1967: The Beatles' "All You Need Is Love", beginning with the now familiar opening to the French national anthem, "La Marseillaise", was the best selling single in America. It would top the Billboard chart a week later and reach #1 in nine other countries, including France.

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1984: Ray Parker Jr. had Billboard's number one song with "Ghostbusters". Huey Lewis would later launch a successful plagiarism suit, claiming the song was a rip-off of his "I Want a New Drug".

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1955: Two weeks after it cracked the Billboard R&B Top Ten, Chuck Berry's "Maybellene" enters the Pop chart at #23. It will peak at #5 and is now considered one of the pioneering Rock 'n' Roll singles..

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1962: The Tijuana Brass release their first single "The Lonely Bull" on A&M Records, the label formed by their leader Herb Alpert and his partner Jerry Moss. The tune will reach #6 in the US and begin a string of 19 Pop chart hits for Alpert.

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1960: 16 year old Bryan Hyland's novelty tune, "Itsy Bitsy, Teenie Weenie, Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" topped the Billboard Hot 100 and the Cash Box Best Sellers list. Songwriter Paul Vance said he got the inspiration for the song when he saw his two year old daughter at the beach in a tiny little swimsuit. The record reached #8 in the UK.

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