Top 10 Saddest Beatles Songs


The Top Ten

1 The Long and Winding Road The Long and Winding Road

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!

The last Number 1 hit from the Beatles before they endeed. It has even more sense than just what the song says. - keyson

I cryed while listening to this, I've had things going on in my life, and this song just... I can't describe with words... it helped

2 Yesterday 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

3 Eleanor Rigby 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

4 While My Guitar Gently Weeps 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.

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5 She's Leaving Home She's Leaving Home

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.

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6 Julia Julia

Definitely the saddest John song

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7 Because Because
8 Across the Universe Across the Universe

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

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9 For No One For No One

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

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

Absolutely amazing. Makes me cry every time.

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10 Let It Be Let It Be

The Newcomers

? A Day in the Life A Day in the Life

This is the greatest Beatles song in HISTORY!

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? Girl Girl

The best hit by the Beatles at all- the top of their creative peak!

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The Contenders

11 Here, There and Everywhere Here, There and Everywhere

Absolute beauty! SO simple and calming!

12 In My Life In My Life

It shows videos about memories.

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

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

16 Real Love Real Love
17 Golden Slumbers 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

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18 Revolution 9 Revolution 9 V 1 Comment
19 The Fool On the Hill The Fool On the Hill
20 Yer Blues Yer Blues

A look into John Lennon's depression. "Yes I'm lonely wanna die" "In the morning wanna die" "In the evening wanna die" "I feel so suicidal"

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List StatsUpdated 19 Feb 2017

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37 listings
3 years, 45 days old

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
3. Eleanor Rigby

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