Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Greatest Beatles Songs

I've been thinking a lot of the Beatles lately. I'm currently reading an old copy of Hunter Davies' authorized biography of the group just before their breakup, Ringo Starr turned 75 a few months ago, and I glanced through Elvis Costello's article in Rolling Stones magazine this past summer.

And so, I got inspired to listen to all the iconic music of the legendary rock group, and here is my very own list of their greatest songs:

50. Twist and Shout
49. I've Got a Feeling
48. I'm Looking Through You
47. Eleanor Rigby
46. Happiness Is a Warm Gun
45. Penny Lane
44. You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
43. Golden Slumbers
42. The Ballad of John and Yoko
41. She Loves You
40. Helter Skelter
39. Getting Better
38. Girl
37. A Hard Day's Night
36. Get Back
35. Drive My Car
34. I'll Follow the Sun
33. Can't Buy Me Love
32. All My Loving
31. Baby, You're a Rich Man
30. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
29. Carry That Weight
28. Love Me Do
27. Please Please Me
26. Birthday
25. A Day in the Life
24. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
23. Strawberry Fields Forever
22. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Hearts
21. Blackbird
20. Back in the USSR
19. When I'm 64
18. Dear Prudence
17. Nowhere Man
16. Michelle
15. Revolution
14. Norwegian Wood
13. Yesterday
12. Octopus's Garden
11. Something
10. I've Just Seen a Face
9. With a Little Help from My Friends
8. Here Comes the Sun
7. Let It Be
6. In My Life
5. I Saw Her Standing There
4. Come Together
3. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
2. All You Need Is Love
1. Hey Jude

Runner-ups: Magical Mystery Tour, And I Love Her, Across the Universe, The End, Two of Us, You Never Give Your Money, Ticket to Ride, Taxman, Yellow Submarine, Hello Goodbye, I Should Have Known, Hold Me Tight, Don't Pass Me By, Real Love, All Together Now, Hey Bulldog

Do you agree? What's your favorite Beatles song?

You can read my review of the 1970 Beatles documentary "Let It Be" here.


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