The new fantasy movie, Yesterday, is about a world where no one knows The Beatles' songs except one guy, Jack, who uses them to become famous.
The soundtrack features fifteen classic Beatles song — here's an "I did not know that!" fact about each of them:
1.Paul McCartney composed the melody of "Yesterday" in his sleep.
2.The McCartney classic "Let It Be" was also inspired by a dream, one where Paul's deceased mother appeared to him.
3.John Lennon only wrote one line of "I Saw Her Standing There," but without that one line it probably wouldn't have become the classic it is a today.
4."Something" was the first Beatles' song written by George Harrison to reach #1, but when Frank Sinatra performed it in concert he introduced it as "my favorite Lennon/McCartney song."
5.Harrison's other chart topper with The Beatles, "Here Comes The Sun," was written in the garden of the man his wife would eventually leave him for.
6."Carry That Weight" is one of the few times all four Beatles sang in unison on a track — and certainly the most prominent example.
7."The Long and Winding Road" may have been a #1 hit, but Paul hated the recording of his song so much that — when he sued to dissolve The Beatles as a legal entity — he cited it as one of the reasons he wanted out.
8.If Paul's father had his way, the famous "Yeah, yeah, yeah!" in "She Loves You" would have been "Yes, yes, yes!"
9.The title of "A Hard Day's Night" came from Ringo, who, after a long day at the studio, walked outside saying, "It's been a hard day's..." and then, upon noticing it was nighttime, added, "...night."
10.While John and Paul wrote nearly 200 songs together, "In My Life" is the only one with significant disagreement over its authorship.
11.The Beatles actually re-recorded their smash "I Want To Hold Your Hand" for the German market. It was entitled "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand."
12.Paul's "Hey Jude" originally began as "Hey Jules," and was intended to comfort John's son, Julian, after John left Julian's mother for Yoko Ono.
13.Paul played drums on "Back in the U.S.S.R." instead of Ringo, because Ringo had temporarily quit the band during the sometimes contentious sessions for The White Album.
14.The iconic, up-tempo piano intro to "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" was played by John who hated the song. After many days of struggling to record of the song, he showed up at the studio high and pounded the keys to get out his aggression.
15.The John-penned "All You Need Is Love" premiered on the first live, international satellite television production ever, seen by somewhere between 400-700 million people worldwide.