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A sequel for "1"? Help here!
« on: February 02, 2008, 08:19:19 PM »

I've been thinking how great would be a sequel album for the Beatles' multiplatinum "1". In the case of another monster act, Elvis Presley, after the success of "Elv1s: 30 #1 Hits", RCA released "Elvis 2nd To None", a year later. It comprised Elvis' hit singles that never reached #1. I guess it would be great to have something similar for The Beatles. Because my english is terrible, I can't figure a good title for the album, "2nd To None" was a great title for the Elvis case. But my idea was to include other Beatles singles that were #1 outside the UK and the US, or in other charts from those countries.

Here's my tracklisting

01: Please Please Me (#1 in Melody Maker)
02: I Saw Her Standing There (#1 in Australia)
03: Do You Want To Know A Secret (#2 in Billboard, but a #1 for Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas in Melody Maker)
04: Twist And Shout (#1 in Cashbox)
05: All My Loving (#1 in Australia & Canada, #2 in Norway)
06: Roll Over Beethoven (#1 in Australia, #2 in Canada)
07: Long Tall Sally (#1 in Sweden)
08: I Should Have Known Better (#1 in Australia Canada & Norway)
09: If I Fell (#1 in Norway & Australia)
10: No Reply (#1 in the Netherlands)
11: Rock And Roll Music (#1 in Australia, Holland & Norway)
12: Nowhere Man (#1 in Australia, Record World & Canada)
13: Norwegian Wood (#1 in Australia, Double A-side with Nowhere Man)
14: Michelle (#1 in France, Holland, Norway, #5 in Germany)
15: Rain (#1 in Canada)
16: Got To Get You Into My Life (#1 in Canada RPM in 1976)
17: Strawberry Fields Forever (#1 in Melody Maker, Canada, Holland, Norway, Australia, #4 in France)
18: With A Little Help From My Friends (a #1 in the version of Joe Cocker in the UK, and also a UK #1 in 1988 when was performed by Wet Wet Wet - a personal note: this was the #1 single in the UK exactly when I was born, yay!  ;D )
19: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (a #1 in the version of Elton John in 1975 in the US)
20: She's Leaving Home (a #1 for Billy Bragg & Cara Tivey in the UK in 1988 when was released as a Double-A side with Wet Wet Wet's "With A Little Help From My Friends)
21: A Day In The Life (#1 in France in 1970!)
22: Magical Mystery Tour (the EP for Magical Mystery Tour was #1 in Melody Maker, so I think the title track deserves to be considered "a #1 hit")
23: I Am The Walrus (#1 in Australia Goset --- Goset, what the hell is that?  :P )
24: Revolution (#1 in Australia)
25: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (#1 in Australia, Switzerland, Germany, Australia, #5 in Holland)
26: While My Guitar Gently Weeps (#1 in Australia Goset -- again...)
27: Don't Let Me Down (#1 in Canada, Switzerland)
28: For You Blue (#1 in Billboard, remember? this is the only one 'UK/US #1 single' that wasn't included in "1"!)
29: Free As A Bird (#2 everywhere!! Dear God, this stunning comeback track did not reached #1 in any country of the whole world??  :'( )
30: Real Love (the same with the above. Never a #1, anywhere?)

Well, those are all the #1's I found. My sources are:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatles_discography (sure)
this great webpage ---> http://tsort.info/music/6hsv00.htm
and the project of some great guy ---> http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=39516&highlight=beatles+international

So what you think? Like the idea? I know there are crappy tracks, like Rock And Roll Music or Long Tall Sally. I mean, it's all great music, but not very representative in the Beatles catalogue. Also I know there are big misses.
Any other addition to the list of non-US/non-UK #1 singles will be really appreciated. Also please give some name for this compilation. I don't know what title could be good for it!

