Top 10 Worst Beatles Songs


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1Revolution 9

Worse. Song. Ever. Why the heck is Yellow Submarine on this list? That's my favorite song by The Beatles! That song made me a true fan of the Beatles. There are a lot of worse songs than that! If you hate Yellow Submarine, you are dead to me. Sorry, I got off track a little bit. Revolution 9 is not even a song to me. I first heard this song when I was 9 (ironic), and it scared the living crap out of me. John, stick to writing songs like 'Imagine' and 'In My Life'. This song ruined The White Album for me.

The absolute worst Beatles song ever! What was Lennon thinking? Sure, he can experiment, but not on one of the best Beatles albums ever! The white album (The album Revolution 9 was in) would have been the best ever if The Beatles hadn't included this song.

Just listen to the sample. Yellow submarine is a great song! I wouldn't even call it experimental. Revolution 9 is just a mishmash of garbage thrown together. Why are there so many GREAT songs on this list? Maybe because the Beatles don't have 10 worst songs. Just a couple!

Even a "worst" Beatles song can still be a good song, it's just not as good as so many others - Billyv

Once you get used to the song, you'll actually realize it's a masterpiece. It's one of The Beatles greatest masterpieces they made, you just have to get over the creepiness of the song to learn to love it! - kaitlynrad11

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2Wild Honey Pie

I LOVE the beatles, they are my favorite band! but, c'mon, this is without a doubt the worst beatles song ever! but hey, why is tommorow never knows and blue jay way on here?! those are two of the beatles masterpieces! :(

The only bad song on this list. I love Blue Jay Way and Tomorrow Never Knows, and definitely Why Don't We Do It In The Road.

The Beatles are an amazing band, but, come on paul, you can do better than this. The vocals sound EXACTLY like a constipated parrot stuck in a garbage disposal. maybe its true that paul WAS dead when he wrote this song!

I Love The Beatles But I Actually Really Don't Like This Song - BeatlesFan1964

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3Why Dont We Do It In the Road?

What on Earth is Help! Doing on here (And why does every one hate Ringo's songs? )
This is just plain boring, with no meaning and a track that doesn't really deserve to be on the
Masterpiece that is śThe Beatlesť

It's not a terrible song, but there's just really not that much to it at all. It's a song that, quite honestly, could almost be written, sung, and recorded by Justin Bieber or Selena Gomez. - Virtuoso

Maybe the worst pop tune of the 60's by an entire production company that should have done much better.

It's a nice piano song, and it's more about the sound than the lyrics and meaning.

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4Yellow Submarine

Really the Beatles sometimes just like to have fun. Who cares if it does not sound good. The Beatles always have a point to each song.

I don't like it from Revolver, but in the movie Yellow Submarine, it is amazing, awesome and fantastic.

Revolution 9 is incredible. Why is it on here, much less at the top?

This one is probably the worst off Revolver (at least, the US version)

I love this song! The Beatles haven't released enough bad material to make a list about it - ryanrimmel

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5Dig It

A pointless song, absolutely boring! Why did the Beatles: a) Write this, b) put it on an album? What is the point!? The song only last 50 seconds. Ridiculous! I don't know which one of The Beatles wrote this, but whoever did they musn't have been serious about writing it.

Phil Spector was the one that put this song on Let it be but why did he shorten it to 50 sec?! I've heard the longer version of 4:20, it's also not serious but if he put a complete version on the album it would be much more worth.
Yellow submarine, because, help shouldn't be on this list.

If I made a top 10 Worst Beatles songs, this is undoubtedly #1. Not sure why it doesn't get the hate it deserves. I'm listening to this album right not and even I can tell you it would be perfect without this piece of junk.

Why didn't they put the original 4 minute version on the album - SammySpore

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6Maxwell's Silver Hammer

This is a good song. Good music and lyrics. Catchy and awesome

This is a fantastic song! It belongs in the top 50 beatles songs of all time!

