Monday, June 15, 2015

The 10 Shortest Beatles Songs

Are you a Beatles fan? Test your knowledge and see if you can list down all the 10 shortest songs by the Fab Four. For music lovers in general, this is one trivia you should know.

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Just to break the ice, occupying number 15 to number 11 are as follows:

15. Do you Want to Know a Secret(1:57)
14. It's Only Love (1:56)
13. There's A Place (1:50)
12. I'll Follow the Sun (1:49)
11. I Will (1:46)

Now here's Beatles 10 shortest songs

10. Why Don't We Do It In The Road (1:41)

A short and simple blues number from Paul McCartney, released on THE BEATLES (White Album) in 1968. The song is short and simple; 1:41 of twelve-bar blues that begins with three different percussion elements (a hand banging on the back of an acoustic guitar, handclaps, and drums) and features McCartney's increasingly raucous vocal repeating a simple lyric with only two different lines.

9. Carry That Weight (1:36)

Released on Abbey Road and part of the long, climactic medley that closes the album, it features vocals from all four Beatles (a rarity in their songs). It is preceded by "Golden Slumbers", and segues into "The End".

8. Golden Slumbers (1:32)

Part of the climactic medley on their 1969 album Abbey Road. The song begins the progression that leads to the end of the album and is followed by "Carry That Weight". The two songs were recorded together as a single piece, and both were written by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon–McCartney), strings and brass arranged and scored by producer George Martin.

7. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band (reprise) (1:19)

A song written by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon–McCartney), and first recorded and released in 1967, on the album of the same name by the Beatles. The song appears twice on the album: as the opening track (segueing into "With a Little Help from My Friends"), and as "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)", the penultimate track (segueing into "A Day in the Life"). As the title track, the lyrics introduce the fictional band that performs on the album.

6. Polythene Pam (1:13)

A song written by John Lennon, credited to Lennon–McCartney, and performed by the Beatles on their album Abbey Road. The song is the part of the B-side medley in which Lennon declares that the title heroine "is so good looking but she looks like a man."

5. Mean Mr. Mustard (1:07)

A song written by John Lennon[1] (credited to Lennon–McCartney)in India and performed by the Beatles on their album Abbey Road. The Abbey Road version was recorded with "Sun King" in one continuous piece.

4. Wild Honey Pie (0.53)

A song written and performed by Paul McCartney[ (credited to Lennon–McCartney) and released on The Beatles (also known as the White Album).

3. Dig It (0.50)

A song featured on the album Let It Be. The song is credited to Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starkey. It is one of the few songs to be credited to all of the Beatles.

2. Maggie Mae (0.40)

"Maggie May" (or "Maggie Mae") is a traditional Liverpool folk song. A brief extract was performed by the Beatles in a joking manner during their Get Back sessions, in early 1969, at a point in the proceedings when they were warming up in the studio by playing old rock and roll and skiffle songs that they had known and played in their teenage years. They adopt heavy scouse accents for the performance. Though the performance was obviously tongue-in-cheek a truncated version of it was included on the 1970 album drawn from those sessions, Let It Be, appearing as the last track on the LP's first side, immediately after the title song.

1. Her Majesty (0.26)

A song written by Paul McCartney (although credited to Lennon–McCartney) that appears on the Beatles' album Abbey Road. It is a brief tongue-in-cheek music hall song.[1] "Her Majesty" is the final track of the album and appears 14 seconds after the song "The End", but was not listed on the original sleeve. As such, it is considered one of the first examples of a hidden track in rock music.


  1. I love Beatles and I love their songs, I don't know all of their songs though, only the famous ones... hehehe! But love love this group! Now, my mind is singing, Do You Want to Know a Secret!

  2. Carry that WEight, favorite yan ni Papa, naaala ko tuloy. Thanks for the memories KUya.

  3. Beatles!!! Not so much a fan of music but i love their songs.

  4. I'm sure my Tatay knows all of these Beatles' songs. He adores the Beatles so much.

  5. My dad loves The Beatles, so I grew up listening to their songs. I know all these songs!

  6. Oh! Very interesting piece of information. I was born and they were already Beatles. I knew some of their songs but not the ones featured here ;-)

  7. I didn't know about that, they were really indeed short than I could imagine...thanks for sharing this info.

  8. I love some Beatles songs like Hey Jude. Love your list