The White Album

Running length
30 tracks
Running time
93:51

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Back in the USSR 2:42 172,695
2 Birthday 2:41 346,991
3 Blackbird 2:15 563,935
4 Cry Baby Cry 3:10 326,023
5 Dear Prudence 3:55 448,335
6 Don't Pass Me By 3:42 344,701
7 Everybody's Got Something to 2:24 14,484
8 Glass Onion 2:17 473,130
9 Good Night 3:10 272,769
10 Happiness Is a Warm Gun 2:12 456,042
11 Helter Skelter 4:29 429,261
12 Honey Pie 2:40 313,760
13 I Will 1:44 386,636
14 I'm So Tired 2:03 394,573
15 Julia 1:56 374,489
16 Long Long Long 3:04 44,941
17 Martha My Dear 2:28 372,206
18 Mother Nature's Son 3:15 323,421
19 Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da 3:08 38,779
20 Piggies 1:59 362,442
21 Revolution 1 4:14 311,543
22 Revolution 9 8:12 225,935
23 Rocky Raccoon 4:10 279,117
24 Savoy Truffle 2:53 292,543
25 Sexy Sadie 4:05 340,001
26 The Continuing Story 3:05 15,171
27 While My Guitar Gently Wheeps 4:44 18,989
28 Why Don't We Do It in the Road 2:13 133,714
29 Wild Honey Pie 1:01 360,510
30 Yer Blues 4:00 323,420

About this album

The Beatles is the ninth official British album and the fifteenth American album by The Beatles, a double album released in 1968. It is commonly known as The White Album as it has no graphics or text other than the band’s name (and, on the early LP and CD releases, a serial number) on its plain white sleeve. The album was the first the Beatles undertook following the death of their manager, Brian Epstein, and the first released by their own record label, Apple. Originally entitled A Doll’s House, the title was changed when the British progressive rock band Family released the similarly titled Music in a Doll’s House earlier that year.

The Beatles was written and recorded during a period of turmoil for the group. After visiting the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in India and having a particularly productive songwriting session in early 1968, the group returned to the studio for recording from May to October 1968, only to have conflict and dissent drive the group members apart. Drummer Ringo Starr quit the band for a brief time, leaving bassist Paul McCartney to perform drums on some of the album’s songs.

Upon release in November 1968, the album received mixed to positive reviews and reached the number one spot on the charts in the United Kingdom and United States. The album is notable for the eclectic nature of its songs, which has divided critics in evaluating the album’s legacy. Still, The Beatles is regarded as one of the greatest albums in rock history. In 2003, the album was ranked number 10 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

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  • WhoIsGui

    Suggest a correction for: 'The BEATLES'

    31 Mar 2:34pm Reply
  • Punching_joe

    BHolladay who cares?

    11 Jan 9:10am Reply
  • greenvillepa

    Won't play WHY ???????????????????

    31 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Cranigen

    while the subjectivity you people present about this album title is right, settling for an incorrect tag results in the scrobbles not being consolidated. And, from your logic, The Beatles (White Album) is correct, so is White Album, or The Bealtes [White Album] or whatever variants it may have, which results in unnecessary problems such as non-consolidation, discussions about the album being split to two shoutboxes etc.. | Also note that proper ID3 tags can ALWAYS be achieved without the loss of organization, especially if you know how to use iTunes to its full advantage, and even if you don't there's always the comment ID3 tag

    19 Dec 2012 Reply
  • BHolladay

    OK, true, it only has 1 official title, but I'm still pretty sure many people don't even know The White Album isn't the official title. I guess I'd just like to let people who complain about tagging know that there are people like me using Last.fm, who prefer to organize their iTunes in a way that makes sense to them, and that doesn't always match what's going to be popular or even correct on here. To me, even though The White Album isn't the official title, it still some how feels to me like the more legitimate title in whatever logic I use, so that's how I list it on my computer.

    15 Oct 2012 Reply
  • BHolladay

    To anyone who wants to complain about the title, we have to accept that some albums have ambiguous titles. Led Zeppelin, Prince, and KMFDM have all titled albums with unpronouncable/untypable symbols. Seal and Weezer both have three self-title albums a piece. This album is officially named "The Beatles", but if you're having a conversation, people are a lot more likely to know what you mean is you say "The White Album" rather than "The Beatles' self-titled album." Last.fm will never be perfect. Let's all just agree to try as hard as we can to be correct in our tags, but when an issue like this comes up that isn't ever really going to be resolved, just accept it at that and keep on enjoying the music.

    24 Jul 2012 Reply
  • GBRLBNTZ

    Long, long, long ♥

    1 Jul 2012 Reply
  • victoryrose68

    'While My Guitar Gently Wheeps'???

    16 Jan 2012 Reply
  • joonebugmacinto

    the white album is in my personal top ten

    13 Dec 2011 Reply
  • benrogers223

    The White Album earns place in ten heaviest albums of all time countdown http://liveandloudrock.wordpress.com/2011/11/10/top-10-heavy-albums/

    10 Nov 2011 Reply
  • innerspeaker

    A glorious mess of an album.

    17 Sep 2011 Reply
  • lter__Impius

    I like the diversity of this one.

    25 Jul 2011 Reply
  • licoricepizza

    jeez, somebody just please ask Paul or Ringo. I'll accept whatever THEY say about the title.

    15 Jul 2011 Reply
  • fakiraracnido

    helter skerter

    15 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Zodiark111

    The guy below me. He is convincing.

    12 Jul 2011 Reply
  • nicolasbj

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    10 Mar 2011 Reply
  • AranRyan

    Too long and inconsistent for my taste but there are some brilliant tracks like While My Guitar Gently Weeps and Rocky Racoon

    4 Jan 2011 Reply
  • cedar1517

    cheers~~

    8 Nov 2010 Reply
  • riclmnopp

    Last.fm fail. 17 songs on the first disk ending with Julia. 13 tracks on disk 2 ending with Good night. Fix it!

    4 Oct 2010 Reply
  • arenamaster

    my second favorite Beatles! Second only to Abbey Road

    21 Sep 2010 Reply
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