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Beatles singles discographyThe Beatles were the most popular band of the 1960’s.  But they became so much more than that – pop idols, innovators, pop culture icons, legends.  In my opinion, the first place to start to begin to understand their impact on music and popular culture is with their music.  And so, here is The Beatles singles discography for you to explore and enjoy!

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Beatles Singles Discography

Songwriting and Production

Harrison – George Harrison
Lennon – John Lennon
McCartney – Paul McCartney
Starr – Ringo Starr

Vee Jay VJ 498
Feb. 1963
Produced by George Martin
A.  Please Please Me – 2:00 – Lennon, McCartney
B.  Ask Me Why – 2:22 – Lennon, McCartney
Note:  The earliest pressings spell the group name as The Beattles

Vee Jay VJ 522
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 3 Aug. 1963, peak – 116, stay – 3 weeks
Produced by George Martin
A.  From Me To You – 1:49 – McCartney, Lennon
B.  Thank You Girl – 1:55 – McCartney, Lennon

Swan S-4152
Sep. 1963
Produced by George Martin
A.  She Loves You – 2:18 – Lennon, McCartney
B.  I’ll Get You – 2:04 – Lennon, McCartney

Capitol 5112
Billboard Hot 100:
A-side:  entry – 18 Jan. 1964, peak – 1 (7 weeks), stay – 15 weeks
B-side:  entry – 8 Feb. 1964, peak – 14, stay – 11 weeks
Produced by George Martin
A.  I Want To Hold Your Hand – 2:24 – Lennon, McCartney
B.  I Saw Her Standing There – 2:50 – Lennon, McCartney

Swan S-4152
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 25 Jan. 1964, peak – 1 (2 weeks), stay – 15 weeks
Produced by George Martin
A.  She Loves You – 2:18 – Lennon, McCartney
B.  I’ll Get You – 2:04 – Lennon, McCartney

MGM K13213
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 15 Feb. 1964, peak – 26, stay – 6 weeks
Produced by Bert Kaempfert
A.  My Bonnie (My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean) – 2:06 – H. J. Fuller
B.  The Saints (When The Saints Go Marching In) – 3:14 – Trad.
Shown as by The Beatles With Tony Sheridan
Note:  Various releases of these two songs give differing composer credits.  The listings here are the credits given on this particular single.

Vee Jay VJ 581
Billboard Hot 100:
A-side:  entry – 1 Feb. 1964, peak – 3, stay – 13 weeks
B-side:  entry – 7 Mar. 1964, peak – 41, stay – 6 weeks
Produced by George Martin
A.  Please Please Me – 2:00 – Lennon, McCartney
B.  From Me To You – 1:49 – McCartney, Lennon

Tollie 9001
Billboard Hot 100:
A-side:  entry – 14 Mar. 1964, peak – 2, stay – 11 weeks
B-side:  entry – 11 Apr. 1964, peak – 74, stay – 1 week
Produced by George Martin
A.  Twist And Shout – 2:32 – Phil Medley, Bert Russell
B.  There’s A Place – 1:44 – McCartney, Lennon

Capitol 5150
Billboard Hot 100:
A-side:  entry – 28 Mar. 1964, peak – 1 (5 weeks), stay – 10 weeks
B-side:  entry – 4 Apr. 1964, peak – 48, stay – 4 weeks
Produced by George Martin
A.  Can’t Buy Me Love – 2:12 – Lennon, McCartney
B.  You Can’t Do That – 2:33 – Lennon, McCartney

Vee Jay VJ 587
Billboard Hot 100:
A-side:  entry – 28 Mar. 1964, peak – 2, stay – 11 weeks
B-side:  entry – 4 Apr. 1964, peak – 35, stay – 7 weeks
Produced by George Martin
A.  Do You Want To Know A Secret – 1:55 – McCartney, Lennon
B.  Thank You Girl – 2:01 – McCartney, Lennon

MGM K13227
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 18 Apr. 1964, peak – 88, stay – 1 week
Produced by Bert Kaempfert
A.  Why – 2:54 – Tony Sheridan, Bill Crompton
B.  Cry For A Shadow – 2:22 – Harrison, Lennon
Shown as by The Beatles With Tony Sheridan

