List of songs recorded by the Beatles

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The Beatles in 1965
The Beatles in 1965. L–R: John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney and George Harrison.

The Beatles were an English rock band from Liverpool who recorded hundreds of songs during their career. The group's "main catalogue" – songs released between 1962 and 1970 – consists of 213 songs (some of which exist in different versions): 188 originals and 25 covers. Since their break-up, over 100 more songs by the group have been officially released, which include live songs the group never recorded in-studio and numerous outtakes. The band also recorded several songs that remain unreleased. Throughout their career, every band member contributed to songwriting. Their primary songwriters were the partnership of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, who composed the majority of the group's songs;[a] lead guitarist George Harrison wrote 22 songs, while drummer Ringo Starr wrote two songs and was credited as co-writer for four others. Lead vocals were also shared by the group, with Starr usually contributing vocals to one song per album.

  • The columns Song, Core catalogue release and Year show the song title, the release that appears in the Beatles' "core catalogue", and the year in which the song was released.
  • The tracks from Magical Mystery Tour are shown as a single entity. Although originally released in the UK as a double-EP which only includes the tracks from the film, the 11-track US album was imported to the UK shortly after its initial release.

Main songs[edit]

Between 1963 and 1966, the Beatles' songs were released on different albums in the United Kingdom and the United States, primarily due to different practices in both countries at the time. Since the remastering of the band's catalogue on CDs in the 1980s, the Beatles have a primary "core catalogue" of 14 albums, of which include their 12 UK studio albums, the US version of Magical Mystery Tour, and the compilation album Past Masters.[2] Below shows the official core catalogue releases for every song since the remastering.

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Key
Indicates song not written by the members of Beatles Indicates song not written by the members of the Beatles
Indicates song released as a single Indicates song released as a single
Indicates non-album single Indicates song originally released as a non-album single
Name of song, core catalogue release, songwriter(s), lead vocalist and year of original release
Song Core catalogue release Songwriter(s) Lead vocal(s)[b] Year Ref(s)
"Across the Universe"[c] Let It Be John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1969 [6]
"Act Naturally"
(Buck Owens and the Buckaroos cover)
Help! Johnny Russell
Voni Morrison dagger
Ringo Starr 1965 [7]
"All I've Got to Do" With the Beatles John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1963 [8]
"All My Loving" With the Beatles John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1963 [8]
"All Together Now" Yellow Submarine John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
(with John Lennon)
1969 [9]
"All You Need Is Love"[d] Hash-tag Magical Mystery Tour John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1967 [10][11]
"And I Love Her" A Hard Day's Night John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1964 [12]
"And Your Bird Can Sing" Revolver John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1966 [13]
"Anna (Go to Him)"
(Arthur Alexander cover)
Please Please Me Arthur Alexander dagger John Lennon 1963 [14]
"Another Girl" Help! John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1965 [7]
"Any Time at All" A Hard Day's Night John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
(with Paul McCartney)
1964 [12]
"Ask Me Why" double-dagger Please Please Me John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1963 [14]
"Baby It's You"
(The Shirelles cover)
Please Please Me Burt Bacharach
Hal David
Luther Dixon dagger
John Lennon 1963 [14]
"Baby, You're a Rich Man" Hash-tag Magical Mystery Tour John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1967 [10][11]
"Baby's in Black" Beatles for Sale John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
1964 [15]
"Back in the U.S.S.R." The Beatles ("White Album") John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1968 [16]
"Bad Boy"
(Larry Williams cover)
Past Masters Larry Williams dagger John Lennon 1966 [17]
"The Ballad of John and Yoko" Hash-tag Past Masters John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1969 [17][18]
"Because" Abbey Road John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
George Harrison
1969 [19]
"Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1967 [20]
"Birthday" The Beatles ("White Album") John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
(with John Lennon)
1968 [16]
"Blackbird" The Beatles ("White Album") John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1968 [16]
"Blue Jay Way" Magical Mystery Tour George Harrison George Harrison 1967 [11]
"Boys"
(The Shirelles cover)
Please Please Me Luther Dixon
Wes Farrell dagger
Ringo Starr 1963 [14]
"Can't Buy Me Love" double-dagger A Hard Day's Night John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1964 [12]
"Carry That Weight" Abbey Road John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
(with John Lennon,
George Harrison,
and Ringo Starr)
1969 [19]
"Chains"
(The Cookies cover)
Please Please Me Gerry Goffin
Carole King dagger
George Harrison 1963 [14]
"Come Together" double-dagger Abbey Road John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1969 [19]
"The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill" The Beatles ("White Album") John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
(with Yoko Ono)
1968 [16]
"Cry Baby Cry" The Beatles ("White Album") John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
(with Paul McCartney)
1968 [16]
"A Day in the Life" Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
1967 [20]
"Day Tripper" Hash-tag Past Masters
(Double A-side with "We Can Work It Out")
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
1965 [17][21]
"Dear Prudence" The Beatles ("White Album") John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1968 [16]
"Devil in Her Heart"
(The Donays cover)
With the Beatles Richard Drapkin dagger George Harrison 1963 [8]
"Dig a Pony" Let It Be John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1970 [6]
"Dig It" Let It Be John Lennon
Paul McCartney
George Harrison
Richard Starkey
John Lennon 1970 [6]
"Dizzy, Miss Lizzy"
(Larry Williams cover)
Help! Larry Williams dagger John Lennon 1965 [7]
"Do You Want to Know a Secret" Please Please Me John Lennon
Paul McCartney
George Harrison 1963 [14]
"Doctor Robert" Revolver John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1966 [13]
"Don't Bother Me" With the Beatles George Harrison George Harrison 1963 [8]
"Don't Let Me Down"[e] Hash-tag Past Masters
(B-side of "Get Back")
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1969 [17][23]
"Don't Pass Me By" The Beatles ("White Album") Richard Starkey Ringo Starr 1968 [16]
