The Beatles – Melodies and Memories – Why they were Fab

The Beatles– Preview version of supporting text for Lesson Two and Three on Successful Hit Songwriting.

 

First Lines of  Beatles Songs:-  Written from the ‘first person’ perspective/viewpoint

 

A Day In The Life – I read the news today, Oh boy!

 

Strawberry Fields Forever – Let me take you down

 

All I’ve Got To  Do – Whenever I want you around

 

Taxman – Let me tell you how it will be

 

Julia – Half of what I say is meaningless

 

Think for Yourself – I’ve got a word or two to say about the things you do

 

You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away – Here I stand with head in hand, turn my face to the wall.

 

Run For Your Life – I’d rather see you dead little girl than to be with another man

 

No Reply – This happened once before when I came to your door

 

Please Please Me – Last night I said these words to my girl

 

In My Life – There are places I remember all my life

 

I’m Only Sleeping – When I wake up early in the morning

 

We Can Work It Out – Try to see it my way

 

I’m Down – You tell lies thinking I can’t see

 

I’ll Follow The Sun – One day you’ll look to see I’ve gone

 

And I Love Her – I give her all my love, that’s all I do

 

Do You Want To Know A Secret? – You’ll never know how much I really love you

 

Here There And Everywhere – To lead a better life I need my love to be here

 

Wait – It’s been a long time, now I’m coming back home.

 

Help – Help! I need somebody.

 

Long Tall Sally – I’m gonna tell Aunt Mary ’bout Uncle John

 

Ticket To Ride – I think I’m gonna be sad, I think it’s today, yeah.

 

When I’m Sixty-Four – When I get older, losing my hair, many years from now.

 

I Want To Hold your Hand – Oh yeah, I’ll tell you something I think you’ll understand.

 

Let It Be – When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me.

 

Helter Skelter – When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide

 

Yellow Submarine – In the town where I was born

 

Eight Days A Week – Ooh I need your love babe, guess you know it’s true.

 

Norwegian Wood – I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me.

 

Real Love – All my little plans and schemes, lost like some forgotten dreams

 

I Am The Walrus – I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together

 

She’s A Woman – My love don’t give me presents, I know that she’s no peasant

 

Glass Onion – I told you about Strawberry Fields, you know the place where nothing is real?

 

Octopus’s Garden – I’d like to be, under the sea.

 

It’s All Too Much – It’s all too much for me to take

 

A Hard Day’s Night – It’s been a hard day’s night, and I’ve been working like a dog

 

 

 

 

 

The Beatles –  Songs Recorded with Titles as the first line in the song:

 

Don’t Let Me Down,

Tell Me Why,

Help!,

I’ve Got A Feeling,

I Want You,

You Never Give Me Your Money,

Martha My Dear,

I’m So Tired,

Dear Prudence,  

Love Me Do,

In Spite Of All The Danger (Paul song from 1950’s performed by early Beatles, aka. Quarrymen),

Here Comes The Sun,

Hey Jude,

Good Day Sunshine,

For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite,

I Should Have Known Better,

Good Morning Good Morning,

Yesterday,

I’m Looking Through You,

Lady Madonna,

She Came In Through The Bathroom Window,

I’m A Loser,

What Goes On,

I Call Your Name,

Any Time at all
Blackbird
Can’t Buy Me Love
Free As a Bird
Help!
Her Majesty
Hey Jude
Hold Me Tight
I call your name
I should have known better
I want you (she’s so heavy)
I’m looking through you
I’ve just seen a face
Lady madonna
Little child
Love me do
Mean Mr Mustard
Michelle
Oh Darling
Penny Lane
She came in through the bathroom window
She loves you
Something
The long and winding road
There’s a place
Why don’t we do it in the road?
Yesterday
You never give me your money
You’re going to lose that girl

It Won’t Be Long,

If I Fell,

Martha My Dear,

Here Comes The Sun

I’m a Loser

Good Day Sunshine
I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party
I’m So Tired
I’ve Got A Feeling
She Said She Said

BEATLES SONGS IN WHICH THE OPENING LYRICS ARE ALSO THE TITLE.

