Although one of many people’s favourite Beatles songs, “Yellow Submarine” is not one of the better tracks on Revolver, and rather stems the tide of the consistent brilliance of the album. Penned by Paul McCartney in an attempt to write a children’s ditty, “Yellow Submarine” is certainly very effective at this – it has a simple, hugely catchy melody and joyous, slightly bizarre yet accessible lyrics, which are easy to sing along too. However, to argue the song is a great artistic success is some way off the mark. Yes, it’s easy to listen to, but after a few listens, it becomes tiresome, just as happens with many of McCartney’s other “fun” songs (such as ”When I’m Sixty Four”). “Yellow Submarine”, therefore, is fine for children, but it’s hard to see it as anything but a poor song on Revolver, and one which shows McCartney’s flaws as much as his strengths.