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  1. The Beatles Complete Chord Songbook This great collection features all 194 songs written and sung by The Beatles, specially transcribed here for strumming guitarists, from the actual recordings, in the original keys. Each song includes chord symbols, guitar chord boxes and complete lyrics.
  2. The Beatles is an animated television series featuring representations of the popular English rock band of the same name. It was originally broadcast from 1965 to 1969 on ABC in the U.S. (only 1965 to 1967 was first run; later seasons were repeats). The series debuted on 25 September 1965 and new episodes ended on 21 October 1967.

American Songbook Reimagined
Bailando: Latin Rhythms
The Beatles
Be Our Guest
British Invasion
Classic Rock Road Trip
Copland Classics
An Evening with Leonard Bernstein
*Here You Come Again
*Leading Ladies: Madonna and Lady Gaga
The Magic of Mozart
Monet’s Garden
Night at the Movies II
The Piano Men
Pure Imagination
Queens of Soul
Rockin’ the Red, White, and Blue
Selections from Carmina Burana
Solid Gold ’70s
Sounds of Motown
Swan Lake
To Philly, With Love
We’ve Got the Funk

American Songbook Reimagined

May 20, July 1

Contemporary recording artists deliver new takes on classic Great American Songbook selections in this rousing performance. Reimagined hits by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Willie Nelson, Aretha Franklin, and more make for a memorable fountain performance.

  • Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: They All Laughed
  • Taco: Puttin’ on the Ritz
  • Aretha Franklin: Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive
  • Billy Porter and Pentatonix: Oh, What a Beautiful Morning
  • Willie Nelson: Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
  • Queen Latifah: Lady is a Tramp
  • Sinead O’Connor: I Want to be Loved by You
  • Nina Simone: My Way
  • Rufus Wainwright: Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart
  • David Byrne: Don’t Fence Me In

Bailando: Latin Rhythms

June 4, July 30

Our fountains dance along to energetic Latin beats hailing from Mexico to Spain, courtesy of songs by Carlos Santana, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, and more.

  • José Alfredo Jiménez: El Rey
  • A Dios Le Pido: Juanes
  • Joan Sebastian: Secreto De Amor
  • Thalía: Pena Negra
  • Ricky Martin: Vente Pa’ Ca
  • Carlos Santana: Smooth
  • Enrique Iglesias: Bailando (Spanish Version)
  • Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee: Despacito
  • Shakira: Nunca Me Acuerdo de Olvidarte
  • Marc Anthony: Vivir Mi Vida
  • Marc Anthony: Vivir Mi Vida (Pop Version)

The Beatles

May 22, July 10

Celebrate legacy and innovation as our revitalized fountains team up with one of the most popular and influential groups of all time.

  • Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • Help!
  • I Want to Hold Your Hand
  • All You Need is Love
  • I Feel Fine
  • Here Comes the Sun
  • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  • Let It Be

Be Our Guest

June 26, August 26

Themes from your favorite animated movie classics—including Aladdin, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, and more—delight the young, and young at heart, during this magical performance.

  • When You Wish Upon a Star from Pinocchio
  • Try Everything from Zootopia
  • How Far I’ll Go from Moana
  • Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid
  • When We’re Human from The Princess and the Frog
  • A Whole New World from Aladdin
  • Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious/Step in Time/Let’s Go Fly a Kite from Mary Poppins
  • Be Our Guest from Beauty and the Beast
  • Circle of Life from The Lion King
  • Let It Go from Frozen
  • Beauty and the Beast (Finale)

British Invasion

May 7, July 31

For decades, British rock and pop have captured the hearts of the American public. Join us as our fountains celebrate a musical revolution that continues today.

  • The Electric Light Orchestra: All over the World
  • Coldplay: Viva la Vida
  • Elton John: Your Song
  • The Who: Pinball Wizard
  • Paul McCartney: Live and Let Die
  • Adele: Skyfall
  • Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody

Classic Rock Road Trip

June 11

You’ll be Rockin’ Down the Highway in our Main Fountain Garden as The Rolling Stones, Tom Cochrane, Bruce Springsteen, and more take you on a Classic Rock Road Trip.

