Top 10 Worst Beatles Songs
The Top Ten
Worse. Song. Ever. Why the heck is Yellow Submarine on this list? That's my favorite song by The Beatles! That song made me a true fan of the Beatles. There are a lot of worse songs than that! If you hate Yellow Submarine, you are dead to me. Sorry, I got off track a little bit. Revolution 9 is not even a song to me. I first heard this song when I was 9 (ironic), and it scared the living crap out of me. John, stick to writing songs like 'Imagine' and 'In My Life'. This song ruined The White Album for me.
If Revolution 9 scares you, just remember the number 8 song and laugh.
The absolute worst Beatles song ever! What was Lennon thinking? Sure, he can experiment, but not on one of the best Beatles albums ever! The white album (The album Revolution 9 was in) would have been the best ever if The Beatles hadn't included this song.
Just listen to the sample. Yellow submarine is a great song! I wouldn't even call it experimental. Revolution 9 is just a mishmash of garbage thrown together. Why are there so many GREAT songs on this list? Maybe because the Beatles don't have 10 worst songs. Just a couple!
Even a "worst" Beatles song can still be a good song, it's just not as good as so many others - Billyv
I feel as though people got Revolution 9 all wrong. The reason he made that song was to show people the Beatles aren't always going to make uniform songs, or the ones fans want to hear. The Beatles are their own band, and they want people to know they can make any songs they want, and they weren't "chosen" to please the teen girls. This song explains that. This song was supposed to show what a revolution is in music terms. It does so beautifully. Wild Honey Pie however, was just a garbage filler song. Even the instruments make you think Paul was high or just sleepy when he made this. The lyrics are garbage, and the name is a copy off of a better Beatle song. Wild Honey Pie isn't art. It's just garbage.
Choose either Wild Honey Pie or A Wonderful Christmas Time. (Overplayed Christmas song)
The white album is my favorite Beatles album, but even I must admit while on one hand we have timeless brilliance, on the opposite side of the scale we have weird unreleased songs that have you questioning what you just heard; case and point this, a weird smoothie of other Beatles songs, including guitar from can't buy me love and drums from Sgt pepper, as paul correctly said: "We were in an experimental mode" and while this is a bit...mmm... I love the Beatles and the white album, and technically apart from this and revolution 9 are any Beatles songs bad?
I LOVE the beatles, they are my favorite band! but, c'mon, this is without a doubt the worst beatles song ever! but hey, why is tommorow never knows and blue jay way on here?! those are two of the beatles masterpieces! :(
It's not a terrible song, but there's just really not that much to it at all. It's a song that, quite honestly, could almost be written, sung, and recorded by Justin Bieber or Selena Gomez. - Virtuoso
I feel like I'm the only one who actually likes this song... 0_0
Maybe the worst pop tune of the 60's by an entire production company that should have done much better.
Stupidest, pointless song on the white album. It's less than two minutes, yet it feels like it drags on for an hour.
A pointless song, absolutely boring! Why did the Beatles: a) Write this, b) put it on an album? What is the point!? The song only last 50 seconds. Ridiculous! I don't know which one of The Beatles wrote this, but whoever did they musn't have been serious about writing it.
Phil Spector was the one that put this song on Let it be but why did he shorten it to 50 sec?! I've heard the longer version of 4:20, it's also not serious but if he put a complete version on the album it would be much more worth.
Yellow submarine, because, help shouldn't be on this list.
If you think a song with a Bob Dylan jamming session in it is better than Revolution 9 then I would reconsider - JoshHarmer25
I think Paul removed this pointless waste of vinyl from the Let It Be... Naked album.
Really the Beatles sometimes just like to have fun. Who cares if it does not sound good. The Beatles always have a point to each song.
Brilliant song, worst film.
This should be worst Beatles film.
The only thing they did was make an interesting submarine, blue meanies who hate music and cartoon Beatles how clever of them.
I don't like it from Revolver, but in the movie Yellow Submarine, it is amazing, awesome and fantastic.
This is supposed to be a children's song. You don't understand the point of this song. - Pony
Why Strawberry fields, she said, help, yesterday, octopus's garden, within you
Without you, yellow submarine and because are in the list?!
They are very very good songs! - ProgeRules
Easily the worst Beatles song ever, almost embarrassing
The hell song is this. It wasn't on 1 or past masters. - SammySpore
I actually enjoy this song
For being only 43 seconds I thought it was catchy
I like the song but still feel like voting for it, yeh
At least Her Majesty had a solid rhythm
It sounds at bit like a cowboy song.
