Beatles Medley

Sundays at 6:30 p.m. on IPR News/Studio One and Fridays at 2:30 p.m. on Studio One online

Enjoy half an hour of uninterrupted material from one of the most influential rock and roll bands in history. Hear rare material and familiar masterpieces recorded by John, Paul, George and Ringo as The Beatles. In addition, hear music created by the boys from Liverpool as solo artists and as leaders of bands like The Plastic Ono Band, The Traveling Wilburys and Wings.

If you would like to submit a playlist for this feature, here are the rules:
1) All the songs have to have at least one of the four Fabs playing on the song, either with The Beatles of from their solo careers
2) You can have a theme or not!
3) You can only play three in a row by any one artist
4) The hard part: it has to time out to as close to 27 minutes as possible, not to exceed 27 minutes.

Email your playlist to bob.dorr@bobdorr.com

Ways to Connect

Cedar Rapids listener Matt Brandt and family caught Paul McCartney's show in Des Moines and crafted this Medley out of their favorite songs from that concert

THE BEATLES-CAN'T BUY ME LOVE

WINGS-BAND ON THE RUN

THE BEATLES-ELENOR RIGBY/SOMETHING

WINGS-MAYBE I'M AMAZED

THE BEATLES-YOU WON'T SEE ME/BLACKBIRD

WINGS-LIVE AND LET DIE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This is a fundraising edition of The Medley. Say Yeah, Yeah, Yeah to The Fabs on IPR 800-235-2665 iowapublicradio.org

THE BEATLES-SHE LOVES YOU/EIGHT DAYS A WEEK/DON'T LET ME DOWN

PAUL MC CARTNEY-LISTEN TO WHAT THE MAN SAID

THE BEATLES-MONEY/TAXMAN

RINGO STARR-IT DON'T COME EASY

THE BEATLES-TWO OF US

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This Medley originally aired June 25, 2017

TONY SHERIDAN & THE BEAT BOYS-WHY (CAN'T YOU LOVE ME AGAIN)

THE BEATLES-THERE'S A PLACE/LONG TALL SALLY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING

THE BEATLES-ANY TIME AT ALL/I'LL CRY INSTEAD

RINGO STARR-VERTICAL MAN

THE BEATLES-REVOLUTION I/THE ONE AFTER 909

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This week's playlist was suggested by Ian Gibbons from Madrid IA with the theme The Beatles Love

THE BEATLES-LOVE ME DO

WINGS-SILLY LOVE SONG

JOHN LENNON-OH MY LOVE

THE BEATLES-IT'S ONLY LOVE

RINGO STARR-YOU ALWAYS HURT THE ONE YOU LOVE

GEORGE HARRISON-I REALLY LOVE YOU

THE BEATLES-SHE LOVES YOU/ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This week's Medley originally aired 1/8/17. Check that week's playlist for a complete list of songs

It's our annual summer trip to the movies with The Fabs!

THE BEATLES-A HARD DAYS NIGHT/AND I LOVE HER/TELL ME WHY

THE GEORGE MARTIN ORCH.-THE CHASE

THE BEATLES-HELP!/TICKET TO RIDE/CAN'T BUY ME LOVE

THE GEORGE MARTIN ORCH.-THE BITTER END/YOU CAN'T DO THAT

THE BEATLES-BLUE JAY WAY/MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR

THE GEORGE MARTIN ORCH.-ANOTHER HARD DAY'S NIGHT (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley July 23

Jul 29, 2017

Today's Beatles Medley originally aired November 27, 2016. Check that day's posting for a complete playlist

The Beatles Medley July 16

Jul 18, 2017

This Medley originally aired 6/4/17

This week's playlist comes from Des Moines area listener Shawn Plank with the theme Honesty/Truth

THE BEATLES-I'M DOWN/TELL ME WHY/THE NIGHT BEFORE

JOHN LENNON-STEEL AND GLASS

THE BEATLES-NO REPLY

GEORGE HARRISON-BEWARE OF DARKNESS

THE BEATLES-WHAT YOU'RE DOING/I'M LOOKING THROUGH YOU

JOHN LENNON-GIMME SOME TRUTH

The Beatles Medley July 9

Jul 11, 2017

This Medley originally aired 5/7/17

It was announced that Sir Paul McCartney is coming to Iowa On July 21, so this week's Medley is all about Paul!

