I thought the Beatles being available on iTunes would be a perfect time to blog about The Lonely Hearts Club playlist. This information is already available on my site, but it is under The Beatles section of The Lonely Hearts Club so some of you may not have found it. Although if you do want to check out a photo of me on Abbey Road with a really bad haircut from college, I encourage you to go to that page. Originally, each chapter title of The Lonely Hearts Club was the title of a Beatles song—and in that chapter, a line from the song corresponded to something that happens. That was pretty challenging since I refused to change the lyrics (and because the Beatles are guys and Penny is a girl there were some he/she issues). Eventually, during the editing process we broke up the chapters and realized that it was going to be too tricky to pull off for various reasons.
Although some of the book has changed since I originally came up with this list, it still fits with the book.
THE LONELY HEARTS CLUB PLAYLIST Yesterday Get Back Two of Us We Can Work It Out Come Together Getting Better Do You Want to Know a Secret? Revolution If I Fell Don’t Bother Me You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away I’m So Tired You Can’t Do That I’ll Be Back Help! With a Little Help From My Friends Things We Said Today From Me to You Here Comes the Sun
Other favorite Beatles songs, not on the "official" LHC playlist are: Ticket to Ride (the first line, “I think I’m gonna be sad, I think it’s today…” breaks my heart every time) Something Eleanor Rigby
Enjoy! XO, Elizabeth