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The Best Beatles Songs Top 10 All-Time

 

 
The Beatles are an English (Liverpool) rock band. In February 1964 the Beatles came to America. Two days later, the band was featured on The Ed Sullivan Show. The band members are George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr.

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The Beatles hold the records for the most number-one hits to top the Billboard Hot 100 with twenty. In 1988, the Beatles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Beatles’ name is a play on words stemming from the word Beetle, rather BEATles. This was a tribute to Buddy Holly and the Crickets.

The Beatles’ first album was released in 1963 and their last studio album was released in 1970 – Let It Be.

Best Beatles Songs

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The Beatles song list curated by Matthew Campbell

10. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Released in 1968
On Album The Beatles (The White Album)
Did you know Eric Clapton has a guitar solo on the song? The song was conceived based on the philosophy that everything happens for a reason. Harrison opened a random book top a page and found the words gently weeps.

I look at the world
And I notice it’s turning
While my guitar gently weeps


9. All You Need Is Love
Released in 1967
The song was released as a single.
The song is based on the words love is everywhere – a proponent of peace.

There’s nothing you can know that isn’t known
Nothing you can see that isn’t shown
There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be


8. Twist and Shout
Released in 1964
On Album Please Please Me
The song had previously released and commercial success by the Isley Brothers.

You know you twist so fine
Come on and twist a little closer now
And let me know that you’re mine


7. Blackbird
Released in 1968
On Album The Beatles (The White Album)
The story of the song is a reaction to racial tensions escalating in the United States at the time.

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life


6. Come Together
Released in 1969
On Album Abbey Road
It is under debate what the song is about. However, there is no doubt the song tried to bring people together.

He one spinal cracker
He got feet down below his knee
Hold you in his armchair you can feel his disease
Come together, right now, over me


 

5. Hey Jude
Released in 1968
The song was released as a single.
It is suspected McCartney wrote the song in a story for John Lennon’s son Julian during John’s divorce with Cynthia and new relationship with Yoko Ono.

Hey Jude, don’t let me down
You have found her, now go and get her
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better


4. In My Life
Released in 1965
On Album Rubber Soul
The song was written by Lennon about his childhood and life.

For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more


3. Here Comes the Sun
Released in 1969
On Album Abbey Road
The song is written with the feeling of summer coming after a long winter – the good feeling of summer beginning.

Here comes the sun do, do, do
Here comes the sun
And I say it’s all right


2. Let It Be
Released in 1970
On Album The Beatles (The White Album)
The story behind the song is that McCartney’s mom came to him in a dream and told him, “it will be alright, just let it be”.

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be


1. Yesterday
Released in 1965
On Album Help!
Yesterday is the most covered rock song of all-time. The song tells a story of a relationship break-up.

Why she had to go
I don’t know, she wouldn’t say
I said something wrong
Now I long for yesterday


 

However, don’t take our word for it. Rolling Stone Magazine also ranked the Top 100 Beatles Songs. Here are their Top 10 Beatles songs.

  1. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  2. A Day in the Life
  3. I Want to Hold Your Hand
  4. Strawberry Fields Forever
  5. Yesterday
  6. In My Life
  7. Something
  8. Hey Jude
  9. Let It Be
  10. Come Together

Do you have a favorite Beatles song not mentioned above?  Please share your song below so that we can add it to our list.

The Beatles Highest-Charting Songs – U.S.

  • #1 Love Me Do, 1962
  • #1 She Loves You, 1963
  • #1 I Want to Hold Your Hand, 1963
  • #1 Can’t Buy Me Love, 1964
  • #1 A Hard Day’s Night, 1964
  • #1 I Feel Fine, 1964
  • #1 Eight Days a Week, 1965
  • #1 Ticket to Ride, 1965
  • #1 Help!, 1965
  • #1 Yesterday, 1965
  • #1 We Can Work It Out, 1965
  • #1 Paperback Writer, 1966
  • #1 Penny Lane, 1967
  • #1 All You Need Is Love, 1967
  • #1 Hello, Goodbye, 1967
  • #1 Hey Jude, 1968
  • #1 Get Back, 1969
  • #1 Something, 1969
  • #1 Come Together, 1969
  • #1 Let It Be, 1970
  • #1 The Long and Winding Road, 1970
  • #2 Twist and Shout, 1964
  • #2 Do You Want to Know a Secret?, 1964
  • #2 Yellow Submarine, 1966
  • #3 Please Please Me, 1964
  • #3 Nowhere Man, 1965
  • #4 She’s a Woman, 1964
  • #4 Lady Madonna, 1968
  • #5 Day Tripper, 1965
 

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