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Surprise Challenger Ends Beatles’ Reign Atop Pop Charts

May 9th, 2016

The Beatles held the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 since “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” in early February. The streak continued for three and a half solid months—longer than any popular artist before or since. During that time, the Fab Four earned three consecutive #1 singles and all five spots in the top five in early April plus a total of 14 songs in the Billboard Hot 100 in mid-April (all records). But just when it seemed that no homegrown act would ever stand up to the British invaders, one of least likely American stars imaginable proved himself equal to the task. On May 9, 1964, the great Louis Armstrong, age 63, broke the Beatles’ stranglehold on the U.S. pop charts with the #1 hit “Hello Dolly.”




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