This song just scares me. This isn't even music, it's a soundtrack you put put in s horror movie. What was John Lennon thinking when he first wrote this song? All I hear is "Number 9" At the start. Then all a sudden, noise comes out of nowhere while "Number 9" is repeating.
The scariest part about this song is when you reverse it. You will hear paino music. Then "Turn me on, dead man. Turn me on, dead man". Was that message is about the rumour of Paul crashing his car and geting a new look alike? I ended up skipping 2 nights after hearing this song.
I really love The Beatles. They were a- No I meant.. Are a wonderful band. But this song just has to be the worst and scariest song recorded. It's even worse then Justin Bieber's "Baby". Hands down. - Mumbizz01
GUYS I VOTED FOR THIS JUST TO SAY THIS ONE THING: THIS ISN'T A SONG! IT IS SOME KIND OF WEIRD TEST TRACK THAT THEY JUST SLAPPED ON THE ALBUM FOR GOOD MEASURE. SO IF YER GONNA VOTE, BE A LITTLE REASONABLE AND VOTE FOR SOMETHING THAT'S ACTUALLY A SONG. IN MY OPINION WILD HONEY PIE IS A HORRIBLE SONG I WANT TO RIP IT OUT OF THE WHITE ALBUM, BUT I COMMENTED ON THIS JUST FOR MY OPINION. ANYWAYS, WHAT CAN YOU BLAME THE BEATLES FOR? THEY WERE JUST EXPERIMENTING AND GOT A BIT OFF TRACK BUT THEY GOT BACK ON THE RIGHT TRACK FOR LET IT BE AND ABBEY ROAD. SO ALTHOUGH IT KILLS THE EARS TO LISTEN TO WEIRD TEST TRACKS LIKE REVOLUTION 9 AND WILD HONEY PIE, YA JUST HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT! 1
If you think there is no other song worse than this then you don't listen Beatles as much as you think, this song is really bad, I never call this one as an "music" but a very creepy noise by other way this song is a message for those who complain the Beatles as only a pop and not a rock band just because there is more soft songs, since they made a thing way creepier than many black/death metal stuff
Alright, I just need to clarify something. Saying this is a song is like claiming the outtakes of a movie were terrible and ruined the movie. The Beatles understood what was good and bad, not a single member must have held true pride in Revolution 9. They wrote this 'song' for fun, for experimentation, for the hell of it. Voting this to be their worst work is taking the easy way out. You might as well say your least favorite part was the table of contents in the last book you read.
I had a listen to it. It sounded like John Lennon decided to put the soundtrack to a horror film into it and play it backwards. And plus, the only lyric is number nine? There's being repetitive, and then there's being downright lazy. Listen to a poor guitar player playing the chords wrong, and it'd sound better than this.
Once you get used to the song, you'll actually realize it's a masterpiece. It's one of The Beatles greatest masterpieces they made, you just have to get over the creepiness of the song to learn to love it! - kaitlynrad11
Excellent point, Kaitlyn. Often, art with an edge, art that is "different" needs careful study before conclusions are made as to its worth - Billyv
I'm kinda say that this song is disturbing than being worst but I kinda like it and it's more interesting. This song has different messages and some of them thinking that Paul Mcarthney that we see today was just dead this whole time and he's more of a look-alike. And we see that there is no evidence whether the theory was true or not. But just blame the engineer... he created the song not The Beatles.
I'm fine with yoko as long as she doesn't mess around with the music!
This song is bad because it scares me, I bet it scares other people too. What were they thinking recording subliminal messages backwards in the song! This song is just too jacked up to be good. This definitely deserves to be number 1 on the list.
I understand that this was supposed to sound avant garde, and that was one of the things that made Lennon special. Here's the problem: We already have "I am the Walrus", the most disturbing song of all time. (right next to "Fack" by Eminem. ) I wouldn't even call this is a song.
I don't really consider this to be a song. I think that it's more of an experiment. An interesting, weird experiment. And while it definitely doesn't work as a song it is interesting in it's own confusing way.
This isn't even a song. If it was a 1 minute interlude or something like that, that would be fine. But no. It's 8 minutes. 8.. minutes of this crap. Only bad song by them. Oh wait, it's not even a song. It's just random banging on piano keys, guitar noises, random talking, a bunch of reversed noises, and a lot of other unwanted crap. Terrible song. Only disappointment from the fab four. - UltimateCraig
WHY DON'T YOU LISTEN! Try it backwards, people. Search it on YouTube! Seriously, it's crazy as he;; if you do!
I don't really think this is a song. Just random music and talking played backwards makes a lot more sence than it played forwards. It Really shouldn't even be on the White Album (just like many others) in the first place!
Song? SONG? This is not a song, it's a. eight minute experiment. It's alright to experiment with music, just don't release it for all the public to hear! Probably the worst song from the best band.
For some reason I find this charming. I don't like avant garde, but this just has some charm in it. So I don't dislike it, its one of the worst Beatles has done but still.
Experimental music, ha, more like experimental noise. Its just disturbing. Music has rhythm, melody, harmony, a soul of some sort and more. There is nothing to this song, its just to chaotic for me as a singer/musician. I don't know what people see in this song. Its O.K. to experiment but that doesn't mean that you can go extreme and just put together a bunch of random noise and call it art.
Don't get me wrong, I love The Beatles, but this song is too weird. It's probably my least favorite Beatles song, but it's still 1,000 times better than anything Justin Bieber would sing
It's pretty obvious that there are so many good songs on this list because there really aren't ten truly bad Beatles songs. End of story. However, Revolution 9 is an exception.
I don't understand it. Its not even a song. Its just a track of recorded noise that's supposed to scare the crap out of you if you're on some kind of psychedellic drug or something. Well I wouldn't need that stuff to make it scare me... This track is just plain creepy. Especially when you consider all the hidden satanatic and/or subliminal messages that are rumoured to be associated with it. Still the Beatles were geniuses... I'd love to know what their intentions were behind this mysterious track.
I absolutely hate this song. There's very few Beatles songs I hate, and this is easily my least favorite. Although Wild Honey Pie is a distant second.
I hate this, but not for the reason people usually do. I have nothing against sound collages; when they are done well. Lennon just took things from the library, so it is not even authentic. Why not create your own sounds exclusively? If this had been a more authentic recording...I also don;t think it had any place on a Beatles album. it should have been on the Wedding album. Ditch this nonsense and replace it with 'Not guilty' and 'the inner light'.
It sucks whenever I listen to this on my vinyl I have to sit through this! I would have been fine with john lennon experimenting if HE HADN'T DONE IT ON A Beatles ALBUM! - SammySpore
It is hard to find a beatles song that I don't like, but this one must be the worst. I mean, why would you want to listen to this? As a previous commenter said: What was lennon thinking?
It's said to be Abstract Art, but really its just a bunch of random sounds and words, for8 minutes! It just becomes annoying and boring