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Beatles Songs by Synopsis

Name these Beatles songs based on a synopsis of the lyrics.
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Last updated: January 23, 2017
First submittedAugust 28, 2014
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Mother Mary has three words of wisdom
Let it Be
Man has a crush on a woman who writes parking tickets
Lovely Rita
Man is happy to return to the Soviet Union
Back in the U.S.S.R.
Lonely people have unattended funerals and unheard sermons
Eleanor Rigby
Quaint suburban street has a barber, banker, fireman, and a nurse
Penny Lane
Taxes in the United Kingdom are too dang high!
As sexagenarians, a couple will own a cottage on the Isle of Wight (if it's not too dear)
When I'm Sixty-Four
Aspiring author wants you to publish his book
Paperback Writer
A warm firearm can bring contentment
Happiness is a Warm Gun
Dakota boy tries to shoot off the legs of his rival, but gets shot first
Rocky Raccoon
All the days in week are not enough to show one's love
Eight Days a Week
Boy wants to get halfway to first base with a girl
I Want to Hold Your Hand
I am the eggman, they are the eggmen, but I am also something else, goo goo goo joob
I Am the Walrus
Frantic Englishman wants his Hollywood crush to sail across the Atlantic
Honey Pie
Woman may be a lover but she ain't no dancer
Helter Skelter
It takes 4,000 holes to fill the Albert Hall
A Day in the Life
Woman only takes short journeys, a Sunday driver yeah
Day Tripper
Level 73
Aug 28, 2014
I love the "halfway to first base" clue. Very nice.
Level 78
Oct 11, 2016
i lol'd
Level 56
Nov 24, 2014
Not surprised hardly anyone got 'Honey Pie' - it's very obscure.
Level 78
Oct 11, 2016
it's a little obscure, but the White Album isn't exactly an obscure album
Level 79
Dec 8, 2019
It's a double album that should've been a single. A lot of putting the needle ahead was done on those records.
Level 46
Nov 24, 2014
I've just got a slight gripe with the Albert Hall one. There were 4000 holes in Blackburn Lancashire. Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall - doesn't necessarily mean that it takes 4000 holes to fill the Albert Hall.
Level 19
Nov 24, 2014
Aw come on...the clues were sufficient enough to get the answer. Stop quibbling
Level 36
Feb 21, 2015
I realized that I bought my first Beatle album over 50 years ago...listing to these songs takes on a weird feeling (Sgt Pepper sure has survived! A Hard Day's Night is as listenable as 50 years ago.) The music is still incredible--the sweet tenderness in their voices was heavenly to our adolescent hearts--so unthreatening. As they grew musically, we grew up. It's so sad to think of John cut off just as he found his happiness as an adult. If only he'd have had the chance Paul had, to sit back and be 64...he'd have had such fascinating things to say. Truths that power hated. For George to suffer with cancer, be robbed and assualted in his own home, severely injured--he wrote and sang the most gentle music ever and created the 1st international charity concert for disaster victims....a terrible send-off from a world that loved him. It's a horror how they were treated. Someday people will think the Beatles were a myth. Then assume it was our religion. They were sacrificed....
Level 51
Sep 9, 2017
I think I can live out the rest of my days without ever again hearing 'Mr. Moonlight."
Level 48
Oct 10, 2017
What's also a shame is that at all their live performances the screaming drowned them out so much so they couldn't hear themselves and thus stopped playing live. They are/were all beautiful souls who brought so much joy to the world and will live forever. It breaks my heart what happened to John.
Level 73
May 1, 2019
Agree it's a shame there wasn't more well recorded live stuff, especially later in their career. But if they had kept touring it's quite likely they would have split up sooner from the stress and tension, and the studio albums would have been less interesting with less time spent on them so...
Level 77
Oct 20, 2017
I still remember watching their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show and my father griping about their "long" hair and scoffing that all the girls screaming were probably paid by Sullivan to do it. He was a wonderful man but The Chuck Wagon Gang was more his idea of great music.
Level 79
Dec 8, 2019
5 years later and old Frank Sinatra was calling "Something" by The Beatles the greatest love song of the century. Although his addressing "Jack" in his version was utterly bizarre.
Level 77
Jan 13, 2017
"All the days in week are not enough [to] show one's love"
Level ∞
Jan 23, 2017
Level 45
Mar 4, 2017
Couldn't "I'm Happy Just to Dance With You" also suffice for the "halfway to first base" clue?
Level 68
Oct 20, 2017
Like the Beatles?....... try my Beatles Towns and Cities quiz ...here it is
Level 58
Oct 20, 2017
Lived just north of SF, was 19 yrs old...friend of family asked me if I would drive a group of teenage girls to SF for a concert...extra ticket for me for free if I did...couldn't have cared less but family friends so agreed, reluctantly. Drove to Cow Palace in SF, saw the Beatles live, cost me nothing. A real phenomenon to try to hear the music but the roar of teenagers made it impossible to hear much. Girls crying, hands clasped together, ecstatic expressions on faces. Consider myself lucky in retrospect(!). The first record I remember hearing from the group before they were famous over here was "Please Please Me"---still have the 45---and found the harmonies and overall recording very appealing. Still think it's one of their better records. I didn't go to a lot of concerts but did see the following perform live: Beatles, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, Chicago, Simon & Garfunkel, Blood Sweat & Tears, Ray Charles, John Denver, Carl Perkins, Diana Ross. Sweet.
Level 44
Jan 15, 2019
Got all but 'I Want To Hold Your Hand'. Not sure what the clue is supposed to mean
Level 67
Mar 3, 2019
This may be just a US thing, but there's a baseball analogy used (mostly by teenagers) to describe how far one has gotten with someone else, physically. The specifics can depend on who you talk to, but generally speaking and without getting too graphic: first base is kissing, second base is going under the shirt, third base is going down the pants, and a home run is "going all the way." Holding hands is less intimate than kissing, so it's on the way to first base.