‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ tops NME’s list of greatest Beatles songs ever

Music's biggest names polled to discover their favourite songs by the Fab Four

‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ has been named as the greatest Beatles song ever in a new poll by NME.

The 1967 single came out on top of a poll of music’s biggest names with Beatles producer George Martin and Pete Townshend of The Who both opting for the song as their favourite as well as members of Hot Chip and Palma Violets.

Other artists polled to create the list of 100 songs include Dave Grohl, Julian Lennon, The Vaccines, Suede, Nile Rodgers, The Libertines, Noel Gallagher, Matt Bellamy of Muse, The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, Royal Blood, Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner, Johnny Marr and Run The Jewels.

Ethan Hawke, whose character in Oscar nominated film Boyhood famously gave his daughter a ‘Black Album’ mixtape of solo material from John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, is also interviewed in the issue about why the post-split years are such a significant part of The Beatles history.

The new issue of NME is on newsstands now and available digitally.

The Beatles greatest songs Top 10 is as follows:

1. ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’
2. ‘A Day In The Life’
3. ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’
4. ‘Here Comes The Sun’
5. ‘Blackbird’
6. ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’
7. ‘Across The Universe’
8. ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’
9. ‘I Am The Walrus’
10. ‘Hey Jude’