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Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???

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Subject: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: Bobert
Date: 30 Jan 12 - 06:30 PM

Well, with the "5 Favorite Dylan's Songs" and the "Beatles 1st USA Visit" threads I reckon that this thread is timely...

I'll ponder mine...

B~


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: Bobert
Date: 30 Jan 12 - 08:33 PM

What??? Ya'll don't know any Beatle's songs???

B;~)


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: Neil D
Date: 30 Jan 12 - 10:49 PM

Revolution
A Day in the Life
Don't Pass Me By
Come Together
She Came in Through the Bathroom Window

Of course that's just off the top of my head. Tomorrow it could be 5 others. I also think their cover of "Twist and Shout" is one of the great recordings of rock and roll, John's vocal just shreds, but it's not one they wrote.


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: John P
Date: 30 Jan 12 - 10:51 PM

You only want five, huh? That's difficult.

Come Together
A Day in the Life
Girl
Piggies
Let It Be

Although tomorrow I'd come up with a different list . . .


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: Bobert
Date: 30 Jan 12 - 11:06 PM

Paperback Writer...

Come Together...

Other 3 to come...

B~


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 30 Jan 12 - 11:09 PM

I Want to Hold your Hand(first, and a dandy!)
In My Life(What a perspective from a guy just 26)
A Day in the Life(Got my high school mornings off to a surreal start on the old clock/radio)
Lovely Rita (joyfully sexy)
Yesterday (one of the great melodies of all time)


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: Spleen Cringe
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 03:21 AM

Dear Prudence
She Said She Said
Abbey Road Medley (You Never Give Me Your Money etc)
Penny Lane
Norwegian Wood


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: Johnny J
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 04:03 AM

Surprisingly, I've met many people who have never liked The Beatles.
Please stay away from this thread if you are one of them.

Like many here, I'm sure, I found it very hard to choose and would probbaly come up with adiferent list tomorrow but here goes.....

Across the universe
Tomorrow never knows
All you need is love
Here comes the sun
Get back

Strangely, none of their early stuff nor any songs from Sgt Pepper were obvious choices even although I thought this was all very good too.


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 04:43 AM

Eleanor Rigby
Blackbird
Rocky Racoon
Maxwell's Silver Hammer
In My Life
She's Leaving Home
Obla di Obla Da
All of the Sergeant Pepper Album

Sorry, can't keep it down to five.


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 05:07 AM

Please stay away from this thread if you are one of them.

Ah! The sweet clang of the Mudcat gauntlet!

I can't say I particularly like The Beatles, much less have five songs I might single out as favourites. Thing is, born in the UK in 1961 & raised by a loopy widow for whom the Beatles represented something entirely wondrous, it's hard to see them as anything special over and beyond the other aspects of the domestic ambience of my childhood (Rolf Harris, Pinky and Perky etc.) although I often talk of my Modal Ephiphany upon flipping over the AYNIL 7" and discovering the delights of Lennon's modal clavioline on the Beautiful People segments of Baby, You're A Rich Man which is otherwise ruined by Macca's poptastic banality. The Beatles were everywhere back then - and I soon grew to resent them, and welcome less visible proponents of a music to which they made significant contribution, but couldn't quite keep up with in the end, however admirable their enduring individual integrity, influence and inspiration in such respects. It is interesting that the first Bands I took to my heart were The Bonzos and Strawbs, both of whom specialised in overt Beatles pastiches; even as a kid I was under no illusions there...

When all is said & done though, there is one Beatles song that shines out as a constant star in all too mutable a cultural firmament, and that is Tomorrow Never Knows, which gleams as brightly today as it did back in the day when my cousins first blasted Revolver on our wee mono record player in time for my 5th birthday back in August 1966. As an affirmation of everything that is good about being alive in a universe of a myriad wonders there is little to touch it really, though I often wonder what my mother made of it.


