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Beatles Hit Story

When Top-40 AM radio ruled the airwaves, singles were programmed hypnotically around the clock. Most artists wanted a #1, but only a few could make it. Album tracks were played on stereo FM stations, ensuring the demise of the previous AM powerhouses.

Beginning in 1964, these are the singles and the years the Fab Four hit #1 on the US Billboard music chart! “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “She Loves You,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Love Me Do,” “A Hard Day’s Night” and “I Feel Fine.”

1965 – “Eight Days A Week,” “Ticket To Ride,” “Help!” “Yesterday”
1966 – “We Can Work It Out,” “Paperback Writer
1967 – “Penny Lane,” “All You Need Is Love,” “Hello, Goodbye”
1968 – “Hey Jude
1969 – “Get Back” (with Billy Preston), “Come Together”/”Something”
1970 – “Let It Be,” “The Long and Winding Road”/”For You Blue”

References: Statisticbrain.com, Beatles-mania.com.




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Retired rocket scientist and part-time brain surgeon. Ok, I also took some time out (four years!) to serve in the US Navy as a journalist. Continued a radio career in Seattle and southern California. Streaming radio and assorted podcasting keeps me busy. What a strange trip it’s been and continues to be!