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** Sometimes John composed songs just because he didn't have enough in the record, such as "Run for Your Life" in ''Music/RubberSoul'' and "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite" in ''[[Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand Sgt. Pepper's]]''. Lennon later admitted to hating "Run for Your Life" perhaps more than any other song he had ever written.

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** Sometimes John composed songs just because he didn't have enough in the record, such as "Run for Your Life" in ''Music/RubberSoul'' and "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite" in ''[[Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand Sgt. Pepper's]]''. Lennon later admitted to hating these songs, although he hated "Run for Your Life" even more, perhaps more than any other song he had ever written.written, because of its misogynistic lyrics.


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* AffectionateParody: With the Beatles being as popular and as influential as they were, there are literally more of these than can be counted.



** With the Beatles being as popular and as influential as they were, there are literally more of these than can be counted. For example, ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Meet the Beat-Alls" is basically a protracted parody of every bit of Beatles trivia that the writer could remember. Also, SgtPeppersShoutOut and AbbeyRoadCrossing can usually be considered subtropes of this.

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** With the Beatles being as popular and as influential as they were, there are literally more of these than can be counted. For example, ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Meet the Beat-Alls" is basically a protracted parody of every bit of Beatles trivia that the writer could remember. Also, remember.
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SgtPeppersShoutOut and AbbeyRoadCrossing can usually be considered subtropes of this.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In 1967 the Beatles were considering doing a concept album about Liverpool. They got as far as recording two tracks ("Penny Lane" and "Strawberry Fields Forever") before the idea was dropped. Those two tracks were released as a double-A-side single instead.



* TheWikiRule: There's [[https://beatles.fandom.com the FANDOM (previously Wikia) one]] ''and'' [[https://www.the-paulmccartney-project.com/ Paul McCartney's one]].


** In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUuPlzu_RDU an episode]] of ''Between The Lines'' about prosody, [[WebOVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Kyle Kalgren]] points out how every single form of poetic meter in written verse can be applied to at least one Beatles song.

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** In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUuPlzu_RDU an episode]] of ''Between The Lines'' about prosody, [[WebOVideo/BrowsHeldHigh [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Kyle Kalgren]] points out how every single form of poetic meter in written verse can be applied to at least one Beatles song.


** In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUuPlzu_RDU an episode]] of ''Between The Lines'' about prosody, [[WebOriginal/BrowsHeldHigh Kyle Kalgren]] points out how every single form of poetic meter in written verse can be applied to at least one Beatles song.

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** In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUuPlzu_RDU an episode]] of ''Between The Lines'' about prosody, [[WebOriginal/BrowsHeldHigh [[WebOVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Kyle Kalgren]] points out how every single form of poetic meter in written verse can be applied to at least one Beatles song.



%%* {{Adorkable}}: All the goofy stuff they did in their early years.

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%%* * {{Adorkable}}: All the goofy They did a lot of adorable dorkly stuff they did in their early years.years, especially in interviews.



%%* AlternateRealityEpisode: "We're Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band..."

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%%* * AlternateRealityEpisode: One interpretation one can make of them adopting the "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" persona for the song of the same name, in the album of the same name. "We're Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band..."



%%* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: "Sun King".

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%%* * AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: In "Sun King".King", the last three lines of the song are "Quando para mucho mi amore de felice corazon / Mundo paparazzi mi amore chicka ferdy parasol / Cuesto obrigado tanta mucho que canite carousel", a faux mixing of Romance languages.
-->'''Lennon:''' We just started joking, you know, singing "cuando para mucho." So we just made up... Paul knew a few Spanish words from school, you know. So we just strung any Spanish words that sounded vaguely like something. And of course we got "chicka ferdy" in. That's a Liverpool expression. Just like sort it doesn't mean anything to me but (childish taunting) "na-na, na-na-na!"


** The PaulIsDead theories, all based on supposedly hidden messages on the Beatles album covers and song lyrics.
** The 1970s saw a lot of urban legends concerning the possible (secret) reunion of the band. The most famous example was the initially anonymous Canadian progressive rock band {{Klaatu}}, whose vaguely "Beatlesque" sound fueled speculation that they were a front for a reunited Fab Four.

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** The PaulIsDead "Paul Is Dead" theories, all based on supposedly hidden messages on the Beatles album covers and song lyrics.
** The 1970s saw a lot of urban legends concerning the possible (secret) reunion of the band. The most famous example was the initially anonymous Canadian progressive rock band {{Klaatu}}, Music/{{Klaatu}}, whose vaguely "Beatlesque" sound fueled speculation that they were a front for a reunited Fab Four.