A Hard Day’s Night
Any Time at all
Because
Blackbird
Can’t Buy Me Love
Dear Prudence
Free As a Bird
Goodday Sunshine
Help!
Her Majesty
Here Comes The Sun
Hey Jude
Hold Me Tight
I call your name
I don’t want to spoil the party
If I fell
I should have known better
It won’t be long
I want you (she’s so heavy)
I’m a loser
I’m looking through you
I’m so tired
I’ve got a feeling
I’ve just seen a face
I want to tell you
Lady madonna
Little child
Love me do
Martha My Dear
Mean Mr Mustard
Michelle
Oh Darling
Penny Lane
She came in through the bathroom window
She loves you
She said, she said
Something
The long and winding road
There’s a place
Why don’t we do it in the road?
Yesterday
You never give me your money
You’re going to lose that girl

Cry Baby Cry

It’s All Too Much

Two Of Us

Hello Little Girl

Lovely Rita

If You’ve Got Trouble

Step Inside Love/Los Paranoias

Not Guilty

Hello Little Girl

In Spite of All The Danger

 

And A Few Further Examples From The Solo Years

Imagine

Mull of Kintyre

Maybe I’m Amazed

Ram On

Mother

 

 

The Beatles – Songs recorded (Originals and Covers) with Titles written in ‘First Person’

 

Please Please Me 1963

I Saw Her Standing There

Ask Me Why

Please Please Me

Love Me Do

P.S. I Love You

 

With The Beatles 1963

All I’ve Got To Do

All My Loving

Don’t Bother Me

Hold Me Tight

You Really Got A Hold On Me

I Wanna Be Your Man

Money (That’s What I Want)

 

A Hard Day’s Night 1964

I Should Have Known Better

If I Fell

I’m Happy Just To Dance With You

And I Love Her

Tell Me Why

Can’t Buy Me Love

I’ll Cry Instead

When I Get Home

I’ll Be Back

 

Beatles For Sale 1964

I’m A Loser

I’ll Follow The Sun

I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party

Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby

 

Help! 1965

I Need You

You Like Me Too Much

Tell Me What You See

I’ve Just Seen A Face

 

Rubber Soul 1965

Drive My Car

You Won’t See Me

I’m Looking Through You

In My Life

If I Needed Someone 

 

Revolver 1966

I’m Only Sleeping

I Want To Tell You

Got To Get You Into My Life

 

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 1967

With A Little Help From My Friends

When I’m Sixty-Four

 

Magical Mystery Tour 1967

I Am The Walrus

 

The Beatles (The White Album) 1968

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

I’m So Tired

Martha My Dear

Don’t Pass Me By

I Will

Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey

 

Yellow Submarine 1969

N/A – No tracks

 

Abbey Road 1969

I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

You Never Give Me Your Money

 

Let It Be 1970

I Me Mine

I’ve Got A Feeling

 

Past Masters Volume 1

From Me To You

I Call Your Name

I Feel Fine

I Want To Hold Your Hand

I’ll Get You

I’m Down

 

Past Masters Volume 2

Don’t Let Me Down

You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)

 

Live At The BBC

I Forgot To Remember To Forget

I Got A Woman

I Got To Find My Baby

I Just Don’t Understand

I’ll Be On My Way

I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)

Keep Your Hands Off My Baby

Lonesome Tears In My Eyes

Ooh! My Soul

So How Come (No-One Loves Me)

 

The Complete Silver Beatles

Take Good Care Of My Baby

 

Live At The Star-Club, Hamburg

Hallelujah, I Love Her So

I Remember You

I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate

Where Have You Been All My Life

 

Anthology 1

Leave My Kitten Alone

Lend Me Your Comb

My Bonnie

You’ll Be Mine

 

Anthology 3

Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues

 

The Beatles With Tony Sheridan

Why (Can’t You Love Me Again)

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