25 of The Beatles Top Singles


"Yesterday" (1965)

This melancholy tune about lost love reportedly came to Paul in a dream, so he worried that he'd unintentionally plagiarized another artist's work. He hadn't, and once he completed the lyrics, he recorded the song in the studio without the other three Beatles. The song reached number one in the United States, but the other band members were initially against its release in the U.K.