Beatles 10 Best Songs
Choosing The Beatles' 10 best songs is a little like singling out only 10 of God's best creations. In both instances, you could make the statement that they're all good. But, if you needed to narrow it down to about a CD's worth of tunes, this list should do you just fine.
- "Here Comes the Sun" -- This is one of George Harrison's relatively rare contributions. He would go on to make a bigger and better name for himself as a solo artist. This song, both in its sound and lyric, expresses optimism and hope.
- "The Long and Winding Road" -- The Beatles created songs that were oftentimes so much more mature than the fare of your typical rock band, and this epic tune is one fine example of that.
- "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" -- This is about as good an explanation of the blues you'll likely find. Sometimes, words cannot express what an electric guitar so much more successfully explains.
- "Revolution" -- "When you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mau/You ain't gonna make it with anyone anyhow." It's okay to change the world, but the communist model turned out to be no better than governments in the free world, and The Beatles knew that, even back then.
- "Blackbird" -- This subtle lyric about racism was put to such a pretty melody by The Beatles. And, Paul McCartney sang it so well.
- "A Day in the Life" -- Young rock bands aren't supposed to meditate on their own mortality, are they? Well, nobody told The Beatles that.
- "Eleanor Rigby" -- Perhaps The Beatles' most beautiful and sad song of all time. It makes one wonder how many poor Eleanor Rigby's exist in the world.
- "Nowhere Man" -- Is this the male version of Eleanor Rigby? It could be.
- "Help!" -- Men usually don't ask for directions, yet John Lennon broke that–and many other–stereotypes.
- "Eight Days a Week" -- What a declaration of love! This guy loves his girl more than there is time enough to love her up.