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These Are the Beatles Non-Singles You Should Stream First

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The Beatles photographed in 1965.

Now that the Beatles are available on all streaming services (Merry Christmas Eve!), there's a lot of music to dig into. If you've got the time, just listen from Meet the Beatles! straight through to Let It Be. Just do it.

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But if you only have time for a few tunes, the Billboard staff has some suggestions. You know all their singles, but the songs below were never released as singles in the U.S. -- and every one of them could have been. Listen to these, and share your favorite non-singles in the comments.

Meet the Beatles! (1964)
"Don't Bother Me" – The first song penned by George Harrison to make an appearance on a studio album by the Beatles, "Don't Bother Me" is a catchy -- albeit moody -- introduction to the band's early work. –Tracy Allison

Help! (1965)
"I've Just Seen a Face" – An unusual, uptempo, "I'm on top of the world 'cause I just fell in love and the feeling is mutual" song. And the Jim Sturgess cover doesn't hurt either. –Stephanie Apessos

Rubber Soul (1965)
"Drive My Car" – A perfect fusion of rock and soul, “Drive My Car” is emblematic of the Beatles’ constant creative evolution. Originally issued in the U.K. on the group’s epic Rubber Soul album, the song was one of four set aside to appear the following year on the Stateside compilation Yesterday and Today. “Drive” is ripe with sexual innuendo, revved up by a guitar and bass track influenced by Otis Redding’s “Respect.”  Simply put, “Drive My Car” is a great song to sing along to at the top of your lungs. –Gail Mitchell

"In My Life" – This is so tough, but I'm going to go with "In My Life." Not as lyrically complex as some of their later work, but a great tune that summarized the friendship part of the Beatles ethos. It's three minutes of straight nostalgia for your past. –Erin Strecker

"Norwegian Wood" – A beautiful and haunting song allegedly about one of John Lennon's affairs, "Norwegian Wood"'s most memorable characteristic is George Harrison's sitar. One listen and you'll know the answer to the question "Isn't it good?" –Denise Warner

"You Won't See Me" – Inspired by a rare moment of real-life romantic vulnerability for McCartney (then-girlfriend Jane Asher wasn't returning Paul's calls), this jangle-pop gem boasts a pop song rarity -- backup singing that sounds as emotionally fraught as the desperate lead vocal. –Joe Lynch

Revolver (1966)
"For No One" – A criminally underrated lament penned by Paul McCartney exploring emotions that anyone who has ever loved and lost knows all too well. –Matt Medved

"Here, There and Everywhere" - Paul McCartney's pen can do no wrong. On this soothing love note from The Beatles' 1966 Revolver LP, the quartet sends a simple yet sweet love note to their leading ladies that begins with the heart-clutching line: "To lead a better life, I need my love to be here." Celine Dion's cover also does the original justice. –Adelle Platon

"Love You To" - The Beatles used their first sitar on Rubber Soul and on the next album Revolver it sounds like they felt ready to get a little crazy with it. I feel like the album closer "Tomorrow Never Knows" gets most of the shine. But this one is maddeningly catchy, while creating some haunting, mesmerizing vibes at the same time. The way it speeds up the time in the outro gets me every time. –Chris Payne

Widely considered to be the first drug-induced song, and possibly the introduction to psychedelic rock, “Tomorrow Never Knows” is the final track off the band’s 1966 studio album Revolver. The seagull-like sounds are actually someone laughing. John Lennon’s famous far away vocal voice was done after he instructed the recording engineer to “make me sound like the Dalai Lama chanting from a mountaintop.” –Leslie Richin

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
"A Day in the Life" – A dark, deranged and epic trip... and an evolutionary light-year-leap from "I Wanna Hold Your Hand." –Lars Brandle

"Fixing a Hole" - Teenage angst-xiety? Problem solved. –Andrew Flanagan

The Beatles a.k.a. The White Album (1968)
“Blackbird” - This spare, haunting song from the band’s 1968 double album reflected Paul McCartney's strong feelings about the civil rights movement. He wrote and recorded it on his own and his tender voice and guitar are the centerpiece of the track about overcoming struggle. “Blackbird” is filled with hope and encouragement and still resonates over four decades later. "Take these broken wings and learn to fly/ All your life/ You were only waiting for this moment to arise." –Serena Kappes

"Happiness Is a Warm Gun" - Maybe one of the darkest songs in the Beatles' catalog, the distorted guitar line that precedes the droning vocal "I need a fix 'cause I'm goin' down" is iconic, and Lennon's spirited vocals after things return to major keyed optimism are among his most soulful as he really lets loose. –Dan Rys

Abbey Road (1969)
"Here Comes the Sun" - No matter what season it is or what kind of day you're having, this favorite transports you to a magical, carefree summer road trip. –Lindsey Sullivan

"Something" - There's a version I have where it's so much less of a production than the album version. Fewer instruments, fewer people, it's just George and a guitar, maybe a sitar too? It's probably my favorite because it plays like he's recording it while singing it to whoever he wrote it about and that's pretty epic despite being so simple. –Trish Halpin

"Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End" – Sort of cheating with this three-song suite from Abbey Road, but all the individual tunes blend together seamlessly to make a single masterpiece. –Katie Atkinson