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Best Beatles Song?

I've avoided The Beatles for years - the familiarity, the elevator-music renditions, the hype, the usually awful work after the split all left me feeling like I had enough for a lifetime.

But I went back lately and Good Lord they were tremendous. I just have trouble with what they used to call their "granny songs."


I'm Only Sleeping

Back in the USSR

I've Just Seen a Face

Helter Skelter

Two of Us

and to answer my own question I think I can skip over Day in the Life for "I Am the Walrus" - amazing, scary, smart, artful and brilliantly inventive, while leaving one feeling eviscerated.

What about you? And if you have to do the "Who is that?" or "Old Hisser Thread," could you at least be a little creative about it, please? All you need is love (one song I loathe).

by Anonymousreply 2209/21/2013

"Penny Lane" which is, imho, the best pop song ever recorded.

by Anonymousreply 109/20/2013

A Day in the Life

by Anonymousreply 209/20/2013

it's gotta a helluva riff

by Anonymousreply 309/20/2013

The (mostly) less-than-obvious favourites:


She Said, She Said

If I Needed Someone

Strawberry Fields Forever

Do You Want To Know A Secret

You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

Fool On The Hill

Paperback Writer

Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite

Tomorrow Never Knows

The White Album works brilliantly, and is their best produced album, but I still can't get over Revolver.

There's not a bad tune on it. Even the usual 'oh dear George is pretending to be indian' tune "Love You To" is great.

by Anonymousreply 409/20/2013

Another White Belt Man thread

by Anonymousreply 509/20/2013

"Across The Universe"

by Anonymousreply 609/20/2013

For No One

It's one of the best songs about the end of a relationship

Norwegian Wood

Let It Be

by Anonymousreply 709/20/2013

Here's my favorite--"Comes the Sun"

by Anonymousreply 809/20/2013

Ayb, I can't get over the White Album. Dear Prudence, Ob-La-Di, Martha My Dear, Why Don't We Do It In The Road?, I Will, Helter Skelter. Damn, I love this album. And OP, I apologize if any of these are "granny songs"!

by Anonymousreply 909/20/2013

My nominees:



A Day in the Life

by Anonymousreply 1009/20/2013

Norwegian Wood


While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Here Comes the Sun

She's Sleeping

by Anonymousreply 1109/20/2013

Tomorrow Never Knows followed closely byEleanor Rigby.

Thread closed.

by Anonymousreply 1209/20/2013

I'll go with "In My Life," which I believe is the only song that Lennon and McCartney both tried to take credit for writing it. It's that food!

Personally, I think it's mostly Lennon's.

"Something" and "Here Comes the Sun" are George's two masterpieces.

by Anonymousreply 1309/20/2013

Fuck the Beatles!


by Anonymousreply 1409/20/2013

Eleanor Rigby for me too.

by Anonymousreply 1509/21/2013

Sorry, they are still the depths of mediocrity to me.

by Anonymousreply 1609/21/2013

My five faves off the top of my head:

Things We Said Today

Here Comes the Sun

I'll Follow the Sun

She's So Heavy

Get Back

by Anonymousreply 1709/21/2013

Impossible to pick just one—or even a couple. The Beatles have SO many great songs...

by Anonymousreply 1809/21/2013

Golden Slumbers Suite

We Can Work It Out

Day In the LIfe

by Anonymousreply 1909/21/2013

She's Leaving Home

"...depths of mediocrity?" Really?

by Anonymousreply 2009/21/2013

Helter Skelter

by Anonymousreply 2109/21/2013

Ticket to Ride

Here Comes the Sun

I Feel Fine

A Day In The Life

Many many more - it's too hard to pick just one favorite.

by Anonymousreply 2209/21/2013
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