Best Beatles Songs

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41 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

Brilliant

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42 We Can Work It Out

It may be short but it gets its point across very clearly. "Life is very short and there's no time for fussing and fighting, my friend. " There's a whole life lesson to be learnt from that slightly mournful, yet humbly optimistic, line.

Most underrated song in history! Lennon-McCartney's greatest collaboration

We can work it out is the really best song of the Beatles I think! You must listen for the sound.

The best of the beatles hands down

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43 For No One

I agree with the guy above me - thefrozenlemon

The French horn solo is the epitome of awesomeness. Overall, BOSS.

I agree so much with the last comment. This song is really beautiful, and in my opinion one of their best songs

One of my favorites from paul - marmalade_skies

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44 Don't Let Me Down

A real lennon soul bearing moment and some of the best vocals he put down on vinyl. Paul adds a romping bass line to support the singing and the billy preston synth hits a brilliant counterpoint. Shame the split soon afterwards as it showed just how awesome they still were. Check out the video on the roof of the abbey road studio. All these modern four and five piece guitar bands can only dream of such an effortless style and quality. - gotlbh

This is my favourite Beatles song it is honestly so beautiful. Not only is the chorus magnificent, but the verses are too! This should be higher on the list.

I was very please with "Don't Let Me Down"to be underrated and be at #60.

It's THE BEST M8

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45 Rain

THE most underrated Beatles song in all of their catalog. People really need to branch out a little bit more with their music. The Beatles isn't just all "Hey Jude" and "I wanna hold your hand". John and Paul had some amazing stuff that you never hear.

Nobody ever talks about this song and i don't understandy why? - BKAllmighty

Just listen to the drumming on this song and compare it to everything else going on in 1965 (I think it was 65,or 66). Where on earth were these guys getting these ideas and rhythms from? And they buried it on a B side single and never put it on an album! Oh and the bass line is insane as well.

The drums, the bass. For most bands, this would be the best thing they'd ever one by country mile...

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46 Paperback Writer

one of the most hard songs by them! I freaking love it - rock2metal

Famous opening guitar and their voice is brilliant! And remember, it's their only #1 song in 1966. PAPERBACK WRITER! Really love this song... Vote it guys!

One of their most catchy songs with a great opening - Ajkloth

I love this song so much. - VenomxShocker

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47 Eight Days a Week

More innovation with the idea of a fade in to the start of the song. A nice collaboration that bounces along. Surprised it hasn't popped up sooner but it shows the depth of the beatles legacy - gotlbh

This is my childhood song! It is brilliant and contains everything that everyone loves about The Beatles.

This is my favourite song!

Greatest song period.

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48 Taxman

One of the best songs they ever made, Its got an awesome riff and great lyrics, Paul's guitar solo is so great.

Who Dosen't Like This Song?

I think it's a great rock and roll song and I think it's one of George's best.

What 62nd position. this song must be in top fifteen.. harrison wrote beautiful songs and this is one of the bests. vote!

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49 Hey, Bulldog

That piano riff is so catchy! Its just an amazing song, I love paul's barking at the end of the song!

The Song is catchy and has a great bass. What more can you ask from a Beatles song.

Ridiculously catchy bass, distinctive vocals, thoughtful (if a bit cryptic) lyrics... it's /weird/ in the best sense of the term, and it certainly sounds like they're having fun with it. Easily one of their best.

Fab Tune. Ending is a little ragged but a wicked effort.

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50 I'm Only Sleeping

I personally think that this is an amazing song. It's not one of their more popular songs because it's pretty simple, but I still think it's beautiful. I love the expressions John uses in his voice. "I'm Only Sleeping" is probably one of my favorite songs by the Beatles. Also, one of my favorite bands, The Vines, remade this song, and did a fairly decent job at it. Even my dad, who is a Beatles fanatic and flower child, really liked their cover of the song.

This song is very underrated. Has some great reversed guitar solos, and nice vocals. - IronSabbathPriest

Most overrated Beatles song. It's true masterpiece. It's felts me like...

Best one

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51 And I Love Her

This is the first Beatles song I have listened, after listening to others over and over again, I still fell this is the best!

I love this song because its a love song and those are the best songs ever! The Beatles this is your best song ever and I hope that I can find more songs like this and my comment helps more people vote for this and we get to find out which song out of the Beatles top ten is the beat thank you a lot for letting me write my opinion about my song bye bye!