-->-- "'''Being a Short Diversion on the Dubious Origins of Beatles''', Translated from the John Lennon, ''Mersey Beat'', July 6, 1961"

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-->-- "'''Being a Short Diversion on the Dubious Origins of Beatles''', Translated Beatles (Translated from the John Lennon, Lennon)'''", ''Mersey Beat'', July 6, 1961"
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* HomesicknessHymn:
** "All My Loving" provides an example of ''preemptive'' homesickness; the narrator hasn't left home yet, but he pours his heart out to his lover about how much he will miss her while he's gone, and how he will be faithful during his absence.
** "Two of Us" is about two travellers who are on their way home, and eager to get there.


But then [[NewbieBoom a second wave of Beatlemania gradually hit]] -- too late for John Lennon, who sadly had been getting the DeadArtistsAreBetter effect since 1980 when he was murdered by a LoonyFan, but everyone else got to see it. The events leading to this, in order: the initial release of the British Beatles catalogue on CD in 1987; The Beatles being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the release of ''Music/PastMasters'' (which collects all their non-album singles and rarities) in 1988; Paul [=McCartney=] finally embracing his Beatles heritage fully in 1989, in the process settling the last couple of lawsuits and freeing Apple Corps to ''act''; the 1993 CD reissues of the "Red" and "Blue" compilations; the release of ''Music/TheBeatlesAnthology'' which is a box set released in 1995, with Beatles singles "Free as a Bird" and "Real Love" (which CoveredUp the Lennon versions); and the release of the ''One'' compilation in 2000, featuring the band's number one singles. Since then, Beatles-related stuff has come out just often enough to keep second-generation fans on their toes and the fandom active and aggressive.

George Harrison died of cancer in 2001. Sir Paul [=McCartney=] (he was knighted in 1997) and Sir Ringo Starr (he was knighted in 2018) are still out there touring, doing a bunch of miscellaneous projects, and occasionally making records -- and they both still write GOOD music. Even ''Pete Best'' released an album and began touring circa 2008.

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But then [[NewbieBoom a second wave of Beatlemania gradually hit]] -- hit]]-- too late for John Lennon, who sadly had been getting the DeadArtistsAreBetter effect since 1980 when he was murdered by a LoonyFan, LoonyFan who took offense to his aforementioned "more popular than Jesus" remark as well as the leftist content of his solo output, but everyone else got to see it. The events leading to this, in order: the initial release of the British Beatles catalogue (plus the American version of ''Music/MagicalMysteryTour'') on CD in 1987; The the Beatles being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the release of ''Music/PastMasters'' (which collects all their non-album singles and rarities) rarities), both in 1988; Paul [=McCartney=] finally embracing his Beatles heritage fully in 1989, in the process settling the last couple of lawsuits and freeing Apple Corps to ''act''; the 1993 CD reissues of the "Red" and "Blue" compilations; the release of ''Music/TheBeatlesAnthology'' which is across three compilation albums and a box set released in 1995, documentary from 1995 to 1996, with Beatles singles "Free as a Bird" and "Real Love" (which CoveredUp the Lennon versions); and the release of the ''One'' compilation in 2000, featuring all of the band's number one singles. Since then, Beatles-related stuff has come out just often enough to keep second-generation fans on their toes and the fandom active and aggressive.

George Harrison died of cancer in 2001. Sir Paul [=McCartney=] (he was knighted in 1997) and Sir Ringo Starr (he was knighted in 2018) are still out there touring, doing a bunch of miscellaneous projects, and occasionally making records -- records-- and they both still write GOOD music. Even ''Pete Best'' released an album and began touring circa 2008.



It is difficult to explain just how impactful this band has been, because their scope of influence is massive, not just for music but for Western culture as a whole. The legacy of the Beatles is so great that Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} has [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_impact_of_the_Beatles a fairly thorough article]] on the subject. Among other things, the Beatles hold the world record for most album sales and most #1 hits on the Hot 100. Ten of their thirteen albums are listed on the UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime list. Four of them are in the Top 10; for comparison, the next closest, Music/BobDylan, has four in the top ''50''. Their decisions as musicians have shaped the industry; they are, for instance, the {{Trope Maker}}s for the idea that ''real'' bands play their own instruments and write their own songs. And that's not even counting the covers; 12 of the 20 most covered songs of all time are Beatles songs (13 if you count ''Imagine''), including numbers 1-4. If you like rock music, you are a fan of The Beatles -- either directly, or by proxy because someone you are a fan of is a fan of theirs. They are, in short, the most influential rock band there has ever been, and rank among the most influential musicians, in general, of all time.

