Top 10 Worst Beatles Songs

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The Top Ten

1
Revolution 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

[Newest]It's pretty obvious that there are so many good songs on this list because there really aren't ten truly bad Beatles songs. End of story. However, Revolution 9 is an exception.

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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!
[Newest]The vocals are like vomit

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

4Dig 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.
[Newest]Why didn't they put the original 4 minute version on the album

5Yellow 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)
[Newest]What does this song do at rank 5? It's funny, a bit catchy and imaginative.

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!
A slight, upbeat ditty about a psychopath murderer. This doesn't work for me at all. Not that Paul could have predicted it, but Lennon was eventually gunned down by a psychopath which makes this song's premise even more distasteful. Ugh, "Granny Music" as John said.
[Newest]Very well written lyrically, and a very catchy upbeat tune. Who cares if it's about a psychopathic murderer? Quite frankly, it's just good music. There are much worse Beatles songs to include on this list.

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.
So out of place on Help! I usually stop playing when it gets to this song as it ruins the vibe of the album
I think this May be my least favorite Beatles songs
[Newest]Stop hating on this! I like the song

SammySpore


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.
[Newest]An ok song I guess, but the chorus is terrible

10Ob-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
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.
I'm sure at the time this was a fun, amusing little ditty. But it's really embarrassingly bad now and has not held up well at all.
[Newest]I am appalled to see this song on this list. Easily one of the best on the White Album.


The Contenders

11Birthday
Not the Beatles best
I wouldn't want this song playing on my birthday.
I have never liked it. I can't really stand it that well.

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

14Yesterday
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

[Newest]What bozo added this to the list? 2,000 artists covered this song!

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!

16Dig a Pony
Really? This is a really decent John Lennon tune

17Strawberry 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


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?

19Little Child

20Flying
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!
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

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