Best Beatles SongsThe best songs from the greatest and most influential rock and roll band ever.
The Top Ten
I can't describe this song its beautiful its like describing the flavor of water its really hard...
The beatles will always be with me til my grace -Peace and love people
Oh my goodness! this is one of the best songs of all time. honestly I tried to vote for all of them but I could only vote 10! I had to not vote for some of my favorites! but to be honest all of them are my favorite. ( except the octopuses garden)
I think it's pointless arguing, as pretty much all of the top 10, and even further below are of equally amazing standard, and all could be number one for me. True, I voted for While My Guitar Gently Weeps, but that was more to do with the fact that it was George's first great song, and also featured an amazing solo by Eric Clapton. Let's face it. No-one is going to agree on a favourite Beatles song, because there are just so many good songs. I bet the song down at fifty is a good song.
Paul McCartney, you just changed the way I look at life from this song, so THANK YOU SO much, you mean a lot to me even if we've never met... I love you
This song should be #1, NOT HEY JUDE. This song has much more instrumental involvement, more meaningful lyrics, and Hey Jude is a boring song.
I hate this song because of how overplayed it is on the classic rock stations.
A beautiful song made of two contrasting sections joined by a roaring orchestra is really a unique masterpiece. It really shows off Lennon and McCartney's different styles.
The powers of two songwriting gods converge at this divine moment in musical history. Blending John's ethereal words that ponder the strange yet seemingly everyday stories of horrible accidents to holes in the road, with Paul's knack for writing tales that the common man could relate to. Seal this up with two legendary 24-bar buildups of orchestra, and you have the apex of the Beatles' oeuvre.
The best, I can’t put it any other way. To some people it might just sound like a normal song but when you think about how it was written: without computer synthetic sounds but the actual instruments and orchestra actually being played there, to get everything like the transition between singers, the “musical orgasm” and that final chord just screams pure genius
McCartney's masterpiece came from a dream about his mother, in which I really feel she was sharing 'words of wisdom'. I'm so glad he decided to share this melodic masterpiece with us.
Such an appropriate song to go out on. Of course we all know that the song is about Paul's mother, but it has a nice final message to Beatles fans. The song's message to the fans in wake of the Beatles break-up that there will be an answer and to let it be. "And when the brokenhearted people living in the world agree, there will be an answer, let it be". This and the album, just a brilliant ending to a brilliant career.
This was easily one of the Beatles most profound masterpieces. It is, a song, that will never be forgotten, nor shall it grow old, nor shall it fade. It will simply remain one of the most meaningful and well thought songs of the ages. Kudos to Paul McCartney for vocals and to Harrison for the stellar guitar solo. Not to forget Lennon for the background vocals and Ringo on percussion.
It's a great song. Great melody, wonderful message, great singing, great composition.
Unfortunately I cannot put it in even my Top 10 Beatles songs. Horrible kids today feel the need to "love" this song to be aesthetically different from their piers. It happens with a lot of other classic songs, too. But this song takes the worst of it.
It's a truly beautiful song, full of the sorrow on par with (It's Hard) Letting You Go. (What can I say? I'm biased.) I've seen the movie Yesterday (twice), and honestly, I don't think it does the song justice. It's a good movie, but it had big shoes to fit in. If I recall correctly (SPOILER ALERT) the song is only played once, and the movie could've been called The Long And Winding Road or anything else. But to my point, it's a beautiful song.
I still marvel at how this haunting song came to McCartney in a dream. He is so gentle with the song and the music. It is just unimaginably sublime.
The most beautiful song from the entire BRITISH INVASION, in my humble. Also, here's a little fun fact about the song: When Paul had the beat down, but was working on the lyrics, he'd fill in the word "yesterday", with "scrambled eggs"
I love this song so much. I have memories all the lyrics and I have memorized how to play it on the piano! it deserves the 1st place rank!
To me this song is the epitome of everything The Beatles are to me. If I'm in a bad mood or especially depressed their music is the only think that works and particularly this song for cheering me up. It reminds me of how well I have it compared to a lot of other people in this world and it's so inspiring and uplifting. It essentially does what the song implies and brings the sun into my normally dark life and spreads the word of The Beatles overall message of peace and love that has affected every generation since including mine and I'm 32 and my children who are 10 and 4 love The Beatles... It's timeless music and I can't imagine any musician or band ever surpassing them...
