Here are some of the songs topping the charts from music hot spots around the world.
The Beatles' "I Want To Hold Your Hand" turned 50 in late 2013. The Fab Four's best selling single of all time was released on Nov. 29, 1963 in the UK, and marked the start of the "British invasion" in the American music industry with its U.S. release on Dec. 26. Here, the Beatles play their single at the Ed Sullivan show in Feb. 1964:
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