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I've Just Seen A Face was mainly written by Paul McCartney will some help from John Lennon and appears on their 1965 album "Help".
The song was recorded in a single take and has been covered by artists such as Johnny Cash, The Flaming Lips and The Smithereens. This song was never released as a single in the US or the UK.
Kansas City was written in 1952 by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who wrote a few hits for Elvis. The Beatles recorded this one for their 1964 album "Beatles For Sale".
Lennon has the lead vocals on this one with session musician Nicky Hopkins on the piano. The song was also recorded in just one take. The song was a B-side to a single in the UK with the song "Boys" as the A-Side.
Love Me Do was The Beatles first debut single back in 1962 and reached #17 in the UK but hit #1 in the US.
The track is from their 1963 album Please Please Me. In the US the album was called Introducing The Beatles and was released in 1964.
Lovely Rita is a track on the 1967 Beatles album Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.
The song was not released as a commercial single but was released as a promo single in the US before the album's release.
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds was inspired by a drawing by then toddler Julian Lennon. The song appeared on the "Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band" album of 1967.
Elton John covered the song in 1974 and had a #1 hit.
Mean Mr Mustard - Polythene Pam was written by John Lennon and sung by him on the 1969 album Abbey Road.
These two songs were recorded in the same recording session but were not released as single releases, but gained popularity over the decades.
Mr Postman was first released in 1961 by the group the Marvelettes and became a hit for that band in both the UK and the US.
In 1963 The Beatles put the track on their album With The Beatles, their 2nd album. It was never released as a single by The Fab Four.
Norwegian Wood can be found on The Beatles Rubber Soul album from 1965.
The song was released as a single in Australia and hit #1 on the charts.
Nowhere Man was mainly written by John Lennon and was released as a single in 1966.
The song ia a track on the album Rubber Soul and hit #1 in the US and #3 in the UK. David Bowie covered this song and it has appeared in film and TV shows.
Ob Bla Do Ob Bla Da was not released as a single in the UK or US when it was recorded for The Beatles album a.k.a The White album.
But it was a single in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Switzerland and West Germany and topped the charts there. Eventually the song was a single in the US in 1976 and reached #49 on the Billboard charts.
Octopuses Garden was written by Ringo Starr and appeared on the 1969 album Abbey Road. Ringo learned about this while on vacation and learning the Octopuses can create gardens using shells and other objects. It's the only song on the album written and sung by Ringo Starr.
In the US this song was paired up with Come Together while in the UK the song was paired up with Something as single releases.
Oh Darlin can e found on the 1969 album Abbey Road with McCartney taking the lead vocals. He almost passed out trying to get the right vibe for this song but they captured it in one day of recording.
The song was never released as a single.
Penny Lane was paired up with the song Strawberry Fields as a single in 1967. It's a street in Liverpool England. A barber shop used to be there where the members of the band used to frequent.
The song peaked at #2 in the UK and #1 in the US and eventually ended up on the compilation album Magical Mystery Tour in 1967.
Please Please Me was one of ten tracks recorded all in a single day by The Beatles for their Please Please Me album.
This song hit #2 in the UK. The Smithereens, The Bee Gees and Bruce Springsteen have all covered this song.
Rain was the b-side to the 1966 single Paperback Writer and eventually ended up on the 1970 Hey Jude album.
John Lennon wrote this one and was used by the band to experiment with looping, backward recording techniques and other stuff they wanted to try out. it was recorded for the album Revolver as well.
Covers of this song have come from The Jesus and Mary Chain and the song reached the top ten in both the US and UK.
Revolution had three different and ended up on their 1969 "The White" album.
The song was a #1 in Australia and New Zealand but made it to #12 in the US. The version I have here is the faster version.
Rocky Raccoon is a track from The Beatles double album a.k.a. the White album from 1968.
Producer George Martin played a honky-tonk style on this track. Johnny Cash and The Black Crowes have covered this song.
She Said She Said is a track from the 1966 album Revolver. The inspiration came from a party Lennon attended where actor Peter Fonda was present and he kept
saying "I know what it's like to be dead", recounting a near death experience he had. The song was never released as a single.
Strawberry Fields was written by John Lennon as he recalled memories of a Salvation Army Childrens Home in Liverpool called Strawberry Fields. McCartney played a trumpet on this song
which was slowed down. The song was recorded in different keys, at different tempos, at different times and a spliced tape was the final result. The song made it into the top 10 in both the US and UK. Peter Gabriel and the band Oasis have covered this song.
The Ballad Of John And Yoko was recorded by just two of the four Beatles. You guessed it, Lennon and McCartney played all instruments and did all of the singing.
The song was written by JohnLennon about his marriage and travels with Yoko Ono. The song was a #1 hit in several countries. Elton John and The Barenaked Ladies have covered this number.
The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill was a track on the 1968 White Album and was written by John Lennon.
The song was never released as a single but has been covered by Deer Tick and Phish.
The Long And Winding Road is a track from The Beatles 1970 album "Let It Be".
The song was released a month after the band disbanded and was their last #1 hit in the US, making it their 20th #1.
The Night Before was a recording made in 1965 and appeared in their film "Help". Paul McCartney played the song for the first time in concert at Yankee stadium on Jul 15th 2011.
The song hails from the "Help" album.
Til There Was You is a track found on the 1963 album called With The Beatles. The song was not written by The Beatles but instead was a song from a 1957 Broadway musical called The Music Man.
Paul McCartney sings lead with George Harrison on guitar with a sting quartet. The song sure does showcase Paul McCartney's vocal abilities.
We Can Work It Out can be found on the 1966 album from The Fab Four entitled Yesterday And Today. It's also on their red album from 1962-1966.
George Martin played an organ solo on this song which ht #1 in both the US and the UK. Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan have covered this song.
When I'm 64 is from the "Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band" album of 1967 and was written way back when Paul McCartney was about 14. It was one of the first songs he wrote.
The song also appeared in the animated film "Yellow Submarine" but the song was never a single release to my knowledge.
You Won't See Me is a track from the bands "Rubber Soul" album from 1965. The song deals with a relationship issue McCartney was having at the time with Jane Asher.
To my knowledge the song was never released as a single.
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away is a song written by John Lennon about fellow musician Brian Epstein, who was gay and had to keep it secret during those times.
The track appears on the 1965 Help album. The song was a single release in the US but not in the UK.
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