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The Beatles - Best Beatles Songs

Updated on September 26, 2015
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Listen to "Yellow Submarine"

# 30 Yellow Submarine

Released in 1966


Written by Paul McCartney with lead vocals by Ringo Starr, "Yellow Submarine" was created for a young audience. The song was never intended to be a hit, just a nonsensical song for children. The song was a surprise hit number one in the U.K. and remained there for four weeks.

Listen to "Eleanor Rigby"

# 29 Eleanor Rigby

Released in 1966


Written primarily by Paul McCartney, the single spent four weeks at the top of the U.K. charts but only reached number eleven in the states.

Listen to "Helter Skelter"

# 28 Helter Skelter

Released in 1968


Paul McCartney wrote this single to be loud and "dirty." Helter Skelter has been credited as a pioneer song for the heavy metal movement.

Listen to "With A Little Help From My Friends"

# 27 With a Little Help From My Friends

Released in 1967


The song was written by Lennon and McCartney. The song was written for Ringo Starr and Starr was the lead vocal on the song.

Listen to "We Can Work It Out"

# 26 We Can Work It Out

Released in 1965


Written by both Lennon and McCartney, "We Can Work It Out" reached number one in the United States, the U.K., Ireland, and Canada.

Listen to "Day Tripper"

# 25 Day Tripper

Released in 1965


"Day Tripper" was slightly more popular in the U.K. reaching number one than it was in the USA, where it only reached number five on the charts. Lennon wrote most of the music, while McCartney wrote the verses. Lennon and McCartney share lead vocals on this single.

Listen to "Penny Lane"

# 24 Penny Lane

Released in 1967


Primarily written by Paul McCartney, "Penny Lane" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and number two in the U.K.

Listen to "Something"

# 23 Something

Released in 1969


George Harrison wrote this single and it was the first single Harrison had written for The Beatles. Harrison is the lead vocal for this single.

Listen to "All You Need Is Love"

# 22 All You Need Is Love

Released in 1967


"All You Need Is Love" was written by John Lennon and was performed worldwide in front of 150 million viewers. For eleven weeks the song remained at number one in the states.

Listen to "Drive My Car"

# 21 Drive My Car

Released in 1965


The majority of "Drive My Car" was written by Paul McCartney with contributions from John Lennon. It appeared on the "Rubber Soul" album in the U.K. and on the "Yesterday and Today" album in the states.

Listen to "Hello, Goodbye"

# 20 Hello, Goodbye

Released in 1967


"Hello, Goodbye" topped the charts in the U.K, the United States, France and Norway. It reached number two in Austria and Switzerland. This unique song was written by Paul McCartney and McCartney is also the lead vocal.

Listen to "The Long and Winding Road"

# 19 The Long and Winding Road

Released in 1970


This ballad was written by Paul McCartney and was the last number one song for The Beatles in the United States. It was also that last song released while all four members remained alive. McCartney wrote the song about the tension among the group.

Listen to "Got To Get You Into My Life"

# 18 Got To Get You Into My Life

Released in 1966


Written by McCartney, the single reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. McCartney sings lead vocals on the single.

Listen to "Eight Days a Week"

# 17 Eight Days A Week

Released in 1964


"Eight Days A Week" was written by Lennon and McCartney. "Eight Days A Week" became a huge hit in America but The Beatles were not very fond of the song and Lennon was quoted as saying the song was "lousy." The Beatles never performed it live on stage.

Listen to "Come Together"

# 16 Come Together

Released in 1969


Written by John Lennon, "Come Together" became The Beatles 21st single to be released in the U.K. The song peaked at number four in the U.K. but reached number one in the states.

Listen to "In My Life"

# 15 In My Life

Released in 1965


The majority of "In My Life" was written by John Lennon, with Paul McCartney contributing the final verse. "The Rolling Stones" magazine ranked "In My Life" as the 23rd top song on the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list.

