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25 of The Beatles Top Singles

"Let It Be" (1970)

The Let It Be album, released in 1970 shortly after the band officially broke up, was the Fab Four's swan song. This single was a huge hit around the world, reaching number one in America and number two in the U.K. Paul was inspired to write it following a dream he had of his mother (Mary), who died when he was 14. The song's theme of surrendering and letting go touched a chord with millions of fans. "Let It Be" is often played at funerals, due to its hopeful, farewell message.