2 John Lennon-Paul McCartney Songs Spent 29 Weeks On The Charts For A Band That Wasn’t The Beatles

John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s songwriting partnership produced hits for The Beatles. How good were they? One of their unreleased songs reached No. 1 when another band recorded it. So it’s no surprise that two Lennon-McCartney songs spent 29 weeks on the charts for another band.

Paul McCartney and John Lennon seated together in late 1963.
(lr) Paul McCartney and John Lennon | Val Wilmer/Redferns

The Fourmost spent 29 weeks on the chart with a pair of John Lennon and Paul McCartney songs

Even before they became synonymous with hit songs, Paul and John weren’t shy about giving songs they’d written to other artists. They let the Rolling Stones handle “I Wanna Be Your Man” before the Beatles recorded it. John and Paul dropped the song “That Means a Lot”, gave it to American singer PJ Proby, and he turned it into a modest hit.

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