|Beatlesongs - Front Cover
|Beatlesongs - Rear Cover
|U.K. L.P. Chart Detail :
|Did NOT Chart
|A collection of (mostly) American Beatle novelty songs, this album was released here on Import in 1982.
The cover tells us that there were over 200 just in the early 60's alone, and that this album is the first anthology of it's kind.
It does provide an interesting look at the phenomenon, and this collection should be approached not for timeless musical value, but for it's amusement potential.
The compilation is by Ken Barnes, Richard Foos and Harold Bronson.
The sleeve (designed and drawn by William Stout) includes a terrific letter from Dudley Moore about L.S. Bumble Bee,
An album worth having.
|Buchanan and Greenfield
|Bill Buchanan was the co-creator of the first "break-in" hit in 1956,
"The Flying Saucer".
Howard Greenfield was the lyricist for most of Neil Sedaka's early hits.
This piece is about America being invaded by four mops !
|Hold My Hand
|First track of the fabulous Rutles album, say no more !
|We Love You Beatles
|A girl group from England where this track was released on Oriole (CB 1916) but was not a hit. It did chart in the U.S. where it reached no.39 on 11th April 1964 on London International 10614.
|My Boyfriend Got A Beatle Haircut
|Donna faced losing her boyfriend to mobs of screaming girls when he got his Beatle haircut. So "to keep him true/I got a Beatle haircut too".
|Letter From Elaina
|American D.J. Casey Kasem narrates a heart-warming tale of Elaina skulking around a concert hall to get a hug from her favourite Beatle ... George.
|A sterling example of an instrumental Beatles novelty, when the famous producer, arranger/composer interweaves three Beatle riffs with his own composition "Needles and Pins" (a hit here for The Searchers).
|Each "Beatle" does a short autobiographical monologue.
|L.S. Bumble Bee
|Peter Cook and Dudley Moore
|See L.S. Bumble Bee
|I'm The Meany
|Wild Man Fischer
|The Wild Man was a Frank Zappa discovery, who was so affected by his favourite group's film "Yellow Submarine" that he was moved to write this song.
|Pop Hates The Beatles
|Famous for "Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh", Alan Sherman was adroit a spotting a fad.
|Letter To The Beatles
|The Four Preps
|They satirized Dion and other early 60's hitmakers in the past, and here The Four Preps took a stab at the Beatles commercialism.
|Co-writer of a number of Beach Boy hits, here Usher invented a dance called "The Beetle".