What Are Massachusetts’ Favorite Beatles Songs?

Tuesday June 25 is Global Beatles Day, an annual celebration of the British rock and roll band that stormed America in the 1960s on their way to becoming arguably the most successful pop group of all time.

Starting out in Liverpool, The Beatles released their first single – "Love Me Do" – in 1962. After some initial shuffling of band members, this release solidified the lineup of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The foursome would put out a total of 12 studio albums, selling more than 600 million copies around the world.

In tribute to the lads from Liverpool, BetMassachusetts.com is taking a break from our coverage of legal Massachusetts sportsbooks to figure out which Beatles song is the favorite among Massachusetts residents.

To do so, we used Google Trends to find the most searched Beatles songs in each state of the United States. After completing the trends over the past 12 months (from June 11, 2023, to June 11, 2024), we were able to find the top three Beatles songs for the state of Massachusetts.

*Jeff Parker contributed to a previous version of this story.

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Most Popular Massachusetts Beatles Songs

Here are the results, from BetMassachusetts.com, your source for Massachusetts betting promos.



Release Year


“Let It Be”



“Come Together”



“Hey Jude”



Let It Be Takes The Title

According to our data, which you won’t find on any Massachusetts betting apps, the most popular Beatles song in Massachusetts is “Let It Be.” 

The song is one of the band's most popular, but also carries a somewhat sad history with it, as "Let It Be" was the final Beatles single to come out before Paul McCartney left the group.

Although credited to the Lennon-McCartney partnership, Paul is responsible for this song. McCartney was inspired to write it when he awoke from a dream about his mother, who passed away from cancer in 1956. The “mother Mary” referenced in the lyrics isn’t the mother of Christ – it’s actually Paul’s mom, Mary McCartney.

"Come Together" is the second-most popular Beatles song in Massachusetts over the past year, as the first track of their beloved "Abbey Road" album remains a staple on the radio and in pop culture. The song was written by Lennon, who was said to have taken a little inspiration from none other than Timothy Leary for a lyric or two. Ringo Starr counts it as his personal favorite among the entire Beatles' catalogue. 

“Hey Jude” is the third most popular Beatles song in Massachusetts. A non-album single from 1968, it went on to become the year's top-selling single in the UK, the US, Australia and Canada, speaking to its global popularity. Among other fun facts, it was the first Beatles song to be recorded on eight-track recording equipment.

During their incredible eight-year run, The Beatles performed twice in Massachusetts. The first was at Boston Garden in 1964 as a part of their first American tour, which took place at the height of Beatlemania. They returned to Beantown in 1966, where they performed at the former Suffolk Downs horse track.

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