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Re: Beatles Top Album Openers List
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2014, 05:11:40 PM »

So none of the other 10 songs could have got an airing on the BBC, Radio Luxembourg or any of the American Air Forces radio stations?
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Re: Beatles Top Album Openers List
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2014, 10:34:37 PM »

I don't know about the UK, but here in the US we began hearing some Beatles on the radio in the fall of 1963.  Credit Murray The K on WINS AM radio for playing She Loves You as early as September 1963 in the New York City area.
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Re: Beatles Top Album Openers List
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2014, 11:04:07 PM »

I didn't consider "Yellow Submarine" because the song had been released before, but it's ok for those who want to consider it. Same goes for "Magical Mystery Tour".

Why does that matter Hombre, arent we just picking our favourites ?
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Re: Beatles Top Album Openers List
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2014, 03:49:45 AM »

1. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. Magical Mystery Tour  (yeah i'm using it and don't care if it p*sses somebody off)
3. Taxman
4. A Hard Days Night
5. Help!
6. It Wont Be Long
7. I Saw Her Standing There
8. Two Of Us
9. Back In The USSR
10. Yellow Submarine
11. Come Together
12. No Reply
13. Drive My Car

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Re: Beatles Top Album Openers List
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2014, 05:14:17 AM »

1. Drive My Car
2. I Saw Her Standing There
3. Come Together
4. Help!
5. Back In The USSR
6. A Hard Days' Night
7. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
8. Taxman
9. Magical Mystery Tour
10. No Reply
11. It Wont Be Long
12. Two Of Us
13. Yellow Submarine
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Re: Beatles Top Album Openers List
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2014, 12:16:01 PM »

1. Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band/With A Little Help From My Friends

Can't hear 1 without the other

I like your list, only change would be moving Drive My Car up to number 8 or 9

You must have a beef with the "Beep Beep"s I'm guessing?


1. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. Magical Mystery Tour  (yeah i'm using it and don't care if it p*sses somebody off)
3. Taxman
4. A Hard Days Night
5. Help!
6. It Wont Be Long
7. I Saw Her Standing There
8. Two Of Us
9. Back In The USSR
10. Yellow Submarine
11. Come Together
12. No Reply
13. Drive My Car
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Re: Beatles Top Album Openers List
« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2014, 02:48:06 PM »

Fair enough, but the 45 would surely have had many airings on the radio before release.

I didn't know about the pre-releasing airings. It makes sense though!
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Re: Beatles Top Album Openers List
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2014, 02:52:06 PM »

Why does that matter Hombre, arent we just picking our favourites ?

There's no problem, just my criteria. I guess I want the Yellow Submarine album to be deleted from the history, it's not a proper album for me. The four "new" songs could have been released in the Anthologies, for example. I love the movie, though.

I'd prefer to consider "Magical Mystery Tour": it would be #8 in my list.
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Re: Beatles Top Album Openers List
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2014, 06:40:45 PM »

OK.  I'll give it a try.

1. It Don't Come Easy (Starr, 1971)

2. ''Act Naturally'' [Live]

3. Boys - Live

Personally, I think "It Don't Come Easy" is one of the best solo Beatles songs bar none.  Ringo really did himself proud with that one, IMO.
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« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2014, 06:41:38 PM »


I like your list, only change would be moving Drive My Car up to number 8 or 9

You must have a beef with the "Beep Beep"s I'm guessing?

How can you tell?  ha2ha

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« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2014, 10:13:31 PM »

There's no problem, just my criteria. I guess I want the Yellow Submarine album to be deleted from the history, it's not a proper album for me. The four "new" songs could have been released in the Anthologies, for example. I love the movie, though.

I'd prefer to consider "Magical Mystery Tour": it would be #8 in my list.

Ahh Ok I see your reason, its not because it was previously released but because you don't consider it a 'proper. album

and that's why you (or I ) didn't include MMT
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« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2014, 04:57:35 AM »

I guess I want the Yellow Submarine album to be deleted from the history, it's not a proper album for me.


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The four "new" songs could have been released in the Anthologies, for example.


It would have been a terribly long wait.

The Beatles may not have considered Yellow Submarine a "proper album" but we here in the US certainly did.  In early 1969, the White Album and Yellow Submarine were #s 1 and 2.
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Re: Beatles Top Album Openers List
« Reply #32 on: May 18, 2014, 05:21:23 AM »

How can you tell?  ha2ha


That song rocks!!


Paul McCartney - Drive My Car - Live In Quebec
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Re: Beatles Top Album Openers List
« Reply #33 on: May 18, 2014, 06:40:05 AM »

Judging by the various lists 'Drive My Car' definitely polarizes opinion, one's got it on top, one's got it at the bottom.
I certainly wouldn't have it in a Top 50 Fabs' tunes.
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Re: Beatles Top Album Openers List
« Reply #34 on: May 18, 2014, 07:03:05 AM »

Judging by the various lists 'Drive My Car' definitely polarizes opinion, one's got it on top, one's got it at the bottom.
I certainly wouldn't have it in a Top 50 Fabs' tunes.

It's never been a huge favourite of mine.  It's got a lot going for it. The riffs are good and it's got heaps of energy. I think it's just lacking melodically so never held my interest as much as others of theirs.
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Re: Beatles Top Album Openers List
« Reply #35 on: May 18, 2014, 10:05:25 PM »

It's the poor man's "Day Tripper".

"Rubber Soul" is my favourite Beatles album but "Drive My Car" isn't in my top 100 Beatles songs. My biggest gripe with it is (unusually) Paul's vocal. That kind of faux-American accent like he used on "She's A Woman". Awful.
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« Reply #36 on: May 18, 2014, 11:47:46 PM »

Ahh Ok I see your reason, its not because it was previously released but because you don't consider it a 'proper. album

and that's why you (or I ) didn't include MMT

Actually you're right.
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« Reply #37 on: May 18, 2014, 11:49:37 PM »

It would have been a terribly long wait.

The Beatles may not have considered Yellow Submarine a "proper album" but we here in the US certainly did.  In early 1969, the White Album and Yellow Submarine were #s 1 and 2.

I know, but I think that the Beatles discography is more beautiful without the album Yellow Submarine. Sometimes less is better.
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« Reply #38 on: May 18, 2014, 11:52:38 PM »

It's the poor man's "Day Tripper".

"Rubber Soul" is my favourite Beatles album but "Drive My Car" isn't in my top 100 Beatles songs. My biggest gripe with it is (unusually) Paul's vocal. That kind of faux-American accent like he used on "She's A Woman". Awful.

Good comparison with "Day Tripper", but I think "Drive My Car" is a perfect opener, with that great intro, and the ambient is groovy. I also love the "beep, beep's"!
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Re: Beatles Top Album Openers List
« Reply #39 on: May 19, 2014, 12:37:51 AM »

That song rocks!!

You can have it Barry.
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