Louis Armstrong’s ‘Hello Dolly’ Dethrones the Beatles’ ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ In 1964 | Chart Rewind

On today’s episode of Billboard‘s Chart Rewind, jazz musician Louis Armstrong dethrones The Beatles’ “Can’t Buy Me Love” and earns his first No. 1 with “Hello Dolly” on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1964.

Tetris Kelly:
Louis Armstrong stops The Beatles in this week’s chart rewind. We head all the way back to 1964. The New Orleans-born trumpeter hit No. 1 on the Hot 100 with “Hello Dolly,” stopping 14 straight weeks of The Beatles at the top of the chart, rising up over the band’s “Can’t Buy Me Love.” Despite Beatlemania, “Hello Dolly” rose to the top in part thanks to the musical that was popular at the time. The song spent one week at the top and was his only Hot 100 No. 1.

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