What are the best songs of Beatles? Let’s check out the list below.
- Hey Jude
Few back stories are better known than the one behind Hey Jude, the rousing seven-minute epic that gave The Beatles their lengthiest No. 1 hit, in more than one respect: It spent nine weeks in that position in 1968. After Lennon split with his first wife, Cynthia, McCartney was inspired by thoughts of the couple’s young son, Julian. The song was conceived, famously, as Hey Jules.
- Come Together
Originally intended by Lennon as a campaign song for LSD guru Timothy Leary when he ran for California governor in 1970, this became the last song all four Beatles cut in the studio together. For more on “Come Together” and the rest of the 100 greatest Beatles songs, pick up Rolling Stone: The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs on sale at barnesandnoble.com now.
- Let It Be
McCartney channeled Aretha Franklin’s soul in “Let It Be,” recorded during the peak of the Beatles’ troubled times. A month after its 1970 release, McCartney announced the band had broken up. For more on “Let It Be” and the rest of the 100 greatest Beatles songs, pick up Rolling Stone: The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs on sale at barnesandnoble.com now.
Some people said it was great melodic masterpiece. One of the most magnificent rock songs of all time. Never get tired of listening to it. It simply feeds your soul.
- The Fool on the Hill
1967’s The Fool on the Hill is as evocative a character study as Eleanor Rigby, though the character here is drawn with a lighter hand and heart.
McCartney, the main writer, has said he was inspired by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and the lyrics finally convey more admiration than pity. But the melody — one of McCartney’s most sublime — has a gently plaintive quality that’s reinforced by the breezy but bittersweet arrangement, with its flourishes of flute and penny whistle.
Little wonder that The Fool on the Hill, featured on Magical Mystery Tour (and in the film), has been covered by artists ranging from Sergio Mendes to Aretha Franklin to Bjork.
- Abbey Road medley
Released in the fall of 1969, Abbey Road was the last album recorded by The Beatles, and it climaxes with a 16-minute series of short songs blended by McCartney and producer George Martin. Veering in mood from anguished to impish, from frantic to exultant, it’s a final, furious rush of creative energy and irresistible melodrama.
The medley segues from McCartney’s You Never Give Me Your Money (a nod to the group’s music business woes) to Lennon’s dreamy Sun King and quirky Mean Mr. Mustard and Polythene Pam. She Came in Through the Bathroom Window, Golden Slumbers and Carry That Weight are vintage McCartney, rocking hard and sweetly. And in The End: “The love you take is equal to the love you make.”
Is there a great pop song more ineffably melancholy than Girl? A sort of bluer companion piece to Norwegian Wood — Girl was also written chiefly by Lennon and included on Rubber Soul as well — this lean, haunting ballad explores a dilemma that has plagued moony young men since time began. But in addressing the problem of women — can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em — Lennon manages to seem at once more profound and less self-pitying than most.
- Here Comes the Sun
Love this song, it has something that changes my mood. A bad day can be changed in 3 minutes. One of the best of the Beatles and I think the best of George.
Here comes the sun is a beautiful song. Written by George Harrison in the album Abbey Road. An iconic album and a wonderful song.
Yes! BEST SONG EVER! In my opinion this will be the ONLY music my children listen to because it is inspiring and calming.
- Ticket to Ride
No single better reflects the mix of ambition, tension and pure pop genius that made The Beatles unique than Ticket to Ride. John Lennon and Paul McCartney have disputed the authorship of this chart-topping, spine-tingling hit from 1965’s Help! Lennon maintained that McCartney’s contribution was essentially Ringo Starr’s propulsive drum part, a key element in the production, which prefigures a heavier, more muscular rock sound.
- Penny Lane
McCartney crafted the shiny gem that is Penny Lane in homage to the Liverpool where he and Lennon grew up. (The title refers to a part of Lennon’s old neighborhood.) There is certainly a childlike innocence and ebullience to this No. 1 hit from 1967’s Magical Mystery Tour. But once again, those qualities belie a marked sophistication, and some sweat: Behind his breezy vocal, you can hear McCartney multitasking on several instruments — he plays three separate parts on the piano alone.
- A Day in the Life
Had The Beatles split up after the 1967 release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, this closing track would have been the ideal coda to an amazing career. Instead, A Day in the Life was at once a summation of the band’s distinctive strengths — Lennon and McCartney’s songcraft, at another collaborative peak; the intuition and invention that enabled the four musicians and their studio colleagues to push the experimental envelope — and a sign that The Beatles’ creative juices were still flowing in full force.
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