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Keys that The Beatles used (now that you've found another key)
6 June 2017
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A topic that's worthy of a thread, and so we don't upset @Ahhh Girl by derailing another thread!

I'll start conversation with a very general fact: Over half of all Beatles songs are in A major or E major. 

Just think about that for a minute...

 

OK, list of the songs chronologically:

SongAlbumKey
I Saw Her Standing There Please Please Me E
Misery Please Please Me C
Anna (Go to Him)Please Please Me D
Chains Please Please Me Bb
Boys Please Please Me E
Ask Me Why Please Please Me E
Please Please Me Please Please Me E
Love Me Do Please Please Me G
P.S. I Love YouPlease Please Me D
Baby It's You Please Please Me G
Do You Want To Know A Secret ?Please Please Me E
A Taste Of Honey Please Please Me F#m
There's a PlacePlease Please Me E
Twist And Shout Please Please Me D
From Me To You Past Masters (Disc 1)C
Thank You Girl Past Masters (Disc 1)D
It Won't Be Long With the BeatlesE
All I've Got To Do With the BeatlesE
All My Loving With the BeatlesE
Don't Bother Me With the BeatlesEm
Little Child With the BeatlesE
Till There Was You With the BeatlesF
Please Mr. PostmanWith the BeatlesA
Roll Over Beethoven With the BeatlesD
Hold Me Tight With the BeatlesF
You Really Got A Hold On Me With the BeatlesA
I Wanna Be Your Man With the BeatlesE
Devil In Her Heart With the BeatlesG
Not A Second Time With the BeatlesG/Em
Money (That's What I Want)With the BeatlesE
She Loves You Past Masters (Disc 1)G
I'll Get You Past Masters (Disc 1)D
A Hard Day's Night A Hard Day's Night G
I Should Have Known Better A Hard Day's Night G
If I Fell A Hard Day's Night D#m/D
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You A Hard Day's Night C#m/E
And I Love Her A Hard Day's Night E/C#/F/Dm
Tell Me Why A Hard Day's Night D
Can't Buy Me Love A Hard Day's Night C
Any Time At All A Hard Day's Night D
I'll Cry Instead A Hard Day's Night G
Things We Said Today A Hard Day's Night Am/A
When I Get Home A Hard Day's Night A/Am/C
You Can't Do That A Hard Day's Night G
I'll Be Back A Hard Day's Night A/Am
I Want To Hold Your Hand Past Masters (Disc 1)G
This Boy Past Masters (Disc 1)D
Long Tall Sally Past Masters (Disc 1)G
I Call Your Name Past Masters (Disc 1)E
Slow Down Past Masters (Disc 1)C
Matchbox Past Masters (Disc 1)A
No Reply Beatles For Sale C
I'm A Loser Beatles For Sale G
Baby's In Black Beatles For Sale A
Rock And Roll Music Beatles For Sale A
I'll Follow The Sun Beatles For Sale C
Mr. MoonlightBeatles For Sale F#
Kansas City - Hey Hey Hey!Beatles For Sale G
Eight Days A Week Beatles For Sale D
Words Of Love Beatles For Sale A
Honey Don't Beatles For Sale E
Every Little Thing Beatles For Sale A
I Don't Want To Spoil The Party Beatles For Sale G
What You're Doing Beatles For Sale D
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby Beatles For Sale E
I Feel Fine Past Masters (Disc 1)G
She's A Woman Past Masters (Disc 1)A
Help !Help !A
The Night Before Help !D
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away Help !G
I Need You Help !A
Another Girl Help !A
You're Going To Lose That Girl Help !E
Ticket To Ride Help !A
Act Naturally Help !G
It's Only Love Help !C
You Like Me Too Much Help !G
Tell Me What You See Help !G
I've Just Seen A Face Help !A
Yesterday Help !F
Dizzy, Miss LizzyHelp !A
Bad Boy Past Masters (Disc 1)C
Yes It Is Past Masters (Disc 1)E
I'm Down Past Masters (Disc 1)G
Drive My Car Rubber Soul D
Norwegian Wood Rubber Soul E
You Won't See Me Rubber Soul A
Nowhere Man Rubber Soul E
Think For Yourself Rubber Soul G/Gm
The Word Rubber Soul D
Michelle Rubber Soul Fm
What Goes On Rubber Soul E
GirlRubber Soul Cm/Eb
I'm Looking Through You Rubber Soul Ab
In My Life Rubber Soul A
Wait Rubber Soul F#m
If I Needed Someone Rubber Soul A
Run For Your Life Rubber Soul D
Day Tripper Past Masters (Disc 2)E/C#
We Can Work It Out Past Masters (Disc 2)D
Taxman Revolver D
Eleanor Rigby Revolver Em
I'm Only Sleeping Revolver Ebm
Love You To Revolver C
Here, There And Everywhere Revolver G
Yellow Submarine Revolver G
She Said She Said Revolver Bb
Good Day Sunshine Revolver A
And Your Bird Can Sing Revolver E
For No One Revolver B
Doctor Robert Revolver A/B
I Want To Tell You Revolver A
Got To Get You Into My Life Revolver G
Tomorrow Never Knows Revolver C
Paperback Writer Past Masters (Disc 2)G
