Thursday, June 01, 2017

Best Solo Beatles Songs

With all the hoopla surrounding the 50th anniversary release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,  I've decided to dig up this post which I posted two years ago.

I was originally going to rank the Beatles' Top 40 solo songs.  But then I thought it wouldn't be too fair.  McCartney has always had the most prolific solo career, even when John and George were alive. Ringo's solo career bottoms out after 1975, John didn't release anything from 1976-1980.  George stayed active through his entire post-Beatles life.  Speaking of George, I didn't include his Traveling Wilburys songs.

So here's my list of each Beatles' Top 10 solo songs, consisting of album cuts and singles.

1.  Jet
2.  Maybe I'm Amazed
3.  Band On The Run
4.  Live and Let Die
5.  Listen To What The Man Said
6.  Let Me Roll It
7.  Silly Love Songs
8.  Take It Away
9.  Every Night
10. With A Little Luck

1.  It Don't Come Easy
2.  Photograph
3.  Back Off Boogaloo
4.  Early 1970
5.  Oh My My
6.  Snookeroo
7.  You're Sixteen
8.  No No Song
9.  Wrack My Brain
10. I'm The Greatest

1.  My Sweet Lord
2.  Give Me Love
3.  What Is Life
4.  Crackerbox Palace
5.  All Things Must Pass
6.  Got My Mind Set On You
7.  Beware of Darkness
8.  Blow Away
9.  Isn't It A Pity
10.  Any Road

1.  Instant Karma
2.  Imagine
3.  Jealous Guy
4.  #9 Dream
5.  God
6.  Working Class Hero
7.  Watching The Wheels
8.  Mother
9.  Whatever Gets You Thru The Night
10.  Starting Over
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