The Internet Is Being Toe-Curlingly Honest With #DepressABeatlesSong – 10 Of The Best Song Distortions

It started with one tweet. Then another. Soon #DepressABeatlesSong was trending worldwide, all thanks to one individual, whose original tweet – not the best of the lot, if we’re honest – you can see below.

Perhaps it was inspired by The Beatles’ sudden appearance on streaming services on Christmas Eve. Their songs got nearly half a million streams within 12 hours, and three days on, many of the songs have been streamed more than a million times each. Interest in The Beatles never really fades, but perhaps it was this – sudden availability of their music – that caught Twitter’s imagination and turned the hashtag into a worldwide hit. Here are the best of the bunch.

1. Sergeant Pepper took a beating

2. ‘The Long And Winding Road’ went wrong

3. ‘Lucy In The Sky…’ had a bad time

4. ‘Penny Lane’ went a couple of different ways

5. As did ‘Here Comes The Sun’

https://twitter.com/holly/status/681166956410593281

6. ‘Paperback Writer’ failed to leave home

7. ‘Yellow Submarine’ was sunk

8. ‘Back In The USSR’ got Snowden

9. ‘All You Need Is Love’ took the biscuit

https://twitter.com/holly/status/681165822610534400

10. Weirdly, though, it was ‘I Am The Walrus’ that got the most sobering attention

What would you add?