Best Beatles Songs

The best songs from the greatest and most influential rock and roll band ever. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

1
Hey Jude
I can't describe this song its beautiful its like describing the flavor of water its really hard...

The beatles will always be with me til my grace -Peace and love people
Paul McCartney, you just changed the way I look at life from this song, so THANK YOU SO much, you mean a lot to me even if we've never met... I love you
this is just a sing along and you can't make it better than this THANK YOU PAUL MCCARTNEY JOHN LENNON GEORGE HARRISON AND RINGO :D!
If you don't know Ringo's last name, it's Star. (Star or Starr I'm not sure. )

TheShawshankRedemptionfan321

[Newest]This is honestly one of my favorite songs of all time
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2A Day in the Life
Greatest song from the greatest album of Rock N' Roll history
Its really telling what is happening everyday in our lives
and it is straight for the heart I like it its too nice very very very nice
The best song for me ever I love you the beatles
A masterpiece that can never be recreated. This song rewrote the standards of pop (and rock) music and goes to show you how advanced The Beatles were (and this was released only in 1967! ) When I first heard this, I was simply speechless.
[Newest]Wow, Psychedelic, Art and Progressive rock, all at the same song, I'm just a progressive rock fan maybe that's the reason I like this song, but beside this fact, just wow, their best song, on one their best albums.
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3Let It Be
Great melodic masterpiece. One of the most magnificent rock songs of all time. Never get tired of listening to it. It simply feeds my soul.
I don't know why its not #1 its the the embodyment of hope & wisdom because without faith you have truly lost your way in life
What a great hymn! This is such an absolutely perfect rock ballad. Touchy melody, fine chorus, somehow roughly sophisticated arrangement, and slightly weird and religious lyrics about Mother MaryŁ. Is she Mother Mary Magdalene from The Bible or Paul's mother (whose name is Mary too)? This is such a great song that even today, over 30 years after it was released; it can still lift anyone's spirits. A great song with a great message: just let it be!
[Newest]A very spiritual song regarding Paul's late mother comforting him during a crisis he was experiencing.
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4Yesterday
A song that places a comforting hand on your shoulder. Absolutely mesmerizing! When the song hits your ears you are transported to another world...
Most of these top ten lists, from NFL Quarterbacks, to top singers, it's like did these people graduate Kindergarten and what are they huffing, and when did they start, like around kindergarten, that's why they didn't finish, but this is a half decent list; I'm glad that MOST of the meaningless bubblegum songs are out of the top 10; however, I think this is an easy #1 (would except a day in the life... ) but not a bad top 5, then again we're dealing w/ beatle's fans which'd make up for the increase in intelligence.

psychokiller32

The lyrics remind everyone of their life. How everything can be one way and then change before you know it. Truly gave me a sense of how change is good and needs to happen.

Unknown16

[Newest]This song makes me cry
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5Here Comes the Sun
Love this song, it has something that changes my mood. A bad day can be changed in 3 minutes. One of the best of the Beatles and I think the best of George
Here comes the sun is a beautiful song. Written by George Harrison in the album Abbey Road. An iconic album and a wonderful song.
Yes! BEST SONG EVER! In my opinion this will be the ONLY music my children listen to because it is inspiring and calming.
[Newest]I couldn't live without this song!

6While My Guitar Gently Weeps
The greatest ever song of the Beatles era is at NUMBER EIGHT? It is perhaps THE greatest guitar song I've heard from the 60s-70s hippy time, I can't believe its so down low in the rankings... Shame.
Best, along with "A Day in the Life" ^^ "Let it Be". This song stood out immediately when I first listened to the White Album ^^ is also one of the many reasons that album is one of the greatest of all time.
This song brought wonder to my life. I can't believe its rank.

joshsanz

[Newest]The beautiful solo, creative composition and just all around brilliance from the "fab 5". The fact this is just 6 is terrible.

