It’s easy to be caught up in the excitement of a band’s new song, and a good number of them can be traced back to the very first one.
That is, in many cases, the very last one to be played on an album.
Some of the biggest hits of the late 20th century, such as “You’re Gonna Miss Me,” “Love Me Do,” and “Don’t Worry Baby” have all been covered by some of the most iconic musicians of our time.
“Don, I’m Gonna Be Like You,” “You Ain’t Got Time for That,” and even “I Can’t Explain” all found new life on albums in the 1970s and 1980s, but even those songs were first recorded in the ’60s.
The Beatles, meanwhile, have been in their heyday for nearly half a century, and in that time they’ve recorded nearly 30 songs.
Here are some of our favorites from that era: 1.
“A Day in the Life” (1964) “The Beatles were the first rock group to record a song and write lyrics together.
The original lyrics were written by Paul McCartney, and they were written to accompany the Beatles on the 1964 album “The Days of the Jackalope.”
In addition to the lyrics, the album contained five bonus tracks, including an original Beatles tune, which featured the chorus of the song “A day in the life.”
As you can hear in the video below, the song was a hit.
The recording was later remixed in 1977 for a 1967 compilation album.
The group began recording a new song called “When the Sun Goes Down,” which featured new lyrics by Paul, George, and Ringo. “
When I’m Sixty-Three” (1969) In the ’70s, the Beatles started making new music that was different from their previous work.
The group began recording a new song called “When the Sun Goes Down,” which featured new lyrics by Paul, George, and Ringo.
The song was released in 1971, and it went on to be a hit, topping the Billboard Hot 100 and selling millions of copies.
The album was later reissued in 1976.
was released on March 12, 1972.
It was recorded in New York City and had the lyrics written by George Martin.
The new version of the record included an additional two-minute intro, which the band called “The New Song.”
After the song had hit the charts, Martin asked the band to record another song.
The band did so, but the new version was rejected by the recording company.
The track featured a new vocal line from the group, and George Martin wrote new lyrics. “
Can’t Feel My Face” (1973) “Can You Feel My Love” was recorded on May 11, 1973 in London, England, and was released as a single in December of that year.
The track featured a new vocal line from the group, and George Martin wrote new lyrics.
The record was released the same year as The Beatles’ first U.S. album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which was released that year and also featured new songs by Paul and George.
“Trouble” (1975) “Tough Love” has the most hits, but “Tougher Love” (released in 1975) was the only song that went platinum.
The cover featured a black and white photo of George and Paul with the caption, “This is a picture of George McCartney, who died in a car crash.”
The song went on a number of U.K. singles and sold over a million copies.
“Yesterday” (1976) The cover of this 1977 Beatles album, which features the Beatles performing their first ever U.N. address, features a shot of Paul and Ringos in a London hospital.
The video for “Yesterday,” which premiered at the 1975 U.n.
General Assembly, featured the song as the top-selling single in U.k. history.
“Lights” (1978) The song “Lamps” was released just one year after the original “Yesterday.”
It was written by Ringo Starr, and the band included a number new verses.
The first single to break the top five in the U.s. chart, “Lamp” went on top for three weeks.
“The End” (1979) This 1978 Beatles single was released two years after the first single, and included a new verse.
“Let It Be” (1980) This 1980 Beatles song was written in 1971 and recorded in 1978.
“Love’s a Verb” (1982) This 1982 Beatles song featured a different vocal line, and added a new hook.
“We’re In This Together” (1984) This 1984 Beatles song features a different melody and was recorded at the studio of Peter Cook.
“Tomorrow Never Knows” (1987) This 1987 Beatles song is a cover of the 1979 single “Tomorrow,” which also featured the original line, “The sun’s rising, tomorrow’s going to be different.”