It’s no doubt that, in just the ten years they were active between 1960 and 1970, The Beatles, comprised of Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr produced a tidal wave of hits that will forever be remembered and looked-back to fondly so long as the Earth turns. Whether it’s Harrison’s sweetly delivered vocal on 1969’s “Something”, Lennon’s revolutionary “Revolution”, Starr’s incredible “With a Little Help from My Friends”, or McCartney’s very own inspirational anthem “Let It Be”, The Beatles have managed to make their mark on pop culture to this very date with a bevy of timeless classic. When you ask many a passerby what their favorite Beatles song is, you may get a “Here Comes the Sun” or “Across the Universe” often enough, but how many times will you hear somebody say “I Will”? Listed below are but five of the many criminally under-appreciated tracks the Beatles had churned out during their career.
1. “I Will” – “The Beatles (White Album)” 
From off of what is arguably the band’s most low-key and experimental record, the Beatles produced one of their simplest melodies in the form of “I Will”. Opposite other acoustic tracks on the album, such as “Blackbird” or “Julia”, “I Will” was oft-overlooked, even though it has all of the makings of a true Beatles classic by all regards. It’s one of the shortest songs on the album at only one minute and forty-six seconds long, but it’s also an innocent declaration of love and one of the very sweetest, to-the-point tracks that the Beatles had ever crafted.
You can hear “American Idol” Season 12 contestant Janelle Arthur and her twangy take on the track here.
2. “Honey Pie” – “The Beatles (White Album)” 
As far as potential Beatles pastiches go, the folksy “Rocky Raccoon” is far more recognizable than “Honey Pie”. “Honey Pie”, though, deserves to be every bit as recognizable in its own right as Paul croons alongside an instrumental that had been clearly crafted in dedication to the 1920’s – 1950’s era of American jazz: something McCartney wouldn’t again touch until his 2012 solo effort, “Kisses on the Bottom”.
Click here to check out Adrian Holovaty’s awesome gypsy jazz guitar instrumental cover of the song.
3. “I’ll Follow the Sun” – “Beatles for Sale” (1964)
Perhaps it was “I’ll Follow the Sun” which “I Will” followed directly behind in terms of a short, yet incredibly sweet McCartney performance that has nearly been unmatched in terms of lovey, emotion-rendering in-studio performances go. The melancholy arrangement of “I’ll Follow the Sun” in particular is one that sounds especially lush, moving, and current. Could it one day be the theme of a popular movie and get the attention it deserves?
At the very least, it was enough of a touching song to New Age artist David Lanz to produce a beautiful rendition of the song on piano, which you can listen to here.
4. “I’m Looking Through You” – “Rubber Soul” (1965)
In comparison to the above 3 tracks, “I’m Looking Through You” is delightfully snarky, which may be, of course, why it never became as recognizable as other “Rubber Soul” tracks along the lines of “Drive My Car”, “In My Life”, and “Norwegian Wood”, the third of which even serving as the primary inspiration for a best-selling book of the same name. From the playful nature of Ringo’s organ on the track to Paul’s own rocking vocal, it’s very obvious that this song is to meant to be sung to an ex-lover; and what a song it is to play, indeed.
You can listen to Jakob Dylan’s band The Wallflowers’s take on the fun take on the song here, if it so suits your fancy.
5. “You’re Gonna Lose That Girl” – “Help!” (1965)
It was songs like the titular “Help!” and sweetly somber “Yesterday” that truly made a huge impact from off of this album in particular, but from a purely musical standpoint, “You’re Gonna Listen That Girl” is the most impressive track from off of the album, hands-down. The way the song switches keys fairly drastically during the bridge, only to have them switch back thereafter to stack on the drama is perfectly and ingeniously executed, showing the Beatles’s true ability to masterfully craft an arrangement to a tee.
Last but most certainly not least, you can listen-in on Rhythmantic’s excellent drum cover of the song right here.