Revolver Songs Ranked

Revolver is the seventh studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. It was released on 5 August 1966, accompanied by the double A-side single “Eleanor Rigby” / “Yellow Submarine”. The album was the Beatles’ final recording project before their retirement as live performers and marked the group’s most overt use of studio technology to date, building on the advances of their late 1965 release Rubber Soul. It has since become regarded as one of the greatest and most innovative albums in the history of popular music, with recognition centered on its range of musical styles, diverse sounds, and lyrical content. Revolver expanded the boundaries of pop music, revolutionized standard practices in studio recording, advanced principles espoused by the 1960s counterculture, and inspired the development of psychedelic rock, electronica, progressive rock, and world music. The album cover, designed by Klaus Voormann, combined Aubrey Beardsley-inspired line drawing with photo collage and won the 1967 Grammy Award for Best Album Cover, Graphic Arts. Aided by the 1987 international CD release, which standardized its content to the original Parlophone version, Revolver has surpassed Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is in many critics’ estimation as the Beatles’ best album. It was ranked first in the 1998 and 2000 editions of Colin Larkin’s book All-Time Top 1000 Albums and third in the 2003 and 2012 editions of Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. It has been certified double platinum by the BPI and 5× platinum by the RIAA. Here are all of Revolver’s songs ranked.

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14. Love You To

“Best song ever! Harrison killed it once again! I like the sitar and other instruments that are in this song. It has great flow and I never skip it on my iTunes playlist! Harrison’s Indian rock is just so out there, but somehow manage to feel fitting to the album. I love them all.”

13. Doctor Robert

“The effectiveness of the remastering differs from track to track. “Doctor Robert” now features the best bass tone on the album (although the flubbed notes of McCartney’s sometimes “hit-or-miss” bass playing of the period is brought into stark relief), but results really depend on the original mix.”

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12. I Want to Tell You

I Want to Tell You also sounds quite fit for this era of the Beatles, before any song of theirs that could be labelled ‘rock’ sounded infinitely more perfected and less boy-bandish than songs of theirs like Help or this one. Although I Want to Tell You has a piano line that adds some somberness to it all.”

11. Good Day Sunshine

“Good Day Sunshine” was the bright, summer-love opener to side 2. McCartney has said he felt very happy both with his life and his writing in 1966, both of which he amply demonstrates here.”

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10. Got to Get You Into My Life

“McCartney later, during his solo years, admitted this was about pot. Even so, it sends a clear message from the singer that he wants you in his life. We are allowed to read into a song’s lyrics and what I thought was the singer wanting her in his life seemed sophisticated and visceral at the same time.”

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9. Yellow Submarine

“Yellow Submarine” is one of my favorites. This song is intended to be the best song of their seventh studio album Revolver for it peaked in the US Billboard Hot 100 at number two.”

8. For No One

“It is a beautiful song that expresses the pain associated with the loss of a long time lover. Using phrases like, “She no longer needs you” and “In her eyes, you see nothing” McCartney shows the anxiety and stress a broken soul feels after a disheartening break-up.”

7. And Your Bird Can Sing

“This song totally rocks. One of their best. Don’t know why Lennon hated it so much? Maybe could have been longer. But for what it’s worth it’s an excellent song that can get you rocking out.”

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6. She Said She Said

“Awesome song and guitar rift. Also a great story behind it: John writes about his acid trip and how Peter Fonda kept showing them his gunshot wound, saying ‘I know what it’s like to be dead’, to which John obviously replies ‘you’re making me feel like I’ve never been born’.”

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5. Taxman

“Bitter yet comedic lyrics that fit perfectly for Harrison’s voice. The distorted guitar is beautiful and the solo is great This is probably one of the best songs ever! George’s angry, sarcastic vocals and Paul’s sharp, terse guitar solos complement each other perfectly..”

4. I’m Only Sleeping

“This is so beautiful and idyllic! It always reminds me of blue skies and the white clouds bobbling along! I guess it tells us about the joys of dreaming… Whoch I wholeheartedly agree with. George’s reversed guitar solos take it to an entirely different level, while Paul’s sleepy bass playing adds to the pleasently lazy feel…”

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3. Here, There and Everywhere

“My favorite along with She Said She Said, but I chose this one cause its lyrics is sentimental and beautiful, and I love McCartney’s voice (this song is incredibly underrated, I think because in this record McCartney’s voice was doubled and so it didn’t sound as good as Yesterday for example, anyway, there’s a version on youtube with his “normal voice”, so I prefer that!”

2. Tomorrow Never Knows

“It has a very interesting vibe, along with interesting instrumentation including backwards guitar and somewhat random tape loops. Still, it is popular, and for a reason at that.”

1. Eleanor Rigby

“This truly DOES deserve to be 1#. ‘Eleanor Rigby’is a true masterpiece- Beautiful, yet the Beatles manage to balance just the right amount of emotion for this, not too dramatic yet not completely emotionless. I play this song over and over again and never get tired of hearing it.”