Top 6 @ 6 Week #5. Your Beatles Favorites AND Animals results from Week #4

Polling is closed. Thanks to those who responded.

#1 Results from last week’s Animals poll. The Animals (predictably) garnered a lot fewer responses than the Aerosmith, Allman Brothers, or Tori Amos polls.

Coming in first: House of the Rising Sun with 4 votes.
The runners up:[ul][li]We Gotta Get Out of This Place & Boom Boom with 3 votes. []When I Was Young, It’s My Life & Bury My Body with 2 votes, and []Winds of Change, Story of Bo Diddley, Sky Pilot & Montery with 1 vote each.[/ul] [/li]
#2 This weeks poll. The first of the “B” bands: The Beatles. Please refrain from posting selections of solo works. Each band member will have their own thread if we ever make it to the H’s, L’s, M’s or for that matter, the S’s. If you feel we’ve alphabetically passed over a band or two, say so…if not, next week will feature Jeff Beck.

On with the poll, here are my 6 (only 6) Beatles picks:
6. Helter Skelter
5. Paperback Writer
4. Rain
3. Taxman
2. Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?

  1. Within You Without You

6-I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
4-Strawberry Fields Forever
3-The Long and Winding Road
1-Here, There, and Everywhere

Shoot… with the Beatles, you could have 75 different songs with 1 vote each!

But my top 6 (if we must keep it to 6):

  1. Ticket to Ride
  2. Things We Said Today
  3. Hey Bulldog
  4. Here, There and Everywhere
  5. Hard Day’s Night
  6. I’m Looking Through You

Dang… I can’t believe how many songs I’m forced to leave off this list. And I KNOW that, if you’d posted this same question a month ago, I might’ve give 6 completely different songs!

  1. A Day In The Life
  2. Hey Jude
  3. Hey Bulldog
  4. Elleanor Rigby
  5. Norweigian Wood
  6. I Am The Walrus
  1. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  2. I Am The Walrus
  3. A Day In The Life
  4. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
  5. Eleanor Rigby
  6. Rocky Raccoon

astorian, i feel your pain. this was no easy task.

  1. Can’t Buy Me Love
  2. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
  3. Penny Lane
  4. Blackbird
  5. In My Life
  6. No Reply

It was hard enough to pick just six songs, let alone trying to rank those six. Ask me again tomorrow and I might have an entirely different list.

  1. The Things We Said Today
  2. You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away
  3. Here Comes the Sun
  4. Eleanor Rigby
  5. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  6. Hey Jude

I agree with everyone who said it’s too hard to pick just 6, and even rank them. I’m obviously in mellow/melancholy mood today. Maybe we should rank Beatles songs by generas. Or rank Beatles albums.

Man, it’s hard to pick sixteen, let along six. My choices:

  1. When I’m 64
  2. Got to Get You Into My Life
  3. Taxman
  4. Revolution (the single, not Revolution #1 or #9)
  5. Hey Bulldog (from the Yellow Submarine album – a truly great and unjustifyably obscure rocker by Lennon)
  6. Abbey Road Medley (Starting with “You Never Give Me Your Money” – these fit together so well that they’re really one single piece of music).
  1. A Day in the Life
  2. Eleanor Rigby
  3. Here, There & Everywhere
  4. Day Tripper
  5. Hey Jude
  6. When I’m 64
  1. Abbey Road Medley (I agree with RealityChuck regarding this piece)
  2. We Can Work It Out
  3. Yesterday
  4. Here, There & Everywhere
  5. Eleanor Rigby
  6. In My Life

[li]Blackbird[/li][li]And Your Bird Can Sing[/li][li]Here Comes the Sun[/li][li]Two of Us[/li][li]Happiness is a Warm Gun[/li][li]You Won’t See Me[/li][/list=1]

  1. Things We Said Today
  2. Get Back
  3. Yesterday
  4. Paperback Writer
  5. Ob La Di Ob La Da
  6. Lady Madonna
  1. Ticket to Ride
  2. Here Comes the Sun
  3. Things We Said Today
  4. Strawberry Fields Forever
  5. I Feel Fine
  6. Hey Jude
  1. A Day in the Life
  2. Ticket to Ride
  3. Strawberry Fields Forever
  4. I Saw Her Standing There
  5. Revolution (single version)
  6. I’m Down

I’m not even that big of a beatles fan but this is still hard.

  1. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
  2. Hey Jude
  3. Paper Back Writer
  4. Helter Skelter
  5. Maxwell Silver’s Hammer
  6. Yellow Submarine


  1. No reply
  2. I’m a loser
  3. Get back
  4. The long and winding road
  5. Eight days a week

You can tell what my mother used to play when I was a wee small thing to get me to go to sleep.

And the Houdini-esque number 6…

  1. Here comes the sun
  1. You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away
  2. Strawberry Fields Forever
  3. Hey Jude
  4. She Said She Said
  5. And Your Bird Can Sing
  6. In My Life
  1. She’s leaving home
  2. Blackbird
  3. Yesterday
  4. Eleanor Rigby
  5. Lucy in the sky with diamonds
  6. A day in the life

Tough - and surprised to see some Beatles song I thoroughly dislike in other posters lists…

I went through a list of all The Beatles songs and I picked 20 potentials. After about 15 minutes of deliberating, here is my reluctant list:
6. Misery
5. Doctor Robert
4. Paperback Writer
3. Eleanor Rigby
2. If I Fell

  1. I’ll Be Back
    I’m suprised there aren’t more songs from Hard Day’s Night on the lists here. I’d say as far as individual songs go, Hard Day’s Night is in the top three Beatles albums.