A Ranking of All Beatles Songs

We all have our favorites. I saw a few other folks attempting this exercise and while I agreed with some selections, I disagreed with others.  Instead of ranking what I like best, here’s what I think is a ranking of the songs by impact and quality.  I did not put all of the chart hits at the top, but many are there.

Not every song was a classic, but many were. Even lesser songs are memorable for a variety of reasons, including an innovative arrangement or recording technique.

After I first compiled the list, I re-ordered and moved many songs around, trying to find the ranking that made the most sense to me.  The medley of songs on side two of Abbey Road is considered one song for this list, because that’s how it plays in my head.

Enjoy!

  1. A Day In The Life
  2. Strawberry Fields Forever
  3. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  4. I Want To Hold Your Hand
  5. I Am The Walrus
  6. Ticket To Ride
  7. She Loves You
  8. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
  9. Revolution
  10. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
  11. Penny Lane
  12. Yesterday
  13. Blackbird
  14. Here Comes the Sun
  15. Abbey Road Medley:

Because
You Never Give Me Your Money
Sun King
Mean Mr. Mustard
Polythene Pam
She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
Golden Slumbers
Carry That Weight
The End

  1. A Hard Day’s Night
  2. Day Tripper
  3. Hey Jude
  4. Eleanor Rigby
  5. The Long and Winding Road
  6. You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
  7. Eight Days A Week
  8. Rain
  9. If I Fell
  10. I Feel Fine
  11. Mother Nature’s Son
  12. Back In The U.S.S.R.
  13. The Fool On The Hill
  14. Paperback Writer
  15. We Can Work It Out
  16. Something
  17. Martha My Dear
  18. Lady Madonna
  19. With A Little Help From My Friends
  20. Help!
  21. I Will
  22. In My Life
  23. I’ve Just Seen A Face
  24. Please Please Me
  25. Helter Skelter
  26. I Need You
  27. Girl
  28. Julia
  29. And I Love Her
  30. Nowhere Man
  31. I Saw Her Standing There
  32. Here, There And Everywhere
  33. Within You Without You
  34. Across the Universe
  35. Let It Be
  36. All You Need Is Love
  37. Come Together
  38. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
  39. I Should Have Known Better
  40. Getting Better
  41. Can’t Buy Me Love
  42. Magical Mystery Tour
  43. Get Back
  44. Taxman
  45. Birthday
  46. All My Loving
  47. You’re Going To Lose That Girl
  48. The Night Before
  49. I’m Looking Through You
  50. I’ll Be Back
  51. Got To Get You Into My Life
  52. From Me To You
  53. Drive My Car
  54. She’s Leaving Home
  55. This Boy
  56. Don’t Let Me Down
  57. Long Long Long
  58. Hello Goodbye
  59. She’s A Woman
  60. Michelle
  61. Dear Prudence
  62. The Ballad Of John And Yoko
  63. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
  64. I Me Mine
  65. Hey Bulldog
  66. Two Of Us
  67. Don’t Bother Me
  68. Things We Said Today
  69. Every Little Thing
  70. I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
  71. Good Day Sunshine
  72. When I’m Sixty-Four
  73. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
  74. No Reply
  75. Happiness Is A Warm Gun
  76. Fixing A Hole
  77. I’m So Tired
  78. Tomorrow Never Knows
  79. What You’re Doing
  80. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
  81. There’s A Place
  82. Yellow Submarine
  83. I’ll Get You
  84. Another Girl
  85. Two of Us
  86. Thank You Girl
  87. Tell Me Why
  88. You Won’t See Me
  89. I’m Only Sleeping
  90. For No One
  91. Yer Blues
  92. Old Brown Shoe
  93. I’ve Got a Feeling
  94. Good Night
  95. Sexy Sadie
  96. If I Needed Someone
  97. Think For Yourself
  98. She Said She Said
  99. Misery
  100. You Can’t Do That
  101. Lovely Rita
  102. Ask Me Why
  103. Glass Onion
  104. All I’ve Got To Do
  105. Yes It Is
  106. I’m Down
  107. Any Time At All
  108. Savoy Truffle
  109. I’ll Follow The Sun
  110. When I Get Home
  111. Cry Baby Cry
  112. Your Mother Should Know
  113. What Goes On
  114. Roll Over Beethoven
  115. It’s Only Love
  116. I Want To Tell You
  117. Revolution 1
  118. One After 909`
  119. Not A Second Time
  120. Dig a Pony
  121. The Word
  122. Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey
  123. Wait
  124. Till There Was You
  125. Twist And Shout
  126. It Won’t Be Long
  127. And Your Bird Can Sing
  128. Only A Northern Song
  129. For You Blue
  130. Maxwell’s Silver Hammer
  131. Slow Down
  132. Baby It’s You
  133. Money (That’s What I Want)
  134. Doctor Robert
  135. Words Of Love
  136. Anna (Go To Him)
  137. You Really Got A Hold On Me
  138. Run For Your Life
  139. Love You To
  140. Don’t Pass Me By
  141. I Call Your Name
  142. Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey
  143. Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby
  144. Do You Want To Know A Secret
  145. P.S. I Love You
  146. You Like Me Too Much
  147. I’ll Cry Instead
  148. I’m Happy Just To Dance With You
  149. Oh! Darling
  150. I’m A Loser
  151. Tell Me What You See
  152. Good Morning Good Morning
  153. Blue Jay Way
  154. It’s All Too Much
  155. Baby, You’re A Rich Man
  156. Act Naturally
  157. A Taste Of Honey
  158. Devil In Her Heart
  159. Boys
  160. Hold Me Tight
  161. Octopus’s Garden
  162. Honey Don’t
  163. I Wanna Be Your Man
  164. Love Me Do
  165. I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party
  166. Long Tall Sally
  167. Bad Boy
  168. Chains
  169. Her Majesty
  170. Rock And Roll Music
  171. All Together Now
  172. Maggie Mae
  173. Dig It
  174. The Inner Light
  175. The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
  176. Revolution 9
  177. Please Mr. Postman
  178. Little Child
  179. Flying
  180. You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
  181. Mr. Moonlight
  182. Matchbox
  183. Dizzy Miss Lizzy
  184. Baby’s In Black
  185. Rocky Raccoon
  186. Wild Honey Pie
  187. Honey Pie
  188. Piggies
  189. Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?

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