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The Top 5 Worst Beatles Songs Of All Time

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2014 is the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles coming to America…We’re always talking about all the great songs the Beatles had, how about a few of their worst and why?

Every Wednesday on Q105 it’s Beatles Wednesday with your favorite Beatle songs at the top and bottom of every hour.

“Back In the USSR” (The Beatles)

This would have fit better on Beatles album in the ’80s, provided they reunited by that decade. It just oozes that period in that decade when the Stones were wearing neon. It could have been an awful single, not unlike Macca’s “Spies Like Us” built for the Cold War era.

It doesn’t fit on the White Album one bit and it disrupts the flow of the album. At best it should have been a throwaway B-side. This song, along with “Ob-La-Di,” makes us mourn for two songs were never heard that were thrown on the cutting room to make room for these, these “things.” Like “What’s the New Mary Jane,” for one. Craig Hlavaty

“Birthday” (The Beatles)

Da-da-da-da-da-da! Arrgh. If we want to cue up some thrashy riffage and ur-metal howling from the White Album, we’ll take “Helter Skelter” or “Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me and My Monkey,” thanks. One too many bad covers and morning radio celebrity-birthday beds has ruined “Birthday” for us. Chris Gray

“Drive My Car” (Rubber Soul)

They couldn’t leave the car songs to the other dredges of bands floating around at the time, could they? Then the beep-beep-beeps come in and we wanna crack our copy of Rubber Soul in half. We understand that the album was a stepping stone to Revolver and everything after, but this is torture. C.H.

“Fixing a Hole” (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band)

This is the worst of all Beatles songs to get stuck in your head. When Rocks Off was little, around eight or so, we knew this. We had got a cassette copy of Sgt. Pepper and we used to fast forward through this one each time. It sounds like a parody of the Beatles. C.H.

“Revolution 9″ (The Beatles)

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
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