The Beatles –
“The Beatles One” is by far the best Beatles album ever compiled. It was released in 2000 and includes all of the band’s biggest pop rock hits from the U.K. and the U.S. Most of the songs were released during the ’60s, and all but two were on top-ten lists. The album includes number-one hits like “We Can Work it Out” and “Day Tripper.”
The Beatles had many styles. One of the reasons this album is so popular is that it shows the evolution of their musical skill. Most of the songs at the beginning are basic three-chord rock tunes, such as “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” but as the CD progresses, The Beatles’ musical talent flourishes. The listener can hear their talent peak with “Hey Jude.” Many instruments and beats make this one of their most popular songs.
There are many reasons I love this album. One is that every time I listen, I get lost in the poetic lyrics. Also, no matter how often I hear the songs, they never get old. The only downside is that this album doesn’t contain songs from the band’s later career.
From the time The Beatles formed in 1960 to today, they have been one of the most popular and influential bands of all time. They were not just singers, they were composers. Many groups that did not write their own music, like the Monkees, didn’t remain together long. “The Beatles One” is a culmination of the band’s best songs and it deserves two thumbs up.