Britain's tax minister at the time was a chap named Maxwell and Lennon felt the taxes were a little too high. When taxes made people unable to pay for cars, homes, etc., they were repossessed, and that's what this song is about. Maxwell's Silver Hammer is actually taxation and not a murder weapon. I'll admit that the way it's written is kinda creepy, though.

You people make me weep. This song tells a fun story (death is so amusing), It has a good melody, the instruments sound VERY nice, the harmony is amazing. I don't see why people hate on it. Someone else did have a point about John's murder. Please don't relate this song to that.

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7Dizzy Miss Lizzy

A weak, boring, poorly-sang finale to the fabulous Help! Album. It sounds really out of place on the album and annoying. Should have been an EP track.

I absolutely despise the song! Worse then Wild Honey Pie, but not quite as bad as Rev. 9. I love Yellow Sub, Maxwell and Dig It. They should not be here! - backflip

So out of place on Help! I usually stop playing when it gets to this song as it ruins the vibe of the album

Dizzy Miss Lizzy was not on the original release.

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8What's the New Mary Jane?

Why Strawberry fields, she said, help, yesterday, octopus's garden, within you
Without you, yellow submarine and because are in the list?!
They are very very good songs! - ProgeRules

The hell song is this. It wasn't on 1 or past masters. - SammySpore

9Mr. Moonlight

Should be the number 1 worst song, totally disagree with the top ten here, each song above has it's own inner thoughtful or experimental basis.

How is this not on the list? This is clearly a horrible song, performed by an exhausted band making mistakes.

The only reason this could not be on this list and not #1 is that people forgot it existed. Which is easy to do.

An ok song I guess, but the chorus is terrible

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I wouldn't want this song playing on my birthday.

Not the Beatles best

They play this song on the radio

Best party song ever

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11Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Its great and catchy

I agree! This is a very good song. What it is doing on this list I have no idea

Come on. You people make me want to break down and cry. This is a fun song! It's better than almost every song on their first two albums at least! It is a blast to play on the piano as well. Like a wise man once said, let Paul McCartney have his fun.

Awful, disingenuous, Paul McCartney penned, Call of Duty-reggae. Say what you want about 'Revolution 9'. At least that "song" was influential and interesting as a piece of art. Anyone who thinks: "But it's catchy/fun/not-a-mutilation-of-reggae! " should listen to Natty Dread, then London Calling, then reevaluate their life.

Such an irritating song that has ever been produced.

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12P.S. I Love You

What! Why is this song even here it's definitely not amazing but there are worse songs... it's just a harmless example of early Beatles before they progressed...

This is definitely one of the weakest Beatles songs. The tune sucks and is not catchy.

Cheesy lyrics. Not Beatles standards

13Maggie Mae

For being only 43 seconds I thought it was catchy

14Glass Onion
15Dig a Pony

Really? This is a really decent John Lennon tune

16All Together Now

Why is this here? This song is short and joyful, if this song was 2 minutes longer and had a bit more meaning it would probably be a top 15 song.

Is the absolute worst song the Beatles have ever made. They should dissown it. Ringo was a good drummer, but he really shouldn't have made any songs. I'M LOOKING THROUGH YOU IS A GREAT SONG!

17Good Night

This song is number 17 on my list

18Within You Without You

WHAT?! WHY SO HIGH! Sure not every Beatles song is a masterpiece, I totally agree with Revolution 9. BUT WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU?!?! Such a good song. "With our love we could save the world, if they only knew. " come on PEOPLE!

Amazing song, expresses the true meaning of our inner soul which is so important in life

WHAT? Why's this so high?

I don't actually know this song; I just know it's on Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (good album) and I didn't like it the first time I heard it.

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19A Taste of Honey

Is sweeter than wine. - SammySpore

20Polythene Pam

Polythene Pam is part of a series of songs. By itself, maybe it isn't much, but if you place it between Mean Mr. Mustard and She Came in Through the Bathroom Window, it's brilliant.

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1. Revolution 9
2. What's the New Mary Jane?
3. Wild Honey Pie
1. Birthday
2. You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)
3. Glass Onion
1. Yellow Submarine
2. Dig It
3. What's the New Mary Jane?

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