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April 11, 2016by emilylowe0

Today we celebrate a record set by The Beatles. On this day in 1964, The Beatles set a record when 14 of the Billboard Top 100 songs are theirs.

Music History Monday: April 11

Today we celebrate a record set by The Beatles.

On this day in 1964, The Beatles set a record when 14 of the Billboard Top 100 songs are theirs.

The songs (and their positions)  that claimed 14% of the Top 100 chart  the week of April 11- April 17 were as follows:

1.) “Can’t Buy Me Love”
2.) “Twist and Shout”
4.) “She Loves You”
7.) “I Want to Hold Your Hand”
9.) “Please Please Me”
14.) “Do You Want to Know a Secret?”
38.) “I Saw Her Standing There”
48.) “You Can’t Do That”
50.) “All My Loving”
52.) “From Me to You”
61.) “Thank You Girl”
74.) “There’s a Place”
78.) “Roll Over Beethoven”
81.) “Love Me Do”

12 of these songs were written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, the exceptions being “Twist and Shout” (Bert Russell and Phil Medley) and “Roll Over Beethoven” (Chuck Berry).

Even more impressive is that this record was not matched until March 7, 2015 by Drake’s album If You’re Reading This You’re Too Late which charted 14 songs simultaneously.

The record was not beaten until November of 2015, when Justin Bieber charted 17 songs simultaneously from the release of Purpose.

 

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