Tollie T-9008
Billboard Hot 100:
A-side:  entry – 11 Apr. 1964, peak – 1 (1 week), stay – 14 weeks
B-side:  entry – 9 May 1964, peak – 10, stay – 8 weeks
Produced by George Martin
A.  Love Me Do – 2:19 – McCartney, Lennon
B.  P.S. I Love You – 2:02 – McCartney, Lennon

Swan S-4182
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 27 Jun. 1964, peak – 97, stay – 1 week
Produced by George Martin
A.  Sie Liebt Dich (She Loves You) – 2:18 – Lennon, McCartney
B.  I’ll Get You – 2:04 – Lennon, McCartney
Shown as by Die Beatles (A-side), The Beatles (B-side)

Atco 45-6302
June 1964
Produced by Bert Kaempfert
A.  Sweet Georgia Brown – 2:05 – Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey
B.  Take Out Some Insurance On Me Baby – 2:52 – Charles Singleton, Waldenese Hall
Shown as by The Beatles With Tony Sheridan

Atco 45-6308
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 18 Jul. 1964, peak – 19, stay – 9 weeks
Produced by Bert Kaempfert
A.  Ain’t She Sweet – 2:12 – Jack Yellen, Milton Ager
B.  Nobody’s Child – 2:58 – Mel Foree, Cy Coben
Shown as by The Beatles (A-side), The Beatles With Tony Sheridan (B-side)

Capitol 5222
Billboard Hot 100:
A-side:  entry – 18 Jul. 1964, peak – 1 (2 weeks), stay – 13 weeks
B-side:  entry – 25 Jul. 1964, peak – 53, stay – 4 weeks
Produced by George Martin
A.  A Hard Day’s Night – 2:28 – Lennon, McCartney
B.  I Should Have Known Better – 2:42 – Lennon, McCartney

Capitol 5234
Billboard Hot 100:
A-side:  entry – 1 Aug. 1964, peak – 25, stay – 7 weeks
B-side:  entry – 1 Aug. 1964, peak – 95, stay – 1 week
Produced by George Martin
A.  I’ll Cry Instead – 2:05 – Lennon, McCartney
B.  I’m Happy Just To Dance With You – 1:49 – Lennon, McCartney

Capitol 5235
Billboard Hot 100:
A-side:  entry – 25 Jul. 1964, peak – 12, stay – 9 weeks
B-side:  entry – 1 Aug. 1964, peak – 53, stay – 9 weeks
Produced by George Martin
A.  And I Love Her – 2:29 – Lennon, McCartney
B.  If I Fell – 2:17 – Lennon, McCartney

Capitol 5255
Billboard Hot 100:
A-side:  entry – 5 Sep. 1964, peak – 25, stay – 7 weeks
B-side:  entry – 5 Sep. 1964, peak – 17, stay – 8 weeks
Produced by George Martin
A.  Slow Down – 2:54 – Larry Williams
B.  Matchbox – 1:37 – Carl Perkins

Capitol 5327
Billboard Hot 100:
A-side:  entry – 5 Dec. 1964, peak – 1 (3 weeks), stay – 11 weeks
B-side:  entry – 5 Dec. 1964, peak – 4, stay – 9 weeks
Produced by George Martin
A.  I Feel Fine – 2:20 – Lennon, McCartney
B.  She’s A Woman – 2:57 – Lennon, McCartney

Capitol 5371
Billboard Hot 100:
A-side:  entry – 20 Feb. 1965, peak – 1 (2 weeks), stay – 10 weeks
B-side:  entry – 20 Feb. 1965, peak – 39, stay – 6 weeks
Produced by George Martin
A.  Eight Days A Week – 2:43 – Lennon, McCartney
B.  I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party – 2:38 – Lennon, McCartney

Capitol 5407
Billboard Hot 100:
A-side:  entry – 24 Apr. 1965, peak – 1 (1 week), stay – 11 weeks
B-side:  entry – 1 May 1965, peak – 46, stay – 4 weeks
Produced by George Martin
A.  Ticket To Ride – 3:02 – Lennon, McCartney
B.  Yes It Is – 2:40 – Lennon, McCartney

