Billboard #1 Hits: #143: ” Help!”- The Beatles. September 4, 1965. #1 for 3 weeks.
- Single: “Help!”- The Beatles
- Record Company- Capitol
- Genre:: Rock and Roll
- Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
- Time: 2:18
- B-side: “I’m Down”
- Album- Help!
- Grade: A+
- Peaked at #1 in the US Billboard Hot 100 for 3 weeks. #1 in the UK Singles Chart and in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Netherlands, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa and Sweden.
“Help!” the title track from The Beatles second movie- was credited to Lennon-McCartney but was written by John Lennon with a little help from Paul. John would say in one of his final interviews in 1980 that the song was a subconscious cry for help. He said he was fat and depressed and crying out for help. Rolling Stone ranked it at #29 on their 500 Greatest Songs Ever list.