So, what with the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ White Album and all, it seems a lot of people are making lists, ranking its 30 tracks from worst to best.
Here’s one: https://www.stereogum.com/2022340/beatles-white-album-song-rankings-50th-anniversary/franchises/sounding-board/
and here’s one: https://mashable.com/article/beatles-white-album-2018/#4VmHeE9sCiqq
and here’s one: https://medium.com/@patrickhosken/all-30-songs-on-the-beatles-white-album-ranked-fd7ceedc8a75
and here’s one: https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8486189/the-beatles-white-album-anniversary-songs-ranked
and here’s one: http://ultimateclassicrock.com/beatles-white-album-songs/
and I’m sure there are many others.
How would the SDMB rank the tracks? We’ve done polls on this. There have been at least a couple times we’ve voted on the best song from each disc: once in 2010 (Disc 1, Disc 2) and once in 2014 (Disc 1, Disc 2).
And in 2013 we put 'em all together in an attempt to winnow them down to a single disc. It wouldn’t be unreasonable to base the SDMB’s ranking on which songs got the most votes in that poll, so here’s our list, from worst to best, of the 30 tracks that make up The Beatles:Wild Honey Pie
Long, Long, Long
Don’t Pass Me By
Mother Nature’s Son
Cry Baby Cry
The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
Why Don’t We Do It in the Road?
Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me and My Monkey
Martha My Dear
I’m So Tired
Happiness is a Warm Gun
Back in the U.S.S.R.
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Of course, my own personal ranking (were I to take the trouble to construct it) wouldn’t exactly match this one or any of the others I linked to. For instance, “Dear Prudence” has never really done much for me, but I love “Savoy Truffle.”
And I was surprised that “Revolution #9” wasn’t even close to last on the SDMB’s list.