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It is difficult to explain just how impactful significant this band band's impact has been, because their scope of influence is massive, not just for music but for Western culture as a whole. The whole; the legacy of the Beatles is so great that Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} has [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_impact_of_the_Beatles a fairly thorough enough article]] on the subject. subject to potentially be its own book. Among other things, things in the music world alone, the Beatles hold the world record for most album sales and most #1 hits on the Hot 100. Ten of their thirteen albums are listed on the UsefulNotes/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime list. Four of them are in the Top 10; for comparison, the next closest, Music/BobDylan, has four in the top ''50''. Their decisions as musicians have shaped the industry; they are, for instance, the {{Trope Maker}}s for the idea that ''real'' bands play their own instruments and write their own songs. And that's not even counting the covers; 12 of the 20 most covered songs of all time are Beatles songs (13 if you count ''Imagine''), including numbers 1-4. If you like rock music, you are a fan of The Beatles -- Beatles-- either directly, or by proxy because someone you are a fan of is a fan of theirs. They are, in short, the most influential rock band there has ever been, and rank among the most influential musicians, in general, human beings (outside the scope of politics and economics) of all time.



!!Studio discography: [[note]](in Britain. Their American albums pre-''Sgt. Pepper's'' had different names with different track listings, and were ''eventually'' released on CD as ''The Capitol Recordings.'' See "Cut-and-Paste Translation" below.)[[/note]]

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!!Studio !!Canonical studio discography: [[note]](in Britain. Their [[note]]Their American albums pre-''Sgt. Pepper's'' had different names with different track listings, and were ''eventually'' released on CD as ''The Capitol Recordings.'' See "Cut-and-Paste Translation" below.)[[/note]]
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* 1967 - ''Music/MagicalMysteryTour'' [[note]]The American LP version of this album is the canonical one, not the British double EP.[[/note]]

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* 1967 - ''Music/MagicalMysteryTour'' [[note]]The American LP version of this album is the canonical one, not the British double EP.double-EP.[[/note]]



* ''Music/PastMasters'' - collection of all the non-album songs listed above, as well as some other miscellany

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* 1988 - ''Music/PastMasters'' - collection of all the non-album songs listed above, as well as some other miscellany


+ Music/ElvisPresley, Music/FrankSinatra, Music/DeanMartin, Music/JamesBrown, Music/BuddyHolly, Music/LittleRichard, Music/TheCoasters, Music/TheDrifters, Music/TheBeachBoys, Music/RaviShankar, Music/CarlPerkins, Music/BoDiddley, The Shadows, The Shirelles, Music/PhilSpector, The Supremes, Gene Vincent, Music/TheEverlyBrothers, Music/FrankZappa

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+ Music/ElvisPresley, Music/FrankSinatra, Music/DeanMartin, Music/JamesBrown, Music/BuddyHolly, Music/LittleRichard, Music/TheCoasters, Music/TheDrifters, The Coasters, The Drifters, Music/TheBeachBoys, Music/RaviShankar, Music/CarlPerkins, Carl Perkins, Music/BoDiddley, The Shadows, The Shirelles, Music/PhilSpector, The Supremes, Gene Vincent, Music/TheEverlyBrothers, Music/FrankZappa


->''"[[DescribeTopicHere Ladies and gentlemen,]] ''[[Series/TheEdSullivanShow THE BEATLES!]]''"'' [[note]]cue mass [[{{Squee}} squeeing]][[/note]]

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->''"[[DescribeTopicHere ''"[[DescribeTopicHere Ladies and gentlemen,]] ''[[Series/TheEdSullivanShow THE BEATLES!]]''"'' [[note]]cue mass [[{{Squee}} squeeing]][[/note]]


'''''The''''' rock band. No ifs, ands, or buts. While many acts are considered historically and artistically influential, none have quite had as great and long-lasting of an impact as the Beatles.


** A more benign example is the movie ''Film/{{Help}}'' The band members have admitted they basically wanted to go skiing and hang out on the beach, so that's what got written into the script.

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** A more benign example is the movie ''Film/{{Help}}'' The band members have admitted they basically wanted to go skiing and hang out on the beach, so that's what got written into the script. Also, by 1965 they were paying so much tax that their accountants determined that they'd pay less if they earned money in a tax haven; if they were legitimately working there, then they didn't have to pay income tax on their earnings. Guess where's a tax haven? The Bahamas.

