Let's Look at The Beatles Albums in Order

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The Beatles albums in order? No problem. We've got you covered. Today, we'll be taking a deep dive into the legendary rock group and their storied catalog of music much like we've done with other iconic bands like The Rolling Stones, Queen, and Metallica to name a few. From The Beatles earliest studio album release to their most recent, to be exact. Now, if this wasn't in sequential order, we'd have somewhat of an impossible task on our hands as one of the hardest things to do in the world of music is to try to objectively rank The Beatles 12 studio albums, without pissing off half of the world. Everybody's got their own take, so instead, we'll be outlining just the facts, tracking all of the Beatles albums in order.

For music fans everywhere, it's hard to deny the immense cultural impact of The Beatles. Few bands have had a greater and more far-reaching influence on popular culture over the last 50 years than those four lads from Liverpool. If you're looking for an engaging journey through one of the most important collections of music ever created, then let's take a look at The Beatles albums in order to get a better understanding of how their sound evolved! From their early beginnings with Please Please Me all the way up to Let It Be, relive each moment as we explore The Beatles' career milestone by milestone - all while discovering just why they remain such strong icons today.

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12. 'Please Please Me' (1963)

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  • Release date: March 22, 1963
  • Singles: "Love Me Do"/"P. S." I Love You, "Please Please Me"/Ask Me Why

The Beatles' very first studio album was Please Please Me, and it turned out to be a smashing success. It hit number one on the charts in the UK, and over time, would eventually prove to be a platinum-selling album both in the UK and the US. Featuring songs like "I Saw Her Standing There," "Please Please Me," "Love Me Do," and "Twist and Shout," it's no mystery why this helped the Beatles get off to such a hot start.

11. 'With the Beatles' (1963)

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  • Release date: November 22, 1963
  • Singles: N/A

To follow up their freshman studio album in the same year, The Beatles showed they were up for the challenge with their sophomore studio album, With the Beatles. This album went number one on the charts both in the UK and in Germany, and would go on to be a gold-selling record in 5 countries. The project features some memorable songs: "All My Loving," "Till There Was You," "Roll Over Beethoven," and "You've Really Got A Hold On Me," to name a few.

10. 'A Hard Day's Night' (1964)

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  • Release date: July 10, 1964
  • Singles: "Can't Buy Me Love," "A Hard Day's Night"

In the following year, 1964, The Beatles would unveil yet another memorable project, A Hard Day's Night. The album went number one in the UK, Germany, and Australia - a gradual step up from their former projects. As of today, the album is platinum certified by the BPI in the UK. Featuring songs like "A Hard Day's Night," "And I Love Her," and "Can't Buy Me Love," a true Beatles fan would have this in rotation to some degree.

9. 'Beatles for Sale' (1964)

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  • Release date: December 4, 1964
  • Singles: N/A

The Beatles' fourth studio album, Beatles for Sale, would arrive later in the same year, and would bear one standout song in particular amongst the fourteen: "Eight Days A Week." This album met the same charting status as their former, except it would also chart for the first time in the US, landing at the number one spot (note: they had an entirely separate roll-out plan for their music in the US, so it's not too straightforward). The album is currently gold in three countries and platinum in the US.

8. 'Help!' (1965)

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  • Release date: August 6, 1964
  • Singles: "Ticket to Ride," "Help!"

Help! was yet another step forward for the British rockers. The album included songs like "Help!," "Ticket to Ride," and "Yesterday," which all helped it get the acclaim it has as of today. The album is now platinum in the UK and gold in Australia. At this point in their career, it was undeniable that they were making massive progress on a global scale. They were the most talked-about thing in music, and that would only continue for years and years to come.

7. 'Rubber Soul' (1965)

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  • Release date: December 3, 1965
  • Singles: N/A

Considering all of the music that had been dropped by this point, you'd think it might be challenging to come up with more hits to keep their stir-crazy fanbase at bay. Not for The Beatles. They followed up their sixth studio album with Rubber Soul, which featured "Drive My Car," "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)," "Michelle," and "In My Life," amongst ten other songs. This project is two-times platinum in Britain, platinum in Australia, and gold in Germany.

6. 'Revolver' (1966)

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  • Release date: August 5, 1966
  • Singles: "Eleanor Rigby"/"Yellow Submarine"

For their seventh studio album, The Beatles made sure to pack a heavy punch with Revolver. If not for any reason other than the two standout records, "Eleanor Rigby" and "Yellow Submarine," this album has gone down in the books as a legendary one. This project was their first appearance on the Norwegian charts, and has since gone two-times platinum in the UK and platinum in Australia.

5. 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' (1967)

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  • Release date: May 26, 1967
  • Singles: N/A

Next up is one of the most unforgettable Beatles albums of all time: Sgt. Pepper and the Lonely Hearts Club Band, which dropped in 1967. Talk about hits: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," "With A Little Help From My Friends," "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds," and "A Day In The Life," to name a handful. This album represented a major step forward in the band's psychedelic sonic development. Did we mention it went platinum 18 times in the UK?

4. 'The Beatles ("The White Album")' (1968)

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  • Release date: November 22, 1968
  • Singles: N/A

At number four on our list is The Beatles ("The White Album"). This 1968 album features some incredibly memorable songs: "Back In The U.S.S.R.," "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da," "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," "Happiness Is A Warm Gun," "Blackbird," and "Sexy Sadie," amongst many other classics. This collection of thirty songs proved to make its mark, hitting the number one spot on every single chart around the world: UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Norway, and the US. Accordingly, it has gone two-times platinum in the UK and Australia, eight-times platinum in Canada, diamond (24-times platinum) in the US, and platinum in Germany.

3. 'Yellow Submarine' (1969)

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  • Release date: January 13, 1969
  • Singles: N/A

Yellow Submarine was The Beatles' third-to-last album, and it proved to be a major success with songs like "Yellow Submarine" and "All You Need Is Love." While it wasn't a relative step forward from their prior release, it's still a largely celebrated album by Beatles fans worldwide. The only country it went platinum in was the United States.

2. 'Abbey Road' (1969)

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  • Release date: September 26, 1969
  • Singles: "Something"/ "Come Together"

This is the point in our list where The Beatles really stepped in up, and stopped playing around. Number 2 of the Beatles albums in order, Abbey Road is not only one of the most iconic album covers of all time, but is also one of the most classic albums ever. Some of the mega-hits included on this album are "Come Together," "Something," "Oh! Darling," and "Here Comes The Sun." Released in 1969, this album would end up at the number one spot on all charts across the globe. Additionally, it'd end up going eight-times platinum in the UK, three-times platinum in Australia, platinum in Germany, as well as scoring diamond certifications in both the US and Canada.

1. 'Let It Be' (1970)

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  • Release date: May 8, 1970
  • Singles: "Get Back," "Let It Be," "From Then to You"

To cap off our list of The Beatles albums in order, we've arrived at our number one spot. For their last studio album ever, The Beatles really needed to knock it out of the park, and that is exactly what they did. Featuring songs like "Across The Universe," "Let It Be," "Maggie Mae," "The Long And Winding Road," and "Get Back," Let It Be was nothing short of unforgettable. It hit number one in the UK, Canada, Australia, Norway, and the US, and would go on to score platinum certifications in the UK and Australia, three-times platinum in Canada, and four-times platinum in the US. In no way was this farewell easy for anybody involved. The band, the fans, and everybody in between felt the loss of something very special with this being the legendary rock band's swan song in the music game (not including their ensuing solo careers).

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