Hear that noise? It's the deafening sound of...silence. The Beatles broke up 43 years ago, and the screaming masses of girls that loved them suddenly got a lot quieter. OK, pass the tissues, please.

On April 10, 1970, Paul McCartney announced his split from John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, citing, "Personal differences, business differences, musical differences, but most of all because I have a better time with my family. Temporary or permanent? I don't really know." (Aka, It wasn't Yoko Ono's fault!)

To "celebrate" this day in history, we're counting down the five saddest Beatles songs ever. And while you may have teardrops on your guitar, Taylor Swift, the Beatles had a guitar that was gently weeping itself! Top that!

5. "She's Leaving Home"

It's about a girl who runs away from home and the distraught parents she leaves behind who never see her again. Kids, you give them everything and this is how they repay you?!

4. "Anna (Go to Him)"

This cover song (original by Arthur Alexander) is about a man whose fiancée is in love with someone else. So he lets her go. But you best believe he gets that ring back first.

3. "For No One"

It's about a guy who looks at his girlfriend—nay! Not just a girlfriend, but "a love that should have lasted years"and sees no love in her eyes anymore. And basically gets dumped.

2. "Yesterday"

It's about a guy that loses the girl and just can't get over it no matter how many times his friends (probably) were like, "There's plenty of other fish in the sea, bro. Stop...crying."

1. "Eleanor Rigby"

Oh, it's just about an old lady who dies and no one comes to her funeral.

Happy Wednesday.

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