  • The Rolling Stones: Start Me Up
  • Bruce Springsteen: Born To Run
  • The B-52’s: Roam
  • The Doobie Brothers: Rockin’ Down the Highway
  • Steppenwolf: Born To Be Wild
  • War: Low Rider
  • Tom Cochrane: Life Is A Highway
  • The Ides of March: Vehicle
  • Golden Earring: Radar Love

Copland Classics

May 13

American composer Aaron Copland evokes the vast American landscape and the pioneer spirit through his music. Watch as our fountains dance to music inspired by the prairies themselves.

  • Saturday Night Waltz from Billy the Kid
  • Street Scene in a Frontier Town from Billy the Kid
  • 2nd Movement from Appalachian Spring
  • 4th Movement from Appalachian Spring
  • 7th Movement from Appalachian Spring
  • Coda from Appalachian Spring
  • Buckaroo Holiday from Rodeo
  • Hoe-Down from Rodeo

An Evening with Leonard Bernstein

May 27, August 12

Celebrate musical mastermind Leonard Bernstein with selections from some of his most famous works including West Side Story, On the Town, Candide, and other quintessential compositions.

  • Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
  • No. 13 Times Square Finale from On the Town
  • No. 9 Lonely Town from On the Town
  • Fancy Free (Danzon) from Variation III
  • Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront: Andante (With Dignity)
  • Overture to Candide


June 18, June 19, July 22, August 27

Making its debut on Juneteenth, this tribute to the end of slavery in the United States honors and recognizes the themes of freedom, hope, and strength.

  • Nina Simone: I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
  • Curtis Mayfield: Move On Up
  • Andra Day and Common: Stand Up for Something
  • The Staple Singers: Freedom Highway
  • Marvin Gaye: What’s Going On
  • Aretha Franklin: Respect
  • L.E.A.H: Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody
  • Sam Cooke: A Change is Gonna Come
  • Black Eyed Peas: Where is the Love?
  • Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar: Freedom
  • Beyoncé: Lift Every Voice and Sing

*Here You Come Again

August 21

New this year! From 9 to 5 to Jolene, our fountains twirl along to powerhouse hits by cultural icon Dolly Parton.

  • Romeo (featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, Tanya Tucker, and Mary Chapin Carpenter)
  • Not Enough (featuring Queen Latifah)
  • I Will Always Love You
  • Islands in the Stream (featuring Kenny Rogers)
  • Jolene
  • Here You Come Again
  • Baby I’m Burnin’
  • Silver Threads and Golden Needles (featuring Tammy Wynette)
  • Why’d You Come in Here Lookin’ Like That
  • Applejack
  • From Here to the Moon and Back (featuring Kris Kristofferson)
  • 9 to 5

*Leading Ladies: Madonna and Lady Gaga

July 9, August 13

New this year!Vogue along to this thrilling show dedicated to pop icons and powerhouse influencers Madonna and Lady Gaga.

  • Madonna: Material Girl
  • Lady Gaga: Marry the Night
  • Madonna: Express Yourself
  • Lady Gaga: Just Dance
  • Madonna: Crazy for You
  • Lady Gaga: Bad Romance
  • Madonna: Like a Prayer
  • Lady Gaga: Gypsy
  • Madonna: Vogue
  • Lady Gaga: Born This Way

The Magic of Mozart

June 24, August 19

In a tribute to Mozart’s genius, our fountains glide along to selections from some of his most well-known masterpieces.

  • The Marriage of Figaro - Sinfonia
  • Divertimento in D - Presto
  • Symphony No. 35 - Finale
  • Requiem - Dies Irae
  • Requiem - Lacrimosa
  • Symphony No. 40 - Finale
  • The Magic Flute – Queen of the Night aria
  • The Magic Flute – Pa-Pa-Pa-Papagena
  • Symphony No. 41 - Molto Allegro

Monet’s Garden

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June 17, July 15

Find yourself transported to the artist’s graceful Giverny landscape amid sounds of the classics from Debussy, Dukas, Ravel, and other celebrated French composers.

  • Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé
  • Paul Dukas: La Péri
  • Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
  • Saint-Saëns: Aquarium from Carnival of the Animals
  • Ravel: Boléro
  • Claude Debussy: La Mer

Night at the Movies II

May 8, August 5

You loved Night at the Movies ... now get ready for the sequel featuring a whole new lineup of silver screen hits from The Greatest Showman, Footloose, Slumdog Millionaire, and more.

  • Twentieth Century Fox Theme
  • I Will Follow Him from Sister Act
  • Another Day of Sun from La La Land
  • A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman
  • Footloose from Footloose
  • Don’t Stop Me Now from Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Greased Lightning from Grease
  • Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire
  • Time Warp from The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life from Dirty Dancing
  • This Is Me from The Greatest Showman

The Piano Men

May 15, June 25, August 28

From Tiny Dancer to Uptown Girl, our fountains sway to the iconic sounds of two of the greatest artists of all time—Billy Joel and Elton John.

  • Billy Joel: Prelude/Angry Young Man
  • Elton John: I’m Still Standing
  • Billy Joel: My Life
  • Elton John: Tiny Dancer
  • Billy Joel: Uptown Girl
  • Elton John: Crocodile Rock
  • Billy Joel: Piano Man
  • Elton John: Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting

Pure Imagination

May 28, July 23

You’ll be saying I’m a Believer with us in this imaginative show that takes you Over the Rainbow and into pure Magic.

  • Gene Wilder: Pure Imagination from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • The Monkees: I’m a Believer
  • Selena Gomez: Magic
  • Grace Potter: Something That I Want
  • Shawn Mendes: Imagination
  • Israel Kamakawiwo’ole: Over the Rainbow
  • DJ Khaled and Demi Lovato: I Believe
  • Gwen Stefani: The Sweet Escape
  • Hall & Oates: You Make My Dreams
  • American Authors: Best Day of My Life
  • Swedish Mafia: Save the World
  • Ester Dean: Let It Grow (Celebrate the World)

Queens of Soul

May 6, August 14

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough to keep us from celebrating legends like Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, and more in this incredible, soul-stirring tribute.

  • Chaka Khan: I’m Every Woman
  • Aretha Franklin: Think
  • Etta James: Something’s Got A Hold On Me
  • Fontanella Bass: Rescue Me
  • Whitney Houston: I Will Always Love You
  • Gladys Knight and the Pips: Midnight Train to Georgia
  • Staple Singers: I’ll Take You There
  • Diana Ross: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
  • Irma Thomas: Breakaway
  • Jill Scott: Run Run Run
  • Tina Turner: Proud Mary

Rockin’ the Red, White, and Blue

May 21, July 2

Join us for this stirring salute to America featuring hits from Tom Petty, Miley Cyrus, Bruce Springsteen, and more musical legends.

  • Lenny Kravitz: American Woman
  • Elton John: Philadelphia Freedom
  • Tom Petty: American Girl
  • James Brown: Living in America
  • Ray Charles: America the Beautiful
  • Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: This Land is Your Land
  • Bruce Springsteen: Born in the USA
  • Miley Cyrus: Party in the USA

Selections from Carmina Burana

June 3

Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana springs to life in our salute to this frequently performed cantata drawn from a 13th-century collection of songs and plays.

  • Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi – “O Fortuna”
  • Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi – “Fortune plango vulnera”
  • 1. Primo vere - “Veris leta facies”
  • 1. Primo vere - “Ecce gratum”
  • Uf dem Anger – “Tanz”
  • Uf dem Anger – “Floret silva nobilis”
  • Uf dem Anger – “Chramer, gip die varwe mir”
  • Uf dem Anger – “Swaz hie gat umbe” – “Chume, chum geselle min”
  • Uf dem Anger – “Were diu werlt alle min”
  • 2. In Taberna – “Estuans interius”
  • 2. In Taberna – “In taberna quando sumus”
  • 3. Cour d’amours – “Amor volat undique”
  • 3. Cour d’amours – “Circa mea pectora”
  • 3. Cour d'amours – “Veni, veni, venias”
  • 3. Cour d’amours – “In trutina”
  • 3. Cour d’amours – “Tempus est iocundum”
  • Blanziflor et Helena – “Ave formosissima”
  • Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi – “O Fortuna”

Solid Gold ’70s

June 12, July 16

Take a bell-bottomed step back in time to the disco decade featuring iconic music from the Bee Gees, Kool and the Gang, Donna Summer, and more cool cats you’ll really dig.

