Help • Beatles US single

USA vinyl single Help! b/w I’m Down

‘Help!’ USA single – front cover
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‘Help!’ USA single – back cover
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‘Help!’ USA single – Capitol record label
Record label
  • Label: Capitol 5476 MONO
  • Released: 19th July 1965
  • Sales figures: after 2 months – over 1 million; Certified Gold – 2nd September 1965
  • Peak position for ‘Help!’:
    Billboard – #1;
    Cashbox – #1;
    Record World – #1
  • Weeks at No.1: 3 – from 4th September 1965
  • Weeks in chart: 13 – from 7th August 1965
  • Peak position for ‘I’m Down’:
    Billboard – #101;
    Cashbox – Didn’t enter;
    Record World – Didn’t enter
  • Weeks in chart: 7 – from 7th August 1965

This came out two weeks before the movie but took a whole month to reach the top spot. It had trouble getting past Sonny and Cher’s ‘I Got You Babe’ and The Beach Boys’ ‘California Girls’. When it finally reached the summit it had to do battle with Bob Dylan’s ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ and Barry McGuire’s ‘Eve Of Destruction’. If only the charts were still like that these days!

The cover photo was taken by Robert Freeman on a Bahamas’ beach, during the filming of the movie.

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USA CD single (Re-release) Help! b/w I’m Down

‘Help!’ USA single – CD box front
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‘Help!’ USA single – CD box back
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  • Label: C3 44308 2
  • Released: 10th May 1989

At the end of the 1980s Capitol decided to issue all of The Beatles’ British singles in CD format, in an unusual long box design.

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USA CD single (Re-release) Help! b/w I’m Down

‘Help!’ USA single – CD front cover
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‘Help!’ USA single – back cover
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  • Label: CD 15910
  • Released: 10th November 1992

This was issued as part of ‘The Single Collection’ CD box-set.

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