This song is the best, it's so good I can't stop listening to it. George Harrison is the best singer on The Beatles,
My favourite Beatles Member:
1st George Harrison
2nd Paul McCartney
3rd Ringo Starr
4th John Lennon
My favourite songs by The Beatles:
1st Here comes the sun
2nd Penny Lane
3rd Let it be
4th All you need is love
5th Strawberry fields forever
7th I wanna hold your hand
8th Hey Jude
9th Lucy in the sky with diamonds
10th She loves you
The Beatles is the best boy band EVER!
And George Harrison is the best singer EVER!.
There are precious few songs that change my mood immediately, let alone make me feel instantly happy every single time I listen to it. I could be fired, evicted, deported, and left all alone homeless on the streets with nothing left to my name, and if I hear this song at all, just for that 3 minutes, there's peace and happiness, as if it's my 5th birthday all over again.
George Harrison was largely under appreciated. He is as much of a genius as a musician and songwriter as John or Paul. Sure, he didn't match their legacy in monetary worth but George is an absolute master of music. Something and Here Comes the Sun, both created by George, are the greatest songs by the Beatles.
Strawberry Fields Forever is absolutely the greatest song written by the Beatles. I never get tired of it. At first listen, it's strange and absolutely nothing sounds like it. But then it evolves into this magnificent, imaginative world. It makes you escape. A great song should be both beautiful and melodic, but also capture your attention and mesmerize. The lyrics in this song are simply incredible. To me, SFF takes the Beatles away from just being a great pop band to being the GREATEST of them all. Songs like this one take them straight to another dimension. As pretty as Hey Jude or Let It Be may sound, there isn't anything special about them. THIS SONG is special beyond words. Please put it at number 1 because it doesn't belong anywhere else. It's truly a masterpiece. Whichever Beatle wrote it, or if it was done by them all, I don't care. It's brilliant.
Strawberry Fields is not only the best Beatles song, it's the best song ever written. I truly believe the emotion it portrays is put across perfectly even from the first listen - nostalgia. The song, with its strange psychedelic sound and confusing yet understandable lyrics, gives you a feeling of familiarness and wonder that hasn't yet been matched by anything else I've heard. The beauty of this song is something I can't describe in words, please, go and listen to it.
One of their most experimental recordings but also one of their most melodic. Lennon's lyrics are surreal and make absolutely no sense while somehow making perfect sense at the same time. A highly understated yet expressive vocal performance from Lennon as well. The combination creates a vivid masterpiece of sound that hadn't been created before and hasn't been matches since. When you've been listening to the Beatles since age 3, it's almost futile to decide on their best song, but this one consistently stands out for me. Long live the Fab Four
Best ever song that is is or will ever be created, this is song is absolutely perfect and embodies what a song should be and a song should do. This song has hits everyone right at home and strikes the core of your existence and makes you ponder on what it means to be human and alive. This has the best lyrics ever writeen by anyone, "living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see" this clearly shows that everyone on earth is all in their own worlds and we will forever only see things from our point of view and human beings are terrified of discovering a new out look on life as that would disrupt our whole existence and "routine", therefore we will always live in our own dreams spawned by our indenial brains
The guitar taking over and becoming the singer whilst the musicians become its instruments is the pinnacle of rock music. And there are no limits to the scope of the guitar solo. Every accomplished rock guitarist needs to tackle it and lay down their own expression of what the guitar, crying out to us about the human condition, sounds like.
I wanna start off by saying I'm HIGHLY disappointed to see Hey Jude at #1. I honestly don't get the appeal. That song is so boring and it goes on for SEVEN MINUTES. Second of all this is the most complete, greatest song the Beatles have ever made and it's not even Top 5? Ridiculous. George Harrison is rolling over in his grave right now.
One of my favorite songs of all time from any band. It has been done many times by the greatest guitar players. Just beautiful!
Picking the top ten Beatle songs is nearly impossible, when you look at their entire body of work. It's why they are the best band of all time. Eventually it comes down to individual taste, and possibly how an individual relates to each song. For me, this is easily the best song on the White Album, and in my top three of all their songs. Thanks for this site, and giving everyone an opportunity to share how this great music touched them. Thanks to everyone who voted. I truly enjoy reading all the thoughtful comments.
