Best Songs from The Beatles White Album

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The Top Ten

1 While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Definitely the White Album's best song. In two albums in a row (Abbey Road and this one), George Harrisson seems to have the best song. lol - AlexZoraj

Is it a problem that I like the acoustic version better? - galaxyfox

The doctor will now see you

This song is in a category all its own.

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2 Happiness is a Warm Gun

The kids out there probably don't remember a day, before streaming was a glint in anybody's eye, when you had to worry about storage space on whatever device you used for your music. My first iPod was only 5 G and I was sure I would run out of space if I wasn't careful. Until I got a feel for it (it ended up holding just over a thousand songs so it wasn't the issue I first thought), I was a total nazi about what songs were "iPod-worthy". On my first pass through my album and CD collection, only three Beatles songs made that first cut: "Here Comes the Sun", the acoustic version of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" and, of course... why else would I be telling this story here... "Happiness is a Warm Gun". It is John Lennon's best... hands down best song on the White Album... and, in my humble opinion, the very best by the Beatles.

Surreal masterpiece!

This song is different because it tells a story. The begginging is a musician writing poetry that nobody knows for sure what it means, but can all interpret. The next section is depression. Raw self loathing and hate. The next is suicide. The bliss of leaving is fufilled with the final snare at the end. I know it's just how I interpret it, but that's what this song means to me. It's one of the greatest ever.

I just love this piece. There's not much to say, but it is very catchy and there is four parts to the song and it gets stuck in my head. - fdogsfordinner13

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3 Helter Skelter

Best song on the album

I GOT BLISTERS ON MY FINGERS! - Ringo Starr :P. Besides the quote, this is a really heavy song. I consider this one of the most heaviest songs of all time.

Fabulous drumming by Ringo, George's consistent riffing & Paul's vocals & Lyrics-
"I'm comin' down fast but I'm miles above you! "

The ascending vocals in the beginning of the song are so awesome. Influenced rock for the years and decades to come especially led zeppelin. Very challenging but so fun and hard

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4 Blackbird

1. Blackbird
2. White My Guitar Gently Weeps
3. Rocky Raccoon
4. Dear Prudence
5. I'm So Tired
6. Glass Onion
7. Helter Skelter
8. Happiness is a Warm Gun
9. Julia
10. Cry Baby Cry - jacobn923

Every time I listen to this I'm imaging Paul McCartney carrying a little bird in his hand and stroking it, telling it to get better. Its such an amazing song that makes me feel so many enotions.

Really hard to pick, as this is such a great album. But the music paired with the amazing lyrics. "You were only waiting for this moment to arise." An amazing song, and my favorite off the white album.

Don't know which is my fave on this album because most of it is ace. Especially this top 6

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5 Back In the U.S.S.R.

Don't really get the hype with this song. There are over 10 songs in this album better than this song in my opinion. - jacobn923

Great Song! It took me to your daddy’s farm!

I think you'll find that Putin agrees with me, and everyone agrees with Putin. (Or else).

Fly in from Miami Beach and then vote for the greatest song on this album.

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6 Dear Prudence

Come on! This has to be higher!

First, the guitar arrangement on the intro. Calm, natural, mostly charming. Then the bass came in as a compliment at first, and on the second round the bass became alive to prevent the sweet song to became a major boredom. The dynamic between band members were great in this song. It blended very well. I also give George Martin (the producer) a big credit

Definitely one of the best songs on the album! It deserves to be top 3! Even John said himself it's one of his favorites!

"The sun is up, the sky is blue, it's beautiful, and so are you", this is one of favorite lines the Beatles ever wrote.

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7 Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

The first-ever openly pro-LGBT song ever released by a major artist. No other musicians could remotely have gotten away with this in 1968. Beat so-called "pioneers" like David Bowie and Lou Reed by 5 years.

Overrated album, but this is a great song. The Offspring certainly seem to like it... - truckturner

This song is full of happiness, but seriously, I even prefer Revolution 9 or Wild Honey Pie. Though Honey Pie is worse! These are not masterpieces, and if they weren't from the Beatles everybody would find them ridiculous
Actually Piggies is my favourite song in the White Album.

