1/28/08

Media Monday--The Beatles 1

My brother Raymond Pert spent some time at our home this last summer, and realized their was a deep void in our music collection.



We did not have any of The Beatles music in our home music collection.



To rectify this obvious error of our ways, he sent us two albums on cd as a thank you gift for staying here this summer.



One of those albums was The Beatles 1, a collection of the 27 #1 hits of The Beatles.




How could we have survived this long without a Beatles' album?

I have enjoyed their music from the time I was very young. I remember we had one album at our home growing up. It was A Hard Day's Night.




I'm not sure whose album this was, either Raymond Pert's or Inland Empire Girl's.


(I'm pretty sure it wasn't Mom or Dad's album. They were more fans of Ray Conniff, Herb Albert and the Tiajuana Brass, and Roger's and Hammerstein Musicals.)

This album came out a year after I was born, in June of 1964.



Side one included:


"A Hard Day's Night"
"I Should Have Known Better"
"If I Fell"
"I'm Happy Just to Dance with You"
"And I Love Her"
"Tell Me Why"
"Can't Buy Me Love



Side two included:


"Any Time at All"
"I'll Cry Instead"
"Things We Said Today"
"When I Get Home"
"You Can't Do That"
"I'll Be Back"

I'm sure this album is still around somewhere. It is probably still over at Mom's house, unless RP or IEG grabbed it and took it with them to their house.

So I have had The Beatles' music as a part of my life, pretty much since the day I was born, either on an album, or listening to it on the radio. This music transcends time. It was popular in the 60's and early 70's, but is still just as popular today, 40 years later, as it was when the songs were released. There is something special about their sound. It is timeless.

Here is a list of the #1 hits on the The Beatles 1 album.


All songs by Lennon/McCartney, unless otherwise noted.

All songs are in stereo; except 1-3 are in mono.

1. "Love Me Do"
Released in the UK on October 5, 1962, and in the U.S. on April 27, 1964, where it reached #1 in the U.S. for 1 week on May 30. This is the version released in the U.S. with Andy White on drums and Ringo Starr on tambourine.

2. "From Me to You"
Released on April 11, 1963 in the UK and reached #1 on May 2, where it stayed for 7 weeks.

3. "She Loves You"
Released in the UK on August 23, 1963, where it stayed at #1 for 6 weeks, then again on November 28. Released in the U.S. on September 16, 1963, and went to #1 for two weeks on March 21, 1964.

4. "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
Released in the U.S. on December 26, 1963, it reached #1 for 7 weeks between February 1 and March 20, 1964. Released in the UK on November 29, 1963 and stayed at #1 for 5 weeks.

5. "Can't Buy Me Love"
Released on March 20, 1964 in the UK and on March 16, 1964 in the U.S.. The song reached #1 for three weeks in the UK on April 2, 1964. The song went to #1 in the U.S. for 5 weeks on April 4, 1964.

6. "A Hard Day's Night"
The song reached #1 in the UK for 3 weeks on July 23, 1964 and was #1 for 2 weeks in the U.S. on August 1, 1964.

7. "I Feel Fine"
The song stayed at #1 for 5 weeks in the UK starting on December 10, 1964, and reached #1 in the U.S. on December 26, 1964.

8. "Eight Days a Week"
Released on February 15, 1965 in the U.S., where it went to #1 for 2 weeks on March 13, 1965.

9. "Ticket to Ride"
The song, released there on April 9, 1965 in the UK, was #1 for 3 weeks on April 22, 1965. The song was released in the U.S. on April 19, 1965, reaching #1 for 1 week on May 22, 1965.

10. "Help!"
Released on July 23, 1965 in the UK, it reached #1 for 3 weeks on August 5, 1965. In the U.S., it was released on July 19, 1965, reaching #1 for 3 weeks on September 4, 1965.

11. "Yesterday"
The song was released on September 13, 1965 in the U.S., attaining #1 for 4 weeks on October 9, 1965.

12. "Day Tripper"
Released on December 3 in the UK, reaching #1 for 5 weeks on December 16, 1965. A tape drop-out that appears in previous stereo releases of this song has been corrected here.

13. "We Can Work It Out"
Released in the UK on December 3, 1965 and reached #1 for 5 weeks on December 16, 1965. The song was released on December 6, 1965 in the U.S., and reached #1 for 3 weeks on January 8, 1966.

14. "Paperback Writer"
Released on June 10, 1966 in the UK and on May 30, 1966 in the U.S.. The song reached #1 for 2 weeks in the UK on June 23, and for 2 weeks in the U.S. on June 25, 1966.

15. "Yellow Submarine"
The song was released on August 5, 1966 in the UK, where it reached #1 for 4 weeks on August 18.

16. "Eleanor Rigby"
Released on August 5, 1966 in the UK, reaching #1 for 4 weeks on August 18.

17. "Penny Lane"
Released on February 17, 1967 in the UK, and on February 13, 1967 in the U.S.. The song reached #1 in the U.S. on March 18 for 1 week.

