The Beatles were an English rock band from Liverpool who recorded hundreds of songs during their career. The group's "main catalogue" — songs released between and — consists of songs four of which exist in different versions : originals and 25 covers. Since their break-up , over more songs by the group have been officially released, which include live songs the group never recorded in the studio and numerous outtakes. The band also recorded several songs that remain unreleased. Often considered the most influential band of the rock era,  the group's music pioneered new recording techniques and was primarily responsible for pop music's evolution into an art form. Originally rooted in skiffle and s rock and roll music,  the group embraced pop music in their early years " She Loves You ", " I Want to Hold Your Hand " ,  but began to branch out into different genres, including folk rock Help! Along with their main catalogue, over previously unreleased songs have been released on numerous live albums, compilations, and deluxe editions.
'The Ballad of John and Yoko'
I first heard of the Beatles when I was nine years old. I spent most of my holidays on Merseyside then, and a local girl gave me a bad publicity shot of them with their names scrawled on the back. The funny thing is that parents and all their friends from Liverpool were also curious and proud about this local group.
They restructured pop and rock music as we know it more than once during the brief seven years that they made records. You can say that about a huge chunk of their tracks too, as you'll see in our list of the Top 50 Beatles Songs. Once the Beatles committed to becoming a full-time studio group, they wasted no time exploring the various shapes and colors tucked away in the technological corners. On Revolver 's closing cut they tripped out, with backward loops, sped-up tapes and exotic instruments buried in the mind-exploding mix. After some of the dust on the matter settled, Lennon wrote a song about it, chronicling his yearlong misadventures with messianic, winking frustration.
At Beatles anniversary time, the stories write themselves. It turns out that ranking the songs recorded by the Beatles in the s is easy; you put the worst one at the top, and the best one at the bottom. In the U. There was also a flurry of non-album singles throughout those years, collected in different ways in the U.