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Saturday, May 11, 2024

I love ’em. You love ’em, we all love ’em. It’s almost un-American not to love them despite the obviousness that they are not.

I speak of the (arguably) most popular rock group of all time, The Beatles. So, when I happened upon an article titled “The 10 Most Annoying Beatles Songs of All Time,” I had to check it out. Here’s how they shook out, according to

10. “Love Me Do”

It is known for being The Beatles’ first charting song. However, there’s just something about it that grates on the nerves. It’s possibly the harmonica and the repetitive lyrics. The song doesn’t have much substance, but it has a catchy melody, which is likely the only thing that helped it get on the charts. It was a reasonable effort from the band, but I’d rather listen to other songs in The Beatles’ catalog.

9. “I Saw Her Standing There”

It has the same problem as “Love Me Do.” It just lacks intrigue. The lyrics are basic, and the background guitar riff is annoying. It’s a good old-fashioned rock tune, but I’d prefer to listen to “I Want to Hold Your Hand” or “All My Loving” instead.

8. “Yellow Submarine”

It is usually on lists of most-hated Beatles songs. And rightly so! Over the years, it gained a reputation as a children’s song. It’s played at every children’s party, and someone always tries to sing it at a karaoke bar just to be funny. Everyone knows “Yellow Submarine,” but does anyone actually like it? I have to admit that yours truly does not.



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