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50 best Beatles songs: A countdown

Newsday's entertainment staff compiled a list of the band's 50 best songs based on the music's popularity, importance and quality. After a great deal of debate between Newsday's music critic Glenn Gamboa, exploreLI reporter David J. Criblez and Entertainment Editor Andy Edelstein, here's our list.

50. "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window / Golden Slumbers / Carry the Weight / The End" (1969)

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49. "Tomorrow Never Knows" (1966)

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48. "Birthday" (1968)

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47. "Yellow Submarine" (1966)

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46. "Across the Universe" (1970)

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45. "Nowhere Man" (1965)

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44. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (1967)

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43. "Got to Get You Into My Life" (1966)

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42. "I Am the Walrus" (1967)

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41. "I've Just Seen a Face" (1965)

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40. "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" (1967)

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39. "Back in the USSR" (1968)

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38. "Eight Days a Week" (1965)

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37. "From Me to You" (1964)

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36. "Norwegian Wood" (This Bird Has Flown) (1965)

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35. "Twist and Shout" (1964)

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34. "Love Me Do" (1964)

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33. "Get Back" (1970)

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32. "Ticket to Ride" (1965)

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31. "Please, Please Me" (1964)

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30. "The Long and Winding Road" (1970)

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29. "I Feel Fine" (1964)

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28. "Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out" (1965)

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27. "With a Little Help From My Friends" (1967)

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26. "Hello, Goodbye" (1967)

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25. "Can't Buy Me Love" (1964)

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24. "In My Life" (1965)

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23. "All You Need Is Love" (1967)

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22. "Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane" (1967)

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21. "I've Got a Feeling" (1970)

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20. "Lady Madonna" (1968)

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19. "Helter Skelter" (1968)

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18. "Blackbird" (1968)

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17. "Revolution" (1968)

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16. "Eleanor Rigby" (1966)

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15. "Paperback Writer" (1966)

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14. "A Hard Day's Night" (1964)

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13. "All My Loving" (1964)

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12. "Here Comes the Sun" (1969)

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11. "Come Together" (1969)

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10. "Let It Be" (1970)

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9. "Help!" (1965)

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8. "I Saw Her Standing There" (1964)

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7. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (1968)

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6. "She Loves You" (1964)

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5. "Something" (1969)

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4. "Yesterday" (1965)

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3. "A Day in the Life" (1967)

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2. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" (1964)

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1. "Hey Jude" (1968)

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