What you think, DaveRam? I created this thread specially thinking about you, I know you can help, you're really good for this stuff.  ;)

Thanks for read!   :P
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Re: A sequel for "1"? Help here!
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2008, 07:29:23 AM »

Long Tall Sally a crappy track? En guarde!
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2008, 03:39:55 AM »

Following the Jefferson Airplane name, how about "The Worst of the Beatles":

1. Mr. Moonlight
2. Dig A Pony
3. What Goes On
4. Honey Pie
5. Maxwell's Silver Hammer
6. Flying
7. Little Child
8. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
9. You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
10. Misery
11. Maggie Mae
12. Baby's in Black
13. Wild Honey Pie
14. Revolution 9

Plus the Special Unreleased Songs: What's The New Mary Jane and Hello Little Girl
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Re: A sequel for "1"? Help here!
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2008, 04:13:48 PM »

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Following the Jefferson Airplane name, how about "The Worst of the Beatles":

1. Mr. Moonlight
2. Dig A Pony
3. What Goes On
4. Honey Pie
5. Maxwell's Silver Hammer
6. Flying
7. Little Child
8. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
9. You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
10. Misery
11. Maggie Mae
12. Baby's in Black
13. Wild Honey Pie
14. Revolution 9

Plus the Special Unreleased Songs: What's The New Mary Jane and Hello Little Girl

Cue 10 million sales!!

I like Little Child, though.
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Re: A sequel for "1"? Help here!
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2008, 04:29:18 PM »

i guess you have a lot of free time.
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Re: A sequel for "1"? Help here!
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2008, 06:06:34 PM »

Quote from: 9
Following the Jefferson Airplane name, how about "The Worst of the Beatles":

1. Mr. Moonlight
2. Dig A Pony
3. What Goes On
4. Honey Pie
5. Maxwell's Silver Hammer
6. Flying
7. Little Child
8. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
9. You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
10. Misery
11. Maggie Mae
12. Baby's in Black
13. Wild Honey Pie
14. Revolution 9

Plus the Special Unreleased Songs: What's The New Mary Jane and Hello Little Girl

I like Maxwell and I'm Happy Just to Dance with You. Misery is decent.
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2008, 02:37:04 AM »

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i guess you have a lot of free time.

Not too much free time.  It just doesn't take long to run out of possibilities of "bad" Beatles songs.  No offense intended.  

I also have to admit that I wouldn't skip any of the songs except for maybe Revolution 9.  I put Little Child in because John dissed it.  I don't have a good argument against Misery or Baby's in Black (which has good harmonies) either.  It's pretty damned hard to come up with this list!  I even listen to Maxwell just to wonder what John and George were thinking having to play it over and over.

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Re: A sequel for "1"? Help here!
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2008, 04:54:46 PM »

it wasn't directed to you actually.
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Re: A sequel for "1"? Help here!
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2008, 11:38:57 PM »

Quote from: 706
it wasn't directed to you actually.

Obviously. You're talking about me. Well, I was 20 or 25 minutes with that project in my head. Maybe you supposed that I was 3 days in a row doing nothing but thinking about that. In that case, you're wrong.

I was asking for some help for build this album, and the only thing I get is a "list of the Beatles' worst songs". I guess this is an interesting idea just for me. So, got it, I understand. No offence anyway.  :)
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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2008, 04:00:10 AM »

I missed your original post, Wingsman. I think your proposed album looks fun. :)
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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2008, 05:04:43 PM »

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I missed your original post, Wingsman. I think your proposed album looks fun. :)

Well, it's just a sequel for "1". I've been thinking a good concept for it, and an international, non-UK/US #1 hit singles collection is a pretty interesting project.  :)
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Re: A sequel for "1"? Help here!
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2008, 12:02:37 AM »

It's a very good project wingsman  :) and i'm looking at the world charts , but you seem to have everything coverd  :)
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« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2008, 01:27:22 AM »

Sorry, Wingsman, didnt mean to make light of your idea.  How about the Beatles International?  So much as been from US/UK perspective that the rest of the world gets lost.  Besides singles, what albums or rarities were only available outside US/UK?  Also, though there are no charts, how about the Beatles behind the iron curtain.  Did Back in the USSR ever get played in the USSR?  
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« Reply #13 on: February 29, 2008, 04:53:39 PM »

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Also, though there are no charts, how about the Beatles behind the iron curtain.  Did Back in the USSR ever get played in the USSR?  

Not too much, I think.
The Beatles were censored in the USSR for a long time. Watch Paul's "Live At Red Square" DVD and you'll see.  :P
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« Reply #14 on: February 29, 2008, 09:00:09 PM »

I just want the f**king remasters. Please!
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« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2008, 12:54:53 AM »

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I just want the f**king remasters. Please!

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« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2008, 10:43:03 PM »

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28: For You Blue (#1 in Billboard, remember? this is the only one 'UK/US #1 single' that wasn't included in "1"!)

I didn't know this went to #1. besides, I thought it was only the b-side of Long and Winding Road
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