Archive for ‘Singles’

May 13, 2012

Hope of Deliverance

Paul McCartney’s “Hope of Deliverance” appeared on his 1993 solo album Off the Ground and was released as a single that same year. It became a hit in the UK, reaching #18 on the charts, and a staple in his live shows.

McCartney revived the song during his 2012 concert tour of South America. Watch the original promotional video and a recent live concert performance after the jump!

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April 24, 2012

Eleanor Rigby

The Beatles began recording Paul McCartney’s “Eleanor Rigby” on April 20th, 1966. None of the Beatles played any instruments on the track, although McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison contributed vocals. The song was eventually released on the album Revolver and as the b-side to the single “Yellow Submarine.”

Watch the video for “Eleanor Rigby” after the jump!

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April 16, 2012

Lady Madonna & Ronnie Scott

Ronnie Scott, a seasoned jazz saxophonist, was featured on the Beatles’ hit single “Lady Madonna”. On the final recording, the saxophone was mixed low in the song, which was later eradicated on the versions on The Beatles Anthology and Love.

April 12, 2012

You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)

The Beatles recorded the track “You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)” in 1967, and the song evolved over the years. The song was meant to be a dancehall comedy number, with John Lennon and Paul McCartney singing in different vocal styles and playing a variety of instruments. The finished track was finally released as the b-side of the single “Let It Be”.

Listen to “You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)” after the jump!

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April 5, 2012

Beatles on the Charts

On April 4, 1964, the Beatles made chart history: they occupied the top 5 positions on the U.S. singles charts. The top 5 looked like this: #1: “Can’t Buy Me Love”, #2: “Twist and Shout”, #3: “She Loves You”, #4: “I Want to Hold Your Hand”, #5: “Please Please Me”.

Read more at Billboard.com!

March 27, 2012

Eat At Home

Paul McCartney’s “Eat at Home” was a track on his 1971 album Ram. The song was released as a single in Europe only, and reached #7 in the Netherlands. Many believe it was written in the style of Buddy Holly, one of McCartney’s idols.

Listen to “Eat at Home” after the jump!

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March 14, 2012

Revolution Live

The Beatles shot a ‘live’ music video for their single “Revolution”, where the band sang the vocals live over a pre-recorded instrumental track. Differences in the vocal performance include Paul McCartney and George Harrison singing backing vocals and John Lennon changing a line to “count me out…in”. The video premiered during a broadcast of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in the U.S.

Watch the video for “Revolution” after the jump!

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February 29, 2012

Lady Madonna

The Beatles’ single “Lady Madonna”, which was recorded during February 1968, was released to radio stations on February 29th, also known as “Leap Day.”

Happy Leap Day!

Celebrate by watching the video for “Lady Madonna” after the jump!

 

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February 28, 2012

From Me to You

“From Me to You” was a song written, recorded and released as a single by The Beatles in 1963. It became the first Beatles #1 single some UK charts, but did not make an impact in the U.S. The b-side of the single was another Lennon/McCartney composition “Thank You Girl.”

February 17, 2012

Give Peace a Chance

John Lennon’s first solo single was “Give Peace a Chance”, which was recorded live with a large crowd of people. The song was originally credited to Lennon-McCartney. Many believe this was done as a thank you to Paul McCartney for helping Lennon write and record the Beatles’ hit “The Ballad of John & Yoko.”

Listen to “Give Peace a Chance” after the jump!

 

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