A real simple and beautiful ballad, minor key giving it a really sad feel, with a bossa nova rhythm and showcasing Paul at his early best. Already the band was laying down new sounds and sign posting the creativity that was soon to burst out in the studio. Quite amazing it is currently at 96 in the catalogue but then, what a catalogue! - gotlbh

A beautifully simple ballad, showcasing the melancholic style that McCartney would develop throughout the Beatles career (yesterday, for no one etc). Sort of a bosa nova type rhythm with the bongos rather than drums, and a minor key guitar to give it that sad edge. A testimony to this amazing band that it is 103 on the list. Most bands would kill to have a song like this in their repertoire.

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52 The Fool on the Hill

Great song, heavily underrated in my opinion, the best song of the great quartet

Beautiful so lost & underrated give me this song any time over long and winding road. ANYTIME!

53 Dear Prudence

One of my favorite songs ever, just gotta love it. It makes the world seem less complicated, Dear Prudence, won't you com out and play?

This should be far more up the list. It is just a simple but breathtakingly beautiful piece of music. This is one of the songs that show what a brilliant composer John Lennon was!

I love this is song. It's amazing in all ways you can possibly imagine. This should be way higher on the list.

Get this higher. - Powerfultekin

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54 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

How could it 43 first of all this is very original song not like others. And even I like other Beatles songs this is more than a song think carefully

I memorized all of the words and it is my second favorite song but if rocky racoon was never made this song would be my favorite

This song is one of the best song ever, it's just so catchy! It deserves at least in the top 10!

Surprisingly low! - olliv

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55 Octopus's Garden

I can't believe this song is placed here!... This song really takes you to an octopus' garden! The song is simple yet so deep and peaceful.. Makes me happy every time I hear it..

When I heard this song I was taken into a new dimension. This is by far the best Beatles song there is. I didn't know it was possible to have so much love and admiration for something. Simply a masterpiece

I think that this song should at least be in the top 20s this is The Beatles best song ever right next to Strawberry Fields Forever and Penny Lane what were you guys think in putting this masterpiece song in the 70s there is something wrong with you guy's brains or something. Come on you guys can do a whole lot better than this I just know you can
Peace out
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This song is one of my favorite beatles songs it makes my bad day a good day all I have to do is listen to it at makes me the best I can be

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56 All My Loving

I think this is one of Paul's best. The lyrics are great and I love Paul's vocals. My favorite part is "All my loving, I will send to you, all my loving, darling I'll be true". Just can't get over its greatness.

This Song gives me immense happiness, and invokes that feeling of love in ones mind, it also speaks of true loyalty and love, making it the best..

It is really hard to rank Beatles songs because they're all so good, but this one should be moved up. However, I'll admit the hardest part is deciding what to move down.

This song really captures that classic Beatles sound at their best.
So much excitement out of a simple song.
It's truly amazing and will never be duplicated again.

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57 Abbey Road Medley

As the years have passed the second side of the abbey Road album has got more and more attention because of the "suite" of songs from "you never give me your money" through to "the end". All told about 17 minutes or so of continous music that was clearly designed to be heard as one continous piece. It has the repeated theme of "you never give me your money" to show the listener that it is in fact one long song of many parts. And oh my God what a stunning piece of music it is, blurring the boundaries between pop and classical like never before or since. It's beautiful. If we are now looking back on this "suite" as in fact a song consisting of several parts it is in my view the best song they ever composed. - gotlbh

This song over all just has great sound and I love how it tells a story

Beautiful songs strung together.You can feel the emotion through Paul's voice particularly in Golden Slumbers.Love it.

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58 Oh! Darling

Paul's best vocal performance ever, in fact the best Beatles vocal performance ever. It was also a John Lennon favorite and he wanted to sing lead on this song... Happy Paul did instead as in my opinion he was a far better singer.

The young Paul McCartney leaves nothing behind when he screams out the vocals. It is absolutely phenomenal.

Personal favorite, SORRY, ALL PAUL AT HIS BEST! - John09

For just the vocal alone...

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59 Can't Buy Me Love

What? This is one of the best songs ever by the Beatles and its here at 49? This is hilarious. Its gotta be at least in the top 5! Just 0.2%? My Goodness...

I'm not a huge Beatles fan, but this song always cheers me up- I have to listen this at least once day!

I don't care too much for money, money can't buy me love... Great meaning, not drug song.

Should be #3. Great Beatles song and this is when they really got into their element of song writing and play Ng.

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60 I Saw Her Standing There

She was just seventeen, you know what I mean, and the way she looked was way beyond compare, I couldn't dance with another, when I saw her standing there

An Excellent piece by the Beatles. One of their better early songs.

P.S. I love all Beatles songs equally

This song is another classic rock n' roll song created by the Beatles, and it's a great dancing song that will get you singing and dancing. McCartney did a great job singing this and no one else could do it better. Over all, this is a great song and you should dance to it some time.

Great dance song.

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