All The Beatles Songs Ranked From Worst To Best

Ellie Snow, Co-Editor-In-Chief

Disclaimer: I’m certain there are many songs I am forgetting, considering there are so many different albums and anthologies. Still, I gave it my best shot. Here goes…

228. “Little Child”

This took last place of all their songs and for good reason. It’s creepy. It’s weird. After listening, I am left feeling very uncomfortable.   

227. “You Can’t Do That”

No, thank you. The message is possessive and toxic, so I’d rather steer clear from this one.

226. “Step Inside Love/Los Paranoias” 

I will definitely be hearing this song in my nightmares. Who thought this was a good idea?

225. “Boys” 

I don’t care for it at all. 

224. “12 Bar Original” 

I waited 2 minutes and 55 seconds for the song to start. Obviously, I was left disappointed. 

223. “Dizzy Miss Lizzy” 

The only thing I enjoyed about this song was the strange and random background screaming. I’m sure girls named Lizzy back in the day felt giddy over it, but overall it’s not for me.

222. “You know My Name (Look Up My Number)”

Come on now, this is just noise. 

221. “Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey”

The “Hey”s were a little much for me. I find that most of their songs work between the main and background vocals with much more fluidity.

220. “Dig It” 

This song had no business existing.

219. “Run For Your Life” 

I did not expect any of Rubber Soul to be this low down, but the vibes are misogynistic, and it’s really unsettling that he’s calling his girlfriend “little girl.” 

218. “Leave My Kitten Alone”

I already hate when couples have pet names for each other. “Kitten” is too much for me to handle. 

217. “All Things Must Pass” 

The singing in this song is just not good. 

216. “Revolution 9”

They really thought they did something here. 

215. “What’s The New Mary Jane?” 

Maybe I’m not cultured enough to understand the style of this song, but it’s not really grabbing me.

214. “Bad Boy” 

I live for the voice crack. Otherwise, it doesn’t stand out. 

213. “Junk”

I genuinely thought there was something wrong with my headphones. I understand that it is a softer song, but this was much too quiet.

212. “Chains”

It doesn’t even come close to the Carole King version.

211. “Words of Love” 

I spent the entire song wondering where I had heard this song before. Needless to say, again I prefer the original version. 

210. “All I’ve Got to Do” 

I forgot I was listening to this song halfway through, so I think it’s safe to say that it didn’t have much of an impact on me.

209. “A Taste Of Honey” 

I feel like this song could be used in Game Of Thrones as a sort of soldiers singing about maidens whilst marching off to war tune, and no one would assume it was a Beatles song. 

208. “Money (That’s What I Want)”

It’s literal to a fault and sounds incredibly choppy.

207. “Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby”

Much too obnoxious for my liking.

206. “Wild Honey Pie” 

To those who consider this a good song, please stop trying to be quirky. We all know this song is ridiculous and the world never asked for it. 

205. “Rip It Up”/”Shake, Rattle, and Roll”/”Blue Suede Shoes,”

At times, it sounds as if they are all playing different songs — and not in an avant-garde way. 

204. “Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?”

I don’t know why, but I don’t like it one bit. 

203. “I Call Your Name” 

It’s whiny. It’s forgettable. It’s choppy.

202. “Doctor Robert”

I understand this low placement is controversial… The song tells an interesting story, but it’s just not my type of music.

201. “She’s A Woman” 

All right…

200. “Tell Me Why”

Is it just me, or do they sound like they are each singing at microscopically different times? The timing has become a flaw too apparent to overlook. I suggest avoiding this one.

199. “Birthday”

I’m perfectly comfortable sticking with the traditional “Happy Birthday” tune, thank you. 

198. “Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues” 

A song I’m sure to forget by tomorrow. 

197. “I’m Down” 

It sounds fine, but this style grows tiresome really quickly for me. 

196. “Devil In Her Heart”

I was not impacted in the slightest after listening to this song and likely won’t remember it ever existed. 

195. “I Wanna Be Your Man”

Something isn’t connecting here for me. They are trying too hard to sound upbeat, and it translates poorly and chaotically. 

