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Hans Hot 100 Beatles Songs: #66: ‘If I Needed Someone’

The Countdown so far- 100-‘Any Time At All’/ 99- ‘No Reply’ / 98- ‘You Know My Name [Look Up The Number]/ 97- ‘The Inner Light’ / 96- ‘ You Won’t See Me’ / 95- ‘Baby’s In Black’/ 94- ‘Sexy Sadie’ / 93- ‘I Need You’ / 92- ‘Love Me Do’/ 91- ‘Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey’/ 90- ‘Doctor Robert’/ 89- ‘There’s A Place’/ 88- ‘Good Day Sunshine’ 87- ‘It’s Only Love’ 86- ‘I Want You [She’s So Heavy] 85-‘Yer Blues’ / 84- ‘From Me To You’/ 83-‘She’s Leaving Home’/ 82-‘Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite’/ 81-‘I’m So Tired’/ 80-‘The Ballad of John and Yoko’ 79- ‘Baby, You’re A Rich Man’ 78- ‘Yellow Submarine.’ #77 ‘Things We Said Today.’ #76: ‘When I’m Sixty- Four’ #75: ‘Happiness IS A Warm Gun’ 74: ‘I Will’ 73: ‘Within You Without You’ 72: ‘ This Boy’ 71: ‘And I Love Her’- #70: ‘Fixing A Hole’ #69- ‘Drive My Car’ 68: ‘I Should Have Known Better’ #67: ‘Getting Better’ #66: ‘If I Needed Someone’

#66: ‘If I Needed Someone’- One of eight songs from Rubber Soul to make the Hans Hot 100. It is also the first outstanding song that George Harrison wrote. The song sure does have a Byrds feel to it. It was also the first hit that George Harrison wrote- it wasn’t a single for The Beatles but The Hollies covered it and had a hit with it.

4 responses to “HANS HOT 100 BEATLES SONGS: #66: ‘IF I NEEDED SOMEONE’

  1. RE: The song sure does have a Byrds feel to it.

    Byrds fans know the backstory. The Beatles thought a lot of the Byrds’ debut album, “Mr. Tambourine Man,” and George Harrison asked Jim (later Roger) McGuinn if he could borrow his guitar riff from “The Bells of Rhymney” for “If I Needed Someone.”

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