The Beatles were extremely successful in a relatively short period of time, selling 600 million units worldwide, even though they had only been together for 10 years. During Christmas, her songs were part of the landscape for some time, and her singles topped the charts during the holiday season. But what were the Beatles songs that got the coveted Christmas title number one?
The Beatles really cracked the formula for Christmas Number Ones, but honestly, they did it without adding any festive fare to their songs.
While many people release songs with a festive theme this time of year to try to get to the top of December, this wasn’t the go for the Beatles, whose songs were part of their usual release schedule.
The Beatles got Christmas number one four times in their careers, which is an incredible achievement as the band only released music together from 1962 to 1970.
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The first was I Want To Hold Your Hand, released in 1963, followed by I Feel Fine in 1964.
I’d like to hold your hand, had received over a million pre-orders for copies at the time of its release, meaning it went straight to number one and its chart rivals lagged behind them.
Not only did the song dominate the Christmas charts, it was at the top of the charts for five weeks and stayed in the top 50 for a total of 21 weeks.
It was also the second highest-ranking single of the 1960s, behind another Beatles track, She Loves You.
I feel good, and not only took first place in Great Britain and took the top spot in the USA, Ireland, the Netherlands, Canada and Sweden, among others.
It was also the fifth largest single in the UK in the 1960s, showing how the band really had a monopoly at the time.
Her third number one Christmas single was Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out in 1965 – her third Christmas hit in a row.
Day Tripper was written primarily by John Lennon, while We Can Work It Out was written by both John and Sir Paul McCartney in a more even collaboration, which was quite rare in the band’s career at the time.
The song was released as a double A-side, which means that both singles were the lead track rather than an A-side single and a B-side.
This was one of the earliest examples of the double A-side in the UK and it went down well, becoming the UK’s 7th largest single in the 1960s.
The Beatles’ Christmas Throne was stolen from them in 1966 by none other than Sir Tom Jones, who rose to fame with the band.
Sir Tom received Christmas number one with Green, Green Grass of Home in 1966, just two years after his first hit, It’s Not Unusual.
Those two years were incredible for Sir Tom, who sang the James Bond theme song for Thunderball in 1965 and met his idol Elvis Presley.
Not long later the Beatles came back and got their fourth and last Christmas number one in 1967: Hello, goodbye.
This song was mainly written by Sir Paul and was partnered with John’s I Am The Walrus who acted as the B-side.
Hello, Goodbye topped the charts in many English speaking countries and other countries but was likely a bittersweet win for the band as it was the first release since their manager Brian Epstein’s death on Jan.. August 1967 was.
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