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1963: British pop group The Beatles, from left to right: George Harrison (1943 - 2001), Paul McCartney, John Lennon (1940 - 1980) and Ringo Starr, in Sweden.

It’s been five decades since THE BEATLES’ heyday, and yet almost EVERYONE would still agree that they were one of the best bands of all-time.

Well, anyone over the age of 16, who knows music did exist before ONE DIRECTION.  And anyone UNDER the age of 98, who knows music did exist after BING CROSBY and FRANK SINATRA.   But not everything The Beatles put out is BRILLIANT.

 

 

The site Vulture.com just ranked all 213 Beatles songs, from worst to best.

 

 

Here are the 10 WORST Beatles songs:

 

 

1.  “Good Day Sunshine” from “Revolver”, 1966

 

2.  “Dig It” from “Let It Be”, 1970

 

3.  “Little Child” from “With the Beatles”, 1963

 

4.  “Tell Me What You See” from “Help!”, 1965

 

5.  “Dig a Pony” from “Let It Be”, 1970

 

6.  “A Taste of Honey” from “Please Please Me”, 1963

 

7.  “Ask Me Why” from “Please Please Me”, 1963

 

8.  “Free as a Bird”, which was released as a single in 1995

 

9.  “Not a Second Time” from “With the Beatles”, 1963

 

10.  “She’s Leaving Home” from “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, 1967

 

 

At the other end of the spectrum, here are the 10 BEST Beatles songs:

 

 

1.  “A Day in the Life” from “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, 1967

 

2.  “Strawberry Fields Forever”, which was released as a single in 1967

 

3.  “Penny Lane”, which was released as a single in 1967

 

4.  “She Loves You”, which was released as a single in 1963

 

5.  “Please Please Me” from “Please Please Me”, 1963

 

6.  “Dear Prudence” from “The White Album”, 1968

 

7.  “Here, There and Everywhere” from “Revolver”, 1966

 

8.  “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)” from “Rubber Soul”, 1965

 

9.  “Eleanor Rigby” from “Revolver”, 1966

 

10.  “Rain”, which was released as a single in 1966

 

 

(Vulture.com actually has write-ups for each of the tracks, where they extended some of their rationale.  It’s actually pretty interesting.  Is there anything they totally missed the boat on?)