Top 10 Saddest Beatles Songs


The Top Ten

1 Yesterday

Believe it or not, this has just finished playing on the radio and I was in that relaxed state where you really listen to the lyrics and let them take you on a journey with them. Forgive me, but I'm not ready to come back yet.
Beautiful list by the way! - Britgirl

2 The Long and Winding Road

I get emotional every time I listen to it... I know its not about that but I always think about how much Paul misses John and longs to see him in heaven "don't keep me waiting here, lead me to your door"

I will not watch the Beatles documentary Let It Be because I am afraid I will cry.

I cry every single time! I sob my dang eyes out!

This song is really sad.

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3 Eleanor Rigby

About two old people who are lonely and cross each others paths everyday but are too shy to meet each other. Then, one of them dies and the other feels sad. - marmalade_skies

All the lonely people, where do they all come from? - MontyPython

too late

4 While My Guitar Gently Weeps

I wasn't putting the white album version on here, I intended for the anthology version because it's so hauntingly sad but beautiful. - Beatlesboy9

I may have the mind of a 50 year old, but still I weep to this song in Anthology

In my top 3 Beatles songs but it is not really sad.

4?! Wow...

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5 She's Leaving Home

When I first heard this it made me sad... very sad... and so I listened to it over and over and it made me more sad when I look into the lyrics... so this should be on 1. BEATLES forever

How Did this one get so low on the list? - Beatlesboy9

It may be sad because 1. It may be about suicide and meeting her unborn brother and how he would've been. 2. It's about 2 parents crying about their daughter leaving/committing suicide. The lyrics was also perfectly described.

€She’s living home after living alone for so many years.” What a powerful lyric (despite being with others, she was alone).

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6 Julia

I always liked this song - beatles5

Definitely the saddest John song

7 Because

You can feel this song right down to your bones

8 For No One

I've recently revived my appreciation for this song while listening again to the entire phenomenal Revolver CD. anyway, For No One is so well done and personally felt. - Billyv

It's so sad and beautiful about a relationship that "should have lasted years" but fell short

Expected it to be number 1 by far.

Absolutely amazing. Makes me cry every time.

9 Across the Universe

Nothing's gonna change my world... - ethangrossman5

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10 A Day in the Life

This is the greatest Beatles song in HISTORY!

Beautiful song


It's so happy

The Contenders

11 Let It Be
12 Here, There and Everywhere

Absolute beauty! SO simple and calming!

13 In My Life

It shows videos about memories.

One of the saddest songs ever. Absolute classic, though.

Remebers the nostalgy of the good people wich made me happy and has gone, for many reasons...

14 Strawberry Fields Forever
15 You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
16 Real Love
17 Help!

Listen to John Lennon's original performance on the acoustic guitar, much slower, and it conveys his message much more clearly.

18 Golden Slumbers

A definite Top 5 contender...along with "She's Leaving" "Fool on the Hill" "Eleanor Rigby" and "The Long and Winding Road"

Listen when facing difficulties, it help me to carry that way

The third last Beatles song

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20 The Fool on the Hill
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Top Remixes (4)

1. The Long and Winding Road
2. For No One
3. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
1. Eleanor Rigby
2. Let It Be
3. Because
1. Yesterday
2. Julia
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