Capitol 5476
Billboard Hot 100:
A-side:  entry – 7 Aug. 1965, peak – 1 (3 weeks), stay – 13 weeks
B-side:  entry – 7 Aug. 1965, peak – 101, stay – 7 weeks
Produced by George Martin
A.  Help! – 2:16 – Lennon, McCartney
B.  I’m Down – 2:30 – Lennon, McCartney

Capitol 5498
Billboard Hot 100:
A-side:  entry – 25 Sep. 1965, peak – 1 (4 weeks), stay – 11 weeks
B-side:  entry – 25 Sep. 1967, peak – 47, stay – 7 weeks
Produced by George Martin
A.  Yesterday – 2:04 – Lennon, McCartney
B.  Act Naturally – 2:28 – John Russell, Voni Morrison

Capitol 5555
Billboard Hot 100:
A-side:  entry – 18 Dec. 1965, peak – 1 (3 weeks), stay – 12 weeks
B-side:  entry – 18 Dec. 1965, peak – 5, stay – 10 weeks
Produced by George Martin
A.  We Can Work It Out – 2:10 – Lennon, McCartney
B.  Day Tripper – 2:47 – Lennon, McCartney

Capitol 5587
Billboard Hot 100:
A-side:  entry – 5 Mar. 1966, peak – 3, stay – 9 weeks
B-side:  entry – 12 Mar. 1966, peak – 81, stay – 2 weeks
Produced by George Martin
A.  Nowhere Man – 2:40 – Lennon, McCartney
B.  What Goes On – 2:44 – Lennon, McCartney, Starkey
Note:  First pressing shows the B-side composing credit as Lennon, McCartney

Capitol 5651
Billboard Hot 100:
A-side:  entry – 11 Jun. 1966, peak – 1 (2 weeks), stay – 10 weeks
B-side:  entry – 11 Jun. 1967, peak – 23, stay – 7 weeks
Produced by George Martin
A.  Paperback Writer – 2:25 – Lennon, McCartney
B.  Rain – 2:59 – Lennon, McCartney

Capitol 5715
Billboard Hot 100:
A-side:  entry – 20 Aug. 1966, peak – 2, stay – 9 weeks
B-side:  entry – 27 Aug. 1967, peak – 11, stay – 8 weeks
Produced by George Martin
A.  Yellow Submarine – 2:40 – Lennon, McCartney
B.  Eleanor Rigby – 2:11 – Lennon, McCartney

Capitol 5810
Billboard Hot 100:
A-side:  entry – 25 Feb. 1967, peak – 8, stay – 9 weeks
B-side:  entry – 25 Feb. 1967, peak – 1 (1 week), stay – 10 weeks
Produced by George Martin
A.  Strawberry Fields Forever – 4:05 – Lennon, McCartney
B.  Penny Lane – 2:57 – Lennon, McCartney
Note:  First pressing shows time for Penny Lane as 3:00.

Capitol 5964
Billboard Hot 100:
A-side:  entry – 22 Jul. 1967, peak – 1 (1 week), stay – 11 weeks
B-side:  entry – 29 Jul. 1967, peak – 34, stay – 5 weeks
Produced by George Martin
A.  All You Need Is Love – 3:57 – Lennon, McCartney
B.  Baby, You’re A Rich Man – 3:07 – Lennon, McCartney
Note:  First pressing shows B-side title as Baby You’re A Rich Man, but only on the label, whereas all pictures sleeves are correct.

Capitol 2056
Billboard Hot 100:
A-side:  entry – 2 Dec. 1967, peak – 1 (3 weeks), stay – 11 weeks
B-side:  entry – 9 Dec. 1967, peak – 56, stay – 4 weeks
Produced by George Martin
A.  Hello Goodbye – 3:24 – Lennon, McCartney
B.  I Am The Walrus – 4:35 – Lennon, McCartney

Capitol 2138
Billboard Hot 100:
A-side:  entry – 23 Mar. 1968, peak – 4, stay – 11 weeks
B-side:  entry – 30 Mar. 1968, peak – 96, stay – 1 week
Produced by George Martin
A.  Lady Madonna – 2:17 – Lennon, McCartney
B.  The Inner Light – 2:36 – Harrison