Rain Past Masters (Disc 2)G
Sgt Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club BandSgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club BandG
Lovely Rita Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club BandE
With A Little Help From My Friends Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club BandE
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club BandG/Bb
Getting Better Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club BandC
Fixing A Hole Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club BandF
She's Leaving Home Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club BandE
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club BandEm
Within You Without You Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club BandC#
When I'm Sixty-Four Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club BandC#
Good Morning Good Morning Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club BandA
Sgt Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club BandF/G
A Day In The Life Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club BandG/Em
Magical Mystery Tour Magical Mystery Tour D
The Fool On The Hill Magical Mystery Tour D/Dm
Flying Magical Mystery Tour C
Blue Jay Way Magical Mystery Tour C
Your Mother Should Know Magical Mystery Tour C/Am
I Am The Walrus Magical Mystery Tour A
Strawberry Fields Forever Magical Mystery Tour Bb
Hello Goodbye Magical Mystery Tour C
Penny Lane Magical Mystery Tour B
Baby You're A Rich Man Magical Mystery Tour C
All You Need Is Love Magical Mystery Tour G
Only A Northern Song Yellow Submarine A
All Together Now Yellow Submarine G
Hey Bulldog Yellow Submarine C/Cm
It's All Too Much Yellow Submarine G
Pepperland Yellow Submarine G
Sea Of Time Yellow Submarine C/Fm/D/Em
Sea Of Holes Yellow Submarine E
Sea Of Monsters Yellow Submarine D
March Of The Meanies Yellow Submarine Em
Pepperland Laid WasteYellow Submarine F
Yellow Submarine in Pepperland Yellow Submarine G
Lady Madonna Past Masters (Disc 2)A
The Inner Light Past Masters (Disc 2)Eb
Back In the U.S.S.RWhite Album (Disc 1)A
Dear Prudence White Album (Disc 1)D
Glass Onion White Album (Disc 1)Am
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da White Album (Disc 1)Bb
Wild Honey Pie White Album (Disc 1)G
The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill White Album (Disc 1)C/A/Am
While My Guitar Gently Weeps White Album (Disc 1)Am/A
Happiness Is A Warm Gun White Album (Disc 1)C
Martha My Dear White Album (Disc 1)Eb
I'm So Tired White Album (Disc 1)A
Blackbird White Album (Disc 1)G
Piggies White Album (Disc 1)A
Rocky Raccoon White Album (Disc 1)C
Don't Pass Me By White Album (Disc 1)C
Why Don't We Do It in the Road?White Album (Disc 1)D
I Will White Album (Disc 1)F
Julia White Album (Disc 1)D
Birthday White Album (Disc 2)A/C
Yer Blues White Album (Disc 2)E
Mother Nature's Son White Album (Disc 2)D
Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey White Album (Disc 2)E
Sexy Sadie White Album (Disc 2)G
Helter Skelter White Album (Disc 2)E
Long, Long, Long White Album (Disc 2)F
Revolution 1 White Album (Disc 2)A
Honey Pie White Album (Disc 2)G
Savoy Truffle White Album (Disc 2)G
Cry Baby Cry White Album (Disc 2)G/Em
Revolution 9 White Album (Disc 2)none (A)
Good Night White Album (Disc 2)G
Hey Jude Past Masters (Disc 2)F
Revolution Past Masters (Disc 2)B
Come Together Abbey Road Dm/D
Something Abbey Road C
Maxwell's Silver Hammer Abbey Road D
Oh! Darling Abbey Road A
Octopus's Garden Abbey Road E/A
I Want You (She's So Heavy)Abbey Road Dm
Here Comes The Sun Abbey Road Am
Because Abbey Road C#m
You Never Give Me Your Money Abbey Road Am/C/A
Sun King Abbey Road E
Mean Mr. MustardAbbey Road E
Polythene Pam Abbey Road E
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window Abbey Road A
Golden Slumbers Abbey Road Am/C
Carry That Weight Abbey Road C
The End Abbey Road A/C
Her Majesty Abbey Road D
The Ballad Of John And Yoko Past Masters (Disc 2)E
Old Brown Shoe Past Masters (Disc 2)C/Am
Two of UsLet It Be G
Dig A Pony Let It Be A
Across The Universe Let It Be D
I Me Mine Let It Be Am
Dig It Let It Be F
Let it BeLet It Be C
Maggie Mae Let It Be G
I've Got A Feeling Let It Be A
One After 909 Let It Be B
The Long And Winding Road Let It Be Eb
For You Blue Let It Be D
Get Back Let It Be C
Don't Let Me Down Past Masters (Disc 2)E
You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)Past Masters (Disc 2)D

