Three of the four tracks were covers, including Carl Perkins' "Matchbox," sung by Starr. McCartney's "Come and Get It" was given to Badfinger; Harrison's "All Things Must Pass" was included on his solo album of the same name. Pepper's misfires, best known for its elaborate dance sequence in the Magical Mystery Tour movie. Today, we instantly preface so many Beatles songs with ‘Lennon & McCartney’, but on this debut album, only eight of the tracks are written by John and Paul. McCartney and Starr are the only two Beatles here, playing alongside that sublime French horn. 7. "Come and Get It," Anthology 3 (1996), 208. "I'm Looking Through You," Rubber Soul (1965). Tiring of Beatlemania and being pigeonholed, the Beatles started to look outside of the usual pop-music subjects for inspiration. Then they gave it to Starr to sing. All told, the Beatles have sold 1.6 BILLION singles in the United States, and 177 million albums.. Worldwide album sales top 600 million.. 84. The first part of the medley that closes Side Two of Abbey Road, and the first song recorded for the suite. Starr's first solo composition to appear on a Beatles album, and a reflection of his interest in country music. "You Like Me Too Much," Help! Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967). Even though the Beatles were determined to strip down and keep things relatively simple on Abbey Road following the White Album's indulgences, they were still experimenting wildly in the studio – like on this song featuring a Moog and multi-tracked harmonies by Lennon, McCartney and Harrison. Lennon and McCartney gave this song, a key Sgt. The Beatles were still stuffing their albums with covers in their first year. "It's getting better all the time," sings McCartney, the optimist; "Can't get no worse," counters the less-hopeful Lennon. Lennon and McCartney included Starr, who sings, in the songwriting credits to this country-style number from Rubber Soul. Pepper's. So, he sang the hell out of it the following year on the Beatles' first album. "Octopus's Garden," Abbey Road (1969). A huge shift was right around the corner. The Beatles received 8 Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for Best Original Movie Score (for "Let It Be"), and collectively they're included in Time magazine's compilation of the 20th Century's 100 most influential people. singles, "Hey, Jude" enjoyed the longest run on the charts -- 23 "I'm a Loser," Beatles for Sale (1964). The first Beatles song to chart in the UK was Love Me Do in 1962, but it was the following year when their third single, From Me To You, would give them their first Number 1 hit. Harrison and Starr are missing altogether. Rather the Beatles were manufactured by a secret Jesuit corporation known as the Tavistock Institute. But the 1967 edition included an actual song interspersed among the dialogue. "Golden Slumbers" / "Carry That Weight" / "The End," Abbey Road (1969), The trio of songs that end Abbey Road's album-closing medley are primarily McCartney's, but for five final glorious minutes the Beatles sound like a band again. 181. Here, they explore a less structured sound than that used on earlier, more pop-oriented songs. Drums by McCartney, replacing Starr, who temporarily quit the band. Lennon wasn't the only one inspired to write songs about the group's trip to India. 205. It soon appeared on their debut Capitol LP in the States. 144. 40. 182. "Dig a Pony" is a perfect example. "Got to Get You Into My Life," Revolver (1966). 185. It doesn't really fit on Sgt. It's the culmination of the landmark Sgt. On the other hand, we've omitted a few official tracks that don't quite fit, like the two sketchy 1963 demos included on the 2013 iTunes exclusive The Beatles Bootleg Recordings, as well as alternate versions of songs found on the Anthology sets and Sgt. "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey," The Beatles (1968). Pepper's era, completed around Abbey Road. This is one of the good, but not great, ones. An original number written and sung by McCartney on the Beatles' covers-heavy fourth album. "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill," The Beatles (1968). Pepper's turned pop music upside down. 175. 129. The Beatles were coming off a particularly grueling year when they released their eighth single. . 110. "Free as a Bird," Anthology 1 (1995). 74. Revolver's opening song and Harrison's extra-sharp stab at the insanely high taxes the Beatles were paying in the U.K. at the time. "Teddy Boy" was attempted several times during the chaotic Get Back / Let It Be sessions. 147. The Beatles' Second Album was the first album of the group's work to be assembled by Capitol Records exclusively for the American market (as opposed to, say, Meet the Beatles!, which was a reconfigured and shortened version of With the Beatles).As such, it offends some historical purists, who don't think of it as a real album. McCartney's brass-powered tribute to Motown was just one of the new tricks the band unveiled on Revolver. "All I've Got to Do," With the Beatles (1963). Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967). The Beatles did not write their own songs. Inspired by Harrison's visit to Los Angeles, "Blue Jay Way" captures the Beatles during their post-Sgt. The one that kicked off Beatlemania in the U.S. and one of the most exuberant pop singles ever recorded. Inspired by the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds LP, McCartney wanted his own "God Only Knows." At almost eight minutes, it's one of their longest, and less-structured, songs. "Across the Universe" first appeared on a 1969 compilation benefit album, and was later reworked for the Beatles' final LP. The Beatles recorded a pair of their big hits for the German audiences that were there at the beginning. One of the earliest Beatles songs to bear Bob Dylan's growing influence on the group, from the soaring harmonica to Lennon's more grown-up lyrics. McCartney's old-school R&B tribute reflects the relatively casual approach to the sessions for what would be the Beatles' last album. Twelve songs on the Billboard Hot 100 belong to The Beatles. "A Day in the Life," Sgt. Inspired by an acid trip, and with no input whatsoever from McCartney (he walked out of the sessions for the song), "She Said She Said" was the last track recorded for the mind-bending Revolver. It is catchy, though. This effortless but slight Harrison song from the Beatles' final days ended up on the flip side of "The Ballad of John and Yoko. Over th… The Beatles' discography was originally released on the vinyl format, with full-length long plays(LPs), shorter EPs and singles. Starr sang the other one, Harrison has this one. "All Things Must Pass," Anthology 3 (1996). Lennon claimed this was his first real ballad, McCartney said he had a hand in writing it. The Beatles had grown up immensely since "She Loves You" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand." "I Want to Hold Your Hand," Single (1963). The most interesting thing about this album, aside from the fact that it was such a big hit, is that it was actually the last album that was ever recorded by the group. 119. 21. He nearly achieves it, on one of his most gorgeous ballads. albums. Like its better-know flip, "Rain" was an early taste of what was coming with Revolver, the album that took the Beatles, and modern music, into a whole new direction. "Baby It's You," Please Please Me (1963). An early example of Lennon and McCartney's songwriting magic. was really Lennon's tuneful attempt to make sense of Beatlemania and mentally splintering from the crushing demands. 117. McCartney wrote it for Lennon's son following his parents' divorce. "I've Got a Feeling," Let It Be (1970). It was a step forward from Please Please Me, with more giant leaps to come. Dusted off from their pre-fame years for Let It Be, "One After 909" is Lennon and McCartney's attempt to get back to their roots. Inspired by the Byrds' 12-string hits, this song – one of two from Harrison on Rubber Soul – is pleasant but not really necessary. "Don't Pass Me By," The Beatles (1968). Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)," Sgt. The opening song on Abbey Road is almost an old-school rock 'n' roll number except for that sinister and snaky riff. Earmarked as the Beatles' first single, "How Do You Do It?" Sgt.Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, a.k.a. 1, came out a month after their breakup and just days after the release of the Let It Be album. Not essential, not terrible. The first track recorded for the Beatles' second album was this Smokey Robinson song. A rare kiss-off from McCartney, who usually was more optimistic in his love songs than Lennon. A sign of things to come. The lead-in to the reprise of Sgt. "Any Time at All," A Hard Day's Night (1964). Pepper's title track and the album's glorious finale, "Good Morning Good Morning" is not too bad itself. This is easily shown with his 22 No, 1 post-Beatles hits and his 5 No. "A Hard Day's Night," A Hard Day's Night (1964). 98. One of the last tracks recorded for the era-shifting Rubber Soul. A transitional single from the Beatles' most transitional period. The Beatles' last single, and final No. Meet the Beatles! They also held the top 2 positions on the album charts that week as well. The group, Lennon especially, was greatly influenced by Bob Dylan's industry-shaking work in 1965. 23. by the At the time, no one would have guessed that this grou… An early Lennon and McCartney song featuring both on lead vocals and struggling to find some footing. So, they dipped into their old club repertoire for covers like this Chuck Berry one. 65. With so many great songs in their catalog, uncovering "lesser" Beatles tracks is no simple task, even when they seemed to make it easy once in a while. CBS News poll: Who is America's favorite Beatle? However, the band's international discography is complicated, due to different versions of their albums sometimes being released in other countries, particularly during their early years on Capitol Records in North America. It did show up as the B-side of "Get Back," though. 