But whether you love them or hate them, you have to admit: John, Paul, George and Ringo released a lot of great music over the course of their 10 years together. Here, then, are the 10 best forgotten Beatles songs. By the end, the song completely falls apart, but in the best way possible. This song is the only one in the entire Beatles catalogue John recorded by himself.
We also included the two newly assembled songs found on the first two Anthology s that the surviving Beatles based around a pair of Lennon demos. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band expanded reissue. We stuck with the first-released and original versions — so, sorry, fans of "Lovely Rita Speech and Take 9. When Harrison finally hit his stride, he became the Beatles' ace in the hole. But this early song, intended for A Hard Day's Night , shows why his songs were still being passed over at this point. A McCartney-penned song from the Help! Proby had a minor hit with in the U. Forgettable — no surprise it didn't make the final cut. Two McCartney recordings from the White Album sessions. McCartney later fine-tuned it for his first solo album.
At Beatles anniversary time, the stories write themselves. It turns out that ranking the songs recorded by the Beatles in the s is easy; you put the worst one at the top, and the best one at the bottom. In the U. There was also a flurry of non-album singles throughout those years, collected in different ways in the U. EMI also released a number of four-song EPs in Britain, particularly early on, but only one of them, Long Tall Sally , contained songs not available in other forms. Releases in the U. The songs the band released in the s that were not on their studio albums were eventually consolidated in a catchall collection dubbed, quite lamely, Past Masters.
By Charles Curtis May 29, am. Indeed, in the United States, Beatles released Sgt. What qualifies me to do such a thing? 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. 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. Is it supposed to be funny? I had mixed feelings about the remaining Beatles reuniting to record with audio from the late Lennon, but the other single produced by the group was much, much better than this tune. It would be so easy to rank this mishmash of sounds dead last, but I remember listening to this when I was younger and having the hair on the back of my neck stand up.