List of songs by tempo

SongTempoKey
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away62G
Something67C
I'm So Tired68A
Let it Be70C
The Fool On The Hill72D/Dm
Oh! Darling72A
Hey Jude74F
Sun King75E
Sexy Sadie75G
Dear Prudence75D
Across The Universe75D
Don't Let Me Down76E
Cry Baby Cry77G/Em
You Really Got A Hold On Me78A
Rocky Raccoon79C
Golden Slumbers81Am/C
Because81C#m
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window81A
A Day In The Life81G/Em
For No One81B
Carry That Weight84C
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby85E
Don't Pass Me By85C
Mother Nature's Son85D
I Am The Walrus85A
I'm Looking Through You86Ab
Lovely Rita87E
You Like Me Too Much88G
She's A Woman89A
Another Girl89A
Wild Honey Pie90G
I Feel Fine90G
Revolution 991none (A)
Strawberry Fields Forever91Bb
Octopus's Garden92E/A
Piggies93A
Act Naturally93G
Flying93C
Blackbird94G
Why Don't We Do It in the Road?94D
I Don't Want To Spoil The Party95G
Help !95A
All Together Now96G
Sgt Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band96G
Yesterday97F
What Goes On97E
I'll Cry Instead97G
Girl97Cm/Eb
Baby You're A Rich Man97C
Revolution 198A
Pepperland Laid Waste99F
Hello Goodbye99C
I Wanna Be Your Man100E
Hey Bulldog100C/Cm
A Taste Of Honey101F#m
Her Majesty101D
Blue Jay Way101C
Mean Mister Mustard101E
The Inner Light102Eb
I Will103F
I'm Only Sleeping103Ebm
In My Life103A
All You Need Is Love103G
Long, Long, Long105F
We Can Work It Out106D
She Said She Said106Bb
Rain107G
If I Fell108D/D#m
Yellow Submarine inPepperland109G
Two of Us109G
Anna (Go to Him)109D
Only A Northern Song109A
This Boy110D
Lady Madonna110A
Yellow Submarine111G
Baby It's You112G
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!112Em
With A Little Help From My Friends112E
Sea Of Holes113E
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da113Bb
Penny Lane113B
It's Only Love113C
Fixing A Hole113F
And I Love Her113E/C#/F/Dm
Pepperland114G
It's All Too Much114G
While My Guitar Gently Weeps115Am/A
The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill115C/A/Am
I Want You (She's So Heavy)116Dm
Sea Of Monsters116D
March Of The Meanies116Em
You Won't See Me116A
Michelle117Fm
Good Day Sunshine117A
Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey117E
Your Mother Should Know118C/Am
You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)119D
All I've Got To Do119E
Glass Onion120Am
I've Just Seen A Face120A
Devil In Her Heart121G
Nowhere Man121E
Revolution121B
Sgt Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)121F/G
Savoy Truffle121G
The Word121D
Words Of Love122A
Till There Was You122F
Dig A Pony122A
Good Morning Good Morning122A
Drive My Car122D
Getting Better122C
The End123A/C
Ticket To Ride123A
Every Little Thing123A
Get Back123A
Please Mr. Postman123A
Ask Me Why124E
Love You To124C
I'll Be Back124A/Am
Do You Want To Know A Secret ?124E
No Reply124C
Not A Second Time125G/Em
Twist And Shout125D
When I Get Home125A/Am/C
Mr. Moonlight126F#
Within You Without You126C#
I'll Get You126D
I Call Your Name126E
Tomorrow Never Knows126C
Wait127F#m
I Want To Tell You127A
If I Needed Someone127A
She's Leaving Home128E
For You Blue129D
Here Comes The Sun129A
Money (That's What I Want)129E
You Can't Do That129G
You're Going To Lose That Girl129E
Sea Of Time130C/Fm/D/Em
What You're Doing130D
Chains130Bb
I Should Have Known Better130G
Kansas City - Hey Hey Hey!131G
Maxwell's Silver Hammer131D
I Want To Hold Your Hand131G
Think For Yourself131G/Gm
The Long And Winding Road132Eb
Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand132G
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You132C#m/E
Yes It Is133E
Misery133C
It Won't Be Long133E
And Your Bird Can Sing133E
P.S. I Love You134D
I'll Follow The Sun134C
Taxman134D
Julia135D
The Ballad Of John And Yoko135E
Bad Boy135C
Hold Me Tight136F
From Me To You136C
Dizzy Miss Lizzy136A
I Need You136A
Tell Me What You See137G
Things We Said Today137Am/A
Got To Get You Into My Life137G
Thank You Girl138D
Eleanor Rigby138Em
Day Tripper138E/C#
Happiness Is A Warm Gun139C
Please Please Me139E
Eight Days A Week139D
A Hard Day's Night139G
Birthday139A/C
When I'm Sixty-Four140C#
There's a Place141E
Any Time At All141D
Back In The USSR142A
Boys142E
Old Brown Shoe143C/Am
Honey Pie144G
Good Night146G
Love Me Do148G
She Loves You150G
Tell Me Why151D
Little Child152E
Yer Blues152E
Sie Liebt Dich154G
All My Loving155E
Dig It157F
Paperback Writer157G
Matchbox160A
I Saw Her Standing There160E
Roll Over Beethoven161D
Honey Don't162E
I'm Down164G
Here, There And Everywhere165G
I've Got A Feeling165A
Come Together165Dm/D
Doctor Robert165A/B
Polythene Pam167E
Rock And Roll Music167A
The Night Before168D
Helter Skelter168E
Magical Mystery Tour168D
Slow Down169C
Maggie Mae169G
Don't Bother Me170Em
Can't Buy Me Love172C
Long Tall Sally172G
You Never Give Me Your Money174Am/C/A
Run For Your Life177D
Norwegian Wood177E
Martha My Dear178Eb
I'm A Loser180G
One After 909182B
Baby's In Black203A
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds132/90G/Bb
I Me Mine60/130Am

List of songs by writers:

 

