There’s not much to this beyond the obvious. The Beatles were messing around in the studio (in 1960, I’m told) when they decided to cover Anton Karas’ iconic theme from The Third Man. File this under: two great tastes. This was on John Hodgman’s Twitter feed this morning, so he gets the credit.
“@BillCorbett: Beatles play theme from THE THIRD MAN. https://t.co/djQWue3aaF Thanks to @antiheroine” Sounds like jingle bell rock
— John Hodgman (@hodgman) November 11, 2014