Worst/Best/Overrated/Underrated Beatles songs/albums?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by LadyGrinningSoul, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. Tanx

    Tanx Forum Resident

    Washington, DC
    Worst: When I Get Home
    Overrated: The Long and Winding Road
    Underrated: No Reply
  2. x2zero

    x2zero Forum Resident

    Brooklyn USA
    Worst: For Sale
    Best: Revolver
    Overrated: Sgt. Pepper
    Underrated: Please Please Me
  3. owsley

    owsley Forum Resident

    Best: Revolver
    Worst: Let It Be (side 2)
    Overrated: Sgt Pepper
    Underrated: Beatles Second Album stereo mix; Beatles VI and US Rubber Soul song sequencing; Help US soundtrack; Capitol 'Duophonic' Mixes (She Loves You, I'll Get You, Ticket To Ride). Dave Dexter is responsible for all of these, Dex rules!
  4. JuanTCB

    JuanTCB Forum Resident

    Brooklyn, NY
    Worst - Honey Pie
    Best - A Day In The Life
    Overrated - Here Comes The Sun
    Underrated - All I've Got To Do

    Worst: Let It Be
    Best: Rubber Soul (UK)
    Overrated: Abbey Road
    Underrated: With The Beatles
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  5. maui jim

    maui jim Forum Resident

    Worst - Maxwell
    Best - Tomorrow
    Overrated- Let it Be
    Underrated- Things we said

    Worst- MMT EP UK
    Best- Rubber Soul UK
    Overrated- Sgt Pepper
    Underrated- Help UK
  6. California Couple

    California Couple dislike us on facebook

    Newport Beach
    Worst – What Goes On
    Best – A Day In The Life
    Overrated - Blackbird
    Underrated – Lovely Rita

    Worst - Please Please Me
    Best – Sgt. Peppers
    Overrated - Revolver
    Underrated - Let It Be
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  7. Hardy Melville

    Hardy Melville Forum Resident

    New York
    Worst: some days Obladi oblada, other days Maxwell's Silver Hammer
    Best - A Day in the Life
    Overrated - Get Back
    Underrated - Rain

    Worst - Yellow Submarine, but that's too easy - still other than it, none deserve being called worst
    Best - Pepper's
    Overrated - Let It Be
    Underrated - Magical Mystery Tour (US), Beatles Second Album (US), and Beatles for Sale/Beatles 65 are all underrated by too many.
  8. Hardy Melville

    Hardy Melville Forum Resident

    New York
    Wow, I have just recently added Things We Said Today to songs I play myself. A great early McCartney song, lots going on in it, inspired I take it by Jane Asher. Awesome song.
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  9. Hardy Melville

    Hardy Melville Forum Resident

    New York
    OMG. I've officially seen it all now. And ftr that's not a good thing.

    You sir are on my list.

    For purposes of discussion and sharing opinions, if people want to say Sgt. Pepper's is overrated, I have no real quarrel with that even though I totally disagree.

    But to say it is the worst is contrarianism at its worst. I doubt those posting it really believe that, and are instead unhappy most people like it more than they do.
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  10. andrewskyDE

    andrewskyDE Island Owner

    Zack Island
    I agree with Jerol here. Sorry.
  11. Lostchord

    Lostchord Dr. Livingstone, I presume

    Poznań, Poland
    Worst: (cover) Honey Don't; (self-penned) Don't Pass Me By
    Best - She Said She Said
    Overrated - The Long and Winding Road perhaps
    Underrated - Sun King

    Worst - Let It Be
    Best - Revolver
    Overrated - A Hard Day's Night
    Underrated - Yellow Submarine
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  12. qm1ceveb

    qm1ceveb Forum fanatic

    Fort lauderdale
    Worst Two of us
    Best Strawberry Fields Forever
    Overrated Can't buy me love
    Underrated A taste of honey

    Worst Let it be (by miles)
    Best Revolver
    Overrated Let it be
    Underrated Please please me
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  13. yarbles

    yarbles Too sick to pray

    Worst - Obladi Oblada
    Best - Ticket To Ride
    Overrated - A Day In The Life
    Underrated - Octopus's Garden

    Worst - White Album
    Best - Revolver
    Overrated - All of them, but especially Sgt Pepper
    Underrated - Abbey Road
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  14. Price.pittsburgh

    Price.pittsburgh Forum Resident

    Worst - Every Little Thing
    (Not counting obvious novelty recordings)
    Best - I'll Be Back / Let it Be (Tie)
    Overrated - Paperback Writer
    Underrated - This Boy

    Worst - Yellow Submarine
    Best - Rubber Soul (U.S. or UK)
    Overrated - Abbey Road
    Underrated - Yesterday and Today (U.S.)
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  15. Daily Nightly

