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Favorite All-Time Beatles Songs

  • Aug 26, 2010
With Rolling Stone Magazine's announcement of their top 10 Beatles songs (see http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/Music/08/25/...roll/index.html?hpt=Mid), I decided to list my all time favorites. Some may be the same as theirs but some of mine were noticibly absent.
All We Need Is Love (Song)
This is my favorite Beatles song. The sound of John's voice and the orchastra music are just perfect. On the recording the Beatles invited Mick Jagger who appears in the video to really be enjoying it.
The Long and Winding Road (Song)
This song is so soothing and Paul McCartney's vocals are so crisp on this. I really like the instrumentation on it.
Rubber Soul
The piano solo is great as John's perfect vocals lead us through all the memories of his life!
Hello Goodbye (Song)
The perfect Yin/Yang song. All is in balance as all opposites imaginable are compared. The song is so catching.
Something (Song)
I guess I am a sap for their love songs. Harrison and Eric Clapton were rivals for Patty Boyd and each created songs for her. Clapton wrote Layla and this is Harrison's which is one of the best love songs I have ever heard.
Eleanor Rigby (Song)
The words of this song are some of the best "Father McKenzie writing the words of a sermon that no one will hear. No one comes near. Look at him working, darning his socks in the night when there's nobody there What does he care?" is an example. Very eerie sounding violins.
I Am the Walrus (song)
The sound is so unique and though the words are so gibberish like, they seem to make sense. Made use of such strange background music and sounds. "I am the eggman. They are the eggman. I am the walrus koo koo ka choo"
Yellow Submarine (Song)
The best Ringo song the group did, it spawned a full length animated cartoon of the group with incredible animation for its time.
Yesterday (song)
The song that has been recorded the most and become an American standard. Paul McCartney supposedly got the melody from a dream and went to his piano when he woke up to compose it. Probably the group's biggest hit of all time.
Ticket to Ride (song)
My favorite of the early Beatle songs. John at the top of his game on his vocals. One of the best songs in the movie Help.

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December 28, 2010
Great list! Man, when I get a second I'm going to actually have to give some thought to my Top 10- that is so hard to do though, limit them down to 10?!? You have most of my faves in this list :) Thanks!
November 09, 2010
Beatle's is one of the great artist I grew with listening. Their songs never go away.
September 30, 2010
It's a nice list but I can't agree with them. On one hand no Strawberry Fields Forever, but on the other hand Hey Jude isn't either.
September 30, 2010
I love both of those songs too. It was hard to pare down my list. I decided not to pick two songs that have similar sound. Thus I picked I Am the Walrus over Strawberry Fields Forever because I like it slightly better. I picked All You Need Is Love over Hey Jude for the same reason.
September 30, 2010
Actually I DON'T Like Hey Jude, it gets monotonous in my opinion. No problem.
September 30, 2010
Oh man...you are beginning to make feel so nostalgic! Thanks, Michael!
September 30, 2010
Does that mean you can come up with one of your own?
September 22, 2010
I just finished a list of my top 35 Beatles songs and 4 of them appear here. I have to add a bit of commentary I suppose before I publish it. It's actually part of a 6 part list of my favorie songs. I don't like music that much--but The Beatles did need a whole part to themselves. Others will be noticable by their absence. The first part of the list with some 50s and early 60s stuff went up this morning. Rolling Stone had 7 of mine in their top 10. Oh, the name of the song is All YOU Need Is Love. =)
September 22, 2010
That's the thing. It was difficult to pare my list down to 10 (the Rolling Stone list was 10) and I know I left off a lot of songs that I really like.
September 22, 2010
I couldn't list just 10 of anything.
September 03, 2010
Very fun list. I enjoy a lot of their music. Some great classics that you included too.
August 29, 2010
For me, Beatles songs are so familiar as hearing them from childhood on that I oddly rarely need to play a record of theirs. It's as if I have a mental jukebox for every tune. For me, "I'm a Loser" is #1, and I'm odd man out in actually liking (most of) "Beatles for Sale." That album's not as overplayed as most, but I favor their middle period by far.
August 28, 2010
This is nearly an impossible task so no argument with any of your choices - personally, I'm partial to their Rubber Soul/Revolver period so I "nominate" I'm Looking Through You.
August 28, 2010
Rubber Soul is probably my favorite of the albums.
August 28, 2010
Michael, great list. I have a very fond place in my heart for "Yesterday." My list would have to include "Rocky Racoon." When both my daughters were growing up (now they are 30 and 20) I would listen to Rocky and they fell in love with it, a great bond I have with them!!!
August 28, 2010
I like Rocky Racoon somewhat. Rocky Racoon and Blackbird kind of sound the same to me and that is why it did not make my list.
August 28, 2010
Michael check out my Palin review on you community.
August 27, 2010
Nice list! I agree with many of your choices. Golden Slumbers and She Loves Me would probably edge out your #7 and 8 on my list.
August 27, 2010
I like Golden Slumbers too. I assume you meant She Loves "You"?
August 28, 2010
Ah yes....I guess it is She Loves You. :)
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