194. “Love Me Do”

I think I genuinely dislike this song. It gives me a terrible headache, and the lyrics could not be more unoriginal.

193. “I Should Have Known Better”

I have no reason to avoid this song as much as I do, but while listening to it, a nausea-like feeling overcame me. It was my body simply rejecting the song. 

192. “Maggie Mae” 

Leave Maggie alone. 

191. “Honey Don’t” 


190. “Old Brown Shoe” 

The piano is hearty. The song is forgettable. That’s all there really is to it.

189. “Not A Second Time” 

I have no desire to listen to this a second time. 

188. “That Means A Lot” 

I can see the potential in the song if I imagine them using it in their prime years. Here, it’s sub-par at best. 

187. “Mr. Moonlight” 

Strangely, it reminds me of Lady and the Tramp’s “Bella Notte,” though I much prefer “Bella Notte” to this mess of nonsense.

186. “If You’ve Got Trouble” 

The rhyme scheme is a hoot and a half, but it’s nothing groundbreaking.

185. “Please Mister Postman” 

I didn’t enjoy this very much, considering I’ve heard other versions of the song that I prefer much more. I feel like they could’ve done more with it. 

184. “Roll Over Beethoven” 

I can see how this got people moving back in the day, but by today’s standards it feels a little dry.

183. “Ask Me Why” 

I’m unimpressed by this. 

182. “Things We Said Today”

I’ll admit this song is really fun to play on the guitar. Otherwise, it’s nothing I’d glance twice at.

181. “Any Time At All” 

The point of the song was made within the first verse. The rest of it was simply unnecessary.

180. “When I Get Home” 

What does he have to tell her? I don’t really think I care to be honest. 

179. “You Really Got A Hold On Me”

When comparing it to the original, it doesn’t really hold much weight at all. 

178. “Baby’s In Black” 

I definitely could not listen to this song very often. Once was acceptable. 

177. “Rock and Roll Music” 

It doesn’t really sound like a Beatles song, so it all sort of clashes. Overall, it’s not for me. 

176. “For You Blue” 

My only takeaway from this song was the most mind-numbing headache I’ve ever come to experience. 

175. “Slow Down” 

I’m confident this is a cover, and I’m also confident the original was much better. 

174. “I’ve Got A Feeling” 

I’ve got a feeling I will never willingly listen to this again. 

173. “Long Tall Sally” 

There’s nothing crazily unique going on in this song, but I find it slightly more lively than songs of its similar vibe.

172. “Thank You Girl”

The harmonies showed a lot of potential for the band. Still, it lacks substance.

171. “There’s A Place” 

The song reminds me of a children’s nursery rhyme, so I don’t feel I, a near-adult, needed to experience it.

170. “What You’re Doing” 

At the 0:18 second mark, the first of many background “yells” takes place. I spent the rest of the song laughing at this sound, so I can’t say I remember much else from it. 

169. “Within You Without You” 

I think this is probably my least favorite song of the album. It was just more of the same; I am much too easily distracted while listening to it. 

168. “Matchbox” 

Ringo is amazing and definitely deserving of more appreciation. Even so, I think this was not worth the energy. 

167. “Can’t Buy Me Love” 

I know I should like this song more than I do, but it’s never really resonated with me.

166. “Don’t Pass Me By” 

It reminds me of Pa playing the fiddle in Little House on the Prairie, and I don’t know how to feel about that. 

165. “I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party”

While dancing the fine line of being overly literal, the song finds a way of getting its point across pleasantly. 

164. “I’ll Be Back” 

This song really shows a smooth connection between their voices, but it’s still not very memorable.

163. “Taxman” 

People really like this song, so I had high expectations. For me, it was choppy and boring. 

162. “Yer Blues” 

Okay…Off the title, I hoped for a medieval folk-tale song. This was not what I received, to say the least. Still, I admit I appreciated the authenticity and blunt energy of the song.  

161. “One After 909”

I don’t think I’ll ever seek out this song, but I had fun listening to it just this once.

160. “Teddy Boy” 

I can’t even call this a song; it’s basically just a glorified jam session. 

159. “You Know What To Do”

It’s cute–but so elementary. 

