Posted by Jrinswand (1711 posts) 1 year, 6 months ago

Poll: Which of these is the best Beatles song? (82 votes)

Helter Skelter 10%
I Want You (She's So Heavy) 7%
Dig A Pony 1%
I Me Mine 0%
Dear Prudence 10%
Happiness Is A Warm Gun 15%
Revolution 1 4%
Why Don't We Do It In The Road? 1%
Mother Nature's Son 2%
Other because I have bad taste 51%

Which of the above choices is the best Beatles song?

As for me, it's a close call between "Helter Skelter" and "I Want You," but "Helter Skelter" probably comes out on top more often than not. Everything is about the song is completely awesome, from Paul's roaring labored screaming at the beginning to the distorted, out of tune, off-time crashing and bashing throughout the length of the song. The song is noise rock, punk rock, and black metal before any of those genres existed. Harrison's short, weird solo is awesome and it's awesome the way Ringo screams "I got blisters on my fingers!" at the end of the song.

So what about you guys? What's your favorite Beatles song and why?

Note: I didn't include a lot of songs and I don't really care if your favorite choice is not represented in the options. I just picked from my favorites.

Second note: If you choose "Other," be sure to explain your reasons! Don't just click an option and then not explain your reasoning.

#1 Posted by Redbullet685 (6054 posts) -

Out of those songs I say Revolution 1 is the best. Its not my favorite Beatles song though. I gotta give that one to "I've Just Seen A Face" because its just a great, catchy pop song that I can never get enough of.

#2 Posted by BillyTheKid (486 posts) -

Really like Revolution a lot. I think that the song is good due to the distorted sound of the guitars, that really draws me into the song and the airplane noises. Also the song looked really cool when playing the Beatles RockBand (just sayin'). Helter Skelter is a close second though.

#3 Edited by jdh5153 (1034 posts) -

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

#4 Posted by TooWalrus (13237 posts) -

I Am the Walrus is the best Beatles song.

#5 Posted by ssj4raditz (1125 posts) -

Here Comes the Sun is my favorite.

#6 Edited by Snail (8617 posts) -

I Am the Walrus is the best Beatles song.

Wait, is that the origin of your nickname?

#7 Edited by ShaggE (6555 posts) -

Of those, Happiness. Of all, either While My Guitar Gently Weeps or A Day in the Life.

#8 Edited by TooWalrus (13237 posts) -

@snail said:
@toowalrus said:

I Am the Walrus is the best Beatles song.

Wait, is that the origin of your nickname?

Nah. My original, launch-day username on the site was just my name and some numbers after it, and the ability to change your username is pretty new, so I just decided to make a new account- and it was right around the time TooHuman was coming out, and I thought it was funny- I originally was shooting for Infinite Walrus, a King of the Hill reference, but it was taken everywhere. The fact that I Am The Walrus is my favorite Beatles song is a happy coincidence.

#9 Posted by SSully (4234 posts) -

Big fan of the White Album I see?

#10 Posted by glacialhelmnun (52 posts) -

Long long long.

#11 Posted by Chop (1999 posts) -

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

#12 Edited by Sergio (2161 posts) -

Other, because you have bad taste.

#13 Edited by Sgtpierceface (632 posts) -

Dammit, why'd you even put the "other" option in there? I say "I want You (She's So Heavy)". I only discovered with The Beatles: Rock Band and I've loved it ever since. That ending is so awesome!

#14 Edited by Fluttercry (202 posts) -

Everyone knows I've Just Seen a Face is the best Beatles song

#15 Edited by LackingSaint (1833 posts) -

Yellow Submarine because i'm a piece of shit.

#16 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -
#17 Posted by Irishdoom (333 posts) -

She Said She Said

#18 Posted by BaneFireLord (2952 posts) -

Eleanor Rigby. The haunting lyrics and the violins are incredible.

#19 Edited by casper_ (907 posts) -

i thought there was a general consensus that "a day in the life" was one of the best pop recordings of all time. beautiful/haunting verse, big dissonant string section, like 6 pianos hitting the final chord but whatever i picked happiness is a warm gun

#20 Posted by Mr_Faraday (241 posts) -

Eleanor Rigby. The haunting lyrics and the violins are incredible.

#21 Edited by Fluttercry (202 posts) -

@casper_: I originally picked A Day in the Life, but after listening to I've Just Seen a Face again I had to change

#22 Posted by TheVeteran13 (1210 posts) -

I've Just Seen a Face

#23 Posted by casper_ (907 posts) -

@fluttercry: that one is real nice too. i think you gotta do which is best beatles song by period or record or songwriter or something because picking one out of all these real different styles is pretty hard and kind of apples to oranges.

#24 Posted by rotorious (73 posts) -

Anything by the Rolling Stones.

#25 Posted by joey (985 posts) -

I love the bassline in Dear Prudence.

#26 Posted by TAFAE (152 posts) -

Other, because you have bad taste and didn't include Tomorrow Never Knows, the best Beatles song. No Rubber Soul or Revolver anywhere on that list? For shame.

#27 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

You have bad taste. The best Beatles song is

#28 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

Other.

In My Life is hands down, the best Beatles song, and a list without it is just wrong.

