Yellow Submarine is another soundtrack album, to the rather psychedelic film of the same name. After the disaster that was Magical Mystery Tour, the Beatles weren’t exactly thrilled at the prospect of yet another film, but they were interested in the idea of it being animated. They only actually appear in the film at the very end, as the voices of their animated selves are not their own voices. It was a huge hit in theaters, and today is generally regarded as one of the best films of the band’s.
The album itself, like Magical Mystery Tour, is much less of a cohesive whole than others - the songs were collected from a relatively wide span of time. In fact, there are only four truly new songs on the album - “It’s All Too Much,” “Only a Northern Song,” “All Together Now,” and “Hey Bulldog.” Despite this, I’ve decided to include all the songs in the poll, repeats or not.
Fun fact: all the tracks on the second side, with the exception of “Yellow Submarine in Pepperland,” were composed by George Martin.