This Week In Billboard Chart History: The Beatles Defined The Summer Of 'Love'

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Beatles on a photocall for the 'Our World' broadcast.

This week in 1967, the Fab Four reigned with an anthem for its age – and the ages. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift and Huey Lewis & the News

Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history

Aug. 18, 2001
Alicia Keys made a grand entrance on the Billboard Hot 100, as her debut smash "Fallin' " began a six-week reign.

Aug. 19, 1967
The Summer of Love's quintessential theme song, the Beatles' "All You Need Is Love," topped the Billboard Hot 100. The song was first performed by the band on "Our World," a celebration of artists from 19 countries and the first live global TV link. The special (on June 25, 1967), drew more than 400 million viewers.

Aug. 20, 1988
In a decade known for high-energy, polished pop production, singer/songwriter Tracy Chapman rode into the Billboard Hot 100's top 10 with her folk tale of urban despair (and hope), "Fast Car." The song, which went on to peak at No. 6, spurred three 1989 Grammy Award wins for Chapman, including best new artist.

Aug. 21, 1993
Tina Turner's biopic "What's Got to Do With It" produced her first Adult Contemporary No. 1: "I Don't Wanna Fight" continued its seven-week command 21 years ago today.

Aug. 22, 2009
Five years ago this week, Taylor Swift took over atop Hot Country Songs with "You Belong With Me," her fourth of seven leaders on the survey.

Aug. 23, 1969
The Rolling Stones scored their fifth and final Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 of the '60s (of eight overall) with "Honky Tonk Women."

Aug. 24, 1985
Let's go Back to the Future: Huey Lewis & the News topped the Billboard Hot 100 with "The Power of Love," their theme from the Michael J. Fox time-travel blockbuster.


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