"Drive My Car" Rubber Soul John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
(with John Lennon)
1965 [24]
"Eight Days a Week" Beatles for Sale John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
1964 [15]
"Eleanor Rigby" double-dagger Revolver John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1966 [13]
"The End" Abbey Road John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1969 [19]
"Every Little Thing" Beatles for Sale John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
(with Paul McCartney)
1964 [15]
"Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey" The Beatles ("White Album") John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1968 [16]
"Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby"
(Carl Perkins cover)
Beatles for Sale Carl Perkins dagger George Harrison 1964 [15]
"Fixing a Hole" Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1967 [20]
"Flying" Magical Mystery Tour John Lennon
Paul McCartney
George Harrison
Richard Starkey
Instrumental 1967 [11]
"The Fool on the Hill" Magical Mystery Tour John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1967 [11]
"For No One" Revolver John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1966 [13]
"For You Blue" double-dagger Let It Be George Harrison George Harrison 1970 [6]
"From Me to You" Hash-tag Past Masters John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
(with Paul McCartney)
1963 [17][25]
"Get Back"[f] Hash-tag Let It Be John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1969 [6][23]
"Getting Better" Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1967 [20]
"Girl" Rubber Soul John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1965 [24]
"Glass Onion" The Beatles ("White Album") John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1968 [16]
"Golden Slumbers" Abbey Road John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1969 [19]
"Good Day Sunshine" Revolver John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1966 [13]
"Good Morning Good Morning" Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1967 [20]
"Good Night" The Beatles ("White Album") John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Ringo Starr 1968 [16]
"Got to Get You into My Life" Revolver John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1966 [13]
"Happiness Is a Warm Gun" The Beatles ("White Album") John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1968 [16]
"A Hard Day's Night" double-dagger A Hard Day's Night John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
(with Paul McCartney)
1964 [12]
"Hello, Goodbye" Hash-tag Magical Mystery Tour John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1967 [11][27]
"Help!" double-dagger Help! John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1965 [7]
"Helter Skelter" The Beatles ("White Album") John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1968 [16]
"Her Majesty" Abbey Road John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1969 [19]
"Here Comes the Sun" Abbey Road George Harrison George Harrison 1969 [19]
"Here, There and Everywhere" Revolver John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1966 [13]
"Hey Bulldog" Yellow Submarine John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1969 [9]
"Hey Jude" Hash-tag Past Masters John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1968 [17][28]
"Hold Me Tight" With the Beatles John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1963 [8]
"Honey Don't"
(Carl Perkins cover)
Beatles for Sale Carl Perkins dagger Ringo Starr 1964 [15]
"Honey Pie" The Beatles ("White Album") John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1968 [16]
"I Am the Walrus" double-dagger Magical Mystery Tour John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1967 [11]
"I Call Your Name"[g] Past Masters John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1964 [17]
"I Don't Want to Spoil the Party" double-dagger Beatles for Sale John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
(with Paul McCartney)
1964 [15]
"I Feel Fine" Hash-tag Past Masters John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1964 [17][30]
"I Me Mine" Let It Be George Harrison George Harrison 1970 [6]
"I Need You" Help! George Harrison George Harrison 1965 [7]
"I Saw Her Standing There" Please Please Me John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1963 [14]
"I Should Have Known Better" A Hard Day's Night John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1964 [12]
"I Wanna Be Your Man" With the Beatles John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Ringo Starr 1963 [8]
"I Want to Hold Your Hand" Hash-tag Past Masters John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
1963 [17][31]
"I Want to Tell You" Revolver George Harrison George Harrison 1966 [13]
"I Want You (She's So Heavy)" Abbey Road John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1969 [19]
"I Will" The Beatles ("White Album") John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1968 [16]
"If I Fell" A Hard Day's Night John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
1964 [12]
"If I Needed Someone" Rubber Soul George Harrison George Harrison 1965 [24]
"I'll Be Back" A Hard Day's Night John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
(with Paul McCartney)
1964 [12]
"I'll Cry Instead" A Hard Day's Night John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1964 [12]
"I'll Follow the Sun" Beatles for Sale John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1964 [15]
"I'll Get You" Hash-tag Past Masters
(B-side of "She Loves You")
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
(with Paul McCartney)
1963 [17][32]
"I'm a Loser" Beatles for Sale John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1964 [15]
"I'm Down" Hash-tag Past Masters
(B-side of "Help!")
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1965 [17][33]
"I'm Happy Just to Dance with You" A Hard Day's Night John Lennon
Paul McCartney
George Harrison 1964 [12]
"I'm Looking Through You" Rubber Soul John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1965 [24]
"I'm Only Sleeping" Revolver John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1966 [13]
"I'm So Tired" The Beatles ("White Album") John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1968 [16]
"I've Got a Feeling" Let It Be John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
(with John Lennon)
1970 [6]
"I've Just Seen a Face" Help! John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1965 [7]
"In My Life" Rubber Soul John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1965 [24]
"The Inner Light" Hash-tag Past Masters
(B-side of "Lady Madonna")
George Harrison George Harrison 1968 [17][34]
"It Won't Be Long" With the Beatles John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1963 [8]
"It's All Too Much" Yellow Submarine George Harrison George Harrison 1969 [9]
"It's Only Love" Help! John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1965 [24]
"Julia" The Beatles ("White Album") John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1968 [16]
"Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!"
