Please consider registering

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —

— Match —

— Forum Options —

Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
Ranking all 30 songs from The White Album
No permission to create posts
10 August 2017
Dark Overlord
Nowhere Land
Forum Posts: 3325
Member Since:
9 March 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Since we're on the topic of Paul's instrument parts on this album, i love how he plays guitar (not counting bass) on at least 11 of the 30 tracks. Also, i'm surprised Julia made it in your top 10 Flyingbrains.

The following people thank Dark Overlord for this post:


If you're reading this, you are looking for something to do.

10 August 2017
sir walter raleigh
In our yellow (IN OUR YELLOW) submarine (SUBMARINE AHA!)
Forum Posts: 3570
Member Since:
26 January 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Pablo Ramon said

John's White Album songs are packed with emotional content. Paul's are well-crafted but on this album they just don't feel as emotionally engaged as John's. I would quibble over "Long, Long, Long" which is one of my favorites, particularly the drum track. Of particular note on the White Album, though, are Paul's contributions to the others' songs - the piano part in the intro to While My Guitar Gently Weeps, all the overdubs on Dear Prudence, the "Fool On The Hill" recorder bit on Glass Onion, crazy good bass playing everywhere...

As always, the whole was greater than the sum of its parts!  

 Not to mention his mind bending piano line on Sexy Sadie. Although its a John song (and my favorite song of all time) the piano part makes it. 

Ranking all 30 would look something like this. 

Sexy Sadie

Happiness Is A Warm Gun

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

I'm So Tired

Yer Blues

Martha My Dear

Long Long Long


I Will

Dear Prudence

Honey Pie

Cry Baby Cry

Mother Natures Son

Glass Onion

Rocky Raccoon

Savoy Truffle


Back In The USSR

The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Billl

Helter Skelter

Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey


Revolution 1

Revolution 9

Good Night

Wild Honey Pie

Ob La Di Ob La Da


Why Don't We Do It In the Road?

Don't Pass Me By


I love all songs on the White Album

"The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles!"

-Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues


"We could ride and surf together while our love would grow"

-Brian Wilson, Surfer Girl

10 August 2017
Robin Hood Country
Paris Olympia
Forum Posts: 363
Member Since:
19 January 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Dark Overlord said
Since we're on the topic of Paul's instrument parts on this album, i love how he plays guitar (not counting bass) on at least 11 of the 30 tracks. Also, i'm surprised Julia made it in your top 10 Flyingbrains.  

It took me a while to appreciate Julia but I love it now.  I'd say it probably has some of John's most sensitive lyrics.

It's also a very nice song to play on guitar. 

"And life flows on within you and without you" - George Harrison

20 September 2017
St Peters Church
Forum Posts: 15
Member Since:
12 April 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

This was a really hard one to rank. Even now, I'm not 100% certain on a few placements, but, this is as close as I'm going to get it for now.


1. While My Guitar Gently Weeps

2. Dear Prudence

3. Cry Baby Cry

4. Martha My Dear

5. Savoy Truffle

6. Long, Long, Long

7. I'm So Tired

8. Yer Blues

9. Honey Pie

10. Sexy Sadie

11. Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey

12. Helter Skelter

13. Glass Onion

14. Don't Pass Me By

15. Revolution 9

16. Happiness Is A Warm Gun

17. Why Don't We Do It In the Road?

18. Wild Honey Pie

19. Birthday

20. Piggies

21. Rocky Raccoon

22. Ob-La Di, Ob-La Da

23. Mother Nature's Son

24. I Will

25. Blackbird

26. Julia

27. The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill

28. Back in the U.S.S.R.

29. Revolution 1 (I prefer the electricrified version, & take 20, over this version any day)

30. Good Night

21 September 2017
Shea Stadium
Forum Posts: 819
Member Since:
26 January 2017
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online

This is gonna be hard. I'm probably also gonna end up listing songs multiple times which will make my entire list meaningless. I'm also probably going to regret my order as it could change regularly. 


1. While My Guitar Gently Weeps 

2. Happiness Is A Warm Gun

3. Mother Nature's Son

4. Dear Prudence

5. Sexy Sadie

6. I'm So Tired

7. Blackbird

8. Yer Blues

9. Martha My Dear

10. Back In The U.S.S.R

11. Helter Skelter

12. Long, Long, Long 

13. Everybody's Got...

14. Julia

15. Birthday 

16. Good Night

17. Cry Baby Cry

18. Savoy Truffle

19. Revolution 1

20. I Will

21. Revolution 9 

22. Honey Pie

23. Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da

24. Rocky Raccoon

25. Wild Honey Pie 

26. Glass Onion

27. Bungalow Bill

28. Don't Pass Me By

29. Why Don't We...

30. Piggies


"we're not arrogant, we just believe we're the best band in the world"

- Noel Gallagher

"You are tearing me apart Lisa"

- Tommy Wiseau

21 September 2017
Ahhh Girl
sailing on a winedark open sea



Forum Posts: 15793
Member Since:
20 August 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Ahhhhhh, don't look at the post above this one, @Starr Shine?!

