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You won't be able to buy The Beatles: Rock Band's DLC songs after May 5

This bird has flown — or is about to

The Beatles: Rock Band's downloadable songs will no longer be available for purchase as of May 5, developer Harmonix Music Systems announced today.

Harmonix regularly informs Rock Band players about DLC tracks that will disappear from the Rock Band Music Store because the studio's licenses to sell those songs are about to expire. This time, all of the post-release tunes from The Beatles: Rock Band are on the chopping block. Music from that game — both the on-disc tracks and DLC songs — is unique in the Rock Band catalog in that it cannot be exported for play in any other Rock Band title.

Harmonix released three full Beatles albums as The Beatles: Rock Band DLC — one each in the three months after the game debuted in September 2009 on PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360. Abbey Road was first in October 2009, and it was followed by Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in November and Rubber Soul in December. The only DLC track that isn't attached to an album is the song "All You Need Is Love"; it was available exclusively on Xbox 360 when the game launched, and was released on Wii and PS3 in early 2010.

As always, license expiration means only that customers won't be able to buy the songs in question anymore. Anyone who has purchased the tracks already will be able to continue downloading them to their consoles and playing them.

However, The Beatles: Rock Band's music store was unavailable in the Wii version of the game as of July 2015, so it's unclear at this point if people who own the game on Wii can still buy the DLC. We've reached out to Harmonix for more details, and will update this article with any information we receive. You can see the full list of songs below.

  • The Beatles - "All You Need Is Love"
  • The Beatles - "Because"
  • The Beatles - "Her Majesty"
  • The Beatles - "The End"
  • The Beatles - "Maxwell's Silver Hammer"
  • The Beatles - "Oh! Darling"
  • The Beatles - "You Never Give Me Your Money"
  • The Beatles - "Golden Slumbers"
  • The Beatles - "Carry That Weight"
  • The Beatles - "Polythene Pam"
  • The Beatles - "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window"
  • The Beatles - "Sun King"
  • The Beatles - "Mean Mr. Mustard"
  • The Beatles - "A Day in the Life"
  • The Beatles - "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!"
  • The Beatles - "Fixing a Hole"
  • The Beatles - "Lovely Rita"
  • The Beatles - "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)"
  • The Beatles - "She's Leaving Home"
  • The Beatles - "When I'm Sixty Four"
  • The Beatles - "Within You Without You"
  • The Beatles - "Girl"
  • The Beatles - "In My Life"
  • The Beatles - "Michelle"
  • The Beatles - "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)"
  • The Beatles - "Nowhere Man"
  • The Beatles - "Run For Your Life"
  • The Beatles - "The Word"
  • The Beatles - "Think for Yourself"
  • The Beatles - "Wait"
  • The Beatles - "What Goes On"
  • The Beatles - "You Won't See Me"

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