Apple 2276
Billboard Hot 100:
A-side:  entry – 14 Sep. 1968, peak – 1 (9 weeks), stay – 19 weeks
B-side:  entry – 14 Sep. 1968, peak – 12, stay – 11 weeks
Produced by George Martin
A.  Hey Jude – 7:11 – Lennon, McCartney
B.  Revolution – 3:22 – Lennon, McCartney

Apple 2490
Billboard Hot 100:
A-side:  entry – 10 May 1969, peak – 1 (5 weeks), stay – 12 weeks
B-side:  entry – 10 May 1969, peak – 35, stay – 4 weeks
Produced by George Martin
A.  Get Back – 3:11 – Lennon, McCartney
B.  Don’t Let Me Down – 3:34 – Lennon, McCartney
Shown as by The Beatles With Billy Preston

Apple 2531
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 14 Jun. 1969, peak – 8, stay – 9 weeks
Produced by George Martin
A.  The Ballad Of John And Yoko – 2:58 – Lennon, McCartney
B.  Old Brown Shoe – 3:17 – Harrison

Apple 2654
Billboard Hot 100:
A-side:  entry – 18 Oct. 1969, peak – 3, stay – 16 weeks
B-side:  entry – 18 Oct. 1969, peak – 1 (1 week), stay – 16 weeks
Produced by George Martin
A.  Something – 2:59 – Harrison
B.  Come Together – 4:16 – Lennon, McCartney

Apple 2764
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 21 Mar. 1970, peak – 1 (2 weeks), stay – 14 weeks
Produced by George Martin
A.  Let It Be – 3:50 – Lennon, McCartney
B.  You Know My Name (Look Up My Number) – 4:20 – Lennon, McCartney
Note:  Picture sleeves all show the B-side title as You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)

Apple 2832
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 23 May 1970, peak – 1 (2 weeks), stay – 10 weeks
Produced by Phil Spector
A.  The Long And Winding Road – 3:40 – Lennon, McCartney
B.  For You Blue – 2:25 – Harrison

Capitol 4274
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 12 Jun. 1976, peak – 7, stay – 16 weeks
Produced by George Martin
A.  Got To Get You Into My Life – 2:27 – Lennon, McCartney
B.  Helter Skelter – 4:30 – Lennon, McCartney

Capitol 4347
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 20 Nov. 1976, peak – 49, stay – 7 weeks
Produced by George Martin
A.  Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da – 3:10 – Lennon, McCartney
B.  Julia – 2:57 – Lennon, McCartney

Capitol 4612
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 16 Sep. 1978, peak – 71, stay – 7 weeks
Produced by George Martin
A.  Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band / With A Little Help From My Friends – 4:43 – Lennon, McCartney
B.  A Day In The Life – 5:03 – Lennon, McCartney

Capitol B-5107
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 27 Mar. 1982, peak – 12, stay – 11 weeks
Produced by George Martin
A.  The Beatles’ Movie Medley – 3:56 – Lennon, McCartney
B.  I’m Happy Just To Dance With You – 1:59 – Lennon, McCartney
Note:  A-side contains cuts from Magical Mystery Tour, All You Need Is Love, You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away, I Should Have Known Better, A Hard Day’s Night, Ticket To Ride, and Get Back

Capitol B-5624
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 9 Aug. 1986, peak – 23, stay – 15 weeks
Produced by George Martin
A.  Twist And Shout – 2:32 – Bert Russell, Phil Medley
B.  There’s A Place – 1:48 – Lennon, McCartney

Apple NR 7243 8 58497 7 0
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 30 Dec. 1995, peak – 6, stay – 11 weeks
Produced by Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, Starr, Jeff Lynne (A-side), George Martin (B-side)
A.  Free As A Bird – 2:42 – Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, Starr
B.  Christmas Time (Is Here Again) – 3:02 – Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, Starr

Apple NR 7243 8 58544 7 7
Billboard Hot 100:  entry – 23 Mar. 1996, peak – 11, stay – 7 weeks
Produced by Jeff Lynne, Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, Starr (A-side), Voyle Gilmore, George Martin (B-side)
A.  Real Love – 3:55 – Lennon
B.  Baby’s In Black – 3:03 – Lennon, McCartney

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