Mr. MoonlightCover Version: Roy Lee JohnsonF#
Kansas City - Hey Hey Hey!Cover Version: Jerry Leiber and Mike StollerG
Words Of Love Cover Version: Buddy HollyA
Honey Don't Cover Version: Carl PerkinsE
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby Cover Version: Carl PerkinsE
Act Naturally Cover Version: Johnny Russell and Voni MorrisonG
Dizzy, Miss LizzyCover Version: Larry WilliamsA
Long Tall Sally Cover Version: Little RichardG
Slow Down Cover Version: Larry WilliamsC
Matchbox Cover Version: Carl PerkinsA
Bad Boy Cover Version: Larry WilliamsC
Anna (Go to Him)Cover Version: Arthur AlexanderD
Chains Cover Version: Gerry Goffin and Carole KingBb
Boys Cover Version: Luther Dixon and Wes FarellE
Baby It's You Cover Version: Luther Dixon, Mark Dvid, and Burt BacharachG
A Taste Of Honey Cover Version: Robert William ScottF#m
Twist And Shout Cover Version: Bert Berns and Phil MedleyD
Till There Was You Cover Version: Meredith WilsonF
Please Mr. PostmanCover Version: Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett,Freddie Gorman,Brian Holland, Robert BatemanA
You Really Got A Hold On Me Cover Version: Smokey RobinsonA
Devil In Her Heart Cover Version: Richard DrapkinG
Money (That's What I Want)Cover Version: Janie Bradford and Berry GordyE
Rock And Roll Music Cover Version: Chuck BerryA
Roll Over Beethoven Cover Version: Chuck BerryD

 

Something HarrisonC
Here Comes The Sun HarrisonAm
I Need You HarrisonA
You Like Me Too Much HarrisonG
I Me Mine HarrisonAm
For You Blue HarrisonD
Blue Jay Way HarrisonC
The Inner Light HarrisonEb
Old Brown Shoe HarrisonC/Am
Love You To HarrisonC
I Want To Tell You HarrisonA
Think For Yourself HarrisonG/Gm
If I Needed Someone HarrisonA
Within You Without You HarrisonC#
While My Guitar Gently Weeps HarrisonAm/A
Piggies HarrisonA
Long, Long, Long HarrisonF
Savoy Truffle HarrisonG
Don't Bother Me HarrisonEm
Only A Northern Song HarrisonA
It's All Too Much HarrisonG

 

A Hard Day's Night LennonG
I Should Have Known Better LennonG
If I Fell LennonD#m/D
Tell Me Why LennonD
I'll Cry Instead LennonG
When I Get Home LennonA/Am/C
You Can't Do That LennonG
I'll Be Back LennonA/Am
Come Together LennonDm/D
I Want You (She's So Heavy)LennonDm
Because LennonC#m
Sun King LennonE
Mean Mr. MustardLennonE
Polythene Pam LennonE
I'm A Loser LennonG
I Don't Want To Spoil The Party LennonG
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away LennonG
You're Going To Lose That Girl LennonE
It's Only Love LennonC
Dig A Pony LennonA
Across The Universe LennonD
One After 909 LennonB
I Am The Walrus LennonA
Strawberry Fields Forever LennonBb
All You Need Is Love LennonG
This Boy LennonD
I Call Your Name LennonE
I Feel Fine LennonG
Yes It Is LennonE
Rain LennonG
Revolution LennonB
Don't Let Me Down LennonE
The Ballad Of John And Yoko LennonE
Please Please Me LennonE
Do You Want To Know A Secret ?LennonE
I'm Only Sleeping LennonEbm
She Said She Said LennonBb
Tomorrow Never Knows LennonC
Nowhere Man LennonE
GirlLennonCm/Eb
Good Morning Good Morning LennonA
Dear Prudence LennonD
Glass Onion LennonAm
The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill LennonC/A/Am
Happiness Is A Warm Gun LennonC
I'm So Tired LennonA
Julia LennonD
Yer Blues LennonE
Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey LennonE
Sexy Sadie LennonG
Revolution 1 LennonA
Cry Baby Cry LennonG/Em
Good Night LennonG
All I've Got To Do LennonE
Not A Second Time LennonG/Em
Hey Bulldog LennonC/Cm

 

I'm Happy Just To Dance With You Lennon and McCartneyC#m/E
Baby's In Black Lennon and McCartneyA
Thank You Girl Lennon and McCartneyD
I'll Get You Lennon and McCartneyD
You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)Lennon and McCartneyD
There's a PlaceLennon and McCartneyE
The Word Lennon and McCartneyD
In My Life Lennon and McCartneyA
Sgt Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)Lennon and McCartneyF/G
Birthday Lennon and McCartneyA/C
Little Child Lennon and McCartneyE

 

What Goes On Lennon and McCartney with StarrE

 

Any Time At All Lennon with McCartneyD
No Reply Lennon with McCartneyC
Help !Lennon with McCartneyA
Ticket To Ride Lennon with McCartneyA
Day Tripper Lennon with McCartneyE/C#
Misery Lennon with McCartneyC
Ask Me Why Lennon with McCartneyE
And Your Bird Can Sing Lennon with McCartneyE
Doctor Robert Lennon with McCartneyA/B
Norwegian Wood Lennon with McCartneyE
Run For Your Life Lennon with McCartneyD
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!Lennon with McCartneyEm
A Day In The Life Lennon with McCartneyG/Em
It Won't Be Long Lennon with McCartneyE

 

Maggie Mae Arr. Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, StarrG
Dig It Lennon with McCartney, Harrison and StarrF
Flying Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/StarrC

 

Revolution 9 Lennon with Yoko Ono and Harrisonnone (A)

 

Yellow Submarine in Pepperland Lennon-McCartney with MartinG

 

Baby You're A Rich Man Lennon/McCartneyC
She Loves You Lennon/McCartneyG
I Want To Hold Your Hand Lennon/McCartneyG
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds Lennon/McCartneyG/Bb

 

Pepperland MartinG
Sea Of Time MartinC/Fm/D/Em
Sea Of Holes MartinE
Sea Of Monsters MartinD
March Of The Meanies MartinEm
Pepperland Laid WasteMartinF

