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Re: Rank The Beatles Songs
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2010, 03:21:14 PM »

Uh… A Day in the Life only appearing after 4 posts, and gaining its first place after 11. Did I said I am not impressed? 4ac ;sorry 2ch

Geez. Not everyone has the same tastes.
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Re: Rank The Beatles Songs
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2010, 04:27:09 PM »

Geez. Not everyone has the same tastes.

Here’s how Rolling Stone magazine ranks the Beatles’, within their own top 500 best songs (by order of appearance). There is (only) 23 of the Beatles’ in that top 500 ranking. Did I said again that I am not impressed? 4ac

Hey Jude
Yesterday
I Want to Hold Your Hand
Let It Be
In My Life
A Day in the Life
Help!
She Loves You
Strawberry Fields Forever
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Eleanor Rigby
I Saw Her Standing There
A Hard Day's Night
Please Please Me
Come Together
Something
Can't Buy Me Love
With a Little Help From My Friends
All You Need Is Love
Ticket to Ride
Penny Lane
Rain
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Re: Rank The Beatles Songs
« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2010, 04:54:41 PM »

The only thing RS is good for when ranking stuff is FINDING new music. I downloaded the top 500 and found a bunch of new songs and bands. But when it comes to their opinion in ranking stuff, it's off....a lot....

And just FYI, I need about 30 more ballots and I hope to get them by the end of the month so if you guys could help out and get the word out, it would be incredibly helpful!
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Re: Rank The Beatles Songs
« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2010, 05:24:30 PM »

In fact, I'd wager that they had that in mind when creating the album as a whole. "Come Together" and "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" certainly, at least.

Despite the fact that  in the mountains of words written and spoken by all those involved in Abbey Road, not one person mentions, even hints at this. You'd loose your money. Come Together was concieved (bom bom) as a political sloganaring song.
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Re: Rank The Beatles Songs
« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2010, 06:38:26 PM »

That's how it was conceived, yes. That's the official story. I don't think that's the whole story.

"I'm Only Sleeping" was conceived as a song about drugs. The final song, however, is clearly about sleeping in in the morning. How a work of art was conceived and how it finally ended up are often very different. Why does everyone trust what the Beatles and their associates say so much? They've been known to lie, so why always assume they're telling the truth at all, let alone the whole truth?

I've never subscribed to the belief that the artist's original intentions are the most important thing in determining the meaning of a work of art. I don't think intentions matter at all. What matters to me is the actual content of the final work. If it's not in the work, it doesn't count. That's why I like making fun of Pete Townshend's compositional skills, even though I respect him musically. He changes his mind after he finishes a work and tries to convince people the info was there all along.

I think "Come Together" is about a kinky stoned threesome, and that's what I'm sticking with.
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Re: Rank The Beatles Songs
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2010, 06:54:29 PM »

I think "Come Together" is about a kinky stoned threesome, and that's what I'm sticking with.

Well, that's a great way to pop into a new thread.

I will try my hardest to rank well!

1: Let It Be
2: Something
3: Hey Jude
4: In My Life
5: All My Loving
6: We Can Work It Out
7: Norwegian Wood
8: I Saw Her Standing There
9: Here Comes The Sun
10: I Wanna Hold Your Hand
11: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
12: Across The Universe
13: For No One
14: Yesterday
15: You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
16: Eleanor Rigby
17: Blackbird
18: A Hard Days Night
19: Julia
20: No Reply
21: What Your Doing
22: I've Just Seen A Face
23: I've Got A Feeling
24: I'm Down
25: Rain

Ahhh! I forgot SFF And PL!! Oh well...
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Re: Rank The Beatles Songs
« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2010, 06:56:32 PM »

It's interesting to me, how many people rank "Let It Be" as number one. Is it bad that I just really don't LOVE that song?
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« Reply #27 on: January 25, 2010, 06:58:54 PM »

It's interesting to me, how many people rank "Let It Be" as number one. Is it bad that I just really don't LOVE that song?

Nah. It's just a classic and trademark Beatles song which is favorited by many Beatles fans. You don't have to like it lol
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Re: Rank The Beatles Songs
« Reply #28 on: January 25, 2010, 07:12:21 PM »

I really like the song, but was it on my ballot? No. They had a ton of better songs, but I can understand the love for it.

Thanks for the vote emmi!

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Re: Rank The Beatles Songs
« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2010, 07:14:29 PM »

I think "Come Together" is about a kinky stoned threesome, and that's what I'm sticking with.

