Counting down the 10 WORST BEATLES SONGS – “Dizzy Miss Lizzy” comes in at #4. This must have been one of John’s favorite old rock and roll songs. The Beatles played it at such iconic venues as Shea Stadium and the Hollywood Bowl. John even cranked it out again post Beatles at the Live Peace in Toronto 1969 gig. It’s an undistinguished three-chord boogie of a tune which gets boring by the second verse.
Larry Williams is one of the only two songwriters the Beatles covered three times (Carl Perkins is the other), and the only non-Beatle songwriter represented twice in this countdown. (His “Bad Boy” started us off as #10.) I actually like his “Slow Down” quite a bit, so I’m inclined to forgive him. In the UK, “Dizzy Miss Lizzie” was the closing song on the HELP! album. In the USA, we heard it on BEATLES VI.