The Beatles’ ‘Let It Be’ Returns To The Charts As Their Documentary Arrives

Interest in all things connected to The Beatles never dwindles. The band regularly appears on at least one or two Billboard charts in the U.S., and that’s true this week…but they don’t land on the usual lists, nor with the handful of famous studio efforts that are almost always returning to and falling off the weekly lists in America.

This time around, The Beatles make their way back to an unlikely Billboard ranking. The group reappears on the Soundtracks list, which tracks the most-consumed albums in the U.S. that are marketed as soundtracks that accompany some visual media.

This frame, The Beatles’ Let It Be returns to the Soundtracks ranking. The title lands at No. 21 on the roster, and its comeback can easily be connected to the movie it’s tied to.

The album has previously climbed as high as No. 1 on Billboard’s Soundtracks chart. Let It Be is one of The Beatles’ two rulers on the list, as they also topped the tally with Help! Four other projects–Magical Mystery TourA Hard Day’s NightYellow Submarine Songtrack, and Yellow Submarine (which was counted separately)–have all spent time inside the top 10 as well.

Let It Be was attached to a documentary of the same name, which was released at the same time as the album. The musical collection is remembered as more important and successful than the movie, as it’s continued to live on for decades since it dropped. For a long time, the doc was largely forgotten, though its resurgence has now helped spur the full-length back to the charts.

Disney+ recently uploaded Let It Be–the documentary, that is–to its streaming platform. The highly-anticipated release has clearly reminded Americans of how much they love the album, and all their buying and streaming activity has brought it back to the Soundtracks ranking.

On this week’s Soundtracks chart, Let It Be is one of four titles that return, and no albums debut this time around. The Beatles somewhat surprisingly earn the lowest comeback of the bunch, re-launching behind the soundtracks from Frozen and Encanto, as well as XXXTentacion’s Look At Me: The Album.

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