THE BEATLES-OH DARLING/I'VE JUST SEEN A FACE/YESTERDAY

WINGS-HI HI HI/WITH A LITTLE LUCK

THE BEATLES-GOOD DAY SUNSHINE/GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE/THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD

PAUL MC CARTNEY-RUN DEVIL RUN

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley July 2

Jul 11, 2017

All these songs were on the charts in the summer: Summer Singles

THE BEATLES-RAIN/YELLOW SUBMARINE/ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

JOHN LENNON-GIVE PEACE A CHANCE

THE BEATLES-BABY YOU'RE A RICH MAN/THE BALLAD OF JOHN & YOKO

GEORGE HARRISON-BANGLA-DESH

PAUL MC CARTNEY-LIVE & LET DIE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley June 25

Jun 30, 2017

TONY SHERIDAN & THE BEAT BOYS-WHY (CAN'T YOU LOVE ME AGAIN)

THE BEATLES-THERE'S A PLACE/LONG TALL SALLY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING

THE BEATLES-ANY TIME AT ALL/I'LL CRY INSTEAD

RINGO STARR-VERTICAL MAN

THE BEATLES-REVOLUTION I/THE ONE AFTER 909

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley June 18

Jun 21, 2017

Today (June 18) is Paul McCartney's 75th birthday. This week's Medley playlist was submitted by San Antonio TX listener Paul DuBay, a self professed "world's biggest Paul McCartney fan"

THE BEATLES-I SAW HER STANDING THERE/THINGS WE SAID TODAY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-MATCHBOX

THE BEATLES-GET BACK

PAUL MC CARTNEY-BIRTHDAY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-MULL OF KINTYRE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-STRAWBERRY FIELDS-HELP-GIVE PEACE A CHANCE

The Beatles Medley June 11

Jun 14, 2017

This week's playlist was submitted by teacher Jonathan Shea and his student Chloe with an 'economics" theme

GEORGE HARRISON-HERE COMES THE SUN

THE BEATLES-OBLADI OBLADA

JOHN LENNON-IMAGINE

THE BEATLES-I WANT YOU

RINGO STARR-I'M THE GREATEST

WINGS-LET 'EM IN

THE BEATLES-SGT. PEPPER'S REPRISE

The Beatles Medley June 4

Jun 4, 2017

This week's playlist comes from Des Moines area listener Shawn Plank with the theme Honesty/Truth

THE BEATLES-I'M DOWN/TELL ME WHY/THE NIGHT BEFORE

JOHN LENNON-STEEL AND GLASS

THE BEATLES-NO REPLY

GEORGE HARRISON-BEWARE OF DARKNESS

THE BEATLES-WHAT YOU'RE DOING/I'M LOOKING THROUGH YOU

JOHN LENNON-GIMME SOME TRUTH

The Beatles Medley May 28

May 29, 2017

Memorial Day weekend, we remember John and George

THE BEATLES-WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU/I'M SO TIRED/PIGGIES

JOHN LENNON-WELL, WELL, WELL

GEORGE HARRISON-CHEER DOWN

THE BEATLES-YOU CAN'T DO THAT/I'M HAPPY JUST TO DANCE WITH YOU/TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley May 7

May 9, 2017

It was announced that Sir Paul McCartney is coming to Iowa On July 21, so this week's Medley is all about Paul!

THE BEATLES-OH DARLING/I'VE JUST SEEN A FACE/YESTERDAY

WINGS-HI HI HI/WITH A LITTLE LUCK

THE BEATLES-GOOD DAY SUNSHINE/GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE/THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD

PAUL MC CARTNEY-RUN DEVIL RUN

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This Medley originally aired March 12, 2017

This week's Medley Playlist was suggested by UNI Associate Professor David Grant, with the theme "Rockestra"

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-ROCKESTRA THEME

RINGO STARR-BACK OFF BOOGALOO (1981 VERSION)

GEORGE HARRISON-BEWARE OF THE DARKNESS

RINGO STARR-SNOOKEROO

PAUL MC CARTNEY-WE GOT MARRIED

THE BEATLES-GOLDEN SLUMBERS/CARRY THAT WEIGHT/THE END

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This week's playlist was submitted by the father/son team Jeff and Ian Gibbons from Madrid IA, with the theme "Beatle Blues"

THE BEATLES-FOR YOU BLUE

GEORGE HARRISON-VATICAN BLUES

JOHN LENNON-OUT OF THE BLUE

WINGS-BLUEBIRD

THE TRAVELING WILBURYS-NEW BLUE MOON

RINGO STARR-BLUE TURNING GREY OVER YOU

PAUL MC CARTNEY-SINGING THE BLUES

THE BEATLES-YER BLUES

The Fabs play LIVE!

