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Music the Week The Beatles First Hit Number One
by Alex Cosper (12/22/12)

The Beatles had been hitting the British charts since 1962. Their first big hit in America was "I Want To Hold Your Hand," which first hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 the week ending February 1, 1964. The Beatles had other records on the chart as well. It was the first of twenty number one hits in their career.


The Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand
Leslie Gore - You Don't Own Me
Marketts - Out of Limits
Trashmen - Surfin' Bird
Rip Chords - Hey Little Cobra


Kingsmen - Louie Louie
Bobby Vinton - There! I've Said It Again
Mermaids - Popsicles and Icicles
Bobby Rydell - Forget Him
Jan & Dean - Drag City
Nino Tempo & April Stevens - Whispering
Brenda Lee - As Usual
Shirley Ellis - The Nitty Gritty
Lenny Welch - Since I Fell For You
Joey Powers - Midnight Mary
The Singing Nun - Dominique
Martha and The Vandellas - Quicksand
Johnny Tillotson - Talk Back Trembling Lips
Ray Charles - That Lucky Old Sun
Marvin Gaye - Can I Get a Witness


Major Lance - Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um
Dionne Warwick - Anyone Who Had A Heart
Rick Nelson - For You
Impressions - Talking About My Baby
Tams - What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am)
Tymes - Somewhere
Chubby Checker - Hooka Tooka
Andy Williams - A Fool Never Learns
Al Hirt - Java
Ronettes - Baby I Love You
Cliff Richard - It's All In The Game
Dale Ward - Letter From Sherry
Rivieras - California Sun
Sammy Davis, Jr. - The Shelter of Your Arms


The Beatles - She Loves You
Patti LaBelle and Her Blue Belles - You'll Never Walk Alone
Dale & Grace - Stop and Think It Over
Dixiebelles - Southtown, U.S.A.
Tommy Roe - Come On
James Brown and His Famous Flames - Oh Baby Don't You Weep
Bobby Goldsboro - See The Funny Little Clown
Gene Pitney - That Girl Belongs To Yesterday
Brook Benton - Going Going Gone
Skeeter Davis - He Says The Same Things To Me
Drifters - Vaya Con Dios
Freddie Cannon - Abigail Beecher
The Beatles - Please Please Me
Dusty Springfield - I Only Want To Be With You
4 Seasons - Dawn
Sam Cooke - Good News
Al Martino - I Love You More and More Every Day
Pete Seeger - Little Boxes
Rufus Thomas - Can Your Monkey Do The Dog
Bobby Vee - Stranger In Your Arms
Little Peggy March - (I'm Watching) Every Little Move You Make
Orlons - Shimmy Shimmy
Etta James - Baby What You Want Me To Do
Pyramids - Penetration
Hank Williams, Jr. - Long Gone Lonesome Blues


Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs - Daisy Petal Pickin'
Supremes - When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes
Jack Jones - Wives and Lovers
Cookies - Girls Grow Up Faster Than Boys
Henry Mancini & His Orchestra - Charade
Steve & Eydie - I Can't Stop Talking About You
Baja Marimba Band - Comin' In The Back Door
Jerry Butler - Need To Belong
Bob & Earl - Harlem Shuffle
Mary Wells - What's Easy For Two Is Hard For One
Girlfriends - My One and Only Jimmy Boy
Ginny Arnell - Dumb Head
Tony Bennett - The Little Boy
Connie Francis - In The Summer of His Years
Gloria Lynn - I Wish You Love
Shirelles - Tonight You're Gonna Fall In Love With Me
Brooks O'Dell - Watch Your Step
Betty Everett - You're No Good
Otis Redding - Pain In My Heart
Fats Domino - Who Cares
Marvelettes - As Long As I Know He's Mine
Crescents - Pink Dominoes
Santo & Johnny - I'll Remember (In The Still of The Night)
Diane Renay - Navy Blue
Timmy Shaw - Gonna Send You Back To Georgia
Barbara Lewis - Puppy Love
Angels - Wow Wow Wee
Sapphires - Who Do You Love
Frank Sinatra - Stay With Me


Dream Academy - Life In a Northern Town
George Harrison - All Those Years Ago
George Harrison - When We Was Fab

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