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MasterCylinder
04-28-2011, 07:32 AM
To all those who complain that the "Top Three" is too difficult, here is a twist :
We can relax the rule to make it "Top Ten"; but tighten it up again with the amazing writing and proliferation of the Beatles...........try to do it in order like Letterman...........

My Top Ten Beatle songs :
10) I Want To Hold Your Hand
9) Paperback Writer
8) Drive My Car
7) Eight Days A Week
6) The Long And Winding Road
5) Penny Lane
4) We Can Work It Out
3) In My Life
2) Strawberry Fields
1) A Day In The Life

SlumpBuster
04-28-2011, 08:01 AM
With that title I was expecting a Was (Not Was) related post.

bobsticks
04-28-2011, 08:11 AM
I couldnt even come up with one...

Bugs


All these...

I got bugs
I got bugs in my room
Bugs in my bed
Bugs in my ears
Their eggs in my head
Bugs in my pockets
Bugs in my shoes
Bugs in the way I feel about you

Bugs on my window
Trying to get in
They donít go nowhere
Waiting, waiting...
Bugs on my ceiling
Crowded the floor
Standing, sitting, kneeling...
A few block the door

And now the questionís:
Do I kill them?
Become their friend?
Do I eat them?
Raw or well done?
Do I trick them?
I donít think theyíre that dumb
Do I join them?
Looks like thatís the one

I got bugs on my skin
Tickle my nausea I let it happen again
Theyíre always takiní over
I see they surround me, I see...
See them deciding my fate
Oh, that which was once...was once up to me...
Now itís too late

I got bugs in my room...one on one
Thatís when I had a chance
Iíll just stop now
Iíll become naked and with the...
Iíll become one

Hyfi
04-28-2011, 08:26 AM
With that title I was expecting a Was (Not Was) related post.

Yeah, I thought it was a Jethro Tull post.

MasterCylinder
04-28-2011, 08:39 AM
Yeah, I thought it was a Jethro Tull post.

Lol...........how about...........

This Is (Very) Difficult

Mr MidFi
04-28-2011, 10:41 AM
To all those who complain that the "Top Three" is too difficult, here is a twist :
We can relax the rule to make it "Top Ten"; but tighten it up again with the amazing writing and proliferation of the Beatles...........try to do it in order like Letterman...........

My Top Ten Beatle songs :
10) I Want To Hold Your Hand
9) Paperback Writer
8) Drive My Car
7) Eight Days A Week
6) The Long And Winding Road
5) Penny Lane
4) We Can Work It Out
3) In My Life
2) Strawberry Fields
1) A Day In The Life

My list would be very, very different from yours. I'm especially puzzled by the schmaltzy #6 selection. But there is absolutely no doubt that we agree on the #1 spot. What an awesome, timeless song that is.

Mr MidFi
04-28-2011, 10:57 AM
OK, I guess it's easy for me to poke holes... but I'd better put up my own list for public ridicule:

1. A Day in the Life
2. Let It Be
3. Hey Jude
4. I Saw Her Standing There
5. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
6. And Your Bird Can Sing
7. Paperback Writer
8. Tomorrow Never Knows
9. Eleanor Rigby
10. The 'Golden Slumbers' medley

Honorable mention to one of the all-time greatest rock songs, "Twist 'n Shout," which would have easily cracked the top 5 if it wasn't a cover tune (and therefore doesn't count).

MasterCylinder
04-28-2011, 11:02 AM
My list would be very, very different from yours. I'm especially puzzled by the schmaltzy #6 selection. But there is absolutely no doubt that we agree on the #1 spot. What an awesome, timeless song that is.

I was 10 years old when the Beatles invaded America.
Many of those selections are due to personal reflections during my adolescent years.......so I guess I can never deny some level of schmaltz !

Mr MidFi
04-28-2011, 01:06 PM
I was 10 years old when the Beatles invaded America.
Many of those selections are due to personal reflections during my adolescent years.......so I guess I can never deny some level of schmaltz !

"I Want to Hold Your Hand" was my first record ever, when I was like 4 years old. That one was mine, and "Love Me Do" was my brother's. We played them both over and over again, every day.

"Let It Be" was the first single I ever bought with my own allowance money, when I was 6 or 7. I remember it like it was yesterday. I was so grateful to my mother for driving me down to Glendale Mall in Indianapolis so I could buy it.

I'll go to my grave with those memories.

GMichael
04-28-2011, 01:47 PM
I'll play. Please don't tell me all the reasons that my choices are wrong though.


10) Drive my Car
9) Lady Madonna
8) Hey Jude
7) Eleanor Rigby
6) Helter Skelter
5) I Want To Hold Your Hand
4) 8 Days a Week
3) I Saw Her Standing There
2) Back in the USSR

1) Come Together

Swish
04-28-2011, 03:58 PM
A Day in the Life
Something
In My Life
While My Guitar....
Come Together
Strawberry Fields Forever
Across the Universe
Eleanor Rigby
Revolution
We Can Work it Out

They are not 'ranked' by the way, just my favorite ten...perhaps.