139. "Being for the Benefit of Mr. The Beatles recorded seven Christmas records from 1963-69 that were sent to their fan club. "Within You, Without You," Sgt. One of Lennon's contributions to the McCartney-heavy medley that closes out Abbey Road. Lennon wasn't a fan of this Help! Part of the medley that ends Abbey Road, and the song that immediately precedes the trio of tracks which closes the door on the Beatles' majestic career. As the Beatles went their separate ways during the recording of the White Album, each explored more personal themes than they could have in the full-band setting. The second side of Abbey Road is pretty much free of the self-indulgent songs that ran through parts of the White Album. was written by British songwriter Mitch Murray. Pepper's creative rush. how long did The Beatles have nothing but love? 83. ", 20. "I'll Cry Instead," A Hard Day's Night (1964). 1 post-Beatles albums. It rocks too. Like the flip side, originally intended for Sgt. The Beatles' fourth album is often dismissed as a step backward following the all-original A Hard Day's Night. number of Beatles singles to reach Number 1 on the "Billboard Hot Win tickets to the live event at the Ed Sullivan Theater on Feb. 9, "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles", Complete CBSNews.com coverage: The Beatles' U.S. The The Beatles released a four-track EP about a month before A Hard Day's Night came out. The Beatles' second single (and first in the U.S., on the small Vee-Jay label before Capitol took over) gave their debut album its title. Long, Long, Long (1968) A dreamy lament which can be found languishing on side four of the Beatles White Album. "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window," Abbey Road (1969). 27. 2. © 2014 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. 100. "I Am the Walrus," Magical Mystery Tour (1967). This is one of a few Lennon attempts at writing a Motown song found on the Beatles' second album. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967). "Let It Be" is their somber farewell. All told, the Beatles have sold 1.6 BILLION singles in the United States, and 177 million "Rip It Up" / "Shake, Rattle, and Roll" / "Blue Suede Shoes," Anthology 3 (1996). Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967). McCartney later fine-tuned it for his first solo album. 194. Biden’s ‘tweet-free’ policy to put trade in the background. Lennon took almost every single word heard in this Sgt. 103. 1. "Money (That's What I Want)," With the Beatles (1963). Written by Lennon and McCartney, sung by Harrison, "Do You Want to Know a Secret?" 176. The Beatles certainly did as their “Whatever happened to…” section paid homage to this 1964 hit record by The Shangri-las. 101. 89. Recorded during the Rubber Soul sessions and credited to all four members, this boring instrumental stayed on the shelf until dusted off (and edited) for the second Anthology set 30 years later. 3,000, making it the most-covered song of all time. sessions that singer P.J. Sometimes it sounded like the Beatles were just throwing stuff together in the studio while recording the White Album. The worst of them. Pepper's track written and sung by McCartney. "I'm So Tired" came out of one of those restless nights. Three of the four Beatles played makeshift kazoos made up of combs and tissue paper. Out on the road for most of that period, they didn't have time to write many songs. There's not much here – two lines, less than two minutes. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967). Fifteen seconds after Abbey Road ends with its career-defining medley, this 23-second goof shows up to lighten the load. The Beatles were still on a creative roll after Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967). "Tell Me What You See," Help! The boys' exuberance practically jumps from the speakers. song he wrote and sang, but it packs a pretty strong chorus. 86. 157. "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away," Help! The opening song on Rubber Soul only hints at what's to come, though it is a bit more adventurous than what was found on the preceding Beatles for Sale. 209. "Sexy Sadie" was his kiss-off: "You made a fool of everyone. "Baby's in Black," Beatles for Sale (1964). 100" is 21, the most of any band. "Baby, You're a Rich Man," Single (1967). A turning point for the group. 226. One of the few songs written for the Beatles' first movie that didn't make it to the screen. is one of the better originals from the band's first LP. . "Eight Days a Week.". One of Lennon's earliest songs about how fame weighed and wore him down. It was the group's last No. The sing-along fade-out is one of pop music's most uplifting, and recognizable, wordless moments. Fifty-two seconds of McCartney nonsense from the White Album. Revolver, released about four months earlier, set the stage for one of the most revolutionary singles ever released. (1965). "Twist and Shout," Please Please Me (1963). Rubber Soul marked a giant leap lyrically, though that sometimes meant nasty threats like the ones Lennon sings here. Harrison's tour de force is a sly dig at the other Beatles during one of their most tumultuous periods. 