HELL NO! THIS SONG IS INCREDIBLE, AND EASILY THE BEST SONG ON BEATLES FOR SALE! (although I'm a loser and no reply go pretty stoopid)
Actually I think this is a tremendously great song! Another Beatles gem!
The only reason this could not be on this list and not #1 is that people forgot it existed. Which is easy to do.
Even when I was in a phase where all I listened to were The Beatles, I couldn't listen to this song. Boring and uninspiring.
This is a good song. Good music and lyrics. Catchy and awesome
This is a fantastic song! It belongs in the top 50 Beatles songs of all time!
Britain's tax minister at the time was a chap named Maxwell and Lennon felt the taxes were a little too high. When taxes made people unable to pay for cars, homes, etc., they were repossessed, and that's what this song is about. Maxwell's Silver Hammer is actually taxation and not a murder weapon. I'll admit that the way it's written is kinda creepy, though.
A slight, upbeat ditty about a psychopath murderer. This doesn't work for me at all. Not that Paul could have predicted it, but Lennon was eventually gunned down by a psychopath which makes this song's premise even more distasteful. Ugh, "Granny Music" as John said.
It's such a peaceful and simple song!
What is there to hate?
Such a good flow.
Its great and catchy
I agree! This is a very good song. What it is doing on this list I have no idea
Come on. You people make me want to break down and cry. This is a fun song! It's better than almost every song on their first two albums at least! It is a blast to play on the piano as well. Like a wise man once said, let Paul McCartney have his fun.
Why does everybody hate this song? Because it has a catchy beat? What is wrong with you people. - Pony
Get this magnificent song off this list! That weirdo who says that "It is so bad even the devil hates it" is off his rocker. Get this song off the list!
It's one of the best instrumental tracks ever, GET IT OFF OF HERE!
Best song not yet in a Wes Anderson film. This is a fantastic song. Sorry to see it on the list.
Best album ever... worst song on this album
A weak, boring, poorly-sang finale to the fabulous Help! Album. It sounds really out of place on the album and annoying. Should have been an EP track.
I admit I do like this song, but it seems way out of place on Help. I don't get why they rejected "That Means A Lot" and "If You've Got Trouble" but not this. At least those songs fit the vibe of the album. This should've been an EP track or a B-Side.
Typical of what they did in their early years: great covers many better than the originals. I don't think there's any double tracking on this one. Just pure Lennon screaming
So out of place on Help! I usually stop playing when it gets to this song as it ruins the vibe of the album
Are you serious? My dad would sing this to me as a lullaby!
WHY IS THIS SONG ON HERE?!? THIS IS MY FAVORITE SONG ON THE WHITE ALBUM!
This song is number 17 on my list
This is a song that should be known more
I wouldn't want this song playing on my birthday.
Not the Beatles best
No, it's actually a pretty cool song, mainly because of the riff
This song is good for one thing--I had a friend who used to play it on the jukebox when he wanted to clear out a bar or restaurant. And to think--it's an EDITED version of a longer joke!
I was listening to past masters, and I listened to the whole album. I thought, "this has tons of gems on it! " And then I heard this. I was like, "What is this? This is not even a song! " - SammySpore
If it's not a song - how can it be a "worse song? "
This is not a song. This is a couple of guys getting really stoned and making funny voices; It probably seemed like a good idea with the chemical enhancement.
WHAT?! WHY SO HIGH! Sure not every Beatles song is a masterpiece, I totally agree with Revolution 9. BUT WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU?!?! Such a good song. "With our love we could save the world, if they only knew. " come on PEOPLE!
Amazing song, expresses the true meaning of our inner soul which is so important in life
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is my favourite album--hell, I bought the 50th anniversary record for it and everything--and I really wish I could like this song. It's got a good message, some nice lyrics, and I like slow songs. BUT MY GOD IS THIS BORING. I feel like an idiot saying this but it just DRAGS ON. I'm not sure how long the song actually is but it should have ended about ten minutes earlier. Maybe if the song went into negative minutes long it might finally be as deep as George intended.
WHAT? Why's this so high?
What The... come on, you are kidding me, this just is NOT possible! One of their all-time best songs just... can't be on this list!
Many like it, many dislike it. Rare piece, this one.
Full of noises and shouting... But that's what make this song awesome.
