Abbey Road

1969 studio album by the Beatles

Abbey Road is the eleventh studio album (though counted as the twelfth official album) recorded by The Beatles. It was released in September 1969. Side one consisted of hits, while side two consisted of short songs to make up a story.

Abbey Road
Studio album by
Released26 September 1969
Recorded22 February 1969 – 20 August 1969, at Abbey Road Studios, Olympic Studios, and Trident Studios
LabelApple/Parlophone, Capitol, and EMI
ProducerGeorge Martin
The Beatles chronology
Yellow Submarine
Abbey Road Let It Be
Singles from Abbey Road
  1. "Something"/"Come Together"
    Released: 31 October 1969

Album songs change

All songs written and composed by Lennon/McCartney, except where noted. 

Side one
No. TitleLead vocals Length
1. "Come Together"  Lennon 4:20
2. "Something" (George Harrison)Harrison 3:03
3. "Maxwell's Silver Hammer"  McCartney 3:27
4. "Oh! Darling"  McCartney 3:26
5. "Octopus's Garden" (Richard Starkey)Starr 2:51
6. "I Want You (She's So Heavy)"  Lennon 7:47
Side two
No. TitleLead vocals Length
1. "Here Comes the Sun" (Harrison)Harrison 3:05
2. "Because"  Lennon, McCartney and Harrison 2:45
3. "You Never Give Me Your Money"  McCartney 4:02
4. "Sun King"  Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison 2:26
5. "Mean Mr. Mustard"  Lennon 1:06
6. "Polythene Pam"  Lennon 1:12
7. "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window"  McCartney 1:57
8. "Golden Slumbers"  McCartney 1:31
9. "Carry That Weight"  McCartney with Lennon, Harrison and Starr 1:36
10. "The End"  McCartney 2:05
11. "Her Majesty"  McCartney 0:23
  • "Her Majesty" is a hidden track. Between "The End" and "Her Majesty" is 14 seconds of silence. Later releases of the album included the song on the track listing.
  • One cassette tape version in the US had "Come Together" and "Here Comes the Sun" swapped so that Harrison's song starts the album. All other versions (including the CD) have restored the track listing to its original order.
  • Tracks 9 through 13 are sometimes noted as one song (medley) called "The Abbey Road Medley".
  • Tracks 14 through 16 are sometimes noted as one song called "The Golden Slumbers Medley".

All songs written by Lennon/McCartney unless credited differently.