1. They had four songs completed, and then on February 11th, 1963 they recorded another ten songs they needed to fill out the album, and they did it in just 13-hours! The start of the Sgt. The Beatles' hastily assembled and messy Magical Mystery Tour movie works best during its musical sequences. The White Album is basically four solo albums with assist from the other members and occasionally outside guests – like Eric Clapton, who contributes a searing guitar solo here. "Getting Better," Sgt. Lennon and McCartney gave this song to the Rolling Stones. "With a Little Help From My Friends," Sgt. Another Music Hall-inspired song by McCartney, this one was written about girlfriend Jane Asher, though the title is a reference to his dog. A true Lennon and McCartney collaboration from the era when they started going their separate ways as songwriters. Recorded for the White Album but left off, Harrison revisited the song for his self-titled 1979 LP. 25. "Junk" is basically a solo demo and found a home a couple years later on the McCartney album; "Step Inside Love" (given to singer Cilla Black for her TV show) and "Los Paranoias" (not even a song, really) feature help from Lennon and Starr. "Here Comes the Sun," Abbey Road (1969). version 2.2, updated through the "Anthology" CDs. Nowhere near as good as the Marvelettes' original, but Lennon sings it well. One of McCartney's post-Sgt. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone. "Do You Want to Know a Secret," Please Please Me (1963). 142. A typical, if not great, Lennon song from the White Album sessions and era. Though it first appeared on Beatles for Sale, McCartney wrote "I'll Follow the Sun' years earlier, most likely when they were still called the Quarrymen. By then, the Beatles had gone back to simpler sounds. 162. That says a lot about it right there. "Tomorrow Never Knows," Revolver (1966). Beatlemania was clearly wearing them down, but the LP's opener glances to their more mature future. Co-written by Lennon and McCartney, "Getting Better" highlighted the two songwriters' conflicting personalities. In between the bickering and the aborted attempts at new songs during the friction-filled Get Back / Let It Be sessions, the Beatles ran through a bunch of oldies. Cover of hokey Broadway song chosen by McCartney to sing on the Beatles' first album. 127. Six of the fourteen songs were ones they didn’t write (cover songs), including “Twist And Shout”. "Maxwell's Silver Hammer," Abbey Road (1969). ", 213. An early protest number by the group. Pepper's LP and of the band's career, stitched together from two separate songs. 72. An early Beatles original that was never released as a single but became one of their most popular songs just as Beatlemania was taking hold. Lennon and McCartney finished the song in the studio right before they recorded it. Recorded right after Sgt. Nods to "Strawberry Fields Forever," "I Am the Walrus" and "The Fool on the Hill," among others, make "Glass Onion" the Beatles' most self-referential song. Not bad, but pretty rudimentary. It's playful and tossed-off, a rarity during the tension-filled final years. The three remaining Beatles never did a proper version for Anthology 3, ‘cos George (Harrison) didn’t wanted to record another Lennon solo. And now a Arriving just as Beatlemania was about to take over the planet, "She Loves You" sounds like the entrance theme for a new musical revolution. It was initially offered to some other artists, who turned it down. The Long Tall Sally EP came out a month before the Beatles' third album. The Beatles wrote a lot of songs during their trip to India, especially Lennon, who was anxious and couldn't sleep. Following the whirlwind explorations of Revolver, Sgt. Of their Lennon's "Nowhere Man" goes way deeper than they had before. Harrison's otherwise standard love song is noteworthy for his use of the volume pedal throughout the song. The opening song on the White Album pays tribute to both Chuck Berry (an early idol) and the Beach Boys (a contemporary rival). Released a few months before Revolver signaled a new, magnificent era, "Paperback Writer" finds the Beatles rummaging around the studio with wide-eyed curiosity. A  mood-lifting celebration of life. Recorded immediately after Sgt. Released as the North American alternative to Beatles for Sale, it was the band's fifth studio album culled by Capitol Records in the US from the Beatles' EMI releases. single's flip side. In their native United Kingdom, between 1962 and 1970, the English rock band the Beatles released 12 studio albums, 13 extended plays (EPs) and 22 singles. "I Should Have Known Better," A Hard Day's Night (1964). The title track to the group's first movie begins with a chiming chord that rings like a bell signaling a new era. Let It Be, though mainly recorded in January, 1969 was finally released in May, 1970 alongside the film of the same name. "Think for Yourself," Rubber Soul (1965). "Long, Long, Long," The Beatles (1968). 