(Little Willie Littlefield/Little Richard cover)
Beatles for Sale Jerry Leiber
Mike Stoller
/
Richard Penniman dagger
Paul McCartney 1964 [15]
"Komm, gib mir deine Hand" Hash-tag
(German version of "I Want to Hold Your Hand")
Past Masters John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Jean Nicolas
Heinz Hellmer
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
1964 [17][35]
"Lady Madonna" Hash-tag Past Masters John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1968 [17][34]
"Let It Be"[h] double-dagger Let It Be John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1970 [6]
"Little Child" With the Beatles John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
1963 [8]
"The Long and Winding Road" double-dagger Let It Be John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1970 [6]
"Long Tall Sally"
(Little Richard cover)
Past Masters Robert Blackwell
Enotris Johnson
Richard Penniman dagger
Paul McCartney 1964 [17]
"Long, Long, Long" The Beatles ("White Album") George Harrison George Harrison 1968 [16]
"Love Me Do"[i] double-dagger Please Please Me John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
(with John Lennon)
1962 [14]
"Love You To" Revolver George Harrison George Harrison 1966 [13]
"Lovely Rita" Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1967 [20]
"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1967 [20]
"Maggie Mae" Let It Be Traditional, arr.
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
George Harrison
Richard Starkey dagger
John Lennon
(with Paul McCartney)
1970 [6]
"Magical Mystery Tour" Magical Mystery Tour John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
(with John Lennon)
1967 [11]
"Martha My Dear" The Beatles ("White Album") John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1968 [16]
"Matchbox"
(Carl Perkins cover)
Past Masters Carl Perkins dagger Ringo Starr 1964 [17]
"Maxwell's Silver Hammer" Abbey Road John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1969 [19]
"Mean Mr. Mustard" Abbey Road John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1969 [19]
"Michelle" Rubber Soul John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1965 [24]
"Misery" Please Please Me John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
(with Paul McCartney)
1963 [14]
"Money (That's What I Want)"
(Barrett Strong cover)
With the Beatles Berry Gordy
Janie Bradford dagger
John Lennon 1963 [8]
"Mother Nature's Son" The Beatles ("White Album") John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1968 [16]
"Mr. Moonlight"
(Piano Red cover)
Beatles for Sale Roy Lee Johnson dagger John Lennon 1964 [15]
"The Night Before" Help! John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1965 [7]
"No Reply" Beatles for Sale John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1964 [15]
"Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" Rubber Soul John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1965 [24]
"Not a Second Time" With the Beatles John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1963 [8]
"Nowhere Man" Rubber Soul John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1965 [24]
"Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" The Beatles ("White Album") John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1968 [16]
"Octopus's Garden" Abbey Road Richard Starkey Ringo Starr 1969 [19]
"Oh! Darling" Abbey Road John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1969 [19]
"Old Brown Shoe" Hash-tag Past Masters
(B-side of "The Ballad of John and Yoko")
George Harrison George Harrison 1969 [17][18]
"One After 909" Let It Be John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
(with Paul McCartney)
1970 [6]
"Only a Northern Song" Yellow Submarine George Harrison George Harrison 1969 [9]
"Paperback Writer" Hash-tag Past Masters John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1966 [17][42]
"Penny Lane" Hash-tag Magical Mystery Tour John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1967 [11][43]
"Piggies" The Beatles ("White Album") George Harrison George Harrison 1968 [16]
"Please Mr. Postman"
(The Marvelettes cover)
With the Beatles Georgia Dobbins
William Garrett
Brian Holland
Robert Bateman
Freddie Gorman dagger
John Lennon 1963 [8]
"Please Please Me" Please Please Me John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
1963 [14]
"Polythene Pam" Abbey Road John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1969 [19]
"P.S. I Love You" double-dagger Please Please Me John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1962 [14]
"Rain" Hash-tag Past Masters
(B-side of "Paperback Writer")
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1966 [17][42]
"Revolution" Hash-tag Past Masters
(B-side of "Hey Jude")
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1968 [17][28]
"Revolution 1" The Beatles ("White Album") John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1968 [16]
"Revolution 9" The Beatles ("White Album") John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Sound Collage[j] 1968 [16]
"Rock and Roll Music"
(Chuck Berry cover)
Beatles for Sale Chuck Berry dagger John Lennon 1964 [15]
"Rocky Raccoon" The Beatles ("White Album") John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1968 [16]
"Roll Over Beethoven"
(Chuck Berry cover)
With the Beatles Chuck Berry dagger George Harrison 1963 [8]
"Run for Your Life" Rubber Soul John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1965 [24]
"Savoy Truffle" The Beatles ("White Album") George Harrison George Harrison 1968 [16]
"Sexy Sadie" The Beatles ("White Album") John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1968 [16]
