Most Underrated Beatles Songs
The Top Ten
Love this song. And among their later era songs, it is definitely and incredibly underrated. Arguably, the recording of this song marks the last time the Beatles were... well, the Beatles. Now bear with me here when I explain that statement.
It was recorded in January 1968. The band wasn't even planning to record that day. They were actually just going in the studio to film a promotional video for the Lady Madonna single. The concept for the video was to show the band at work in the studio so the film crew just planned to, more or less, have the band pose in the studio as if they were recording. Somewhere along the way... nobody is quite sure whose idea it was... they decided to just record a real song since they were going to be in the studio anyway. Paul was the worker bee so it seems like he would be the one who had the idea first, but "Hey Bulldog" was John's song so maybe his competitive streak compelled him to want to records.
Anyway, back to my point ...more
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.
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?
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
I absolutely love this song. I want to slow dance with my date to this song at prom!
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.
Shes not a girl who misses much to because happiness is a warm gun.
All great and underrated!
Not only a great song on its own, but it helped inspire Paranoid Android
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
"Gather round all you clowns"
This is 170 on the Beatles best songs of all time, but it's one of my favorite Beatles songs. - Songsta41
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
I love it, it needs more attention
They have many beautiful and so underrated tracks. Now I vote for this one. I really think "Rocky Raccoon" deserved better recognition - Irina2932
This song is AMAZING. It should be number one. I absolutely love
I love blackbird, but I think its got to much recognicion to be "underrated". This song is fun, and always makes me happy
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!
George Harrison's first true masterpiece in my opinion, and one of my personal favorites. Just great hard rock, and a year before Helter Skelter and Revolution!
This and Hey Bulldog are the best songs on any Beatles album.
Great track. Kinda of a hybrid song. Half melodic and half hard rock.
Just a classic Beatles song as well as a good hard rock song!
Seriously one of my favourite Beatles and McCartney song. Beautiful tune and lovely melody.
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
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
Best song.. Rocking..melodic and enlightening!
A truly great, kind of anonymous track, hiding near the end of Rubber Soul
The best Beatles song ever!
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
One of the best songs by the Beatles and one that is criminally overlooked on Sgt. Pepper's tracklisting. It's hard to ever hear people casually talking about it or mention this song even among hard-core Beatles fans. Probably my favourite song by the band and a must listen for understanding Paul McCartney's writing genius.
Most underrated Beatles song ever in my opinion.
Please don't be long (to listen to this)
Please don't you be very long (to listen to this)
Please don't be long
Or I may be asleep
Please listen to this one, its been one of my favourites since I was a child.
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
Why the heck is this song on the list?!?!?! Blackbird is one of the most famous Beatles songs of their career! This song is nowhere near underrated!
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?
The best song from "the best album ever". One of the most interesting songs the Beatles ever recorded, and beautiful lyrics
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.
Lol, what is George Harrison's obsession with Indian music? - IronSabbathPriest
This song is incredible and yet so hated. - Beatlesboy9
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.
Love the guitar playing.
This and Blue Jay Way would be my top two underrated Beatles songs
I love Abby Road.
Flat earthers should listen to this. - Misfire
An amazing song by Ringo Starr
This song exemplifies john's unending brilliance. It is a lush melody with an otherworldly feeling. The lyrics can easily stand on their own as poetry and I have been promised that this song will be played at my funeral.
So beautiful... - TopTenTed
So underrated. Great song start and a catchy and good piece of music the entire song.
Ringo has an amazing voice in this!
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.
This was from the first album, please please me and best song on the album. I am so hooked up on it, playing it in loop for months. Everything about this song is beautiful and most people don't know this. RIP Arthur Alexander
Hi, I tried listing my top ten most underrated, but half of them don't appear on your list. I did vote for hey bulldog, rain, this boy, she said she said, and your bird can sing. But where is Dear Prudence, Drive my car, Everyones got something to hide except for me and my monkey, You can't do that, and Tell me why? I'd also add that an honorable mention goes to yes it is, I'm down, and Here there and every where.
It's a LOVELY tune, for sure, and the three part harmony is gorgeous. Not to mention that Lennon really knew how to put all his soul and emotion into his music.
Thank you John. So underrated. Lilting, lush melodies and beautiful, heartfelt lyrics.
It just describes my life everyday LOL
Released only as the flip side of "I Feel Fine," this is one of the best B-sides in the Beatles collection. Rain usually gets the consensus nod as the best B-side, with Revolution also essentially being as well known as most A-sides. So in a way, because no one ever even mentions this gem from 1964, in which Paul apparently played the lead guitar, it may be their most underrated B-side. If you haven't heard it, give it a listen! - Jude_Rigby
The vocals are amazing!
I just find it funny how this song is underrated on the a list that ranks the most underrated Beatles songs. This song is phenomenal and one of the best songs on Abbey Road. Everyone should listen to this.
This song is simply beautiful. I love this! It is so underrated in the Medley mix! Paul's voice sounds great!
I wouldn't expect this down here lol
Great piece musically and lyrically.
Literally my favorite song ever.
Wait, I thought everyone hated this
I love this song. Best art song ever - westofohio
Great Harrison song with a creepy tone to it. This said creepy tone makes it fit perfectly on part 2 of the white album. Other than that it's a calm relaxing song with beautiful double track harmonies. Surprised nobody mentioned this one already?
Such a great song. Very underrated yet so good.
Way too underrated! Such a simple song, so catchy, I never get tired of listening to it - TheGameBoy815
One of the most underrated Beatles song
How can this song be overrated if it hit #1 - westofohio
Best beatles song in my opinion, shows off every members ability to harmonise and hit high notes, really catchy too!
This is the only Beatles song I don't like. They are out of key. They tried to do another This Boy, and it didn't work - westofohio
Dunno why, just love it
A great song with great vocals yet I never hear it mentioned much! A big shame!
This should be near the top if the list.
One of my favourite songs on help - SammySpore
Another great tune by the greatest group of all time.