Every so often you’ll see some site pop up with a “Most Wanted” list of tracks it’d like to see playable in Rock Band. These lists are always fun, and a great way to get a discussion going, but they always had one major problem as far as I was concerned — an overabundance of choice. When you’re choosing from a pool of “every rock and pop song ever written,” whittling it down to just a few choices is practically meaningless. There are literally thousands of songs that would be great in Rock Band, and picking out 10 or so based on your personal tastes is no tough feat.

It’s different with The Beatles: Rock Band, though. Since the Fab Four only released 185 songs* in its short career, the potential space for downloadable songs is pretty limited. Take away the 45 songs included on the game disc and 31 more from “Abbey Road,” “Rubber Soul” and “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” that have already been promised as downloads, and that leaves only a little more than 100 remaining Beatles songs as potential future downloads.

With such a small remaining set list, MTV Games could easily code every single one for the game, letting players purchase and play through the complete Beatles catalog. If it falls short of that ideal, though, which songs make the cut is going to be a matter of some debate. Here are our humble suggestions for nine songs that we really, really want to see as Beatles: Rock Band downloads, and four that we could easily do without. Your mileage may vary, of course, so be sure to share your thoughts in the comments.

* Give or take, depending on what you count as a “song.”

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