At Beatles anniversary time, the stories write themselves. It turns out that ranking the songs recorded by the Beatles in the s is easy; you put the worst one at the top, and the best one at the bottom. In the U. There was also a flurry of non-album singles throughout those years, collected in different ways in the U. EMI also released a number of four-song EPs in Britain, particularly early on, but only one of them, Long Tall Sally , contained songs not available in other forms. Releases in the U. The songs the band released in the s that were not on their studio albums were eventually consolidated in a catchall collection dubbed, quite lamely, Past Masters. They are duly noted below; most sound like the appreciative efforts of a young and not-quite-formed band; the Beatles being the Beatles, however, a few are transcendent. Any mistakes are, of course, my own.
‘Yesterday’ had topped over 7 million radio plays by late ’99.
I first heard of the Beatles when I was nine years old. I spent most of my holidays on Merseyside then, and a local girl gave me a bad publicity shot of them with their names scrawled on the back. The funny thing is that parents and all their friends from Liverpool were also curious and proud about this local group. Prior to that, the people in show business from the north of England had all been comedians. The Beatles even recorded for Parlophone, which was a comedy label, as if they believed they might be a passing novelty act.
Spotify has revealed the 10 most streamed tracks by The Beatles over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, following their introduction to the streaming service at Much to fans' delight, the endless bickering over the definitive Beatles track might have now found some conclusion: Spotify has released a list of the Top 10 tracks streamed both globally and in the UK, with the grooves of 'Come Together' topping both lists. What's sure to generate a little conversation amongst more dedicated followers is the revelation that Spotify users are naturally more attracted towards the band's earlier, livelier work; particularly in the UK, where 'Twist and Shout', 'Love Me Do', and 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' nabbed top spots. So, that can officially shut down any arguments over the band facing any kind of irrelevance in the face of modern pop.
By Charles Curtis May 29, am. Indeed, in the United States, Beatles released Sgt. What qualifies me to do such a thing? What I am is a die-hard Beatles fan who grew up obsessed with the band, reading anything and everything I could find about the band while listening to the albums over and over. Anything that was released as a single, B-side or on an album is on this list. I spent the last few weeks re-listening to every cut and I tried my best to get rid of personal bias, but it was tough.