158. “I’m A Loser” 

They’ve made self-loathing catchy, and I can work with that.

157.  “I’ll Cry Instead” 

As a frequent cryer, I feel seen. Even with that, I still consider it one of their lesser songs. 

156. “How Do You Do It?” 

It’s giving a sort of childish energy, but one I can get behind!

155. “Good Morning Good Morning” 

Another optimistic “wake-up” song in The Beatles discography wasn’t really necessary for me, especially with this one being rather ineffective.

154. “I’m Happy Just To Dance With You”

I don’t really know how to feel. It’s memorable to a point but doesn’t add anything special to the album.

153. “I Saw Her Standing There” 

I’m incredibly indifferent to this song, but I definitely don’t dislike it.

152. “Don’t Bother Me”

It’s a little too “woe is me” for my liking, but I suppose it’s kind of catchy.

151. “And I Love Her”

The song left me waiting for something more to happen. Next to their other simple love songs, it’s sort of lacking.

150. “Tomorrow Never Knows”

If anyone ever played this song casually around me, I would be incredibly concerned. Knowing I’ll probably never willingly listen to this again, I’ll say it kept me engaged.

149. “She Said, She Said”

It can pass as a decent song. The fitting description is: okay.

148. “Dig A Pony”

I don’t know whether I like it or hate it. Instead of deciding, I’ll send it in to the abyss of impact-less Beatles songs.

147. “Eight Days A Week”

I have listened to this way too many times. As a result, I’ve grown unable to tolerate the excessive repetition.

146. “The Word”

Something isn’t syncing very well here. Still, the idea is pretty nice. 

145. “Flying” 

I ranked this as high as I possibly could because in all honesty, I do enjoy the song. The guitar is very pleasant and the vocals, while scarce, carry a hearty nature. Still, we cannot kid ourselves into praising it excessively.

144. “Tell Me What You See” 

They sound a little bored playing this; I am also a little bored listening to it.

143. “Baby, You’re A Rich Man”

The way they sing the verse to this song bothers me so much, and I don’t really care for the chorus. That doesn’t really leave much to enjoy, does it?

142. “Lovely Rita”

This song has never really grabbed me. Some people are really into it and that’s fine, but it doesn’t really work for me.

141. “Piggies”

 This is one of their few ‘heartwarming/playful’ songs that I’m not really on board with. The wasted potential of the harpsichord here will always bother me.

140. “Savoy Truffle” 

Imagine someone “Savoy Truffle” is their favorite Beatles song. There must be someone, but I can’t understand why they would think such a thing.

139. “The Inner Light”

This really showed the influence of their time in India on their music, and I’m grooving to it.

138. “Come And Get It” 

I could be dead wrong, but… I’m pretty sure I hear a shekere in the background and it’s giving me flashbacks to 5th-grade music class.

137. “Good Night” 

Maybe lullabies and Ringo’s voice don’t mix, and that’s okay. I’m glad they gave it a shot!

136. “Back In The U.S.S.R”

It does the job well. Still, it could never be a favorite of mine.

135. “Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey”

This is one of the few songs in this ‘unnecessary yet playful’ category of theirs that I can tolerate. Is it worth the two minutes and twenty-four seconds? I suppose that answer depends on my mood. 

134. “Misery” 

If I feel like feeling good about feeling bad, then I have a feeling I will listen to this song. 

133. “Baby, It’s You” 

It’s nothing special, but the tune itself is awfully catchy. I can always get on board with a good “Sha-la-la-la”.

132. “Get Back” 

This song is the edgy and slightly annoying cousin of “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” and no one can convince me otherwise.

131. “If I Needed Someone”

This is probably one of my least favorite songs on Rubber Soul. It’s not bad by any stretch, but nothing special either. 

130. “Twist And Shout”

I find the song is mediocre. It doesn’t amaze me, but I’m not particularly bothered by it either. It is a middle-of-the-road song, and so it will hold middle placement.

129. “I Am Walrus” 

It’s higher up because lyrically it’s incredibly special. Otherwise, I really can’t listen to it.

128. “Drive My Car”

It’s definitely good, but at the same time doesn’t really do much for me. 