gemcloben

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7Strawberry Fields Forever
Strawberry Fields Forever is absolutely the greatest song written by the Beatles. I never get tired of it. At first listen, it's strange and absolutely nothing sounds like it. But then it evolves into this magnificent, imaginative world. It makes you escape. A great song should be both beautiful and melodic, but also capture your attention and mesmerize. The lyrics in this song are simply incredible. To me, SFF takes the Beatles away from just being a great pop band to being the GREATEST of them all. Songs like this one take them straight to another dimension. As pretty as Hey Jude or Let It Be may sound, there isn't anything special about them. THIS SONG is special beyond words. Please put it at number 1 because it doesn't belong anywhere else. It's truly a masterpiece. Whichever Beatle wrote it, or if it was done by them all, I don't care. It's brilliant.
A great fusion of Indian, avant garde, musique concrete with classical elements. This is also one of the best known psychedelic songs and with it's reverse drum loops and double fade out with a free form coda. The lyrics are dreamy this has to be one of the Beatles best songs of all time.
Strawberry Fields Forever is a masterpiece. This song made the Beatles absolutely unique. There is something about it that shines more than other Beatles songs. It's got a gorgeous melody, a very dreamy atmosphere, and the lyrics are so different. They sound very strange slipping out of the tongue, but there is great depth there. I always think this sound them took them from just a band that made hit songs to a band that made REVOLUTIONARY songs. STRAWBERRY FIELDS for the win.
[Newest]How can be this on no 7. It is the greatest songs of all time. I thing in the lyrics he is talking about a person who want to get the girl he wanted but he cannot because she loves someone else he is sad and lennon understanding him that she was never made for you. So take it easy do not thing much about it because there is noting in our hand. Our life is a story that god telling to someone he loves
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8Eleanor Rigby
I lived through the 60's and beyond, in "the Haight" prior to the Beatles explosion. I listened over and over to all the music. It was everywhere, all the time, making life seem like a totally new dimension, like in the Wizard of Oz, but real life! Out of all the songs I heard, this one had a greater depth and meaning, now, some 50 years later. Hard to believe, but true! Seems like Yesterday, no pun intended.

jamesprestonthomas

Deep meanings, fantastic lyrics. Couldn't get any better! Absolutely love this song, never gets old.
A wonderfully dramatic song and possibly the first classical music pop song.
[Newest]This song is just wow! It's like they created a new genre of music just for this one song.

9In My Life
Favourite song! applies to everyone! my inspiration for so many things. I listen to it everyday and it never gets boring, you find something new in the song every time you listen
This song is amazing. I always feel like I'm going to cry when I hear it. It is just so beautiful and meaningful!
we must remember this was written when lennon was 19
[Newest]Best song of the Beatles's 1963-66'era.

10Come Together
This song rocks the hardest! Well I'm 14 years old and this song sounds cool to me---sounds cool even to my teenage peers---sounds cool to my parents---sounds cool (virtually) to all ages;this song stands the test of time. Listen to the guitar on the line "come together! Right now over... That's pure soulful rock music! I believe that this song and "I Want you she's so heavy" are the two of the best (perhaps "coolest") song ever written by he Beatles; and these two deserves to be on top! I mean really! This is a rock anthem that will always rock you down forever. A rocker's favorite. Yeah! Rocks as hard as Metallica
This song is excellent. Come on people! How can these be number 12, this song could easily enter in the top 10 Beatles song. Everything is just perfect in here, excellent rhythm, terrif bass (probably one of the best from macca) incredible vocals (i think that these is the greatest vocals that john lennon ever recorded) I mean everything in this song is just so catchy!
The only really cool Beatles song. They were finally learning how to be cool and moody, like the Stones. Not that this song sounds like the Stones and that the Beatles didn't make other great music, my granny loved them, not the Stones, get my point.
Ps I loved my granny by the way.
[Newest]It is just the coolest song