"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1967 [20]
"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)" Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
George Harrison
1967 [20]
"She Came In Through the Bathroom Window" Abbey Road John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1969 [19]
"She Loves You" Hash-tag Past Masters John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
1963 [17][32]
"She Said She Said" Revolver John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1966 [13]
"She's a Woman" Hash-tag Past Masters
(B-side of "I Feel Fine")
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1964 [17][30]
"She's Leaving Home" Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
(with John Lennon)
1967 [20]
"Sie liebt dich" Hash-tag
(German version of "She Loves You")
Past Masters
(B-side of "Komm, gib mir deine Hand")
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Jean Nicolas
Lee Montogue
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
1964 [17][35]
"Slow Down"
(Larry Williams cover)
Past Masters Larry Williams dagger John Lennon 1964 [17]
"Something" double-dagger Abbey Road George Harrison George Harrison 1969 [19]
"Strawberry Fields Forever" Hash-tag Magical Mystery Tour John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1967 [11][43]
"Sun King" Abbey Road John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
(with Paul McCartney
and George Harrison)
1969 [19]
"A Taste of Honey"
(Bobby Scott cover)
Please Please Me Bobby Scott
Ric Marlow dagger
Paul McCartney 1963 [14]
"Taxman" Revolver George Harrison George Harrison 1966 [13]
"Tell Me What You See" Help! John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
(with John Lennon)
1965 [7]
"Tell Me Why" A Hard Day's Night John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1964 [12]
"Thank You Girl" Hash-tag Past Masters
(B-side of "From Me to You")
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
(with Paul McCartney)
1963 [17][25]
"There's a Place" Please Please Me John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
1963 [14]
"Things We Said Today" double-dagger A Hard Day's Night John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1964 [12]
"Think for Yourself" Rubber Soul George Harrison George Harrison 1965 [24]
"This Boy" Hash-tag Past Masters
(B-side of "I Want to Hold Your Hand" (UK))
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
(with Paul McCartney
and George Harrison)
1963 [17][31]
"Ticket to Ride" double-dagger Help! John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1965 [7]
"Till There Was You"
(Anita Bryant cover)
With the Beatles Meredith Willson dagger Paul McCartney 1963 [8]
"Tomorrow Never Knows" Revolver John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1966 [13]
"Twist and Shout"
(The Top Notes cover)
Please Please Me Phil Medley
Bert Berns dagger
John Lennon 1963 [14]
"Two of Us" Let It Be John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
(with John Lennon)
1970 [6]
"Wait" Rubber Soul John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
1965 [24]
"We Can Work It Out" Hash-tag Past Masters
(Double A-side with "Day Tripper")
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1965 [17][21]
"What Goes On" Rubber Soul John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Richard Starkey
Ringo Starr 1965 [24]
"What You're Doing" Beatles for Sale John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1964 [15]
"When I Get Home" A Hard Day's Night John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1964 [12]
"When I'm Sixty-Four" Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1967 [20]
"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" The Beatles ("White Album") George Harrison George Harrison 1968 [16]
"Why Don't We Do It in the Road?" The Beatles ("White Album") John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1968 [16]
"Wild Honey Pie" The Beatles ("White Album") John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1968 [16]
"With a Little Help from My Friends" Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Ringo Starr 1967 [20]
"Within You Without You" Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band George Harrison George Harrison 1967 [20]
"The Word" Rubber Soul John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1965 [24]
"Words of Love"
(Buddy Holly cover)
Beatles for Sale Buddy Holly dagger John Lennon
Paul McCartney
1964 [15]
"Yellow Submarine"[d] double-dagger Revolver John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Ringo Starr 1966 [13]
"Yer Blues" The Beatles ("White Album") John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1968 [16]
"Yes It Is" Hash-tag Past Masters
(B-side of "Ticket to Ride")
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
(with Paul McCartney
and George Harrison)
1965 [17][44]
"Yesterday" double-dagger Help! John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1965 [7]
"You Can't Do That" double-dagger A Hard Day's Night John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1964 [12]
"You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)" Hash-tag Past Masters
(B-side of "Let It Be")
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
1970 [17][45]
"You Like Me Too Much" Help! George Harrison George Harrison 1965 [7]
"You Never Give Me Your Money" Abbey Road John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1969 [19]
"You Won't See Me" Rubber Soul John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1965 [24]
"Your Mother Should Know" Magical Mystery Tour John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney 1967 [11]
