Top 10 Best The Beatles Songs

They claim to have surpassed Jesus’ Fame, and maybe they have. Formed in 1960, in Liverpool, The Beatles has been considered as one of the most influential bands of the rock era with their socially relevant lyrics and irresistible tunes.

Surely, no one has surpassed, or even reached, The Beatles‘ level of fame. Rolling stone magazine hailed them as the best artist of all time in 2004. In 2008, they topped Billboard’s Hot 100 Bands of All Time List. With numerous hits under their belt, let’s go ahead and list their ten most remembered songs.

10. Twist and Shout

Released in 1961, Twist and Shout has gone on to be covered by numerous bands after its release. Big names like Salt-n-Peppa, and Bruce Springsteen have their own versions of this song. Springsteen claims to have played it over 350 times since 1973.

9. Eleanor Rigby

Written by Paul McCartney, the song poignantly talks about the neglected concerns of the elderly. Eleanor Rigby marks The Beatles‘ departure from their pop-oriented image into a more experimental band.

8. In My Life

This 1965 Lennon-McCartney collaboration went on to rank 23rd in the Rolling stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In the year 2000, Mojo magazine hailed In My Life as the best song of all time.

7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Although uncredited, this song features Eric Clapton on lead guitar. In February 2012, it was named as the best of George Harrison’s Beatles-era songs in an online poll by Guitar World magazine.

6. Here Comes the Sun

Aside from While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Here Comes the Sun is George Harrison’s most remembered contribution to The Beatles‘ repertoire. It was released in 1969 as part of the Abbey Road album.

5. Strawberry Fields Forever

Inspired by memories of playing in a Salvation Army Garden in his childhood, John Lennon penned this song to be released as a double A in February 1967. The song peaked at number 8 in the US charts and is hailed by MKST critics as one of the best songs released by The Beatles. It is also cited as one of the defining songs of the psychedelic rock era.

4. Yesterday

Originally recorded in 1965 for the Help! album, this song by John Lennon remains popular today with over 2,000 cover versions. Yesterday is a guitar ballad about a breakup of a relationship that features Paul McCartney in the recording. It was the first Beatles song release that featured just one of its members.

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3. A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life is yet another Lennon-McCartney collaboration inspired by McCartney’s readings of current news articles and Lennon’s reminiscence of his childhood. This psychedelic rock song was first banned for broadcast by the BBC for its supposed drug reference to the line ‘I’d love to turn you on’, but was later named by Rollingstone magazine as the best Beatles song ever recorded.

2. Let It Be

Let It Be was the title track of The Beatles‘ 12th and last studio album. It was the last single they released before Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the band. The song holds the number one position in ‘The Fans’ Top Ten’ poll in a book called The 100 Best Beatles Songs: An Informed Fan’s Guide.

1. Hey Jude

The song evolved from McCartney’s song, Hey Jules, written to comfort John Lennon’s son, Julius, during his parents’ divorce. It was released in 1968 and was named as the longest song to top the UK charts. The song has reportedly sold over eight million copies worldwide and has been called the best song released by the band numerous times.

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