The Contenders

11Something
It's clear that John and Paul were the strongest songwriters in the Fab Four, but we know in the later years (when they were both at their best) that they hardly listened to each other. George spent years in the background, quietly biding his time and taking in as much information as he could from two of the greatest songwriters in history. His epic final statement is Something, which showcases all the different elements that made The Beatles so incredible: beautiful texture and instrumentation, unusual but incredibly effective chord changes, fantastic individual performances (Ringo's drums, Paul's bass, George's gorgeous solo). George mastered the art of writing a perfect Beatles song, something I don't think Paul and John could ever say they did. It's hard to compare the emotional capacity of this song to the likes of Hey Jude, Stawberry Fields, Penny Lane, etc. , but I don't know (I don't knooow! ) if any Beatles song is as perfectly written and recorded as Something. I mean, Paul's bass lick at 2:17? That alone could put this on the top 10.
So Wrong - Frank Sinatra covered George's Beatles' song, and fully and appropriately credited it to them and saluted it as in his opinion "one of the best love songs ever written" - and Sinatra mastered Many of those.

Billyv

You're asking me will this song go, I don't know, I don't know, but it most certainly should. Too good too not be in the top ten, and I know you could say that about maybe 50 of their songs, but this one especially.
This is the greatest love song period! George is a great composer! The Beatles are the first ROCKERS ever and no other band will come close to them.
[Newest]I'm so pleased to see that this has made it into the top ten. It's simply perfect.

12Help!
This song reflects John Lennon and I love him to bits. The voice, the music, the beat is simply undying, they listened to it in the sixties and it is still worth listening to in the 21st century.
Wow this song is pretty high on best songs list, AND is number 8 on the worst songs list. I think its one of the greatest don't know why people would or could hate this great song.
When I first heard it was like a veil was opened and I could see my future it was just great. I knew what I was gonna be I was gonna be a singer. Although I may not be as good as the beatles (no one is) but I'd try my hardest! I love this song and so should all the people.
[Newest]My favourite Beatles song. No. #31 in rolling stone's magazine top 500 best songs ever! (#7 at Beatles). Vote!

13Twist And Shout
A song that will never be forgotten!
This song is rock n roll perfection, pure gold! Long live the Beatles!
In my opinion the best rock and roll song ever. John Lennon's voice and delivery is fantastic.
[Newest]Awesome. Lennon's voice here is extraordinary I can't believe it. I love this song.

14I Am the Walrus
This is a very very and interesting song! PURE POETRY! This is BY FAR the best song in all of the Beatles career and it has a strange of representing the sixties with an understanding of the only possible way of turning a completely misunderstood written language of nonsense into a waterfall of beauty and direction of the minds of geniuses like John Lennon, the greatest and most brilliant songwriter and thinker of ALL TIME! Number ONE!
This song is kind of like the "Pink Elephants On Parade" of the Beatles. It's so bizarre that it actually makes you wonder if you were on something before watching the video. Seriously, I am the egg man? I am the walrus? What the fudge does that have to do with anything? I'm not saying this is bad, oh no, I'm saying that no matter how weird, scary or all-around strange it is, there is just one element that just makes you want to watch the music video again and again. This song is psychedelic genius!
There is one partition in music, before Beatles and after, more specific Sgt. Peper album, but for me I am te Walrus was the song to brake the envelope before his time. It┬'s a timeless work of art with ups, downs, stops, change of rhythm, different timing almost incomprehensible. This song is influential for rock master pieces like QUEEN Under Pressure.
[Newest]This song was weird and an ugly song!

15I Want to Hold Your Hand
I want to hold your hand is a fun and playful song that is also very cool sounding. This is definitely one of the Beatles best songs. Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney in the album Past Masters Volume 1.
For me one of the best songs ever made. Listen how the base plays a lick when the other instruments are 'low'. Everything works together perfectly. And it's not just the same chord progression looped throughout the whole song, no the chorus is a little bit different each time. A masterpiece!
this songs, let them go the U. S. A whithout this, you will don't know that the beatles exist so... put it on TOP 10!

andres101

[Newest]Not the greatest song, but the one that started it all in the usa.

