It was 58 years ago today (April 4th, 1964) that the Beatles made history by holding down the Top Five positions on the Billboard 100 singles chart. Coming in at Number One was the group's current single, “Can't Buy Me Love,” followed by their cover of the Isley Brothers' “Twist And Shout,” with the Top Three rounded out by “She Loves You,” the band's second U.S. chart-topper. Coming in at Number Four was “I Want To Hold Your Hand” — the song that broke the Beatles in America along with being a seven-week chart-topper, and “Please Please Me” closing out the Top Five.
The Top Five positions were just the icing on the cake; the Beatles also occupied the following seven slots: “I Saw Her Standing There” at Number 31; “From Me To You” at Number 41; “Do You Want To Know A Secret” at Number 46; “All My Loving” — a Canadian import — at Number 58; “You Can’t Do That” at Number 65; “Roll Over Beethoven” — a Canadian import — at Number 68; and “Thank You Girl” at Number 79. Further proof of the group's unyielding popularity was the fact that the Carefrees' novelty song “We Love You Beatles” sat at Number 42 — just below the band's own “From Me To You.”
Amazingly, between February 1st and May 8th, 1964, the Beatles held down the Number One spot on the Billboard charts with “I Want To Hold Your Hand” (seven weeks), “She Loves You” (two weeks) and “Can't Buy Me Love” (five weeks).