Fans of comedy and/or The Beatles – so, pretty much everyone on Earth – will find something to love in new podcast Screw It, We’re Just Gonna Talk About The Beatles. Led by comedian Will Hines (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Broad City), the show explores the Fab Four’s discography in chronological order, with a panel of comics sharing opinions and little-known trivia.
Almost inarguably the biggest band of all time, The Beatles are legends for their groundbreaking contributions to music and culture, and they’re surrounded by countless stories and rumors – making them an epic topic of conversation. Hines, a performer and teacher at the UCB Theatre and author of the book How To Be The Greatest Improviser On Earth, is the perfect guy to guide listeners through the group’s evolution. With an encyclopedic knowledge of all things Beatles, he’s always throwing out fun new facts that even die-hard fans might not know.
But you don’t have to be an expert to dig Screw It, We’re Just Gonna Talk About The Beatles. For those who just know the hits, Hines put together this playlist of 13 songs you don’t discover until you really dig into The Beatles’ discography.
13 Beatles Songs You Don’t Discover Until You Listen to the Albums
A playlist by Will Hines, host of the podcast “Screw It, We’re Just Gonna Talk About The Beatles.”
“There’s A Place” (Please Please Me)
Probably meant as album filler since they recorded this album in one day, but check out these harmonies!
“Not A Second Time” (With the Beatles)
John Lennon channels the essence of Smokey Robinson in the chorus.
“I’ll Be Back” (A Hard Day’s Night)
John was always good at working thoughtful sadness into a great pop song.
“What You’re Doing” (Beatles For Sale)
Way ahead of its time and buried on their “worst” album, you can easily imagine this Paul song being recorded even at the end of their career.
“I’ve Just Seen A Face” (Help!)
Recorded the same day as “Yesterday!” this is Paul turning a skiffle beat into what sounds like an amazing Simon and Garfunkel song before there was Simon and Garfunkel.
“I’m Looking Through You” (Rubber Soul)
Every track on Rubber Soul is famous, but this Paul song gets overshadowed. Hear it once and it’ll be in your head for the rest of your life.
“And Your Bird Can Sing” (Revolver)
A rocker from John that has soaring Beatles harmonies on the chorus and cool John lyrics. It’s over just as you get it.
“Lovely Rita” (Sgt. Peppers)
A cool, funky and may I say, uh, sexy? song from Paul. Heavy breathing from John.
“Your Mother Should Know” (Magical Mystery Tour)
Should probably be a forgotten catchy half-verse and chorus, but the production makes it sound like magic.
“Savoy Truffle” (White Album)
A George rocker from the White Album. You don’t notice it on first playthrough but later it’s your favorite song.
“Hey Bulldog” (Yellow Submarine)
A John song that is so fun and good and poppy that it’s insane they didn’t put it on a regular album.
“Two of Us” (Let it Be)
A perfect Paul love song that sounds just like stuff he’d do on his first solo albums, but here you get to here it with John harmonies.
“Because” (Abbey Road)
A great John album track. Three great singers doing amazing harmonies over a slow, weird Moog synthesizer. Apparently it’s Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata backwards?