127. “Yellow Submarine”

I understand it’s a bit of a strange song, but there’s something heartwarming in its childish nature.

126. “I Want To Tell You” 

The upbeat energy is appreciated and enjoyed immensely, though it sounds a little whiny at points.

125. “Fixing A Hole”

It’ll do…that’s really all I have to say.

124. “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)”

7 minutes and 47 seconds… Was that really necessary? No, it wasn’t.  I’m positive it would be ranked much higher if it was 3 minutes shorter, and I’m saying this knowing it’s a hoot to play along to.

123. “Every Little Thing” 

I hadn’t heard this song before, and, after a great deal of thought, I’ve decided I like the song. It marks a transition from their traditional era to their more unique sound.

122. “The Ballad Of John And Yoko” 

It’s pretty cool that Lennon could write a story-song about his marriage to Yoko Ono, but I don’t really see a reason for me to keep listening to it after the first time.

121. “I Me Mine” 

The message is valid. The title, however, annoys me to no end.

120. “Lady Madonna”

I used to absolutely despise this song for some unknown reason. Now, I hold more of a respected indifference toward it, so who knows where we’ll be in a few years’ time?

119. “Yes It Is”

For a song that is so incredibly slow and melancholic, it lacks actual substance. It’s honestly just a little boring.

118. “Love You To” 

Is there such a thing as too much sitar? Maybe, but not for me.

117. “Only A Northern Song”

It’s psychedelic, but not so far that I can’t understand the song. I appreciate that.

116. “Glass Onion”

I can get behind listening to this one, though these generally aren’t my favorite type of Beatles songs. I’ve got nothing against them; it’s just a matter of preference.

115. “Cry Baby Cry” 

There really isn’t anything memorable about this; I suppose the outro was fine.

114.  “I’ll Get You” 

It dances the fine line of being an unimpressive love song and an enjoyable tune. Only time will tell whether or not it had an impression on me, though I have an inkling I will not remember it. 

113. “Hey Bulldog” 

The fast-paced switches in the verse are really fun to listen to, but the manic yelling of the outro definitely surprised me a little.

112. “Sie Liebt Dich” 

I’m torn because I really like the original version of the song, but it’s just not the same vibe for me here.

111. “Sun King” 

Did I anticipate having an Abbey Road song this low down? I can’t say I did. It was a bland song, with the only memorable part being the multilingual section (which appeared to be a nonsensical combo of Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese.)

110. “No Reply” 

It’s a little creepy sounding, but it’s bound to put a pep in your step. 

109. “Anna (Go to Him)” 

It’s one of the few songs where they express an appropriate reaction and acceptance toward being broken up with, and I appreciated its certainty. 

108. “Please Please Me”

It’s one of my favorites from the album and I enjoy its jauntiness. Still, it doesn’t wow me.

107. “And Your Bird Can Sing”

I don’t have much to say about it, but I definitely like it. 

106. “Do You Want to Know A Secret?” 

It’s a unique way of going about a love song, so I enjoy the break away from their standard love tunes.

105. “Think For Yourself”

The chorus is basically a completely different song, but the message of independence and authenticity is one I can get behind.

104. “The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill”

“All the children song” gets me every time. I read once that Yoko Ono has a part in this song, which I guess is pretty cool. I can always appreciate a good whistling section.

103. “Got to Get You Into My Life” 

Whoever was in charge of the horn section deserved a raise. I definitely would not enjoy the song as much I do without them.

102. “Blue Jay Way”

Jeez. It’s really cool, but I can say in full confidence that I would be afraid to listen to this by myself at night. I’m in a painfully bright classroom surrounded by my peers right now and I’m still uncomfortable. However, I always hold respect for a song that sticks with me!

101. “I’m Looking Through You” 

The high notes are both gorgeous and painful (for those like me who attempt to sing along.)

100. “You Like Me Too Much” 

It’s a fairly easy and inside-the-box song, but it does the job well.

99. “A Hard Day’s Night” 

I definitely don’t like this song as much as other people, though I hold nothing against it.

