My “best of” The Beatles

I recently posted about how I didn’t really know The Beatles that well. I knew some popular songs here and there but never really got into them. I never had a Beatles phase as a kid. So, I decided to listen to their discography in chronological order. (Just The Beatles proper, not the post-Beatles solo projects.)

I’ve now listened to all1 of The Beatles records2. I clicked the little heart icon in iTunes on each song that I liked. This is the list of my picks. I only listened to each record once. Obviously, I already knew of some songs. Though, not all of those made the list (eg, Yellow Submarine). The list is sorted by the album’s release year.

These are just the ones the I like, not some measure of bestness or historical significance or technical ability or whatever. Please don’t email me about how wrong I am.

  1. I Saw Her Standing There : Please Please Me
  2. Boys : Please Please Me
  3. Please Please Me : Please Please Me
  4. Love Me Do : Please Please Me
  5. Twist And Shout : Please Please Me
  6. Please Mister Postman : With The Beatles
  7. Rock And Roll Music : Beatles For Sale
  8. A Hard Day’s Night : A Hard Day’s Night
  9. Can’t Buy Me Love : A Hard Day’s Night
  10. Help! : Help!
  11. The Night Before : Help!
  12. Drive My Car : Rubber Soul
  13. Good Day Sunshine : Revolver
  14. And Your Bird Can Sing : Revolver
  15. With A Little Help From My Friends : Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
  16. Back In The U.S.S.R. : The Beatles (White Album) [Disc 1]
  17. Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da : The Beatles (White Album) [Disc 1]
  18. Blackbird : The Beatles (White Album) [Disc 1]
  19. Birthday : The Beatles (White Album) [Disc 2]
  20. Come Together : Abbey Road
  21. Let It Be : Let It Be
  22. Get Back : Let It Be
  23. From Me To You : Past Masters Volume One
  24. She Loves You : Past Masters Volume One
  25. I Want To Hold Your Hand : Past Masters Volume One
  26. Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand : Past Masters Volume One
  27. Sie Liebt Dich : Past Masters Volume One
  28. I Call Your Name : Past Masters Volume One
  29. Slow Down : Past Masters Volume One
  30. Matchbox : Past Masters Volume One
  31. I Feel Fine : Past Masters Volume One
  32. She’s A Woman : Past Masters Volume One
  33. Bad Boy : Past Masters Volume One
  34. I’m Down : Past Masters Volume One
  35. Revolution : Past Masters Volume Two
  36. Don’t Let Me Down : Past Masters Volume Two
  37. The Ballad Of John And Yoko : Past Masters Volume Two
  38. Old Brown Shoe : Past Masters Volume Two

  1. for some values of “all” [^]

    1. Please Please Me
    2. With The Beatles
    3. Beatles For Sale
    4. A Hard Day's Night
    5. Help!
    6. Rubber Soul
    7. Revolver
    8. Magical Mystery Tour
    9. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    10. The Beatles (White Album) [Disc 1]
    11. The Beatles (White Album) [Disc 2]
    12. Abbey Road
    13. Yellow Submarine
    14. Let It Be
    15. Past Masters, Volume One
    16. Past Masters, Volume Two