#29 Edited by Clonedzero (4200 posts) -

i'll get shit for this but i think the beatles are GROSSLY overrated, they're good no doubt, but DAMN are they overrated.

that said, eleanor rigby is probably my favorite beatles song.

they're the citizen kane of movies. painted as the BEST EVAH, but clearly other things have surpassed them but since they were influential everyone gives them this honorary title of BEST EVER. which is gross.

#30 Posted by ajamafalous (12040 posts) -

None of them because are garbage

#31 Edited by Jrinswand (1711 posts) -
@ssully said:

Big fan of the White Album I see?

Yeah, absolutely. It's without a doubt the best Beatles album, followed by Abbey Road. It's the most experimental, least poppy, just-the-right-amount-of-production stuff that they ever did. Abbey Road, while awesome, was a bit too slickly produced for my tastes and Let It Be was a train wreck in that regard. Plus, The White Album was basically just a bunch of solo stuff mashed together, except only for the most part. For example, the Lennon songs on The White Album are some of my favorite Beatles/Lennon stuff ever, but I'm nowhere near as big of a fan of Lennon once he actually went solo. His songs on The White Album were mostly his songs, but the rest of the group was still able to rein him in a bit. Once he got out on his own, he didn't have anybody to tell him "no," and the quality of his work suffered.

@sergio said:

Other, because I have bad taste.

@tafae said:

Other, because I have bad taste

@mcghee said:

I have bad taste.

I fixed all of you guys' posts for you. You're welcome.

#32 Edited by BisonHero (6674 posts) -

@ajamafalous said:

None of them because are garbage

Eloquently said.

#33 Posted by sdharrison (476 posts) -

THIS SHIT ISN'T ABOUT VIDEO GAM....

...Oh.

I love In My Life, but it isn't on the list. So I'm an asshole.

#35 Edited by jewunit (1064 posts) -

Ooof, what a tough question! If backed into a corner, I guess I would pick "When I Saw Her Standing There". It's a simple, fun song that I can listen to in almost any mood. The runner-ups are Tomorrow Never Knows and Day Tripper for similar reasons. I find that songs like Yellow Submarine and Yesterday require me to be in a certain emotional state to get the most enjoyment out of them.

#36 Posted by OfficeGamer (1087 posts) -

You ruined your own poll when you added the 'other' option!

Anyway, I did what you asked and picked the best for me out of those: I Want You. That song was my first experience with progressive rock, it blew my mind as a child.

#37 Edited by ElixirBronze (434 posts) -

Out of those? Happiness. Out of all their songs? Shit... 'For no one' perhaps?

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#38 Posted by ajamafalous (12040 posts) -

@bisonhero said:

@ajamafalous said:

None of them because are garbage

Eloquently said.

Weird, I totally typed The Beatles in there.

#39 Edited by Jrinswand (1711 posts) -
@fluttercry said:

Everyone knows I've Just Seen a Face is the best Beatles song

@redbullet685 said:

I gotta give that one to "I've Just Seen A Face" because its just a great, catchy pop song that I can never get enough of.

@fluttercry said:

@casper_: I originally picked A Day in the Life, but after listening to I've Just Seen a Face again I had to change

@theveteran13 said:

I've Just Seen a Face

Weird. I never knew that "I've Just Seen a Face" had such a large following. I never thought the song really sounded all that special. I mean, it stood out from the other tracks on Help! by nature of being acoustic and folk-rocky, but let's be honest, folk rock was not really the Beatles' strongest genre. The song really just attempts to replicate what dozens of other bands of the same time were doing much, much better.

@officegamer said:

You ruined your own poll when you added the 'other' option!

I know! I was really torn about whether or not to include it. I eventually decided that if I didn't, the entire thread would just be people whining that I didn't include their favorite song or whatever anyway.

#40 Posted by johncallahan (582 posts) -

A Day in the Life/Here Comes the Sun/Back in the USSR. Also Revolver is the best album.

#41 Posted by mercutio123 (471 posts) -

All my loving. Also has anyone watched the Beatles movies specifically Help and A Hard Days Night? BECAUSE THEY'RE FUCKING RAD

#42 Posted by JadeGL (914 posts) -

Yellow Submarine, deal with it haters. :)

But, if I were to not be totally trolly in my answer, even though I totes love Yellow Submarine, I would probably say Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) or In My Life.

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#43 Posted by Kerned (1170 posts) -

@sergio said:

Other, because you have bad taste.

Yup. There are many, many better Beatles songs than the ones listed. Many.

Many many.

#44 Posted by DarthOrange (3868 posts) -

Are you trolling bro? You are missing a ton of really great songs. My personal favorites are Sgt Pepper and Glass Onion. Back in the USSR is also great.

#45 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

None because fuck those no-haircut commie sympathizers.

#46 Posted by EarlessShrimp (1663 posts) -

@jdh5153 said:

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

Only if it's the easy star all-stars version!

#47 Posted by Jrinswand (1711 posts) -

I can't believe how wrong everybody in this thread's opinions are.

#48 Posted by FFFFFFF (75 posts) -

I go up and down on their songs all the time, but I always liked Rocky Raccoon consistently. But, I'm more of a Smiths guy as my go to Brit band so my Beatles opinions are probably going to suck.