500 Greatest Songs of All Time
The Beatles, 'Penny Lane'
Writers: John Lennon, Paul McCartney
Producer: George Martin
Released: Feb. '67, Capitol
10 weeks; No. 1
After Lennon composed "Strawberry Fields Forever," McCartney wrote his own snappy memoir. Penny Lane was a Liverpool bus stop where Lennon and McCartney often met. "John came over and helped me with the third verse, as was often the case," McCartney said. "We were writing recently faded memories from eight or 10 years before."
Appears on: Magical Mystery Tour (Capitol/Apple)