Help! was released 52 years ago, once more an album with the soundtrack of the homonymous movie. The Beatles were still living the pick of Beatlemania at the time but their music was already suffering some changes. Maybe because 1965 was also the year when George and John first tried LSD.
It’s another great album from them and of course the majority of the songs were written by John and Paul. George wrote I Need You and You Like Me Too Much. It has great songs like Yesterday, which is now the most covered song of all time. I believe this album also shows how they were feeling about all that Beatlemania stuff and all the stress. John said that he wrote Help! with that in mind and probably they all felt like it.
- The Night Before
- You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
- I Need You
- Another Girl
- You’re Going To Lose That Girl
- Ticket To Ride
- Act Naturally
- It’s Only Love
- You Like Me Too Much
- Tell Me What You See
- I’ve Just Seen A Face
- Dizzy Miss Lizzy
Help! was going to be called Eight Arms To Hold You but I think Help! sounds a lot better, at least when it comes to the message of the song.
It’s a great album even though it’s one of my least favourite albums by The Beatles. Here’s my favourite song from it and its main song.
Have a nice day!