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The Official Beatles

A list of all 212 Beatles' songs and covers officially released on record between 1962 and 1970
by Ger Tillekens

The official Beatles' canon covers all songs the Beatles recorded and authorized for publication in their years as a performing group. In those years between 1962 and 1970 the Beatles released 219 songs or song variants, which are listed below in order of appearance. In this list there are 24 covers (C), and 1 traditional (T), leaving us with up to 194 released recordings of original Beatles' songs. Among those 194 we find 9 song variations and 1 song fragment. Of those 10 performances most authors of Beatles' books and commentaries discard 7 tracks as just variants or invalid members of the Beatles' songbook, leaving us with exactly 187 canonical Beatles' originals, 24 covers and 1 traditional: a total of 212 songs. [1] The links on this page all point towards Alan W. Pollack's Notes on ... Series. MD-numbers refer to the standard "MacDonald Verzeichnis" of the Beatles' songs.

1 Single: Love Me Do (released: 05.10.1962 [UK] on Parlophone 45-R 4949)
001 / MD001: Love Me Do (with Ringo on drums)
002 / MD002: P.S. I Love You
2 Single: Please Please Me (released: 11.01.1963 [UK] on Parlophone 45-R 4983)
003 / MD003: Please Please Me
004 / MD004: Ask Me Why
3 LP: Please Please Me (released: 22.03.1963 [UK] on Parlophone PMC 1202 [mono]; Parlophone PCS 3042 [stereo])
005 / MD006: I Saw Her Standing There
006 / MD008: Misery
C01 / MD009b: Anna (Go To Him)
C02 / MD009d: Chains
C03 / MD009c: Boys
004 / MD004: Ask Me Why
003 / MD003: Please Please Me
007 / MD001: Love Me Do (drums played by Andy White)
002 / MD002: P.S. I Love You
C04 / MD009e: Baby It's You
008 / MD007: Do You Want To Know A Secret
C05 / MD006b: A Taste of Honey
009 / MD005: There's A Place
C06 / MD009f: Twist and Shout
4 Single: From Me To You (released: 11.04.1963 [UK] on Parlophone R 5015)
010 / MD010: From Me To You
011 / MD011: Thank You Girl
5 Single: She Loves You (released: 23.08.1963 [UK] on Parlophone R 5055)
012 / MD012: She Loves You
013 / MD013: I'll Get You
6 LP: With The Beatles (released: 22.11.1963 [UK] on Parlophone PMC 1206 [mono]; Parlophone PCS 3045 [stereo])
014 / MD014: It Won't Be Long
015 / MD018: All I've Got To Do
016 / MD015: All My Loving
017 / MD020: Don't Bother Me
018 / MD017: Little Child
C07 / MD013e: Till There Was You
C08 / MD013f: Please Mister Postman
C09 / MD014b: Roll Over Beethoven
019 / MD009: Hold Me Tight
C10 / MD013b: You Really Got A Hold On Me
020 / MD016: I Wanna Be Your Man
C11 / MD013d: Devil In Her Heart
021 / MD019: Not A Second Time
C12 / MD013c: Money (That's What I Want)

7 Single: I Want To Hold Your Hand (released: 29.11.1963 [UK] on Parlophone R 5084)
022 / MD021: I Want To Hold Your Hand
023 / MD022: This Boy
8 Single: Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand (released: March 1964 [BRD])
024: Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand
025: Sie Liebt Dich
9 Single: Can't Buy Me Love (released: 20.03.1964 [UK] on Parlophone R 5114)
026 / MD023: Can't Buy Me Love
027 / MD024: You Can't Do That
10 EP: Long Tall Sally (released: 19.06.1964 [UK] on Parlophone GEP 8913)
C13 / MD029b: Long Tall Sally
028 / MD030: I Call Your Name
C14 / MD032b: Slow Down
C15 / MD031b: Matchbox
11 Single: A Hard Day's Night (released: 10.07.1964 [UK] on Parlophone R 5160)
029 / MD031: A Hard Day's Night
030 / MD035: Things We Said Today
12 LP: A Hard Day's Night (released: 26.06.1964 [US]; 10.07.1964 [UK] on Parlophone PMC 1230 [mono]; Parlophone PCS 3058 [stereo])
029 / MD031: A Hard Day's Night
031 / MD026: I Should Have Known Better
032 / MD028: If I Fell
033 / MD029: I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
034 / MD025: And I Love Her
035 / MD027: Tell Me Why
026 / MD023: Can't Buy Me Love
036 / MD034: Any Time At All
037 / MD032: I'll Cry Instead
030 / MD035: Things We Said Today
038 / MD036: When I Get Home
027 / MD024: You Can't Do That
039 / MD033: I'll Be Back
13 Single: I Feel Fine (released: 23.11.1964 [US]; 27.11.1964 [UK] on Parlophone R 5200)

