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What is more important in compositions of Beatles: lyrics or melody?


  • Who are they?
  • Why were they so popular?
  • Comparison of music and translation.
  • Feelings from their music.
  • My opinion about them.
Beatles 1964

Who are they?

The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960. Primarily consisting of John Lennon (rhythm guitar, vocals), Paul McCartney (bass guitar, vocals), George Harrison (lead guitar, vocals) and Ringo Starr (drums, vocals) throughout their career. Although their initial musical style was rooted in 1950s rock and roll and homegrown skiffle, the group explored genres ranging from Tin Pan Alley to psychedelic rock.


Why were they so popular?

. Their clothes, styles, and statements made them trend-setters, while their growing social awareness saw their influence extend into the social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s. . The Beatles are one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands in the history of popular music, selling over a billion records internationally. In the United Kingdom, The Beatles released more than 40 different singles, albums, and EPs that reached number one, earning more number one albums than any other group in UK chart history. As The Beatles' fame spread, the frenzied adulation of the group, predominantly from teenage female fans, was dubbed "Beatle mania"

Comparison of music and translation

Yesterday (оригинал The Beatles)

Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away

Now it look as though they're here to stay

Oh, I believe in yesterday

Suddenly, I'm not half the man I used to be

There's a shadow hanging over me

Oh, yesterday came suddenly


Why she had to go I don't know, she wouldn't say

I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday

Yesterday, love was such an easy game to play

Now I need a place to hide away

Oh, I believe in yesterday


Вчера (перевод)

Вчера все мои проблемы казались такими далекими,

А сегодня я не представляю своей жизни без них.

О, я верю во вчерашний день.

Неожиданно я стал уже не тем, кем был раньше,

Надо мной нависла тень,

О, вчера настало так внезапно


Почему ей пришлось уйти? Не знаю, она не сказала,

Я сказал что-то не то… Я так хочу вернуться во вчерашний день.

Вчера любовь была такой простой игрой,

А сегодня я вынужден прятаться,

О, я верю во вчерашний день

Beatles 1970

Feelings from their music

The band also began to be noticed by serious music critics. On 23 December 1963, The Times music critic William Mann published an essay extolling The Beatles' compositions, including their "fresh and euphonious" guitars in "Till There Was You", their "submediant switches from C major into A flat major", and the "octave ascent" in "I Want to Hold Your Hand".[50] The Beatles themselves were perplexed by this analysis by Mann: "...one gets the impression that they think simultaneously of harmony and melody, so firmly are the major tonic sevenths and ninths built into their tunes, and the flat-submediant key-switches, so natural is the Aeolian cadence at the end of 'Not a Second Time' (the chord progression which ends Mahler's 'Song of the Earth')." Beatles used complex mix of ballad, R&B, soul, and world music The Beatles' constant demands to create new sounds on every new recording. The Beatles continued to absorb influences long after their initial success, often finding new musical and lyrical avenues by listening to their contemporaries.

My opinion about them

I think both lyrics and melody are important in compositions of Beatles. They were very popular,great and super. I like them.

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