The music of The Beatles has arrived on TikTok. Today’s (15) announcement brings dozens of their most loved songs onto the platform and enables millions of listeners worldwide to follow @The Beatles, the new account dedicated to John, Paul, George, and Ringo’s incredible legacy of recorded work together.
The news signals the beginning of #Rocktober, a month-long celebration of rock musicians on TikTok and the greats that paved the way for them. The announcement comes nearly 60 years after the quartet scored their first No.1, and on the day that their remixed and expanded Special Edition of their Let It Be album is released by Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe.
With the three-part docuseries The Beatles: Get Back, directed by Peter Jackson, debuting on Disney+ over the Thanksgiving weekend: of November 25, 26 and 27, followers of @TheBeatles on TikTok will be able to see exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the Let It Be sessions. There will also be deep dives into the creation of individual songs in their peerless catalog, featuring interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.
For the first time ever, creators on TikTok will be able to soundtrack their videos, using the tag “#TheBeatles,” with 36 of The Beatles’ most beloved songs. Fans can watch the first official Beatles video on TikTok, and explore the newly-available songs to use on their own videos, here.
Come Together on TikTok
The 12 tracks on Let It Be are now available as soundtracks for videos, including such towering staples as “Get Back,” “Across The Universe,” and the title track, along with John & Paul’s duet “I’ve Got A Feeling” and the George Harrison-penned “I Me Mine,” the last song completed by The Beatles as a group.
As well as those songs, The Beatles have provided all of their US and UK No.1 singles for creators to use as officially-licensed TikTok sounds. The 27 songs begin with their first UK single “Love Me Do,” first released on October 5, 1962, and move through their ever-evolving songbook to 1970’s “The Long and Winding Road.” TikTok creators will have access to such globally-loved hits as “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “Something,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “Day Tripper,” “Paperback Writer,” “Hey Jude” and more.
John Lennon’s solo catalog arrived on TikTok last October to celebrate his 80th birthday, while Paul McCartney joined TikTok last December as he marked the release of his McCartney III album. Paul has been an amiable and jocular presence on the platform ever since. In July, Ringo Starr joined TikTok as part of his annual #PeaceandLove birthday celebration; George Harrison’s solo catalog was launched in August, around the release of his classic 1971 album All Things Must Pass in a special 50th Anniversary Edition.
Buy or stream The Beatles’ Let It Be Special Edition packages.