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The album was listed at #331 in ''Magazine/RollingStone''[='=]s [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.]] It would spawn hits such as "Help!", "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away", "Ticket to Ride", and "Yesterday", the most recorded song of all time.

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The album was listed at #331 in ''Magazine/RollingStone''[='=]s [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.]] It would spawn hits such as "Help!", "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away", "Ticket to Ride", and "Yesterday", one of the most recorded song songs of all time.
time.[[note]]Literature/GuinnessWorldRecords once claimed it to be the single most recorded song, with upwards of 2,000 versions, but Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} points out that there are at least 20,000 known versions of [[Theatre/PorgyAndBess "Summertime"]], and no doubt there are other Tin Pan Alley standards that meet or exceed that number. [[Music/MerryChristmas "White Christmas"]] is probably a strong contender for the title[[/note]]


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Lennon wrote "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" about a man trying to keep his homosexuality a secret, most obviously referring to their manager Brian Epstein. The lyrics itself don't directly allude to it, though.
** "Ticket to Ride" isn't about a girl with a train ticket, it's about [[TheOldestProfession her getting her streetwalking license.]]

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%% * GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Lennon wrote "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" about a man trying GettingCrapPastThe Radar: Due to keep his homosexuality a secret, most obviously referring overwhelming and persistent misuse, GCPTR is on-page examples only until 01 June 2021. If you are reading this in the future, please check the trope page to their manager Brian Epstein. The lyrics itself don't directly allude to it, though.
** "Ticket to Ride" isn't about a girl with a train ticket, it's about [[TheOldestProfession her getting her streetwalking license.]]
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* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Music/PaulMcCartney dreamt the melody of "Yesterday" during his sleep. When he woke up he asked everyone whether they could remember who wrote it? As it turned out he had invented it himself and so he recorded it as a solo piece, without the rest of the band. It would become the most often covered song in history.

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* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Music/PaulMcCartney dreamt the melody of "Yesterday" during his sleep. When he woke up he asked everyone whether they could remember who wrote it? it. As it turned out he had invented it himself and so he recorded it as a solo piece, without the rest of the band. It would become the most often covered song in history.


* CoverVersion: "Act Naturally" and "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" are covers of Music/BuckOwens and Larry Williams, respectively. Apart from a throwaway rendition of the "trad. arr." bawdy song "Maggie Mae" on ''Music/LetItBe'', these two, plus another Williams cover, "Bad Boy", recorded alongside "Dizzy Miss Lizzy", would be the last covers to feature on a Beatles record.[[note]]"Bad Boy" was released on the Creator/CapitolRecords ''Beatles VI'' album in America a couple months before the film came out, but [[ShortRunInPeru it didn't get issued in the UK]] until it was included on the GreatestHitsAlbum ''A Collection of Beatles Oldies'' in late 1966[[/note]]

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* CoverVersion: "Act Naturally" and "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" are covers of Music/BuckOwens and Larry Williams, respectively. Apart from a throwaway rendition of the "trad. arr." bawdy song "Maggie Mae" on ''Music/LetItBe'', these two, plus another Williams cover, "Bad Boy", recorded alongside "Dizzy Miss Lizzy", would be the last covers to feature on a Beatles record.[[note]]"Bad Boy" was released on the Creator/CapitolRecords Creator/CapitolRecords' ''Beatles VI'' album in America a couple months before the film came out, but [[ShortRunInPeru [[LateExportForYou it didn't get issued in the UK]] until it was included on the GreatestHitsAlbum ''A Collection of Beatles Oldies'' in late 1966[[/note]]1966.[[/note]]


* FaceOnTheCover: The band is shown from a distance and in different clothing, but in an empty background that does not distract from the viewer watching at them.

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* FaceOnTheCover: The band is shown from a distance and in different clothing, but in an empty background that does not distract from the viewer watching looking at them.



--> ''When I was younger, so much younger than today. I never needed anybody's help in any way''

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--> ---> ''When I was younger, so much younger than today. I never needed anybody's help in any way''



--> ''Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away''.

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--> ---> ''Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away''.



* OneWordTitle: "Help".

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* OneWordTitle: "Help"."Help!" and "Yesterday".