187. Likewise, the drummer's one vocal turn on the band's rushed fourth LP was – surprise! "Why Don't We Do It in the Road?," The Beatles (1968). "Honey Don't," Beatles for Sale (1964). "You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)," Single (1970). One of Revolver's most tuneful and straight-up pop songs, short on the studio experimentation that powered much of the rest of the album. Recorded during the sessions for the White Album, the "Hey Jude" single ran for more than seven minutes – one of the longest songs ever to reach No. 118. Abbey Road's medley is often seen as McCartney's creation, because his songs dominate it. It's part homage, part satire. Lennon said he wrote this song specifically for the U.S. market. The first Harrison-penned song to appear on a Beatles record. 24. "Strawberry Fields Forever," Single (1967). 121. The One of their better covers, but they were outgrowing these sort of things. The Beatles could be forgiven for some of the groan-inducing covers on their debut album. Not only was Harrison's sitar a first in rock music, Lennon's confessional lyric – about an extramarital affair he had – opened a whole new world for them. But he still had a way to go. "Not a Second Time," With the Beatles (1963). 42. "Only a Northern Song," Yellow Submarine (1969). The But Lennon has some in there too – like this one left over from the White Album days. Most contain little more than greetings and some goofing around. First issued on 26th September, 1969 Abbey Road was the final Beatles album to be recorded but not their last to be released. Started in the Sgt. "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand," Single (1964), The Beatles recorded two of their biggest hits in German as a thank-you to their early Hamburg fans. One of only two Beatles songs written by Starr, though Harrison reportedly lent a huge helping hand. George Harrison – ‘My Sweet Lord’ George Harrison – ‘My Sweet Lord’: The first number 1 single … Stitched together from a 1977 Lennon demo and newly recorded parts by Harrison, McCartney and Starr, "Free as a Bird" marked the first "new" Beatles song in a quarter century when it appeared on the career-capsuling rarities set Anthology 1. As the Beatles were winding down a particularly grueling year, Lennon's songwriting sharpened as he began to look inward. 146. By our calculations, the Beatles recorded 227 songs that were officially released over the years, not including BBC or live tracks. Harrison sings this workmanlike version of Chuck Berry's classic. 106. Another No. "Sgt. 108. 1 in the U.K. 70. 141. The following week; two additional songs made the chart as well, There's A Place & Love Me Do which gave The Beatles 14 of the top 100 songs. He had just turned 25 when he recorded this plaintive song about looking back. A sign of things to come: no Ringo. One of McCartney's sunbeam-soaked throwbacks from an era when the Beatles were looking forward. "It's All Too Much," Yellow Submarine (1969). They'd like to take us home with them. The opening song on the Beatles' second album was also the first original they recorded for it. "It Won't Be Long," With the Beatles (1963). The Beatles had advanced so much on Help! Beatles '65 is an album by the English rock band the Beatles that was issued in the United States and Canada in December 1964. Pepper's was finished, "Magical Mystery Tour" is the sound of the Beatles soaking in almost everything 1967 had to offer. 215. Another was the abundance of drug songs, like this one. A significant piece in the group's evolution. "Tell Me Why," A Hard Day's Night (1964). ", 211. Like "Free as a Bird" from the first Anthology set, "Real Love" combined an old Lennon demo with newly recorded parts by the other Beatles on the second. The last song recorded for the game-changing Rubber Soul, Lennon's "Girl" signals the musical sophistication to come over the next several months. The Beatles were still hauling out their old club covers on their second album. One of McCartney's most accomplished ballads, an end-of-relationship song that Lennon called one of his favorites. McCartney's love-ballad contribution to A Hard Day's Night serves as a perfect complement to Lennon's "If I Fell." Songs the Beatles didn't do: meaning, songs they wrote while the Beatles existed, but which did not appear on official EMI Beatles records. This earlier take is superior. This "She Loves You" rework is pointless, but at least better than the other one. "All Together Now," Yellow Submarine (1969). Its vaguely Eastern tone fits in with the Summer of Love. Lennon said this hazy Sgt. "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" is pretty standard Little Richard territory; "Bad Boy" was made specifically for a U.S. album, a rarity in those days. We also included the two newly assembled songs found on the first two Anthologys that the surviving Beatles based around a pair of Lennon demos. Tacked on near the end of the landmark Sgt. Lennon and McCartney specifically wrote "I'm Happy Just to Dance With You" for Harrison, who still hadn't found his songwriting voice. Lennon stitched together three different song ideas he was working on to come up with this White Album classic, one of the few tracks on the LP to include all four members playing their usual instruments. Pepper's ingredient, to Starr to sing, and he nails it as the affable host of the calliope of sounds to come. "Leave My Kitten Alone," Anthology 1 (1995). rolled around, but this sweaty rocker recorded around that time was one of their finest – a Little Richard-style rave-up on the "Help!" weeks in all. It's all strings and voices – not a traditional pop instrument in sight. 