Best Songs from The Beatles White Album


The Top Ten

1 While My Guitar Gently Weeps

LISTEN TO THIS SONG! LISTEN TO IT RIGHT NOW! This is the best song the Beatles have ever made PERIOD! Eric Clapton's guitar solo is perfect, The vocal harmonies are haunting and beautiful. Everything about this is beautiful, dark, and perfect.

I honestly put this song among the greatest and most beautiful songs of all time. This song really gets me, the lyrics are just great and the melody... Oh god, it's simply a masterpiece

Simply wonderful I listen to this song evry day and play it my intruments and add my own twist. This is a great song


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2 Happiness is a Warm Gun

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

Johns voice is so melodic and goes so well with the background harmonies at the end. I could listen to this song nonstop.

Easily the best on the album for me.. Probably the best composition John has ever pulled off as it is a "collage of all of Rock 'n' Roll". The final sequence is a thing of beauty and probably the most perfect harmony they've had. - lachiemc

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3 Helter Skelter

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

I GOT BLISTERS ON MY FINGERS... classic line from Ringo. - Exodus666

The best hard rock song ever made by the Beatles, and Paul’s raw lyrics make for a classic

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4 Blackbird

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

Heartbreaking, yet slightly redeeming. The best song from this album

Paul at his best

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

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.

I always Rock Out Completely To This Song! - Beatlesboy9

Great opener. - marmalade_skies

6 Dear Prudence

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.

This is literally one of of the best Beatles songs ever created. It starts of slow but exculates into this butiful masterpiece, which I think can compete with "Hey Jude. " also the drums notes in this song is breath taking

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

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

Oh yeah! You can hear the band having fun on this one.

It's a nice happy song

8 I'm So Tired

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 Julia

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.

The Contenders

11 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!

12 I Will

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

Very nice to listen to

Really good song

"Who knows how long I've loved you, you know I love you still, will I wait a lonely lifetime, if you want me to, I will"

Pure brilliance out of McCartney, underrated

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

Looking through a glass onion
Bumm bumm

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14 Long, Long, Long

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

I think this one of The Beatles best tunes, should be closer to the top.

The guitar in this is beautifull

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


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 Sexy Sadie

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.

Great song, with a great meaning behind it.

Deserves top 5 - lachiemc

My absolute favorite. Love the veiled meaning and gorgeous melody and lush sound!

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

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.

19 Birthday

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? "

20 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

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1. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
2. Blackbird
3. Back In the U.S.S.R.
1. Blackbird
2. Dear Prudence
3. I Will
1. Helter Skelter
2. I'm So Tired
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