The Beatles’ diary -- 4th April 1964

Saturday, 4th April 1964

UK singles chart
  1. Can’t Buy Me Love – The Beatles
  2. Little Children – Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas
  3. Just One Look – The Hollies
  4. Not Fade Away – The Rolling Stones
  5. I Love You Because – Jim Reeves
UK albums chart
  1. With The Beatles – The Beatles
  2. Please Please Me – The Beatles
  3. Stay With The Hollies – The Hollies
  4. West Side Story – Original Soundtrack
  5. Meet The Searchers – The Searchers

The Beatles achieved the greatest-ever domination of the American chart by getting twelve songs in the Hot 100. The songs (and their positions) were: 1) Can’t Buy Me Love; 2) Twist And Shout; 3) She Loves You; 4) I Want To Hold Your Hand; 5) Please Please Me; 31) I Saw Her Standing There; 41) From Me To You; 46) Do You Want To Know A Secret; 58) All My Loving; 65) You Can’t Do That; 68) Roll Over Beethoven, and 79) Thank You Girl. And two weeks later they were joined by: 74) There’s A Place, and 81) Love Me Do. (And they also had numbers 1 and 2 in the album chart!) The chances of this ever being beaten is zero – for one very good reason. No sane record company would ever allow it to happen, because each song was eating up the other’s sales. But because of the corporate quarrels that …

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