Beatles game-changing songs make up new Spotify playlist

To commemorate the 53rd anniversary of The Beatles “I Want To Hold Your Hand” making its first appearance on the U.S. record charts back on Jan. 18, 1964, Libratone, the Danish company specializing in high-performance audio speakers and audio products, has put together a playlist on Spotify with 23 of the Beatles influential, groundbreaking recordings. It debuted on the service today (Jan. 18).

The list begins, of course, with “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” Billboard reported a Capitol Records executive said the single had shipped 640,000 during the first week of its release. The song entered the charts at No. 45 in the issue dated Jan. 18, 1964 and shot to No. 3 the following week. It hit No. 1 in the Feb. 1 issue and stayed there seven weeks. It was replaced on March 28 by another Beatles song, “She Loves You,” which is also on the playlist.

Many of the songs, which were also chart-topping hits, are obvious picks for the list, though some, like “Girl” for the Beatles' sly “tit-tit-tit” chorus, show off a few deeper cuts.

Some of the other songs on the playlist include “Ticket To Ride,” “Tomorrow Never Knows,” “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Rain,” “We Can Work It Out,” “She Loves You,” “I Am the Walrus,” “Get Back,” “Yesterday,” “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown),” “In My Life,” “A Day in the Life,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “And Your Bird Can Sing,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “Hey Jude,” “I Feel Fine,” “In My Life” and “Penny Lane.” You can see the full list below.

Spotify users can access the playlist directly through a Libratone ZIPP or ZIPP Mini wireless speaker as well as phone app thanks to the company's partnership with Spotify.

On Tuesday, George Harrison announced the release of a huge vinyl box set collection of his solo albums on vinyl. The set, to be released Feb. 24,  includes 12 studio albums, two bonus 12” singles and his double live album, “Live in Japan.”

The full playlist:

  • The Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand - Remastered 2015

  • The Beatles - Ticket To Ride - Remastered

  • The Beatles - I Feel Fine - Remastered 2015

  • The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows - Remastered

  • The Beatles - Penny Lane - Remastered

  • The Beatles - Rain - Remastered

  • The Beatles - Come Together - Remastered

  • The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever - Remastered

  • The Beatles - We Can Work It Out - Remastered 2015

  • The Beatles - She Loves You - Mono / Remastered

  • The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There - Remastered

  • The Beatles - Girl - Remastered

  • The Beatles - I Am The Walrus - Remastered

  • The Beatles - Get Back - Remastered

  • The Beatles - And Your Bird Can Sing - Remastered

  • The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Remastered

  • The Beatles - Revolution - Remastered

  • The Beatles - Yesterday - Remastered

  • The Beatles - Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) - Remastered

  • The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby - Remastered

  • The Beatles - Hey Jude - Remastered

  • The Beatles - In My Life - Remastered

  • The Beatles - A Day In The Life - Remastered