BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #143: ” HELP!”- THE BEATLES- SEPTEMBER 4, 1965

The-Beatles-Help

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.

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