98. “Her Majesty” 

It’s only 25 seconds, so I can’t be expected to rank it very high. However, those 25 seconds were used very well and for that I commend them. 

97. “Long, Long, Long” 

This would absolutely be in a coming-of-age movie’s soundtrack and I would absolutely be obsessed with it. I could do without the end bit, however.

96. “All Together Now” 

Is it a children’s song? Most definitely. Still, I’m obsessed with it.

95. “Ticket to Ride” 

I know I should like this song a whole lot more than I do. The instrumental part is awesome, but something in the overall effect isn’t resonating with me.

94. “Revolution 1”

I can always get behind a good call-to-action song juxtaposed with mellow energy. Very nice!

93. “Honey Pie” 

Why does this sound like it belongs in a musical? I suppose I’m not complaining about it.

92. “Rocky Raccoon” 

Though I don’t really hold much connection to it, I can still enjoy listening to it. That’s all there is to say.

91. “Helter Skelter” 

There’s a sort of ominous and awkward energy surrounding this song for me (because of the whole Manson connection.) However, I ended with a nice chuckle following Ringo’s “I’ve got blisters on my fingers!”

90. “Don’t Let Me Down” 

It’s definitely one of their more anguished love songs, but it certainly gets the point across. I appreciate their songs set for specific situations we may come to find ourselves in.

89. “From Me To You”

The lyrics are strangely memorable, considering the song isn’t anything spectacular. There is a whiny aspect of the song that leaves me slightly irked, but nothing powerful enough to push me away from it.

88. “Mean Mr. Mustard”

It’s a good listen. Nothing crazy, but a good listen.

87. “Polythene Pam” 

If it was any longer, it would so annoying. But it’s short, so definitely worth my time. 

86. “Day Tripper” 

I have played the “Day Tripper” riff too many times to rank this any higher. The song itself is fine; it’s more of a personal dilemma.

85. “Good Day Sunshine”

If you’re looking to improve your mood, then give this song a listen. However, don’t expect a masterpiece. 

84. “All You Need Is Love” 

It’s definitely a little basic… Still,  it’s a cool song with a peaceful message. What’s not to love?

83. “What Goes On”

The song dances the fine line between irksome and catchy, but ultimately it succeeds and I listen to it often.

82. “P.S I Love You”

I had never heard this song before. It’s no masterpiece, yet the general vibe is very pleasant.

81. “It’s All Too Much”

Though not one of my overall favorite songs, it’s hands down one of my top songs to play on the guitar. The message of being overwhelmed with life is one I think we can all get behind. However, I’ll admit it probably didn’t need to be over six minutes long.

80. “Revolution”

With a little more oomph to it, this song grows ions more enjoyable for me. In a generation that’s very focused on action and global change, an amped-up protest-related song will obviously appeal to me.

79. “Octopus’s Garden”

I like Ringo’s voice and I’m not afraid to say it. Also, I really enjoy this song. Maybe it’s not as profound as their other music, but it gets the job done.

78. “Paperback Writer” 

They gave a cappella a go, and it worked out nicely, in my opinion. I wouldn’t call it a necessary song, but their experimentation with more avant-garde stuff was starting to come through with this.

77. “Your Mother Should Know”

I’m curious what my mother thinks of this song. I think it’s decent and the jauntiness is contagious.

76. “Girl” 

The minor chords and their voices blend beautifully, and I suppose the sharp inhale adds some charm. For me, the guitar is the real champion of the song.

75. “Hold Me Tight” 

It sounds very forced for some reason; I think it’s the vocals in particular. Still, I consider it an enjoyable song.

74. “It Won’t Be Long” 

It’s not exactly a lyrical masterpiece, but there’s something very appealing about it.

73. “Hello, Goodbye” 

It’s not genius, but it’s definitely fun. It’s a strong one to listen to if I don’t really feel like thinking all too much.

72. “The Night Before” 

I like it. It’s a solid song with a nice melody. I have nothing much else to say about it.

71. “I’m So Tired”

Hints of the song bring me back to their earlier stuff. Overall, it’s painfully relatable and a good listen.

70. “Magical Mystery Tour”

This was a genius album opener. It’s a hoot to listen to and I’m excited for the rest of the Magical Mystery Tour.

