Best Songs From The Beatles' Rubber Soul


The Top Ten

1 In My Life In My Life

First of all with this particular album the question should be... which song do you like the least? (For the record, Run For Your Life) Musically the songs are all spectacular. Desert island disc for sure.

This is the one song that was in dispute as to who the principle author was. Lennon claimed he wrote the song with some help from McCartney, who claims he wrote the music. 'Life' certainly feels like Lennon wrote the lyrics and McCartney wrote the music.

And the reason Lennon probably wrote most of the lyrics is, again, he was in a confessional mode (Listening to Bob Dylan prodded him).

Paul's style was not to write straight from the heart. For Lennon this was a continuation, starting with the song, Help, of being open with his feelings.

A lovely song full reflective moments and with a more mature Lennon crafting those words so well. - mgenet

The song has a lovely, memorable melody and represents Lennon at his most wistful and reflective. It represents the emotional core of an album that holds up as the Beatles' deepest, simply because all the songs pack in so much feeling.

I know- this is just amazing, it's really touching and you can tell the Beatles put a lot of work into this one.

This is John's finest work. When it dawns on you that he was just 25 years-old, it makes it all the more remarkable.

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2 Nowhere Man Nowhere Man

Although in my life is the softest and the prettiest of this album, nowhere man also touches me every time I listen to it... Nowhere man, don't worry, take your time, don't hurry... It's the greatest in my humble opinion)

A very touching song that you can go back and listen to in dim times. It is a song that you can lie down and just listen to. Artistic, amazing, a masterpiece, the Beatles are truly in their own league

Nowhere Man is the most beautiful song of this album and in general one of the most beautiful Beatles songs! It's so touching and poignant.

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3 Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

Totally agree with littlestar. Two amazing (mainly) Lennon songs definitely on the ball on Rubber soul. Same as mine this top 5 except I would swap michelle for I'm looking through you

The sitar in the beginning was genius and the flow it starts is great. Their lyrics as usual are amazing and this by far my favorite or at least one of my favorites on this album

It is between this and In My Life for best song. I love the story. - LITTLESTAR

Best song in rubber soul

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4 I'm Looking Through You I'm Looking Through You

This song is great and deserves more recognition. Definitely my #1

Definitely the best, in mono it's awesome

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5 Drive My Car Drive My Car

What a fabulous song I have heard it! This song must rank it the fourth greatest track of the Rubber Soul album.

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6 You Won't See Me You Won't See Me

Totally overlooked. I think this is one of the best Beatles songs period.

This is my favorite song by The Beatles. It's so underrated. It's such a beautiful song!

Great melody and I love the vocals!
'I wouldn't mind if I knew what I was missin'!

7 Michelle Michelle

First Beatles song I have cried to

8 Girl Girl

No doubt it's the best song on the album.
It should be higher on the list.
Number 1 for me.

Melancholy at its absolute best.

Why is this song so low? 3rd best in my opinion under in my life and nowhere man

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9 If I Needed Someone If I Needed Someone

This song should be above Michelle. One of George's finest hits.

Such a beautiful and underrated song

Harrison on lead is perfect and so harmonious with Lennon and McCartney in the backround.

10 Think For Yourself Think For Yourself

Oh my God I love In my life but this one is so good!

Harrison really kills this track!

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The Contenders

11 Wait Wait

I actually like this song a lot, it's quite underrated.

12 The Word The Word V 2 Comments
13 Run for Your Life Run for Your Life

A rocking' little number that deserves a higher's pure Lennon

14 What Goes On What Goes On
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