Eight Days A Week • Beatles US single

USA vinyl single Eight Days A Week b/w I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party

‘Eight Days A Week’ USA single – front cover
Front cover
‘Eight Days A Week’ USA single – back cover
Back cover
‘Eight Days A Week’ USA single – Capitol record label
Record label
  • Label: Capitol 5371 MONO
  • Released: 15th February 1965
  • Sales figures: over 1 million; Certified Gold – 16th September 1965
  • Peak position for ‘Eight Days A Week’:
    Billboard – #1;
    Cashbox – #1;
    Record World – #1
  • Weeks at No.1: 2 – from 13th March 1965
  • Weeks in chart: 10 – from 20th February 1965
  • Peak position for ‘I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party’:
    Billboard – #39;
    Cashbox – #83;
    Record World – Didn’t enter
  • Weeks in chart: 6 – from 20th February 1965

When Capitol compiled ‘Beatles ’65’ they only used eight of the fourteen songs from ‘Beatles For Sale’. They held the rest back for ‘Beatles VI’ and this single.

The song knocked The Temptations’ ‘My Girl’ off the top of the charts, and was dethroned by The Supremes’ ‘Stop! In The Name Of Love’.

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