This is around the 10th best song on the album. Whoever this numbskull is that said that Honey Pie is a bad song needs to shut up. - jones5

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8 I'm So Tired

Not my favourite but definitely in top 3... also listen at night on your roof, its amazing

John's vocals are amazing. You can really feel him getting more and more frustrated being sleep-deprived. "And curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid get" is one of the Beatles' best lines. Probably the most underrated song of the Beatles.

In my opinion, the most underrated song by the Beatles.

A Lennon (and Beatle) masterpiece, how could he sing with any more soul!? I can't believe this song isn't near the top of the list!

9 Revolution 1

Mostly a lamer verson of revolution - RecklessGreed

10 Martha My Dear

Possibly the cutest song I've ever heard. He wrote this for his dog. Love the brass sections and the piano, as well as the adorable lyrics. Not the best song on the album but I love it so much.

Really nice happy song! So sweet that its about Paul's dog!

The Contenders

11 Julia

Beautiful, serene and chilling at the same time. This gets my vote for sure! - galaxyfox

I love this song, it makes me feel happy and special.

It's a really soul-full song by john lennon. It is about his mom julia lennon. You can really see john's personality from this song

The greatest ballad I have ever heard. End of.

12 I Will

One of my favourite songs, although it's more simple, it's beautifully executed and criminally underrated. If I ever had a wedding I'd want this played I think it encapsulates what love means beautifully.

Very nice to listen to

Very underrated song. The beautiful melodies in the verses cannot really be topped

Really good song

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13 Glass Onion

Come on people! This should be up there before Sexy Sadie!

This is the best song on the album in my opinion. It just rocks. Music is awesome and the lyrics are brilliant.

This is my fave Beatles song

Try listening to this song right after Honey Pie. It makes it sound fast paced, rocking and better. I love it. Standin on the cast iron shore yeah

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14 Long, Long, Long

Long, Long, Long is extremely underrated. The drumming is A Day In The Life esc. George's vocals are calm.. Then escalate and it sounds amazing. I LOVE the guitar. It's my favorite song ever.

Genius, very underrated...for me it's one but I don't see how it's not even in the top 3 in most people's list. I really believe if they put George's Not Guilty in he'd have the 3 best songs on the album. He had the greatest on here and the greatest on Abbey Road, he also saved the Yellow Submarine from being flooded with water

Harrison ahead of his time.

This song is amazing... it makes you feel like you're floating

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15 Yer Blues

A perfect example of how blues rock should be. Also I personally think one of their rawest and hard hitting tracks. Way more raw and gritty than Helter Skelter in my opinion, that song kind of sounds like it's trying too hard to be hard and raw.

Such a good, underrated song with great drums and guitar work, however maybe a bit too long?

Way too underrated

THAT DIRTY BASS though

16 The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill

I love this whole album... besides number nine. That song makes it annoying to listen on vinyl. But I love this song, yer blues, blackbird, and back in the USSR

17 Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey

I need more cow bell! - westofohio

Though there is a lot of competition (happiness is a warm gun particularly) this wins because of the last 25 seconds. The move to a deeper richer sound then bouncing back to the cowbell. They play with your head and know exactly what they are doing in the studio.

Best song title ever.

Voted for this cause it should be higher.

18 Sexy Sadie

Fun fact: This song took over 100 takes to get right. - galaxyfox

It is a great calm song with an aggressive story. John Lennon was disappointed with the Maharishi's teachings, and felt that he was cheated, so he wrote a song about it, like his inspiration for I'm So Tired was also involved with meditation.

Deserves top 5 - lachiemc

Great song, with a great meaning behind it.

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19 Rocky Raccoon

Absolute tune... just great words that tell a story in a great arrangement, the guitar just makes for a nice vibe... similar to the hot, starry night in which McCartney wrote it when he was in India, 1 or 2 better than this however, so I voted as it has to be higher than 20

Recipe for "Rocky Raccoon" Great vocals, wondrous backing music, and beauty.