This song is SO much better than Hey Jude. Why is that song worshipped like a God, when this song doesn't get anywhere near the attention it deserves?
Top 10 favorite songs:
10. Oh Blah Di- Goofy song that makes you want to sing along.
9. Dig a Pony- So relaxing to listen to. Underrated.
8. Mean Mr. Mustard- Catchy, and fits well in Abbey Road
7. Blue Jay Way- Creepy song that gives you shivers. Cool effects.
6. Doctor Robert- A great rock song with a less rock bridge.
5. Her Majesty- A little skit at the end of Abbey Road. Beautiful.
4. Piggies- The loadspeaker part is fun and the references are everywhere.
3. Eleanor Rigby- So sad and beautiful. Would recommend.
2. I'll follow the sun- A very calm love song. Best early song.
1. Revolution 9- No need to explain, seeing as everyone loves it so much.
This is a joke.
There is something absolutely magical about this song. I (62 and having seen the Beatles in 64) have always thought this was one of the very best narrative pieces. Strangely almost every kid in my daughter's generation (17) rank it as one of their very favorite Beatles songs. Not in the least engmatic as "A Day in the Life" or anthematic as "Hey Jude" or "All you need is Love" still it cuts through all of that as a plain but hugely powerful lament that just gets to everyone. "wearing a face that she keeps in a jar by the door." "all the lonely people..where do they all come from." wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave, no one was saved." Whoa!
This song will manipulate your mood into something you’ve never felt before. It tells a story about loneliness and death. It’s very depressing but also uplifting at the same time. What? Didn’t think it was possible to feel two absolute opposite emotions at once, well the Beatles did it.
I am a huge Beatles fan and this song is my all time favorite. It is very simple. It has meaningful, thought provoking lyrics. And above all it relates with all of us. This should be #1 but I think John Lennon's masterpiece doesn't need that title to touch everyone that hears it.
This song is beautiful both melodically and lyrically...John lennon vocal performance, the guitar the drums and the baroque-influenced piano solo ( harpsichord) is the icing on the cake..so melancholic yet brilliant and lovely... This song is also probably the most meaningful by The Beatles
This song is the absolute epitome of the Beatles. It captures the very essense of what a pop song should be, a formula that the Beatles basically wrote. A great guitar hook combined with simply vocal melody and 3-part harmonies. To top it off the lyrics speak to everyone.
Favourite song! applies to everyone! my inspiration for so many things. I listen to it everyday and it never gets boring, you find something new in the song every time you listen
It's clear that John and Paul were the strongest songwriters in the Fab Four, but we know in the later years (when they were both at their best) that they hardly listened to each other. George spent years in the background, quietly biding his time and taking in as much information as he could from two of the greatest songwriters in history. His epic final statement is Something, which showcases all the different elements that made The Beatles so incredible: beautiful texture and instrumentation, unusual but incredibly effective chord changes, fantastic individual performances (Ringo's drums, Paul's bass, George's gorgeous solo). George mastered the art of writing a perfect Beatles song, something I don't think Paul and John could ever say they did. It's hard to compare the emotional capacity of this song to the likes of Hey Jude, Stawberry Fields, Penny Lane, etc. , but I don't know (I don't knooow! ) if any Beatles song is as perfectly written and recorded as Something. I mean, ...more
(In reply to comment 2 of this thread claiming this song belonged to someone else) So Wrong - Frank Sinatra covered George's Beatles' song, and fully and appropriately credited it to them and saluted it as in his opinion "one of the best love songs ever written" - and Sinatra mastered Many of those.
George Harrison was largely under appreciated. He is almost as much of a genius musician and songwriter as John or Paul. Sure, he didn't match their legacy in mainstream media but George is an absolute master of music. Those chord progressions! Something and Here Comes the Sun, both created by George, are the greatest songs by the Beatles. The song is mesmerising enough for my daughter to choose it as her wedding song, some 50 years (half a century! ) after it was released. "Something" is, simply put, perfect.
I might be biased because my dad has always loved this song the most, but just about everything in this song is perfect. An amazing masterpiece, both lyrically and instrumentally. Good job George Harrison!