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: Johnny J
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 05:14 AM

At least, we have a song in common.
:-)


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 05:39 AM

Today's choices:

If I Fell
Yesterday
Nowhere Man
I Should Have Known Better
Eleanor Rigby

The list is subject to mood & time, but "If I Fell" will always be included!


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: A Wandering Minstrel
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 08:16 AM

Hmm tough, okay

Here Comes the Sun
Fool on the Hill
Nowhere Man
Blackbird
If I give my heart to you


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 08:18 AM

Basically, apart from specific biographical personal details, what Suibhne Astray said... [I'm 2 or 3 years older than him]

and likewise, my Beatles inspired Band that I preferred to the Beatles was and still is "The Move" !!!

Nonetheless, despite cycles of going for long years being sick of the Beatles and their most rabid internet fans,
then for a few months rediscovering and relistening to all their LPs and enjoying them afresh again..

.. the 1st Beatles song that always immediately comes to my mind is "Blue Jay Way"
- almost as good as any Roy Wood 'Move' Song...

finding another 4 to complete a list of 5 favourite Beatles songs is more problematic...
but would most likely be narrowed down to the "Help" ==> "Revolver" mid period..

maybe one or two candidates off "Hard Day's Night" ???


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: Acorn4
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 08:25 AM

If I Fell
Blackbird
Please Please Me
Things We Said Today
Here, There and Everywhere


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: Becca72
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 08:41 AM

Strawberry Fields Forever
While my guitar gently weeps
Long and Winding Road
Blackbird
A Day in the Life



But then again, there aren't many Beatles songs I DON'T like :-)


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: Bernard
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 09:14 AM

In no particular order, and like others above, tomorrow's list will be different...

Blackbird (included in my own repertoire)
I Saw Her Standing There (ditto)
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (semi-ditto!)
Something
Come Together


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: fat B****rd
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 09:14 AM

This is a bloody dificult choice. Mind you, nobody said only Lennon and McCartney songs.

1 If I Needed Someone
2 Here, There and Everywhere
3 Drive My Car
4 I Need You
5 Love Me Do

These could change within the next few minutes. e.g. Here Comes The Sun etcetcetcetc


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 09:47 AM

Here Comes The Sun
Penny Lane

That'll do for now (not a song that last one).


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: John P
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 10:14 AM

Today's List

While My Guitar Gently Weeps
If I Fell
Strawberry Fields Forever
Here Comes the Sun
Eleanor Rigby


It would be easier to pick five each of early Beatles, middle Beatles (Rubber Soul and Revolver era), and late Beatles (Magical Mystery Tour, Sgt. Pepper, White Album era). For some reason, Abbey Road stands by itself in my mind.


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: GUEST,C. Ham
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 10:34 AM

In My Life
Here Comes The Sun
Strawberry Fields Forever
Across The Universe
Here, There And Everywhere


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: Marje
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 01:29 PM

If I Fell
Here Come the Sun
Yesterday
I Should Have Known Better
Blackbird
Eleanor Rigby

..woops that's six already and there are more just as good.

I'm finding that these songs (which were the soundtrack of my teens/young adult years) were so firmly woven into the fabric of my life in those days - places, people, relationships, feelings - that it's really hard to separate out the actual songs from the way they just seem now to represent and embody certain moments and situations for me. I know this can be true of many songs, but I think Beatles songs do it more than most, perhaps because each one is so distinctive.

Marje


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: The Sandman
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 02:21 PM

shes leaving home, a hard days night[for amngst other things the beginning chord],yesterday,eleanor rigby,then a tie between nowhere man ,in my life, michelle, norwegian wood,all my loving


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: Little Hawk
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 02:59 PM

Whoa! This is tough to figure out. Well, okay....

Here Comes The Sun
Nowhere Man
I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Yesterday
Let It Be


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: Bobert
Date: 31 Jan 12 - 05:32 PM

Okay I still owe 3 and I'm still a'ponderin' the last two but my 3rd is "Taxman"... which joins "Paperback Writer" and "Come Together"....

