Top 10 Beatles songs

Rolling Stone asked readers to vote for their favourtie Beatles song to celebrate the group’s 33rd appearance on the magazine cover.

The top 10 were:

1.  ‘A Day in the Life’      2.  ‘In My Life’

 3.  ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’    4.  ‘Hey Jude’

 5.  ‘Helter Skelter’     6.  ‘Here Come the Sun’

 7.  ‘I Saw Her Standing There’    8.  ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’

 9.  ‘Across the Universe’       10. ‘I Am the Walrus’

My top 10 would be:

1. All My Loving     2. Hey Jude Let It Be

3 Yesterday.  Hey Jude   4 – 10 Ummm? Yesterday

5-10 Ummm?

10 Responses to Top 10 Beatles songs

  1. JC says:

    “4 – 10 Ummm?”

    Dosen’t matter what I chose, they were all good at the party house at Blackball, Reefton in 1965!

    A hard days night and Eight days a week for the party nights but traveling a distance at night made whimsical Norwegian Wood more suited to the mood.. they had a song for most occasions.

    JC

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  2. Paul Tremewan says:

    There is an internet radio station BeatlesRadio.com which just plays their music (and by other artists). How good is that!! Check out While My Guitar Gently Weeps by Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro: brilliant!! on You Tube. I ran the Honolulu marathon with him a couple of years back, y’know, except at the finish he played for all 28,000 of us at the prize giving!!

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  3. homepaddock says:

    JC – they’d broken up by the time I was going to parties but I still remember dancing to their music.

    Paul – you’re the reigning quiz champion and a marathon runner!

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  4. andrei says:

    Its hard there is so much to choose from

    The Beatles transcend generations my son Nik who is a music student and has a band (of sorts)is a fan

    “Strawberry Fields” is a favorite of us both. Funnily enough we were discussing this one in the car on the way home from school tonite and get this – he reckoned he had introduced me to this song. I had to convince him I had first heard it years and years before he was born

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  5. MacDoctor says:

    Excuse me!?? Where is Revolution? Lucy in the Sky with diamonds? Come Together?

    Who chose “across the universe”? (worst Beatles song ever)

    And, I’m sorry, HP, but I never could take to a song whose lyrics chiefly consisted of naah, naah, naah, naah, naah, naah, naah, naah, naah, naah, naah, hey, Jude sung 8,000 times…

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  6. homepaddock says:

    MAcD – It’s not just the song it’s the memories that go with it.

    Can I add Let It Be to your “Where is . . . “

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  7. Paul Tremewan says:

    HP Yes,but not as fast a marathoner as the ZB Farming Show host, Jamie McKay. These types of mini-threads are always fun, with all those opinions. It’s like trying to identify the ideal length of a piece of string! Also it’s a bit easier to do this for Beatles songs, rather than the game of identifying the best song Bob Dylan ever wrote [ Which is ‘Blind Willie McTell’, by the way] !!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC44dxddVwE Dylan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puSkP3uym5k Jake Shimabukuro While My Guirtar Gently Weeps

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  8. Matt Nolan says:

    I put down my top 5 a while back (http://www.tvhe.co.nz/2009/02/02/a-ranking-of-beatles-songs/)

    1) Within you without you
    2) Norwegian Wood
    3) Revolution
    4) We can work it out
    5) Come together

    Next five would be tough, but I imagine that she’s so heavy and while my guitar gently weeps will be in there 😀

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  9. trev says:

    1. For No One
    2. Things We Said Today
    3. Here Comes The Sun
    4. I’ve Just Seen a Face
    5. Blackbird
    6. Strawberry Fields Forever
    7. Something
    8. Hide Your Love Away
    9. Norwegian Wood
    10.I’m Only Sleeping

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  10. trev says:

    1. For No One
    2. Things We Said Today
    3. Here, There, Everywhere
    4. Till There Was You
    5. Here Comes The Sun
    6. Something
    7. I’ve Just Seen A Face
    8. Strawberry Fields Forever
    9. Norwegian Wood
    10.And Your Bird Can Sing
    ———————–
    11.I’m Only Sleeping
    12.Blackbird
    13.Saw Her Standing There
    14.What Goes On
    15.Hide Your Love Away
    16.Two Of Us
    17.Across The Universe
    18.Hey Jude
    19.Dig a Pony
    20.I’m Looking Through You

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