 

Can't Buy Me Love McCartneyC
Things We Said Today McCartneyAm/A
Maxwell's Silver Hammer McCartneyD
Oh! Darling McCartneyA
You Never Give Me Your Money McCartneyAm/C/A
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window McCartneyA
Golden Slumbers McCartneyAm/C
Carry That Weight McCartneyC
The End McCartneyA/C
Her Majesty McCartneyD
I'll Follow The Sun McCartneyC
Every Little Thing McCartneyA
What You're Doing McCartneyD
The Night Before McCartneyD
Another Girl McCartneyA
I've Just Seen A Face McCartneyA
Yesterday McCartneyF
Two of UsMcCartneyG
Let it BeMcCartneyC
The Long And Winding Road McCartneyEb
Get Back McCartneyC
The Fool On The Hill McCartneyD/Dm
Your Mother Should Know McCartneyC/Am
Hello Goodbye McCartneyC
Penny Lane McCartneyB
From Me To You McCartneyC
I'm Down McCartneyG
Paperback Writer McCartneyG
Hey Jude McCartneyF
Eleanor Rigby McCartneyEm
Here, There And Everywhere McCartneyG
Yellow Submarine McCartneyG
Good Day Sunshine McCartneyA
For No One McCartneyB
Got To Get You Into My Life McCartneyG
You Won't See Me McCartneyA
I'm Looking Through You McCartneyAb
Sgt Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club BandMcCartneyG
Lovely Rita McCartneyE
Fixing A Hole McCartneyF
When I'm Sixty-Four McCartneyC#
Back In the U.S.S.RMcCartneyA
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da McCartneyBb
Wild Honey Pie McCartneyG
Martha My Dear McCartneyEb
Blackbird McCartneyG
Why Don't We Do It in the Road?McCartneyD
I Will McCartneyF
Helter Skelter McCartneyE
Honey Pie McCartneyG
All My Loving McCartneyE

 

And I Love Her McCartney with LennonE/C#/F/Dm
Eight Days A Week McCartney with LennonD
Tell Me What You See McCartney with LennonG
I've Got A Feeling McCartney with LennonA
Magical Mystery Tour McCartney with LennonD
She's A Woman McCartney with LennonA
We Can Work It Out McCartney with LennonD
Lady Madonna McCartney with LennonA
I Saw Her Standing There McCartney with LennonE
Love Me Do McCartney with LennonG
P.S. I Love YouMcCartney with LennonD
Drive My Car McCartney with LennonD
Michelle McCartney with LennonFm
Wait McCartney with LennonF#m
With A Little Help From My Friends McCartney with LennonE
Getting Better McCartney with LennonC
She's Leaving Home McCartney with LennonE
Rocky Raccoon McCartney with LennonC
Mother Nature's Son McCartney with LennonD
Hold Me Tight McCartney with LennonF
I Wanna Be Your Man McCartney with LennonE
All Together Now McCartney with LennonG

 

Octopus's Garden StarrE/A
Don't Pass Me By StarrC

 

Taxman Harrison with LennonD

List of songs by lead vocalist:

I'm Happy Just To Dance With You HarrisonC#m/E
Something HarrisonC
Here Comes The Sun HarrisonAm
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby HarrisonE
I Need You HarrisonA
You Like Me Too Much HarrisonG
I Me Mine HarrisonAm
For You Blue HarrisonD
Blue Jay Way HarrisonC
The Inner Light HarrisonEb
Old Brown Shoe HarrisonC/Am
Do You Want To Know A Secret ?HarrisonE
Taxman HarrisonD
Love You To HarrisonC
I Want To Tell You HarrisonA
Think For Yourself HarrisonG/Gm
If I Needed Someone HarrisonA
Within You Without You HarrisonC#
While My Guitar Gently Weeps HarrisonAm/A
Piggies HarrisonA
Long, Long, Long HarrisonF
Savoy Truffle HarrisonG
Don't Bother Me HarrisonEm
Roll Over Beethoven HarrisonD
Devil In Her Heart HarrisonG
Only A Northern Song HarrisonA
It's All Too Much HarrisonG

 

Chains Harrison with Lennon and McCartneyBb

 

I Should Have Known Better LennonG
Tell Me Why LennonD
I'll Cry Instead LennonG
When I Get Home LennonA/Am/C
You Can't Do That LennonG
Come Together LennonDm/D
I Want You (She's So Heavy)LennonDm
Mean Mr. MustardLennonE
Polythene Pam LennonE
I'm A Loser LennonG
Rock And Roll Music LennonA
Mr. MoonlightLennonF#
I Don't Want To Spoil The Party LennonG
Help !LennonA
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away LennonG
You're Going To Lose That Girl LennonE
It's Only Love LennonC
Dizzy, Miss LizzyLennonA
Dig A Pony LennonA
Across The Universe LennonD
Dig It LennonF
Maggie Mae LennonG
I Am The Walrus LennonA
Strawberry Fields Forever LennonBb
Baby You're A Rich Man LennonC
All You Need Is Love LennonG
Thank You Girl LennonD
I Call Your Name LennonE
Slow Down LennonC
I Feel Fine LennonG
Bad Boy LennonC
Yes It Is LennonE
Rain LennonG
Revolution LennonB
Don't Let Me Down LennonE
You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)LennonD
Anna (Go to Him)LennonD
Ask Me Why LennonE
Baby It's You LennonG
Twist And Shout LennonD
I'm Only Sleeping LennonEbm
She Said She Said LennonBb
And Your Bird Can Sing LennonE
Doctor Robert LennonA/B
Tomorrow Never Knows LennonC
Norwegian Wood LennonE
GirlLennonCm/Eb
In My Life LennonA
Run For Your Life LennonD
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds LennonG/Bb
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!LennonEm
Good Morning Good Morning LennonA
Dear Prudence LennonD
Glass Onion LennonAm
Happiness Is A Warm Gun LennonC
I'm So Tired LennonA
Julia LennonD
Yer Blues LennonE
Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey LennonE
Sexy Sadie LennonG
Revolution 1 LennonA
It Won't Be Long LennonE
All I've Got To Do LennonE
Please Mr. PostmanLennonA
Not A Second Time LennonG/Em
Money (That's What I Want)LennonE
Hey Bulldog LennonC/Cm
Eight Days A Week LennonD
The Ballad Of John And Yoko LennonE
Cry Baby Cry LennonG/Em
The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill LennonC/A/Am

