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Top 20 Beatles Songs

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"And when I touch you I feel happy - inside
It's such a feeling that my love
I can't hide, I can't hide, I can't hide

Yeah, you've got that something
I think you'll understand
When I'll say that something
I wanna hold your hand."



I Want to Hold Your Hand


Single by The Beatles
Later released on Meet the Beatles! (US) (1964)
The Beatles' Million Sellers (UK) (1965)
Recorded 17 October 1963,
EMI Studios, London
Released 29 November 1963 (UK)
26 December 1963 (US)
Writer(s) Lennon–McCartney
Producer(s) George Martin
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"You think you've lost your love
Well, I saw her yesterday
It's you she's thinking of
And she told me what to say

She says she loves you
And you know that can't be bad
Yes, she loves you
And you know you should be glad."



She Loves You


Single by The Beatles
Later released on The Beatles' Second Album (US) (1964)
The Beatles' Million Sellers (UK) (1965)
Recorded 1 July 1963
EMI Studios, London
Released 23 August 1963 (UK)
16 September 1963 (US)
Writer(s) Lennon–McCartney
Producer(s) George Martin
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Magical Mystery Tour - The Beatles

"Roll up, roll up for the mystery tour
Roll up, roll up for the mystery tour
Roll up (And that's an invitation), roll up for the mystery tour
Roll up (To make a reservation), roll up for the mystery tour
The magical mystery tour is waiting to take you away
Waiting to take you away."



Magical Mystery Tour


Song by the Beatles from the album Magical Mystery Tour
Recorded 25–27 April. 3 May 1967

Released 27 November 1967 (US) (LP)
8 December 1967 (UK) (EP)
19 November 1976 (UK) (LP)
Writer Lennon–McCartney
Producer George Martin
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In My Life - The Beatles

"There are places I remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I've loved them all."



In My Life


Song by the Beatles from the album Rubber Soul
Recorded 18 October 1965
EMI Studios, London
Released 3 December 1965
Writer Lennon–McCartney
Producer George Martin
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"I told you about strawberry fields
You know the place where nothing is real
Well here's another place you can go
Where everything flows
Looking through the bent backed tulips
To see how the other half live
Looking through a glass onion."



Glass Onion


Song by the Beatles from the album The Beatles
Recorded 11 September 1968
Released 22 November 1968
Writer Lennon–McCartney
Producer George Martin
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Come Together - The Beatles

"Here come old flattop, he come grooving up slowly
He got joo-joo eyeball, he one holy roller
He got hair down to his knee
Got to be a joker he just do what he please."



Come Together


Single by The Beatles
from the album Abbey Road
Recorded 21–30 July 1969,
EMI Studios, London
Released 6 October 1969 (US)
31 October 1969 (UK)
Writer(s) Lennon–McCartney
Producer(s) George Martin
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Penny Lane - The Beatles

"In Penny Lane there is a barber showing photographs
Of every head he's had the pleasure to have known
And all the people that come and go
Stop and say hello."



Penny Lane


Single by The Beatles
Later released on Magical Mystery Tour (1967)
Recorded 29 December 1966 –
17 January 1967
EMI Studios, London
Released 13 February 1967 (US)
17 February 1967 (UK)
Writer(s) Lennon–McCartney
Producer(s) George Martin
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Twist and Shout - The Beatles

"Well, shake it up, baby, now (Shake it up, baby)
Twist and shout (Twist and shout)
C'mon c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, baby, now (Come on baby)
Come on and work it on out (Work it on out)



Twist and Shout


Single by The Beatles from the album Please Please Me
Recorded February 11, 1963, EMI Studios, London
Released March 2, 1964 (US)
Writer(s) Phil Medley and Bertrand Russell Berns
Producer(s) George Martin
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From Me to You - The Beatles

"If there's anything that you want
If there's anything I can do
Just call on me and I'll send it along
With love from me to you"



From Me to You


Single by The Beatles
Later released on Twist and Shout (1964)
Recorded 5 March 1963
EMI Studios, London
Released 11 April 1963 (UK)
27 May 1963 (US)
Writer(s) McCartney–Lennon
Producer(s) George Martin
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Revolution - The Beatles

"You say you want a revolution
Well you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it's evolution
Well you know
We all want to change the world"



Revolution


Single by The Beatles
Later released on Hey Jude (1970)
Recorded 9–13 July 1968
Released 26 August 1968
Writer(s) Lennon–McCartney
Producer(s) George Martin
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Norwegian Wood - The Beatles

"I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me
She showed me her room, isn't it good, norwegian wood?

She asked me to stay and she told me to sit anywhere
So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair"



Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)


Song by the Beatles from the album Rubber Soul
Recorded 12 and 21 October 1965,
EMI Studios, London
Released 3 December 1965
Writer Lennon–McCartney
Producer George Martin
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Help! - The Beatles

"When I was younger, so much younger than today,
I never needed anybody's help in any way.
But now these days are gone, I'm not so self assured,
Now I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors."



Help!