16All You Need is Love
Greatest song ever written, Listen to it every day
"I still believe all you need is love, you know, but I don't believe that eh, just, saying it is gonna do it you know, I mean I still believe in the fact that love is what we all need"
this is there best song ever in my book.
HOW IS THIS NUMBER 23?
It's such an amazing song. All you ned is love!

Actly, all you need is the Beatles.
[Newest]A committed way of living not here and there. Perfect message


17With A Little Help From My Friends
Fantastic song deserves to be great and is a truly inspirational song from a truly inspirational band 'simply the best'!
Deserves to be higher up the list.
This is the best song of all time it's so nice and it is true you get by with a little help from your friends. It helped me lots not joking this song should be in the top 10 THIS IS THE BEST SONG OF ALL TIME I REPEAT BEST SONG OF ALL TIME. NEED MORE VOTES I BEET YOU GET BY WIT A LITTLE HELP FROM YOUR FRIENDS god I love that song so much AND I NEED SOMEONE TO LOVE TOO it's the best vote x
You know, there is a couple beatles songs I like. First off I like prog rock and hard rock more than beatles slow rock/pop but this song really is inspiring it seems to knock off every other beatles song. You will find maybe 1 or 2 songs on an album that are greatly underrated but are amazing songs. Like something for nothing by rush, great song so underrated. Personally I think all of rush is underrated. This song is great great rythym good lyrics just blows by all their other stuff.
[Newest]One of Beatles best songs. The words and the melody is just amazing. deserves to be in the top yen

18Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
I absolutely love this song! Should be in the Top 5 along with Help! and Strawberry Fields Forever
in my opinion this song is 1 of the best beatles songs
"Picture yourself in a boat on a river, with tangerine trees, and marmalade skies. Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly, a girl with kaleidoscope eyes... "
[Newest]Absolutely amazing, should definitely be in the top 2 or 3! Beautiful master piece and my favorite Beatles song.

19Across the Universe
My all time favourite Beatles song. It's so dreamy. The lyrics are so weird and yet kind of meaningful. I just love everything about it, but I still don't know what jai guru deva means... Think I'm gonna Google it...
This song is my favourite tune by the beatles. Although it is a very hard decision with so many amazing songs... Happiness is a warm gun, I'm so tired, a day in the life, the list really goes on forever. I'd recommend this song to anyone it has a really dreamy feel to it and makes me feel very nostalgic for some reason.
It's wonderful to think this song has been play into space...
It makes me cry every time I heard it, and it gaves me a lot of bravery.

For rock2metal and evrybody who doesn't know what jai guru deva om means : It's in sanskrit, and it means "thank you guru Dev". The Beatles met this guy during their journey in India, and he had a great infuence on their music and their way too see the life, I think.

(I'm sorry if I made some mistakes, but I'm french, I'm 16, and yeah, I love the Beatles too! )
[Newest]It's a peaceful song with poetic lyrics.

20Tomorrow Never Knows
A difficult song for many to like due to its lack of a recognizable or catchy melody (in my view), but for crazy, creative and experimental musicianship it is simply phenomenal. It sounds nothing at all like a song of the 60s. It could equally have been written recently or in the future and still sound contemporary. A song written around a single chord and driven along relentlessly by drum and bass style break beats, in 1965, 30 years before mainstream music develops the drum and bass style! Honestly where on earth were these guys getting this from? You just got to listen and admire the sheer creativity and innovation.

gotlbh

The amazing backdrop of Indian classical instruments merged eloquently with Ringo's unorthodox drum play makes this song loud but still soul engrossing. The voices of John and Paul feels warm when heard with a backdrop of a flanged instrument play. There is a method in the chaos if you can notice it. It is one of those songs which will have polarizing listener's opinion.
Four guys at the very top of their game. A track that's both simple and complex at the same time. Hard to believe this was only 3 years after "From Me To You"! Great drumming; great everything.
[Newest]Ringo's drumming is amazing, and the tape loops give it a very trippy effect.

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This list was created 8 years, 282 days ago and has been voted on over 22,000 times. This top ten list contains 181 items, has been remixed 170 times and has been blogged about 3 times.

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