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This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1964, The Beatles Held the Entire Top Five on the Hot 100

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The Beatles

Plus, remembering feats by Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis & Crazy Town.

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

April 1, 1989
30 years ago: After scoring a string of uptempo hits including "Manic Monday," "Walk Like an Egyptian" and "Hazy Shade of Winter," The Bangles proved their way around a ballad, too, as "Eternal Flame" hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100.

April 2, 2005
Original American Idol queen Kelly Clarkson began her longest reign at No. 1 on Billboard's Pop Songs chart, as "Since U Been Gone" spent its first of seven weeks at No. 1.

April 3, 2004
15 years ago: Kenny Chesney and Uncle Kracker's party anthem "When the Sun Goes Down" logged its first of five weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.

April 4, 1964
55 years ago: The Fab Four's fab five: Songs by The Beatles infused the Billboard Hot 100's entire top five, the only week that an act has monopolized the chart's top five positions. "Can't Buy Me Love" zoomed 27-1, followed by "Twist and Shout" (3-2), "She Loves You" (1-3), "I Want to Hold Your Hand" (2-4) and "Please Please Me" (4-5). The headline on page 1 of Billboard that week: "Chart Crawls With Beatles."

The closest anyone has come to the matching the feat? Ariana Grande became the only act other than The Beatles to claim the top three in a week, when "7 Rings," "Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored" and "Thank U, Next" ranked at Nos. 1, 2 and 3, respectively, on the Hot 100 dated Feb. 23.

April 5, 2008
Leona Lewis' debut smash "Bleeding Love" spent its first of four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

April 6, 1991
Garth Brooks dealt the third Hot Country Songs No. 1 from his sophomore album No Fences, as "Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House" rose 2-1.

April 7, 2001
Rap-rockers Crazy Town soared to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Butterfly." The song had previously topped Alternative Songs for two weeks.