69. “Oh! Darling” 

I am reminded of the godawful sounds made while attempting to belt this song on road trips with my older sister. The experience was cathartic, to say the least, and I had a good time. 

68. “Sexy Sadie” 

I don’t know this Sadie or what she did to cause such a ruckus, but I’ll stand by her and her actions. She seems like a proper girl boss to me. Carry on, Sadie!

67. “She Loves You”

I will defend this song till my last day. Is it kind of annoying? Sure. Do the lyrics lack depth? Most definitely. I don’t care one bit because it’s oh-so entertaining.

66. “When I’m Sixty-Four” 

Overall, it’s a sweet song and I’ll always enjoy listening to it. Admittedly, it does make me slightly nervous for my later years of life. 

65. “Till There Was You” 

It doesn’t sound very Beatlesque, but I think it’s one of their more adorable love songs.

64. “Free As A Bird”

I had never heard of this song before (probably because it’s on one of the Anthology albums), but it’s a great start to Anthology 1 and I’m excited to hear what else is on here.

63. “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”

People will probably disagree with me for putting this ‘simple’ song above more masterful pieces, but it’s my ranking so I don’t really care. It’s not mind blowing, but it is heartwarming and that works for me every day of the week.

62. “I Feel Fine” 

It’s an early Beatles single that everyone can appreciate. Plus, the riff is a hoot to play with the song.

61. “You Won’t See Me”

The harmonies carry the song, and it’s something everyone can get on board with.

60. “Julia” 

Ah to have a beau who refers to me as “ocean child” in our love ballad. Good for you, Julia…

59. “Rain” 

I really love this song, but I’m sure it was a bit more impactful for listeners when it first came out. That being said, I too enjoy rainy days.

58. “Penny Lane” 

Penny Lane is a gorgeous tune. The energy is pure cheerfulness.

57. “You’re Gonna Lose That Girl” 

It’s a nice change in pace from their traditional love songs, with them basically saying they will date someone’s girlfriend if they don’t start appreciating her more. The connection between the main and background vocals is done beautifully as well.

56. “Act Naturally” 

This used to be one of my favorites when I was little. It’s happy. It’s catchy. It’s a song I can always depend on. 

55. “We Can Work It Out” 

I totally appreciate the song’s mixed signals. There is a sense of optimism in the title and repeated lyric: “We can work it out”, yet a feeling of impending doom with “life is very short and there’s no time…” Not exactly a comforting tune, but definitely one that gets you thinking.

54. “This Boy” 

There’s a combination of The Beatles’ more complex song-building skills and classic ‘50s love song structure that I, a lover of Oldies music, am really glad to have in this song. I think I’ll go so far as to call it under-appreciated.  

53. “Let It Be”

It’s viciously overplayed, so I’m definitely less moved by it than I should be. I won’t deny that it’s a beautiful song with a wonderful message.

52. “Another Girl” 

On the whole, I don’t really care for this song very much. However, the chorus adds such brightness to it, which, in my opinion, saves it completely.

51. “I’ll Follow The Sun”

This is without a doubt their most adorable song. It’s calm. It’ sweet. It’s bright. Its lasting message urges us to focus on positivity to weaken our qualms and I love it.

50. “Martha My Dear” 

 Here’s another example of The Beatles nailing the jaunty-heartwarming energy. Does it make me wish I could play piano? Yes, though my attempt to learn this song during my 10th grade piano class was a rude awakening to my incompetence on the instrument.

49. “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”

It must be my poor attempt at rebelling against my parents for ranking this lower than top 20, as this is my mother’s favorite song. I really love it, but for some reason, I can’t bring myself to rank it any higher.

48. “I Need You” 

This song would underwhelm me if it was someone else’s, but they play it with more oomph and I like that. 

47. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – Reprise”

I go back and forth between preferring either the reprise or the original. They’re both amazing, but I think the original is slightly more iconic.

46. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”

Another genius album opener. I have such vivid memories of listening to this song in the car with my dad when I was younger. It was a good time, and the song still grabs me.

