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You know every song by heart, from "She Loves You" to "Let It Be." And now it's time to decide: which Beatle is the very best? There are many factors to consider when ranking all Beatles band members from best to worst. Some fans' favorite Beatles are the best singers, while others go for the musicians with the hottest licks and funniest quips.

Who is the best member of the Beatles? John Lennon is definitely one of the most beloved members of the band. After the Beatles broke up, Lennon continued to captivate music fans with such hits as “Imagine,” “Jealous Guy,” and “Instant Karma.” Sadly, his life was cut short when he was shot and killed on the streets of New York City in 1980.

Paul McCartney penned many of the Beatles top hits, and has been keeping their songs alive by touring the world as a solo artist. George Harrison is also responsible for writing many of the group's most popular hits. And where would the group be without Ringo Starr's drumming? For those who are wondering, Pete Best doesn't make the list - he did play with the band, but wasn't with them for their big break.

Vote your picks for the best Beatles up to the top of the list, and see how your fellow fans ranked the musicians.

George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All of The Beatles, Ranked Best to Worst
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George Harrison


George Harrison, MBE was an English musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. Although John Lennon and Paul McCartney were the band's primary songwriters, most of their albums included at least one Harrison composition, including "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Here Comes the Sun" and "Something", which became the Beatles' second-most-covered song. Harrison's earliest musical influences included Big Bill Broonzy, George Formby and Django Reinhardt; Chet Atkins, Chuck Berry and Ry Cooder were significant later influences. By 1965 he had begun to lead the Beatles into folk rock ...more

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John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All of The Beatles, Ranked Best to Worst
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John Lennon


John Winston Ono Lennon MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the band the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. With Paul McCartney, he formed a celebrated songwriting partnership. Born and raised in Liverpool, as a teenager Lennon became involved in the skiffle craze; his first band, the Quarrymen, evolved into the Beatles in 1960. When the group disbanded in 1970, Lennon embarked on a solo career that produced the critically acclaimed albums John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine, and iconic songs such as "Give Peace a Chance" and "Working Class Hero". After his marriage to Yoko Ono in 1969, he ...more

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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All of The Beatles, Ranked Best to Worst
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Paul McCartney


Sir James Paul McCartney MBE is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop music; his songwriting partnership with Lennon is one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. After the band's break-up, he pursued a solo career and formed Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine. McCartney has been recognised as one of the most successful composers and performers of all time, with 60 gold discs and sales of over 100 million albums and 100 million singles of his work with the Beatles and as a ...more

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Ringo Starr is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All of The Beatles, Ranked Best to Worst
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Ringo Starr


Richard Starkey Jr., MBE, better known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English drummer, singer, songwriter, producer, and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles. On most of the band's albums, he sang lead vocals for one song, including "With a Little Help from My Friends", "Yellow Submarine" and their cover of "Act Naturally". He also wrote the Beatles' songs "Don't Pass Me By" and "Octopus's Garden", and is credited as a co-writer of others, such as "What Goes On" and "Flying". Starr was twice afflicted by life-threatening illnesses during his childhood, and as a result of prolonged hospitalisations, fell behind scholastically. In 1955, he entered the workforce ...more

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