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Most Beatles songs are credited as Lennon/McCartney, or Harrison. But actually, the credits are a bit more complicated than that. There were 209 Beatles songs released during the years 1962-1970. These percentages do not measure ownership, but rather contribution, and the numbers are based on interviews with the Beatles themselves as well as people closely associated with them. Here are the credits, per album (singles follow the albums). I have used the British releases:

Please Please Me

  1. I Saw Her Standing There...McCartney(M) 80%, Lennon(L) 20%
  2. Misery...L 60%, M 40%
  3. Anna (Go to Him)...Arthur Alexander 100%
  4. Chains...Gerry Goffin 50%, Carole King 50%
  5. Boys...Luther Dixon 50%, Wes Farrell 50%
  6. Ask Me Why...L 70%, M 30%
  7. Please Please Me...L 100%
  8. Love Me Do...M 70%, L %30
  9. P.S. I Love You...M 80% L 20%
  10. Baby It's You...Hal David 33%, Barney Williams 33%, Burt Bacharach 33%
  11. Do You Want to Know a Secret... L 100%
  12. A Taste of Honey...Ric Marlow 50%, Bobby Scott 50%
  13. There's a Place...L 100%
  14. Twist and Shout...Bert Berns 100%

With the Beatles

  1. It Won't Be Long...L 100%
  2. All I've Got to Do...L 100%
  3. All My Loving...M 100%
  4. Don't Bother Me...Harrison(H) 100%
  5. Little Child...L 50%, M 50%
  6. Till There Was You...Meredith Wilson 100%
  7. Please Mr. Postman...William Garret 20%, Robert Bateman 20%, Georgia Dobbins 20%, Brian Holland 20%, Freddie Gorman 20%
  8. Roll Over Beethoven...Chuck Berry 100%
  9. Hold Me Tight...M 80%, L 20%
  10. You Really Got a Hold on Me...Smokey Robinson 100%
  11. I Wanna Be Your Man...M 70%, L 30%
  12. Devil in Her Heart...Richard P. Drapkin 100%
  13. Not a Second Time...L 100%
  14. Money (That's What I Want)...Janie Bradford 50%, Berry Gordy 50%

A Hard Day's Night

  1. A Hard Day's Night...L 100%
  2. I Should Have Known Better...L 100%
  3. If I Fell...L 100%
  4. I'm Happy Just to Dance With You...L 100%
  5. And I Love Her...M 65%, L 35%
  6. Tell Me Why...L 100%
  7. Can't Buy Me Love...M 90%, L 10%
  8. Any Time At All...L 100%
  9. I'll Cry Instead...L 100%
  10. Things We Said Today...M 100%
  11. When I Get Home...L 100%
  12. You Can't Do That...L 100%
  13. I'll Be Back...L 100%

Beatles for Sale

  1. No Reply...L 100%
  2. I'm a Loser...L 100%
  3. Baby's in Black...L 50%, M 50%
  4. Rock and Roll Music...Chuck Berry 100%
  5. I'll Follow the Sun... M 100%
  6. Mr. Moonlight...Roy Lee Johnson 100%
  7. Kansas City/Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey...Little Richard 50%, Jerry Leiber 25%, Mike Stoller 25%
  8. Eight Days a Week...M 70%, L 30%
  9. Words of Love...Buddy Holly 100%
  10. Honey Don't...Carl Perkins 100%
  11. Every Little Thing...M 90%, L 10%
  12. I Don't Want to Spoil the Party...L 100%
  13. What You're Doing...M 90%, L 10%
  14. Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby...Carl Perkins 100%

Help!

  1. Help!...L 90%, M 10%
  2. The Night Before...M 100%
  3. You've Got to Hide Your Love Away...L 100%
  4. I Need You...H 100%
  5. Another Girl...M 100%
  6. You're Going to Lose That Girl...L 100%
  7. Ticket to Ride...L 100%
  8. Act Naturally...Johnny Russell 50%, Vonie Morrison 50%
  9. It's Only Love...L 100%
  10. You Like Me Too Much...H 100%
  11. Tell Me What You See...M 100%
  12. I've Just Seen a Face...M 100%
  13. Yesterday...M 100%
  14. Dizzy Miss Lizzy...Larry Williams 100%

Rubber Soul

  1. Drive My Car...M 70%, L 30%
  2. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)...L 80%, M 20%
  3. You Won't See Me...M 100%
  4. Nowhere Man...L 100%
  5. Think for Yourself...H 100%
  6. The Word...L 60%, M 40%
  7. Michelle...M 70%, L 30%
  8. What Goes On...L 60%, M 20%, Starr(S) 20%
  9. Girl...L 100%
  10. I'm Looking Through You...M 100%
  11. In My Life...L 65%, M 35%
  12. Wait...L 50%, M 50%
  13. If I Needed Someone...H 100%
  14. Run for Your Life...L 100%