    Daily Nightly Well-Known Member

    New Jersey, USA
    Worst: I Want You (She's So Heavy)
    Best (IMO...if you wanted *one* song to best demonstrate them to someone never having heard them): The Night Before
    Overrated: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
    Underrated: Long, Long, Long

    Worst: Let it Be
    Best: Revolver
    Overrated: Abbey Road
    Underrated: Beatles For Sale
  16. Prudence1964

    Prudence1964 Forum Resident

    Upstate NY
    Worst what Goes On
    Best : a day in the life
    Overrated: Taxman
    Underrated: I don't want to spoil the party

    Worst:. With the Beatles
    Best:. Abbey Road
    Overrated: help!
    Underrated: Beatles for Sale
  17. ribonucleic

    ribonucleic Forum Resident

    SLC UT
    Worst: Rocky Raccoon
    Best: I'm Looking Through You
    Overrated: Hey Jude
    Underrated: If I Fell

    Worst: The White Album (Yellow Submarine disqualified since they weren't trying)
    Best: A Hard Day's Night
    Overrated: The White Album
    Underrated: Beatles For Sale
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2017
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  18. skydropco

    skydropco rock 'n roll nurse

    Worst: Rocky Raccoon
    Best: Tomorrow Never Knows
    Overrated: All You Need Is Love
    Underrated: You're Gonna Lose That Girl

    Worst: Let It Be
    Best: (Tie) A Hard Day's Night/Revolver
    Overrated: Abbey Road
    Underrated: Please Please Me
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  19. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    Worst album: Let It Be (Still a fine album. It's too short and doesn't hold together very well though. I prefer the original to ...Naked by far.)

    Best album: A Hard Day's Night (Pure joy and excitement. No clunkers. I could have chosen most of their albums but this one is as good as pop music gets. It's as short as Let It Be but uses the time far better.)

    Underrated album: Beatles For Sale (a couple of cover version clunkers aside, this is a fantastic record. All their originals on it are excellent.)

    Overrated album: None - they knew what they were doing!

    Overrated song: While My Guitar Gently Weeps (It bores me. Not a bad song but it plods on too long for me with the most un- Beatle trait of showy guitar soloing by rocks top racist Eric Clapton, who I can't stand!)

    Underrated song: Either Every Little Thing or What You're Doing.

    Worst single (UK): Lady Madonna

    Best single (UK): We Can Work It Out (I like Day Tripper, but there's many better.)

    I can't list the Best Album tracks - there's far too many! The worst list is very short.

    I Need You
    You Like Me Too Much
    Rocky Raccoon

    I still like these a bit though! It amazes me that some people dismiss the beautiful Long Long Long when there's the abysmal Piggies by George on the same album. For someone who got so few songs on the albums, several George songs are poor to mediocre (Blue Jay Way, Savoy Truffle). His best are sublime though.
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2017
  20. ribonucleic

    ribonucleic Forum Resident

    SLC UT
    I almost went with “You’re Gonna Lose That Girl” but the lyrics have just aged too badly.

    But I also almost put Revolver as most overrated! So that tie placing puzzles me. The thing that makes Night best in my mind - the start-to-finish melodic invention - is exactly what I’ve never heard in Revolver. I don't care how sophisticated the lyrics are if the tunes aren't there, and they just aren't.
  21. ToneLa

    ToneLa Forum Resident

    What do you mean? Do you want the lyrics to reflect staying in, with Netflix and chill? :)
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  22. Helter Skelter

    Helter Skelter Forum Resident

    Most underrated: It's All Too Much.
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  23. ribonucleic

    ribonucleic Forum Resident

    SLC UT
    “I’ll make a point of taking her away from you” might as well be talking about cattle rustling.
  24. Astralweeks

    Astralweeks Diamond Dog

    Concord, NH
    Worst: Wild Honey Pie
    Best: Here, There and Everywhere
    Overrated: Yellow Submarine
    Underrated: Rain

    Worst: Yellow Submarine
    Best: Sgt. Pepper
    Overrated: Let it Be
    Underrated: A Hard Day's Night
  25. Ephi82

    Ephi82 Still have two ears working

    S FL
    Worst - Rev 9 (honestly there's a half doz to choose from. White Album had too many: Rev 9, Wild Honey Pie, Why Dont We/Road, Obla Di,)
    Best - Strawberry Fields Forever
    Overrated - Yesterday
    Underrated - Happiness is a Warm Gun

    Worst - Let It Be
    Best - Sgt Pepper (the 5.1 remix put this ahead of Revolver but just a slight bit)
    Overrated - White Album (great achievement but too much filler, Martin's absence is noticeable)
    Underrated - Please Please Me (call me crazy but there are three top Beatles albums, this is one of them with Sgt Pepper and Revolver IMO)

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