The Ringo Starr Songs Written By The Other Beatles

The Ringo Starr Songs Written By The Other Beatles | Society Of Rock Videos

7th July 1964: British drummer Ringo Starr of The Beatles in London on his 24th birthday. (Photo by Larry Ellis/Express/Getty Images)

Yes, Ringo Starr is a good drummer, and yes, he has also written songs, but on this Starkey list, we picked the ten Ringo songs written by the other Beatles. Check them below.


10. “I’ll Still Love You”
From: Ringo’s Rotogravure (1976)

Written by George Harrison, produced by Arif Mardin, and added with an amazing guitar work by Lon Van Eaton. This song proves that Lennon and McCartney wasn’t the only Beatle duo to create a great collaboration. This is actually one of the favorites of all the Harrison and Starkey pair fans out there.

9. “Good Night”
From: The White Album (1968)

This song is the final track on The White Album, which was a double album released in the UK in November 1968. It’s a ballad written by John Lennon as a lullaby for his son, Julian. Ringo is the only Beatle to appear on the song. He sang this accompanied by a 30-piece orchestra and a choir.

8. “Six O’Clock”
From: Ringo (1973)

After the Fab Four split up, no one had worked with McCartney following all the lawsuits and courtroom series. But when Ringo had the chance to collaborate with Paul, he grabbed it. McCartney wrote this song together with his wife Linda.

7. “Cookin’ (In the Kitchen of Love)”
From: Ringo’s Rotogravure (1976)

While McCartney is busy for a concert, and Harrison is recording his next studio album, Lennon joined Starr at the Cherokee Studios in Hollywood, where he is currently recording his next studio album Ringo’s Rotogravure. Lennon wrote the song and he played the piano on this song. It was Lennon’s last studio recording session before he began working with his wife Yoko.

6. “Private Property”
From: Stop and Smell the Roses (1981)

This song is written by McCartney, who also produced the song, and played on it, during the recording in the south of France, in 1980. It was given to Starr to be included on his 1981 album “Stop And Smell The Roses.”

5. “What Goes On”
From: Rubber Soul (1965)

Even if Ringo said in a statement that he have only written “about five words” on this song, still, it’s a collaboration of him with Lennon and McCartney. It was also the first Beatles song that was credited to Ringo where he sang lead vocals.

4. “Photograph”
From: Ringo (1973)

Once again, Harrison and Starkey teamed up to write this song. Ringo sang the lead vocals and played the drums, while Harrison sang harmony vocals and played the guitar. Ringo performed this song at the Grammy Awards in 2014.

3. “I Wanna Be Your Man”
From: With the Beatles (1963)

Lennon and McCartney wrote this song, but they gave it to The Rolling Stones when the band was looking for a song to release as their second UK single. The Stones released it first on November 1, 1963 and the Beatles version came out on November 22, 1963. Ringo sang lead. It was his showpiece song during their live performances from 1963-1966.

2. “It Don’t Come Easy”
From: non-album single (1971)

This was Ringo’s first big hit as a solo artist. Although, Harrison was really the one who wrote the song, Ringo is the only songwriter credited on this. Peter Ham and Tom Evans of Badfinger sang on the intro to this song. Years later, when Ringo formed the “All Starr Band” in 1989 with members Dr. John, Clarence Clemmons, Joe Walsh and Billy Preston, this song would be their opening number on their tour.

1. “I’m the Greatest”
From: Ringo (1973)

Lennon wrote this song about himself, based on the famous Muhammad Ali line, he also played the piano and sings backup vocals, while Harrison played the guitar. Lennon then changed some of the words and gave it to Ringo.

Don’t Miss Out! Sign up for the Latest Updates

Premium Partners

Society of Rock partner World War Wings
Society of Rock partner Daily Rock Box
Society of Rock partner Country Music Nation
Society of Rock partner Country Rebel
Society of Rock partner I Love Classic Rock
Society of Rock partner Rock Pasta

Interested in becoming a partner?

Contact us for more info.