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A notable point of trivia regarding this album is that footage of the Beatles performing "Ticket to Ride" was included in the 1965 ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E8TheChase "The Chase"]], during a sequence at the beginning of the story in which the Doctor and his companions use a "Time-Space Visualiser" to view multiple anecdotal events from Earth's past, including the Fab Four on ''Series/TopOfThePops''. Incidentally, the footage included in the former show is the only surviving visual record that the Beatles were ever on the latter; the BBC had a policy of wiping old episodes for reuse due to a combination of limited storage space, high prices of new magnetic tape reels, and high re-airing fees imposed by acting unions at the time, and both ''Top of the Pops'' and ''Doctor Who'' fell victim to this practice. However, when the BBC abandoned systemic wiping for ''Doctor Who'' in 1974 and for all of their programmes altogether in 1978, staff scrambled to recover lost episodes of ''Doctor Who''; "The Chase" was one serial that managed to be recovered in its entirety, and with it the only remaining footage of the Beatles on ''Top of the Pops''. Ah, the perils of archiving.


* CoverVersion: "Act Naturally" and "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" are covers of Buck Owens and Larry Williams, respectively. Apart from a throwaway rendition of the "trad. arr." bawdy song "Maggie Mae" on ''Music/LetItBe'', these two, plus another Williams cover, "Bad Boy", recorded alongside "Dizzy Miss Lizzy", would be the last covers to feature on a Beatles record.[[note]]"Bad Boy" was released on the Creator/CapitolRecords ''Beatles VI'' album in America a couple months before the film came out, but [[ShortRunInPeru it didn't get issued in the UK]] until it was included on the GreatestHitsAlbum ''A Collection of Beatles Oldies'' in late 1966[[/note]]

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* CoverVersion: "Act Naturally" and "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" are covers of Buck Owens Music/BuckOwens and Larry Williams, respectively. Apart from a throwaway rendition of the "trad. arr." bawdy song "Maggie Mae" on ''Music/LetItBe'', these two, plus another Williams cover, "Bad Boy", recorded alongside "Dizzy Miss Lizzy", would be the last covers to feature on a Beatles record.[[note]]"Bad Boy" was released on the Creator/CapitolRecords ''Beatles VI'' album in America a couple months before the film came out, but [[ShortRunInPeru it didn't get issued in the UK]] until it was included on the GreatestHitsAlbum ''A Collection of Beatles Oldies'' in late 1966[[/note]]


* CoverVersion: "Act Naturally" and "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" are covers of Buck Owens and Larry Williams, respectively. Apart from a throwaway rendition of the "trad. arr." bawdy song "Maggie Mae" on ''Music/LetItBe'', these would be the last covers to feature on a Beatles record.

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* CoverVersion: "Act Naturally" and "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" are covers of Buck Owens and Larry Williams, respectively. Apart from a throwaway rendition of the "trad. arr." bawdy song "Maggie Mae" on ''Music/LetItBe'', these two, plus another Williams cover, "Bad Boy", recorded alongside "Dizzy Miss Lizzy", would be the last covers to feature on a Beatles record.[[note]]"Bad Boy" was released on the Creator/CapitolRecords ''Beatles VI'' album in America a couple months before the film came out, but [[ShortRunInPeru it didn't get issued in the UK]] until it was included on the GreatestHitsAlbum ''A Collection of Beatles Oldies'' in late 1966[[/note]]


* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: As noted above, the Beatles are spelling out the gibberish "NUJV" on the cover because the photographer disliked the look of "HELP".



* ExcitedShowTitle: "Help!", as well as this album and [[Film/{{Help}} the film]].

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* ExcitedShowTitle: "Help!", "Help!" for both the album and the title track, as well as this album and [[Film/{{Help}} the film]].

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* AbsenteeActor: "Yesterday" has Paul singing and playing by himself. Paul would go on to do this several times throughout the Beatles' career.

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** "Ticket to Ride" isn't about a girl with a train ticket, it's about [[TheOldestProfession her getting her streetwalking license.]]


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* TheOldestProfession: "Ticket to Ride" is about a girl getting her streetwalker license.


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