Best Songs from The Beatles White Album


The Top Ten

1 While My Guitar Gently Weeps While My Guitar Gently Weeps

LISTEN TO THIS SONG! LISTEN TO IT RIGHT NOW! This is the best song the Beatles have ever made PERIOD! Eric Clapton's guitar solo is perfect, The vocal harmonies are haunting and beautiful. Everything about this is beautiful, dark, and perfect.

I honestly put this song among the greatest and most beautiful songs of all time. This song really gets me, the lyrics are just great and the melody... Oh god, it's simply a masterpiece

Simply wonderful I listen to this song evry day and play it my intruments and add my own twist. This is a great song

Harrison's voice compliment's the instruments perfectly and Eric Clapton's soloing is almost unparalleled

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2 Happiness Is a Warm Gun Happiness Is a Warm Gun

This song is different because it tells a story. The begginging is a musician writing poetry that nobody knows for sure what it means, but can all interpret. The next section is depression. Raw self loathing and hate. The next is suicide. The bliss of leaving is fufilled with the final snare at the end. I know it's just how I interpret it, but that's what this song means to me. It's one of the greatest ever.

I just love this piece. There's not much to say, but it is very catchy and there is four parts to the song and it gets stuck in my head. - fdogsfordinner13

Johns voice is so melodic and goes so well with the background harmonies at the end. I could listen to this song nonstop.

The lyrics are about a man who has small mirrors on his boots so he can see beneath womens skirts lol - marmalade_skies

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3 Helter Skelter Helter Skelter

Fabulous drumming by Ringo, George's consistent riffing & Paul's vocals & Lyrics-
"I'm comin' down fast but I'm miles above you! "

The ascending vocals in the beginning of the song are so awesome. Influenced rock for the years and decades to come especially led zeppelin. Very challenging but so fun and hard

I GOT BLISTERS ON MY FINGERS... classic line from Ringo. - Exodus666

Paul sounds so hot.

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4 Blackbird Blackbird

Really hard to pick, as this is such a great album. But the music paired with the amazing lyrics. "You were only waiting for this moment to arise." An amazing song, and my favorite off the white album.

Don't know which is my fave on this album because most of it is ace. Especially this top 6

Heartbreaking, yet slightly redeeming. The best song from this album

Paul at his best

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5 Back In The USSR Back In The USSR

I think you'll find that Putin agrees with me, and everyone agrees with Putin. (Or else).

Fly in from Miami Beach and then vote for the greatest song on this album.

I always Rock Out Completely To This Song! - Beatlesboy9

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6 Dear Prudence Dear Prudence

First, the guitar arrangement on the intro. Calm, natural, mostly charming. Then the bass came in as a compliment at first, and on the second round the bass became alive to prevent the sweet song to became a major boredom. The dynamic between band members were great in this song. It blended very well. I also give George Martin (the producer) a big credit

Definitely one of the best songs on the album! It deserves to be top 3! Even John said himself it's one of his favorites!

"The sun is up, the sky is blue, it's beautiful, and so are you", this is one of favorite lines the Beatles ever wrote.

This is my favorite song on the White Album and it should be No. 1. I love the guitars, bass, and the drums in this song. It sounded awesome. - Metts

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7 Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

This is around the 10th best song on the album. Whoever this numbskull is that said that Honey Pie is a bad song needs to shut up. - jones5

This song is full of happiness, but seriously, I even prefer Revolution 9 or Wild Honey Pie. Though Honey Pie is worse! These are not masterpieces, and if they weren't from the Beatles everybody would find them ridiculous
Actually Piggies is my favourite song in the White Album.

Oh yeah! You can hear the band having fun on this one.

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8 Julia Julia

It's a really soul-full song by john lennon. It is about his mom julia lennon. You can really see john's personality from this song

The greatest ballad I have ever heard. End of.

9 I'm So Tired I'm So Tired

John's vocals are amazing. You can really feel him getting more and more frustrated being sleep-deprived. "And curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get" is one of the Beatles' best lines. Probably the most underrated song of the Beatles.

In my opinion, the most underrated song by the Beatles.

A Lennon (and Beatle) masterpiece, how could he sing with any more soul!? I can't believe this song isn't near the top of the list!

10 Revolution Revolution

A not so subtle way of saying extremity is not the answer to any of the worlds problems! The harsh and soft vocals, steady guitars, and commanding beat hammer this message home!

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The Contenders

11 Martha My Dear Martha My Dear

Really nice happy song! So sweet that its about Paul's dog!

12 Glass Onion Glass Onion

Try listening to this song right after Honey Pie. It makes it sound fast paced, rocking and better. I love it. Standin on the cast iron shore yeah

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13 I Will I Will

"Who knows how long I've loved you, you know I love you still, will I wait a lonely lifetime, if you want me to, I will"

Pure brilliance out of McCartney, underrated

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14 The Continuing Story of Bungaow Bill The Continuing Story of Bungaow Bill

I love this whole album... besides number nine. That song makes it annoying to listen on vinyl. But I love this song, yer blues, blackbird, and back in the USSR

15 Yer Blues Yer Blues

A perfect example of how blues rock should be. Also I personally think one of their rawest and hard hitting tracks. Way more raw and gritty than Helter Skelter in my opinion, that song kind of sounds like it's trying too hard to be hard and raw.

Such a good, underrated song with great drums and guitar work, however maybe a bit too long?

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16 Long, Long, Long Long, Long, Long

This song is amazing... it makes you feel like you're floating

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17 Sexy Sadie Sexy Sadie

It is a great calm song with an aggressive story. John Lennon was disappointed with the Maharishi's teachings, and felt that he was cheated, so he wrote a song about it, like his inspiration for I'm So Tired was also involved with meditation.

18 Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey

Though there is a lot of competition (happiness is a warm gun particularly) this wins because of the last 25 seconds. The move to a deeper richer sound then bouncing back to the cowbell. They play with your head and know exactly what they are doing in the studio.

Voted for this cause it should be higher.

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19 Birthday Birthday

I don't know if this is my favorite song on the album. There is a ton of greatness on the White Album, but a lot of the songs are weak despite huge potential (sexy Sadie comes to mind) This one gets my vote because we have a personal history. I love to sing this song, even though it is hard to sing right.

Love Harrison's guitar riff
High voices
Very upbeat and feel good
Love the part when everything stops and you hear that guitar part that's amazing

I voted for I will, scrolled down, saw Birthday, and thought, "why did I vote for I will? "

20 Rocky Raccoon Rocky Raccoon

Recipe for "Rocky Raccoon" Great vocals, wondrous backing music, and beauty.

Definitely the best of Paul on white album

Underrated gem! Best on the album! - UncommonLoon

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1. Helter Skelter
2. I'm So Tired
3. Blackbird
1. Back In The USSR
2. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
3. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
1. Martha My Dear
2. Back In The USSR
3. Happiness Is a Warm Gun

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