Top Ten Beatles Songs That Give You Chills

There are many Beatles songs that send shivers up and down my spine. Which tunes do it to you?

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1A Day In the Life

When I first listened to this song, I was at my friend's house next to her while she was sleeping. I was bored, so I decided to listen to some songs I never listened to before. First it was Gimme Shelter (which I loved), then A Day in the Life. After I finished it (without the mixed ending), I really liked it! Then I listened to the whole thing at home, and I loved it! Best Beatles song ever! (Also maybe the creepiest, haha. ) - MontyPython

I used to play this song on the piano everyday, but I only began to appreciate the lyrics when I heard about the situation in Ukraine, and it came into my mind while I was playing it. - PetSounds

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2Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End

And In The End, The Love You Take, Is Equal To The Love You Make.

What a way to end a career. - PetSounds

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Perhaps because Lennon wrote it about his mother, Julia, who was killed by a car when John was seventeen. - PetSounds

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4While My Guitar Gently Weeps

As haunting as the original is, I personally prefer the version from Love with only an acoustic guitar, strings, and George's wonderful vocal. - PetSounds

5Here, There and Everywhere
6I'll Follow the Sun

Wistful and gorgeous


Yesterday was the first Beatles song I fell in love with (though Taxman was the first I heard and Norwegian Wood the first I noticed). It's not my favourite anymore, but I'll always have a soft spot for it. - PetSounds

Had trouble deciding between this and The Long And Winding Road. Both songs give me goosebumps. Beautiful. - Britgirl

8In My Life

John saying goodbye to liverpool in a beautiful way

9Strawberry Fields Forever

To song is just to good

10The Long and Winding Road

I prefer the stripped down version on Naked, which is similar to what Paul does in concert, to the original. Especially the minor lyrical difference: anyway you'll always know the many ways I've tried. - PetSounds

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The vocals-only version that opens Love is breathtaking. - PetSounds

12Blue Jay Way
13All You Need Is Love
14Hey Jude
15Eleanor Rigby

It's just 2 acoustic guitars and vocals but it's so powerful.

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17I Want to Hold Your Hand

Ditto all of the "hooks" statements about She Loves You, maybe to an even greater degree.
Listen carefully for George's little "twangs", they are PERFECT.
Part of the Tsunami they created that swept everything else away.

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18Let It Be
19Fixing a Hole
20She Loves You

Early hit is probably the very best "pop rock" song ever recorded.
This song is beginning to end made up 100 percent of hooks, even the "bridge" and "chorus" are masterful pop hooks.
No wonder they slam-dunked America in 1964.

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1. A Day In the Life
2. Blue Jay Way
3. Strawberry Fields Forever
1. A Day In the Life
2. Julia
3. Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End
1. A Day In the Life
2. All You Need Is Love
3. Hey Jude



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