Saturday, January 10, 2009

Beatles Songs Discussed on

The Beatles catalog of songs is extensive, to say the least, and the prodigious output of music by the band in the seven years they were together is impressive by anyone's standards.  If the group was not touring, its members were usually writing songs or in the studio recording their latest compositions.  The Beatles themselves often said in interviews that they had very little time off, but the frenetic pace of their lives is reflected in the numerous songs they wrote, recorded, and performed in just a few short years.

The songs of the Beatles are noteworthy in themselves because of their popularity among both longstanding and new Beatles fans, with new generations continuing to discover the music of the greatest band in rock and roll history.  In fact, the songs of the Beatles might well be as popular today as they ever were, even in the days when they were first released in the 1960s and early 1970s.  Because the image and mythos of the Beatles has only continued to grow, the songs are known and appreciated by more fans than ever before.  They have been covered by countless artists, a trend that shows no sign of abating.  Furthermore, new versions of many of the songs, as well as songs never heard before, have been released on the Beatles Anthology series and Live at the BBC

For these reasons, BeatlesFacts,org considers the recording history of the songs in the Beatles catalog (including those published by Harrisongs, Ltd. and Startling Music, the music publishing companies of George Harrison and Ringo Starr respectively) to be critical in any site devoted to facts about the Beatles.  Each song has a unique recording history and place within Beatles history, and many also show the musical evolution and growth of the Beatles and the work they produced.

The following songs are discussed on, with recording and release dates, authorship, instruments used, lead and backing vocal designations, comments about the songs by the Beatles (and others, such as music critics, musicians, and their recording engineers and associates) and any unusual or interesting fact about the song's recording history. Every attempt will be made to note discrepancies when accounts for any given song differ, as they frequently do.  While the list is quite comprehensive, new songs are still being added, so please check back for new additions to the list below.

A Day in the Life
A Hard Day's Night
Across the Universe
Act Naturally
All I've Got to Do
All My Loving
All Together Now
All You Need Is Love
And I Love Her
And Your Bird Can Sing
Another Girl
Any Time at All
Baby's in Black
Baby You're a Rich Man
Back in the U.S.S.R.
Being for the Benfit of Mr. Kite
Blue Jay Way
Can't Buy Me Love
Come Together
Cry Baby Cry
Dr. Robert
Day Tripper
Dear Prudence
Don't Bother Me
Don't Let Me Down
Drive My Car
Eleanor Rigby
Eight Days a Week
Every Little Thing
Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey
Fixing a Hole
Fool on the Hill
For No One
Free as a Bird
From Me to You
Get Back
Getting Better
Glass Onion
Good Day Sunshine
Good Morning, Good Morning
Got to Get You Into My Life
Happiness Is a Warm Gun
Hello Goodbye
Her Majesty
Here Comes the Sun
Here, There, and Everywhere
Helter Skelter
Hey Bulldog
Hey Jude
Hold Me Tight
Honey Pie
I'll Be Back
I'll Follow the Sun
I'm a Loser
I'm Down
I'm Happy Just to Dance with You"
I'm Looking Through You
I'm Only Sleeping
It's Only Love
I'm So Tired
I've Got a Feeling
I've Just Seen a Face
I Am the Walrus"
I Dig a Pony
I Don't Want to Spoil the Party
I Feel Fine
I Me Mine
I Need You
I Saw Her Standing There
I Should Have Known Better
I Wanna Be Your Man
I Want to Hold Your Hand
I Want You (She's So Heavy)
I Will
If I Fell
In My Life
Lady Madonna
Let It Be
Little Child
Long Tall Sally
Love Me Do
Love You To
Lovely Rita
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
Magical Mystery Tour
Martha My Dear
Mean Mr. Mustard
Mother Nature's Son
No Reply
Norwegian Wood
Nowhere Man
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Oh! Darling
Old Brown Shoe
One After 909
P.S. I Love You
Paperback Writer
Penny Lane
Please Please Me
Polythene Pam
Revolution 9
Rocky Raccoon
Roll Over Beethoven
Run for Your Life
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sexy Sadie
She's Leaving Home
She's a Woman
She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
She Loves You
She Said She Said
Strawberry Fields Forever
Tell Me What You See
The Ballad of John and Yoko
The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
The Fool on the Hill
The Long and Winding Road
The Night Before
Things We Said Today
Think for Yourself
This Boy
Ticket to Ride
Tomorrow Never Knows
Twist and Shout
Two of Us
We Can Work It Out
What You're Doing
When I Get Home
When I'm Sixty-four
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Why Don't We Do It in the Road
With a Little Help From My Friends
Within You Without You
Yellow Submarine
Yer Blues
Yes It Is
You Like Me Too Much
You Never Give Me Your Money
You Won't See Me
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
Your Mother Should Know

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