What was the first Beatles song to hit no.1 in the US?
By 1963, the Beatles were already a sensation in the UK. And later that year, they were beginning to gain traction in the US. So Capitol Records took notice and decided to release “I Want to Hold Your Hand” as a single from the “With The Beatles” album. It was officially released on December 26, 1963, and it hit no.1 on February 1, 1964. It is still the best-selling single of the Beatles in the United States, with over 12-million copies sold. The song was written in Jane Asher’s basement, who was Paul McCartney’s girlfriend at the time. And another amusing bit about the song was when Bob Dyalan thought they were singing “I get high,” instead of “I can’t hide.” And he was surprised when he met them that they haven’t smoked marijuanna.