On Feb. 9, 1964, the four shaggy haired men of The Beatles, donning matching, smart suits, took the stage of "The Ed Sullivan Show" for their first live television performance in the United States. What ensued in America for the next six years of their career could be called total chaos; a maniacal revolution, that became known as Beatlemania.
In their relatively short run as a band, The Beatles produced an unparalleled discography, pushing out 17 albums in the United States alone. Fought with tooth and nail, the debate over which of their albums is the best has pitted fans and friends against each other for the 50 years following their TV debut, yet to find any sort of resolve. While personal preference has its merit, we'll let the numbers do the talking.
Hover over the No. 1 singles to see the song titles. See the non-interactive version of the infographic here.
Infographic by Jan Diehm for the Huffington Post.