Please Please Me (studio album) by The Beatles

Please Please Me by The Beatles
Year: 1963
Overall rank: 429th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 1,581 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution   Average rating historyAverage rating history
Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1963 (3rd)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (56th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (429th)

The Beatles bestography

Please Please Me is ranked 10th best out of 66 albums by The Beatles on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Beatles is Abbey Road which is ranked number 3 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 74,845.

The Beatles album bestography « Higher ranked (234th) This album (429th) Lower ranked (751st) »
A Hard Day's NightPlease Please MeBeatles For Sale

Upcoming concerts

Nov
30
Mon
00:00
The Fab Four: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute
The Canyon Agoura Hills, Agoura Hills, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
 
Nov
30
Mon
00:00
The Fab Four: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute
The Canyon Santa Clarita, Santa Clarita, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
 
Nov
30
Mon
00:00
The Fab Four: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute
Oxnard Performing Arts Center, Oxnard, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
 
Discover more upcoming concerts

Listen to Please Please Me on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

Please Please Me track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

Sort by
#
Track
Rating/Comments
2.
Rating: 79 (329 votes)Comments: 7
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
4.
Rating: 73 (322 votes)Comments: 7
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
5.
Rating: 74 (323 votes)Comments: 5
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
6.
Rating: 76 (307 votes)Comments: 6
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
8.
Rating: 84 (375 votes)Comments: 10
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
10.
Rating: 78 (312 votes)Comments: 5
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
13.
Rating: 78 (311 votes)Comments: 9
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify

Track pick Top-rated track as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members.

Please Please Me rankings

Please Please Me collection

Please Please Me ratings

Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 1,581 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
where:
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this album. | Show all 1,581 ratings for this album.

Sort ratings
RatingDate updatedMemberAlbum ratingsAvg. album rating
 
65/100
 Report rating
43 hours ago MadhattanJack  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 49671/100
 
90/100
 Report rating
06/28/2022 07:39 Nkelleyslc  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 16979/100
 
75/100
 Report rating
06/21/2022 19:52 MetalMan67  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,23577/100
 
85/100
 Report rating
06/20/2022 05:12 leniad  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 78793/100
 
85/100
 Report rating
04/25/2022 07:17 ddeeddles64  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,08273/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some albums can have several thousand ratings)

This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.3/100, a mean average of 76.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.2.

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating

Please Please Me comments

Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 97 comments |
Most Helpful First | Newest First | Maximum Rated First | Longest Comments First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

Rating:  
75/100
From 05/15/2022 19:32
One of the best debut-albums ever. The opener is simply lovely, Misery is underrated, Love me Do, Do u want to know a secret, and ending on a high with Twist and Shout. Unfortunately to much filler to compete with later records, but the highs prove what we know today, big potential.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
65/100
From 04/23/2022 18:34
I love highlights of this album (I Saw Her Standing There, Please Please Me, Love Me Do), but there is also a lot of awful stuff on here like Chains, Boys, Anna Go To Him, A Taste Of Honey and they are all irritating and horrible.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
75/100
From 01/26/2022 18:08
The time was '63 and there wasn't much else happening musically apart from the Freewheelin Bob Dylan. The Beatles sound was new, it was fresh and it was taken up by the post war generation with great gusto. But to listen to some of this music now you maybe have to wonder why. Does the passing of time present a fair context within which to judge the past. Speaking now I would say that some of the tracks remain enjoyable but some are just so dated by today's standards. However, my younger self reminds me when I first heard this oh so many years ago, I thought the musical world had just been turned upside down.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
From 01/06/2022 10:28
Uno de los mejores √°lbumes de debut de la historia del rock.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
25/100
From 11/21/2021 22:18
Horrible, childish, tinker toy tunes.
Fortunately their songwriting
improved greatly as time went on.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
70/100
From 11/15/2021 19:57
Obviously only the beginning, but it's fun to imagine what this would have been like to hear in 63 considering what we know now about what the Beatles would give us.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From 10/04/2021 08:43
Discazo.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From 09/26/2021 02:23
Anna. OMG do I love that song.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
75/100
From 08/12/2021 20:16
What a foundation to start with! From here it was upwards all the way! What a sound for 1963!
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
From 01/18/2021 14:18
Fun album with a great ending. The raw voice ogf Lennon in Twist and Shout is fantastic
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment

Your feedback for Please Please Me

Anonymous
Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Log in or register to assign a rating or leave a comment for this album.
Best Albums of 1963
1. The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady by Charles Mingus
2. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan
3. Please Please Me by The Beatles
4. Live At The Apollo by James Brown
5. With The Beatles by The Beatles
6. Night Beat by Sam Cooke
7. Monk's Dream by The Thelonious Monk Quartet
8. A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector by Various Artists
9. Money Jungle by Duke Ellington / Charlie Mingus / Max Roach
10. Duke Ellington & John Coltrane by Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
11. Samba Esquema Novo by Jorge Ben
12. Night Train by The Oscar Peterson Trio
13. Midnight Blue by Kenny Burrell
14. In Dreams by Roy Orbison
15. Surfer Girl by The Beach Boys
16. Ballads by John Coltrane Quartet
17. Back At The Chicken Shack by Jimmy Smith
18. John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman by John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
19. Surfin' U.S.A. by The Beach Boys
20. Beethoven: Symphonien No. 9 by Herbert von Karajan / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Back to Top