No one really knows this song... Really this song has a shout out in the song American Pie by Don (Something)
Why is this here? This song is short and joyful, if this song was 2 minutes longer and had a bit more meaning it would probably be a top 15 song.
This song is underrated. Not every Beatles song has to be deep, and this song is just good fun.
1 2 3 4! Can I have a little more? 5 6 7 8 9 10! I love you!
Is the absolute worst song the Beatles have ever made. They should dissown it. Ringo was a good drummer, but he really shouldn't have made any songs. I'M LOOKING THROUGH YOU IS A GREAT SONG!
This is an apology for John's notorious "bigger than Jesus" statement. You can't knock it.
Terrible job poking fun at themselves and controversies. Just an all around pile.
It is so boring - JaneMoffat
This is a great early song! Why is this on here?!
What is the lyrics about?!
Really? This is a really decent John Lennon tune
This song is fantastic!
John Lennon himself called it a nonsense song and a piece of garbage.
Polythene Pam is part of a series of songs. By itself, maybe it isn't much, but if you place it between Mean Mr. Mustard and She Came in Through the Bathroom Window, it's brilliant.
This song is genius
One of the best to me. George's voice sounds really unique!
This song freaks me out. When I was little, maybe 6, my dad used to play Beatles music all the time in the car, and I thought Blue Jay Way was decent. Now I'm 13, and now I found Paul is dead stuff in it of you play it backwards, AND FORWARDS. Creepy song
not my favorite; but what's "Help! " doing on here?! That's my favorite!
So why is this song lower than Strawberry Fields Forever? I always thought Blue Jay Way was creepy, and it played a part in the Paul s Dead hoax. This song should be way higher on the list
What in the world!? This is one of my favorite songs by The Beatles! It has a very Dylan-esque feel and a wonderfully catchy chorus by Paul! - higgsboson2142
Easily the most annoying Beatles song (for me, at least). Even John Lennon has said that this song was "quite embarrassing" for him.
I love this song
This song is wonderful he's so funny
What! Why is this song even here it's definitely not amazing but there are worse songs... it's just a harmless example of early Beatles before they progressed...
This is a good song, though. My favorite on Please Please Me
It could've been written in 1955
Worst Beatles song EVER!
Strange way to end a great Album. Really short too.
It's SUPPOSED to be sad! Honestly I think this song should get more attention and respect.
The vocal sounds like it's slowed down a bit. Otherwise a gem!
I love the Beatles and the majority of Paul's songs but this one just makes me really sad! The only bad track on Sgt Pepper in my opinion!
This song is adorable, catchy and joyful. The lyrics are light and easy. Paul McCartney's vocals on it are smooth and clear. This song is really fun to listen to.
This should NOT be on the list. I know most of my family loves this song!
Better than Hey Jude and Strawberry Fields? I don't think so. It's a piece of crap, another granny song. Should be on the top 5
As the great john lennon once said, 'this is just another granny song by Paul (McCartney) - Jiorl
I can tell that an idiot made this list when he put this song on this list
YAWN! Such a long, boring song. Definitely the worst Beatle song and one of the worst songs of all time.
What is this song doing here?!?!?!
This is it they just ruin it they ranked them 240 on the underrated bands and john lennon thinks let it be os trash!
I may be biased as a fan of progressive rock who loves good musicianship and long songs, but this is actually one of my favorites. Sure, the lyrics aren't great, but I think they were purposefully made to be simplistic. On the other hand, I LOVE the last few minutes of this song which is a repetitive instrumental that builds and builds. It cuts off abruptly at the end, too, which makes it even more enticing and hard-hitting. It doesn't even really sound like the Beatles, but it's really good. I get it if you just don't like this song since it all comes down to personal preference, but please don't dismiss this song just because it's somewhat long or because you don't get it at first. Give it another listen with an open mind and try to appreciate it before claiming you don't like it. Even if you don't like it, hopefully you'll appreciate why others might find it appealing and why it definitely shouldn't be considered the worst Beatles song.
The only unlistenable song on Abbey Road. Talk about a meaningless lyric--"I want you so bad it's driving me mad. She's so heavy." Wow. Must have taken them WEEKS to come up with that. Oh, well--at least it's better than the lyric to "Imagine." But the music...oh, no...what made them think we wanted to listen to this for SO LONG...it might have made a good "Why Don't We Do It in the Road" if they had left it about the same length as that one! This is the ONLY reason that I hesitate to call Abbey Road the Beatles's best album--it's just one of those things that I hit "skip" on, and move ahead. And in the day of vinyl, I'm just glad it was the last song on side one, so I could just hit the "reject" button early.
