Beatles and Beats Per Minute

A few years ago I was importing various Beatles songs into Acid Pro to find out what tempo range The Lads liked to work in (as a drummer, I’m interested in details like this). I  had the beat-mapper function work it all out. I don’t know if Acid was dead on accurate, but I think it provided a good ballpark figure for each song listed.

In any case here is the BPM information for 32 of their finest songs:

  1. Taxman 135.109
  2. The Word 121.545
  3. Getting Better 115.038
  4. Lovely Rita 92.158
  5. Dear Prudence 74.367
  6. Glass Onion 119.966
  7. Blackbird 93.750
  8. Birthday 138.899
  9. Mother Nature’s Son 84.930
  10. Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey 118.584
  11. Sexy Sadie 78.790
  12. Savoy Truffle 121.315
  13. Cry Baby Cry 77.400
  14. Real Love 86.754
  15. Strawberry Fields 100
  16. Sgt. Pepper 90.928
  17. WLHFMF 105.914
  18. Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds 112.942
  19. A Day in a Life 75.146
  20. All You Need is Love 93.896
  21. I Am the Walrus 84.043
  22. Hello Goodbye 96.775
  23. Fool On the Hill 68.805
  24. Lady Madonna 108.731
  25. Hey Jude 72.482
  26. Revolution 120.056
  27. While My Guitar Gently Weeps 114.244
  28. Across the Universe 75.477
  29. Here Comes The Sun 127.961
  30. Free as a Bird 72.870
  31. Rain 113.317 or 115.922
  32. She Said 102.483
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One Response to “Beatles and Beats Per Minute”

  1. This is excellent!

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