10 Best Unreleased Beatles Songs – Vote for Your Favorite

A convicted debater could plausibly make the case that the Beatles aren’t the best rock band ever. What no one could reasonably argue, however, is that any other rock band has had its existence more closely dissected and analyzed. There are books — thick ones — devoted to tracking each day in the band’s brief existence, and the band’s recording archives have been almost as exhaustively picked over. In the decades since the band’s demise, Beatlemaniacs have been given three Anthology sets, two BBC albums, Let It Be alternate versions, and a Hollywood Bowl live album.
Yet amazingly, there are still great Beatles songs that haven’t been officially released. Here are 15 of them, ranging from the Fab Four’s earliest days to their final months as a group.
Vote for your favorite unreleased Beatles song, add your own to the list, and come back to see which one wins the vote!

#1 “Goodbye” (1969)

Originally written by Paul McCartney for Welsh pop singer Mary Hopkin, this is a gentle, bittersweet ditty in the “Mother Nature’s Son”/“I Will” vein. Paul recorded it alone on acoustic guitar as a demo for Hopkins in 1969.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=145&v=Eyet4WxAmpM

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#2 “One and One Is Two” (1964)

Around 1964, Paul McCartney was apparently as liable to churn out a catchy folk-rock song like "One and One Is Two" as he was to breathe. A South African group called the Strangers with Mike Shannon released a faster and inferior version the same year Paul recorded this demo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJIBqOgpATU&feature=youtu.be

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#4 “Because I Know You Love Me So” (1969)

Also sometimes referred to as "Wake Me Up in the Morning," this song was recorded during the Let It Be era, and it's a groovy, laid-back performance, with the shaggy charm of officially released recordings like "Why Don't We Do It in the Road?" and "For You Blue."
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4n6icl

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#6 “Child of Nature” (1968)

Lennon later redeployed this song’s lilting melody for “Jealous Guy” from 1971’s Imagine. Presented here in a stripped-down voice-and-acoustic-guitar version, the song is more cosmic than its later angsty incarnation, with lyrical references to the Beatles’ 1968 trip to visit Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Rishikesh, India.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IO5B6V93LbA&feature=youtu.be

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#7 “Circles” (1968)

George had a knack for haunting, spiritual melodies. This song, the demo of which sees the quiet Beatle singing while accompanied only by his own organ, is a close cousin to the likes of "Long, Long, Long." The lyrical subject is reincarnation, which was heavy on Harrison's metaphysically inclined mind back in those days.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMShCfaVnx4

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#8 “Love of the Loved” (1962)

Cut as part of an audition for Decca records (which infamously passed on signing the band), here’s a brisk and moody tune sung by Paul — with a nice jittery guitar tag — that one could imagine having really soared in the hands of Roy Orbison or Elvis.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9GPCGLR5Xw&list=RDF9GPCGLR5Xw

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#9 “The Maharishi Song” (1968)

John at his acerbic best: "The Maharishi Song" is a talking blues about the strange and ultimately disappointing experience of hanging out with meditation guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Consider it a companion to Lennon's tweak of born-again Bob Dylan on the song "Serve Yourself."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYyTsi3By5w

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#10 “A Case of the Blues” (1968)

A vocal-and-acoustic performance by John, recorded as a demo in late 1968. The sly, sighing melody might remind you of the bleary Lennon classics "I'm So Tired" and "Cry Baby Cry" — songs that folks such as Kurt Cobain and Daniel Johnston listened to closely.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0a_52O_9qo

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