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

Excellent point, Kaitlyn. Often, art with an edge, art that is "different" needs careful study before conclusions are made as to its worth - Billyv

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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!

There's just nothing to love.

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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.

I agree this is not a very good song but... Lennon LOVE this song.

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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)

Yellow Submarine is a terrific song

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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.

Just lame. No real need for this one.

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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.

Typical of what they did in their early years: great covers many better than the originals. I don't think there's any double tracking on this one. Just pure Lennon screaming

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

Annoying and monotonous. Weak closer to "Help! "

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8Ob-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.

Makes me want to jump on the radio playing that piece of crap and stamp on it till I fall through the floor, then do it again, falling on and on in the neighbourgs' appartments under mine, dragging everybody in a wild hysteric stamping crowd until the center of the earth, meeting there a bunch of Japanese Ob-La-Di haters from the other side and creating with them an Ob free world underneath. But I don't have a radio, actually.

It always plays at my school! I HATE THIS SONG!

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9What'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

Uhh...well, I suppose this masterpiece could been on white album instead of revolution 9. Needs a lot of work to say the least. But it was dumped wasn't it? No.9 belongs on a Plastic Ono Band album.

10Mr. 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.

Worst song on "Beatles For Sale".

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The Newcomers

?Tell Me What You See

I actually like this. A guilty pleasure.

?Fixing a Hole

Not that bad but should be on list:below Beatles standard

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The Contenders


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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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

14Dig a Pony

Really? This is a really decent John Lennon tune

15All 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!


This should never be on this list. Have you even listened to the words? In fact this list shouldn't really exist because a 'worst' Beatles song just doesn't exist!
Disgraceful! - Britgirl

This is a really good song, since paul sings it

This is a beautiful song! A masterpiece! Why is it on here? - Alpha101

Obviously on the list as a joke. Ha Ha. Fixing A Hole isn't here, what's so great about THAT artistic low.

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17Glass Onion

It is so boring - JaneMoffat

18Strawberry Fields Forever

It's a masterpiece in my opinion, and it's better than half the junk being released by record companies (including Capitol) today. (@below, -34 likes probably gives you a look at what most people are thinking) - SixtiesRockGuy

The only Beatles song that I truly HATE! What were they thinking!

They were thinking that they have many fans who disagree with you - Billyv

19Within 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?

This does not belong on this list. Speaking of 'don't be long' Blue Jay Way does.

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20Little Child
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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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