Top 10 Saddest Beatles Songs


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1The Long and Winding Road

I will not watch the Beatles documentary Let It Be because I am afraid I will cry.

I cry every single time! I sob my dang eyes out!

The last Number 1 hit from the Beatles before they endeed. It has even more sense than just what the song says. - keyson

2While My Guitar Gently Weeps

I wasn't putting the white album version on here, I intended for the anthology version because it's so hauntingly sad but beautiful. - Beatlesboy9

I may have the mind of a 50 year old, but still I weep to this song in Anthology

In my top 3 Beatles songs but it is not really sad.

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Believe it or not, this has just finished playing on the radio and I was in that relaxed state where you really listen to the lyrics and let them take you on a journey with them. Forgive me, but I'm not ready to come back yet.
Beautiful list by the way! - Britgirl

5Eleanor Rigby

About two old people who are lonely and cross each others paths everyday but are too shy to meet each other. Then, one of them dies and the other feels sad. - marmalade_skies

All the lonely people, where do they all come from? - MontyPython

6Across the Universe

Nothing's gonna change my world... - ethangrossman5

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7She's Leaving Home

How Did this one get so low on the list? - Beatlesboy9

It may be sad because 1. It may be about suicide and meeting her unborn brother and how he would've been. 2. It's about 2 parents crying about their daughter leaving/committing suicide. The lyrics was also perfectly described.


Sad song because it's about John Lennon's missing his mother after she died 10 years before this song. - Metts

Definitely the saddest John song

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9A Day In the Life

I love this song a lot. I can relate to this song. This song reminds me of my old memories. Very beautiful song. - Metts

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10Let It Be

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Listen to John Lennon's original performance on the acoustic guitar, much slower, and it conveys his message much more clearly.

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The Contenders

11Here, There and Everywhere

Absolute beauty! SO simple and calming!

12For No One

I've recently revived my appreciation for this song while listening again to the entire phenomenal Revolver CD. anyway, For No One is so well done and personally felt. - Billyv

Absolutely amazing. Makes me cry every time.

13In My Life

It shows videos about memories.

14Golden Slumbers

A definite Top 5 contender...along with "She's Leaving" "Fool on the Hill" "Eleanor Rigby" and "The Long and Winding Road"

Listen when facing difficulties, it help me to carry that way

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15Real Love
16You've Got to Hide Your Love Away

The best hit by the Beatles at all- the top of their creative peak!

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18The Fool On the Hill
19Revolution 9V1 Comment
20Long Long Long

This is really hard to listen to, sometimes j can't bear it, and it's so underrated. I'm surprised it isn't in the top 5!

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List StatsUpdated 10 Dec 2016

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Top Remixes

1. The Long and Winding Road
2. For No One
3. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
1. Eleanor Rigby
2. Let It Be
3. Because
1. The Long and Winding Road
2. Across the Universe
3. She's Leaving Home



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