"You're Going to Lose That Girl" Help! John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1965 [7]
"You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" Help! John Lennon
Paul McCartney
John Lennon 1965 [7]
"You've Really Got a Hold on Me"
(The Miracles cover)
With the Beatles Smokey Robinson dagger John Lennon
George Harrison
1963 [8]

Other released songs[edit]

Key
Indicates live recording Indicates live recording
Name of song, release(s), songwriter(s), lead vocalist, year recorded, year released and notes
Song Release(s) Songwriter(s) Lead vocal(s) Year
recorded
Year
released
Notes Ref.
"12-Bar Original" Anthology 2 Lennon
McCartney
Harrison
Starkey
Instrumental 1965 1996 A twelve-bar blues instrumental, recorded on 4 November 1965.[46] An edited version of the track was released on Anthology 2.[47] [48]
"Ain't She Sweet" Anthology 1 Jack Yellen
Milton Ager dagger
Lennon 1961 1995 Recorded in 1961 with Pete Best on drums during the band's tenure as a backing band for Tony Sheridan, under the name "the Beat Brothers".[49] [39]
Anthology 3 McCartney 1969 1996 A studio jam recorded on 24 July 1969 during the Abbey Road sessions.[50] [51]
"All Things Must Pass" Anthology 3 Harrison Harrison 1969 1996 Solo demo by Harrison from 25 February 1969.[52] Later re-recorded by Harrison and released on his 1970 solo album All Things Must Pass.[53] [51]
"Bad to Me" The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963 Lennon
McCartney
Lennon 1963 2013 Piano demo by John Lennon. Subsequently recorded by Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas and released as a single (backed by "I Call Your Name") in 1963.[54] [29]
"Beautiful Dreamer" § On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2 Stephen Foster
Gerry Goffin
Jack Keller dagger
McCartney 1963 2013 Recorded on 26 January 1963 for the BBC radio programme Saturday Club [55]
"Bésame Mucho" Anthology 1 Consuelo Velázquez
Sunny Skylar dagger
McCartney 1962 1995 Recorded on 6 June 1962 during their first recording session at EMI Studios.[56] [39]
"Blue Moon" The Beatles ("White Album")
(2018 Deluxe Edition)
Richard Rodgers
Lorenz Hart dagger
McCartney 1968 2018 A studio jam recorded during sessions for The Beatles. [57]
"Can You Take Me Back?" The Beatles ("White Album")
(2018 Deluxe Edition)
Lennon
McCartney
McCartney 1968 2018 Recorded on 16 September 1968 during a session for "I Will"; an excerpt appears as a hidden track at the end of "Cry Baby Cry".[58] The full song was officially released on the 2018 deluxe edition of The Beatles.[57] [57]
"Carol" § Live at the BBC Chuck Berry dagger Lennon 1963 1994 Recorded on 16 July 1963 for the BBC radio programme Pop Go the Beatles [59]
"Cayenne" Anthology 1 McCartney Instrumental 1960 1995 Home demo recorded by the Quarrymen in the McCartney family bathroom in April 1960,[60] and features Stuart Sutcliffe on bass guitar.[61] Credited to McCartney alone, not Lennon–McCartney.[62] [39]
"Child of Nature" The Beatles ("White Album")
(2018 Deluxe Edition)
Lennon Lennon 1968 2018 Demo recorded at George Harrison's Kinfauns home before the sessions for The Beatles. Later reworked by Lennon as "Jealous Guy" and released on his 1971 solo album Imagine.[63][64] [57]
"Christmas Time (Is Here Again)" Hash-tag Non-album single
(B-side of "Free as a Bird")
Lennon
McCartney
Harrison
Starkey
Lennon
McCartney
Harrison
Starr
1967 1995 Recorded for the band's 1967 fan club Christmas record.[65] Released as the B-side to "Free as a Bird" in 1995. [66]
"Circles" The Beatles ("White Album")
(2018 Deluxe Edition)
Harrison Harrison 1968 2018 Demo recorded at George Harrison's Kinfauns home before the sessions for The Beatles.[67] Later re-recorded by Harrison and released on his 1982 solo album Gone Troppo.[68] [57]
"Clarabella" § Live at the BBC Frank Pingitore dagger McCartney 1963 1994 Recorded on 16 July 1963 for the BBC radio programme Pop Go the Beatles [59]
"Come and Get It" Anthology 3 McCartney McCartney 1969 1996 Demo recorded by McCartney on 24 July 1969.[50] Later recorded and released as a single by Badfinger in 1969.[69] [51]
"Cry for a Shadow" Anthology 1 Lennon
Harrison
Instrumental 1961 1995 Recorded in 1961 with Pete Best on drums during the band's tenure as a backing band for Tony Sheridan, under the name "the Beat Brothers".[49] [39]
"Crying, Waiting, Hoping" § Live at the BBC Buddy Holly dagger Harrison 1963 1994 Recorded on 6 August 1963 for the BBC radio programme Pop Go the Beatles [59]
"Don't Ever Change" § Live at the BBC Gerry Goffin
Carole King dagger
Harrison
McCartney
1963 1994 Recorded on 27 August 1963 for the BBC radio programme Pop Go the Beatles [59]
"Free as a Bird" double-dagger Anthology 1 Lennon
McCartney
Harrison
Starkey
Lennon
McCartney
Harrison
1977 1995 Recorded as a home demo by Lennon in 1977, the song was put together with overdubs by the three surviving Beatles for The Beatles Anthology project. [39]
"Glad All Over" § Live at the BBC Roy C. Bennett
Sid Tepper
Aaron Schroeder dagger
Harrison 1963 1994 Recorded on 20 August 1963 for the BBC radio programme Pop Go the Beatles [59]
"Hallelujah, I Love Her So" Anthology 1 Ray Charles dagger McCartney 1960 1995 Home demo recorded by the Quarrymen in the McCartney family bathroom in April 1960,[60] and features Stuart Sutcliffe on bass guitar.[61] [39]
"Hello Little Girl" Anthology 1 Lennon
McCartney
Lennon 1962 1995 Played by the Beatles during their failed audition for Decca Records in early 1962 and is one of the earliest Lennon–McCartney compositions.[70] Recorded and released as a single by the Fourmost in August 1963. [39]
