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I Want to Hold Your Hand was the Beatles’ first American number one and their best-selling single worldwide. The song was greeted by raving fans on both sides of the Atlantic but was dismissed by some critics as nothing more than another fad song that would not hold up to the test of time. Bob Dylan was impressed by the Beatles’ innovation, saying: “They were doing things nobody was doing. Their chords were outrageous, just outrageous, and their harmonies made it all valid.” For a time Dylan thought the Beatles were singing “I get high” instead of “I can’t hide”. It was ranked number 16 on Rolling Stone’s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”. x