In an achievement unlikely to ever be equalled, for the week of 4 April 1964 The Beatles occupied the top five positions of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In all they had 12 places on the US chart.
The chart placings were as follows, with the respective record labels in brackets:
- 1: Can’t Buy Me Love (Capitol)
- 2: Twist And Shout (Tollie)
- 3: She Loves You (Swan)
- 4: I Want To Hold Your Hand (Capitol)
- 5: Please Please Me (Vee Jay)
- 31: I Saw Her Standing There (Capitol)
- 41: From Me To You (Vee Jay)
- 46: Do You Want To Know A Secret (Vee Jay)
- 58: All My Loving (Capitol)
- 65: You Can’t Do That (Capitol)
- 68: Roll Over Beethoven (Capitol)
- 79: Thank You Girl (Vee Jay)
There were also two Beatles tribute records on the list: We Love You Beatles by The Carefrees at 42, and A Letter To The Beatles by The Four Preps at 85.
Also on this day...
- 2009: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunite for benefit concert
- 2009: George Harrison to get Hollywood Walk of Fame star
- 1967: Mixing, editing: Within You Without You
- 1967: Paul McCartney flies to San Francisco
- 1963: Live: Roxburgh Hall, Stowe School, Buckingham
- 1963: Radio: Side By Side
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
Want more? Visit the Beatles history section.