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Ranking the greatest Beatles songs, from No. 1 to No. 188 | For The Win

Ranking the greatest Beatles songs, from No. 1 to No. 188 | For The Win

Ranking the greatest Beatles songs, from No. 1 to No. 188 | For The Win
May 29
11:34 2017

It was 50 years ago today …Actually, no. In the United States, Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on June 2, 1967. It was instantly one of rock’s greatest and most progressive albums, and another sign that John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr had officially put their mop-top Fab Four days behind them.In celebration of the seminal album’s 50th anniversary, I took on a challenge: To rank every Beatles song written by the band from worst to first. What qualifies me to do such a thing? I know, I’m not a music critic. What I am is a die-hard Beatles fan who grew up obsessed with the band, reading anything and everything I could find about the band while listening to the albums over and over.Here are the rules for this exercise, which we’ve done before with Bob Dylan’s songbook: No bootlegs, no live cuts, nothing from the Anthology collections and — this was tough — no covers of songs written by non-Beatles. It felt a little unfair to rank the Beatles singing other people’s songs, even if they were iconic. Anything that was released as a single, B-side or on an album is on this list.I spent the last few weeks re-listening to every cut and I tried my best to get rid of personal bias, but it was tough. I also tried to comment on my bottom 10 and top 20, with some thoughts in between.Ready? Step right this way …

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