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Lennon/McCartney - the ultimate song
« on: November 25, 2012, 03:28:47 AM »

What do you think the "ulitmate" Lennon/McCartney song was?

   You can base your opinion on music/ lyrics alone, or even what song embodies what those two were to each other and music in general.

I think it would be interesting to see other people's opinions on this topic.  cheer1
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Re: Lennon/McCartney - the ultimate song
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2012, 05:10:37 AM »

DSL, if by "Lennon/McCartney song" you mean a true collaboration of the two, then I feel that We Can Work It Out is their finest work.  It was written during their introspective phase and recorded during the Rubber Soul sessions.  I lke how John answered Paul in his middle eight and changed the tempo thus giving the song deeper perspective.  The use of the harmonium accentuated this.


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Re: Lennon/McCartney - the ultimate song
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2012, 07:22:19 AM »

Good shout Baz, I would have to go for the masterpiece known as 'A Day In The Life'
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Re: Lennon/McCartney - the ultimate song
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2012, 12:48:13 PM »

Good shout Baz, I would have to go for the masterpiece known as 'A Day In The Life'

I concur
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Re: Lennon/McCartney - the ultimate song
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2012, 01:07:55 AM »

'I've Got A Feeling' is the song that immediately came to mind. The two of them singing together/against each other is awesome.

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Re: Lennon/McCartney - the ultimate song
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2012, 04:40:33 AM »

Good shout Baz, I would have to go for the masterpiece known as 'A Day In The Life'

I concur

I considered A Day In The Life, but it doesn't hold any true meaning, just a bunch of clues.   ;D    There's no doubt that musically it's a better work, but I really like The Beatles' Rubber Soul period and the introspective songs they were writing.  That's why I went with We Can Work It Out.
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Re: Lennon/McCartney - the ultimate song
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2012, 04:47:48 AM »

We Can Work It Out-yin and yang.
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Re: Lennon/McCartney - the ultimate song
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2012, 09:15:00 AM »

I considered A Day In The Life, but it doesn't hold any true meaning, just a bunch of clues.   ;D    There's no doubt that musically it's a better work, but I really like The Beatles' Rubber Soul period and the introspective songs they were writing.  That's why I went with We Can Work It Out.

its superb Baz, I agree..
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Re: Lennon/McCartney - the ultimate song
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2012, 03:39:18 PM »

We Can Work It Out-yin and yang.

That's how I've always viewed the song, too, and that would be my pick.
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Re: Lennon/McCartney - the ultimate song
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2012, 06:21:32 AM »

We Can Work It Out-yin and yang.

That would be right up there for me too. It hits the spot lyrically and musically.
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Re: Lennon/McCartney - the ultimate song
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2012, 05:21:12 PM »

Tough question. I would have said it's a toss up for me between We Can Work it Out and Day in the Life - and those were the two mentioned above!
If I have to make a choice, I would likely say A Day in the Life. Musically, it's just brilliant. The ultimate build up of sound... it's one of the most intense climaxes I've ever heard. I love that it's equally a Lennon/McCartney song, they both had bits here and there to contribute to make this incredible masterpiece. Ooh every time I hear it, it still blows me away!
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Re: Lennon/McCartney - the ultimate song
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2012, 01:11:37 AM »

"The Word" was pretty co-written as well. It's one of my favorite songs.
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Re: Lennon/McCartney - the ultimate song
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2012, 01:04:14 AM »

I think She Loves You and I Want to Hold Your Hand both rank way up there. They sat down one day and cranked She Loves You out together in a few hours. Amazing. I think in both of these songs, they have completely equal parts in every way, both in writing it and singing it.
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Re: Lennon/McCartney - the ultimate song
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2012, 01:13:24 AM »

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Re: Lennon/McCartney - the ultimate song
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2012, 01:43:12 AM »

Thank you so much!  ;)
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Re: Lennon/McCartney - the ultimate song
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2012, 09:26:17 AM »

Thank you so much!  ;)
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Re: Lennon/McCartney - the ultimate song
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2012, 12:21:01 PM »

I don't know if there is one song that truely represents what both of them were capable of, but there is one single that does: Strawberry Fields Forever b/w Penny Lane.
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Re: Lennon/McCartney - the ultimate song
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2012, 04:56:07 PM »

^Good point. That single is worthy of being a double A side.

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Re: Lennon/McCartney - the ultimate song
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2013, 10:13:38 PM »

Getting better "splhcb" Maccartney "I got to admit its getting better" Lennon "it can't get no worse" great bass line as well
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