Contact Us

Mumford and Sons Match 48-Year-Old Beatles Chart Record

Beatles Mumford and Sons
Hulton Archive / Erika Goldring, Getty Images

One of the longest-standing marks in U.S. pop history has been equalled. British folk-rock act Mumford and Sons have placed six songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart at the same time. No group has achieved that feat since the Beatles did it the week of Sept. 19, 1964.

The six songs by Mumford and Sons are all from their second album, ‘Babel,’ which was released last week and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. ‘Babel’ has the biggest-selling first week of any album this year, with 600,000 copies sold, and the best-selling week for any rock act since AC/DC‘s ‘Black Ice’ sold 784,000 the week of Nov. 8, 2008.

Mumford and Sons owe much of their success on the singles chart to changes in technology. While in the Beatles’ day chart positions were determined by sales and radio airplay, streaming services — which, of course, didn’t exist in 1964 — are now taken into account. All 12 of the songs on ‘Babel’ reached the On-Demand Songs chart, with ‘I Will Wait,’ the first single, getting played 555,000 times.

However, the Beatles still hold the record for most concurrent songs on the Hot 100, with 14 songs, the lowest of which was ‘Love Me Do‘ at No. 81, on April 11, 1964. The week before, they had the top five songs on the charts.

Next: Best Beatles Love Songs

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://ultimateclassicrock.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Ultimate Classic Rock quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on Ultimate Classic Rock quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!