Revolver

  1. Taxman...H 90%, L 10%
  2. Eleanor Rigby...M 80%, L 20%
  3. I'm Only Sleeping...L 100%
  4. Love You To...H 100%
  5. Here, There and Everywhere...M 100%
  6. Yellow Submarine...M 80%, L 20%
  7. She Said She Said...L 100%
  8. Good Day Sunshine...M 100%
  9. And Your Bird Can Sing...L 100%
  10. For No One...M 100%
  11. Doctor Robert...L 75%, M 25%
  12. I Want to Tell You... H 100%
  13. Got to Get You Into My Life... M 100%
  14. Tomorrow Never Knows... L 100%

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

  1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (And Reprise...M 100%
  2. With a Little Help From My Friends...M 75%, L 25%
  3. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds...L 80%, M 20%
  4. Getting Better...M 65%, L 35%
  5. Fixing a Hole...M 100%
  6. She's Leaving Home...M 65%, L 35%
  7. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite...L 100%
  8. Within You Without You...H 100%
  9. When I'm Sixty-Four...M 85%, L 15%
  10. Lovely Rita...M 100%
  11. Good Morning, Good Morning...L 100%
  12. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)(see above)
  13. A Day in the Life...L 60%, M 40%

Magical Mystery Tour

  1. Magical Mystery Tour...M 90%, L 10%
  2. The Fool on the Hill...M 100%
  3. Flying...L 25%, M 25%, H 25%, S 25%
  4. Blue Jay Way...H 100%
  5. Your Mother Should Know...M 100%
  6. I Am the Walrus...L 100%

Yellow Submarine

  1. Yellow Submarine (see above)
  2. Only a Northern Song...H 100%
  3. All Together Now...M 100%
  4. Hey Bulldog...L 95%, M 5%
  5. It's All Too Much...H 100%
  6. All You Need Is Love (see above)

The Beatles (The White Album)

  1. Back in the U.S.S.R....M 100%
  2. Dear Prudence...L 100%
  3. Glass Onion...L 100%
  4. Ob-la-di Ob-la-da...M 100%
  5. Wild Honey Pie...M 100%
  6. The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill...L 100%
  7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps...H 100%
  8. Happiness Is a Warm Gun...L 100%
  9. Martha My Dear...M 100%
  10. I'm So Tired...L 100%
  11. Blackbird...M 95%, L 5%
  12. Piggies...H 85%, L 10%, Louise Harrison 5%
  13. Rocky Raccoon...M 100%
  14. Don't Pass Me By...S 100%
  15. Why Don't We Do it in the Road?...M 100%
  16. I Will...M 100%
  17. Julia...L 75%, Yoko Ono 20%, Kahlil Gibran 5%
  1. Birthday...M 70%, L 30%
  2. Yer Blues...L 100%
  3. Mother Nature's Son...M 100%
  4. Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey...L 100%
  5. Sexy Sadie...L 100%
  6. Helter Skelter...M 100%
  7. Long, Long, Long...H 100%
  8. Revolution 1...L 100%
  9. Honey Pie...M 100%
  10. Savoy Truffle...H 90%, Derek Taylor 10%
  11. Cry Baby Cry...L 100%
  12. Revolution 9...L 75%, Yoko Ono 25%
  13. Good Night...L 100%

Let It Be

  1. Two of Us...M 100%
  2. Dig a Pony...L 100%
  3. Across the Universe...L 100%
  4. I Me Mine...H 100%
  5. Dig It...L 25%, M 25%, H 25%, S 25%
  6. Let It Be...M 100%
  7. Maggie Mae...(Public Domain)
  8. I've Got a Feeling...L 50%, M 50%
  9. One After 909...L 100%
  10. The Long and Winding Road... M 100%
  11. For You Blue...H 100%
  12. Get Back... M 100%

Abbey Road

  1. Come Together...L 100%
  2. Something...H 100%
  3. Maxwell's Silver Hammer...M 100%
  4. Oh! Darling...M 100%
  5. Octopus's Garden...S 100%
  6. I Want You (She's so Heavy)...L 100%
  7. Here Comes the Sun...H 100%
  8. Because...L 100%
  9. You Never Give Me Your Money...M 100%
  10. Sun King...L 100%
  11. Mean Mr. Mustard...L 100%
  12. Polythene Pam...L 100%
  13. She Came in Through the Bathroom Window...M 100%
  14. Golden Slumbers...M 70%, Thomas Dekker 30%
  15. Carry That Weight...M 100%
  16. The End...M 100%
  17. Her Majesty...M 100%

Totals

The Grand Total:

My sources are Beatlesongs by William J. Dowlding1989) and The Beatles Anthology, by "The Beatles" (©2000). The percentages are by no means completely exact, but they are as close as possible given the information revealed by the Beatles themselves and those associated with them.

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