As the music industry awaited the official announcement that iTunes had finally scored rights to the Beatles catalog, one question kept popping up: Would the Fab Four let iTunes sell its music as singles?

The thought is that since the Beatles have historically had such strong album sales, making songs available for digital sale may threaten that. Did EMI have any such concerns?

"None whatsoever," says Dominic Pandiscia, executive VP of EMI Music Services North America. "The legacy of the band is that they drive both single and album sales."

That confidence seems to be supported by the results of the band's first day of sales on iTunes. As of 7:00 p.m. Eastern time, "Abbey Road" holds the No. 12 spot on iTunes' best-selling albums chart, followed by the White album (No. 14), "The Beatles Box Set" (No. 15), "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (No. 16) and the Blue album anthology (No. 20).

Other Beatles albums hold the following ranks:

21. The Red album anthology
22. "Rubber Soul"
26. Magical Mystery Tour
27. "Revolver"
28. "Let It Be"
32. "A Hard Day's Night"
34. "Please Please Me"
35. "Help!"
41. "With The Beatles"
48. "Past Masters, Vol. 1 & 2"
54. "Beatles For Sale"
70. "Yellow Submarine"

It also has 24 of the top 200 singles of the day. The highest ranking single is "Here Comes the Sun" at No. 47, followed by "Let It Be" (No. 53). Other rankings include:

60. "In My Life"
62. "Blackbird"
83. "Come Together"
92. "With A Little Help From My Friends"
105. "Hey Jude"
114. "Twist and Shout"
128. "I Saw Her Standing There"
130. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
131. "Eleanor Rigby"
133. "A Day In the Life"
137. "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds"
141. "Yesterday"
142. "Help"
151. "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"
156. "Yesterday"
158. "A Hard Day's Night"
159. "Something"
175. "Dear Prudence"
180. "Can't Buy Me Love"
181. "I Am the Walrus"
185. "Strawberry Fields Forever"
188. "I Saw Her Standing There"