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55 years since Dean Martin topped the pop chart with ‘Everybody Loves Somebody’

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Dean Martin briefly topped the pop chart 55 years ago with the song "Everybody Loves Somebody.” By that time, Beatlemania was in full swing, and Martin hadn't had a Top 40 hit in six years.

As biographer Nick Tosches notes in his book “Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams,” Martin recorded the song after getting frustrated that his twelve-year-old son wouldn't stop talking about the Beatles. Martin reportedly told his son, "I'm gonna knock your little pallies off the charts."

The song did push the Beatles’ "A Hard Day's Night" out of the No. 1 slot, but only it only stayed a week before the Supremes topped it.