Top-20 Songs Written for Other Artists

Featuring tunes written, co-written and/or produced by John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison for other recording artists

Most of the songs listed here attained recognition in the Billboard Top-10 or Top-20 and at least 5 of the tunes achieved #1 or #2 positions.

Those Were The Days Mary Hopkin (Released August '68)
* Produced by Paul McCartney - #2/US; #1/UK (catalogue # “Apple 2” - Apple's first big hit - 4 million sales)

Goodbye Mary Hopkin (March '69)
* Written & Produced by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon–McCartney) #2/UK (behind Beatles' single "Get Back" - reached #13/US) paul demo for mary hopkin goodbye

A World Without Love Peter & Gordon (February '64)
* Written by Paul McCartney #1/UK #1/US

Come And Get It Badfinger (December '69)
* Written and produced by Paul McCartney - #7/US #4/UK

FAME David Bowie co-written with John Lennon (January '75)
* Bowie/Alomar/Lennon - Bowie's first #1 hit

Goodnight Vienna Ringo Starr / "Goodnight Vienna" (November '74)
* Written by John Lennon (Featuring Lennon on opening count-in and piano)

Photograph Ringo Starr (September '73)
* Richard Starkey/George Harrison - international #1 hit

Day After Day Badfinger (1971)
* Produced by George Harrison (features his distinctive guitar playing) - #4/US #10/UK

Leave It Mike McGear (1974)
* written by Paul McCartney

Bad To Me Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas (July '63)
* Written by John Lennon and credited to Lennon-McCartney (their first #1 UK hit - #9/US)

Hello Little Girl The Fourmost (August '63)
* Written by John Lennon in 1957 - #9/UK

I Wanna Be Your Man The Rolling Stones - (November '63)
* Lennon-McCartney - The Stones 1st hit - #10/UK

On the Wings of a Nightingale Everly Bros EB '84
* written by Paul McCartney in 1983 (his demo anticipates proper key + harmony parts for Don & Phil skillfully mimicking their voice color & inflection)
(US: #50 UK: #41)

I'm the Greatest Ringo (1973)
* Written by John Lennon

Nobody I Know - Peter & Gordon (May '64)
* written by Paul McCartney (attributed to Lennon–McCartney) - #6/UK

Woman Peter & Gordon (February '66)
* written by Paul McCartney (listed under pseudonym "Bernard Webb") #21/UK #14/US

I Don't Want To See You Again Peter & Gordon (September '64)
* by Paul McCartney credited to Lennon–McCartney - #16/US

I'll Be On My Way Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas (April '63)
* written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney - #2/UK

Step Inside Love Cilla Black (March '68)
* Written by Paul McCartney - #7/UK

I'll Keep You Satisfied Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas (November '63)
* Written by Paul McCartney - #4/UK #30/US Produced by George Martin at Abbey Road studios

The Man Who Found God on the Moon - Mike McGear (1974)
* written by Paul McCartney & Mike McGear