If You've Listened to Every Beatles Album, You Should Pass This Quiz


Isadora Teich

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About This Quiz

Think you know everything about the Beatles? Everyone has heard of the Beatles and heard their music, because even decades after it was created it can still be heard in films, commercials and more. The Beatles defined the modern rock band. They made sweeping changes to pop culture and music as a whole that can still be felt to this day. Many musicians were inspired by them. 

The Beatles were the world's most famous foursome and part of a larger pop culture era called the British Invasion. Bands like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones blew up in America in the '60s, which made British culture, music, fashion and art hot commodities across the pond and around the world. People across America were clamoring for the Beatles, Beatlemania was at its height, and the band sold out show after show from coast to coast. 

The Beatles formed in 1960, in Liverpool, England, and its ultimate members, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, became some of the most famous men on Earth. Their music turned pop music from largely silly novelty hits and covers to an indisputable art form.  

If you think you're the eggman, put your knowledge to the test with this quiz! 

During which decade did the Beatles release most of their most influential work?

The Beatles formed in Liverpool, England, in 1960 and broke up in 1970. All of their albums but one were released during the 1960s.


Which song did Paul McCartney perform entirely alone?

This song is from 1968's "The White Album." It was a solo effort, performed by Paul McCartney.


"With a Little Help From My Friends" is from which album?

"With a Little Help From My Friends" is from the 1967 album ""Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." The song was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.


Did Paul McCartney sing the song "Yellow Submarine"?

Paul McCartney and John Lennon wrote this song, which initially appeared on the 1966 album "Revolver." It was sung by Ringo Starr.


Who wrote "Come Together"?

"Come Together" is a song from 1969's "Abbey Road" album. It was written and sung by John Lennon, but credited to Lennon-McCartney.


Which Beatles song is thought by many people to be a reference to LSD?

Some say that "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is a reference to LSD, which was denied by John Lennon. Others think that the real reference is to Lucy Vodden, a classmate of his son, Julian, who was very ill.


Finish the lyric: "Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice in the church where a wedding has been/Lives in a _________"

"Eleanor Rigby" is a song from the 1966 album "Revolver." Its arrangement and sad subject matter broke pop music conventions and helped transform the image of the band from a rock band to a more experimental and artistic act.


Did Paul McCartney write "Helter Skelter"?

This song from 1968's "The White Album" was written and sung by Paul McCartney. Many think that this song makes Paul McCartney the father of the metal genre.


Did John Lennon write "I Am The Walrus"?

This iconic Beatles song is from their 1967 album "Magical Mystery Tour." It was written and sung by John Lennon.


Is it true that none of the Beatles could read music?

All of the members of the band were self-taught musicians who learned instruments by ear. None of them could read music.


Their studio album "Help!" was also a ______.

The Beatles released several albums with accompanying films. One of these was the 1965 album "Help!"


Which Beatles single is one of the longest singles to ever top charts?

"Hey Jude" was written by Paul McCartney for John Lennon's son Julian. At over seven minutes long, it is one of the longest chart toppers of all time.


What was the Beatles' first album called?

Their first album, "Please Please Me," was released n 1963. Of the album's 14 songs, eight were written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon, which made it unique at a time when performers did not write their own songs.


Who wrote the song "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"?

This song is from 1968's "The White Album." It's one of the Beatles' best-known songs and features Eric Clapton on guitar.


Who sang the song "With a Little Help From My Friends"?

Lennon and McCartney wrote this song specifically for Ringo to perform. It was a hit single from the 1967 album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."


"Can't Buy Me Love" is from which album?

This song is from the 1964 album "A Hard Day's Night." It was composed by Paul McCartney.


Finish the lyric: "When I find myself in times of trouble/ Mother Mary comes to me/ ___________ words of wisdom/ Let it be

These are the opening lyrics of "Let It Be," from the final Beatles album of the same name, released in 1970. It was written and sung by Paul McCartney.


Who wrote the song "Octopus's Garden"?

Ringo Starr both wrote and performed lead vocals on this song. It is from 1969's "Abbey Road" album.


What was their last released album called?

The band released their last and only album of the 1970s in 1970. It was released a month after their breakup.


Finish the lyric: "Picture yourself in a boat on a river/ With tangerine trees and __________ skies"

These are the opening lyrics to the song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds." It is credited to Lennon-McCartney and is from the 1967 album " Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."


Who is often blamed for breaking up the Beatles?

John Lennon's partner, Yoko Ono, is often blamed for breaking up the band, even though this is not entirely true. The fab four were growing apart, with different artistic and business interests and the death of their longtime manager putting a strain on their relationship.


"Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" is on which album?

This song is from their 1965 album "Rubber Soul." John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote it and George Harrison incorporated sitar into it.


Who wrote the song "Within You Without You"?

George Harrison was known as "the quiet Beatle" and for his love of Indian religion and classical music. This was his only song on the 1967 album ""Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," and none of the other Beatles played on it.


Did John Lennon sing "Here Comes the Sun"?

This song was first released on the 1969 album "Abbey Road." It was written and sung by George Harrison. John Lennon is the only Beatle who does not appear on the track, because he was recovering from a car accident.


Which of these albums came first?

In 1963 the band released their first two albums. These were "Please Please Me" and "With the Beatles."


Did John Lennon sing "Happiness Is a Warm Gun"?

This 1968 "White Album" track is a true genre-bender. It was written and sung by John Lennon.


Finish the lyric: "I look at the world and I notice it's __________/ While my guitar gently weeps"

"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" is a song from the 1968 album known as "The White Album." It was written by George Harrison.


Which of these songs was not a single originally?

This song was written and sung by Paul McCartney and is on 1968's "The White Album." Paul McCartney wrote it after seeing two monkeys mate in the street while in India.


Which Beatles song is one of the most covered songs of all time?

Paul McCartney was only 22 when he wrote this song, which first appeared on the 1965 Beatles album "Help!" It's been covered by everyone from Frank Sinatra to Bob Dylan.


What was the Beatles' first single?

Their first ever single was 1962's "Love Me Do." In 2012, the song became public domain in Europe.


Was John Lennon's song "Help!" a genuine cry for help?

John Lennon originally wrote the song as angsty, but was pressured to make it happier so it would sell better. He later said it was one of the only true songs he ever wrote.


"Cranberry Sauce" are the last two words of which song?

At the end of this song, John Lennon mumbles the words "Cranberry Sauce." Many conspiracy theorists who believe that Paul McCartney has been dead for decades, think this mumbling is proof of McCartney's death.


Which song was the Beatles' breakthrough song in America?

The band's breakthrough single in America was "I Want To Hold Your Hand." From there they became the best-selling band in American history.


John Lennon's song "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" was inspired by which musician?

John Lennon more or less copied Bob Dylan's sound on this track. It was an acoustic track on the 1965 album "Help!"


George Harrison wrote "Taxman" because he was angry about __________.

George Harrison wrote this song because he was angry about the high taxes he had to pay in Britain. It opened up the Beatles' 1966 album "Revolver."


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