45. “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)” 

One can never go wrong with some sitar. Overall, it’s a lovely, albeit slightly deranged, song.

44. “Eleanor Rigby” 

The strings were a beautiful incorporation to the song. Is it brutal how relatable it is to the masses? Yes, but I suppose that’s what makes it worthwhile.

43. “The End” 

Tell me why the drum solo reminds me of the dance-off scene in Grease. I don’t really care for the first half of the song, but the “and in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make” part is honestly the most beautiful thing I’ve ever heard.

42. “Here Comes The Sun” 

No one can dislike this song unless they’re trying to be edgy (which doesn’t count as genuinely disliking it.) I am proudly among the many who will never skip this song.

41. “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer”

The way I used to belt these lyrics out in public when I was younger must have been concerning to those around me. In my defense, it’s a wonderful tune and I somehow did not understand the song’s story (even with the obvious lyrics). Something tells me had I realized the murder aspect I still would have continued to sing proudly.

40. “Wait” 

This song is super clean. It’s got great vocals and a very cohesive overall sound. The “I feel as though…” section gets me every time.

39. “Two Of Us”

It brings cowboy-like wisdom that I’m easily swept up by. With this in mind, I may have ranked this higher than it actually deserves.

38. “Blackbird”

My grandpa taught me how to play this song on the guitar, so now I can’t get through listening to it without crying. It’s beautifully soft, hence the high ranking.

37. “Being For The benefit Of Mr. Kite!”

What in the world came over me listening to this song? I can characterize the feeling as giddy.  All in all, it was a wonderful experience and I would like to spend some time with Mr. Kite!

36. “If I Fell” 

I LOVE THIS SONG. I’m not totally into their sappier love songs, but there is something about this one that captures me every time I hear it.

35. “I’m Only Sleeping”

Much too relatable. I feel like I could listen to this song all day and it would be fitting.

34. “I’ve Just Seen A Face” 

It’s jaunty. It’s peppy. It’s happy. The guitar totally completes this song, and it’s guaranteed to improve my mood.

33. “Getting Better”

This song deserves more credit, not that it’s unpopular. It brings a realistic optimism, saying that although life may not be perfect, it’s still improving. The song seems a good one to skip around to (I’ll have to give that a go.)

32. “Carry That Weight” 

The horn section comes in clutch again here. It brings a compelling energy that leaves me feeling uplifted and lively.

31. “Something” 

Ah, Abbey Road… A flawless album, and this song is no exception to that. Though not my favorite song of the album, it never disappoints and is outrageously fun to play on guitar. 

30. “Help!” 

After listening to Beatles for Sale, this was a gorgeous breath of fresh air. They’ve found a way to successfully turn a depressing cry for help into a catchy song, and for that, I don’t think it’s possible to dislike the song.

29. “I Will”

Adorable. Adorable. Adorable. It’s short. It’s sweet. I’d call it the most heartwarming of their songs.

28. “Michelle”

Calm. French. Catchy. What more can a girl want? 

27. “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away”

This is the perfect road trip/campfire song and I can always appreciate a good flute solo ending.

26. “In My Life” 

It gives such a positive feeling toward reminiscing through life, and I can’t think of many other songs that do that. It’s pretty fun to play on guitar too.

25. “A Day In The Life” 

Paul and John’s respective sections are basically two different songs and together they make something really cool. This is the #1 slot choice for a lot of people and, don’t get me wrong, it’s a great song, but there are better ones out there.

24. “Dear Prudence” 

I will not tolerate slander against this song. I love playing it on the guitar. I love listening to it. I’ll admit it’s a little repetitive, but I couldn’t care less.

23. “All My Loving” 

It’s my fault for listening to this song too many times, as I have now grown slightly used to it, but it is undeniably amazing. I’d call it my favorite song from their earlier stuff.

22. “Come Together”

I get it; I’m basic for loving this song. Let’s just accept there’s a reason it’s so popular and I shouldn’t feel bad for openly obsessing over it.

21. “With A Little Help From My Friends” 

People who dislike this song are desperate for attention. It is a lovely song that leaves me feeling grateful for my pleasant group of dependable friends.

