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The Culture of Commerce, Advertising and Marketing Edition…

In an infographic!

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More of creator George Ellis’ work on his website, The George Report. [TotH to Mediabistro]

As we insist that the bartender reach for the top shelf, we might recall that it was on this date in 1964 that the Beatles’ stranglehold on the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 was broken.  From the leap of “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” to #1 in early February, the Fab Four held the pinnacle for three and a half solid months– longer than any popular artist before or since.  Over the course of those months, the they scored three consecutive #1 singles (also a record); held all five spots in the top five in early April (another record); and had a total of 14 songs in the Hot 100 in mid-April (yet another record).   But on this date in 1964, they were pushed off the peak by an unlikely challenger: 63-year-old Louis Armstrong and “Hello, Dolly!”

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But after all that tryptophan, who feels up to the treadmill?…

From Smooth Fitness, a timely infographic:

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As we prepare to loosen our belts, we might recall that it was on this date in 1975 that KC and the Sunshine Band hit #1 the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “That’s The Way (I Like It),” the follow-up to their breakthrough single “Get Down Tonight” (also a chart-topper), thus the second of the five times they would reach that peak.

This is the way– uh-huh, uh-huh (source)

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