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The Beatles

Yesterday

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2012
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“Yesterday” is a song originally recorded by The Beatles for their 1965 album Help!. At one time, Guinness World Records cited “Yesterday” with the most cover versions of any song ever written. The song remains popular today with more than 1,600 recorded cover versions, the first hitting the United Kingdom top 10 three months after the release of Help!. Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) asserts that it was performed over seven million times in the 20th century alone. The song was not released as a single in the UK at the time of its release in the United States, and thus never gained number 1 single status in that country. However, “Yesterday” was voted the best song of the 20th century in a 1999 BBC Radio 2 poll of music experts and listeners. In 2000, “Yesterday” was... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Oh, I believe in yesterday ... I said something wrong ... Why she had to go

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This song is listed #13 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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