Top Ten Beatles Songs That Give You Chills

There are many Beatles songs that send shivers up and down my spine. Which tunes do it to you?

The Top Ten

1 A Day In the Life

When I first listened to this song, I was at my friend's house next to her while she was sleeping. I was bored, so I decided to listen to some songs I never listened to before. First it was Gimme Shelter (which I loved), then A Day in the Life. After I finished it (without the mixed ending), I really liked it! Then I listened to the whole thing at home, and I loved it! Best Beatles song ever! (Also maybe the creepiest, haha. ) - MontyPython

I listen to so many versions and it gives me chills every time especially thinking that it was the same 4 people that made I want to hold your hand - scoopoo

I used to play this song on the piano everyday, but I only began to appreciate the lyrics when I heard about the situation in Ukraine, and it came into my mind while I was playing it. - PetSounds

My favorite Beatles song right there!

2 Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End

What a way to end a career. - PetSounds

And In The End, The Love You Take, Is Equal To The Love You Make.

Macca's finest

3 Julia

Perhaps because Lennon wrote it about his mother, Julia, who was killed by a car when John was seventeen. - PetSounds

This song brings tears to the eye - jmepa123

Haunting and prescient

4 While My Guitar Gently Weeps

As haunting as the original is, I personally prefer the version from Love with only an acoustic guitar, strings, and George's wonderful vocal. - PetSounds

5 Here, There and Everywhere
6 I'll Follow the Sun

Wistful and gorgeous

7 Yesterday

Yesterday was the first Beatles song I fell in love with (though Taxman was the first I heard and Norwegian Wood the first I noticed). It's not my favourite anymore, but I'll always have a soft spot for it. - PetSounds

Had trouble deciding between this and The Long And Winding Road. Both songs give me goosebumps. Beautiful. - Britgirl

8 In My Life

John saying goodbye to liverpool in a beautiful way

9 The Long and Winding Road

I prefer the stripped down version on Naked, which is similar to what Paul does in concert, to the original. Especially the minor lyrical difference: anyway you'll always know the many ways I've tried. - PetSounds

10 Strawberry Fields Forever

To song is just to good

The Contenders

11 Because

The vocals-only version that opens Love is breathtaking. - PetSounds

12 Blue Jay Way

Magical and creepy. A George Garrsion gem

Werid but really good.

13 All You Need Is Love
14 Hey Jude
15 Eleanor Rigby
16 Blackbird

It's just 2 acoustic guitars and vocals but it's so powerful.

Another virtuoso Macca song and performance

17 I Want to Hold Your Hand

Ditto all of the "hooks" statements about She Loves You, maybe to an even greater degree.
Listen carefully for George's little "twangs", they are PERFECT.
Part of the Tsunami they created that swept everything else away.

This is the perfect love song 'til this day.

18 Let It Be
19 Fixing a Hole
20 She Loves You

Early hit is probably the very best "pop rock" song ever recorded.
This song is beginning to end made up 100 percent of hooks, even the "bridge" and "chorus" are masterful pop hooks.
No wonder they slam-dunked America in 1964.

21 Revolution 9

These aren't the kind of chills I want. - LampSoup

These are the bad kind of chills.

22 Something
23 Real Love
24 I Want You (She's So Heavy)


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