On March 29, 1964 the number one song in the nation was “Can’t Buy me Love” by the Beatles.
The Beatles established four records on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Can’t Buy Me Love” at number one:
- Until Billboard began using SoundScan for their charts, it had the biggest jump to number one: (number twenty-seven to number one; no other single ever did this).
- It gave The Beatles three consecutive number-one songs (“I Want to Hold Your Hand” was replaced at number one by “She Loves You” which was in turn replaced by “Can’t Buy Me Love”).
- When “Can’t Buy Me Love” went to number one (4 April 1964), the entire top five of the Hot 100 was by The Beatles, the next positions being filled by “Twist and Shout“, “She Loves You“, “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “Please Please Me,” respectively. No other act has held the top five spots simultaneously.
- During its second week at number one (11 April 1964), The Beatles had fourteen songs on the Hot 100 at the same time.
Sit back and enjoy it…maybe for the first time ever or at least in a long time.
It is worthy of this collection…”For those who have ears to hear”