"The Hippy Hippy Shake" § Live at the BBC Chan Romero dagger McCartney 1963 1994 Recorded on 30 July 1963 for the BBC radio programme Pop Go the Beatles [59]
"The Honeymoon Song" § Live at the BBC Mikis Theodorakis
Sansom dagger
McCartney 1963 1994 Recorded on 6 August 1963 for the BBC radio programme Pop Go the Beatles [59]
"How Do You Do It?" Anthology 1 Mitch Murray dagger Lennon 1962 1995 Recorded on 4 September 1962, intended to be their debut single; it was replaced by "Love Me Do".[71] [39]
"I Forgot to Remember to Forget" § Live at the BBC Stan Kesler
Charlie Feathers dagger
Harrison 1964 1994 Recorded on 28 May 1964 for the BBC radio programme From Us to You [59]
"I Got a Woman" § Live at the BBC Ray Charles dagger Lennon 1963 1994 Recorded on 13 August 1963 for the BBC radio programme Pop Go the Beatles [59]
"I Got to Find My Baby" § Live at the BBC Chuck Berry dagger Lennon 1963 1994 Recorded on 11 June 1963 for the BBC radio programme Pop Go the Beatles [59]
"I Just Don't Understand" § Live at the BBC Marijohn Wilkin
Kent Westberry dagger
Lennon 1963 1994 Recorded on 20 August 1963 for the BBC radio programme Pop Go the Beatles [59]
"I'll Be on My Way" § Live at the BBC Lennon
McCartney
McCartney
(with Lennon)
1963 1994 Recorded on 24 June 1963 for the BBC radio programme Side by Side. Recorded and released as a single by Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas in April 1963.[72] [59]
"I'm In Love" The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963 Lennon
McCartney
Lennon 1963 2013 Demo recorded in 1963. Recorded and released as a single by the Fourmost in November 1963.[29] [29]
"I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry (Over You)" § Live at the BBC Joe Thomas
Howard Biggs dagger
Lennon 1963 1994 Recorded on 6 August 1963 for the BBC radio programme Pop Go the Beatles [59]
"I'm Talking About You" § On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2 Chuck Berry dagger Lennon 1963 2013 Recorded on 16 March 1963 for the BBC radio programme Saturday Club [55]
"If You've Got Trouble" Anthology 2 Lennon
McCartney
Starr 1965 1996 Recorded on 18 February 1965 during sessions for Help! The song was intended to be Starr's vocal appearance for the album, but the Beatles were not happy with the recording and chose "Act Naturally" instead.[73] [48]
"In Spite of All the Danger" Anthology 1 McCartney
Harrison
Lennon
McCartney
1958 1995 One of the first songs recorded by the Quarrymen in the summer of 1958; consisted of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, John "Duff" Lowe and Colin Hanton.[74] [39]
"Isn't It a Pity" Let It Roll: Songs by George Harrison
(iTunes version)
Harrison Harrison 1969 2009 Recorded as a solo performance by Harrison during the Get Back/Let It Be sessions; it was subsequently included on All Things Must Pass (1970).[75] [76]
"Jazz Piano Song" Let It Be (film) McCartney
Starkey
1969 1970 Shown in the 1970 film Let It Be. [77]
"Jessie's Dream" Magical Mystery Tour (film) Lennon
McCartney
Harrison
Starkey
Instrumental 1967 1967 Recorded privately rather than in the studio; played in the 1967 film Magical Mystery Tour.[78] [78]
"Johnny B. Goode" § Live at the BBC Chuck Berry dagger Lennon 1964 1994 Recorded on 26 January 1963 for the BBC radio programme Saturday Club [59]
"Junk" Anthology 3 McCartney McCartney 1968 1996 Demo recorded at George Harrison's Kinfauns home before the sessions for The Beatles. Later re-recorded by McCartney and released on his 1970 solo album McCartney.[79] [51]
"Keep Your Hands off My Baby" § Live at the BBC Gerry Goffin
Carole King dagger
Lennon 1963 1994 Recorded on 26 January 1963 for the BBC radio programme Saturday Club [59]
"Lawdy Miss Clawdy" Let It Be (film) Lloyd Price dagger 1969 1970 Performed in a medley with "Kansas City" and "Miss Ann"; shown in the 1970 film Let It Be. [80]
"Leave My Kitten Alone" Anthology 1 Little Willie John
Titus Turner
James McDougall dagger
Lennon 1964 1995 Recorded on 14 August 1964 during the recording sessions for Beatles for Sale.[81] [39]
"Lend Me Your Comb" § Anthology 1 Kay Twomey
Fred Wise
Ben Weisman dagger
Lennon
McCartney
1963 1995 Recorded on 16 July 1963 for the BBC radio programme Pop Go the Beatles [39]
"Like Dreamers Do" Anthology 1 Lennon
McCartney
McCartney 1962 1995 Played by the Beatles during their failed audition for Decca Records in early 1962.[82] Recorded and released as a single by the Applejacks in 1964.[70] [39]
"Lonesome Tears in My Eyes" § Live at the BBC Johnny Burnette
Dorsey Burnette
Paul Burlison
Al Mortimer dagger
Lennon 1963 1994 Recorded on 23 July 1963 for the BBC radio programme Pop Go the Beatles [59]
"Lucille" § Live at the BBC Little Richard
Albert Collins dagger
McCartney 1963 1994 Recorded on 5 October 1963 for the BBC radio programme Saturday Club [59]
"Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues" § Anthology 3 Ruth Roberts
Bill Katz
Stanley Clayton dagger
Lennon 1969 1996 Recorded on 29 January 1969 during the Get Back/Let It Be sessions.[83] [51]
"Memphis, Tennessee" § Live at the BBC Chuck Berry dagger Lennon 1963 1994 Recorded on 5 October 1963 for the BBC radio programme Pop go the Beatles [59]
"Moonlight Bay" § Anthology 1 Percy Wenrich
Edward Madden dagger
Lennon
McCartney
Harrison
Eric Morecambe
Ernie Wise
1963 1995 Recorded on 2 December 1963 for Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise's ATV programme Two of a Kind [39]
"My Bonnie" Anthology 1 Trad. arr. Tony Sheridan dagger Tony Sheridan 1961 1995 Recorded in 1961 with Pete Best on drums during the band's tenure as a backing band for Tony Sheridan, under the name "the Beat Brothers".[84] [39]