I hate this song. I don't hate it because it's a bad song; I hate it because I feel like it gets too much credit. It is a good song, but Maxwell's Silver Hammer was better, Oh! Darling was better, I Want You was better, the medley was better, Here Comes the Sun was so much better props to George on that one. These are just on Abby Road; if I go to the Beatles other Albums, I could go on for longer than anyone wants to read (actually, I am probably already there)
This song rocks the hardest! Well I'm 14 years old and this song sounds cool to me---sounds cool even to my teenage peers---sounds cool to my parents---sounds cool (virtually) to all ages;this song stands the test of time. Listen to the guitar on the line "come together! Right now over... That's pure soulful rock music! I believe that this song and "I Want you she's so heavy" are the two of the best (perhaps "coolest") song ever written by he Beatles; and these two deserves to be on top! I mean really! This is a rock anthem that will always rock you down forever. A rocker's favorite. Yeah! Rocks as hard as Metallica
It's a great song- arguably one of the Beatles' trademark songs- but you know how he's saying "shoot me"? I always thought that has some bitter irony.
I know I said this about I Want You (She’s So Heavy). If you know what Drumcorp is I think you felt the same way when the Bluecoats played this at the end of their show this year.
Really good arrangement. The drums, the unforgettable bass riff, the guitar solos, all adds up to this great masterpiece. Throughout the song, you can listen to the influence of each and every member of the Fab Four, Ringo, George, Paul and John. Powerful lyrics which catches everyone who listens to it and makes everyone reflect upon. Should be higher up the list.
This song is excellent. Come on people! How can these be number 12, this song could easily enter in the top 10 Beatles song. Everything is just perfect in here, excellent rhythm, terrif bass (probably one of the best from macca) incredible vocals (I think that these is the greatest vocals that john lennon ever recorded) I mean everything in this song is just so catchy!
have you seen the new movie jojo rabbit? in the beginning it plays this song and the people cheering for hitler are acting like Beatle mania. they play this song in German and its HILARIOUS! it is one of the best Beatles songs ever! HOW DID IT GET SO LOW ON THE LIST
For me one of the best songs ever made. Listen how the base plays a lick when the other instruments are 'low'. Everything works together perfectly. And it's not just the same chord progression looped throughout the whole song, no the chorus is a little bit different each time. A masterpiece!
I want to hold your hand is a fun and playful song that is also very cool sounding. This is definitely one of the Beatles best songs. Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney in the album Past Masters Volume 1.
Listen to ballad versions of this (such as the version in Across The Universe) to really appreciate the quality of the melody, it's a truly beautiful song and it is the song that brought America to its musical knees at the alter of the Fab Four.
This is a brilliantly written song and captured John Lennon perfectly. It's catchy, it's heartfelt, it's a perfectly written song. Over 50 years old and it is still as catchy today as it was back then. You can't help but sing to this one.
When I first heard it was like a veil was opened and I could see my future it was just great. I knew what I was gonna be I was gonna be a singer. Although I may not be as good as the beatles (no one is) but I'd try my hardest! I love this song and so should all the people.
This song reflects John Lennon and I love him to bits. The voice, the music, the beat is simply undying, they listened to it in the sixties and it is still worth listening to in the 21st century.
The Beatles are the greatest band of all time and for some reason, this has always been my favorite of their songs! "Help" somehow manages to be simultaneously a cry for, well, help AND a joyous celebration! It's so catchy yet so heartfelt!
This song is kind of like the "Pink Elephants On Parade" of the Beatles. It's so bizarre that it actually makes you wonder if you were on something before watching the video. Seriously, I am the egg man? I am the walrus? What the fudge does that have to do with anything? I'm not saying this is bad, oh no, I'm saying that no matter how weird, scary or all-around strange it is, there is just one element that just makes you want to watch the music video again and again. This song is psychedelic genius!
This is a very very and interesting song! PURE POETRY! This is BY FAR the best song in all of the Beatles career and it has a strange of representing the sixties with an understanding of the only possible way of turning a completely misunderstood written language of nonsense into a waterfall of beauty and direction of the minds of geniuses like John Lennon, the greatest and most brilliant songwriter and thinker of ALL TIME! Number ONE!
There is one partition in music, before Beatles and after, more specific Sgt. Peper album, but for me I am te Walrus was the song to brake the envelope before his time. It's a timeless work of art with ups, downs, stops, change of rhythm, different timing almost incomprehensible. This song is influential for rock master pieces like QUEEN Under Pressure.