040 / MD045: I Feel Fine
041 / MD044: She's A Woman
14 LP: Beatles For Sale (released: 04.12.1964 [UK] on Parlophone PMC 1240 [mono]; Parlophone PCS 3062 [stereo])
042 / MD042: No Reply
043 / MD038: I'm A Loser
044 / MD037: Baby's In Black
C16 / MD046c: Rock And Roll Music
045 / MD046: I'll Follow The Sun
C17 / MD038b: Mr. Moonlight
C18 / MD044b: Kansas City - Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey
046 / MD043: Eight Days A Week
C19 / MD046d: Words Of Love
C20 / MD046e: Honey Don't
047 / MD039: Every Little Thing
048 / MD040: I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
049 / MD041: What You're Doing
C21 / MD046b: Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
15 Single: Ticket To Ride (released: 09.04.1965 [UK] on Parlophone R 5265)
050 / MD047: Ticket To Ride
051 / MD050: Yes It Is
16 LP: Beatles VI (released: 14.06.1965 [US] on Capitol T 2358 [stereo])
C18 / MD044b: Kansas City - Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey
046 / MD043: Eight Days A Week
052 / MD052: You Like Me Too Much
C22 / MD056c: Bad Boy
048 / MD040: I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
C19 / MD046d: Words Of Love
049 / MD041: What You're Doing
051 / MD050: Yes It Is
C23 / MD056b: Dizzy Miss Lizzy
053 / MD054: Tell Me What You See
047 / MD039: Every Little Thing
17 Single: Help! (released: 19.07.1965 [US]; 23.07.1965 [UK] on Parlophone R 5305)
054 / MD056: Help!
055 / MD058: I'm Down
18 LP: Help! (released: 06.08.1965 [UK] on Parlophone PMC 1255 [mono]; Parlophone PCS 3071 [stereo])
054 / MD056: Help!
056 / MD051: The Night Before
057 / MD053: You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
058 / MD049: I Need You
059 / MD048: Another Girl
060 / MD055: You're Going To Lose That Girl
050 / MD047: Ticket To Ride
C24 / MD060b: Act Naturally
061 / MD060: It's Only Love
052 / MD052: You Like Me Too Much
053 / MD054: Tell Me What You See
062 / MD057: I've Just Seen A Face
063 / MD059: Yesterday
C23 / MD056b: Dizzy Miss Lizzy
19 Single: We Can Work It Out (released: 03.12.1965 [UK] on Parlophone R 5389 as double A-side single)
064 / MD068: We Can Work It Out
065 / MD065: Day Tripper
20 LP: Rubber Soul (released: 03.12.1965 [UK] on Parlophone PMC 1267 [mono]; Parlophone PCS 3075 [stereo])
066 / MD064: Drive My Car
067 / MD063: Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
068 / MD075: You Won't See Me
069 / MD069: Nowhere Man
070 / MD073: Think For Yourself
071 / MD074: The Word
072 / MD071: Michelle
073 / MD072: What Goes On
074 / MD076: Girl
075 / MD070: I'm Looking Through You
076 / MD067: In My Life
077 / MD061: Wait
078 / MD066: If I Needed Someone
079 / MD062: Run For Your Life
25 Single: Paperback Writer (released: 30.05.1966 [US]; 10.06.1966 [UK] on Parlophone R 5452 as double A-side single)
080 / MD080: Paperback Writer
081 / MD081: Rain