 

You Really Got A Hold On Me Lennon and Harrison with McCartneyA

 

Baby's In Black Lennon and McCartneyA
She Loves You Lennon and McCartneyG
I Want To Hold Your Hand Lennon and McCartneyG
From Me To You Lennon and McCartneyC

 

Revolution 9 Lennon with Harrison and Ononone (A)

 

There's a PlaceLennon with McCartneyE
Little Child Lennon with McCartneyE
A Hard Day's Night Lennon with McCartneyG
If I Fell Lennon with McCartneyD#m/D
Any Time At All Lennon with McCartneyD
I'll Be Back Lennon with McCartneyA/Am
No Reply Lennon with McCartneyC
Every Little Thing Lennon with McCartneyA
Ticket To Ride Lennon with McCartneyA
One After 909 Lennon with McCartneyB
I'll Get You Lennon with McCartneyD
Day Tripper Lennon with McCartneyE/C#
Misery Lennon with McCartneyC
Please Please Me Lennon with McCartneyE
A Day In The Life Lennon with McCartneyG/Em

 

Sun King Lennon with McCartney and HarrisonE
This Boy Lennon with McCartney and HarrisonD
Nowhere Man Lennon with McCartney and HarrisonE
The Word Lennon with McCartney and HarrisonD

 

Words Of Love Lennon, McCartney and HarrisonA
Because Lennon, McCartney and HarrisonC#m

 

Sgt Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and StarrF/G
Flying Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and StarrC

 

And I Love Her McCartneyE/C#/F/Dm
Things We Said Today McCartneyAm/A
Maxwell's Silver Hammer McCartneyD
Oh! Darling McCartneyA
You Never Give Me Your Money McCartneyAm/C/A
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window McCartneyA
Golden Slumbers McCartneyAm/C
Her Majesty McCartneyD
Kansas City - Hey Hey Hey!McCartneyG
What You're Doing McCartneyD
The Night Before McCartneyD
Another Girl McCartneyA
I've Just Seen A Face McCartneyA
Yesterday McCartneyF
Let it BeMcCartneyC
The Long And Winding Road McCartneyEb
Get Back McCartneyC
Magical Mystery Tour McCartneyD
The Fool On The Hill McCartneyD/Dm
Your Mother Should Know McCartneyC/Am
Hello Goodbye McCartneyC
Penny Lane McCartneyB
Long Tall Sally McCartneyG
She's A Woman McCartneyA
I'm Down McCartneyG
Paperback Writer McCartneyG
Lady Madonna McCartneyA
Hey Jude McCartneyF
P.S. I Love YouMcCartneyD
A Taste Of Honey McCartneyF#m
Eleanor Rigby McCartneyEm
Here, There And Everywhere McCartneyG
Good Day Sunshine McCartneyA
For No One McCartneyB
Got To Get You Into My Life McCartneyG
You Won't See Me McCartneyA
Michelle McCartneyFm
Lovely Rita McCartneyE
Getting Better McCartneyC
Fixing A Hole McCartneyF
When I'm Sixty-Four McCartneyC#
Back In the U.S.S.RMcCartneyA
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da McCartneyBb
Wild Honey Pie McCartneyG
Martha My Dear McCartneyEb
Blackbird McCartneyG
Rocky Raccoon McCartneyC
Why Don't We Do It in the Road?McCartneyD
I Will McCartneyF
Mother Nature's Son McCartneyD
Helter Skelter McCartneyE
Honey Pie McCartneyG
All My Loving McCartneyE
Till There Was You McCartneyF
Hold Me Tight McCartneyF
Can't Buy Me Love McCartneyC

 

Birthday McCartney with LennonA/C
I'll Follow The Sun McCartney with LennonC
Tell Me What You See McCartney with LennonG
Two of UsMcCartney with LennonG
I've Got A Feeling McCartney with LennonA
We Can Work It Out McCartney with LennonD
I Saw Her Standing There McCartney with LennonE
Love Me Do McCartney with LennonG
Drive My Car McCartney with LennonD
I'm Looking Through You McCartney with LennonAb
Wait McCartney with LennonF#m
Sgt Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club BandMcCartney with LennonG
She's Leaving Home McCartney with LennonE
All Together Now McCartney with LennonG

 

The End McCartney with Lennon and HarrisonA/C

 

Carry That Weight McCartney with Lennon, Harrison and StarrC

 

Pepperland N/AG
Sea Of Time N/AC/Fm/D/Em
Sea Of Holes N/AE
Sea Of Monsters N/AD
March Of The Meanies N/AEm
Pepperland Laid WasteN/AF
Yellow Submarine in Pepperland N/AG

