1. When "Kokomo" went to No. 1 in November 1988, it gave the Beach Boys the longest span of chart-toppers in the history of the Billboard Hot 100. Some 24 years and four months had elapsed between the time "I Get Around" achieved pole position in 1964 and the coronation of "Kokomo." That beat the previous record of 23 years, 11 months and two weeks set by George Harrison with the time span between "My Sweet Lord" to "Got My Mind Set on You." The current record-holder is Cher, with 33 years, seven months and three weeks between "I Got You Babe" in 1965 and "Believe" in 1999.
2. "Kokomo" also put Terry Melcher in the record books with the second-longest span of Hot 100 No. 1s for a producer at the time: 23 years, four months and one week between the Byrds' "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "Kokomo," right behind Quincy Jones with 25 years, one month and one week between Lesley Gore's "It's My Party" and Michael Jackson's "Dirty Diana."