Single by The Beatles
from the album Help!
Recorded 13 April 1965,
EMI Studios, London
Released 19 July 1965 (US)
23 July 1965 (UK)
Writer(s) Lennon–McCartney
Producer(s) George Martin
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Dear Prudence - The Beatles

"Dear Prudence, won't you come out to play
Dear Prudence, greet the brand new day
The sun is up, the sky is blue
It's beautiful and so are you
Dear Prudence won't you come out and play? "



Dear Prudence


Song by the Beatles from the album The Beatles
Recorded 28–30 August 1968
Released 22 November 1968
Writer Lennon–McCartney
Producer George Martin
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Blackbird - The Beatles

"Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise."



Blackbird


Song by The Beatles from the album The Beatles
Recorded 11 June 1968
Released 22 November 1968
Writer Lennon–McCartney
Producer George Martin
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Hey Jude - The Beatles

"Hey Jude, don't make it bad.
Take a sad song and make it better.
Remember to let her into your heart,
Then you can start to make it better."



Hey Jude


Single by The Beatles
Later released on Hey Jude (US) (1970)
Recorded 31 July-2 August 1968,
Trident Studios, London
Released 26 August 1968
Writer(s) Lennon–McCartney
Producer(s) George Martin
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Help! - The Beatles

"Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away
Now it looks as though they're here to stay
Oh, I believe in yesterday

Suddenly, I'm not half the man I used to be
There's a shadow hanging over me.
Oh, yesterday came suddenly"



Yesterday


Song by the Beatles from the album Help!
Recorded 14 June 1965,
EMI Studios, London
Released 6 August 1965 (UK)
Writer Lennon–McCartney
Producer George Martin
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"When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
And in my hour of darkness
She is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be"



Let it Be


Single by The Beatles
Alternate mix on album Let it Be
Recorded Apple Studio
31 January 1969
EMI Studios
30 April 1969
4 January 1970
Released 6 March 1970
Writer(s) Lennon–McCartney
Producer(s) George Martin
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Nowhere Man - The Beatles

"He's a real nowhere man
Sitting in his nowhere land
Making all his nowhere plans for nobody

Doesn't have a point of view
Knows not where he's going to
Isn't he a bit like you and me?"



Nowhere Man


Song by the Beatles from the album Rubber Soul
Recorded 21–22 October 1965,
EMI Studios, London
Released 3 December 1965
Writer Lennon–McCartney
Producer George Martin
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Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles

"Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice in the church where a wedding has been
Lives in a dream
Waits at the window, wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door
Who is it for?

All the lonely people
Where do they all come from?
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong?"



Eleanor Rigby


Single by The Beatles
from the album Revolver
Recorded 28–29 April and 6 June 1966,
EMI Studios, London
Released 5 August 1966
Writer(s) Lennon–McCartney
Producer(s) George Martin
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"Desmond has a barrow in the market place
Molly is the singer in a band
Desmond says to Molly "Girl, I like your face"
And Molly says this as she takes him by the hand

Ob-la-di ob-la-da life goes on bra
Tra-la-la-la how the life goes on
Ob-la-di ob-la-da life goes on bra
Tra-la-la-la how the life goes on
"



Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da


Single by The Beatles
from the album The Beatles
Recorded 3 July 1968,
EMI Studios, London
Released 22 November 1968
Writer(s) Lennon–McCartney
Producer(s) George Martin
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As I've said in my previous list comprising my favorite songs by The Rolling Stones, when people speak of Rock n' Roll they inevitably mention The Beatles and the Stones. While my favoritism has always leaned towards the Stones, I have always loved, admired and respected The Beatles. In the last few days I've listened to both Revolver, Abbey Road, Rubber Soul and Magical Mystery Tour, all for the first time (in their entirety), and I think it's safe to say that the farther I delve into their amazing music the more I feel that favoritism wavering in their favor. They truly were amazing.

The Fab Four, as they were christened in '63 as Beatlemania grew, are undeniably the greatest band in the history of music. They've had more number one albums and more number one hits than any other musical artist making them the most successful artists ever. Only a few have even come close in popularity and that's speaking relatively.

The sequence of events that brought these four together was cosmic perfection and music is, by far, the better for it; I'd go so far as to say mankind, as well. While Lennon and McCartney are jointly credited for writing nearly all The Beatles material, it's no secret that (as time went on) many of the songs were actually written by one or the other.

From 1965 on, the Beatles produced what many critics consider their finest material, including the innovative and widely influential albums Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966), Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The Beatles (White Album) (1968), and Abbey Road (1969). (wikipedia)


While I've yet to hear their discography in it's entirety, as of the present my favorites are Rubber Soul and The Beatles (White Album).

The Beatles were children of war, born out of those historically tragic years of the 1940's and grew up in it's aftermath. It's a surety that this shaped them, as both people and musicians, just as much as the revolutionary changing times in which they became men and pursued their careers. John, the leader and revolutionary; Paul, the pretty boy; George, the quiet one; and Ringo, the funny one. Such were they ofttimes labeled yet all were shaped by the times and each was thoughtful and creative in his own way. Together they were a force that could not be reckoned with.

Even though I realize that the band had broken and parted ways, I've often wondered what might have been had not John Lennon been struck down that fateful day by a lunatic assassin. What might have been borne out of that wonderfully, strange and keen mind of his; might not those Fab and fabled Four somehow come to terms and joined together once more to create even more wonderful music...







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