The Beatles' best song is 'A Day in the Life', Rolling Stone says
The best Beatles song of all time is the British rock group's 1967 hit "A Day in the Life", Rolling Stone magazine says, while naming the top ten tracks by the band on its website.
The song is featured on The Beatles' eighth studio album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Check out the list of the top 10 Beatles songs."A Day in the Life" pairs lyrics inspired by newspapers and the life of John Lennon, it said, adding that it was Paul McCartney's idea to have classical musicians perform what producer George Martin called an "orchestral orgasm," Rolling Stone said.
McCartney, 68, received the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from U.S. President Barack Obama in June, an experience he called "unbelievable." Band mate Ringo Starr celebrated his 70th birthday in July and received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in February. Both men still record music and tour.
Lennon was shot dead outside his New York home in 1980 and the fourth member of The Beatles, George Harrison, died from cancer at age 58 in 2001.
Lennon was quoted as saying in 1966 that the group was more popular than Jesus. The Vatican's newspaper earlier this year referred to The Beatles as "satanic" but praised the band's music and said its record Revolver, coincidentally released in 1966, was the best pop album.
Check out the list of the top 10 Beatles songs, according to Rolling Stone:
1. "A Day in the Life"
2. "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
3. "Strawberry Fields Forever"
5. "In My Life"
7. "Hey Jude"
8. "Let it Be"
9. "Come Together"
10. "While my Guitar Gently Weeps"