The Ten Worst Beatles Songs Of All Time
This is a pleasant enough song, we guess, if a little tra-la-la for Rocks Off's own personal tastes. Thing is, when you stack it up against almost every other song on Revolver - especially "And Your Bird Can Sing," "Eleanor Rigby," "Doctor Robert," "I'm Only Sleeping" and "Here, There and Everywhere" - "pleasant enough" doesn't quite cut it. Hell, we'll even go to bat for "Taxman" before this, although "Yellow Submarine" is a very close second for the exact same reasons. C.G.
We knew this song sucked before we even heard the Beatles version, when it was sung by the cast of Life Goes On in the late '80s. Sometimes we wish we had a time machine so we could walk into Abbey Road Studios and just stand there for five minutes and slap Paul on the back of the head and say, "The fuck?" Then we would give John Lennon a Stooges record. C.H.
For some reason the Beatles wrote a handful of songs that sound like the old-school Batman theme song. Maybe it was the drugs or the booze, but this and "Taxman" both sound oddly bat-like. But we will give the song credit for having some of McCartney's grimier bass parts. This was also one of the easier songs to play on Beatles Rock Band last year too, so there is also that. C.H.
Even though its experimentation is daring by the standards of the day, it's grating as hell to listen to, and seems to have been included just to pad the already-bloated White Album out even more. The backwards-masked version is cool, though, for nightmare-inducing purposes. John Seaborn Gray
Just for the fact that we can't hear this song in our heads without adding Eddie Murphy's "man" backup vocals from that Saturday Night Live "Fifth Beatle" sketch - even though the song they were actually on was "I Want To Hold Your Hand." Plus, for one of the band's biggest early hits, it always seemed like kind of a throwaway. C.G.
It may get us permanently excommunicated the Church of the Fab Four, but honestly, we've always preferred the Elton John version we could have sworn we heard somewhere but he apparently never recorded. (Thanks, commenters.) Which doesn't speak terribly well of the one that actually exists. C.G.