Best Beatles Songs

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21 Across the Universe

My all time favourite Beatles song. It's so dreamy. The lyrics are so weird and yet kind of meaningful. I just love everything about it, but I still don't know what jai guru deva means... Think I'm gonna Google it...

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.

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! )

Best

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22 Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

The opening sitar tunes are unique! I being from India makes me wonder what amount of genius these guys must have possessed as they seamlessly blended Indian music with American pop style. This work is so hard that we still do not hear Indian music's fusion in mainstream pop styles of today. Long Live The Music Of These Geniuses. Harrison truly ROCKS!

If you consider their entire body of work as a group, in my opinion this tune best represents all that they had to offer and represented a major turn in pop music. This piece of work was completely flawless in its execution and resonated with the dominant youth culture of the time as well as those among the older generation that appreciated good art.

Amazing song! Not credited enough! I love how interesting the sitar makes the song as well

The best song nice sitar played by Harrison

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23 Helter Skelter

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.

Slash (Guns n' Roses) says this is one of his top 3 songs. Probably the heaviest Beatles song. Very catchy!

This is one of my all-time favorite songs; it deserves to be at least in the top ten. This song is heavy and rocks completely through. I love it so much. - maarilynmaanson

Best song! this influenced Charles Manson, Yeah!

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24 All You Need is Love

Greatest song ever written, Listen to it every day
"I still believe all you need is love, you know, but I don't believe that eh, just, saying it is gonna do it you know, I mean I still believe in the fact that love is what we all need"

This is there best song ever in my book.

HOW IS THIS NUMBER 23?
It's such an amazing song. All you ned is love!

Actly, all you need is the Beatles.

Number 21?
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!

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25 Revolution

One of John Lennon's best creations. Has a good rock intro, then I love the scream and then talks about a revolution. Lennon does a great job singing this, and you get addicted to this song fast and puts you in a good mood.

just great.. you will be inspired not by the music but by the way the complex and cruel the song is when it comes to sweetness and tenderness of any band artist

I can see why hey jude's first, I want to hold your hand should be second, and this one third even though it's my favorite. - Queen-aholic

You better free your mind instead... Great vision

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26 Yellow Submarine

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 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 song is very werid, it's random and epic, and also cool, we all live in a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine, and so on. llo

Too below here..

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27 Get Back

"Get Back" is totally my best song ever in my life because its galloping-like beat makes you dance so hard that you may sweat hardly! Hope that you would like this song. Luckily it got number one in both in United States, in United Kingdom and in other countries of the world.
This song is intended to be the Beatles' second greatest song ever, behind "Hey Jude". Congrats Paul McCartney, You've got the best performance on that song with your band mates!

Get back is amazing should be in top ten.
Jojo was a boy get back get back rocks it is the best I've heard.
Thanks Beatles you rock

"Get Back" is my most favorite Beatles song ever because its galloping-like beat can make you dance hard that sweats you hardly! Hope that you would like it. This song is strongly intended to be in the top two, behind "Hey Jude".
This song reached number one in America, in Britain and in other countries of the world. Congrats Sir Paul McCartney, you did the great job of this songs and you rock me hard along with your bandmates.

This is better then hey jude

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28 Happiness is a Warm Gun

How this is 32. It's in my top 5 for sure, and I know all Beatles Songs. Maybe it's just my taste, but the tone, the optimistic lyrics, the changing moments, the chorus, I think it's a masterpiece from any point you listen it.
Seriously, I'm a little confused about this top tens...

I love this song a lot mostly towards the end, but I like how there's four parts in the song: Donated to the National trust, I need a fix cause I'm going down, mother superior jumped the gun and finally Happiness is a warm gun. Paul McCartney also sounds a lot like Queen at the end.

John Lennon sang this song, unless you mean the background singing

An unreal song, arguably their best, and somewhat overlooked.

The Breeders did a good cover of this song

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29 A Hard Day's Night

It's really catchy 'It's been a hard days night and I've been working, like a dog.. It's been a hard days night I should be sleeping like alog, and when I get home to you I find the things that you do, you make me feel alright' Soawesome! - Ally131

My favorite early Beatles record. The interchange of lead vocals between John an Paul are a standout. It has sentimental value for it was the first Beatles record I heard when collecting a record player with my then teenage cousin back on a hot summers day in 1964 when I was just six years old. The shop owner played it because it was number one! I have been a Beatles music fan ever since.

This has to be in the top ten - rocker1796

You never forget the words to this song. - olliv

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30 Nowhere Man

Really fresh sounding still after all these years. The melody is so memorable and the guitars are soaring.

The reason my favorite beatles song is nowhere man is because it just never gets old every other song gets old after a while but this one never does! I love the beatles!

This is the best song of that period in their writing Beatles 65 - Rubber Soul

Love this song:) The one that really got me into the Beatles cause I heard a cover of it on T.V. and I really wanted to hear the original, totally addicted.