Ain't easy since there were so many good songs...

B~


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: GUEST,raymond greenoaken
Date: 01 Feb 12 - 01:39 PM

the first February contribution...?


Penny Lane
I Am The Walrus
It's All Too Much
Tomorrow Never Knows
Day In The Life


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: John P
Date: 01 Feb 12 - 01:50 PM

I seem to be in a rock and roll mood today:

Twist and Shout
Kansas City
Boys
Revolution
Rock and Roll Music


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: number 6
Date: 01 Feb 12 - 01:55 PM

Helter Skelter ..... what I consider one of the finest heavy rock songs of all time

Savoy Truffle

Glass Onion

Dear Prudence

Sun King

You Never Give Me Your Money

.... and that's all there is kids

biLL


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: Bill D
Date: 01 Feb 12 - 02:08 PM

This is a test...right? To see if I will respond?

hmmmppfff!!!


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: John P
Date: 01 Feb 12 - 09:20 PM

How many times songs have been mentioned so far:

A Day in the Life - 5
Yesterday - 5
Here Comes the Sun - 5
Eleanor Rigby - 5
Blackbird - 5
If I Fell - 5

Come Together - 4
In My Life - 3
Here, There and Everywhere - 3
Nowhere Man - 3
Strawberry Fields Forever - 3
Let It Be - 2
You Never Give Me Your Money - 2
Penny Lane - 2
Across the Universe - 2
Tomorrow Never Comes - 2
She's Leaving Home - 2
Hard Days Night - 2
While My Guitar Gently Weeps - 2
Twist and Shout - 2

And 17 more with one mention.


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: Bobert
Date: 01 Feb 12 - 09:34 PM

Ain't no test, Bill...

Come on... Out with 'um... It will set you free...

B;~)


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: Little Hawk
Date: 01 Feb 12 - 10:52 PM

What a curmudgeon the man is! ;-D Imagine objecting to people doing lists of favorite Beatles songs.


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: John P
Date: 02 Feb 12 - 01:15 AM

How about LEAST favorite Beatles songs?

A Taste of Honey
Mr. Moonlight
Run For Your Life
Revolution #9
When I Get Home


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: Marje
Date: 02 Feb 12 - 05:44 AM

Interesting to see the numbers of mentions of each song, above (thanks John). I think these are probably quite different from the songs that would be chosen by a wider, non-folky group.

Marje


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: John P
Date: 02 Feb 12 - 09:20 AM

You're probably right, Marje. I was surprised by the number of people who mentioned Come Together. I thought I was the only around who thought that was a great song. I got to play it in a pick up band at the Folklife Festival last year - acoustic guitar, violin, doumbec, and female lead vocals. Great fun.


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: Crowhugger
Date: 03 Feb 12 - 11:29 AM

I'm not enough of a decision maker to narrow it down to 5. It would be faster to list the ones that aren't my favourite, but why invite someone to get all cranky. So I'll just lurk a while and bask in the pleasure of being reminded of all the ones I haven't heard for ages.

Ahhhh...


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: GUEST,Larry Saidman
Date: 03 Feb 12 - 12:17 PM

I'm suprised nobody's mentioned "For No One", my all-time favorite.

5 of my favorites are:

For No One
Something
Blackbird
I Wanna Hold Your Hand
In My Life


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: GUEST,Richard
Date: 03 Feb 12 - 12:23 PM

Can't possibly narrow it down to 5, but no-one has said "And your bird can sing" yet.


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Feb 12 - 01:27 PM

Across The Universe.
Hey, Jude.
Eleanor Rigby.
Strawbrry Fields.

Ummm... That's it.


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Subject: RE: Okay, 5 Favorite Beatles Songs???
From: Max Johnson
Date: 03 Feb 12 - 01:30 PM

Soz. Guest was me.


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