Top Ten Best Beatles Songs That Didn't Hit Number 1 Anywhere In the World


The Top Ten

1 While My Guitar Gently Weeps

The Boys thought that releasing their album cuts as singles was cheating the fans. The result was that some of the greatest songs in rock history, including absolute guaranteed #1 hits, were never released as singles.
Songs like In My Life, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, A Day in the Life, and many more.
Not to mention that many of George's best never made it even to the albums.
If The Beatles had "mined" their successful albums for single after single, like Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, etc. have done, could have yielded another 10-15 #1's in addition to what they already had.
Lots of bands wrote 5 good songs, a few wrote 10, a bare handful have 20 good songs. The Beatles have 200 good songs; that is what is different about them.

2 In My Life

Rubber Soul and Revolver--arguably their best work.

If John Lennon was the soul of the Beatles, then their beating heart has stopped. R.I.P. George Martin.

3 I Am the Walrus
4 Don't Let Me Down

This pure gem from near the end seems all but forgotten. And the fact that this list received nearly no comment is truly sad.

5 Helter Skelter
6 And I Love Her

Pretty tune, but came off a bit like 60's wedding-reception music.

7 Please Please Me
8 Back In the U.S.S.R.
9 Taxman
10 Tomorrow Never Knows

The Contenders

11 Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
12 Beware of Darkness

A beautiful "demo" version of this can be found on one of the "Anthology" CD's, so it is in fact a Beatle song. George presented it and was voted down. The version finally released on All Things Must Pass was great, but just how powerful this song really is was not revealed until the Concert for Bangladesh, when Leon Russell and George did the definitive version

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Top Remixes

1. I Am the Walrus
2. In My Life
3. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
1. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
2. In My Life
3. Don't Let Me Down
1. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
2. In My Life
3. And I Love Her


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