Special Sub-Topic: The Beatles: All By Themselves
|Everyone knows that after The Beatles disbanded in April of 1970, Paul McCartney had, arguably, the greatest success of all the group's members, and his nine number one hits and thirteen other top ten entries on the U.S. Billboard charts support this statement. But, can you tell me which ex-Beatle had the second most number one hits on the U.S. charts according to Billboard from 1970-1989? |
George Harrison. George Harrison had the second most number one hits during that timespan with three. They were "My Sweet Lord" (1970), "Give Me Love" (1973), and "(I've Got) My Mind Set On You" (1987).
|In 1973, three of the four ex-Beatles had a number one hit on the U.S. Billboard pop chart. Which ex-member was the only one who missed out on making it to the top that year?|
John Lennon. John Lennon was the only Beatle not to have had a number one hit that year. The closet he got was number 18 with the song "Mind Games".
|After the group disbanded in 1970, which ex-member was the first to have a number one hit on the U.S. Billborad pop chart?|
George Harrison. George Harrison was the first member of the band to have had a number one hit in the U.S., in 1970, with "My Sweet Lord".
|For most of the decade of the 1970s, an ex-Beatle managed to have at least one song go to number one on the U.S. Billboard pop chart. How many years during that ten year span did this incident not occur?|
3. No member of the group managed to record a number one hit on the U.S. Billboard pop chart for the years 1972, 1977, and 1979.
|Paul McCartney had a top 40 hit on the U.S. Billboard pop chart every year from 1970-1986, except one. In which year did McCartney not place a song in the top 40 on the U.S. Billboard pop chart?|
1981. McCartney missed charting, in 1981. He made up for the miss in 1982, however, when he charted three times with "Take It Away", which went to number 10, "The Girl Is Mine", which he sang with Michael Jackson and got as high as number two, and his duet with Stevie Wonder, "Ebony and Ivory", which stayed at number one for seven weeks.
|All four ex-members had at least one top 20 hit on the U.S. Billboard pop chart during the 1980's.|
F. While all the former Beatles had at least one top 40 hit on the U.S. Billboard pop chart during the decade of the 1980's, Ringo Starr was the only one who did not place a song in the top 20 during that time period. His highest charting song came in 1981, with "Wrack My Brain", which only got as high as number 38.
|Which former member of the band was the only one to have placed two number one hits on the U.S. Billboard pop chart in the same year?|
Ringo Starr. Often called the "least talented" member of the group, Ringo Starr had a decent solo career during the first half of the 1970s. Not only did he have five top ten hits on the U.S. Billboard pop chart between 1971-1975, but in 1973, he accomplished something that not even the group's most successful member (arguably), Paul McCartney, had done by having two songs go to number one on the U.S. Billboard pop chart in the same year. The songs were "You're 16" and "Photograph".
|Which of the following songs by John Lennon made it all the way to number one on the U.S. Billboard pop chart?|
Whatever Gets You Thru the Night. With Elton John supplying the backing vocals, John Lennon's "Whatever Gets You Thru the Night" went to number one on the U.S. Billboard pop chart in October of 1974; it was the first of his two number one hits on the chart. The second number one hit, "(Just Like) Starting Over", reached the top of the charts in November of 1980, roughly one month before he was killed. The song spent five weeks there.
|Between 1971-1983, Paul McCartney had nine number one hits on the U.S. Billboard pop chart. Of the following hits which spent multiple weeks at number one, which song stayed there the longest?|
Ebony and Ivory. Teaming up with Stevie Wonder in the Spring of 1982, "Ebony and Ivory" spent seven weeks at number one on the U.S. Billboard pop chart. "Say, Say, Say", which teamed McCartney and Michael Jackson a year later, spent six weeks at the top. "Silly Love Songs" went to the top and stayed there for five weeks, in 1976, while "My Love" spent four weeks there, in 1973.
|Which ex-Beatle was the last one to have had a number one hit on the U.S. Billboard pop chart during the 1980s?|
George. In 1970, George Harrison became the first ex-Beatle to score a number one hit after the group broke up, with "My Sweet Lord", and he was the last ex-member to go to number one on the U.S. Billboard pop chart in the 1980s when he placed "(I've Got) My Mind Set on You" at number one for one week in November of 1987.
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