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What is the BEST Beatles song to you? Can you name just one?

katharath

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I did a search but didn't see this topic - forgive me if it has been done!

I was just thinking about the Beatles and how hard it is to name just one favorite song of theirs. I was able to get it down to three, but if I *had* to name just one song - my favorite - I guess it would be:

Blackbird

But I have to admit that it was extremely close, almost equal, to In My Life.

So, name yours - but try to keep it to ONE favorite (and then a couple of runner ups if you just can't help yourself, like me).


For me:

#1 is Blackbird

Close runner ups:
In My Life
Rocky Raccoon

And I will stop there bc otherwise I'll go on forever.
 

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Re: What is the BEST Beatles song to you? Can you name just

Let it Be. But it's pretty much my favorite non-Beatles song as well.
 

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amc80|1456355962|3995167 said:
Let it Be. But it's pretty much my favorite non-Beatles song as well.
It's a goodie for sure. It really calms me.
 

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Re: What is the BEST Beatles song to you? Can you name just

I really dislike Beatles music. If I had to pick the least offensive song, it's Here Comes the Sun.
 

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Re: What is the BEST Beatles song to you? Can you name just

No, I can't. but the first song that popped into my mind when I saw the title of this thread was...

Yesterday
 

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Re: What is the BEST Beatles song to you? Can you name just

monarch64|1456356324|3995174 said:
I really dislike Beatles music. If I had to pick the least offensive song, it's Here Comes the Sun.
Lol!! That's funny to me because I'm not super partial to that one. (I do love many of their songs, but not all of them). Thank you for sharing, even if you're not a fan :)
 

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VRBeauty|1456357550|3995194 said:
No, I can't. but the first song that popped into my mind when I saw the title of this thread was...

Yesterday

I had to really think to get it down to my one - or rather three. I'm trying to keep to the spirit of my original post, but it's hard refraining from naming more!

Yesterday is great, but depending on my mood, sometimes too depressing.
 

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Re: What is the BEST Beatles song to you? Can you name just

I'm not a huge Beatles fan, so the only songs I know are the ones played on the radio. I like Let it Be and Yesterday.
 

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packrat|1456357956|3995200 said:
I'm not a huge Beatles fan, so the only songs I know are the ones played on the radio. I like Let it Be and Yesterday.
Definitely two of the classics. That got me thinking of the reverse - their less well known songs. I just remembered Maxwell's Silver Hammer, I haven't heard that one in ages! It's great. And weird, I suppose, but in an upbeat way. If you get bored, find it online and have a listen (if you're not already familiar - I don't mean to assume).

ETA - thanks for the posts so far, I enjoy Beatles talk so I appreciate those of you indulging me. I'll check back later....
 

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Hey Jude! I got into the song summer of 1993 at CTY (camp) when I met my then best friend Judy. We don't talk anymore, but that song is one of a handful I associate with a summer camp that I was dragged to kicking and screaming, and dragged home from kicking and screaming. It was the first time I felt like I belonged ;(
 

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Re: What is the BEST Beatles song to you? Can you name just

A Day in the Life


Followed by:
Norwegian Wood
Revolution
Paperback Writer
We Can Work it Out


Oh, I don't know...this is like asking me for my favorite Zeppelin song.


My first choice is constant. The rest can change hourly.
 

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katharath|1456358358|3995209 said:
packrat|1456357956|3995200 said:
I'm not a huge Beatles fan, so the only songs I know are the ones played on the radio. I like Let it Be and Yesterday.
Definitely two of the classics. That got me thinking of the reverse - their less well known songs. I just remembered Maxwell's Silver Hammer, I haven't heard that one in ages! It's great. And weird, I suppose, but in an upbeat way. If you get bored, find it online and have a listen (if you're not already familiar - I don't mean to assume).

ETA - thanks for the posts so far, I enjoy Beatles talk so I appreciate those of you indulging me. I'll check back later....
Maxwell's Silver Hammer is such a weird song. There were definitely drugs involved in its production.

I love It's My Life, but prefer the Johnny Cash version.
 

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Wow, so many to choose from.
I do like Helter Skelter. Very edgy and raw.

The whole White Album is a masterpiece.
 

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The early song is...All my loving. The later one is...Let it be.
 

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Ok, there's a couple others mentioned now that I know-Revolution and We Can Work It Out.

Katharath, nope, I've not heard of that one, no worries about assumptions there-I think I am familiar w/maybe..five songs?
 

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I'm with Housecat - if I had to pick just one, it'd be A Day in the Life, which for me would be closely followed by Eleanor Rigby, Come Together, and We Can Work It Out.
 

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Re: What is the BEST Beatles song to you? Can you name just

I'm rather taken with Norwegian Wood at the moment.
 

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Re: What is the BEST Beatles song to you? Can you name just

I love all of these posts.

