The Night Before

Songfacts®:

  • One of the lesser-known Beatles songs, many fans consider it one of their more underrated pieces. It's a light Pop song about relationship troubles, featuring John Lennon and George Harrison's harmonies backing up Paul McCartney's lead vocals. McCartney wrote the song. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    auds - aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • The Beatles performed this on the Salisbury Plain in their second film, Help!.
  • John Lennon played a Hohner Pianet electric piano on this track, which he can be seen playing in the movie.
  • The Country music band Restless Heart recorded this on their 2004 album Still Restless. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Maya - Richmond, BC, for above 3

Comments: 15

  • Don from West Sacramento, CaI really like this song - I haven't heard this in years.
  • Zero from Nowhere, NjThe Beatles never played this live as a band. When I saw Paul McCartney live last year he played this song for only the second time. The first time was the night before!
  • Caroline M from St. Louis, MoAs everyone is saying, this is such an underrated song! It is also my favorite Beatles song!!
  • Brandy from Kingsport, TnI love this song and I agree it's very underrated. I agree with the person who said that they should make an album of all the "#2" songs, although they all are number ones in my opinion. There are so many that should've made it to #1! I'm a Beatles fan forever! Paul has written so many of their songs and I love reading the songfacts to find out more about each one! :)
  • Bill from Chicago, IlAnother headphone song - listen to that electric piano.
  • Megan from Stevenson, AlThis is GREAT! I love this song! I listen to this everyday!
  • Eric from Camas, Wavery cheering.
  • George from Belleville, NjThe Night Before is an underrated classic pop rock song.It has mood and rhythm and melody and it is pleasant to listen to.A real cool song. When I was younger I used to listen to this song at night in the dark on 8-track tape.A wonderful memory and it still sounds as fresh today as it did then.The power of music can touch our lives in many ways.
  • Rick from Belfast, MeI still consider the side 2 Abbey Road the best rock music ever made, but this song and the songs from "Help"(my fav Beatle song) are right up near the top!!!!!!!
  • Jeff from West Bloomfield, Miwould love to see an album of all the Beatles "lesser" great songs..or their number 2 songs..The Night Before is one of their best in so many ways...as is Your Gonna lose that Girl
  • Steve Dotstar from Los Angeles, Careally neat little tune..I like the recording a lot..
    well done, Paul!
  • Paul from Liverpool, United KingdomA very,very underrated song!
  • Kelly from Liverpool, United Kingdomi love it when they play this song on the movie Help.
  • George from Calumet City, IlThis song, to put it simply, is amazing. Underrated indeed.
  • Rosario from Naples, FlWow, I'm surprised no one commented this. I love this song, I listen to it all the time. They perform it in help! right after "I Need You."
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