Definitely the best of Paul on white album

Underrated gem! Best on the album! - UncommonLoon

20 Birthday

Underrated at #20 at least top 10 - westofohio

I don't know if this is my favorite song on the album. There is a ton of greatness on the White Album, but a lot of the songs are weak despite huge potential (sexy Sadie comes to mind) This one gets my vote because we have a personal history. I love to sing this song, even though it is hard to sing right.

Love Harrison's guitar riff
High voices
Very upbeat and feel good
Love the part when everything stops and you hear that guitar part that's amazing

I voted for I will, scrolled down, saw Birthday, and thought, "why did I vote for I will? "

21 Piggies

This is really underrated... for me it's one of the best songs in the album

Not senseless lyrics at all, it is a scathing criticism of late 60's British politics that may be lost on the modern listener.

Catchy but senseless lyrics, love the harpsichord...in short, great tune

I love this song, it's really underrated

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22 Cry Baby Cry

Amazing song. I'd put it at No. 2 right behind While My Guitar Gently Weeps by a small margin.

Cry Baby Cry is the song leading towards the 9 minute death pit of pure madness, "Revolution 9". The spine-tingling ending of the song works as a warning, telling listeners to proceed with caution. Baby Cry worked as a fine transition. Its experimental space out sound and gloomy piano chords combined with lyrics illustrating a story is brilliant.

This song tells a story, possibly about a mother and father who's children are ghosts

Brilliant song. List should go:
Happiness is a warm gun, while my guitar gently weeps, back in the ussr, cry baby cry, I'm so tired, yer blues, sexy sadie, everybody got something to hide, julia, dear prudence, I will, martha my dear

23 Don't Pass Me By

Love it

What's wrong with you people this isn't even on the list. Because its ringo? Jeez... Great song

Ringo's second best song after With A Little Help From My Friends. It's fantastic

How is this not top five?

24 Savoy Truffle

The most underrated song on the album. - BradStickings

I love this song but mostly the entire side 4. The build up of the songs leading to revolution 9(very frightening song by the way) and finished up with good night is great. A great way to finish up the album. Also a very catchy riff. Its as if it is prepares you for revolution 9 and good night recovers you from it. Surprised the song is so low on the list.

This is a very fun, yet unappreciated George song, with a great brass section and good guitar on George's part. This should definitely at least be in the top 10 with its fun jazz quality mixed with rock.

I love that song!

25 Mother Nature's Son

One of the most underrated songs from the White Album. It deserves more votes. - Gg2000

Mother Natures Song is one of my personal favorite from the white album because it is so dang folky and and sweet. So folky that even John Denver covered it on his album, Rocky Mountain High. It's a sweet love song to nature.

Best folk ballad of the Beatles! Great vocals by Paul, the lyrics are so sweet. It's the Best Song of the whole album!

26 Why Don't We Do It in the Road?

Why don’t we do it in the road?
Why don’t we do it in the road?
Why don’t we do it in the road?
Why don’t we do it in the road?
No one better be watching us!
Why don’t we do it in the road?

Some people may say this is a filler song, but I like it. It is very catchy. Also, if you are looking for progressive rock by The Who that nobody knows about, try Miracle Cure. It is from the album “Tommy”. It’s in the part after the doctors sequence where Tommy becomes aware of everything.

27 Good Night

Always ranked low on these lists, but I really love the melody.

Perfect end to the album, overshadowed by the ridiculous 'Revolution 9'

Good Night, Sleep Tight ☺ - malamJONES

28 Honey Pie

Actually really liked this song, underrated in my opinion. - Volhosis

29 Can You Take Me Back?

It is a song, there is a full version of it on youtube. - galaxyfox

This does not count as a song on the album. I think if it as part of cry baby cry

Hidden track between Cry Baby Cry and Revolution 9.

Good song. I never knew it was a hidden track.

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30 Revolution 9

Best piece of art with that style of musical art - westofohio

It's so bad. - Userguy44

Sure, it's a freaky song, but it's got good meaning!

I hope you're being sarcastic.

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31 Wild Honey Pie

Definitely worse than Revolution 9. - galaxyfox

Just voting for it because it's better than revolution 9 smh lmao pnl

I love ya! Honey Pie

Way better than revolution number 9!

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