This Song Was Number One 50 Years Ago

Publish Date
Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 12:18PM

If you were to guess what song was number one in 1965, it’s a pretty safe bet to guess a Beatles song.

The iconic band had 10 songs reach number one between 1964 and 1965: “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “She Loves You,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Love Me Do,” “A Hard Day’s Night, ” “I Feel Fine,” “Ticket to Ride,” “Help!,” “Yesterday,” and the song that reached number one 50 years ago, “Eight Days a Week.”

Written by Paul McCartney, “Eight Days a Week” took the band two days to record and marks the first time they used a fade effect in the intro rather than the outro.

Although it was a huge American hit, the group did not think highly of the song (with Lennon even calling it "lousy") so they never performed it live. However, McCartney decided to play it live during his 2013 Out There! Tour.