21 Single: Eleanor Rigby (released: 05.08.1966 [UK] on Parlophone R 5493 as double A-side single)
082 / MD086: Eleanor Rigby
083 / MD088: Yellow Submarine
22 LP: Revolver (released: 05.08.1966 [UK] on Parlophone PMC 7009 [mono]; Parlophone PCS 7009 [stereo])
084 / MD084: Taxman
082 / MD086: Eleanor Rigby
085 / MD085: I'm Only Sleeping
086 / MD079: Love You To
087 / MD091: Here, There, And Everywhere
083 / MD088: Yellow Submarine
088 / MD092: She Said She Said
089 / MD090: Good Day Sunshine
090 / MD083: And Your Bird Can Sing
091 / MD087: For No One
092 / MD082: Doctor Robert
093 / MD089: I Want To Tell You
094 / MD078: Got To Get You Into My Life
095 / MD077: Tomorrow Never Knows
23 Single: Strawberry Fields Forever (released: 13.02.1967 [US]; 17.02.1967 [UK] on Parlophone R 5570 as double A-side single)
096 / MD093: Strawberry Fields Forever
097 / MD095: Penny Lane
24 LP: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (released: 01.06.1967 [UK] on Parlophone PMC 7027 [mono]; Parlophone PCS 7027 [stereo])
098 / MD097: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
099 / MD107: With A Little Help From My Friends
100 100 / MD103: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
101 / MD104: Getting Better
102 / MD099: Fixing A Hole
103 / MD106: She's Leaving Home
104 / MD101: Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite
105 / MD105: Within You Without You
106 / MD094: When I'm Sixty-Four
107 / MD102: Lovely Rita
108 / MD098: Good Morning, Good Morning
109 / MD108: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
110 / MD096: A Day In The Life
26 Single: All You Need Is Love (released: 07.07.1967 [UK] on Parlophone R 5620; the title song was aired on the Eurovision program "Our World" on 25.06.1967)
111 / MD114: All You Need Is Love
112 / MD110: Baby You're A Rich Man
27 Single: Hello Goodbye (released: 24.11.1967 [UK] on Parlophone R 5655)
113 / MD120: Hello Goodbye
114 / MD116: I Am The Walrus
28 LP: Magical Mystery Tour (released: 27.11.1967 [US])
115 / MD109: Magical Mystery Tour
116 / MD119: The Fool On The Hill
117 / MD118: Flying
118 / MD117: Blue Jay Way
119 / MD115: Your Mother Should Know
114 / MD116: I Am The Walrus
113 / MD120: Hello Goodbye
096 / MD093: Strawberry Fields Forever
097 / MD095: Penny Lane
112 / MD110: Baby You're A Rich Man
120 / MD114: All You Need Is Love (Refrain only)
29 EP: Magical Mystery Tour (released: 08.12.1967 [UK] on Parlophone MMT-1 [mono] and SMMT-1 [stereo])
115 / MD109: Magical Mystery Tour
119 / MD115: Your Mother Should Know
114 / MD116: I Am The Walrus
116 / MD119: The Fool On The Hill
117 / MD118: Flying
118 / MD117: Blue Jay Way
30 Single: Lady Madonna (released: 15.03.1968 [UK] on Parlophone R 5675)
121 / MD122: Lady Madonna
122 / MD121: The Inner Light
31 Single: Hey Jude (released: 26.08.1968 [US]; 30.08.1968 [UK] on Apple/Parlophone R 5722)

