Most Underrated Beatles Songs

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1 Rain

Over Half of the people that I talk to about the Beatles won't know this song. What a shame. - Beatlesboy9

Should've been on Revolver! Too great of a song to only have been released as a single.

Ringo's drum work alone should make this one a classic! Couple that with lyrics that show John Lennon's outstanding wordsmithing genius and you have one of the most underrated rock songs of all time! - RedClayDawg

I voted for this because it is a great song, and no one seems to know it D; also where is glass onion and fool on the hill?

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2 Hey Bulldog

This was just going to be a novelty song, but the Beatles' ended up taking it seriously and made on of their hardest songs ever. - queen11

Absolutely love this song. I've always had a love for this song, I would play it on repeat for days. If you haven't heard this masterpiece, LISTEN TO IT NOW! - kaitlynrad11

Like 70s prog and 70s metal all in one. Great piece from a great album. Yellow Submarine.

It isn't underrated, because it's terrible.

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3 You've Got to Hide Your Love Away

Brilliant vocals from Lennon and so easy to listen to. One of the gems of the help album. The whole album is underrated when you think about it... Ticket to ride, the night before, yesterday and of course, HELP

Has a very Dylan feel to it, love the stylistic change you can see in this song. Great lyrically and musically and deserves much more recognition

This is 170 on the Beatles best songs of all time, but it's one of my favorite Beatles songs. - Songsta41

"Gather round all you clowns"

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4 If I Fell

This may be the most underrated Beatles song of all time. The lyrics are haunting, the structure was revolutionary for the time (and still is) and the harmonies are impeccable. McCartney gets credit for writing love ballads, but "If I Fell" shows John Lennon's ballads were just as good, if not better, and reached deeper into the human psyche to touch the soul. Other great Lennon ballads that are underrated include "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" and "Woman". - RedClayDawg

This Beatles song is a very romantic song but at the same time it just has great harmonies and vocals, it really is a good song

fantastic harmony by the boys on this one.

One of John's actually very soft, sweet ballads, very overlooked

5 For No One

Amazing song. Incredibly underrated, one of Paul's sensitive, beautiful treasures

This is one of their best and one of those fast and frank ones

In my opinion, this song is way underrated. For No One is probably one of my favorite Beatkes songs, it should be higher on this list.

I don't know y this is not recognized as one of the fab four's best

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6 I'm Looking Through You

I love it, it needs more attention

7 And Your Bird Can Sing

agreed!!!! this song is so great, and it's sad that many people haven't heard it! - rock2metal

Such a rocking song - SammySpore

You say youve seen seven wonders and your bird is green

8 It's All Too Much

This and Hey Bulldog are the best songs on any Beatles album.

Just a classic Beatles song as well as a good hard rock song!

In my opinion best George Harrison track

9 Maxwell's Silver Hammer

His calm voice contrasts to the evilness of the song, and it works beautifully. The hammer is too loud and annoying though.

This song has been my favorite since I was about 5 and to this day I still have the lyrics memorized

Yes! Everything about this song is perfect! Thank you, whoever commented that.

Love this song and how it tells a story, deserves more love!

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10 Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!

This Beatles song is just a masterpiece, it deserves credit and it has a really good beat!

Why is it underrated? Best song ever!

John singing. Sgt Peppers - ShiftyMelon

The Contenders

11 I'll Follow the Sun

Great song and greatly underrated!

I don't know why this doesn't get as much love as it deserves!

I love this song and it DEFINITELY is underrated

12 Happiness is a Warm Gun

This song isn't mentioned as frequently, especially when talking about the White Album. It is amazing that amidst their struggles and tension, the Beatles were able to contribute their talents to a complex song with many parts.

The guitar in this song is just downright sexy

13 Blackbird

Subtle, beautiful and well-written and deserves more credit. Why it wasn't in the Blue Album I don't know. It's sad that people don't recognize the brilliance of this song!

Listen to this song. If you can ever seriously approach a sentence with the words "Beatles" and "underrated", this is as close as you can get.

Whatthe!? Blackbird is one of the more famous Beatles songs! How is it underrated?

14 Blue Jay Way
15 Within You Without You

You have to truly listen to the lyrics to understand the beauty of this song, don't pass it off as a boring hippy song.

George's best ever in his time with The Beatles. Deep, meaningful lyrics with mind blowing sitar music. Possibly my favorite Beatles song in existance.

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16 Wait

A truly great, kind of anonymous track, hiding near the end of Rubber Soul

17 She's Leaving Home

This song is completely underrated in Sgt. Pepper's. The hauntingly beautiful melancholy in the melody of this song really helps with the realness of the fictional story telling. Lennon and McCartney really reveal the sophisticated lyrical writing that they're capable of.

This is a great song, inspired by
John reading in the newspaper about a girl running away from home. Such a beautiful song with paul's vocals and a nice harp solo, often not given half as much credit as it's worth

Most underrated Beatles song ever in my opinion.

18 Baby, You're a Rich Man

This is the (in my opinion) the best song on Mystery Tour, but doesn't seem to get much attention. (Hey Bulldog, It's All Too Much and Blue Jay Way all deserve to be in the top ten)

Lennon's falsetto is flawless. Just amazing.

19 She Said She Said

From Ringo Starr's legendary performance on drums, to Harrison and Lennon's outstanding guitar-work, everything in this song shines. This song also showcases The Beatles ability to combine two separate songs into one effortlessly by having the middle eight be in a different time signature. While Tomorrow Never Knows is the highlight of Revolver, and Here, There, and Everywhere is the highlight on side 1, She Said She Said isn't that far from being the best song on the album and one of the most criminally underrated Beatles songs.

No one really seems to care about this song. When I first heard it, I couldn't stop listening to it. It was also the last song recorded for Revolver.

This is despicably low on the list.

Poor Peter Fonda. All he tried to do was reassure George Harrison that he wasn't dying from his LSD trip, thereby earning the ire of a tripped out Lennon, who made the song sound happy, even if Fonda creeped him out. Fonda's misfortune is our gain. This rocker and its twin (to me) 'And Your Bird Can Sing' have always been the two criminally underrated Lennom rockers from Revolver. Everyone remembers how different Tomorrow Never Knows was, but this and 'Bird' were more enjoyable.

20 I'll Be Back

A Hard Day's Night is an album packed with excellent songs even by their standards. Probably their best early work, it holds the distinction of being the only LP EVER to be entirely made up of original music composed by Lennon-McCartney. Despite all this, including an A-side that goes toe-to-toe with any other album side in Fab history, I always find myself itching to hear the last track on the album -- this highly underrated gem.

Inspired by Del Shannon's "Runaway", this is a great and very underrated song (mostly John's), with great guitar work by George (on a Ramirez classical) and beautiful harmonies by John and Paul.

Tearworthy but beautiful lyrics by John Lennon. The very anthem of hopeful heartbreak. The haunting melody and vocal harmonization make for a song that you listen to over and over again. Hidden gem on Hard Day's Night.

A great song. John at his best.

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