  • Bee Gees: Stayin’ Alive
  • Patti LaBelle: Lady Marmalade
  • KC and the Sunshine Band: Boogie Shoes
  • Kool and the Gang: Get Down On It
  • Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive
  • The Five Stairsteps: Ooh Child
  • Earth Wind and Fire: Shining Star
  • The Trammps: Disco Inferno
  • Donna Summer: Last Dance

Sounds of Motown

May 14, July 29

Find yourself transported to 1959 in the Motor City when Berry Gordy, Jr. founded Motown Records and introduced the world to one of the most defining American sounds of the last century. From the songs of Diana Ross to Lionel Richie to Stevie Wonder, the fountains can’t help but dance along.

  • Stevie Wonder: Sir Duke
  • The Supremes: You Can’t Hurry Love
  • The Isley Brothers: This Old Heart of Mine
  • Lionel Richie: All Night Long
  • The Temptations: Get Ready
  • Al Green: Let’s Stay Together
  • The Jackson 5: I Want You Back
  • Martha and the Vandellas: Dancing in the Streets
  • Marvin Gaye: I Heard it Through the Grapevine
  • Diana Ross: I’m Coming Out

Swan Lake

June 10, July 8

Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet takes new flight in our graceful rendition of this poignant story of metamorphosis, romance, and tragedy.

Act I

  • Scène (Allegro giusto)
  • Waltz (Tempo di valse)
  • Pas de Trois (Allegro)
  • Pas de Trois Coda (Allegro vivace)
  • Pas de Deux (Tempo di valse)
  • Pas de Deux Coda (Allegro molto vivace)

Act II

  • Scène (Moderato)
  • Waltz (Tempo di valse)
  • Coda (Allegro vivace)


  • Scène (Allegro; Allegro giusto)
  • Spanish Dance (Allegro non troppo; Tempo di bolero)
  • Hungarian Dance; Czardas (Allegro moderato; Presto)

Act IV

  • Finale - Scène (Allegro vivace; Andante; Allegro agitato; Alla breve; Moderato e maestoso; Memo mosso; Moderato)

To Philly, With Love

May 29, June 18, July 24

Come Rock Around the Clock, do The Twist, and Raise Your Glass along to songs inspired by and performed by artists with strong ties to Oh, What A Beautiful City—our beloved Philadelphia.

  • Marian Anderson: Oh, What a Beautiful City
  • Boyz II Men: Motownphilly
  • Bill Haley and His Comets: Rock Around the Clock
  • Chubby Checker: The Twist
  • Patti LaBelle: New Attitude
  • The Soul Survivors: Expressway to Your Heart
  • The Roots: Streets of Philly
  • The O’Jays: Love Train
  • Hall and Oates: Philly Forget Me Not
  • Will Smith: Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It
  • Sister Sledge: We Are Family
  • Pink: Raise Your Glass

We’ve Got the Funk

June 5, August 20

From Prince to the Commodores to Parliament, we’ll be gathered together to all Let’s Go Crazy during this fun evening of funk.

  • Sly & The Family Stone: Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
  • The Isley Brothers: It’s Your Thing
  • Lyn Collins: Think (About It)
  • Average White Band: Pick Up The Pieces
  • Commodores: Brick House
  • Childish Gambino: Have Some Love
  • Parliament: Flashlight
  • Jamiroquai: So Good to Feel Real
  • War: Why Can’t We Be Friends?
  • Earth, Wind & Fire: Serpentine Fire
  • Prince: Let’s Go Crazy
'Run for Your Life'
Song by the Beatles
from the album Rubber Soul
PublishedNorthern Songs
Released3 December 1965
Recorded12 October 1965
StudioEMI, London
  • Rock and roll[1]
  • rock[2]
Producer(s)George Martin

'Run for Your Life' is a song by the English rock band the Beatles from their 1965 album Rubber Soul. It was written primarily by John Lennon, though credited to Lennon–McCartney.


