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The Beatles songs word-count

By our estimates, The Beatles recorded 13 albums (not including BBC or live tracks), over 200 songs, and wrote over 39 000 words. We did a word count of all The Beatles songs, albums, estimated song average word count, and Ranked all songs from longest to shortest for every album.

Word Count of The Beatles Albums

AlbumWord count
1968 The Beatles (The White Album)5740
1988 Past Masters. Volume One3075
1988 Past Masters. Volume Two2804
1963 With The  Beatles2685
1965 Help!2656
1967 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely 2654
1965 Rubber Soul2604
1964 A Hard Day’s Night2520
1967 Magical Mystery Tour2363
1963 Please Please Me2293
1966 Revolver2289
1970 Let It Be2165
1969 Abbey Road2148
1964 Beatles For Sale2114
1969 Yellow Submarine921
Album average word count2602
Total word count in all albums39031

Word Count of "Please Please Me" Album

1963 Please Please MeWord count
Twist And Shout271
Baby, It’s You212
Anna (Go To Him)206
Boys201
I Saw Her Standing There184
Ask Me Why178
Chains166
P.S. I Love You153
Please Please Me.txt153
Do You Want To Know A Secret139
Misery128
Love Me Do108
There’s A Place101
A Taste Of Honey93
Song average word count164
Total word count in all songs2293

Word Count of "With The Beatles" Album

1963 With The  BeatlesWord count
Please Mister Postman269
You Really Got A Hold On Me243
Roll Over Beethoven239
Money (That’s What I Want)227
Devil In Her Heart213
It Won’t Be Long200
I Wanna Be Your Man198
Don’t Bother Me195
Hold Me Tight175
All I’ve Got To Do160
Little Child152
All My Loving149
Not A Second Time135
Till There Was You130
Song average word count192
Total word count in all songs2685

Word Count of "Beatles For Sale" Album

1964 Beatles For SaleWord count
Rock And Roll Music369
I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party198
I’m A Loser188
Medley Kansas City Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey187
Baby’s In Black186
No Reply169
Every Little Thing147
Honey Don’t128
I’ll Follow The Sun127
Eight Days A Week119
What You’re Doing96
Mr. Moonlight83
Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby64
Words Of Love53
Song average word count151
Total word count in all songs2114

Word Count of "A Hard Day's Night" Album

1964 A Hard Day’s NightWord count
You Can’t Do That262
A Hard Day’s Night247
I’ll Cry Instead218
Things We Said Today217
I’m Happy Just To Dance With You212
Can’t Buy Me Love207
Tell Me Why183
When I Get Home181
I Should Have Known Better178
Any Time At All177
If I Fell170
I’ll Be Back165
And I Love Her103
Song average word count194
Total word count in all songs2520

Word Count of "Help!" Album

1965 Help!Word count
Ticket To Ride273
Help!267
You Like Me Too Much221
Act Naturally209
Another Girl207
The Night Before200
I’ve Just Seen A Face195
You’re Going To Lose That Girl187
Tell Me What You See180
I Need You178
Dizzy Miss Lizzy169
Yesterday134
It’s Only Love124
You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away112
Song average word count190
Total word count in all songs2656

Word Count of "Rubber Soul" Album

1965 Rubber SoulWord count
You Won’t See Me239
Run For Your Life237
Wait221
Drive My Car214
What Goes On208
The Word207
Think For Yourself192
I’m Looking Through You178
Girl170
Nowhere Man165
Michelle162
If I Needed Someone150
In My Life146
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)115
Song average word count186
Total word count in all songs2604

Word Count of "Magical Mystery Tour" Album

1967 Magical Mystery TourWord count
All You Need Is Love380
I Am The Walrus290
Hello, Goodbye265
Penny Lane234
Baby, You’re A Rich Man220
Your Mother Should Know198
Strawberry Fields Forever197
Magical Mystery Tour194
The Fool On The Hill194
Blue Jay Way191
Song average word count236
Total word count in all songs2363

Word Count of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely " Album

1967 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Word count
With A Little Help From My Friends297
Getting Better270
Good Morning, Good Morning261
She’s Leaving Home229
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds224
A Day In The Life212
Fixing A Hole203
Lovely Rita198
When I’m Sixty Four193
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band168
Within You Without You168
Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!150
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)81
Song average word count204
Total word count in all songs2654

Word Count of "The Beatles (The White Album)" Album

1968 The Beatles (The White Album)Word count
Revolution 9517
Rocky Raccoon356
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da331
Helter Skelter266
Back In The U.S.S.R.255
Revolution 1248
Happiness Is A Warm Gun236
The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill229
Cry Baby Cry222
Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey221
Don’t Pass Me By217
I’m So Tired210
Honey Pie199
Savoy Truffle193
Sexy Sadie175
While My Guitar Gently Weeps156
Yer Blues156
Dear Prudence153
Glass Onion148
Why Don’t We Do It In The Road145
Mother Nature’s Son139
Martha My Dear138
Birthday133
I Will129
Blackbird124
Julia114
Piggies114
Good Night113
Long, Long, Long82
Wild Honey Pie21
Song average word count191
Total word count in all songs5740

Word Count of "Abbey Road" Album

1969 Abbey RoadWord count
Maxwell’s Silver Hammer255
You Never Give Me Your Money243
Octopus’s Garden189
Come Together187
Oh! Darling171
I Want You (She’s So Heavy)169
Here Comes The Sun156
She Came In Through The Bathroom Window137
Something125
Mean Mr. Mustard85
Golden Slumbers83
Polythene Pam77
Carry That Weight74
Her Majesty68
Because61
Sun King40
The End28
Song average word count126
Total word count in all songs2148

Word Count of "Let It Be" Album

1970 Let It BeWord count
I’ve Got A Feeling286
Let It Be271
One After 909271
Get Back212
Across The Universe202
Two Of Us195
Dig A Pony166
I Me Mine150
The Long And Winding Road149
For You Blue137
Dig It70
Maggie Mae56
Song average word count180
Total word count in all songs2165

Word Count of "Past Masters. Volume One" Album

1988 Past Masters. Volume OneWord count
I’m Down252
She Loves You229
She’s A Woman227
Sie Liebt Dich211
From Me To You204
I’ll Get You197
Bad Boy188
Yes It Is186
Matchbox182
I Want To Hold Your Hand176
Slow Down176
I Feel Fine175
Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand169
Thank You Girl154
I Call Your Name133
Long Tall Sally132
This Boy84
Song average word count181
Total word count in all songs3075

Word Count of "Past Masters. Volume Two" Album

1988 Past Masters. Volume TwoWord count
The Ballad Of John And Yoko316
You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)274
Old Brown Shoe246
We Can Work It Out239
Hey Jude202
Get Back187
Paperback Writer186
Let It Be180
Revolution176
Across The Universe161
Rain160
Don’t Let Me Down152
Lady Madonna122
Day Tripper112
The Inner Light91
Song average word count187
Total word count in all songs2804

Word Count of " Yellow Submarine" Album

1969 Yellow SubmarineWord count
It’s All Too Much331
All Together Now252
Hey Bulldog217
Only A Northern Song121
Song average word count230
Total word count in all songs921
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