63. "You Really Got a Hold on Me," With the Beatles (1963). Two early attempts, basically demos recorded in 1969, at possible future Beatles songs that eventually ended up in better forms elsewhere. The Let It Be sessions (originally recorded for an album that was supposed to be called Get Back) were filled with tension as the group started to fall apart. The A-side, "I Feel Fine," is better, and if this one sounds a bit rushed, that's because it was. Recorded before the White Album but not released until the Yellow Submarine soundtrack a year later, "Hey Bulldog" belies the difficult times ahead with its playful tone, which includes Lennon and McCartney barking like dogs. "Magical Mystery Tour," Magical Mystery Tour (1967). Did Dean Martin ever record any Beatles songs? "Please Mr. Postman," With the Beatles (1963). The Beatles add little. The Beatles' stop-gap Long Tall Sally EP included four covers and one original – this forgettable slice of prefabricated Beatles music. The Beatles: When a new generation of musicians discovered themselves. A Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967). But this early song, intended for A Hard Day's Night, shows why his songs were still being passed over at this point. Ostensibly the title track from the Beatles' second movie, "Help!" Mid-'60s pop by a group that excelled at this sort of thing. This one's the easiest to forget. "Good Morning Good Morning," Sgt. Any wonder why it holds such a special place in fans' hearts? The B-side of "Can't Buy Me Love" is one of Lennon's first anti-love songs. Lennon's self-deprecation – on one of Beatles for Sale's most tuneful cuts, no less – marked a further turning point for the group as it moved beyond the simpler love songs found in earlier work. 154. 192. 207. And for Impossible as it may sound there are still Beatles songs unreleased - the most notable ones being … 64. Pepper's psychedelic buzz. "Step Inside Love/Los Paranoias," Anthology 3 (1996). Lennon wrote this nod to England's blues-rock scene when the Beatles were in India. "Martha My Dear," The Beatles (1968). 224. We also judged the songs based on their officially released versions – so even though the Let It Be toss-off "Dig It" runs less than a minute on that album, longer (and better) versions included on bootleg records aren't eligible here. Another cover from the first album, written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, and a staple of the Beatles' early live sets. The Beatles' Summer of Love anthem came out a little more than a month after Sgt. A McCartney-penned song from the Help! Tweet. We stuck with the first-released and original versions – so, sorry, fans of "Lovely Rita (Speech and Take 9).". Two Larry Williams songs recorded by the Beatles on the same day (which happened to be Williams' birthday). "You're Going to Lose That Girl," Help! Lennon was already gone. A new era starts here. "That Means a Lot," Anthology 2 (1996). McCartney had "Yesterday"; Lennon had "In My Life." "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," The Beatles (1968). How self-indulgent did the Beatles get on the White Album? Written by Lennon and McCartney, sung by Starr and later used in the Beatles' animated film of the same name, "Yellow Submarine" is, by turns, goofy, charming and fun. Get a glimpse behind the scenes when the Fab Four made their landmark appearance on American TV on February 9, 1964. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," Sgt. Since the remastering of the band's catalogue on CDs in the 1980s, the Beatles have a primary "core catalogue" of 14 albums: "She's Leaving Home," Sgt. The White Album already had "Revolution 9," so this six-minute slice of avant-garde nonsense was shelved until the third Anthology record. "Roll Over Beethoven," With the Beatles (1963). 202. "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da," The Beatles (1968). As the Beatles' worldview expanded, so did their songwriting. 217. And in a sense it was: the first Beatles album to include all original material by Lennon and McCartney. That said, it probably shouldn't be on a Beatles record. The LP was also issued in West Germany on the Odeon label. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band expanded reissue. 107. 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