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31 The End

This short finale to Abbey Road is the last time the beatles jammed together and what a session! The 3 way guitar joust between john, paul and george is simply awesome. And what better way to sign off after 7 years of genius than with a song like this. Goodbye boys! - gotlbh

I like this song mostly because of the awesome drum solos and, I think, George Harrison's best guitar solo. Even though there's not much singing, the Beatles still do a good job putting the lyrics together.

The most profound sentence in the history of music.

Even after almost 50 years, it still thrills

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32 Ticket to Ride

Sure hard to decide, but this one is my favorite, I think

The is a cool and fun song that is always fun to hear. Written by John Lennon with Paul McCartney in the album Help!.

I think I'm gonna be sad,
I think it's today, yeah.
The girl that's driving me mad
Is going away.
She's got a ticket to ride,
But she don't care. PERFECTION! And the drums are amazing! The best song of The Beatles

Not a big fan of the Beatles, this is there best by far

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33 Hello, Goodbye

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!

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.

Their most catchy song - marmalade_skies

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34 I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Why is this song not even in the top 30!? It should be in the top 10!

One of the greatest songs ever! Its very dark. At the end when it starts to get more and more distorted is just amazing! - dragon13304

This song is so intense it blows my mind every time I listen to it

This song introduced me to music outside of a pop song...opened up a new world...drove my dad crazy. 😊

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35 Here, There and Everywhere

How is this not rated higher on the list. John Lennon said that this was his favorite Beatles song ever. It's just so pretty.

This song may not be the best song beatles had made, but it makes me feel that beatles were real psychiartrists/scientists in the field of music. They just make your mind blow. I wish I were in their time for I would die to hear them play live

Classic. Best song from Revolver. Probably the 2nd most beautiful melody McCartney ever produced, next to "Hey Jude", of course.

I was surprised to hear Paul McCartney perform this (2016-07-21) as I didn't think he had the vocal range anymore. Turns out he does! His live version differed from the original--Paul played piano, rather than guitar, and the backing vocals were more subtle. It reminded me of "The Long and Winding Road" or "My Love." - PetSounds

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36 She Loves You

WITH A LOVE LIKE THAT, YOU KNOW YOU SHOULD BE GLAD!
this song really rocks! - rock2metal

His was literally the first Beatles song I've ever heard, and I loved it immediately. This song just makes me want to wiggle around and giggle. Its adorable! :3

Best in 1963 beside I Want To Hold Your Hand. #32? What a joke? "She loves you yeah yeah yeah". Simply brilliant. Yeah I know there's to many Beatles great song. But this song is simply masterpiece should be at top 15

Best song

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37 The Long and Winding Road

This song was spoiled in my view by the hamming up the producers gave it on the original let it be release and I didn't really appreciate the song until I heard the scaled back sound on the subsequent naked. Listening to this version, it strikes me as a beautiful song, poignant and with a wonderful harmony of piano and, presumable some kind of loosely strung guitar riff that pipes up between the words. I urge all fans to give this a listen and bring it up the list. - gotlbh

How is this so low!? Naked version is simply beautiful

Gorgeous, completely immersive and ethereal tune. Listening to it never ceases to bring the chills.

It is just a very buetiful song.

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38 You Never Give Me Your Money

This one song contains more instrumentation and musical variation than most other bands put into an entire album. As I understand it, the song is actually itself a merging of several different unfinished song ideas into one, and when you listen to it you can really hear the different song themes, tempos and rhythms all in there. All told, it creates an incredibly varied and creative sound and is definitely in my opinion an underrated song in the Beatles catalog.

By far the most underrated Beatles song, quite possibly even top 10 material. It's the perfect start to the Abbey Road Medley, which was the final and most amazing composition by The Beatles. The arpeggiated guitar pretty much represents what made them iconic - how they kept experimenting with new styles even at the very end.

One of the most underrated Beatles songs. This is extremely complex melodically. It kicks off the Abbey Road Medley, which could be argued as the Beatles magnum opus. The lyrics are also genius. This song should be in the top 5.

So beautiful

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39 Back in the U.S.S.R.

"let me hear your balalaikas ringing out!"

This is definitely one of the better songs in "The White Album" and has a good sound. One thing I still can't figure out is if George or Paul sings this song.

I like this song because it's a good rock n" roll song, but also is a great song to listen to, sing to, and enjoy. George has an awesome solo, Paul sings it great and in part of the song they sound like the Beach Boys. Over all, It's a fun song to dance to and is a joy to a lot of Beatles fans.

Love the energy and humor - marmalade_skies

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40 She Said She Said

Drum roles off this planet, trippy guitar. Was this really written in 1965 (or 66? ). Revolver at its very best. Still awesome nearly 50 years later.

Nothing out of brit pop could compare - this sets the sound for a future movement and leaves them all in its wake

Revolver gone bonkers, with paul from another dimension on the bass and ringo stepping off a spaceship to do some trippy drums. Makes other 60s bands sound so dull. - gotlbh

The Beatles without Paul! George at basd

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