Today marks 50 years since The Beatles broke up on April 10, 1970. During their eight years as a band, The Beatles had 20 No. 1 hits, and 34 Top 10 hits on the Billboard chart.

Forming in 1962 and breaking up in 1970, not only did The Beatles' top songs, like "Hey Jude" and "Come Together," peak at number one, they also spent months on the charts.

The Beatles Songs That Reached No. 1 on the Charts

  • Hey Jude
  • Come Together
  • I Want to Hold Your Hand
  • She Loves You
  • Let it Be
  • Love Me Do
  • Help!
  • A Hard Day's Night
  • We Can Work it Out
  • Get Back
  • All You Need is Love
  • Yesterday
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Hello Goodbye
  • I Feel Fine
  • The Long And Winding Road/For You Blue
  • Penny Lane
  • Can't Buy Me Love
  • Paperback Writer
  • Eight Days a Week

"Hey Jude" was The Beatles' number one hit that spent the longest on the charts. "Hey Jude" reached No. 1 on September 28, 1968, and spent 19 weeks on the charts. The second-longest No. 1 Beatles hit was "Come Together," which reached No. 1 on November 29, 1969, and spent 16 weeks on the charts.

"I Want to Hold Your Hand" reached No. 1 on February 1, 1964, and "She Loves You" reached No. 1 on March 21, 1964, and both hits spent 15 weeks on the charts.

"Let It Be" reached No. 1 on April 11, 1970, and "Love Me Do" reached No. 1 on May 30, 1964, and spent both songs were on the charts for 14 weeks.

Left to Right: Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, members of The Beatles.Fiona Adams/Getty

"Help!" reached No. 1 on September 4, 1965, and "A Hard Day's Night" reached No. 1 on August 1, 1964, and both spent 13 weeks on the charts.

"We Can Work it Out," which reached No. 1 on January 8, 1966, and "Get Back," which reached No. 1 on May 24, 1969, were both on the charts for 12 weeks.

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The Beatles had five No. 1 hits that were on the charts for 11 weeks, which were "All You Need is Love," which reached No. 1 on August 19, 1967, "Yesterday," which reached No. 1 on October 9, 1965, "Ticket to Ride," which reached No. 1 on May 22, 1965, "Hello Goodbye," which reached No. 1 on December 30, 1967, and "I Feel Fine," which reached No. 1 on December 26, 1964.

The Beatles also had five No. 1 hits that were on the charts for 10 weeks, which were "The Long And Winding Road/For You Blue," which reached No. 1 on June 13, 1970, "Penny Lane, "which reached No. 1 on March 18, 1967, "Can't Buy Me Love," which reached No. 1 on April 4, 1964, "Paperback Writer," which reached No. 1 on June 25, 1966, and "Eight Days a Week," which reached No. 1 on March 13, 1965.