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The Beatles Movie Medley

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The Beatles Movie Medley

"The Beatles' Movie Medley"
Single by The Beatles
B-side "Fab Four On Film" (early copies)
"I'm Happy Just to Dance With You"
Released 24 March 1982 (US)
24 May 1982 (UK)
Format 7"
Recorded Abbey Road Studios
Genre Rock
Length 4:01
Label Capitol B-5107
Parlophone R 6055
Producer(s) Phil Spector
The Beatles singles chronology
"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" /
"With a Little Help from My Friends"
"The Beatles' Movie Medley"
"Twist and Shout"

"The Beatles' Movie Medley" is a compilation of snippets from various Beatles songs. It remains the only Beatles single not released on CD. The single peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #10 on the British charts in 1982. The songs were chosen from the Beatles' films, A Hard Day's Night, Help!, Magical Mystery Tour, Yellow Submarine and Let It Be.


The songs included in the medley are "Magical Mystery Tour", "All You Need Is Love", "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away", "I Should Have Known Better", "A Hard Day's Night", "Ticket to Ride" and "Get Back". The medley was the first of two singles charting in the 1980s credited to the group (the other being a recharting of "Twist And Shout" in 1986).


Capitol Records first issued the single in conjunction with the album Reel Music and was inspired by the success of the "Stars On 45 Medley", a recording which included numerous Beatles songs sung by a John Lennon soundalike. The song was released in the US as Capitol B-5107.

Parlophone Records initially refused to issue the single in the United Kingdom, regarding the medley as "tacky". But after the import demand for the US release grew, it was finally issued as Parlophone R 6055. The original flip side was an interview with The Beatles about the making of the movie A Hard Day's Night. It was later re-released with "I'm Happy Just to Dance with You" on the flip side.

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