The Beatles have been widely considered to be among the most influential and most influential bands throughout the history of pop music. They came out of Liverpool in the 1960s and soon became a global phenomenon with their melodic and catchy songs as well as their innovative songwriting and stunning performance. Their music transcends generations, and it is revered and loved by music lovers across all age groups.
Let’s review the top ten most memorable Beatles songs that established their position in the history of music. The songs not only have been regarded as cultural icons, but they also have made a significant impact on the world of music as an entire. From the classic pop tunes from their early days to the more experimental sound from their more recent albums, the Beatles songs have an album for everybody. Without further delay now, let’s look into the top 10 best Beatles songs ever.
‘A Day in the Life
Lennon and McCartney had not written songs together until they began writing separately during the period that they were participating in the Help! Sessions. “A Day in the Life” was the closest to what they were able to get during the final stages. Lennon wrote the melody for the track; McCartney added the middle interlude. These two distinct songs form one stunning whole, an epic piece of music that ends with the most striking and compelling piano note, making it their greatest album to date. The album is about death, life and everything else in between. It’s also the Beatles in their best form.
‘Strawberry Fields Forever
The Beatles were at the zenith of their most exciting time when they released “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane,” two songs with a nostalgic feel about their childhood in Liverpool (see no. 8 in our list of Top 10 Beatles Songs). Its wacky, fantastic track of Lennon blends into a storm of sound effects, warm memories and the chaos of life-altering experiences.
“A Hard Day’s Night” (1964, A Hard Day’s Night)
Over 50 years later, following the single’s debut at the top charts on both sides of the Atlantic, It’s nearly impossible for two people to be able to agree on what the famous chord in the first swoop actually represents. It was just one magnificent mystery Rickenbacker emergency call in the end; it was clear that the Beatles, when we first saw the band on the Ed Sullivan Show about four months prior, were no more. They’d grown. They’d become passengers on a huge train they’d never leave, as the title of the song suggests that they were tired. The song is featured in the first scene of the film 1964 with the same title and in the scene where John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr get chased by an enthralled crowd of enthusiastic people. This isn’t just another pop tune; it’s also a cry for Help for those who need it!
“Yesterday” (1965, Help!)
What makes a two-minute Acoustic song (with an unofficial title “Scrambled Eggs,” no less) surpass mere songwriting to transform into something lasting and memorable, like a kind that’s like a Mount Rushmore for pop? Maybe it’s because of the universal theme of loss of love that is contained in this heartbreakingly depressed song or the theme that was said to have come to Paul in a vision. The band originally resisted the release of it. In the present, some still consider it a bit sexist. The song’s evocative despair is unmistakably evident with the passing of the years.
‘All You Need is Love
The group was approached by the network in the year 1967 by a producer to write the song that would be featured on Our World, the first live TV program that was global in scope and was broadcast in 25 different nations. It was only a matter of whether it was able to be understood. Motivated by the mottos from The Summer of Love and the ever-growing peace movement, John and Paul have thrown everything into this track, including trumpets, double bass, a hint of ‘Greensleeves’and an unusual one-note chorus and a hint of Bach as well as banjo. Although the phrase pacifist might not be in line with current happenings in the world, we’re free to dream of utopian fantasies for three minutes and a duration of 57 seconds.
It’s The Beatles at their most intense and uncompromising. Paul McCartney flings off any creepy tendencies to climb and prog-inspired riffs, as well as whirling slides and rocking vocals. Strangely the serial murderer Charles Manson built an entire conspiracy theory based on the song’s lyrics. The track is one to headbang to, a track to be hyped about and well-known as being an early precursor to heavy metal. Ringo’s shout of “I’ve been suffering from blisters on my fingers” is the last kick to this absolutely epic track.
‘Tomorrow Never Knows’
The song has been a constant source of inspiration and was never duplicated. The song has changed the sound of music, no doubt. The tape loops that squiggly swoop with George’s backwards-facing guitar, Paul’s unending backbeat, Ringo’s “om” of the bassline and John’s cracked-out Tibetan declarations on dying, life and the end of time are still incredibly electrifying even today. The year 1966 was like hearing it was the final day of the earth, or perhaps the beginning of the beginning of another.
While My Guitar Gently Weeps”
The lyrics of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” George Harrison’s very first incredible Beatles song, were initially accidental; however, it was an intentional one. Harrison wrote the majority of the tune on the Beatle’s tour from February to April 1968 in Rishikesh, India, but recorded the song’s lyrics when they came back to England. In awe of the concept of relativism in the I Ching, Harrison pulled the book from a cabinet at his home and opened it up to any page he wanted and composed a song lyric about the first line he came across, and it was later revealed to be “gently weeps.” (Its basis could have come from Coates Kinney’s famous 1849 poem “Rain on the Roof,” with the lines “And the melancholy darkness/Gently weeps in rainy tears.”)
Be sure not to miss the track due to its ubiquity (these days, it’s like Macca has been drafted out for every important national gathering). The song was originally composed by Paul McCartney to console John Lennon’s son Julian with his parents’ imminent divorce.” Hey Jude” is an emotional, heartfelt epic that reaches its climax with one of the greatest pop melodies. Although you’ve heard it many times, the phrase, ‘Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na …’ is sure to get you each time.
‘Let it Be.’
In a sense, “Let It Be” is everything people who are purists (and team Lennon fans) believed was wrong with the Fab Four in the course of making their way to the end of their road: suffocating its humour it’s overproduced and filled with empty platitudes and bogus nonsense. This is not even mentioning Macca’s irritating ‘eeee’ punctuation. Also, it’s epic in size and beautifully composed, sounding loud and stadium-ready. If this was the track that turned the so-called superfans off the group, it speaks more about the power of the band over its shortcomings… And it’s sure to be no ‘Don’t Go By’. Me By.’