Ranking 3 Of The Best Songs By The Beatles


The Beatles are a famous band known for many songs. From catchy tunes like “I Want to Hold Your Hand” to the dreamy “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” their journey is a story of iconic songs and innovative artistry. 

Today, we’ll focus on three standout tracks: “Hey Jude,” “Come Together,” and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” 

Here’s how I would rank these 3 Beatles songs …

3. “Hey Jude”

For me, “Hey Jude” is 3 even though it is probably the most popular Beatles song of all time and will chart highest. 

A gem in its own right, “Hey Jude” showcases Paul McCartney’s songwriting. McCartney wrote the beginnings of this comforting ballad, originally “Hey Jules,” for John’s son, Julian Lennon, during the tumultuous time when John left his first wife for Yoko Ono.

The song topped the charts in many countries and was a top-selling single in Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia. 

2. “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”

Claiming the runner-up position is “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” 

I love George Harrison and this is his song. It has a great riff and I just love the way it has a melody that goes through it.    

Harrison’s struggle for recognition within the group was channeled into this composition, resulting in a song that marries poignant lyrics with a captivating melody. 

The band had a lack of enthusiasm for the song following their return from India so Harrison invited his friend, Eric Clapton to be a part of the recording. Clapton’s soulful guitar solo added a layer of emotion, though he was not credited for his contribution.

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1. “Come Together”

Securing the top spot with a blend of groove and enigmatic lyrics is “Come Together.” 

I love the lyrics. It’s a John song that’s been remade a hundred times. It’s a classic. 

“Come Together” kicks off The Beatles’ iconic Abbey Road album. The song’s cryptic and abstract verses allow listeners to interpret its meaning in various ways, adding to its enduring allure. 

The driving bassline, courtesy of Paul McCartney, anchors the song’s rhythm, while the overall composition captures the essence of the late 1960s. 

Just like many other rock musicians, The Beatles have left a permanent mark on music, and these three songs are only the beginning of their extraordinary legacy.