Top 10 Scariest Beatles Songs

The Top Ten
1 Revolution 9 - The Beatles (White Album)

One time, I was at my friend's house for her birthday party/sleepover. Everyone was doing who knows what, but two of my friends and I walked to my friend's Alexa and said, "Alexa, play Revolution 9" because it's a creepy song and the lights just happened to be turned off. She played it, and my two friends were so freaked out.

The "you become naked" bit is really disturbing and makes me uncomfortable.

I was so scared of this song, I almost cried out of fear.

2 Blue Jay Way - Magical Mystery Tour

By far the most unusual compositional structure. Coupled with the eerie echoes of a thematic undercurrent, there's nothing stronger than the seemingly despair-filled intro.

Distantly layered, the vocals portray a miasmatic discomfort through the overwhelming aspects of emptiness. I personally rank it as the fourth scariest-sounding composition ever produced. Few musicians have attuned the atmosphere to these patterns in such a convincingly original way, and few songs could ever hope to utter such lostness.

Enchantingly frightful, both as a standalone track and within its contextual history.

3 Because - Abbey Road

The mixture of the sounds gives this an almost happy but off-sounding vibe, and I love it.

This song sounds kind of mysterious. I like it.

4 Tomorrow Never Knows - Revolver

I find almost all of these songs rather creepy, except for Because and I'm Only Sleeping. The seagulls, the vocals fed through a Leslie speaker, and the backward guitar solo on this song give me shivers.

I LOVE this song. It is eerie, and I love it! The avant-garde in this song is awesome and unique!

5 I Want You (She's So Heavy) - Abbey Road

Because of the white noise? Also, the song suddenly stops.

Fun fact, when John Lennon screams, "YEEAAAH!" you can hear a faint voice say, "What was that about?"

6 Helter Skelter - The Beatles (White Album)

At the end when all the noise comes back!

7 Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
8 The Fool On the Hill - Magical Mystery Tour
9 I Am the Walrus - Magical Mystery Tour

The most disturbing song I've ever heard. Deserves to be number one.

What is this even about? Goo goo g'joob? Pornographic priestess? Really?

The lyrics are supposed to be nonsensical.

10 Maxwell's Silver Hammer - Abbey Road

"Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
Came down upon her head.
Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
Made sure that she was dead."

It's an upbeat-sounding song with dark lyrics.

It's literally a song about a murderer?

The Contenders
11 Only a Northern Song - Yellow Submarine
12 A Day in the Life - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

The high-pitched noise and the weird loop of noises at the end are unsettling.

I could not see it any other way!

13 Its All Too Much - Yellow Submarine
14 Long, Long, Long - The Beatles (White Album)

The song is quiet at the beginning and middle. It's just an average meditative track by George Harrison. But just as you fall asleep, you have nightmares due to the ending. It's eerie and frightening. This deserves to be number one!

Most of the song is quiet, and the notes they play are kind of frightening. But that ending, with George's calling and the sound of a falling bottle, is one of the scariest things I've ever heard.

I feel solidarity knowing I'm not alone in having been scared by this song.

15 Run for Your Life - Rubber Soul

Creepy, controlling, manipulative guy who wants to kill his ex... This isn't number one, WHY?

16 I'm Only Sleeping - Revolver
17 Strawberry Fields Forever - Magical Mystery Tour
18 Eleanor Rigby - Revolver

A song that sounds nice at the start, and you think, "Oh wow, they are going to become friends at the end!" No, they don't. Eleanor Rigby freaking DIES! What? That's so sad and depressing. My sister cried in her room for two days because of how scary and sad it was.

Lyrically very pessimistic, and the strings in the background are menacing.

19 What's the New Mary Jane
20 Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - The Beatles
21 Octopus's Garden - The Beatles
22 The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill - The Beatles
23 You Can't Do That - A Hard Day's Night
24 She Said She Said - Revolver
25 Cry Baby Cry - The Beatles (White Album)

"Can you take me back where I came from. Can you take me back..." (shivers)

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