On Christmas Eve, the world got a gift; All 13 Beatles albums are available for streaming worldwide. To me, this was a HUGE thing, and apparently I wasn't the only one. Their songs were streamed more than 50 million times in the first 48 hours after their release!
The Beatles was the first band I ever listened to. And I was listening to them, and only to them, until I was about 16. They were my standard for music, and that was my problem, I started with the best ones.
The Beatles produced more than 300 songs! Almost no one knows all of them and let's be real, you probably don't know all of them either. Half of the songs in each album were a worldwide hit, but the other half got way less attention. I always prefer the lesser known songs. They weren't overplayed like all of their other hits but are still awesome.
To celebrate this great announcement, here are some of the best Beatles songs you may not know by album:
Please Please Me
This debate album, from 1963, had 14 songs that include the hit 'I Saw Her Standing There' or some covers like 'Twist and Shout', but it has also these cool songs:
- Do you want to know a secret
- There's a place
- P.S I love you
With the Beatles
You probably know 'All my loving', or 'It won't be long' or their cover to Chuck Berry's 'Roll Over Beethoven', but you should check out:
- Till There Was You (from the musical 'The Music Man')
- Please Mister Postman
- Devil in Her Heart (a Ricky Dee's cover. from their album 'Long Tall Sally')
- This Boy (This is actually from the album "Meet the Beatles!" album)
A Hard day's night
Everyone knows the 'A Hard day's Night' and 'Can't Buy Me Love', but the most beautiful songs from this album are:
- Things we said today
- I should have known better
- If I fell
Beatles for Sale
The songs 'Eight Days a Week' and 'I'll follow the sun' came out of this album, but so did:
- I'm a loser
- Yes it is (From the album 'Beatles VI')
- Tell me what you see (From the album 'Beatles VI')
Except for 'Help!', this album has mainly unknown songs. Personally, those four songs are my top 10 Beatles songs:
- The night before
- You like me too much
- I've just seen a face
- It's only love
So many amazing songs! 'Michelle', 'Norwegian Wood', 'Girl', 'Nowhere man' and more. But still, there are some unknown (but still awesome) songs:
- You won't see me
- If I needed someone
- I'm looking through you
'Eleanor Rigby' and 'Yellow Submarine' were born in this album, but also:
- I'm only sleeping
- And your bird can sing
- Here, there and everywhere
- For no one
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band
'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds', 'When I'm Sixty-four', 'A Day in the Life' and 'Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" you probably know, but do you know these?
- Fixing a Hole
- She's leaving home
- Lovely Rita
Magical Mystery Tour
Song after song, hit after hit: 'Hello, Goodbye', Strawberry Fields Forever', 'Penny Lane' and 'All You Need is Love'. All of them, by the way, are from the second side of the album. The only known hits from the first side are 'Magical Mystery Tour' and 'I Am The Walrus'. The first half, though, includes those "could-have-been-a-hits":
- The fool on the Hill
- Your mother should know
This double album has 45 songs! Crazy! A lot of them are not that popular. Here are the top 5:
- Martha My Dear
- Rocky Raccoon
- Mother Nature's Son
- Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
- I will
Their most famous album. Maybe because of the famous album's cover image, maybe because of their popularity, or maybe because it's their best album ever! Except for 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer' from the first side of the album, most of the songs are quite famous ('Come Together', 'Something', 'Octopuses Garden') But the second part is the genius brother of the 'Abbey Road' family. It has the 15-minute medley, that if, somehow, you didn't hear, you should listen to it Nike's slogan and JUST DO IT!
(Plus, there's no better way to finish a Beatles article than with the song 'The End').
Every Beatles song is great, so I recommend listening to a song you don't know every once in a while and rediscover the Beatles a little more each time.
So, what's your favorite lesser-known Beatle's song?