Goes on a little too long, but McCartney's bass line alone takes it off this list.
Best song ever YA - betahatcreate
Get off of this list!
I LOVE YOU RINGO!
I LOVE YOU DON'T PASS ME BY
Dreadful writing performance by Ringo. No wonder he did not have a fairly decent solo career.
Suck song by ringo
He is not a good song writer.
You can tell Ringo wasn’t a songwriter, this took him 5 years to write.
Why is this song on here?! This is like my favorite Beatles song. It's very catchy!
It's just so bland. The song is filled with variations on this one motif over and over again. And it's not that the motif in question is poorly done, it's just too conventional, especially when repeated several times. This isn't even mentioning the sketchy coda.
The Beatles doing bubblegum pop. There were many better bubblegum songs out there.
This is a really excellent Beatles song. Why is it on this list? What about when I'm sixty four. Now that's a bad Beatles song
Seriously. are you sure you even like THE Beatles? ,
It's not one of the Beatles' best, but it's not bad.
This is in my top 3
Too overrated, I feel like it could be a lot better and the intro sucks.
Aw come on, it's one of the best songs on the album!
Fourth favorite on this AMAZING album
Oh God! Why the hell did they do this?!?! - PositronWildhawk
John Lennon himself said that this is the song he regrets the most...
It isn't as bad as Revolution 9 and Wild Honey Pie, but it should at least be in the top ten. - RalphBob
If u voted for Revolution 9 u know nothing - Erucu
This song is actually one of my favorites the only thing bringing it down is Yoko
In my opinion, more irritating than Wild Honey Pie. I hate Wild Honey more, but I gotta get this up
Yoko's voice in this song is very irritating and annoying that I risk scratching my White Album vinyl to skip this rubbish track. What was John thinking?!
This is an awesome song! And yes, I agree, Yoko wasn't to great!
This should never be on this list. Have you even listened to the words? In fact this list shouldn't really exist because a 'worst' Beatles song just doesn't exist!
Disgraceful! - Britgirl
Actually, The Beatles have made some bad songs. She Loves You and Revolution 9 are examples of terrible Beatles songs. - TheMusicNerd
This is a really good song, since paul sings it
This is a beautiful song! A masterpiece! Why is it on here? - Alpha101
On the contrary, this is one of the best Beatles songs. I'm guessing whoever made this list doesn't listen to the words, just the music. That would explain why Yellow Submarine is #4. - Doom
I think this song is just as good as the original. - IronSabbathPriest
Because of the fact that they put THIS? On the White Album instead of REVOLUTION? , makes me hate this song with a vengeance. It's too bad. - BKAllmighty
No one cares about this song
It's just a really harmless fun song. Don't be too serious here.
This is my favorite song. Are people that hurt over The Beatles making awesome children's songs? Sighs, whatever. - Pony
I love this song. It is actually one of my favorites aside from: When I'm Sixty Four and Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds
A good song that makes you happy. But still understandable why people hate it
They're not even vaguely "out of key". It's likely that you just don't like the chords (sixes and sevenths) and the thickness of the three part harmony.
Who put "Within You Without You" on the list. I love that song. Would be in Georges top 5. - westofohio
The best remade Beatles song is on this list, no way! I love Revolution No. 9. It's art. - westofohio
This is the only song that is a song in which they are completely out of key. Only Beatles Song I don't like! - westofohio
Is sweeter than wine. - SammySpore
This song is so bad... I don't think I've ever even listened all the way to the end.
I can't imagine why this is on the list. One of the most gorgeous harmonies ever set to record.
Harrison was probably just playing around. That does not make the song more fun to listen too, but George had Long, Long, Long, so we can forgive him almost anything.
I actually enjoyed this song - Jiorl
The only song I skip on the first disc of the White Album. Oh, and Bungalo Bill.
This is great, you retards. Off course its different to a A day in the life, but this song has many meaning and a catchy beat. Underrated.
I actually like this song, I guess
I feel like this song is far from perfect, but still pretty good.
Yes! thank you! finally a song on this list that actually sucks!
Help! Seriously?! And The Long and Winding Road as two of the worst Beatles songs? Woule never have said that in a million years. Both uplifting, beautiful songs. - Britgirl
The best song ever
Whoever put this on the list needs Help! - hype
This song is hot garbage.