Many of The Beatles songs that made the top 100 list are introspective ballads. I Want to Hold Your Hand is a bouncy fun, squeaky-clean, love song that you can dance to.
The rhythm gets you tapping your feet and bobbing your head straight away. The lyrics are memorable and easy to sing along to. The song seems hopelessly square by today’s standards, but it’s still a fun sing-along type song. Not my favorite Beatles tune, but it does have the quality of a timeless classic.