Top 10 Songs by the Beatles

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Editor’s Note: I have changed Beatles music videos many times on this list, but YouTube.com keeps taking them down for copyright violations. So I give up unless someone has a source for the top 10 songs by the Beatles they know we can use.

Of course this list is impossible. How can you limit an anthology of music that includes the best music of all time? Well, we have tried. But rather than put a list of #1 pop Beatles songs, (“Twist and Shout”, “8 Days a Week”, “Can’t Buy Me Love and so on) we decided to create list with a bit more substance. Without further ado, after all the Beatles need no introduction, here is our Top Ten Beatles Songs. If you disagree and I’m sure many of you will, please leave a comment. Like to share your own music list with us, please submit it to Top Tenz.

10. Run For Your Life

“Well I know that I’m a wicked guy, And I was born with a jealous mind”

You have to love a good stalking/revenge song with a beat you can dance to. (I’d rather see you DEAD little girl than to be with another man.) Damn those Beatles were hard core.

9. Eleanor Rigby

“Eleanor Rigby died in the church and was buried along with her name

Nobody came

Father McKenzie wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave

No one was saved”


Another just good story. I don’t visualize many songs but this one I always do for some reason.

8. I’ve Got a Feeling

“All these years I’ve been wandering around,

Wondering how come nobody told me

All that I was looking for was somebody

Who looked like you”


Great collaboration among the group plus the lyrics “everybody has a wet dream” makes this a winner.

7. Revolution 1

“You ask me for a contribution

Well you know

We’re doing what we can

But when you want money for people with minds that hate

All I can tell you is brother you have to wait”


John Lennon created the perfect protest song.

6. I Feel Fine

“I’m so glad that she’s my little girl

She’s so glad she’s telling all the world”


A historically underrated song for its opening feedback. One of (if not THE) first intentional uses of feedback in a song – this was 1964, folks!

5. Yesterday

“Yesterday, love was such an easy game to play.

Now I need a place to hide away.

Oh, I believe in yesterday”

Have to give props to McCartney for the perfect ballad.

4. Inner Light

“Arrive without traveling

See all without looking

Do all without doing”


The most underrated Harrison song. The sitar work is amazing and I love the purity of the lyrics (The farther one travels the less one knows).

3. Hey Jude

“And anytime you feel the pain, hey jude, refrain,

Don’t carry the world upon your shoulders.”


A big FU to the record company and to radio stations. If we want a 7 minute song – we’ll get a 7 minute song.

2. Across the Universe

“Limitless undying love which shines around me like a

Million suns, it calls me on and on”


Word smithing at its finest (Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup) enough said.

1. A Day In The Life

“Having read the book

I love to turn you on”


Just one of those great songs that tells a story and gives me a weird feeling every time I hear it.

List compiled by Chip Trout.

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52 Comments

  1. In My Life, should be there, in my opinion.

    It’s really tough to pick out the top few though.

    🙂

  2. 1 very important song missing from the list; “in my life” one of the greatest songs ever written

  3. Not a bad list.
    It’s tough to try to narrow the Beatles’ music down like that.

    Only thing is that I would put “In My Life” in there, but that may jut be because it’s my favourite song.
    “And these memories lose their meaning
    When I think of love as something new”
    And George Martin’s piano parts are genius in the song.

    Yeah…
    But “everybody has a wet dream” is a winner too.

    🙂

  4. 10. Strawberry Fields
    9. Happiness is a warm gun
    8. Within You without You
    7. Let it Be
    6. Hey Jude
    5. A day in the life
    4. Something
    3. Glass Onion
    2. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
    1. She Loves You

  5. while my guitar gently weeps
    in my life
    drive my car
    blackbird
    eleanor rigby
    yesterday
    get back
    here comes the sun
    something
    for no one

  6. this is debatable everyone has their own favs but you cant leave out “got to get you into my life” “let it be”
    “strawberry fields” “norweigian wood” “I want to tell you” , I think “A day in the life” comes to mind for almost anyone

    better to list your top albums: mine our 1. Revolver 2. Beatles 65 3. Let it be

  7. Where’s Revolution 9? Oh come on, you have to admit it’s the best Beatles song ever. Forever.

    *Shivers in fear of it being being mentioned as number 1*

  8. I still don’t agree that making a Top100 Beatles song would be easier.
    I’ve done it, or try to do it before myself but still a lot of classic songs were left behind.
    Goes to show the brillance of this band, even their “lesser known” songs would be a considered a classic. And other artists could retire and call themselves genius if they had written these “lesser known” songs by the Beatles

    On a side note, my favorie song of the Fab Four is “Don’t Let Me Down”

  9. For “Run for Your Life,” Lennon borrowed the line; “I’d rather see you dead, little girl, than to be with another man” from Elvis’ “Baby, Let’s Play House.” Songwriter Arthur Gunter was pretty hardcore too, huh?

  10. When I’m 64
    Day in a life
    Let it be
    Obla di obla da
    Norwegian wood
    Hard days night
    Girl
    Elanor Rigby
    Hey Jude
    You’ve got to hide your love away

  11. You must put I Want To Hold Your Hand on this list, the reason why Beatles get a fame in us. “No sex, No drugs, No frustated love. They’re just want to hold your hand”.

  12. The “Dirty Dozen” in that order:
    1. HERE COMES THE SUN
    2. TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS
    3. A DAY IN A LIFE
    4. ELEONOR RIGBY
    5. STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER
    6. PENNY LANE
    7. I´M THE WALRUS
    8. LUCY IN THE SKY W. DIAMONDS
    9. ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
    10. YESTERDAY
    11. IN MY LIFE
    12. LET IT BE

    The Beatles were the very first PROG band

  13. I don’t understand the Beatles popularity at all, I’ve heard nearly every single song – being friends with a fan. But they do in fact SUCK. They are nothing more than the very first boy band.

  14. Robert Spinello on

    1-A Day in the Life
    2- Hey Jude
    3-I Want To Hold Your Hand
    4- In My Life
    5-Something
    6-Come Together
    7-Let It Be
    8-Yesterday
    9-Help!
    10-I Feel Fine