The Beatles Earn First No. 1 On Billboard Airplay Chart In Over 50 Years

The Beatles have earned their first No. 1 on a Billboard airplay chart in over half a century thanks to “Now and Then.”

“Now and Then” rose from No. 2 to the top spot on Billboard‘s Adult Alternative Airplay tally dated December 9.

The song is The Beatles’ first No. 1 on the chart, which began in 1996. The band previously peaked at No. 11 with “Free as a Bird” that year.

The last time the band scored a No. 1 on a Billboard radio chart was 1970, when “Let It Be” ruled Adult Contemporary for four weeks in April.

“Now and Then” was released on November 2, 2023. Dubbed “the last Beatles song,” it appeared on a double A-side single, paired with a new stereo remix of the band’s first single, “Love Me Do” (1962), with the two serving as “bookends” to the band’s history.

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