Pintobean - I first heard of them at summer camp in 1993 also! That's a funny coincidence!! One of my bunk mates suggested that we all sing Beatles songs and I felt so dumb bc I no idea who they were (I was 13). That was the beginning of my education. Anyway, I just thought that was a funny coincidence.

House Cat - I know that feeling, and it was hard for me to narrow it down too. So many good options. That's one of the reasons they're so great!

amc80 - yes, that's definitely one of probably many that was heavily influenced by drugs, lol. I love Octopus's Garden too (also from Abbey Road, I believe).

stracci2000 - yes, the White Album is amazing. But I have to admit that overall, I probably like the Sgt Pepper album best. Which is funny bc it doesn't have any of the top three songs I listed above (first post). But I just love the overall feel of Sgt Pepper. And it has She's Leaving Home, A Little Help from my Friends, When I'm 64, Lovely Rita, Lucy in the Sky, etc etc - I just love the overall vibe of it so much. I used to listen to it over and over in high school... I don't know, best album is a whole other category from naming just one song, maybe I'll have to think about this some more, lol. It was my favorite in high school but I'm older now (high school was about 18 yrs ago for me!), so I'm not completely sure that it would still be my current fav. But I'll always love it.
 

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Re: What is the BEST Beatles song to you? Can you name just

DF - nice picks, I like that you chose an early pick and a later pick :)

Packrat - I bet there are others that you may not even know that you know; if that makes sense, lol. They were just so prolific.

Marymm - great choices, of course. Although I'd say that about many of their songs, I wouldn't say it about ALL of them - but those really are solid picks.

Polished - I haven't actually listened to Norwegian Wood in ages. This thread is reminding me to spend some time with some of my old music "friends".


I'm sort of sentimental about music in general. I was a classical music education major in college for two years, before I switched my major (long story). I grew up playing instruments from a fairly young age (5), and ended up focusing on the flute from age 8 onward. So, I grew up with a heavy involvement in music, it was basically my focus from a young age up until halfway through college. My point is that even though I didn't choose a professional career with music, I still feel and enjoy the presence of it in my life. I'm grateful for good music. I love it. It wasn't enough of a love that I felt I could dedicate myself to it professionally, but it was a love.

I've been on these boards awhile and I don't think I've ever mentioned that stuff, so there you go :)
 

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Re: What is the BEST Beatles song to you? Can you name just

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

Here Comes the Sun

Martha My Dear (my name!)
 

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Imagine
 

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I cannot name just one. I love so many of their songs.

Imagine is one of my favorites. As is Yesterday.

But really so many of their songs are my favorites. Love Blackbird. And When I'm 64 holds a special place in my heart even though it is not their deepest most meaningful song because that was the song the band played while we cut our wedding cake. In those days 64 was considered old LOL. Now it seems really young since we are not that far away from 64! :lol:

"When I'm Sixty Four"

When I get older losing my hair
Many years from now
Will you still be sending me a valentine
Birthday greetings, bottle of wine?
If I'd been out till quarter to three
Would you lock the door?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I'm sixty-four?

You'll be older too
And if you say the word
I could stay with you

I could be handy, mending a fuse
When your lights have gone
You can knit a sweater by the fireside
Sunday mornings go for a ride
Doing the garden, digging the weeds
Who could ask for more?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I'm sixty-four?

Every summer we can rent a cottage in the Isle of Wight
If it's not too dear
We shall scrimp and save
Grandchildren on your knee
Vera, Chuck & Dave

Send me a postcard, drop me a line
Stating point of view
Indicate precisely what you mean to say
Yours sincerely, wasting away
Give me your answer, fill in a form
Mine for evermore
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I'm sixty-four?
Ho!
 

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Come Together
Let it be
 

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Queenie60|1456383976|3995430 said:
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

Here Comes the Sun

Martha My Dear (my name!)
On our flight back from vacation last summer, our 3 year old daughter started singing "Lucy in the sky with diamonds" over and over again. The passengers in front of us thought it was hilarious--it came out of absolutely nowhere and she was so enthusiastic!
 

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Re: What is the BEST Beatles song to you? Can you name just

Hi,

Hey Jude

Annette
 

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Imagine and Let it Be.
 

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Twist and Shout is a good one.
 

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Re: What is the BEST Beatles song to you? Can you name just

Every time I see a new song posted, I start hearing the lyrics running around in my head.

Missy - When I'm 64 is definitely in my top ten, I love that one too.

Monarch - cute story :)

Hay joe - I haven't heard that one in a long time either!

And Annette and cflutist, thanks for adding yours. Imagine is definitely very powerful.
 

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Katharath, I would have thought every PSr's favorite would be Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds... :naughty:
 

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Re: What is the BEST Beatles song to you? Can you name just

A Day in the Life
and
Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

I remember the Memorial Day weekend it debuted. Sheer perfection.
 
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