54 Years Ago, The Beatles Set One Hell Of A Record – You Won’t Believe Who Just Ruined It

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Artist’s New Record Breaks Record Previously Held By Beatles

They held onto it for 54 years.

Now, in the blink of an eye, The Beatles have lost the historic record they set in 1964 – to Canadian rapper Drake.

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That’s right, folks. Drake’s new record Scorpion has set a record of its own with a whopping 7 simultaneous singles on Billboard’s Top 10, eclipsing the record previously set by The Beatles in 1964 when they racked up 5 simultaneous singles.

The Fab 4 went down in history the week of April 4, 1964 when they locked down Billboard’s Top 5 with “Can’t Buy Me Love” (#1), “Twist and Shout” (#2), “She Loves You” (#3), “I Want To Hold Your Hand” (#4) and “Please Please Me” (#5) inside of a week.


On its own, “Can’t Buy Me Love” embarked on a five-week reign of terror at the #1 spot on the charts, securing the third of three #1 hits behind “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “She Loves You”; it even broke a record of its own when it jumped from #27 to #1, a record broken in 2002 when American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson soared from #52 to #1 with her chart-topping ballad “A Moment Like This”.


But all is not lost.

Drake may have snatched away The Beatles’ cushy 54-year record like a thief in the night, but they’re still the reigning kings of the charts. After all; The Beatles were the ones that paved the way with their meteoric rise to fame and the top of the charts!

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