Best Beatles Songs

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81 You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)

This song is another one of those that displays the sheer mastery of the Beatles at their craft. The Anthology version is my favourite. It has so much sampling and tempo shifting and it transports you instantly to a smoky late night jazz bar. Listen to this song and admire the masters at their work. - gotlbh

Not really a great song but if I'm in the mood I find it very catchy

Most underrated song ever.

82 Blue Jay Way

Amazing atmospheric track.

George is my favorite Beatle

Please don't be long... Please don't be long... Please don't be long... Please don't be long...Please don't be long...Please don't be long...

83 You've Got to Hide Your Love Away

Is a song way ahead of his time. Timeless. Lyrics that seem simple but they head straight to the bones, that's what has always characterized the genius of Lennon. It should be on the top ten, with Something and Don't let me down.

I dunno why but this song tears my heart out. It should be among the top twenty at least! It's got awesome lyrics, and I totally relate to it.

I've heard all the supposed best Beatles song but this one was the best one period, even better than Hey Jude, I prefer Mcartney overall but this lennon song is definitely the best I have heard.

I was eight years old when the Beatles came to Melbourne Australia. My family did not even own a record player but I was well aware of who the Beatles were and how their songs sent a tingle down my spine. Then, a year later the movie Help arrived on our screens. It was filled with the tom-foolery the Beatles were known for, and the songs were atypical of what we expected from the greatest band in the world, but one song stood out from the rest, and it was, You've Got to Hide Your Love Away. Another Lennon Masterpiece among Beatles masterpieces given to world. I was, and am in awe.


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84 Within You Without You

Too sad that this masterpiece stands at 100. Its not one of the best, but THE BEST song of George Harrison and of course of The Beatles. Just listen to beautiful lyrics and the rendition of the Indian music with tabla uniquely combined with the magical Sitar. A classic masterpiece!

Listen to this on acid lol

Nowhere near the best, but I like it a lot

The greatest Beatles song ever obviously Indian influenced

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85 From Me to You

This is the very best Beatles song! I love it.

I love this song but 123

Perhaps the best song of the young Beatles

One of the most favorite song

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86 Do You Want to Know a Secret

Truly brilliant song that you could listen to over and over, never growing tired of it. It's a song you love to sing along to and hum as you're walking home

Captures perfectly the early beatles vocal sound and arranging. Full of life...short and sweet but rings in your head for the rest of the day.

Should Much higher, Comen Guys

87 Lovely Rita

Seriously underrated. One of my favourite Beatles songs

Very hip and cool song regardless of the message

Underrated. The best outro ever. Love the piano!


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88 Free as a Bird

The Beatles wrote this song after their brake up and recorded it after John died.

Jesus! This should be better than the top 20 more than the 100's.

I remember this being the very first Beatle song I heard. Dem memories :D - BeeBlue


89 I'm Happy Just to Dance with You

One of their most underrated songs from an underrated album. Seriously, in my opinion A Hard Day's Night rivals their experimental stuff, don't care what people say.

My favorite Beatles song of all times. George's kills it, his singing is on top.

It is so good and awesome

This is my favorite Beatles song. I listen to it on repeat all the time.

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90 Think for Yourself

Fuzz guitar harmonies think for yourself George government intense emotion keys anger oh boy love it love it

91 Things We Said Today

Wow! Biggest disappointment. Why so high? I think it's the best Beatles song ever written.

Can't get this tune out of my mind! Simple and yet so gratifying!

92 Good Day Sunshine

I think this song is very underrated. There are songs by the Beatles that I like better then this one, but this one is catchy and has a nice rhythm to it. Give it a listen and you'll see what I mean.

Some great instruments in the background give this song a really wonderful, positive sound. Great vocals and lyrics elevate it into a masterpiece.

The FIRST Beatles' song I ever heard: driving on the Siobhan in Germany. Changed my life.

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93 Rocky Raccoon

I loved this song as a kid, listening to my dad's Beatles CDs and I still listen to it frequently today; it never gets old. -

This is an interesting song. It's different and cool. Written by Paul McCartney in the album The Beatles.

I had a tough decision over rocky racoon and USSR because I really like RR the best but I know most people would probably like USSR better. RR brings out the cowboy in all of us and tells a great story about a man who loses his lady to another guy and Rocky tries too get her back in a showdown. This is a catchy song and fun to sing.

2nd best beatles song this and taxman are so underrated strawberry fields is the best walrus is 3rd.

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94 Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite!

Very original masterpiece with awesome production. The song is overall very unpredictable with a few bar changes. You can listen to this song over and over again and you will never stop hearing new details and instruments in the sound picture.

The melody, played on one to me unknown instrument, in the middle of the song is incredibly beautiful and still makes me cry.

The end of the song has one of the most impressive organ arrangements ever conceived.
In short: this is some very impressive piece of music.

One more time... Who does this? All John - John09

95 The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
96 Sexy Sadie

I can't see this is at 87, a masterpiece by lennon. Should be on much higher number.It should be somewhere at 40

Definitely the best song on the White Album along with Helter Skelter in my opinion. The piano line is amazing. More people need to hear this song.

Probably top 20 song, I can't understand why is here

97 Martha My Dear

It's so cute that Paul wrote this for his dog, Martha. Great song!

Complex, delicate and always makes me smile

The production on this song is absolutely impeccable. The transition to the rock section is so good.

,Amazing complex

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98 It's All Too Much

"It's All Too Much" is a beautiful song which tragically isn't as appreciated. Its horns, its thrashing guitars, it's messy, but that gives off a raw, emotional feel to the whole thing. I especially love the ending, where the song falls apart, to where it feels like it's breaking down, like it truly is too much.

I don't know what it is about this song, but I could listen to it forever! I don't think I could say that about most other Beatles songs, but this one just never gets old!

Like a chant that expands into forever.


99 I'll Be Back
100 Boys

Love this song with all my heart! Ringo's vocals on it are amazing, and its definitely the best song on Please Please Me - kaitlynrad11

Its guitar solo on the bridge played by George Harrison was super duper fantastic!

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