A Collection of Beatles Oldies

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A Collection of Beatles Oldies
Greatest hits album by The Beatles
Released 10 December 1966
Recorded 1963–66
Studio EMI Studios, London; Pathé Marconi Studio, Paris
Genre Rock, pop
Length 39:46
Label Parlophone
Producer George Martin
The Beatles chronology
A Collection of Beatles Oldies
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

A Collection of Beatles Oldies (subtitled But Goldies!) is a compilation album by the English rock band the Beatles. Issued in the United Kingdom in December 1966, it features hit singles and other songs released by the group between 1963 and 1966. The album was also released in Australia, Mexico, West Germany, Czechoslovakia, Spain, and the Philippines.[2]


The release of this album was the result of EMI not having any new material by the Beatles for the 1966 Christmas season in the manner of the previous three years.[1]

A cover of Larry Williams' "Bad Boy" was the sole new track for the UK market. It had been released in the United States, however, on the Capitol album Beatles VI in June 1965.[3] Most of the other songs had been released as singles.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Lead singer(s) Length
1. "She Loves You"   Lennon and McCartney 2:19
2. "From Me to You"   Lennon and McCartney 1:54
3. "We Can Work It Out"   McCartney, with Lennon 2:11
4. "Help!"   Lennon 2:18
5. "Michelle"   McCartney 2:40
6. "Yesterday"   McCartney 2:03
7. "I Feel Fine"   Lennon 2:21
8. "Yellow Submarine"   Ringo Starr 2:36
Side two
No. Title Lead singer(s) Length
1. "Can't Buy Me Love"   McCartney 2:08
2. "Bad Boy" (Larry Williams) Lennon 2:18
3. "Day Tripper"   Lennon and McCartney 2:49
4. "A Hard Day's Night"   Lennon, with McCartney 2:31
5. "Ticket to Ride"   Lennon 3:01
6. "Paperback Writer"   McCartney 2:15
7. "Eleanor Rigby"   McCartney 2:02
8. "I Want to Hold Your Hand"   Lennon and McCartney 2:26


Chart Position
Australian Kent Music Report[4] 7
Norway[5] 12
UK Albums Chart[6] 7


  1. ^ a b Ginell, Richard S. "The Beatles A Collection of Beatles Oldies". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  2. ^ https://www.beatlesbible.com/discography/philippines/
  3. ^ Lewisohn, Mark (2005) [1988]. The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions: The Official Story of the Abbey Road Years 1962–1970. London: Bounty Books. pp. 90, 201. ISBN 978-0-7537-2545-0. 
  4. ^ Kent, David (2005). Australian Chart Book (1940–1969). Turramurra: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-44439-5. 
  5. ^ "Discography The Beatles". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "The Beatles – Full official Chart History". Official Charts. Retrieved 14 May 2016. 

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