8 - 'If I Fell'
From 'A Hard Day's Night' (1964)
Particularly in their early days, the Beatles were first and foremost a vocal band. Their seemingly innate ability to harmonize as one was evident from their first album, with songs like 'Please Please Me' and 'There's A Place.'
But on 'If I Fell,' the first of three songs on this list from 'A Hard Day's Night,' we see how Lennon and McCartney's differing melodic sensibilities work together to create something beautiful. John's low part moves in simple intervals, steps and half-steps, while Paul's high part is more complex, rising and falling to find the right note to match John. And yet, neither part stands on its own, but combined they perfectly complement Lennon's lyric about the fears of falling in love again.
Listen to 'If I Fell' by the Beatles