SlumpBuster
04-28-2011, 04:22 PM
This Song
It Don't Come Easy
Crackerbox Palace
Handle With Care
Wah Wah
This is Love
Any Road
Fish on the Sand
Looking for My Life

And the greatest:
What is Life
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2oFESUMWhU

They are my choices and that's the way I see it.

Slosh
04-29-2011, 02:19 AM
I'm Only Sleeping
Girl
Glass Onion
You Never Give Me Your Money
Eleanor Rigby
Nowhere Man
Fixing A Hole
Savoy Truffle
Cry Baby Cry
Hey Bulldog

Not necessarily in that order. BTW, old news but the 2009 remasters sound awesome. Too bad no SACD or DVD-A versions exist (not counting Love).

Luvin Da Blues
04-29-2011, 03:56 AM
In no particular order.....

1 - Drive My Car
2 - I've Got A Feeling
3 - Savoy Truffle
4 - We Can Work It Out
5 - Get Back
6 - Ticket To Ride
7 - In My Life
8 - Paperback Writer
9 - Think For Yourself
10 - Nowhere Man

Swish
04-29-2011, 04:03 AM
This Song
It Don't Come Easy
Crackerbox Palace
Handle With Care
Wah Wah
This is Love
Any Road
Fish on the Sand
Looking for My Life

And the greatest:
What is Life
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2oFESUMWhU

They are my choices and that's the way I see it.

You do know you that none of them are Beatles songs, right?

MasterCylinder
04-29-2011, 04:26 AM
I'll play. Please don't tell me all the reasons that my choices are wrong though.
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Look at all these great lists of incredible work posted by our RR friends.
There really are no wrong answers.

In addition,
I'm impressed to see many songs reflected here that were written by Harrison.

SlumpBuster
04-29-2011, 05:44 AM
You do know you that none of there are Beatles songs, right?


They could have been if McCartney/Lennon weren't such song writing hogs.

I'm a much bigger Harrison fan than Beatles fan. I just never got into the Beatles much. I'm only 36 so it was backward path for me. For me it was ELO to Cloud Nine to the Wilbury's to Harrison's back catalog to "He was in the Beatles? Cool!" I only have exactly one Beatles LP and one 45. I have more Yoko than Beatles. I am now working through Lennon's solo back catalog. The biggest hurdle to getting to the actual Beatles for me is an inability to hear all that familiar music with fresh ears. Its just kind of background wallpaper music to me. I don't mean that pejoratively, its just from familiarity, but not familiarity bred from active listening. I figure I'll actually get to the Beatles within the next few years. :D

Swish
04-29-2011, 06:02 AM
They could have been if McCartney/Lennon weren't such song writing hogs.

I'm a much bigger Harrison fan than Beatles fan. I just never got into the Beatles much. I'm only 36 so it was backward path for me. For me it was ELO to Cloud Nine to the Wilbury's to Harrison's back catalog to "He was in the Beatles? Cool!" I only have exactly one Beatles LP and one 45. I have more Yoko than Beatles. I am now working through Lennon's solo back catalog. The biggest hurdle to getting to the actual Beatles for me is an inability to hear all that familiar music with fresh ears. Its just kind of background wallpaper music to me. I don't mean that pejoratively, its just from familiarity, but not familiarity bred from active listening. I figure I'll actually get to the Beatles within the next few years. :D

...don't follow instructions very well. :ciappa:

Actually, I'm a big Harrison fan too, but more the 'All Things Must Pass' that the latter years. 'Isn't it a Pity' is among my favorites and was actually written in '66 while he was still with the Beatles.

MasterCylinder
04-29-2011, 06:44 AM
The biggest hurdle to getting to the actual Beatles for me is an inability to hear all that familiar music with fresh ears. Its just kind of background wallpaper music to me. I don't mean that pejoratively, its just from familiarity, but not familiarity bred from active listening. I figure I'll actually get to the Beatles within the next few years.
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Unless you were with me in 1962 listening to Gene Pitney, Elvis, Chubby Checker, Patsy Cline, Pat Boone, Bobby Vee, Dion, Del Shannon and Roy Orbison, you will never understand what the Beatles brought to music and America.

But I do hope you, at some point, value their contribution and learn to enjoy the talent.

Davey
04-29-2011, 07:10 AM
Yea, that is pretty hard ... probably wouldn't have much flow as a record in that order :)

1. Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End
2. Cry Baby Cry
3. A Day in the Life
4. You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
5. Strawberry Fields Forever
6. Dear Prudence
7. Things We Said Today
8. Norwegian Wood (The Bird Has Flown)
9. In My Life
10. And Your Bird Can Sing

Troy
05-06-2011, 08:15 AM
Not really, but kinda in order:

Side 2 of Abbey Road (it's all one song anyway, right?)
She Said She Said
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
Help
Ticket to Ride
Hello Goodbye
Tomorrow Never Knows
You Won't See Me
Mr Kite
Lovely Rita

I could come up with a different 10 too . . .

Everyone's favorite, Day in the Life is way down the list for me. Never understood the attraction, really. Shmaltzy? That one's got it in spades.