I just remember it as one of the first songs that was out of the ordinary should have stood on its own rather than a b side. Ideal when you're sitting in an English garden waiting for the sun. Oasis covered it well
Twist and shout is the best song the Beatles made that why I voted for it I think before twist and shout should be strawberry fields forever the Beatles were and are the best band to ever live... RIP John Lennon
Twist and Shout is a classic twisting and dancing song that will get you movin' and groovin'! Also I love at the end when the Beatles each sing a long note, climbing the scale. It's also sang in the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
This song is marvelous and will never ever be forgotten because of it's amazing beat. The Beatles should be incredibly proud of this masterpiece! If only there were more songs like this today
Best song ever! It should be number one! I don't think I have met anyone who can resist dancing to this song! It is my go to song in any given event, happy or sad!
Bloody amazing song. Honestly probably my favourite. Lennon sings so beautifully and the tune and Paul McCartney in the background. AMAZING SONG. Ill always have this song with me. Best song about love ever?. Definitely
Greatest song ever written. This combination of an anthem melody "Love love love" with for that for Lennon typical hammering on the sam note in the chorus, before the little step up in the meody. Climax and resolve. Marvellous.
This could easily replace Here Comes the Sun in the top 5! Vote this, all you need is love is a classic, classic song, one of the most famous in the whole history of music!
Not my favorite but should be in top 10... Honestly... Its hard not to put this on your itunes and keep listening to it. Great song!
This is EASILY Top 5. What on earth is it doing at 57? I feel like I'm overflowing with all the world's happiness when I listen to this song. The Magical Mystery Tour Singles were the best songs they wrote. I can't believe people would vote for Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane, but leave this behind.
This is one of there best songs I can't believe it is this low. Go do baseball amazing son
I love this song. It has a great music video too. I love the Beatles! They're the best!
You have to be really cool and hip to appreciate such a simplistic song camouflaging the real 60s
This is my favorite Beatles song without a doubt, but only if it's the Let it Be version; The Let it Be... Naked version of it is a butchered farce, and the other versions are just... meh. But the one with Phil Spector's work on it is my favorite version, and it's such a beautiful work of art. (I realize I'm SERIOUSLY in the minority by saying that. ) The choir arrangements work favorably for me, the strings enhance the experience tremendously for me, and I can't believe that the Let it Be... Naked version is often considered better.
It's wonderful to think this song has been play into space...
It makes me cry every time I heard it, and it gaves me a lot of bravery.
For rock2metal and evrybody who doesn't know what jai guru deva om means : It's in sanskrit, and it means "thank you guru Dev". The Beatles met this guy during their journey in India, and he had a great infuence on their music and their way too see the life, I think.
(I'm sorry if I made some mistakes, but I'm french, I'm 16, and yeah, I love the Beatles too! )
This song is my favourite tune by the beatles. Although it is a very hard decision with so many amazing songs... Happiness is a warm gun, I'm so tired, a day in the life, the list really goes on forever. I'd recommend this song to anyone it has a really dreamy feel to it and makes me feel very nostalgic for some reason.
Jai guru deva means...Thank the teacher and I believe to John, the teacher was every thing in the universe and every experience he's ever had. That's part of his astonishing brilliance. He could wring the positive out of every part of hi life. He was truly enlightened as is this majestic song!
You know, there is a couple Beatles songs I like. First off I like prog rock and hard rock more than Beatles slow rock/pop but this song really is inspiring it seems to knock off every other Beatles song. You will find maybe 1 or 2 songs on an album that are greatly underrated but are amazing songs. Like something for nothing by rush, great song so underrated. Personally I think all of rush is underrated. This song is great great rythym good lyrics just blows by all their other stuff.
I'm a big fan of Slipknot. I like hardcore and screamo. When I first heard of the Beatles, I thought they would suck, then I heard this song. Now, I love the Beatles. Please vote for this song.
Fantastic song deserves to be great and is a truly inspirational song from a truly inspirational band 'simply the best'!
Deserves to be higher up the list.
Fantastic song! Ringo leads the boys in a wonderful little ditty about how we all rely on each other for support. Off their best album, deserves to be in top ten.
"Picture yourself in a boat on a river, with tangerine trees, and marmalade skies. Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly, a girl with kaleidoscope eyes... "
Cellophane flowers of yellow and green
Towering over your head
Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes
And she's gone...