Listen to "Get Back"

# 14 Get Back

Released in 1969


"Get Back" reached number one in the United States, Ireland, Canada, France, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, and West Germany. McCartney is the lead vocal on the single.

Listen to "Hard Day's Night"

# 13 Hard Day's Night

Released in 1964


The song was written by John Lennon and featured on the soundtrack of The Beatle's first movie "Hard Day's Night." Lennon and McCartney share vocals on this single.

Listen to "I Feel Fine"

# 12 I Feel Fine

Released in 1964


"I Feel Fine" was written by John Lennon and was The Beatles eighth British single. The single topped the U.K. charts for five weeks and the American charts for three weeks. Lennon is the lead vocal and McCartney and Harrison are the harmony vocals.

Listen to "Ticket to Ride"

# 11 Ticket To Ride

Released in 1965


The majority of "Ticket to Ride" was written by John Lennon, with assistance from Paul McCartney. The single topped the charts in America and remained at the top for a week. McCartney is the lead vocal.

Listen to "All My Loving"

# 10 All My Loving

Released in 1963


"All My Loving" was written by McCartney and was one of the first singles that Americans heard performed by The Beatles. The Beatles performed the song on the Ed Harrison show on Feb. 9, 1964.

Listen to "She Love You"

# 9 She Loves You

Released in 1963


"She Loves You" was one of the five songs to simultaneously hold the top five places on the Billboard Hot 100 charts at the same time. McCartney is the lead vocal, with Lennon and Harrison as harmony vocals.


Listen to "I Saw Her Standing There"

# 8 I Saw Her Standing There

Released in 1963


Written by Lennon and McCartney, "I Saw Her Standing There" remained on the Billboard charts in America for eleven weeks making it all the way up to number fourteen. McCartney is the lead vocal on the track.

Listen to "I Want to Hold Your Hand"

# 7 I Want To Hold Your Hand

Released in 1963


"I Want to Hold Your Hand" was written by both Lennon and McCartney. This single became The Beatles first number one hit in the United States and remained on the charts for an amazing eighteen weeks! "I Want to Hold Your Hand" would become The Beatles best selling single worldwide.

Listen to "Can't Buy Me Love"

# 6 Can't Buy Me Love

Released in 1964


"Can't Buy Me Love" was composed by Paul McCartney. McCartney is the lead vocal on the single and it reached number one on the USA charts.

Listen to "Help!"

# 5 Help!

Released in 1965


"Help!" held the number one spot for three weeks in both the United States and in the U.K. The single was written by John Lennon, but credited as Lennon-McCartney. The song also appeared on the soundtrack for the movie "Help!"

Listen to "Yesterday"

# 4 Yesterday

Released in 1965


"Yesterday" was written by Paul McCartney and has had over 2,000 covers made of it. What is unique about this song, is the fact that McCartney is the only Beatle to appear in the song. None of the other Beatles perform in this song. The single peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Listen to "Here Comes The Sun"

# 3 Here Comes The Sun

Released in 1969


"Here Comes the Sun" was written by George Harrison and he provides the lead vocals for the single. John Lennon was not a part of this song because he was still healing from a terrible car accident when the song was recorded.

Listen to "Hey Jude"

# 2 Hey Jude

Released 1968


"Hey Jude" was written by Paul McCartney for John Lennon's son, Julian. McCartney wrote the song for Julian during the period of time when Lennon was divorcing from his wife. Lennon was in the process of a divorce after having an affair with Yoko-Ono. "Hey Jude" spent nine weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts has sold more than eight million copies.

Listen to "Let It Be"

# 1 Let It Be

Released in 1970


"Let It Be" peaked at number one in Australia, Canada, the U.K., Norway, and in the United States. In the USA "Let It Be" was certified four times platinum. Paul McCartney is the lead vocal on "Let It Be."

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      good collection . thanks a lot for sharing. I will be coming here once again.

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