A list of all 212 Beatles' songs and covers officially released on record between 1962 and 1970
by Ger Tillekens
The official Beatles' canon covers all songs the Beatles recorded and authorized for publication in their years as a performing group. In those years between 1962 and 1970 the Beatles released 219 songs or song variants, which are listed below in order of appearance. In this list there are 24 covers (C), and 1 traditional (T), leaving us with up to 194 released recordings of original Beatles' songs. Among those 194 we find 9 song variations and 1 song fragment. Of those 10 performances most authors of Beatles' books and commentaries discard 7 tracks as just variants or invalid members of the Beatles' songbook, leaving us with exactly 187 canonical Beatles' originals, 24 covers and 1 traditional: a total of 212 songs.  The links on this page all point towards Alan W. Pollack's Notes on ... Series. MD-numbers refer to the standard "MacDonald Verzeichnis" of the Beatles' songs.
Single: Love Me Do (released: 05.10.1962 [UK] on Parlophone 45-R 4949)
007: Love Me Do, double of 001, but with Andy White sitting behind the drums;
024: Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand, German version of 022: I Want To Hold Your Hand (same basic track with added vocals and handclaps);
025: Sie Liebt Dich, German version of 012: She Loves You (commonly taken as a complete rerecording of the original, but maybe just like 024 the same basic track with new vocals);
120: refrain of 111: All You Need Is Love;
186: Across The Universe, remix by Phil Spector of 183: Across The Universe without wildlife sounds;
189: Let It Be, remix by Phil Spector of the single version 181: Let It Be (same take, but slightly longer and with a different solo guitar track);
194: Get Back, mixed by Phil Spector from a take that was recorded a day before (27.01.69) that of the single 160: Get Back;
The one song fragment can be found on the White Album midbetween "Cry Baby Cry" and "Revolution #9":
153: Can You Take Me Back (untitled song fragment by McCartney on the White Album).
This "ditty" was written and sung by Paul McCartney at the recording sessions of "I Will" on 16th September 1968 as take 19 of this song. The full song lasts 2'21 minutes and is not copyrighted. Most Beatles' commentaries exclude it from their lists. Having listened to the take several times, I'm inclined to do the opposite.
The other two songs, that are usually counted as legal canonical songs are:
109: the Reprise of 098: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on the album with the same name;
149: Revolution 1, a variant of 124: Revolution with slight but significant differences in the lyrics.