The Beatles the best Greatest songs ever

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It may not be easy for anyone to rank the Beatles songs, but we have tried our best and here’s our definitive list of the Beatles the best Greatest songs ever. We have literally gone through all of their 213 songs to come out with what we think are the best Beatles songs.

Founded in Liverpool, the Beatles were an influential British rock ‘n’ roll band. They are the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful pop music band in history. John Lennon, Paul McCartney,  George Harrison, and Ringo Starr helped define the 1960s with their avant-garde music and style, which is still highly acclaimed for its artistic accomplishments, massive economic success, place in the history of popular music, and influence on popular culture.

Here is the definitive list of the Beatles the best Greatest songs ever

The Beatles the best songs ever

10. Come Together

Abbey Road

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A political rallying cry for Timothy Leary, author, psychologist, and pro-drugs activist, ‘Come Together’ was written by John Lennon for The Beatles’ Abbey Road album. “Come Together” may have been the Beatles’ most famous song, but it was also one of the last songs they began working on before they broke up in 1970. Come Together” was written after Abbey Road was completed, unlike most of the songs on the album that was written during the “Get Back” sessions in January.

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Fun Fact:

When rumors were spreading that Paul McCartney was dead, some fans thought the line “One and one and one is three” meant that only George, John, and Ringo were left.

09. Something

Abbey Road

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Often regarded as the greatest romantic song ever by many critics, Something can also be defined as the starting point of George Harrison. Even though it was composed for the White Album in 1968, ‘Something’ wasn’t finished until 1969 and was released in Abbey Road. In her autobiography Wonderful Tonight, Harrison’s former wife Pattie Boyd claimed the song was written about her. George Harrison said that the song was actually written with Ray Charles in mind, but he didn’t like how people thought it. Perhaps we would never know who this greatest romantic song was written for.

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Fun Fact:

The promotional film for “Something” was shot in late October 1969, not long after Lennon privately announced that he was leaving the band.

08. While My Guitar Gently Weeps

The (White) Beatles

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Suppose you look at all of the songs on The White Album, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” changed more than any other song on the album. It wasn’t until 1996 that the song was released on Anthology 3. George Harrison sang alone with his acoustic guitar in the early versions, and Paul McCartney played the harmonium. While visiting his folks, George tried out an I Ching hypothesis. “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” was a simple study based on the notion that everything has a purpose. “I was thinking of writing a song on anything I see when I open a book. In this book, I read ‘gently weeps.’ I closed the book and began the tune.”

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Fun Fact:

Yoko Ono’s frequent visits to the studio made Harrison reluctant to present his new compositions to the group at first, the song also marked the beginning of Beatles’ end.

07. Yesterday

Help

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According to the Guinness Book of Records, Paul McCartney’s song ‘Yesterday’ has been covered the most times in history. When McCartney was living at the family home of Jane Asher in Wimpole Street, London, he is supposed to have dreamt up the melody for the song. Although McCartney was first skeptical of its uniqueness, the tune came to him completely formed. The accomplished acoustic song “Yesterday” tells the story of unrequited love. McCartney was supported just by a quartet of strings for the first official Beatles recording that depended purely on a solo performance.

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Fun Fact:

Bob Dylan’s version of Yesterday had a different tune because he was unimpressed with the music.

06. Penny Lane

Single

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Street named after a notorious slave trader in England became a part of a Beatles iconic song. In Liverpool, England, Paul McCartney was waiting for John Lennon at a bus stop on Penny Lane, a street close to their homes. To pass the time, Paul took notes on the various sights that passed by, such as images of clients in a barbershop and a nurse selling poppies for Remembrance Day. Mid-verse and between choruses, the song employs a variety of modulations. A piccolo trumpet solo was performed by session musician David Mason for its bridge part.

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Fun Fact:

Lennon’s mother Julia at one time worked as a cinema usher and a waitress in Penny Lane.

05. Hey Jude

Single

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“Na-na-na na”, goes on and on and you’d love this song forever, possibly everyone’s favourite Beatles’ song. A chorus of hundreds is set to sing Hey Jude, the Beatles’ most popular song. Hey Jude, a song written by Paul McCartney, exhibits his characteristic style: a blend of empathy and beauty. When it reached number one for nine weeks in 1968, it tied the all-time record for the longest stint at the top of the US charts. Eight million copies of this song have been sold, making it a popular choice for lists of the greatest songs ever written by music critics. The song was written for Julian Lennon to comfort him from the stress of his parents’ separation.

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Fun Fact:

Until he was a teenager, Julian Lennon had no idea that this song was dedicated to him. He reconnected with his father around this time, and he would visit him in New York on a regular basis until his death.

04. Eleanor Rigby

Revolver

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John Lennon and Paul McCartney first met at a church picnic in 1957. Eleanor Rigby, a scullery maid who died in 1939, was buried just a few feet away. One of the band’s best-known songs was written by Paul McCartney nine years later. The narrative of a woman who “died in the chapel and was buried along with her name” is sometimes referred to as a lament for the lonely or a satire on post-war British society. The song is a narrative of loneliness and how futile humans are, the unimportance of church and society is also one of primary focuses.

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Fun Fact:

It was in 2008 that a certificate for the burial of Eleanor Rigby in St. Peter’s Churchyard was auctioned.

03. In My Life

Single

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Can anything be more beautiful than In My Life? This is a song about John Lennon’s life, and shapes in the form of an autobiographical poem. Lennon composed most of the song and it was said that he left a gap in the track for the instrumental break. The next morning, producer George Martin filled it in by performing a piano solo and speeding up the tape to make it sound like a harpsichord. Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and George Harisson all agreed that this was one of the best Beatles tunes ever written, of which George claimed it to be his favourite Beatles song.

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Fun Fact:

“This song is my first real major piece of work because it was the first time I wrote personal lyrics about my own life.” Lennon said in an interview in 1980.

02. Let It Be

Rubber Soul

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Can a song impact the world? People throughout the world and across the years since the release of this chart-topper have found a powerful space in their hearts for this song, which has been a source of comfort for them in difficult times. From spreading peace to curing disease, Let it Be is acknowledged as one of the greatest songs ever written. ‘Let It Be’s significance extends far beyond the Beatles. This serves as evidence of the song’s enduring popularity, covered by thousands of major artists is yet considered as an anthem of peace along with John Lennon’s Imagine.

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Fun Fact:

A woman with major depressive disorder was cured after listening to Let It Be.

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01. A Day in the Life

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

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Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’s concluding piece, “A Day in the life,” is a tribute to the songwriting creativity. John Lennon penned the beginning and ending sections of “A Day in the Life,” while Paul McCartney provided the bridge. An orchestra with 40 players, dressed in tuxedos and funny hats, was brought in for the climax, and they were given 24 bars to ascend from their instruments’ lowest notes to the highest notes that were close enough to E major. A never before attempt in the history of music with a varied style of everyday writing and a tempting unusual music, A Day in the Life is recognized as a everlasting masterpiece.

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Fun Fact:

It was the central line, “I’d love to turn you on,” that prompted the BBC to ban “A Day in the Life” which apparently puts the song in the drug-song category.

Amal Varghese
Amal Varghesehttp://moonjis.com
Lecturer by profession, a philologist by qualification and a scribbler by passion. Like John Lennon says, "I believe in everything until it is disapproved, so I believe in fairies, myths and dragons", everything around me is an illusion and a reality. I am basically you, but I am a confined me.

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