Top 10 Best Beatles Songs of All Time
Seriously though, how do you pick the top 10 best songs from a band as illustrious and prolific as the Beatles? The short answer is that it is hard, very hard. Well, we’ve done our best to narrow down their amazing list of songs. Below we present you with our take on the top 10 best Beatles songs of all time.
1. A Day in the Life
“A Day in the Life” is the Beatles at their very best. And that is saying a lot. The monumental ballad tackles everything from life to death and all of the little bits in between.
2. Strawberry Fields Forever
A nostalgic song about growing up in Liverpool, “Strawberry Fields Forever” is from one of the most ambitious periods of songwriting for the Beatles. It’s a weird and wonderful track that blends together an array of bizarre sound effects along with lyrics focused on recollection.
3. ‘Abbey Road’ Medley
Standing the test of time as one of the group’s greatest works, “Abbey Road” epitomizes the success of the Beatles. The 16-minute, 8-song suite takes up almost the entire second side of the last album the band ever recorded together.
4. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
The name of the song says it all. “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” was created at a time that the Beatle’s relationships were on the brink of collapse. As fractured as it is fascinating, it’s hard to argue that the song isn’t a masterpiece despite its roughness around the edges.
5. In My Life
The Beatles came into international stardom as a pop band. Yet by the mid 1960s they grew tired off that shtick. Enter “In My Life.” With sharper, more personal lyrics, the song marked a dramatic turn for the future art of the Beatles.
6. Let It Be
Released a month after the group’s breakup, “Let It Be” is a fitting track as one of the band’s last songs. It still stands today as one of the Beatles’ most beloved masterpieces.
Somehow “Something” by the Beatles often doesn’t get the recognition that it deserves. Yet it is a very powerful song that showcases the developing songwriting skills of George Harrison like few others.
8. Penny Lane
Another nostalgic look at childhood in Liverpool, “Penny Lane” captures Paul McCartney’s experiences growing up in the community in much the same way as “Strawberry Fields Forever” captured those of John Lennon.
9. I Want to Hold Your Hand
You can’t talk about the best Beatles’ songs of all time without at least mentioning “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” Simple and straightforward, it served as the group’s breakthrough hit in the United States. It still stands as one of their most joyful and unpretentious songs.
10. Ticket to Ride
There is a reason that “Ticket to Ride” is such a well-known Beatles song. And that reason is that it rocks! Recorded in 1965, the song is considered an important milestone in the evolution of the Beatles’ music style.
The Beatles are one of the best musical groups of all time. With that said, narrowing down their songs to just the best 10 is a tall order. However, our idea of the top 10 best Beatles songs of all time discussed above is a great place to start on a listening tour of this iconic rock and roll band.