18. "All You Need Is Love"
Released on July 7, 1967 in the UK, it reached #1 for 3 weeks on July 19. In the U.S., it attained #1 for 1 week on August 19, 1967.

19. "Hello, Goodbye"
Released on November 24 in the UK, it reached #1 for 7 weeks on December 6, 1967. In the U.S., the song was released on November 27, 1967, and reached #1 for 3 weeks on December 30, 1967.

20. "Lady Madonna"
Released on March 15, 1968 in the UK, reaching #1 for 2 weeks on March 27.

21. "Hey Jude"
Released on August 26, 1968 in the U.S. and on August 30 in the UK. It reached #1 in the UK for 2 weeks on September 11 and was #1 for 9 weeks in the U.S., starting on September 28, 1968.

22. "Get Back "
Released on April 11, 1969 in the UK and on May 5, 1969 in the U. S.. It reached #1 in the UK for 6 weeks on April 23, and in the U.S. for 5 weeks on May 24, 1969.

23. "The Ballad of John and Yoko"
Released in the UK on May 30, 1969 reaching #1 for 3 weeks on June 11.

24. "Something" (George Harrison)
Released on October 31, 1969 in the UK, and on October 6 in the U.S. It reached #1 for 1 week in the U.S. on November 29, 1969.

25. "Come Together"
Released on October 31, 1969 in the UK, and on October 6 in the U.S.. It reached #1 in the U.S. on November 29, and stayed there for 1 week.

26."Let It Be"
Released on March 6, 1970 in the UK, and on March 11, 1970 in the U, S., reaching #1 for 2 weeks on April 11, 1970.

27. "The Long and Winding Road"
Released in the U.S. on May 11, 1970 and reached #1 for 2 weeks on June 13, 1970. This version has the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by André Previn. Produced by Phil Spector, it is the only track not produced by George Martin.

8 comments:

Idaho Escapee said...

Since the Beatles tried to make every song they did as good as a single, while you have lots of good music in "Beatles 1", you are missing so very much; the only really way to get comprehensive about this is to buy the Beatles' albums...the English versions of Beatles albums are the ones now being distributed worldwide; I believe there are 11 or 12 of them, plus a double-set, "Past Masters", which contains tracks they only issued as singles. Any questions about Beatles, please ask me...

raymond pert said...

I was the Herb Alpert lover in our household. I asked for his albums at Christmas and on my birthday and bought some myself.

Ahem.

Please.

I think Mom bought me "Whipped Cream and Other Delights" for my 13th birthday. She was a little unsure about the cover. Should I, a young teenager, be exposed to such exposure. She gave in.

Do an image search of the album cover if you don't know what I mean.

It's racy!

raymond pert said...

I can't get email through to you. Is your service on the blink?

Thought you'd like to know I'm listening to the Luke imposing himself in a violent criminal act of sexual force upon Laura song right now as I write.

Rise is a great album. I've got three Herb Alpert albums on my Napster playlist right now. He's really good!

Laurie R. said...

Please don't hate me, but I've never been a huge fan of the Beatles. However, I do have a few favorite songs. Interestingly, my producer thinks a couple of my songs on the new CD have a Beatle-esque quality, so he ran with that concept for the instrumentation and harmonies. It'll be interesting to see if you can spot them!

Idaho Escapee said...

Laurie, Laurie, Laurie...(sigh) The Beatles were the prototype for groups that wrote their own instruments and played all their own instruments. Maybe you have 'Beatle burnout' which can happen because after all these years, their stuff is still readily available on radio, online, etc...which has gotta mean they were at least pretty good. While no one can like everything, go back and listen again...I think anything with a good melody and a nice backbeat are Beatlesque, 'cos that's what they were all about.

Silver Valley Girl said...

IE--Thanks for the info on The Beatles. I so enjoy it when you write about music on your blog. So,if I was to invest in another album, which would you suggest?

Laurie--So good to hear from you!! I was just thinking about you tonight at Easter Cantata practice, and wondered how things were going, and looking forward to the new CD!! (And that Beatles influence!!)

RP--I guess I should have realized Herb Albert were yours.(And I too always thought the girl covered in cream was a bit risque). I was just trying to rack my brain about the albums Mom and Dad had. Dad had some of those great jazz albums, but I couldn't think of a one!!

raymond pert said...

Dad: Sarah Vaughn, Teresa Brewer, Dinah Washington

We had a lot of records that were the monthly selection of the Columbia Record Club that arrived when no one sent back the "not this month" card.

Roger Williams, New Christy Minstrels, Ray Conniff to name a few.

Silver Valley Girl said...

Yes, those were the ladies I was trying to think of...Sarah Vaughn, Teresa Brewer and Dinah Washington. I remember making tape for Dad's funeral service, and putting some of the songs from those albums on it, and realizing what great taste in music Dad had. I don't think I had ever really noticed before.