"Not Guilty" Anthology 3 Harrison Harrison 1968 1996 Recorded during the sessions for The Beatles,[85] but left off the final album.[86] Later recorded and released by Harrison on his solo album George Harrison (1979).[87] [51]
"Nothin' Shakin'" § Live at the BBC Eddie Fontaine
Cirino Colacrai
Diane Lampert
John Gluck, Jr. dagger
Harrison 1963 1994 Recorded on 23 July 1963 for the BBC radio programme Pop Go the Beatles [59]
"Ooh! My Soul" § Live at the BBC Little Richard dagger McCartney 1963 1994 Recorded on 27 August 1963 for the BBC radio programme Pop Go the Beatles [59]
"Real Love" double-dagger Anthology 2 Lennon Lennon 1979 1996 Recorded as a home demo by Lennon in 1979, the song was put together with overdubs by the three surviving Beatles for The Beatles Anthology project. [48]
"Rip It Up"/"Shake, Rattle and Roll"/"Blue Suede Shoes" Anthology 3 Robert Blackwell
John Marascalco /
Charles Calhoun /
Carl Perkins dagger
Lennon
McCartney
1969 1996 Recorded on 26 January 1969 during the Get Back/Let It Be sessions.[88] [51]
"Searchin'" Anthology 1 Jerry Leiber
Mike Stoller
dagger
McCartney 1962 1995 Played by the Beatles during their failed audition for Decca Records in early 1962.[89] [39]
"The Sheik of Araby" Anthology 1 Harry B. Smith
Francis Wheeler
Ted Snyder dagger
Harrison 1962 1995 Played by the Beatles during their failed audition for Decca Records in early 1962.[89] [39]
"A Shot of Rhythm and Blues" § Live at the BBC Terry Thompson dagger Lennon 1963 1994 Recorded on 27 August 1963 for the BBC radio programme Pop Go the Beatles [59]
"Shout" § Anthology 1 Rudolph Isley
Ronald Isley
O'Kelly Isley Jr. dagger
Lennon
McCartney
Harrison
Starr
1964 1995 Recorded on 19 April 1964 for the television special Around the Beatles [39]
"So How Come (No One Loves Me)" § Live at the BBC Felice Bryant
Boudleaux Bryant
dagger
Harrison 1963 1994 Recorded on 23 July 1963 for the BBC radio programme Pop Go the Beatles [59]
"Soldier of Love (Lay Down Your Arms)" § Live at the BBC Buzz Cason
Tony Moon dagger
Lennon 1963 1994 Recorded on 16 July 1963 for the BBC radio programme Pop Go the Beatles [59]
"Some Other Guy" § Live at the BBC Jerry Leiber
Mike Stoller

Richie Barrett dagger
Lennon
McCartney
1963 1994 Recorded on 23 June 1963 for the BBC radio programme Easy Beat [59]
"Sour Milk Sea" The Beatles ("White Album")
(2018 Deluxe Edition)
Harrison Harrison 1968 2018 Demo recorded at George Harrison's Kinfauns home before the sessions for The Beatles.[90] Subsequently recorded by Jackie Lomax and released in August 1968 as his debut single on Apple Records.[91] [57]
"Step Inside Love/Los Paranoias" Anthology 3 Lennon
McCartney /
Lennon
McCartney
Harrison
Starkey
McCartney 1968 1996 Recorded on 16 September 1968 during the sessions for The Beatles. "Step Inside Love" was subsequently recorded by Cilla Black in 1968.[58][92] [51]
"St. Louis Blues" The Beatles ("White Album")
(2018 Deluxe Edition)
W. C. Handy dagger McCartney 1968 2018 A studio jam recorded during sessions for The Beatles. [57]
"Sure to Fall (in Love with You)" § Live at the BBC Carl Perkins
Quinton Claunch
Bill Cantrell dagger
McCartney 1963 1994 Recorded on 18 June 1963 for the BBC radio programme Pop Go the Beatles [59]
"Suzy Parker" Let It Be (film) Lennon
McCartney
Harrison
Starkey
1969 1970 Shown in the 1970 film Let It Be. [93]
"Sweet Little Sixteen" § Live at the BBC Chuck Berry dagger Lennon 1963 1994 Recorded on 23 July 1963 for the BBC radio programme Pop Go the Beatles [59]
"Teddy Boy" Anthology 3 McCartney McCartney 1969 1996 Demo recorded in January 1969 during the Get Back/Let It Be sessions.[83] Re-recorded by McCartney and released on his 1970 solo album McCartney.[79][94] [51]
"That Means a Lot" Anthology 2 Lennon
McCartney
McCartney 1965 1996 Recorded by the Beatles on 20 February 1965; intended for Help! and the film.[95] Recorded and released as a single by P. J. Proby in 1965.[95] [48]
"That'll Be the Day" Anthology 1 Jerry Allison
Buddy Holly
Norman Petty dagger
Lennon 1958 1995 One of the first songs recorded by the Quarrymen in the summer of 1958; consisted of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, John "Duff" Lowe and Colin Hanton.[74] [39]
"That’s All Right (Mama)" § Live at the BBC Arthur Crudup dagger McCartney 1963 1994 Recorded on 16 July 1963 for the BBC radio programme Pop Go the Beatles [59]
"Three Cool Cats" Anthology 1 Jerry Leiber
Mike Stoller
dagger
Harrison 1962 1995 Played by the Beatles during their failed audition for Decca Records in early 1962.[89] [39]
"To Know Her Is to Love Her" § Live at the BBC Phil Spector dagger Lennon 1963 1994 Recorded on 6 August 1963 for the BBC radio programme Pop Go the Beatles [59]
"Too Much Monkey Business" § Live at the BBC Chuck Berry dagger Lennon 1963 1994 Recorded on 10 September 1963 for the BBC radio programme Pop Go the Beatles [59]
"What's the New Mary Jane" Anthology 3 Lennon
McCartney
Lennon 1968 1996 Recorded on 14 August 1968 during sessions for The Beatles.[96] [51]
"You Know What to Do" Anthology 1 Harrison Harrison 1964 1995 Demo recorded on 3 June 1964 by Harrison, Lennon and McCartney.[39] [39]
"Young Blood" § Live at the BBC Jerry Leiber
Mike Stoller

Doc Pomus dagger
Harrison 1963 1994 Recorded on 11 June 1963 for the BBC radio programme Pop Go the Beatles [59]
"You'll Be Mine" Anthology 1 Lennon
McCartney
McCartney 1960 1995 Home demo recorded by the Quarrymen in the McCartney family bathroom in April 1960,[60] and features Stuart Sutcliffe on bass guitar.[61] One of the earliest known Lennon–McCartney compositions.[97] [39]
