It was also the group's first American number one, entering the Billboard Hot chart on 18 January at number forty-five and starting the British invasion of the American music industry. By 1 February it held the number one spot — for seven weeks — before being replaced by "She Loves You", a reverse scenario of what had occurred in Britain, and remained in the US charts for a total of fifteen weeks.
Please note the text from Wikipedia is imported without editing or authentication. Starting at the song's final week at the top of the American charts, the Beatles have the all-time record of seven number-one songs in a one-year period.
It was also the first of seven songs written by Lennon—McCartney to top the US charts in —an all-time record for writing the most songs to hit number one on the US charts in the same calendar year.
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