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February 21st, 1964

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Chart Notes: The Beatles total domination of WPGC's Top Ten grows to new heights as all five of the top positions are held by the Fab Four. Joining 'I Want To Hold Your Hand', 'She Loves You' and 'Please, Please Me' at #1, #2 & #3 respectively (those three songs would go on to end the year as the #1, #2 & #4 songs on the WPGC Top 100 of 1964), two cuts from the 'Meet The Beatles' album, 'All My Lovin' and 'Till There Was You' skyrocket this week to #4 and #5.

Meanwhile, 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' keeps its grasp on the #1 position at Milt Grant's Network, WWDC, WEAM, holds steady #2 at WEEL (where the entire 'Meet The Beatles' album is in the #1 spot!), falls to #6 at WINX but at WDON where the thinking is, there just might be something to this Beatles thing, rebounds from #7 to #3.

'She Loves You', stays at #2 at Milt Grant's Network and WWDC, moves up to #2 at WEAM, claims the top spot at WINX, and appears for the first time at #4 on WDON. Incredibly, the song does not appear in the Top Ten at WEEL where it had been #8 the week before, suggesting a typo or an otherwise oversight!

In a harbinger of things to come, the first instances of non-Beatles, British Invasion tuneage appears with the Searchers debuting at #9 with 'Needles & Pins' at WEEL and Dusty Springfield's 'I Only Want To Be With You' at #10 on WINX.

On the homefront, the latest offering from Motown by the Marvelettes, 'He's A Good Guy' stalls at #6 at WUST but falls out of the Top Ten at WDON, which by now has come to the conclusion it might not be such a 'good' idea to play a song with a title promoting 'Good Guys Radio', WPGC!

As promised by the Star the previous week, the 'Predicted Hits' return this week. WPGC's pick hit of 'Don't Let The Rain Come Down (Crooked Little Man)' by the Serendipity Singers would go on to peak nationally at #6.

WPGC Music Survey Weekly Playlist - 02/21/64

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LW TW Song Title Artist Name
I Want To Hold Your Hand
She Loves You
Please Please Me
All My Lovin'
Till There Was You
Navy Blue
Diane Renay
Dawn (Go Away)
Four Seasons
California Sun
Talking About My Baby
Good News
Sam Cooke
Crooked Little Man
Serendipity Singers

WPGC Music Survey Weekly Playlist - 02/14/64
<<< Last Week Next Week >>> WPGC Music Survey Weekly Playlist - 02/28/64

Special thanks to Jack Maier for the above.


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