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What's your favorite Beatles song?

Postby JM1776 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:53 pm

And please don't go with "I don't have one" or "I never liked the Beatles". While such is fine, if that's the case just don't post here.

I'll start.

It's one that most people wouldn't guess is my favorite, since I'm not exactly full of whimsy, but ...

... mine is "Drive My Car". Here are the Jonas Brothers proving that they indeed do not suck:

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Re: What's your favorite Beatles song?

Postby lafr » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:17 pm

I was born in '56; however, I had 2 older siblings, one born in '50 and the other in '47.

I still recall my brothers friend bounding up the stairs, holding "Beatlemania!" in his hand. He would have been 16; I, almost 8. It shaped my musical future.

In response, I will have to pick one and say:

"Yes, It Is"

Only because of the harmonies.

Mu apologies as i am do not know how to embed the video. Can someone assist?





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Re: What's your favorite Beatles song?

Postby Michael » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:35 am

lafr wrote:Mu apologies as i am do not know how to embed the video. Can someone assist?

Got it. :)

However, the video pops up with something about it can't be displayed due to copyright issues in this country (US). :?
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Re: What's your favorite Beatles song?

Postby Michael » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:39 am

My favorite for the last several years has been Eleanor Rigby.

I especially like this metal cover by Pain. (Metal covers usually don't work for me because they often lose too much of the essence of the original, but I feel this one doesn't suffer from that problem.)

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Re: What's your favorite Beatles song?

Postby JM1776 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:28 pm

I find it absolutely stunning that an inveterate atheist would have as his favorite Beatles tune "Eleanor Rigby".

Probably not surprising that it's one of those I like least.
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Re: What's your favorite Beatles song?

Postby Michael » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:18 am

JM1776 wrote:I find it absolutely stunning that an inveterate atheist would have as his favorite Beatles tune "Eleanor Rigby".

:-k I'm curious... why?

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Re: What's your favorite Beatles song?

Postby JM1776 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:14 am

Michael wrote:
JM1776 wrote:I find it absolutely stunning that an inveterate atheist would have as his favorite Beatles tune "Eleanor Rigby".

:-k I'm curious... why?

(If you don't feel you can answer due to STPMA rules about discussion of religion, feel free to PM me.)


I was employing sarcasm. It's a nigh-perfect song for an agnostic leaning towards atheism to hold as his/her favorite Beatles tune.

Sometimes the proper tone of a comment simply doesn't come through. Sorry about that. It was actually meant to amuse you.
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Re: What's your favorite Beatles song?

Postby Michael » Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:45 pm

JM1776 wrote:Sometimes the proper tone of a comment simply doesn't come through. Sorry about that. It was actually meant to amuse you.

The problem wasn't you. I was up way too early when I read your comment. When I lack sleep I tend to go into "literalism mode." :)
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Re: What's your favorite Beatles song?

Postby Quoshara » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:16 am

This is mine. Don't read a lot into it. Yes, I'm a soppy romantic, but this is more about the harmony, the rough cry of Lennon's voice, and the simple style.

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Well, damn....what should I write next? Hmmmmmmmm......
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Re: What's your favorite Beatles song?

Postby JM1776 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:48 pm

No assumptions made, Quo.

Here's my top ten:

1. "Drive My Car"
2. "Octopus's Garden"
3. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
4. "When I'm Sixty-Four" (which is now bittersweet for me after my divorce)
5. "Norwegian Wood"
6. "Here Comes the Sun" (in part because for me it recalls The Resurrection)
7. "Come Together"
8. "Let It Be" (which is definitely about The Virgin Mary, no matter Paul's protestations)
9. "Can't Buy Me Love"
10. "Eight Days a Week"

A much more "poppy" version than what most might expect from me, I'd wager.

Honestly, as brilliant as the Beatles are, I grew up on Paul McCartney and Wings, and overall I prefer them.
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Re: What's your favorite Beatles song?

Postby lafr » Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:29 pm

Top ten then?

1: Yes It Is
2: A Day in the Life
3. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
4. I Saw Her Standing There
5: Get Back
6. And I Love Her
7. Good Day Sunshine
8. Dear Prudence
9. She's Leaving Home
10. Hey Jude
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Re: What's your favorite Beatles song?

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