the younger generation who are looking beyond the band's core group of hits. Last week, the Beatles' label EMI announced Nielsen SoundScan registered 13,670 iTunes downloads of the online album, which was enough to earn it Number One status on iTunes charts in nine countries -- including the U.S. Tomorrow Never Knows also debuted at Number Six on the Billboard Digital Album charts and Number 24 on the Billboard 200album charts.
Paul McCartney says that after the "Fab Four's" pre-fame days of failing amateur talent contests time and time again, getting the nod for hit albums these days is easy going: ["Music? Nah, we couldn't even win talent contests. We certainly weren't great talent. But eventually, we sort of got it together and decided we wouldn't do talent contests anymore. We used to keep getting beaten by this woman who played the spoons -- this old lady. 'Cause everyone was out of it 'round about half-eleven and kept voting (imitates a drunk) 'Ah, she's great!' And we'd come on -- 'Oh God, how you gonna follow that?'"] SOUNDCUE (:21 OC: . . . gonna follow that)