Top 10 Worst Beatles Songs12ags21
The Top Ten
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
It was terrible because it was inspired by Yoko. - Tristan1975R5V 112 Comments
The white album is my favorite Beatles album, but even I must admit while on one hand we have timeless brilliance, on the opposite side of the scale we have weird unreleased songs that have you questioning what you just heard; case and point this, a weird smoothie of other Beatles songs, including guitar from can't buy me love and drums from Sgt pepper, as paul correctly said: "We were in an experimental mode" and while this is a bit...mmm... I love the Beatles and the white album, and technically apart from this and revolution 9 are any Beatles songs bad?
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.
People talk about how great the White Album is, but how lousy this and "Revolution 9" are. Well, they're absolutely right about this one...there is NOTHING even marginally redeemable about it. "Revolution 9," meanwhile, is a masterpiece.V 35 Comments
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
I feel like I'm the only one who actually likes this song... 0_0
Maybe the worst pop tune of the 60's by an entire production company that should have done much better.
Should be removed from the catalog altogether.V 13 Comments
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.
This is supposed to be a children's song. You don't understand the point of this song. - Pony
This is a Classic I love this song... But not their bestV 37 Comments
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.
I think Paul removed this pointless waste of vinyl from the Let It Be... Naked album.
This goes on the album but Don't Let Me Down doesn't make the cut. - marmalade_skiesV 8 Comments
It's such a peaceful and simple song!
What is there to hate?
Such a good flow.
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.
Why does everybody hate this song? Because it has a catchy beat? What is wrong with you people. - Pony
It's one of my personal favourite... Great lyrics, funny story, and the trumpet of awesome, great vocals by Paul as well as bassV 31 Comments
For being only 43 seconds I thought it was catchy
It sounds at bit like a cowboy song.V 1 Comment
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.
The Manson Family referred to a mass slaying as a "Maxwell Silver Hammer"V 19 Comments
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 admit I do like this song, but it seems way out of place on Help. I don't get why they rejected "That Means A Lot" and "If You've Got Trouble" but not this. At least those songs fit the vibe of the album. This should've been an EP track or a B-Side.
Seriously? It's one of my favorite tracks on the albums. - marmalade_skiesV 11 Comments
Get this magnificent song off this list! That weirdo who says that "It is so bad even the devil hates it" is off his rocker. Get this song off the list!
It's one of the best instrumental tracks ever, GET IT OFF OF HERE!
Best album ever... worst song on this album
Why wasn't this on here yet Maxwell, Yes it Is, Yesterday and Help are! This song is so bad even the devil hates it. Come on
I tried to like this song, but it really is not that good... - matty925
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.V 1 Comment
Actually I think this is a tremendously great song! Another Beatles gem!
The only reason this could not be on this list and not #1 is that people forgot it existed. Which is easy to do.
John's vocal is great on this. I even like the fairground organ solo.
The song can't match Lennon's over exaggerated enthusiasm for the opening howl. And when George Martin's uninspired organ chimes in--you have to wonder. I was 7 or 8 when that recording came out and even then iI knew it was terrible. ;V 6 Comments
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 a good song, though. My favorite on Please Please Me
Cheesy lyrics. Not Beatles standards
This is definitely one of the weakest Beatles songs. The tune sucks and is not catchy.V 3 Comments
I was listening to past masters, and I listened to the whole album. I thought, "this has tons of gems on it! " And then I heard this. I was like, "What is this? This is not even a song! " - SammySpore
This song is good for one thing--I had a friend who used to play it on the jukebox when he wanted to clear out a bar or restaurant. And to think--it's an EDITED version of a longer joke!
This is not a song. This is a couple of guys getting really stoned and making funny voices; It probably seemed like a good idea with the chemical enhancement.
Heard this song on the radio the other day. Not sure why anyone would play it or listen to it.V 1 Comment
Are you serious? My dad would sing this to me as a lullaby!
WHY IS THIS SONG ON HERE?!? THIS IS MY FAVORITE SONG ON THE WHITE ALBUM!V 1 Comment
This is a song that should be known more
I wouldn't want this song playing on my birthday.
I think it's a great song, it's just that drum solo is terrible. - UncommonLoon
What? I love this song.V 9 Comments
What The... come on, you are kidding me, this just is NOT possible! One of their all-time best songs just... can't be on this list!
Many like it, many dislike it. Rare piece, this one.
Full of noises and shouting... But that's what make this song awesome.
No one really knows this song... Really this song has a shout out in the song American Pie by Don (Something)V 5 Comments
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
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.
Why is this on the list? It's a bit odd, yes, but by no means bad.V 8 Comments
Aw come on, it's one of the best songs on the album!
Fourth favorite on this AMAZING album
Oh God! Why the hell did they do this?!?! - PositronWildhawk
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.V 2 Comments
Related ListsBest Beatles Songs Best Songs from The Beatles White Album Best Songs From The Beatles' Abbey Road Best Songs From the Beatles' Revolver Best Songs From The Beatles' Rubber Soul
List StatsUpdated 21 Jan 2017
7 years, 25 days old
Top Remixes (21)
2. What's the New Mary Jane?
3. Wild Honey Pie
2. You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)
3. Glass Onion
2. Dig It
3. What's the New Mary Jane?
View All 21