Top 10 Worst Beatles Songs

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The Top Ten

1 Revolution 9

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.

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

Just listen to it backwards instead.

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2 Wild Honey Pie

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.

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! :(

Stop hating on Wild Honey Pie it is less than a minute long you can get through it if you are listening to the White Album. But then there’s Revolution 9... - JoshHarmer25

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3 Why Don't We Do It In the Road?

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.

This song is garbage.

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4 Dig It

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

This goes on the album but Don't Let Me Down doesn't make the cut. - marmalade_skies

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5 Yellow Submarine

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.

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

Okay seriously this song isn’t even that bad. I get that it’s children’s music and it’s melody can get annoying if listened to over and over again, but this is far better than some of the other junk the Beatles threw on their albums - JoshHarmer25

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6 Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

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.

I actually have nothing against this song and I listen to it from time to time for fun. I get that it can be annoying and is far from the Beatles’ best work, but it’s also far from their worst. - JoshHarmer25

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7 Maggie Mae

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

The tune isn’t horrible, but the lyrics are bad and the version on Let it Be is essentially a studio outtake. - JoshHarmer25

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8 Flying

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

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9 Maxwell's Silver Hammer

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.

Bloody annoying song

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10 Mr. Moonlight

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.

I like the song... - SammySpore

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The Contenders

11 Dizzy Miss Lizzy

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.

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

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.

LOVE

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12 You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)

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 a comedy song it’s supposed to be bad - JoshHarmer25

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13 Birthday

This is a song that should be known more

I wouldn't want this song playing on my birthday.

Not the Beatles best

If this song didn’t have lyrics in resemblance to children’s music then everyone would like it for its catchy riff - JoshHarmer25

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14 What's the New Mary Jane?

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

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15 P.S. I Love You

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

I guess that this song has confusing chords and is cheesy but it is far from the Beatles’ worst - JoshHarmer25

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16 Within You Without You

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.

It’s nearly impossible for me to listen to this song without tuning out less than halfway through it.

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17 Good Night

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

18 Little Child

This is a great early song! Why is this on here?!

What is the lyrics about?!

19 Helter Skelter

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.

Trash. - Userguy44

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20 Blue Jay Way

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!

Well I love The Beatles.. but this song creeps me out a lot! and I can agree that Paul is dead, I never thought so but compared to 1963-1966 today he looks nothing like the Paul did back in 1966, and I think this song is hinting a message that he is dead!

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21 All Together Now

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!

This should not be here! It reminds me of any family get-together. And it's fun. you can't deny that. - galaxyfox

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22 Polythene Pam

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

great song

23 Glass Onion

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

Just... Euch

24 Dig a Pony

Really? This is a really decent John Lennon tune

John Lennon himself called it a nonsense song and a piece of garbage.

This song is fantastic!

25 Octopus's Garden

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

I actually liked this song

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26 Rocky Raccoon

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

It really isn't.

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27 Magical Mystery Tour

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

28 I Want to Hold Your Hand

Why is this one here it's catchy. It sounds nothing like One Direction's boy band lyrics!

One of the worst songs by The Beatles. It sounds like One Direction. - nicholasf

lol - snackaberg

29 I Am the Walrus

One of my favorites :). Still don't know why..

My favorite Beatles song, can't stop listening and I think this song is so creepy and catchy at same time (mainly the laughs in background), for some people this can be a dumb song but if you observe well, actually is a gem of Psychedelic Rock, an epitome for this genre

The name sounds really weird! - funnyuser

Wattpad @transtron_

A walrus is lying on a hospital berth with a human doctor holding his hand. Human nurses and human visitors come in and ask what's wrong with the walrus.

"He thinks he's the Eggman."

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30 Her Majesty

Strange way to end a great Album. Really short too.

31 A Taste of Honey

Is sweeter than wine. - SammySpore

Now THIS should get off the list. Most people can't get off with covering a show tune and making it their own. The Beatles can. - galaxyfox

This song is so bad... I don't think I've ever even listened all the way to the end.

32 Hey Jude

I can tell that an idiot made this list when he put this song on this list

What is this song doing here?!?!?!

Come on! This should be on the best Beatles songs, not the worst! - Pony

I'm a huge Beatles fan but I don't like this song at all. It's definitely their worst song... so BORING!

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33 She's Leaving Home

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!

34 Anna (Go to Him)

Remember, even a poorly ranked Beatles song can still be great, just not as great as the others - Billyv

This is one of my favorite Beatles songs! This is a harsh list - westofohio

This song is good, also I like how the bass pumps with the drums together

35 Hello, Goodbye

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.

The most underrated song in a such great album. - malamJONES

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36 I Want You (She's So Heavy)

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

37 All You Need Is Love

Great song. Worst guitar break ever.

This song is the worst one made, not just in the Beatles, but the worst song in the history of songs.

Obviously, you need some love. Unfortunately, too many people don't get it. Of course, Jesus was crucified as well for preaching similarly - Billyv

Cringy and annoying

38 Don't Pass Me By

Dreadful writing performance by Ringo. No wonder he did not have a fairly decent solo career.

Get off of this list!

I LOVE YOU RINGO!

I LOVE YOU DON'T PASS ME BY

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.

39 The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill

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

This is an awesome song! And yes, I agree, Yoko wasn't to great!

But I like this song. Heey bungalow bill. - SammySpore

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40 Strawberry Fields Forever

It's a masterpiece in my opinion, and it's better than half the junk being released by record companies (including Capitol) today. (@below, -34 likes probably gives you a look at what most people are thinking) - SixtiesRockGuy

This song is widely considered to be in the top 5 BEST Beatles songs, I've no idea why its even on this list to begin with. Its also my favorite Beatles song. - Doom

I love this song! One of my four favorites on Magical Mystery Tour

It is brilliant, but the end instrumental part is a bit creepy...

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41 I'll Get You

Actually, this is a GREAT song--possibly the only Beatles song promising anal sex!

One of the few bad Beatles' songs

not great

42 Let It Be

This is the best song off let it be. The last studio album by the Band we all love: the Beatles. This really shouldn't be on here. It was about letting the Beatles die. Not stretching it. By 1970 everyone (in the Beatles) had grew tired of the bands mythical status and is why they all helped make this song. (They made it in 1968, making abbey road the last studio album produced, but due to it's better material got brought out faster than let it be)

Let it Be is basically a couple of emotional platitudes masquerading as something deep. John sure wasn't buying it. When asked about it later (and this was years later, long after he and Paul had buried the hatchet and reconnected so this was just John being his typically brutally honest self), his response was something like( and yes, this is a paraphrase): "I don't even know what Paul is thinking about when he writes garbage like this".

It's a little bit corny but I still love it.

"pik" means dick in danish - snackaberg

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43 Drive My Car

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.

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44 Love Me Do

I love this song! One of my favourites

I'd say this is their worst song and it isn't even that bad! It's a good song but later compositions single this out as worser than the others. Trust me, people who made this list must be Justin Gayber or Wrong Direction dickheads!

45 I Wanna Be Your Man

I wanna be your lover baby
I wanna be your man 2x

Love you like no other baby
Like no other can 2x

And so on. Like "Love Me Do" and many others, sound like it was composed by bad automatic songwriting software.

46 When I'm Sixty-Four

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

This song is a classic!

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47 Run for Your Life

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

48 Revolution 1

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

49 The Fool On the Hill
50 Good Morning Good Morning

No one cares about this song

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