20. “Yesterday” 

Whoever threw in the string arrangement knew exactly what they were doing. Everyone has cried at least once to this song, and for that it deserves a high ranking.

19. “She’s Leaving Home”

Again, whoever is in charge of the string family (harpist included) in this song deserves a luxurious life. This masterful aspect aside, the story it tells is brutally emotional and totally unique. Props to them!

18. “Here, There, Everywhere”

Okay, THIS is hands-down the most adorable Beatles song. Is it their coolest song? No, but it’s oh-so-lovely. 

17. “It’s Only Love” 

This was my favorite song when I was younger, so I have ranked it high (probably too high) because of my emotional attachment to it. This aside, it’s still a great song.

16. “Nowhere Man”

This song is tricky to describe. I could listen to this in any mood, and I know it would do the trick.

15. “Mother Nature’s Son”

I cannot believe this is the first time I’ve listened to this song. I have adamant plans of becoming a park ranger in my later years of life, and this song embodies this dream of mine almost too perfectly.

14. “Because”

Come on…this song is gorgeous. If I ever had to fly into outer space (which I don’t anticipate ever doing), I would listen to this song on my way up.

13. “Happiness Is A Warm Gun” 

I feel like this would be in the soundtrack of a western movie during a slow-motion shoot-out scene, and I would eat it up. This song never fails to impress me.

12. “Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand”

My dad strangely played this version more than the classic version, so I already hold an emotional attachment to it. After Jojo Rabbit, I have to make this a top-tier song.

11. “The Fool On the Hill” 

The flutists deserve a strong pat on the back for this one. My friend showed me this song a few years ago, and it has remained a favorite of mine since then. It’s contagiously happy and terribly sad at the same time, bringing an emotional depth that at first glance I wouldn’t have expected.

10. “She Came In Through The Bathroom Window”

Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. This proved that songs can sound weird and still be amazing. It’s under two minutes, so there’s nothing insisting upon itself here. I will go so far as to call it flawless.

9. “I Want To Hold Your Hand” 

This is the only song I will willingly clap to. (Otherwise, I think the practice is tacky and awkward.) It’s cheery. It’s engaging. It’s lively. It’s guaranteed to put me in a good mood, no matter how many times I’ve listened to it.

8. “For No One” 

This is probably the best of the underrated Beatles song. It’s so depressing, yet so catchy at the same time.

7. “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”

People who don’t like this song need to get over themselves. It’s entertaining. It’s engaging. In my opinion, it’s impossible to overplay this song, which for me is pretty much unimaginable. 

6. “You Never Give Me Your Money” 

I’m 90% sure this is the first Beatles song I ever listened to. In my eyes, it is as it was when I first heard it: without fault.

5. “Hey Jude”

I get it; I’m basic for putting “Hey Jude” in my top 5. In my defense, as a child of divorce, this song means a lot to me. It got me through many a struggle, and need I mention it’s also simply a really beautiful song. So, I couldn’t care less whether it’s predictable.

4. “The Long and Winding Road” 

This is, without a doubt, the song I’ve cried to the most in my life thus far (Beatles and any other artist included). It’s powerfully devastating and moving. Though I hold a strong (perhaps irrational) fear of Phil Spector, his decisions in adding the orchestral and choral sections were wise ones. A perfect song, if there ever was one.

3. “Strawberry Fields Forever” 

I could listen to this song every day, and I know I will never grow tired of it. And I’m the kind of person who is so easily bored by repetition, so that’s saying something. It’s effortlessly perfect, and I’m looking forward to really experiencing it come summer sunrises. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous.

2. “Golden Slumbers” 

I am brought to tears listening to this song. It’s sorrowful, yet uplifting. It’s soft, yet powerful. It sounds just as lovely as it did the first time I heard it. 

1. “Across The Universe” 

I am at a loss for words when describing this song. It carries a natural authenticity that leaves me feeling clear, purposeful, and complete. There’s a sort of supernatural and free-spirited energy that never fails to captivate me. It’s one of those songs where I have to set aside everything I’m doing when listening to it just to take in the experience. People will probably disagree, and that’s okay. To me, it is truly a cosmic masterpiece.