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Old 08-12-2017, 04:47 PM
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Favorite Beatles song?

Mine is easily Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. The instrumentals are dreamy. I love the bass + fuzzy guitar interplay during the chorus especially...It sounds so nostalgic somehow.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:21 PM
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:25 PM
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I honestly don't think I can pick just one. I could probably do favorite five.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:28 PM
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Please Please Me. The original singles mix with the botched lines.

Then the list gets crowded, with most of the Help! soundtrack represented.

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Old 08-12-2017, 05:28 PM
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It's hard to have perspective after listening to these songs for fifty years. But, "A Day In The Life" is a real masterpiece.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:30 PM
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If I had to pick one, it's be "Hey, Bulldog."

Or the Abbey Road Medley, if you consider that one song.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:35 PM
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Impossible to answer.

This Boy
Not a Second Time
I Want to Hold Your Hand
I Feel Fine
Help
I Want You
Old Brown Shoe
Here Comes the Sun

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Old 08-12-2017, 05:40 PM
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I'm not usually a fan of the overly sentimental, but In My Life is the exception.
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:41 PM
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:44 PM
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Old 08-12-2017, 05:55 PM
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You've Got to Hide Your Love Away

...and Martha My Dear
...and Within You, Without You
...and For No One
"For No One" is a great answer. Paul at his absolute finest.

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Old 08-12-2017, 06:10 PM
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I'm not usually a fan of the overly sentimental, but In My Life is the exception.
So many great ones, it's hard to pick one. I'll also say "In My Life." Ask me again tomorrow, and I may have a different answer. Ask me again Monday, and I may have a third answer.
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:11 PM
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Please Please Me. The original singles mix with the botched lines.
Huh? The original singles mix on both the Parlaphone 45 "dry mix" and the VeeJay 45 (USA) are mono, with John's mistake(s) corrected. My understanding is that the vocal flubs were present only in stereo (album) releases of the song.

Edit: PPM is one of my very favorite Fabs songs, and in my opinion is the "best" 45 ever recorded.

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Old 08-12-2017, 06:12 PM
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Another vote for, "A Day In The Life."
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:23 PM
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Huh? The original singles mix on both the Parlaphone 45 "dry mix" and the VeeJay 45 (USA) are mono, with John's mistake(s) corrected. My understanding is that the vocal flubs were present only in stereo (album) releases of the song.

Edit: PPM is one of my very favorite Fabs songs, and in my opinion is the "best" 45 ever recorded.
I sit corrected.
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Old 08-12-2017, 06:38 PM
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Favorite Beatles song? That's something that changes all the time. Right now, it's "Day Tripper".
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:21 PM
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:37 PM
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How about "here comes the Sun King"? I've always liked that one.
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:28 PM
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Eleanor Rigby. (I know an awful lot of very lonely people...and the music is pretty.)

Yellow Submarine is next: silly, but fun.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:11 PM
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I have many, many favorites, and #1 changes regularly.

Right now, #1 might be "Ticket to Ride." It's always near the top.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:38 PM
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I agree. Hands down!
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:44 PM
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Changes from month to month, but "Something" and "Long and Winding Road" are two of the most frequent.

ETA: and I read somewhere that LAWR was the final straw that broke the Beatles up, when Paul hated the arrangement with the added strings and choir. I like strings and choir.

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Old 08-12-2017, 10:26 PM
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If I had to pick one, it's be "Hey, Bulldog."

Or the Abbey Road Medley, if you consider that one song.
I love Hey, Bulldog. My favorite, though, is probably For No One.
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:32 PM
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:40 PM
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"Something." My answer may change depending on the day you ask me, but that's probably the one I would answer more days than others. "Tomorrow Never Knows" is another one that's up there. Oh, and "Things We Said Today."

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Old 08-12-2017, 10:43 PM
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For me, it's The Long and Winding Road. I know it's been criticized for being over-produced, but the French horn is lovely (I played French horn in school). I like it because it's the last song on the Blue album, which to me signals the end of the band's era. I can say pretty much the same about Across the Universe, the last full song on the Let It Be album.
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Old 08-12-2017, 11:26 PM
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Ok, since people are giving more than one:

Sexie Sadie
I Saw Her Standing There
Hey Jude
Here Comes the Sun
Strawberry Fields Forever
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Old 08-12-2017, 11:41 PM
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It's often mentioned as their worst, but I love it: She's leaving home.

Runners up would be A day in the life, Blackbird, The ballad of John and Yoko, Eleanor Rigby and so many others. And I love to do Back in the USSR at Karaoke nights.
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:16 AM
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I'll Cry Instead is kind of fun. But probably not my all-time favorite. Maybe In My Life, I love the harmonizing; and Help! is a great one. Tough question.

Like the old Lays Potato Chips commercial went, noone can have just one!
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:22 AM
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1) A Day in the Life
2) Eleanor Rigby
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:24 AM
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And what about... And I Love Her.
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:25 AM
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:52 AM
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:58 AM
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For me, it's The Long and Winding Road. I know it's been criticized for being over-produced, but the French horn is lovely (I played French horn in school). I like it because it's the last song on the Blue album, which to me signals the end of the band's era. I can say pretty much the same about Across the Universe, the last full song on the Let It Be album.
Playing it in in my head now, I'm pretty sure "Dig It" follows, followed by "Let it Be", and then "Maggie Mae". Granted, two of those might be called not full but there is Let It Be.
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:16 AM
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:43 AM
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Hey Jude number 1

All you Need is Love number 2

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Old 08-13-2017, 04:49 AM
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Changes regularly. So much to enjoy. I tend to focus more on the songs in and around Revolver - She Said She Said, Rain, I'm Only Sleeping.

It was Hide Your Love Away for years.
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Old 08-13-2017, 07:18 AM
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Another vote for You've Got to Hide Your Love Away. (Ahem.)

Also visually the best song in Help!.
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Old 08-13-2017, 08:07 AM
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Or the Abbey Road Medley, if you consider that one song.
Actually I think of the whole album Abbey Road as one song, so that's my (cheatin') answer.

I hope everyone has seen the Beatles movie on Hulu.
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Old 08-13-2017, 08:18 AM
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Rain.

I mean, I could pick 10, or 20, or 50... but if I had to pick one, that's the one that leapt to my mind.
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Old 08-13-2017, 10:14 AM
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:01 AM
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:29 AM
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Impossible to pick just one, but "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" is very close to the top.
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:54 AM
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Seems I might be one of the few here with my pick: Get Back...a nice rockin' tune.

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Old 08-13-2017, 12:41 PM
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So many great ones, it's hard to pick one. I'll also say "In My Life." Ask me again tomorrow, and I may have a different answer. Ask me again Monday, and I may have a third answer.
Today my favorite is "Here Comes the Sun."
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:24 PM
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For music, A Day in the Life.

For sentiment, Across the Universe.

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Impossible to pick just one, but "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" is very close to the top.
I used to not like that song until I saw a video of Prince covering it at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For some reason it took that cover for me to see its genius.
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:30 PM
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After reviewing the video, I must also note that Prince's solo at the 4:00 mark is the moment I realized he is a god.

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