21 September 2017
Starr Shine?
Waiting in the sky
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 15157
Member Since:
1 November 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline


Brainwashed by RadiantCowbells.

If you can't log in and can't use the forum go here and someone will help you out.

21 September 2017
Ahhh Girl
sailing on a winedark open sea



Forum Posts: 15793
Member Since:
20 August 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Starr Shine? said

I know. I know. How could someone put Piggies dead last?

The following people thank Ahhh Girl for this post:

The Hole Got Fixed
22 September 2017


Forum Posts: 21507
Member Since:
1 May 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Dead Piggies can result in bacon so not all bad.

The following people thank meanmistermustard for this post:

Ahhh Girl, Zig, never wears a mac

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of 'self' to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

22 September 2017
The Hole Got Fixed
A Dock at Southampton
Forum Posts: 3366
Member Since:
27 November 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I'm more annoyed that he confused Glass Onion and While My Guitar Gently Weeps...a-hard-days-night-george-10

Just kidding, of course! Everyone's entitles to their own opinion, whether it's right or wrong!paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif

The following people thank The Hole Got Fixed for this post:

Ahhh Girl, Little Piggy Dragonguy

Oh, by the way, this post was made by The Hole Got Fixed!

2016 awards: Username-Badge.png 2017 awards: The-Hole-Got-Fixed-2017.png

18 December 2017
Slim McLennon
A Beginning
Forum Posts: 2
Member Since:
17 December 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Here's my ranking:


1| Happiness Is A Warm Gun- Wonderful song, good lyrics and vocals and... well, everything.

2| Martha My Dear- Beautiful Piano, good singing, cool brass, love it.

3| Blackbird- Beautiful solo Paul tune, what more can you really say?

4| Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da- Wonderfully bouncy and cheerful, gets a lot of undeserved hate, but I love it.

5| Helter Skelter- Damn, this rocks. Basically a metal song, and I love it.

6| While My Guitar Gently Weeps- Beautiful and rockin at the same time, great George song.

7| Cry Baby Cry- Beautiful John tune, wouldn't be complete without Can You Take Me Back.

8| Honey Pie- Always thought this song was underrated, great Paul tune.

9| Back In The USSR- This one and Dear Prudence always feel like two parts of the same song to me. Good rockin' Paul tune.

10| Dear Prudence- Beautiful John Tune.

11| Long, Long, Long- Beautiful George tune, with a great ending to match.

12| Rocky Raccoon- Paul has a great American accent.

13| Sexy Sadie- Cool song, beginning sounds a bit like Imagine.

14| I'm So Tired- Good vocals, cool song.

15| The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill- Damn good song, I like the Flamenco guitar at the beginning.

16| Birthday- Totally rocks out, blasting this for every birthday I have from now on.

17| Savory Truffle- Rocks out, and I like the story behind it.

18| Mother Nature's Son- Quiet and peaceful, good song.

19| Yer Blues- Rocks out pretty good, just can't match up to the songs above this.

20| I Will- Pretty good, a simple Paul love song.

21| Revolution 1- I prefer the single, but this version is pretty good.

22| Revolution 9- Sets a mood, but much too long. 

23| Good Night- Pretty good, kind of generic, good vocals from Ringo.

24| Wild Honey Pie- Short enough to be funny without being annoying. Got more enjoyment from laughing at this one than I did listening to the songs below.

25| Piggies- Good, but kind of annoying, with the harpsichord and the pig noises and everything.

26| Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey- I have the same problems with this as I do with 28, they could switch places on my list easily.

27| Why Don't We Do It In The Road- Boring and generic.

28| Julia- I respect it musically, but I can't stand John's vocals on this track.

29| Glass Onion- Boring and a bit gimmicky, but I don't bother to skip it when listening to the album. Fine song overall. 

30| Don't Pass Me By- I hate this song. Jangly, uninteresting, and annoying.

No permission to create posts
Forum Timezone: America/Chicago

Most Users Ever Online: 597

Currently Online: AppleScruffJunior, Expert Textpert, QuarryMan
89 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

Starr Shine?: 15157

Beatlebug: 11691

Ron Nasty: 7732

Necko: 7693

parlance: 7100

mr. Sun king coming together: 6411

Mr. Kite: 6147

trcanberra: 6005

AppleScruffJunior: 5286

mithveaen: 4613

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 87

Members: 2410

Moderators: 4

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 3

Forums: 44

Topics: 4507

Posts: 282152

Newest Members:

Rono, cggarrod_5923265_383034, cggarrod, Scott

Moderators: Ahhh Girl: 15793, meanmistermustard: 21507, Zig: 9681, Joe: 4926

Administrators: Joe: 4926, Ellie: 4

Members Birthdays
Today: Meowson
Upcoming: MoonDogVic, Mr. Kite, GarryJ