 

Octopus's Garden StarrE/A
Honey Don't StarrE
Act Naturally StarrG
Matchbox StarrA
Boys StarrE
Yellow Submarine StarrG
What Goes On StarrE
With A Little Help From My Friends StarrE
Don't Pass Me By StarrC
Good Night StarrG

 

I Wanna Be Your Man Starr with Lennon and McCartneyE

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I'm Looking Through You Ab
Michelle Fm

 

The Inner Light Eb
The Long And Winding Road Eb
Martha My Dear Eb
GirlCm/Eb

 

Strawberry Fields Forever Bb
She Said She Said Bb
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da Bb
Chains Bb

 

Hey Jude F
Yesterday F
Pepperland Laid WasteF
I Will F
Long, Long, Long F
Fixing A Hole F
Till There Was You F
Hold Me Tight F
Dig It F
Sgt Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)F/G
I Want You (She's So Heavy)Dm
Come Together Dm/D

 

Something C
Let it BeC
Rocky Raccoon C
Carry That Weight C
Don't Pass Me By C
Flying C
Baby You're A Rich Man C
Hello Goodbye C
Blue Jay Way C
It's Only Love C
Getting Better C
Love You To C
No Reply C
Tomorrow Never Knows C
Misery C
I'll Follow The Sun C
Bad Boy C
From Me To You C
Happiness Is A Warm Gun C
Slow Down C
Can't Buy Me Love C
The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill C/A/Am
Your Mother Should Know C/Am
Old Brown Shoe C/Am
Hey Bulldog C/Cm
Sea Of Time C/Fm/D/Em
Glass Onion Am
I Me Mine Am
While My Guitar Gently Weeps Am/A
Things We Said Today Am/A
Golden Slumbers Am/C
You Never Give Me Your Money Am/C/A

 

You've Got To Hide Your Love Away G
Sexy Sadie G
I'm Down G
You Like Me Too Much G
Wild Honey Pie G
I'm A Loser G
I Feel Fine G
Act Naturally G
Blackbird G
I Don't Want To Spoil The Party G
All Together Now G
Sgt Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club BandG
I'll Cry Instead G
All You Need Is Love G
Rain G
Yellow Submarine in Pepperland G
Two of UsG
Yellow Submarine G
Baby It's You G
It's All Too Much G
Pepperland G
Devil In Her Heart G
Savoy Truffle G
You Can't Do That G
I Should Have Known Better G
Kansas City - Hey Hey Hey!G
I Want To Hold Your Hand G
Tell Me What You See G
Got To Get You Into My Life G
A Hard Day's Night G
Honey Pie G
Good Night G
Love Me Do G
She Loves You G
Paperback Writer G
Here, There And Everywhere G
Maggie Mae G
Long Tall Sally G
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds G/Bb
Cry Baby Cry G/Em
A Day In The Life G/Em
Not A Second Time G/Em
Think For Yourself G/Gm
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!Em
March Of The Meanies Em
Eleanor Rigby Em
Don't Bother Me Em

 

Across The Universe D
Mother Nature's Son D
Her Majesty D
We Can Work It Out D
Anna (Go to Him)D
This Boy D
Sea Of Monsters D
You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)D
The Word D
Drive My Car D
Twist And Shout D
I'll Get You D
For You Blue D
What You're Doing D
Maxwell's Silver Hammer D
P.S. I Love YouD
Taxman D
Julia D
Thank You Girl D
Eight Days A Week D
Any Time At All D
Tell Me Why D
Dear Prudence D
Roll Over Beethoven D
The Night Before D
Magical Mystery Tour D
Run For Your Life D
Why Don't We Do It in the Road?D
The Fool On The Hill D/Dm
If I Fell D/D#m

 

I'm So Tired A
Oh! Darling A
You Really Got A Hold On Me A
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window A
I Am The Walrus A
Here Comes The Sun A
She's A Woman A
Another Girl A
Piggies A
Help !A
Revolution 1 A
In My Life A
Only A Northern Song A
Lady Madonna A
You Won't See Me A
Good Day Sunshine A
Dig A Pony A
Words Of Love A
Good Morning Good Morning A
Every Little Thing A
Please Mr. PostmanA
Ticket To Ride A
If I Needed Someone A
I Want To Tell You A
Dizzy, Miss LizzyA
I Need You A
Get Back A
Back In the U.S.S.RA
Matchbox A
I've Got A Feeling A
Rock And Roll Music A
Baby's In Black A
I've Just Seen A Face A
Revolution 9 none (A)
I'll Be Back A/Am
When I Get Home A/Am/C
The End A/C
Birthday A/C
Doctor Robert A/B
A Taste Of Honey F#m
Wait F#m

 

Sun King E
Little Child E
Don't Let Me Down E
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby E
Lovely Rita E
What Goes On E
I Wanna Be Your Man E
Mean Mr. MustardE
With A Little Help From My Friends E
Sea Of Holes E
Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey E
All I've Got To Do E
Nowhere Man E
Do You Want To Know A Secret ?E
Ask Me Why E
I Call Your Name E
She's Leaving Home E
Money (That's What I Want)E
You're Going To Lose That Girl E
Yes It Is E
It Won't Be Long E
And Your Bird Can Sing E
The Ballad Of John And Yoko E
Please Please Me E
There's a PlaceE
Boys E
Yer Blues E
All My Loving E
I Saw Her Standing There E
Honey Don't E
Polythene Pam E
Helter Skelter E
Norwegian Wood E
Octopus's Garden E/A
Day Tripper E/C#
And I Love Her E/C#/F/Dm
Because C#m
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You C#m/E

 

For No One B
One After 909 B
Penny Lane B
Revolution B

 

Mr. MoonlightF#
I'm Only Sleeping Ebm

 

Within You Without You C#
When I'm Sixty-Four C#

 

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A thread that might help produce some thoughts for this thread:
https://www.beatlesbible.com/f.....-key-of-a/

I wish the video still worked. Maybe the OP has stored it somewhere else on the web???

