Help! Bad Beatles Puns Invade U.S. Media Coverage

Apple's overhyped announcement leads to lazy headlines, ledes

Apple announced on Tuesday that the Beatles catalog has arrived on iTunes — and with it, a catalog's worth of bad Beatles puns employed by the media's coverage. (By about 30th time I saw it used in a headline, "Come together" became cringeworthy.)

With apologies to their well-meaning authors, I've collected some of the worst, mostly from U.S. outlets.

Warning: Here comes the puns! Read 'em and (gently) weep:

Help! arrives: Apple lands Beatles for iTunes
– Gregg Keizer, Computerworld

Apple, Beatles Opt To 'Give Peace A Chance'
– Brian Caulfield, Forbes

Beatles-Apple deal: Here comes the sun
– Jon Friedman, MarketWatch

Apple: Get Your Beatles Eight Days a Week via iTunes
– Rj Middleton, NBC (Bay Area)

Apple and the Beatles: A Long and Winding Road
– Heidi Moore, New York Times DealBook

The Beatles and Apple: The Long And Winding Road
– Ian Paul, PC World

Apple and the Beatles work it out
– Sydney Morning Herald

Apple brings Beatles to iTunes: 'It has been a long and winding road,' Jobs says
– John Boudreau, San Jose Mercury News

All together now
– Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune

Apples Come Together
– Liam Allen, BBC News

The Beatles' en on iTunes – yeah, yeah, yeah
– Daniela Elser, news.com.au

Beatles, iTunes come together
– Agence France-Press

Steve Jobs no longer Eggman as Beatles hits iTunes
– Kelly Fiveash, The Register (U.K.)

Buy Me Love: Beatles Songs Reportedly Coming to iTunes
– Juli Weiner, Vanity Fair

We can work it out – Apple v Apple Beatles iTunes dispute ends
– Tim Glanfield, BeehiveCity.com

Revolution for Apple: Beatles Come to iTunes
– ABC News Radio

Apple, Beatles Finally Make Beautiful Music Together
– Michael Musco, mediabistro.com

Beatles for Sale! Apple's iTunes Scores Rights to Fab Four Catalog
– Austin Carr, Fast Company

Beatles For Sale … on iTunes
– Casey Johnston, Ars Technica

Apple iTunes and The Beatles Come Together, So What?
– Lance Ulanoff, PC Magazine

And this one, turned in by "Amrit" on the music blog Stereogum, was quite possibly the only pun-employing Apple-Beatles headline that actually worked:

Beatles, iTunes Come Together Right Now Over Zzzz
– Stereogum