The earliest and oldest surviving hominid is named after this song, as it was playing at the discoverer's celebration party.
Absolutely amazing, should definitely be in the top 2 or 3! Beautiful master piece and my favorite Beatles song.
This song is incredible! The verses are in 3/4 and slowly increase in tempo, then they shift into a perfect 4/4 chorus
Close your eyes, listen to the song, and you are transported to a barbershop in Penny Lane on a drizzly London morning. It is the most nostalgic song about Britain that I have heard.
This should be declared Britain's national song.
When the music gods came down from mount Olympus they had 3 sons who were left at the fire station on penny lane. When they grew up they chanded there names to Ringo, Paul, and George. They wrote this song together...
Brilliant theme, wonderful playing, stunning production, amazing musical ambition combined with a wistful, yearning lyric. Strawberry Fields is incredible, but this tops it.
The Piccolo Trumpet solo is to die for. Ought to be number one really. A brilliant fusion of Baroque and rock!
This song is beautiful, lyrical, and one of the great iconic songs the Beatles produced! I can't help but be swept up by the momentum and happiness whenever I listen to it, and of course the movie it inspired is incredible too!
This was the first Beatles song I ever heard in my life. I've been singing it since I was in 2nd grade. It's a very random, cool song. I can't believe it is only #27! It deserves to at least be higher than 20!
In the town where I pooped, lived a weird guy, who peed his pants, and he was told, to be kicked in the nuts, every one around him, laughed out loud. BORING AND laugh out loud
One of Ringo's finest songs to have sung!
I can't believe the Real Love version is now rare. Still, each version is excellent!
This would be the best Beatles track, in my opinion. Released in 1966, the Beatles opened up the scene for real psychedelic music. Always ahead of their time, the Beatles played numerous instruments on limited tracks, played sections backwards and included noise, like whistles, horns, traffic, talking. Revolver was where the Beatles really experimented with sound and became the best and most influential band of all time.
A difficult song for many to like due to its lack of a recognizable or catchy melody (in my view), but for crazy, creative and experimental musicianship it is simply phenomenal. It sounds nothing at all like a song of the 60s. It could equally have been written recently or in the future and still sound contemporary. A song written around a single chord and driven along relentlessly by drum and bass style break beats, in 1965, 30 years before mainstream music develops the drum and bass style! Honestly where on earth were these guys getting this from? You just got to listen and admire the sheer creativity and innovation.
The amazing backdrop of Indian classical instruments merged eloquently with Ringo's unorthodox drum play makes this song loud but still soul engrossing. The voices of John and Paul feels warm when heard with a backdrop of a flanged instrument play. There is a method in the chaos if you can notice it. It is one of those songs which will have polarizing listener's opinion.
This is a great song, which marks the end of the "Beatlemania era" and into the era where The Beatles focused on being songwriters, and experimented with new types of songs. This song is like part one to "A Day in the Life".
I always get this song mixed up with the band "Lynrd Skynrd", mostly because the rhyming. It's a great song, and if I finally got the two figured out, Helter Skelter can only be summed up in six words: I'VE GOT BLISTERS ON MY FINGERS!
Love this song. The reason I love The Beatles so much is because they have so many softer songs that are a pleasure to listen to, but they also have songs like this which are just HEAVY and ROCKING!
This song along with You Really Got Me, Black Sabbath and Born To Be Wild created metal. I guess Deep Purple and Zeppelin helped too.
This certainly isn't the best Beatles song. That title goes to A Day in the Life. But this is my favorite Beatles song. And I don't even like heavy metal.
I adore this song a bit too much, I listened to it for the first time in 2005 and it has been one of my favorite songs ever since then. It's just a completely amazing song, I can't even describe how much I love this song, all I can say now is that it's perfect and I can't believe it's not in the top ten, to be honest.
Feeling a bit sad that this song is only at number 23. In my opinion I think it deserves much more recognition. But to be honest this just shows how many amazing Beatles songs there are. This is at least in my top 5 Beatles songs.
Blackbird is definitely one of the most beautiful song ever. Written by Paul McCartney in the album The Beatles. It is under appreciated song that deserves much more credit.
Subtle poetic lyric that epitomizes hope. Just an acoustic guitar is enough for this one, A bit different from many Beatles songs...it doesn't need to be #1 to be special.