Friday, September 11, 2009

Beatles Top 20

I blame you JM, for getting me started on this one!

In light of the newly re-mixed Beatles box sets, here are my Top 20 Favorite Beatles songs (at the moment). I had to really force myself to limit the Lennon songs to 15 so I could include a few Harrison and McCartney classics. I’m leaving out such Lennon gems as “I’m So Tired”, “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)”, “Julia”, “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away”, and the great “Hey Bulldog!” which was shamefully hidden away on the Yellow Submarine soundtrack. While I love McCartney’s Beatles contributions – his songs are so conventional next to Lennon’s that, for me, it is Lennon all the way. (For those of you not obsessive about this stuff – though all their songs are credited as Lennon/McCartney, with a few exceptions, only the very early songs were written together. Generally, if John is singing he wrote it…if Paul’s singing he wrote it.)

20. Here Comes The Sun
19. Taxman
18. Something
17. Eleanor Rigby
16. Blackbird
15. Sexy Sadie
14. Dear Prudence
13. I’m Only Sleeping
12. In My Life
11. A Day In The Life
10. Help!
9. Don’t Let Me Down
8. Girl
7. Rain
6. Tomorrow Never Knows
5. Norwegian Wood
4. And Your Bird Can Sing
3. Strawberry Fields Forever
2. Happiness Is A Warm Gun
1. I Am The Walrus