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I can't find it elsewhere, and I used all the tricks in the book to find it.a-hard-days-night-paul-10

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Is there a reason for the Beatles using mostly A and E major? Are those more common in music anyways?

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Well, A and E lend themselves a a key very easily to guitar. Every chord is equally as easy on piano, but as most of their songs used guitars, A and E were the way to go. That's my theory anyway...

E isn't very common in modern popular music, @GardeningOctopus.

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@The Hole Got Fixed every chord is not equally easy on piano especially when transition from other chords and incorporating inversions. 

My brother and I were just talking about how in the early days they loved to use E, and bounce from a B7 to an F#7 for the middle eight. 

It reminds me of Pauls story about the B7 from the anthology movies. 

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Well, there aren't any chords that are much, much harder than the rest on piano, unlike guitar.

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Bar chords always are the same fingering on every position. With piano, you've got to remember which parts of the scale are white keys and black keys. Guitar is much easier to learn the basic keys on because it is the same in every key.

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But changing from barre chords to non-bar chords is much harder is what I'm getting at.

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Is there a reason for the Beatles using mostly A and E major? Are those more common in music anyways?  

Probably because their vocal range did fit better within those tonalities.

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Interesting question and one i've wondered about myself.

I think the main reason was because both keys fit their vocal ranges well but there are probably other reasons.

Lots of composers of all genres tend to have their 'favourite' key, simply because they either like the tonality of the key or they feel just comfortable composing with it. 

I wouldn't say E major and A major are uncommon in popular music but they're definetely less common then C or G major. E major is less common then A major but still generally more common then the sharp/flat chords. 

I don't think the difficulty of playing chords played a factor in which key they chose, particularly on guitar. The Beatles were experienced musicians so that shouldn't have held them back too much.  

This chart gives a pretty interesting perspective: https://insights.spotify.com/u.....n-spotify/

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That was fantastic, thanks!

Interesting how E major, the Beatles' 2nd most common, is well below that on Spotify... a-hard-days-night-george-4

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That was fantastic, thanks!

Interesting how E major, the Beatles' 2nd most common, is well below that on Spotify... a-hard-days-night-george-4  

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Was just having a further look and Spotify also have some interesting data regarding The Beatles Spotify catalogue: https://insights.spotify.com/u.....tles-data/

Off topic but it's interesting nonetheless! 

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55+

Those most likely to have experienced The Beatles on television or in person really go for that rock n’ roll music, any old way you choose it:

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6. Glass Onion
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8. Long, Long, Long
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Would someone be able to work up a list of all the songs the Beatles did in each key? At least put a viable straw man out there for a key and see if there is agreement?

Perhaps we could have a list of each Beatles lead vocal songs and which keys they are in.

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Interesting question and one i've wondered about myself.

I think the main reason was because both keys fit their vocal ranges well but there are probably other reasons.

Lots of composers of all genres tend to have their 'favourite' key, simply because they either like the tonality of the key or they feel just comfortable composing with it. 

I wouldn't say E major and A major are uncommon in popular music but they're definetely less common then C or G major. E major is less common then A major but still generally more common then the sharp/flat chords. 

I don't think the difficulty of playing chords played a factor in which key they chose, particularly on guitar. The Beatles were experienced musicians so that shouldn't have held them back too much.  

This chart gives a pretty interesting perspective: https://insights.spotify.com/u.....n-spotify/  

Billy Joel and Elton John love to use F major. I see them going from Bb to F/A all the time. Paul does it in Maybe I'm Amazed as well. Rarely will a guitarist use the key of F. 

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Would someone be able to work up a list of all the songs the Beatles did in each key? At least put a viable straw man out there for a key and see if there is agreement?

Perhaps we could have a list of each Beatles lead vocal songs and which keys they are in.  

Ahhh Girl, Today is my day off. I'll peruse the White Book and make a list of songs and keys. 

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I found this site very handy http://chartingthebeatles.com/#tonality . It's really noticeable that their "middle period" is full of modal keys.

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Something that most people don't realize is that some songs have 2 keys, a real one and a played one because the guitar is being capo-ed or tuned differently. For example, Here Comes The Sun is in the key of A but since George put a capo on the 7th fret on his Gibson acoustic guitar, the song is being played in the key of D. Thinking about it, is I'll Be Back in A major or A minor, the most mysterious key in music.

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Would someone be able to work up a list of all the songs the Beatles did in each key? At least put a viable straw man out there for a key and see if there is agreement?

Perhaps we could have a list of each Beatles lead vocal songs and which keys they are in.  

Ahhh Girl, Today is my day off. I'll peruse the White Book and make a list of songs and keys.   

I've already made that entire list last year. I could post that now (in a spoiler) and then we could discuss any amendments that need to be made?

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If you can edit post 1 in the thread, I suggest putting the list there for easy reference. If something needs to be changed, you (or a mod) can alter the list in that post so we always have the most current version in post 1.

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