BEATLES (17 No 1s)


2 May 1963 Beatles From Me To You 7 1st No 1 The first of their 17 No 1s, and the beginning of a phenomenon.
12 Sep 1963 Beatles She Loves You 6 2nd No 1 The "yeah, yeah, yeah" phrase charmed a public of all age groups.
12 Dec 1963 Beatles I Want To Hold Your Hand 5 3rd No 1 They stuck to a formula that just could not miss.
2 Apr 1964 Beatles Can't Buy Me Love 3 4th No 1 From their film "A Hard Day's Night". Another three in a row from George Martin.
23 Jul 1964 Beatles A Hard Day's Night 3 5th No 1 Title track from the Beatles' first film.
10 Dec 1964 Beatles I Feel Fine 5 6th No 1 Their second Christmas No 1. They got two more - in 1965 and 1967.
22 Apr 1965 Beatles Ticket To Ride 3 7th No 1 From the Beatles film "Help!"
5 Aug 1965 Beatles Help! 3 8th No 1 From their film of the same name.
16 Dec 1965 Beatles Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out 5 9th No 1 They ended the year as global mega-stars without equal.
23 Jun 1966 Beatles Paperback Writer 2 10th No 1 Slight change of direction in writing, but the fans kept buying.
18 Aug 1966 Beatles Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby 4 11th No 1 Their 11th consecutive No 1; a feat never rivalled. Their next release stalled at 2.
19 Jul 1967 Beatles All You Need Is Love 3 12th No 1 Back at No 1 with a song performed live on the first worldwide satellite link up.
6 Dec 1967 Beatles Hello Goodbye 7 13th No 1 Straight-forward pop song which equalled their most weeks at the top.
27 Mar 1968 Beatles Lady Madonna 2 14th No 1 Uninspired song that stayed on the chart for a total of just eight weeks.
11 Sep 1968 Beatles Hey Jude 2 15th No 1 Single was 7 minutes long, and was at No 1 in US for nine weeks.
23 Apr 1969 Beatles Get Back 6 16th No 1 Famous for being performed live on the roof of the HMV building in London.
11 Jun 1969 Beatles The Ballad Of John & Yoko 3 17th & last No 1 Last No 1 from the Fab Four.  Now disintegrating, George & Ringo did not play on this recording.

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