The Beatles' 50 Biggest Billboard Hits

The Beatles at the BBC Television Studios in London before the start of their world tour, June 17, 1966.
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As The Beatles make their debut on streaming services on Dec. 24, what better time to tally up the Fab Four's biggest singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart?

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The quartet -- George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr -- made their Billboard chart debut on the Hot 100 dated Jan. 18, 1964 with "I Want To Hold Your Hand." The single would quickly become their first No. 1, sailing to the top on Feb. 1, 1964.

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The group racked up a record total of 20 No. 1s, including such classics as "Hey Jude," "A Hard Day's Night" and "Let It Be." The Beatles' impact on the Hot 100 was so huge, in 2015 they were named as the top-performing act in the chart's history.

The Beatles' 50 Biggest Billboard Hits is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 chart. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least. To ensure equitable representation of the biggest hits from each era, certain time frames were weighted to account for the difference between turnover rates from those years.

  1. 50

    "Act Naturally" (1965) Hot 100 Peak: 47, Debut Date: 9/25/1965

  2. 49

    "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party" (1964) Hot 100 Peak: 39, Debut Date: 2/20/1965

  3. 48

    "Baby You're A Rich Man" (1967) Hot 100 Peak: 34, Debut Date: 7/29/1967

  4. 47

    "Real Love" (1996) Hot 100 Peak: 11, Debut Date: 3/23/1996

  5. 46

    "Thank You Girl" (1963) Hot 100 Peak: 35, Debut Date: 4/4/1964

  6. 45

    "My Bonnie (My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean)" (1961) Hot 100 Peak: 26, Debut Date: 2/15/1964

  7. 44

    "Slow Down" (1964) Hot 100 Peak: 25, Debut Date: 9/5/1964

  8. 43

    "I'll Cry Instead" (1964) Hot 100 Peak: 25, Debut Date: 8/1/1964

  9. 42

    "Rain" (1966) Hot 100 Peak: 23, Debut Date: 6/11/1966

  10. 41

    "Ain't She Sweet" (1964) Hot 100 Peak: 19, Debut Date: 7/18/1964

  11. 40

    "Matchbox" (1964) Hot 100 Peak: 17, Debut Date: 9/5/1964

  12. 39

    "Free As A Bird" (1995) Hot 100 Peak: 6, Debut Date: 12/30/1995

  13. 38

    "Eleanor Rigby" (1966) Hot 100 Peak: 11, Debut Date: 8/26/1966

  14. 37

    "And I Love Her" (1964) Hot 100 Peak: 12, Debut Date: 7/25/1964

  15. 36

    "I Saw Her Standing There" (1963) Hot 100 Peak: 12, Debut Date: 2/8/1964

  16. 35

    "The Beatles Movie Medley" (1982) Hot 100 Peak: 12, Debut Date: 3/27/1982

  17. 34

    "P.S. I Love You" (1962, 1964) Hot 100 Peak: 10, Debut Date: 5/9/1964

  18. 33

    "Strawberry Fields Forever" (1967) Hot 100 Peak: 8, Debut Date: 2/25/1967

  19. 32

    "Revolution" (1968) Hot 100 Peak: 12, Debut Date: 9/14/1968

  20. 31

    "She's A Woman" (1964) Hot 100 Peak: 4, Debut Date: 12/5/1964

  21. 30

    "Something" (1969) Hot 100 Peak: 3, Peak Date: 10/18/1969

  22. 29

    "Day Tripper" (1965) Hot 100 Peak: 5, Peak Date: 12/18/1965

  23. 28

    "The Ballad of John and Yoko" (1969) Hot 100 Peak: 8, Peak Date: 6/4/1969

  24. 27

    "Nowhere Man" (1966) Hot 100 Peak: 3, Peak Date: 6/5/1966

  25. 26

    "Do You Want To Know A Secret" (1963) Hot 100 Peak: 2, Peak Date: 3/28/1964

  26. 25

    "Yellow Submarine" (1966) Hot 100 Peak: 2, Peak Date: 8/20/1966

  27. 24

    "Penny Lane" (1967) Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 2/25/1967

  28. 23

    "Got To Get You Into My Life" (1966) Hot 100 Peak: 7, Peak Date: 6/12/1976

  29. 22

    "Lady Madonna" (1968) Hot 100 Peak: 4, Peak Date: 3/23/1968

  30. 21

    "Eight Days A Week" (1964) Hot 100 Peak: 1 (2 weeks), Peak Date: 2/20/1965

  31. 20

    "The Long And Winding Road / For You Blue" (1970) Hot 100 Peak: 1 (2 weeks), Peak Date: 5/23/1970

  32. 19

    "Paperback Writer" (1966) Hot 100 Peak: 1 (2 weeks), Peak Date: 6/11/1966

  33. 18

    "Please Please Me" (1963) Hot 100 Peak: 3, Peak Date: 2/1/1964

  34. 17

    "Ticket To Ride" (1965) Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 4/24/1965

  35. 16

    "Love Me Do" (1964) Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 4/11/1964

  36. 15

    "All You Need Is Love" (1967) Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 7/22/1967

  37. 14

    "Help!" (1965) Hot 100 PeaK: 1 (3 Weeks), Peak Date: 8/7/1965

  38. 13

    "Twist and Shout" (1964) Hot 100 Peak: 2, Peak Date: 3/14/1964

  39. 12

    "Yesterday" (1965) Hot 100 Peak: 1 (4 weeks), Peak Date: 9/25/1965

  40. 11

    "I Feel Fine" (1964) Hot 100 Peak: 1 (3 weeks), Peak Date: 12/5/1964

  41. 10

    "Can't Buy Me Love" (1964) Hot 100 Peak: 1 (5 weeks), Peak Date: 3/28/64

  42. 9

    "We Can Work It Out" (1965) Hot 100 Peak: 1 (3 weeks), Peak Date: 12/18/65

  43. 8

    "A Hard Day's Night" (1964) Hot 100 Peak: 1 (2 weeks), Peak Date: 7/18/64

  44. 7

    "Hello Goodbye" (1967) Hot 100 Peak: 1 (3 weeks), Peak Date: 12/2/67

  45. 6

    "Come Together / Something" (1969) Hot 100 Peak: 1, Peak Date: 10/18/69

  46. 5

    "Let It Be" (1970) Hot 100: 1 (2 weeks), Peak Date: 3/21/70

  47. 4

    "Get Back" (1969) Hot 100 Peak: 1 (5 weeks), Peak Date: 5/10/69

  48. 3

    "She Loves You" (1963) Hot 100 Peak: 1 (2 weeks), Peak Date: 1/25/64

  49. 2

    "I Want To Hold Your Hand" (1963) Hot 100 Peak: 1 (7 weeks), 1/18/64

  50. 1

    "Hey Jude" (1968) Hot 100 Peak: 1 (9 weeks), Peak Date: 9/28/68