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Old Mar 29, 2003, 01:02 PM   #1
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Default Re: Singles & LPs that kept the Beatles from No. 1

Another great list, Wolf. It's a bit funny how many times the Beatles kept themselves for reaching #1.
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Old Mar 29, 2003, 08:17 PM   #2
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Pretty interesting, thanks for this list....
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Old Mar 30, 2003, 12:10 AM   #3
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Default Singles & LPs that kept the Beatles from No. 1

SINGLES

Record Retailer Chart (Britain)

14 March 1963 (for one week)

TW LW

01 02 Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
02 03 Please Please Me - The Beatles

2 March 1967 to 16 March 1967 (for three weeks)

TW LW

01 01 Release Me - Engelbert Humperdinck
02 05 Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane - The Beatles

27 December 1967 (for three weeks)

TW LW

01 Hello Goodbye - The Beatles
02 Magical Mystery Tour (EP) - The Beatles (MMT only reached #2)

22 November 1969 (for one week)

TW LW

01 01 Sugar Sugar - Archies
02 03 (Call Me) Number One - Tremeloes
03 02 Oh Well - Fleetwood Mac
04 06 Something/Come Together - The Beatles

14 March 1970 (for one week)

TW LW

01 01 Wand`rin Star - Lee Marvin
02 NE Let It Be - The Beatles

30 October 1982 (for one week)

01 01 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me - Culture Club
02 09 Annie, I`m Not Your Daddy - Kid Creole & The Coconuts
03 03 Starmaker - Kids From "Fame"
04 05 Love Me Do - The Beatles

16 December 1995 (for one week)

TW LW

01 01 Earth Song - Michael Jackson
02 NE Free As A Bird - The Beatles

Billboard Hot 100

14 March 1964 (for one week)

TW LW

01 01 I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
02 02 She Loves You - The Beatles
03 04 Please Please Me - The Beatles (PPM only reached #3)

21 March 1964 (for one week)

TW LW

01 02 She Loves You - The Beatles
02 01 I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
03 03 Please Please Me - The Beatles

4 April 1964 to 25 April 1964 (for four weeks)

TW LW

01 27 Can`t Buy Me Love - The Beatles
02 03 Twist And Shout - The Beatles (T&S only reached #2)

9 May 1964 (for one week)

TW LW

01 02 Hello Dolly! - Louis Armstrong
02 03 Do You Want To Know A Secret? - The Beatles

26 March 1966 (for one week)

TW LW

01 01 The Ballad Of The Green Berets - Ssgt. Barry Sadler
02 02 19th Nervous Breakdown - The Rolling Stones
03 04 Nowhere Man - The Beatles

17 September 1966 (for one week)

TW LW

01 01 You Can`t Hurry Love - The Supremes
02 03 Yellow Submarine - The Beatles

20 April 1968 (for one week)

TW LW

01 01 Honey - Bobby Goldsboro
02 02 Young Girl - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
03 04 Cry Like A Baby - Box Tops
04 06 Lady Madonna - The Beatles

27 April 1968 (for two weeks)

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01 01 Honey - Bobby Goldsboro
02 03 Cry Like A Baby - Box Tops
03 02 Young Girl - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
04 04 Lady Madonna - The Beatles

ALBUMS

Record Retailer Albums Chart (Britain)

12 May 1973 to 9 June 1973 (for five weeks)

TW LW

01 01 Aladdin Sane - David Bowie
02 16 The Beatles/1967-70 - The Beatles
03 15 The Beatles/1962-66 - The Beatles

2 October 1993 (for one week)

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01 02 Bat Out Of Hell II - Back Into Hell - Meat Loaf
01 02 In Utero - Nirvana
03 NE The Beatles/1967-70 - The Beatles
04 NE The Beatles/1962-66 - The Beatles

2 December 1995

01 01 Robson & Jerome - Robson & Jerome
02 NE Anthology I - The Beatles

Billboard Top 200

22 February 1964 to 18 April 1964 (for nine weeks)

01 01 Meet The Beatles! - The Beatles
02 05 Introducing The Beatles - The Beatles (ITB only reached #2)

29 August 1964 to 24 October 1964 (for nine weeks)

TW LW

01 01 A Hard Day`s Night - The Beatles
02 ?? Something New - The Beatles (SN only reached #2)

1 March 1969 to 8 March 1969 (for one week)

TW LW

01 01 The Beatles - The Beatles
02 03 Yellow Submarine - The Beatles (YS only reached #2)

8 March 1969 to 15 March 1969 (for one week)

TW LW

01 03 Witchita Lineman - Glen Campbell
02 02 Yellow Submarine - The Beatles

28 March 1970 to 18 April 1970 (for four weeks)

TW LW

01 01 Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
02 03 Hey Jude - The Beatles

The Beatles had two other #2 albums in Billboard`s Top 200: "Rock`n`Roll Music" (which entered the charts on 26 June 1976 and spent two weeks at No. 2) and "The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl" (which entered on 21 May 1977 and also spent two weeks at No. 2), unfortunately I don`t know which albums were at No. 1, as I don`t have the weekly albums list for the 1970s. Contenders are: "Black And Blue", Rolling Stones, "Wings At The Speed Of Sound", Wings (I think it was actually Paul that kept "Rock`N`Roll" from reaching No. 1!!), or "Presence" by Led Zeppelin. What kept "Hollywood Bowl" at No. 2 was "Rumours" by Fleetwood Mac.
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Old Mar 30, 2003, 08:43 AM   #4
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The Beatles could`ve had two additional No. 1 singles and three additional No. 1 albums in Billboard if they hadn`t stood in their own way so often!!
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Old Nov 10, 2009, 09:35 AM   #5
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I Am The Walrus was included in the MMT ep and was also the B-side of Hello Goodbye.
There can't be many tracks that were at #1 AND #2 in the charts in the same week! (Nov 22, 1967.)
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