5476 Help!
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Released on July 1965
UK CHART POSITION #1 . . . US CHART POSITION #1 (charted Aug. 7, 1965 for 13 weeks) . . . ROLLING STONE TOP 500 SONGS: #29
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5476 wo. picture sleeve
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H eavy things afoot here, but mostly a lot of tapping toes as “Help!” topped the US and UK charts. The B side is one of their best nonalbum entries, although oddly it doesn’t seem to have charted as so many Beatles B sides do. Paul’s vocals on “I’m Down” are scorching. “Help!” of course served as the title track for the band’s next album/film, and the elpee version included a montage of sounds at the beginning if memory serves (and, in my case, it usually stops serving after 4 pm).


  1. HELP!    (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)    2:16
  2. I'M DOWN    (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)    2:30


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UK July 1965 Parlophone 7" R 5305  
US July 1965 Capitol 7" 5476 orange/yellow swirl
JPN 1965 Odeon 7RED OR-1412 red vinyl
US 1968 Capitol 7" 5476 orange/yellow w. "A subsidiary of..." in perimeter
UK 1969 Parlophone 7" R 5305 green company sleeve
US 1969 Capitol 7" 5476 orange/red target
US 1971 Apple 7" 5476  
US 1975 Apple 7" 5476 w. "All Rights Reserved"
US 1976 Capitol 7" 5476 orange label
US 1978 Capitol 7" 5476 purple label
US 1994 Capitol 7WHT S7-17691 white vinyl


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