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(listed in sequential order as in the film)

1. "Girl" Performed by Jim Sturgess

2. "Helter Skelter" Performed by Dana Fuchs (reprised later in the film)

3. "Hold Me Tight" Performed by Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood, Lisa Hogg

4. "All My Loving" Performed by Jim Sturgess

5. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" Performed by T. V. Carpio

6. "With a Little Help from My Friends" Performed by Joe Anderson, Jim Sturgess

7. "It Won't Be Long" Performed by Evan Rachel Wood

8. "I've Just Seen a Face" Performed by Jim Sturgess

9. "Let It Be" Performed by Carol Woods, Timothy T. Mitchum

10. "Come Together" Performed by Joe Cocker and Martin Luther

11. "Why Don't We Do It in the Road?" Performed by Dana Fuchs

12. "If I Fell" Performed by Evan Rachel Wood

13. "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" Performed by Joe Anderson

14. "Dear Prudence" Performed by Dana Fuchs, Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood, T. V. Carpio

15. "Flying" Performed by The Secret Machines (performers not seen on-screen)

16. "Blue Jay Way" Performed by The Secret Machines (performers not seen on-screen)

17. "I Am the Walrus" Performed by Bono (accompanied by the Secret Machines)

18. "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" Performed by Eddie Izzard

19. "Because" Performed by Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs, T. V. Carpio, Martin Luther

20. "Something" Performed by Jim Sturgess

21. "Oh! Darling" Performed by Dana Fuchs, Martin Luther

22. "Strawberry Fields Forever" Performed by Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson

23. "Revolution" Performed by Jim Sturgess

24. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" Performed by Martin Luther and Jim Sturgess

25. "Across the Universe" Performed by Jim Sturgess

26. "Happiness Is a Warm Gun" Performed by Joe Anderson

27. "A Day in the Life" - (Instrumental) Performed by Jeff Beck

28. "Blackbird" Performed by Evan Rachel Wood

29. "Hey Jude" Performed by Joe Anderson

30. "Don't Let Me Down" Performed by Dana Fuchs

31. "All You Need Is Love" Performed by Jim Sturgess, Dana Fuchs

32. "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" Performed by Bono with Jim Sturgess on second voice (this song is played over the end credits. Performance not seen on-screen)

The corresponding scenes for each song can be found here.

The names of the main characters and some of the secondary characters are derived from names in the titles or lyrics of Beatles songs.

Lucy - "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"

Jude - "Hey Jude"

Max - "Maxwell's Silver Hammer"

Sadie - "Sexy Sadie"

Jojo - "Get Back"

Prudence - "Dear Prudence"

Dr. Robert - "Doctor Robert"

Mr. Kite - "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite"

Dan (Lucy's first boyfriend) - "Rocky Raccoon"

Molly (Jude's English girlfriend) - "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"

Martha (Jude's mother) - "Martha My Dear"

Julia (Lucy's sister) - "Julia"

Rita (The Contortionist) - "Lovely Rita"

Teddy (Max's uncle) - "Teddy Boy"

Bill (Sadie's Producer) - "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill"

Yes. There are actually several inside Beatles references in this film.

Just after the film opens, there is a scene of a high school dance, which shortly cuts to a similar scene in an underground club in Liverpool, England. The song is the same as in the high school dance, but the band is much more "blue collar" - much grittier. This is a clear reference to the Beatles early years playing in "The Cavern Club," right down to the vaulted brick ceilings.

An elderly shipyard employee who gives Jude his paycheck says he thought he'd be doing something different when he was sixty-four, an allusion to the song "When I'm Sixty-Four."

Prudence first enters the New York apartment where the main characters live through an open bathroom window, a humorous reference to the song "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window."

Max and his friends regularly hit golf balls off the roofs of the Princeton campus buildings: the golf club being a "silver hammer," and is responsible for his and Jude's re-acquaintance and subsequent friendship. When Max and Jude first see their apartment, Sadie comments that Max seems harmless, but could have murdered his grandmother with a silver hammer, and in another scene Max is shown holding a silver hammer, both unsubtle references to the song that inspired Max's name, "Maxwell's Silver Hammer."

Apple Corps (pronounced, "core," as a pun) Ltd., the company founded by the Beatles in 1968, is obliquely referenced when Jude is trying to draw a green apple, then slices it in half and tries to draw it again, thus producing the two images used for that company's record labels. When he becomes frustrated with drawing the apple, he obsessively begins painting images of strawberries. Later, when Lucy tries to get into the building where Sadie's own recording company is located, and where the rooftop concert is taking place, we see one of the strawberry paintings as the company logo, with the name, "Strawberry Jams," an obvious take on Apple Corps, complete with it's own pun.

The rooftop concert toward the end of the film references the Beatles' famous impromptu rooftop concert atop their Apple offices in January 1969 - their final live performance, which was also broken up by the police, as it was in the film.

The people in blue during the Mr. Kite sequence resemble Blue Meanies from Yellow Submarine.

The club where Jude is first seen is a reproduction of the Cavern Club where the Beatles used to play in Liverpool.

The neighborhood where Jude lives, with the brick houses, looks exactly like the neighborhood where the Beatles used to live, and which can be seen, for example, in the 'Free as a Bird' video.

Jude's girlfriend Molly is later seen with a boy named Desmond, a reference to the couple in "Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da."

Perhaps. This is essentially proven during "I Want To Hold Your Hand", when she is singing to the cheerleader. It was also established that she had a crush on Sadie. And, also, there are several video and audio hints during "Dear Prudence", such as Prudence locking herself in the closet and then coming out, and the lyric "Dear Prudence/Won't you come out to play?

Another common opinion is that she was bisexual. When she first appears in the apartment, she mentions that she lived with a guy across the street. Also, when she's talking with Lucy in the club where Sadie sings "Why Don't We Do It In The Road?", Pru mentions that she had been sleeping with Maxwell.

Later, Prudence joins the circus and takes up with the lovely contortionist, Rita.

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