13. “Revolution 9”
Fun Fact: The duration of this Beatles song is longer than any others. It’s eight minutes and 15 seconds long. Also, it’s terrifying.
12. Long, Long, Long
Fun Fact: There’s a rattling noise at the end of this song. It’s produced by a leftover bottle of Blue Nun wine.
11. “Good Night”
Fun Fact: John Lennon wrote this as a lullaby for his elder son, Julian. The younger Lennon didn’t know this until 12 years after the album’s release.
10. “Savoy Truffle”
Fun Fact: George Harrison got the idea for this song from Eric Clapton’s love of chocolate.
9. “Honey Pie”
Fun Fact: When writing this song, Paul McCartney was inspired by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and others like them.
8. “Mother Nature’s Son”
Fun Fact: McCartney recorded this song without the other Beatles.
7. “Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey”
Fun Fact: Of any Beatles song, this is the longest title.
6. “Sexy Sadie”
Fun Fact: Supposedly, this song reflects on Lennon’s disappointment in the Maharishi in India. It is rumored that the Maharishi attempted to rape actor Mia Farrow on a retreat with The Beatles.
Fun Fact: The song is the B-side to the legendary track, “Hey Jude,” which does not appear on this album. Lennon wanted “Revolution” to receive priority.
4. “Yer Blues”
Fun Fact: This song references Bob Dylan’s song, “Ballad of a Thin Man,” with the line, “Feel so suicidal/just like Dylan’s Mr. Jones.”
3. “Cry Baby Cry”
Fun Fact: Lennon got the idea for this song’s title from a commercial advertisement.
Fun Fact: This tune is one of the last that Lennon and McCartney wrote together.
1. “Helter Skelter”
Fun Fact: This song gets its name from a ride in a British amusement park.