"(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care" The Beatles ("White Album")
(2018 Deluxe Edition)
Jerry Leiber
Mike Stoller
dagger
McCartney 1968 2018 A studio jam recorded during sessions for The Beatles. [57]

Unreleased songs[edit]

Name of song, year of origin and notes
Song Year Notes
"Because I Know You Love Me So" 1960 Country-influenced duet briefly performed by Lennon and McCartney during the Get Back sessions on 3 January 1969.[98][99]
"Carnival of Light" 1967 Nearly 14-minute-long experimental collage recorded on 5 January 1967 for The Million Volt Light and Sound Rave.[100]
"Catswalk" 1960 Written around 1960, it was rehearsed multiple times before 1963 and only properly recorded in 1962 at a rehearsal at The Cavern Club.[101]
"Commonwealth" 1969 Improvised studio jam; sung by McCartney during the Get Back sessions on 9 January 1969.[102][103][104]
"Etcetera" 1968 Demo recorded by McCartney on 20 August 1968, during the same session as "Mother Nature's Son" and "Wild Honey Pie".[105]
"I Fancy Me Chances" 1962 Performed live in 1962 and briefly during the Get Back sessions; released as "Fancy My Chances with You" on the bonus disc of Let It Be... Naked.[106][107]
"I Lost My Little Girl" 1956 The first song that was written by McCartney. Performed during the Get Back sessions with Lennon on lead vocals.[108]
"I'll Wait Till Tomorrow" 1960 Country-influenced duet briefly performed by Lennon and McCartney during the Get Back sessions on 3 January 1969.[98][99]
"I've Been Thinking That You Love Me" 1960 Briefly performed during the Get Back sessions on 3 January 1969.[98][99]
"Just Fun" 1969 Played by the Quarrymen from 1957 to 1959; performed during the Get Back sessions by McCartney on 6 January 1969 and shown in the Let It Be film, and briefly by Lennon on 8 January.[102][109][110]
"Looking Glass" 1960 An instrumental written around 1960. It is unknown if it was ever properly recorded.[111]
"Love of the Loved" 1962 Played by the Beatles during their failed audition for Decca Records in early 1962. Released as a single by Cilla Black in 1963.[70]
"Madman" 1969 Performed on 14 and 21 January 1969 during the Get Back sessions with Lennon on lead vocals.[112][113]
"Pinwheel Twist" 1962 Performed live in 1962.[106][114]
"Take Good Care of My Baby" 1962 Played by the Beatles during their failed audition for Decca Records in early 1962.[115]
"Thinking of Linking" 1957 Played by the Quarrymen; briefly sung by Lennon during the Get Back sessions on 29 January 1969;[109][116][117] performed by McCartney, Harrison and Starr for The Beatles Anthology.[118]
"Too Bad About Sorrows" 1957 One of the earliest Lennon–McCartney compositions. Briefly sung by Lennon during the Get Back sessions on 8 January 1969; sung by McCartney during Get Back sessions of 21 January 1969.[109][110][119]
"Shirley's Wild Accordion" 1967 Recorded on 12 October 1967; instrumental intended for Magical Mystery Tour film.[120]
"Song of Love" 1969 Performed on 14 January 1969 during the Get Back sessions with McCartney on lead vocals.[112]
"Watching Rainbows" 1969 Performed on 14 January 1969 during the Get Back sessions with Lennon on lead vocals.[112][121]
"Winston's Walk" 1960 An instrumental written around 1960. It is unknown if it was ever properly recorded.[111]
"Won't You Please Say Goodbye" 1960 Briefly performed during the Get Back sessions with Lennon on lead vocals on 3 January 1969.[98][99]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All songs written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, whether together or separate, are credited to Lennon–McCartney, due to an agreement the two made before the Beatles became famous.[1]
  2. ^ Lead vocal credits per Castleman and Podrazik's 1976 book All Together Now.[3]
  3. ^ "Across the Universe" originally appeared on the charity album No One's Gonna Change Our World in 1969; this version appears on Past Masters (1988).[4] A different mix, with orchestral and choral overdubs by Phil Spector, appears on Let It Be (1970).[5]
  4. ^ a b Also included on Yellow Submarine (1969).[9]
  5. ^ Originally released in 1969 as a single (with "Get Back") and credited to "the Beatles with Billy Preston".[22]
  6. ^ Originally released in 1969 as a single (with "Don't Let Me Down") and credited to "the Beatles with Billy Preston".[22] This version appears on Past Masters (1988).[17] A different mix produced by Phil Spector was subsequently released a year later on Let It Be.[26]
  7. ^ Originally recorded by Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas and released as a single (with "Bad to Me") in 1963.[29]
  8. ^ The single version of "Let It Be", produced by George Martin, was released in March 1970,[36] and appears on Past Masters (1988).[17] The album version, produced by Phil Spector, features an additional guitar solo and minor differences in the orchestral sections.[37]
  9. ^ Three different versions of "Love Me Do" exist. The first version, recorded on 6 June 1962 with Pete Best on drums,[38] appears on Anthology 1 (1995).[39] The second version, recorded on 4 September 1962 with Ringo Starr on drums,[40] was released as a UK single in 1962 and appears on Past Masters (1988).[17] The third version, recorded on 11 September 1962 with session drummer Andy White on drums and Starr on tambourine,[41] was released as a US single in 1962 and appears on Please Please Me (1963), 1962–1966 (1973) and 1 (2000).
  10. ^ "Revolution 9" is a sound collage that contains spoken vocals from John Lennon, George Harrison, Yoko Ono and George Martin.[3]

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