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* SeductionLyric: "Please Please Me" was written in the early '60s, when an overly blatant seduction song wouldn't have been allowed on the radio -- but a boyfriend saying ''"Come on (Come on), come on (Come on), Please please me..."'' to his girlfriend is surely importuning ''some kind'' of sexual favours.


+ Music/TheBeeGees, Music/DavidBowie, Music/ElectricLightOrchestra, Music/{{Oasis}}, Music/TheByrds, Music/TheMoodyBlues, Music/TheZombies, Music/{{Aerosmith}}, Music/BillyJoel, Music/{{Carpenters}}, Music/{{Cream}}, Music/FooFighters, Music/{{Jellyfish}}, Music/PinkFloyd, Music/SydBarrett, Music/SimonAndGarfunkel, Music/MarcBolan, Music/TheMamasAndThePapas, Music/TheTurtles, Music/SimonAndGarfunkel, Music/PaulSimon, Music/TomPetty, Music/{{Yes}}, Music/{{ABC}}, Music/BlueOysterCult, Music/FleetwoodMac, Music/ProcolHarum, Music/SteelyDan, Music/ThePolice, Music/{{U2}}, Music/TheGratefulDead, Music/KateBush, Music/LennyKravitz, Music/MottTheHoople, Music/{{Prince}}, Music/MichaelJackson, Music/ThirdEyeBlind, Music/{{Weezer}}, Music/TheMonkees, Music/{{Badfinger}}, Music/ToddRundgren, Music/BigStar, Music/{{Boston}}, Music/CrowdedHouse, Music/EltonJohn, Music/{{Genesis}}, Music/PeterGabriel, Music/PhilCollins, Music/JeffersonAirplane, Music/JimiHendrix, Music/TheWho, Music/PeterFrampton, Music/ThePixies, Music/TheCars, Music/TheStoneRoses, Music/{{XTC}}, Music/{{ABBA}}, Music/BillySquier, Music/{{Blur}}, Music/{{Coldplay}}, Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer, Music/IronButterfly, Music/LedZeppelin, Music/ManfredMann, Music/NeutralMilkHotel, Music/{{Queen}}, Music/TheAlanParsonsProject, Music/{{Wham}}, Music/KingCrimson, Music/{{Nirvana}}, and pretty much everyone since.

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+ Music/TheBeeGees, Music/DavidBowie, Music/ElectricLightOrchestra, Music/{{Oasis}}, Music/TheByrds, Music/TheMoodyBlues, Music/TheZombies, Music/{{Aerosmith}}, Music/BillyJoel, Music/{{Carpenters}}, Music/{{Cream}}, Music/FooFighters, Music/{{Jellyfish}}, Music/PinkFloyd, Music/SydBarrett, Music/SimonAndGarfunkel, Music/MarcBolan, Music/TheMamasAndThePapas, Music/TheTurtles, Music/SimonAndGarfunkel, Music/PaulSimon, Music/TomPetty, Music/{{Yes}}, Music/{{ABC}}, Music/BlueOysterCult, Music/FleetwoodMac, Music/ProcolHarum, Music/SteelyDan, Music/ThePolice, Music/{{U2}}, Music/TheGratefulDead, Music/KateBush, Music/LennyKravitz, Music/MottTheHoople, Music/{{Prince}}, Music/MichaelJackson, Music/ThirdEyeBlind, Music/{{Weezer}}, Music/TheMonkees, Music/{{Badfinger}}, Music/ToddRundgren, Music/BigStar, Music/{{Boston}}, Music/CrowdedHouse, Music/EltonJohn, Music/{{Genesis}}, Music/PeterGabriel, Music/PhilCollins, Music/JeffersonAirplane, Music/JimiHendrix, Music/TheWho, Music/PeterFrampton, Music/ThePixies, Music/TheCars, Music/TheStoneRoses, Music/{{XTC}}, Music/{{ABBA}}, Music/BillySquier, Music/{{Blur}}, Music/{{Coldplay}}, Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer, Music/IronButterfly, Music/LedZeppelin, Music/ManfredMann, Music/NeutralMilkHotel, Music/{{Queen}}, Music/TheAlanParsonsProject, Music/{{Wham}}, Music/KingCrimson, Music/{{Nirvana}}, Music/RedVox, and pretty much everyone since.

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