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

Avant-Garde sucks - rishal21

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2 Wild Honey Pie

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! :(

The only bad song on this list. I love Blue Jay Way and Tomorrow Never Knows, and definitely Why Don't We Do It In The Road.

Ok... Looks like I have some explaining to do about Revolution 9.
It is lennon making an image of a revolution. This song was explaining that the Beatles were getting to high of standards, and lennon was saying they were just pals making music. The hate for this song is unfit.

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3 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

I'm pretty sure if it wouldn't be a Beatles song then it would be considered as an overrated children song and nobody would like it. - somekindofaguy

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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.

I think Paul removed this pointless waste of vinyl from the Let It Be... Naked album.

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

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5 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.

Stupidest, pointless song on the white album. It's less than two minutes, yet it feels like it drags on for an hour.

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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.

McCartney at his worst. And he's got some real stinkers!

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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

It sounds at bit like a cowboy song.

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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 album ever... worst song on this album

Why wasn't this on here yet Maxwell, Yes it Is, Yesterday and Help are! This song is so bad even the devil hates it. Come on

9 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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10 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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The Contenders

11 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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12 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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13 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 song is actually kind of interesting. if you really listen to it, it's kind of fun.

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14 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

It's not great, it's a bit cheesy, but it was a B-Side! Their FIRST B-Side! Come on people, this song should not be on this list!

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15 Birthday

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 - somekindofaguy

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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

WHAT? Why's this so high?

Dreadful in every way, overlong, first time stoner lyrics, uninspired singing, nothing redeemable at all. Probably the worst Beatles song.

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17 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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18 Little Child

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

What is the lyrics about?!

19 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!

I have to admit. I like this song. Catchy. Heard it twice remembered it. Good country type feel to it. But Yellow Submarine ( song) sucks, but the album of the same name is good

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20 Dig a Pony

Really? This is a really decent John Lennon tune

This song is fantastic!

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1. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
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3. Dig It
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2. What's the New Mary Jane?
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