My mind is a bit fried from a long day, so I thought I would finish with a little fun. I grabbed the top 50 biggest Beatles hits from officialcharts.com, mostly because it was the easiest way to grab the data, and plugged it into the Google keyword tool to see which are the top 10 most searched titles, and possibly why? We won’t get too scientific here, but you can take your own guess or make your own theories. I’m just going to present the data and add my own thought. You can run with it if you’d like.
So now, without further hesitation, the top 10 most searched Beatles top hits. (see methodology above)
10. Hey Jude (Top Hit #6)
This seems pretty legit. I can’t imagine tons of other reasons to search for this title. Jude isn’t that common of a name. I would guess that 99% of these searches are actually for the great tune. Now, we will begin to make it better, better, better….
9. Ticket to Ride (Top Hit #16)
This one has a bit more gray area. Though the phrasing isn’t as common, I could see some other reasons to search for “ticket to ride” or to accidentally cut off a longer search in the middle, such as “ticket to ride the Ferris wheel”, etc. You may have other suggestions, but she don’t care.
8. Let it Be (Top Hit #20)
Well, I’m not sure if this phrase was big before the song, but is definitely used in everyday life now. Not completely sure why someone would search for it, other than related to the song though. Maybe as therapy? If you type it, maybe you will mentally let it be? I think this is from fairly legit demand for the song. There will be an answer, to the top searched name, coming up shortly.
7. Can’t Buy Me Love (Top Hit #3)
Another legit entry. Most of these seem to be truly searching for the song title. Money can buy a lot of things, but not love, or a higher spot on the most searched lsit. This was a bigger hit then than it is now.
6. Here Comes the Sun (Top Hit #27)
Now we start getting into songs that may have more overlap with searches for other reasons, though still here, I think most of these searches are for the Beatles song. The search volume vastly outshines the hit success relatively. This one has staying power. It’s all right.
5. Something (Top Hit #22)
Though this is a great song, this is the first one that I think clearly has most of the search volume coming from those not necessarily looking for the song. Though anyone searching and not intending to find the song, is very unclear about their direction. Google actually provides the song as the top result behind the definition of the word.
4. Yesterday (Top Hit #26)
Well this is pretty vague, but Google still puts the Beatles song as the top search result, so people must be searching for it quite a bit. If you are truly looking for yesterday in a search engine, your troubles may not be so far away.
3. Blackbird (Top Hit #33)
Though I like the song, I have a feeling there are a lot of kids looking up info for their school projects and bird watchers in here. Even so, Google gives the song as the top result.
2. Revolution (Top Hit #46)
This song boasts the biggest difference in search rank compared to hit success rank for obvious reasons. Though the song makes the top page in Google as a video, it is well down that first results page. I think the majority of these searchers aren’t looking for the song. Too bad as it is a great one. We all want to change the world.
1. Help (Top Hit #7)
Though I’m not sure what the average person that simply searches for “Help” in Google is looking for, they will be met with the song after skipping past a couple of definitions and synonyms. You are going to have to be a bit more specific if you really need help. Otherwise, if you are feeling down, try out the great song.