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 Post subject: Every Beatles Song in the Key of A
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:07 pm 
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Did you know that the *first* song the Beatles ever recorded and the *last* song the Beatles ever recorded were in the same key and the same tempo? Here they are mashed up together, two at a time, as part of this 7-minute mega medley comprising all 65 Beatles songs in the key of A major.

Can you guess the song titles before peeking at the track listing (and trivia) below?



I Feel Fine
That'll Be The Day / I Me Mine
Words of Love / Here Comes the Sun
Please Mr. Postman / Wait
Young Blood / Ticket to Ride
I'll Be Back / If I Needed Someone
I'll Be On My Way / I Want to Tell You
Crying, Waiting, Hoping / I Need You
Dizzy Miss Lizzy / Birthday
Sure to Fall (In Love With You) / Raunchy
Things We Said Today / Back in the U.S.S.R.
My Bonnie / Dig a Pony
Hello Little Girl / Doctor Robert
Johnny B. Goode / Carol
Like Dreamers Do / Matchbox
Rock and Roll Music / Shake, Rattle and Roll
She's a Woman / You Know What to Do
Too Much Monkey Business / Another Girl
Help! / Twenty Flight Rock
That's All Right (Mama) / Blue Moon of Kentucky
Nothin' Shakin' (But the Leaves on the Trees) / I've Just Seen a Face
Baby's in Black / Oh! Darling
Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds / Happiness is a Warm Gun
I'm So Tired / Free as a Bird
Strawberry Fields Forever / Something
Revolution 1 / Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues
You Really Got a Hold on Me / She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
Penny Lane / Thinking of Linking
I Am The Walrus / I've Got a Feeling
The End /
Only a Northern Song
Lady Madonna
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
In My Life
Every Little Thing
You Won't See Me
Good Morning, Good Morning
Get Back

The list encompasses Beatles tracks in the officially released and currently available canon -- including the Anthology and Live at the BBC releases. Plus four bonus Threetles tracks from the Anthology DVD. Plus "I Feel Fine" because, c'mon, that feedback.

Fastest song? "I've Just Seen a Face" (240 bpm)
Slowest song? "I'm So Tired" (68 bpm)
Six of the songs are in 6/4 time ("My Bonnie," "Dig a Pony," "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds," "Happiness is a Warm Gun," "Oh! Darling," "Baby's in Black") -- although many of John's time signatures skip around quite a bit -- and "You Really Got a Hold on Me" is in 6/8.

Most of the songs are in their original tempo, but for practical purposes some had to be beat-matched to each other. Many BBC or Anthology versions were used instead of studio versions, because they were in the right key ("Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" and "Something"), or they provided cleaner parts to mix. The Beatles Rock Band tracks were also heavily utilized.

Roughly a third of the songs, 21 in total, are cover songs -- taking into account that "Shake, Rattle and Roll" was part of a medley, and "My Bonnie" was sung by Tony Sheridan (only later was it officially credited to the Beatles). For the record, that's two Elvis, three Carl Perkins, four Chuck Berry, and four Buddy Holly (who had nearly a dozen hits in the exact same key).
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 Post subject: Re: Every Beatles Song in the Key of A
PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:24 am 
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This is a truly genius mix. Biggest kudos to you for giving us this instant classic.
The arrangement has such great attention to detail. You look like a star!
I shared it around immediately & request others to also share it. Let's get this one spread around.
Many thanks again!

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 Post subject: Re: Every Beatles Song in the Key of A
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That was a lot of fun! I actually mashed up a couple of those combinations myself.


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