123 / MD137: Hey Jude
124 / MD132: Revolution
32 LP: The Beatles [White Album] (released: 22.11.1968 [UK] on Parlophone PMC 7067-7068 [mono]; Parlophone PCS 7067-7068 [stereo])
125 / MD142: Back In The USSR
126 / MD143: Dear Prudence
127 / MD144: Glass Onion
128 / MD131: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
129 / MD141: Wild Honey Pie
130 / MD154: The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
131 / MD136: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
132 / MD148: Happiness Is A Warm Gun
133 / MD151: Martha My Dear
134 / MD153: I'm So Tired
135 / MD128: Blackbird
136 / MD147: Piggies
137 / MD140: Rocky Raccoon
138 / MD126: Don't Pass Me By
139 / MD155: Why Don't We Do It In the Road
140 / MD145: I Will
141 / MD156: Julia
142 / MD146: Birthday
143 / MD139: Yer Blues
144 / MD138: Mother Nature's Son
145 / MD129: Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey
146 / MD135: Sexy Sadie
147 / MD134: Helter Skelter
148 / MD152: Long, Long, Long
149 / MD125: Revolution (1)
150 / MD149: Honey Pie
151 / MD150: Savoy Truffle
152 / MD133: Cry Baby Cry
153: Can You Take Me Back (untitled song fragment)
154 / MD127: Revolution #9
155 / MD130: Good Night
33 LP: Yellow Submarine (released: 13.01.1969 [US]; 17.01.1969 [UK] on Parlophone PMC 7070 [mono]; Parlophone PCS 7070 [stereo])
083 / MD088: Yellow Submarine
156 / MD100: Only A Northern Song
157 / MD111: All Together Now
158 / MD124: Hey Bulldog
159 / MD113: It's All Too Much
111 / MD114: All You Need Is Love
34 Single: Get Back (released: 11.04.1969 [UK] on Apple/Parlophone R 5777)
160 / MD160: Get Back (with Billy Preston on piano)
161 / MD159: Don't Let Me Down (with Billy Preston on piano)
35 Single: The Ballad Of John And Yoko (released: 30.05.1969 [UK] on Apple/Parlophone R 5786)
162 / MD168: The Ballad Of John And Yoko
163 / MD169: Old Brown Shoe
36 LP: Abbey Road (released: 26.09.1969 on [UK] Parlophone PCS 7088 [stereo])
164 / MD179: Come Together
165 / MD170: Something
166 / MD178: Maxwell's Silver Hammer
167 / MD171: Oh! Darling
168 / MD172: Octopus's Garden
169 / MD167: I Want You (She's So Heavy)
170 / MD177: Here Comes The Sun
171 / MD185: Because
172 / MD173: You Never Give Me Your Money
173 / MD181: Sun King
174 / MD182: Mean Mr Mustard
175 / MD183: Polythene Pam
176 / MD184: She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
177 / MD175: Golden Slumbers
178 / MD176: Carry That Weight
179 / MD180: The End
180 / MD174: Her Majesty
37 Single: Let It Be (released: 06.03.1969 [UK] on Apple/Parlophone R 5833)
181 / MD164: Let It Be (with Billy Preston on piano)
182 / MD112: You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
38 LP: No One's Gonna Change Our World (World Wildlife Fund Charity LP, released: 12.12.1969 [UK] on Regal Starline SRS 5013)
183 / MD123: Across The Universe (with wildlife sound effects)
39 LP: Let it Be (released: 08.05.1970 [UK] on Apple/Parlophone PCS 7096 [stereo])
184 / MD161: Two Of Us
185 / MD157: Dig A Pony
186 / MD123: Across The Universe (remixed)
187 / MD186: I Me Mine
188 / MD162: Dig It
189 / MD164: Let It Be (with Billy Preston on piano; produced by Phil Spector)
T01 / MD161b: Maggie Mae
190 / MD158: I've Got A Feeling
191 / MD166: One After 909
192 / MD165: The Long And Winding Road
193 / MD163: For You Blue
194 / MD160: Get Back (with Billy Preston on piano; produced by Phil Spector)
40 Single: Free As A Bird (released: 04.12.1995 on Apple/EMI CDR 6422, CD-single)
195 / MD187: Free As A Bird
41 Single: Real Love (released: 04.03.1996 on Apple/EMI CDR 6425, CD-single)
196 / MD188: Real Love
Notes
1. Those seven discarded songs are all doubles:
007: Love Me Do, double of 001, but with Andy White sitting behind the drums;
024: Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand, German version of 022: I Want To Hold Your Hand (same basic track with added vocals and handclaps);
025: Sie Liebt Dich, German version of 012: She Loves You (commonly taken as a complete rerecording of the original, but maybe just like 024 the same basic track with new vocals);
120: refrain of 111: All You Need Is Love;
186: Across The Universe, remix by Phil Spector of 183: Across The Universe without wildlife sounds;
189: Let It Be, remix by Phil Spector of the single version 181: Let It Be (same take, but slightly longer and with a different solo guitar track);
194: Get Back, mixed by Phil Spector from a take that was recorded a day before (27.01.69) that of the single 160: Get Back;
The one song fragment can be found on the White Album midbetween "Cry Baby Cry" and "Revolution #9":
153: Can You Take Me Back (untitled song fragment by McCartney on the White Album).
This "ditty" was written and sung by Paul McCartney at the recording sessions of "I Will" on 16th September 1968 as take 19 of this song. The full song lasts 2'21 minutes and is not copyrighted. Most Beatles' commentaries exclude it from their lists. Having listened to the take several times, I'm inclined to do the opposite.
The other two songs, that are usually counted as legal canonical songs are:
109: the Reprise of 098: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on the album with the same name;
149: Revolution 1, a variant of 124: Revolution with slight but significant differences in the lyrics.

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