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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 06:57 PM
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Your Favorite Beatles Song...
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pink-o Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 07:02 PM
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1. So many, so brilliant.
I heard "Across the Universe" on the radio the day that John Lennon was shot, and I can never listen to it again without breaking down completely.

But I think this is one of the simplest, sweetest songs he ever wrote:

"In my Life"

http://youtu.be/tyNPdQtIJtg
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 07:47 PM
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6. I agree with In My Life. It's just perfect.
I LOVE so many of them for their complexity and innovation, but this one was just human. Who wouldn't want someone to sing this to them?
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Tom Ripley Donating Member (418 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 08:40 PM
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11. I have a friend who hates the Beatles due to their "whiteness and pretensions"
(his words, not mine)
but he LOVES "In My Life" for the very reasons you state.
It is a great song.
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Tom Ripley Donating Member (418 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 07:31 PM
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2. Ya beat me to it, MrScorpio
It is also my favorite.
I love me some drone.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 07:38 PM
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3. Golden Slumbers from Abbey Road. It reminded me of my grandmother who had
been deppressed and trying to starve herself so she would die. She was 102 at the time. A formidable woman who worked her whole life like a dog, took care of others and did not retire well. I used to cry when I played that song. She finally passed away at 103. One of my all time favourite people. I was so lucky to have her in my life. Anyhow... Golden Slumbers I think is based on an old british nursery song.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 07:41 PM
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4. A Day in the Life
always reminds me of my English grandfather, who climbed the stairs to the top of a double-decker to "'have a smoke" :)
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 10:49 AM
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22. Mine too. Over 40 years later it still sounds fresh.
Edited on Sat Nov-26-11 10:59 AM by LibDemAlways
Love how Lennon could take the simple act of reading a story in a newspaper and turn it into a classic.
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Major Nikon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 07:43 PM
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5. Rain
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 07:55 PM
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7. here are a few
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zanana1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 08:05 PM
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8. Michelle nt.
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musette_sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 08:05 PM
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9. Definitely in my top 5
and I am thankful that I saw Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman kick the SHIT out of this song at a Lennon tribute in 2010. Unbelievable. Wanted it to never end.

Found a YouTube from the balcony, but the sound was ever so much better in the front.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S2DUiVdqHA
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Inspired Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 08:32 PM
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10. Here, There and Everywhere.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2nDiHMrHqo

Across the Universe and In My Life
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 08:57 PM
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12. Eleanor Rigby...
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pink-o Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 11:26 AM
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24. Yeah, from "shallow" Paul!
When Lennon and McCartney started sniping at each other after the divorce, John wrote "How do you Sleep" and one line says: "The only thing you did was Yesterday. And since you're gone it's just Another Day." But Eleanor Rigby invalidates that idea!

A lot of people think "Sgt Pepper's" is the greatest Beatles album ever, but I've found real fans love Rubber Soul and Revolver (the Brit editions: Capitol records sliced and diced them here to make more $$$$). I know I do--as well as the Brit edition of Help.
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Tom Ripley Donating Member (418 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 02:52 PM
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25. Exactly, Paul is not shallow (he actually had a broader palette than Lennon
and that's why many of my favorite Beatles songs are "Paul songs"
and all of the Beatles songs that I absolutely detest are "Paul songs"
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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 09:26 PM
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13. "Her Majesty"
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I sing it a LOT when I'm waiting or walking from place-to-place.
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I add my own li'l "HIC-UNGH" after the words "bellyful of wine".
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tzb5QABCmak
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 10:47 PM
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14. norwegian wood
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 11:00 PM
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15. Hold Me Tight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlKzsR2HREc

From my very most favorite Beatles abum, from their rock band days.

With The Beatles

Side One
1. "It Won't Be Long"
2. "All I've Got to Do"
3. "All My Loving" <----- The first Beatles song I ever heard. I knew right then.
4. "Don't Bother Me"
5. "Little Child"
6. "Till There Was You" <----- My current fascination. Bust out the nylon string and give it a shot.
7. "Please Mister Postman"

Side Two
1. "Roll Over Beethoven"
2. "Hold Me Tight"
3. "You Really Got a Hold on Me"
4. "I Wanna Be Your Man"
5. "Devil in Her Heart"
6. "Not a Second Time"
7. "Money (That's What I Want)"
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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 11:32 PM
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16. Happiness is a Warm Gun or I'm So Tired.
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rppper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 11:47 PM
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17. fixing a hole.....
because the rain stops my mind from wondering.....
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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 04:48 AM
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18. Right this minute? "Words Of Love"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6TUHWL9Fa8

Yeah, I know it's a Buddy Holly song, but they do it SO well. They must have loved Holly's music, 'cause you can hear a sort of reverence in this track. You can also hear the very ESSENCE of Vox guitar amplifiers in all their chime-y deliciousness.

Whenever The Beatles did a cover song, it was always at least as good as the original. Pity they never took on The Everly Brothers; there'd a-been a mass outbreak of grandma slapping!

:loveya:

PS: the remastered albums are worth every penny (lane).

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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 04:59 AM
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19. Within You Without You
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demicritic Donating Member (25 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 05:18 AM
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20. My Beatles fave song
I love the song "Till there was you". :)
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mulsh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 08:27 AM
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21. "Only a Northern Song"
there was a message there when it was released. Norther Songs is their publisher's name. Ever notice how their last few songs like "Let it Be" and "Hey Jude" have dirge tempos?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skcc3zWHAn8
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Paladin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 11:08 AM
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23. "Norwegian Wood" (n/t)
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 03:26 PM
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26. That's ONE of my favorites
"Revolver" has always been my "go-to" Beatles ALBUM.

We've had a few "What is your favorite Beatles ALBUM" polls on DU and Revolver is always at, or near, the top.

"Sgt. Pepper" may have been a bigger EVENT or PHENOMENON in popular culture, but in terms of songs and performances, I still think "Revolver" is the better ALBUM.

On the "Revolver" album, I'd say my favorite song is probably "She Said She Said."

I also LOVE The fact that guitarists busted their ASS, for YEARS, learning the "And Your Bird Can Sing" solo, without knowing George Martin sped it up in the studio. It was not "performed" at that tempo.

:toast:

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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 03:32 PM
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27. Can't possibly. There is a Beatles song that resonanates for every stage
and mood of my life
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 05:27 PM
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28. Nothing brings back "the time" for me like "I Want to Hold Your hand" and "She Loves You."
Edited on Sat Nov-26-11 05:28 PM by WinkyDink
End of story.
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6000eliot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 05:48 PM
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29. "I Need You" and "I'll Be Back Again."
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 05:59 PM
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30. "Paperback Writer"..."Dr. Robert"...that sound...
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 06:52 PM
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31. "No Reply"
I'm a POP junkie!
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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 07:15 PM
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32. I Feel FIne nt
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 07:19 PM
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33. I can't get it down to less than 10
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
Eleanor Rigby
We Can Work it Out
The Word
Things We Said Today
The Night Before
Michelle
Strawberry Fields Forever
I Am the Walrus

probably 10 more if I spent more time
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 10:42 PM
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34. We Can Work it Out, I'll Follow the Sun, You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
Got to Get You into My Life


So many....
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