Best of The Beatles Accomplishments

The Top Ten

1 Held Top 5 Positions On The Billboard Charts (U.S.) (1964)

1. Can't Buy Me Love, 2. Twist And Shout, 3. She Loves You, 4. I Want To Hold Your Hand, 5. Please Please Me - westofohio

This is the one world record that will never be beating! Also that year on the Australian charts they actually had the top 6 on the charts - westofohio

I think they should change the rule on this. I think if your bands song is preventing another of your bands songs from hitting #1 it should be #1 too. So if your have the top 2 songs on the charts, then both songs should be #1 - westofohio

If This ever happens again. The group or artist that breaks the record is going to be bad ass, but I don't think it will ever happen again. The closest will be Top 3 someday. - westofohio

2 Highest Selling Band Ever

The Beatles are officially the highest-selling music artistes of all time, having sold over a billion copies under their name.

Seriously guys? Not even the top 10? - ultrablastic123

The Beatles deserved what they got, they have been working so hard for their fame.

Amazing if its all true

3 Most Songs In Top 40 At One Time (12) (1964)

There will never be a group like the beatles again they were once in a lifetime group.

4 First To Have A Promotional Video (1966)
5 Most #1 Albums

Not an easy task...

6 First Performance On The First Satellite Hook Up Around The World (1967)

They Performed "All You Need Is Love" - westofohio

7 Are the #2 selling artist of the 21st Century, over 40 years after they broke up.
8 Most #1 Hits In One Year (6) (1964) (U.S.)

I Want To Hold Your Hand, She Loves You, Can't Buy Me Love, A Hard Days Night, Love Me Do, I Feel Fine - westofohio

They actually had 7 if you count "A World Without Love" by Peter And Gordon which was written by Paul McCartney hit #1. In the U.K. that song and "I'll Be On My Way" by Bill J. Kramer also written by Paul McCartney both hit #1 - westofohio

They actually have the 2nd place too in history with 5 in 1965 - westofohio

9 First To Have Backwards Music In Songs
10 Most #1 Singles (20) (U.S.)

All these accomplishments in less than 7 years of recording together.

Any group would be glad to have just one or two, 20 amazing!

The Contenders

11 Top 2 Selling Songs In 1964

1. I Want To Hold Your Hand & 2. Can't Buy Me Love - westofohio

1. I Want to hold your hand and 2. She Loves You

12 35 #1 Albums World Wide
13 Have a #1 Album In 2006

I think I the Beatles are the best

14 Having a #1 After They Split Up
15 Biggest T.V. Audience Twice (1964)

Performance Live on The Ed Sullivan Show twice - westofohio

16 Most #1 Billboard Songs (20) (U.S.)
17 Having Top Groups Quit In 1964 After Beatles Come On Scene
18 Most Covered Song In History With "Yesterday"

Over 4,000 artists have covered this song, great lyrics...simple and rememberable!

19 Fastest Selling CD of All-Time With "The Beatles 1" 13 Million Copies In 4 Weeks
20 They Held the Top 2 Spots On the Billboard Charts for 10 Weeks In February - April 1964
21 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014
22 EP "Twist And Shout" spent 63 weeks at #1 (Longest at #1 in History)
23 17 Number One Hits in 6 Years
24 25 Grammy Award Nominations (Won 8)
25 38 #1 Hits World Wide
26 Being Simultaneously Famous and Amazing

I personally don't think this happens very often.

27 First to break the radio limit of 3 minutes, 50 seconds per song with Hey Jude running time clocked at 7 minutes, eleven seconds.
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