The song's lyrics establish a threatening tone towards the singer's unnamed girlfriend (referred to throughout the song as 'little girl'), claiming 'I'd rather see you dead, little girl, than to be with another man.' The line was taken from an early Elvis Presley song, 'Baby Let's Play House' (written by Arthur Gunter).[3][4]

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Composition and recording[edit]

'Run for Your Life' was the first song recorded for Rubber Soul, on 12 October 1965; 'Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)' was also recorded later that day.[5] The song has only one section, a verse-refrain combination, with the guitar duet introducing a six-bar blues.[4] As with most other songs on Rubber Soul, McCartney sings the higher register of the three-part harmony.[4]

Release and reception[edit]

Rubber Soul was released on 3 December 1965, with 'Run for Your Life' sequenced as the album's closing song.[4] Since release, the song has garnered a mixed response from music critics. Lennon designated it as his 'least favorite Beatles song' in a 1973 interview and later said it was the song he most regretted writing.[6] He also stated that it was one of George Harrison's favourites on Rubber Soul at that time, despite Lennon's dislike of it.[7]Ian MacDonald criticised the vocal performance and added these comments about the guitar: 'The guitar-work, some of which is badly out of tune, is similarly rough, the piercingly simplistic blues solo suggesting that the player was not Harrison but Lennon himself.'[8] Thomas Ward of AllMusic similarly criticised the song, calling it 'arguably the weakest' on Rubber Soul, and one of the 'lesser items in the entire Lennon–McCartney songbook.'[9] Ward further criticised the song's lyrics, calling them 'trite', and the melody, calling it 'bland and uninteresting.'[9] While he did compliment Lennon's vocal performance and Harrison's 'lovely' guitar part, they can't rescue the song from being 'one of the Beatles most dispensable items.'[9]


  • John Lennon – vocal, acoustic 12-string guitar, slide guitar
  • Paul McCartney – harmony vocal, bass
  • George Harrison – harmony vocal, electric rhythm guitar, lead guitar
  • Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine
Personnel per Ian MacDonald[10]


A 1966 version of 'Run for Your Life' performed by Nancy Sinatra was released on her album Boots. Although it did not chart nationally, this version experienced regional success at such stations as WPTR in Albany, New York.[11]

The song was also recorded by Gary Lewis & the Playboys on their album She's Just My Style, which was released in March 1966. Johnny Rivers also released the song in 1966 on his live album ...And I Know You Wanna Dance.[12]Thee Headcoatees also covered it on their album 'Girlsville' in 1991.


  1. ^Hamelman, Steven L (2004). But is it Garbage?: On Rock and Trash. University of Georgia Press. p. 11.
  2. ^Terence John O'Grady (1975). The Music of the Beatles from 1962 to Sergeant Peper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. University of Wisconsin. p. 283.
  3. ^Wenner, Jann (1972). Lennon Remembers. Harmondsworth, England: Penguin. p. 128.
  4. ^ abcdEverett 1999, p. 312. sfn error: no target: CITEREFEverett1999 (help)
  5. ^Everett 1999, p. 308. sfn error: no target: CITEREFEverett1999 (help)
  6. ^The Beatles Bible 2009.
  7. ^Sheff 1981.
  8. ^MacDonald 2005, p. 162.
  9. ^ abcWard, Thomas. ''Run For Your Life' – The Beatles'. AllMusic. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  10. ^MacDonald 2005, p. 161.
  11. ^Nancy Sinatra Boots Retrieved 09-17-11.
  12. ^Johnny Rivers ...And I Know You Want To Dance Retrieved 09-17-11.


  • 'Run for Your Life'. The Beatles Bible. 2009. Retrieved 15 April 2009.
  • Everett, Walter (2001). The Beatles as Musicians: The Quarry Men Through Rubber Soul. US: Oxford University Press. ISBN0-19-514105-9.
  • MacDonald, Ian (2005). Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties (Second Revised ed.). London: Pimlico (Rand). ISBN1-84413-828-3.
  • Sheff, David (1981). The Playboy Interviews With John Lennon and Yoko Ono. New York: Playboy Press.

External links[edit]

  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Wikiquote has quotations related to: Rubber Soul
  • Alan W. Pollack's Notes on 'Run For Your Life'
  • The Beatles - Run for Your Life on YouTube

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