From the beginning, Come Together was kind of a made to order song. It is well documented that Timothy Leary, running for governor of California in 1969, met John Lennon in Montreal: he than asked John to write something for his own gubernatorial campaign (Leary’s slogan being Come Together, Join the Party). Lennon immediately taped a demo and gave it to Leary. Eventually, Leary was arrested, then imprisoned and forgot about it. After he’d escaped, Leary says – in his autobiography – that he called Lennon and half-jockingly asked him why he’d enclosed Come together, the song, on Abbey Road. Always according to Leary – John replied that he had acted as a tailor: since Leary gave him no news about the demo and stuff, he felt entitled to sell it to somebody else.
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Re: Rank The Beatles Songs
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2010, 09:37:46 PM »

It's interesting to me, how many people rank "Let It Be" as number one. Is it bad that I just really don't LOVE that song?

Nope, you have a right to like whatever songs you like. "Think For Yourself" and pick what makes YOU happy. :)
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« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2010, 11:03:50 PM »

I think "Come Together" is about a kinky stoned threesome, and that's what I'm sticking with.

If Come Together is about a threesome, Norwegian Wood is about a ::::Censored::::
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Re: Rank The Beatles Songs
« Reply #32 on: January 25, 2010, 11:09:00 PM »

^^Man Emmi, I wanted to know what you said but it's censored! Does the word start with an O?
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« Reply #33 on: January 25, 2010, 11:12:06 PM »

^^Man Emmi, I wanted to know what you said but it's censored! Does the word start with an O?

LOL!! If you want I can PM it to you  ha2ha ha2ha I rather like it here and I don't wanna be banned :P
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Re: Rank The Beatles Songs
« Reply #34 on: January 26, 2010, 01:45:36 AM »

*shakes head* Will you girls ever learn? LOL

My favorites?
1. In My Life
2. Nowhere Man
3. Blackbird
4. Penny Lane
5. Love You To
6. Taxman
7. Here Comes The Sun
8. Something
9. I Am The Walrus
10. Yesterday
11. Helter Skelter
12. You Can't Do That
13. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
14. The End
15. Dear Prudence [my YouTube namesake!  ha2ha]
16. Think For Youself
17. If I Needed Someone
18. I'm Down
19. And I Love Her
20. Things We Said Today
21. Octopus' Garden
22. Becuase
23. Get Back
24. Revolution 9 (yes, really! Not so much to just listen to on a daily basis, just caus it's such a freak of a song)
25. She Said She Said
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Re: Rank The Beatles Songs
« Reply #35 on: January 26, 2010, 03:58:16 AM »

I always thought Norwegian Wood was about a jilted lover burning down a house. 4ac
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Re: Rank The Beatles Songs
« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2010, 04:10:21 AM »

This is an incredibly tough question.  My top songs switch around a bit depending my mood and how often I've played a song recently(sometimes you play something so much, you don't want to hear it for a while:)) (ETA:  I started this off in order but it ended up just being as I came up with the song titles:))

1. Let It Be
2. Hey Jude
3. Helter Skelter
4. Yesterday
5. Blackbird
6. Sgt. Pepper
7. Lovely Rita
8. A Day In The Life
9. Paperback Writer
10. Rain
11. Get Back
12. Back in the USSR
13. We Can Work it Out
14. I've Just Seen a Face
15. For No One
16. Eleanor Rigby
17. I've Got a Feeling
18. Abbey Road Medley(from You Never Give Me Your Money)
19. Taxman
20. I Saw Her Standing There
21. It's All Too Much(mainly for the guitar)
22. I Want to Hold Your Hand
23. Martha My Dear
24. Got to Get You Into My Life
25. Fixing a Hole
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Re: Rank The Beatles Songs
« Reply #37 on: January 26, 2010, 04:23:58 AM »

Thanks guys!
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« Reply #38 on: January 28, 2010, 05:52:13 AM »

I really hate to bump this, but I'm getting down to the wire here. I want to be down by the end of the week and I only need a few more votes! If you haven't voted yet, please send in one!
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« Reply #39 on: January 28, 2010, 06:23:12 AM »

A friend of mine did one, so I hope this helps you out!

1. Hey Jude
2. Something
3. In My Life
4. Yesterday
5. Let It Be
6. Here Comes the Sun
7. All You Need Is Love
8. Happiness Is A Warm Gun
9. Golden Slumbers/Carry that Weight/The End
11. Across the Universe
12. Revolution
13. Blackbird
14. Penny Lane
15. A Day in the Life
16. Here, There, and Everywhere
17. Lucy in the Sky with Diamond
18. I Feel Fine
19. Help!
20. Norwegian Wood
21. Strawberry Fields Forever
22. I Am the Walrus
23. Paperback Writer
24. You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
25. And I Love Her
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