THE BEATLES-YOU CAN'T DO THAT/I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND/EVERYBODY'S TRYING TO BE MY BABY

GEORGE HARRISON-BANGLA DESH

THE BEATLES-DIG A PONY/I'VE GOT A FEELING

WINGS-MAYBE I'M A MAZED

THE BEATLES-GET BACK

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

The Beatles Medley April 9

Apr 10, 2017

This week's playlist was suggested by listeners Justin and Katie Schultes with the theme ABCs of The Fab Four (A-I)

THE BEATLES-ALL MY LOVING

PAUL MC CARTNEY'S WINGS-BAND ON THE RUN

THE BEATLES-CAN'T BUY ME LOVE/DRIVE MY CAR/ELENOR RIGBY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-FLAMING PIE

THE BEATLES-GET BACK/HERE COMES THE SUN

JOHN LENNON-INSTANT KARMA

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

THE BEATLES-NO REPLY/A HARD DAYS NIGHT/DIG A PONY

JOHN LENNON-CRIPPLED INSIDE

THE BEATLES-ANY TIME AT ALL/I'LL CRY INSTEAD/MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR

RINGO STARR-IT DON'T COME EASY

THE BEATLES-ALL TOGETHER NOW/BABY YOU'RE A RICH MAN/CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

This week's playlist was submitted by Independence IA listener Mark Hoover with the theme, songs with women's names in the lyric

THE BEATLES-GET BACK/SEXY SADIE/ROCKY RACCOON

JOHN LENNON-OH YOKO

THE BEATLES-LADY MADONNA/POLYTHENE PAM/MICHELE

JOHN LENNON-PEGGY SUE

THE BEATLES-DEAR PRUDENCE

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This week's playlist was submitted by San Antonio TX listener Paul DuBay utilizing the OR NOT option with rule #2 (You can have a theme OR NOT)

JOHN LENNON-(JUST LIKE) STARTING OVER/IT'S SO HARD

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-DELIVER YOUR CHILDREN

PAUL MC CARTNEY-IT'S NOW OR NEVER

GEORGE HARRISON-ALL THOSE YEARS AGO/THIS IS LOVE

THE BEATLES-I WANNA BE YOUR MAN

RINGO STARR-DON'T PASS ME BY (LIVE)

THE BEATLES-FLYING

This week's Medley Playlist was suggested by UNI Associate Professor David Grant, with the theme "Rockestra"

PAUL MC CARTNEY & WINGS-ROCKESTRA THEME

RINGO STARR-BACK OFF BOOGALOO (1981 VERSION)

GEORGE HARRISON-BEWARE OF THE DARKNESS

RINGO STARR-SNOOKEROO

PAUL MC CARTNEY-WE GOT MARRIED

THE BEATLES-GOLDEN SLUMBERS/CARRY THAT WEIGHT/THE END

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

This week's playlist was submitted by Cedar Rapids' listener Matt Brandt

THE BEATLES-I SAW HER STANDING THERE/DRIVE MY CAR/I DON'T WANT TO SPOIL THE PARTY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-LIVE AND LET DIE

THE BEATLES-NO REPLY/YOU WON'T SEE ME/SERGEANT PEPPER'S REPRISE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-SAY SAY SAY

THE BEATLES-LADY MADONNA/I'LL CRY INSTEAD/HER MAJESTY

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

George Harrison's 74th birthday weekend!

THE BEATLES-SOMETHING/BLUE JAY WAY/I, ME, MINE

GEORGE HARRISON-WHEN WE WAS FAB/ISN'T IT A PITY

THE BEATLES-PIGGIES

GEORGE HARRISON-CHEER DOWN

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW

The week's playlist was submitted by Independence listener Mark Hoover with the theme: songs with numbers in the lyric

THE BEATLES-I SAW HER STANDING THERE/8 DAYS A WEEK/TWO OF US

JOHN LENNON-CRIPPLED INSIDE

THE BEATLES-I'M A LOSER/THE ONE AFTER 909/EVERYBODY'S TRYIN' TO BE MY BABY

JOHN LENNON-IMAGINE

RINGO STARR-YOU'RE 16

THE BEATLES- FLYING (EXCERPT)

This week's Medley playlist was submitted by Quad Cities' listener Peter Caras with the theme 'Early 60s Beatles'

THE BEATLES-I WANNA BE YOUR MAN/THIS BOY/DON'T BOTHER ME

PAUL MC CARTNEY-FINE LINE

THE BEATLES-NO REPLY/I DON'T WANT TO SPOIL THE PARTY/I'M A LOSER

RINGO STARR-EYE TO EYE

THE BEATLES-BOYS/DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET/PLEASE PLEASE M

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

This week's Medley playlist comes from Des Moines listener Chris Biagini with the theme The Life & Death of Romantic Love!

THE BEATLES-GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE/I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER

PAUL MC CARTNEY-CALICO SKIES

THE BEATLES-GOOD DAY SUNSHINE/SOMETHING

JOHN LENNON-ONE DAY

PAUL MC CARTNEY-SONG WE WERE SINGING

THE BEATLES-THE NIGHT BEFORE/I'LL CRY INSTEAD

JOHN LENNON-ISOLATION

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

THE BEATLES-LOVE ME DO/PS I LOVE YOU/I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER

RINGO STARR-RORY & THE HURRICANES

THE BEATLES-I'M DOWN/DON'T LET ME DOWN/A DAY IN THE LIFE

JOHN LENNON-GOD

THE BEATLES-CRY FOR A SHADOW (EXCERPT)

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