Top Songs of 1964; #6

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Yet another Beatles song is to hit the top of the US record charts in 1964. “Can’t Buy Me Love” was hit the top spot only a little more than a month after it was recorded. The backgrounds were recorded in Paris in January and then Paul’s vocal and George’s guitar were recorded later in England.

Can’t Buy Me Love” was the top song on the Billboard Hot 100 record chart for the weeks of March 29 to May 2. It was the number one song on the Cash Box chart for the weeks of April 5 – May 9. That is 5 weeks at the top of the charts. The only Beatles songs that were on the top of the charts longer were “I Want To Hold Your Hand” at seven weeks and “Hey Jude” at nine weeks.

The week of March 29 to April 4 was a memorable week for the Beatles. They had the top 5 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The other 4 were:

  • Twist and Shout
  • She Loves You
  • I Want To Hold Your Hans
  • Please Please Me

The Beatles have an Official website that also includes a link to download songs from iTunes. (Beatles songs can not be downloaded from Amazon.)