the-beatlesThe Beatles made history on this day as the only act ever to monopolize the chart’s top five positions:
No. 1: “Can’t Buy Me Love”
No. 2: “Twist and Shout”
No. 3: “She Loves You”
No. 4: “I Want to Hold Your Hand”
No. 5: “Please Please Me”

In the same Top 100 of April, 4th 1964, they also had other songs at numbers 31, 41, 46, 58, 65, 68 and 79.

The closest any artist has come to the Beatles’ success is 50 Cent, who placed three titles simultaneously – “Candy Shop” (No. 1), “How We Go” (No. 4), and “Disco Inferno” (No. 5) – in the top five on the charts dated March 12 and 19, 2005.

The 26-position leap to the summit for “Can’t Buy Me Love” additionally stood as the record for greatest jump to No. 1 until Kelly Clarkson‘s “A Moment Like This” rocketed 52-1 in 2002. (Clarkson’s “My Life Would Suck Without You” currently holds the mark, courtesy of a 97-1 vault in February 2009).


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