10 Underrated Beatles Songs In The Late 60s
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The Beatles were pretty much far from being underrated. After all, the Fab Four from Liverpool is still the most popular band in terms of commercial success and the impact they’ve brought to pop culture. Their songs, especially in the late 60s, have the knack of artistic image and will remain influential until the dawn of time. However, not all of the band’s material is given the right praise it deserves. With that, let’s take a look at the 10 underrated Beatles songs.
“Lovely Rita” – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
It’s quite shocking that a song from the critically-acclaimed album Sgt. Peppers is still considered “underrated.” Paul McCartney sings about a meter maid called Rita, whom at the song, he fell in love with.
“Two of Us” – Let It Be (1970)
For old times’ sake, Lennon decided to share vocals with Paul McCartney for “Two of Us,” as he felt that it perfectly illustrated the duo’s friendship with each other. The recording happened in the Let it Be sessions, where the people were pretty much fed up being around each other.
“Getting Better” – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
“Getting Better” is among the last of Lennon-McCartney’s true collaborations with each other, who would often write a song on their own and credit one another. George Harrison played an Indian instrument Tamboura here.
“Polythene Pam” – Abbey Road (1969)
The Beatles couldn’t get any Liverpudlian than “Polythene Pam.” With Scouse’s accent in mind, Lennon sings about a woman who’s a “killer-diller when she’s dressed to the hilt.”
“Hey Bulldog” – Yellow Submarine (1968)
Lennon’s ability to create something about nothing is truly remarkable with “Hey Bulldog.” Much like “I Am a Walrus,” the gibberish it was inspired made it compelling, powered by a strong rhythmic piano and Starr’s wonderful drumming.
“Rain” – Single (1966)
Ringo Starr is a fantastic drummer, no doubt. And if anyone wants to object to that notion, have them listen to “Rain,” A B-side of the band’s “Paperback Writer.”
“I’m So Tired” – The Beatles (1968)
“I’m So Tired” highlights Lennon’s proficiency as a writer and a singer. The song was about his experience on Transcendental Meditation in India, where he couldn’t sleep and missed Yoko Ono.
“One After 909” – Let it Be (1970)
“One After 909” is among the first songs that John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote together back then, but it wasn’t given a lot of attention until the Let it Be sessions. The simpler blues rhythm reminds people of the old Beatles sound.
“For No One” – Revolver (1966)
The lovely lyrics are written by McCartney as he envisioned a couple who ran out of things to say but remained in the relationship to treasure the good memories. The reality he thought of blends well with a taste of French horn sounds.
“Mother Nature’s Son” – The Beatles (1968)
Folk-rock always fascinated McCartney, and while he experimented the genre on the songs “Yesterday” and “I Will,” with “Mother Nature’s Son,” it came to a full circle.