Beatle Battle! Second Round Bouts! Division 1: The Clean Cut Years

I’ve lost sleep trying to figure out what my favorite Beatles song is. Thankfully the internets showed up with PollDaddy and YouTube and now I can pose the question to all 26 Institute of Idle Time readers…. What is the best Beatles song ever?

There are 4 divisions for the songs:

DIVISION 1: The Clean Cut Years

These are songs from the first 3 Beatles albums – Please Please Me, With The Beatles, and Hard Days Night.

DIVISION 2: The Shaggy Years

These are songs from the next 3 Beatles albums – Beatles For Sale, Help, and Rubber Soul

DIVISION 3: The Mustache Years

These are songs from the middle 3 Beatles albums – Revolver, Sgt Peppers, and Magical Mystery Tour

DIVISION 4: The Beard Years

These are songs from the last 3 Beatles albums – The Beatles (The White Album), Abbey Road, and Let It Be

After each Division crowns one song as the winner, those songs will battle each other in the final fight to determine which Beatles song is the BEST! Enough talk, let’s get to the battles!


Alright here we go! Let the Second Round Battles begin!

(p.s I had to throw in 2 wildcard songs here because I didn’t get the math right when I did the First Round Bouts and things weren’t balancing out)

Division 1: The Clean Cut Years


Hard Days Night


I Saw Her Standing There


All My Loving


Love Me Do


Things We Said Today


This Boy


It Won’t Be Long


Can’t Buy Me Love