Beatles occupy the Billboard 100 top five

50 Years Ago Today:

In an achievement unlikely to ever be equalled, for the week of 4 April 1964 The Beatles occupied the top five positions of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Beginning a five-week reign, "Buy" marked the Beatles' third No. 1, directly following "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and second leader "She Loves You." No other act has linked three consecutive No. 1s in the Hot 100's 55-year history.

The chart placings were as follows, with the respective record labels in brackets:

There were also two Beatles tribute records on the list: We Love You Beatles by The Carefrees at 42, and A Letter To The Beatles by The Four Preps at 85.

In all 12 songs on the chats ALL at the same time....Impressive and likly will never be tepeated again..

Doc

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