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  • Are these the TOP 10 BEATLES songs?

    I was thumbing through an old (2013) Rolling Stone special collectors edition about the 100 Greatest Beatles Songs. I don't know what their criteria was and how they thereby arrived at this list, but it's not bad even though my personal favourite Beatles song is not on it (I've Got A Feeling - #64).

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    Top 10 Beatles Songs

    1. A Day In The Life
    2. I Want To Hold Your Hand
    3. Strawberry Fields Forever
    4. Yesterday
    5. In My Life
    6. Something
    7. Hey Jude
    8. Let It Be
    9. Come Together
    10. While My Guitar Gently Weeps


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  • #2
    It's so hard to take the volume of songs the Beatles wrote and come up with a list of just 10 of them and say they are the "greatest." While I think all of the songs on the above list are good songs, I'm not sure all or even most of them would make my top ten list if I took the time and effort to put one together. Nothing on there from Revolver and only one song from the White Album?
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    • MylesBAstor
      MylesBAstor commented
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      +1 Hell at this age, it's a task remembering all the Beatles' songs. But it's sure fun to try.

  • #3
    I am the Walrus instead of come together
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    • #4
      Originally posted by JCOConnell View Post
      I am the Walrus instead of come together

      So many songs to choose from the Beatles' catalog and so little room in a list of ten....
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      • #5
        OK is there a more near impossible task to pick the top ten Beatles' songs? How about what songs would I need to hear if stranded on a desert island?

        From the RS list:

        1. A Day In The Life
        2. I Want To Hold Your Hand (sentimental sake)
        3. Strawberry Fields Forever
        4. Yesterday
        5. In My Life
        6. Something

        8. Let It Be
        9. Come Together
        10. While My Guitar Gently Weeps

        Plus

        When I'm 64
        We Can Work it Out
        Lady Madonna
        Why Don't We Do It In the Road?
        Eleanor Rigby (how can any list be without this song?)
        The Long and Winding Road
        Blackbird
        Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
        Here Comes the Sun
        Norwegian Wood
        Fixing a Hole
        Paperback Writer
        Here, There, Everywhere
        Penny Lane
        Julia
        Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Band
        You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
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        • #6
          These would be my top 10 right now...

          Hey Bulldog
          And Your Bird Can Sing
          Any Time At All
          Carry That Weight
          Golden Slumbers
          Happiness Is A Warm Gun
          She Loves You
          I Should Have Known Better
          It Won't Be Long
          This Boy

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          • mep
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            Love your choices! You mixed in a bunch of their *old* songs which all mean something to me. It Won't Be Long totally rocks and is a prime example of how good their early songs really sounded.

        • #7
          Seems like everything the Beatles touched was golden. No one even mentioned "Back in the USSR" or "Revolution #9" either. The former was a monster hit and the latter was the anthem of a generation.

          In such a short time too! Make you wonder what they could have done if they stayed together say like the Stones?
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          • Jeff Ferguson
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            Myles...hopefully they wouldn't have become a sad parody of themselves like the Stones.

          • MylesBAstor
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            😂

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          Some fun facts:

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          • #9
            Originally posted by Johnny Vinyl View Post
            Some fun facts:

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            Such a different era. The Beatles (and other groups of the day) were absolute music machines! Can you imagine groups today putting out two and even three albums in a year? I especially loved the chart on the number of #1 hits each Beatle wrote! Wonder what that chart would look like if you included every hit written members of the Fab Four after they broke up. I think the numbers for John and Paul would be astronomical.

            Hell it's a miracle today if there's one or two good songs on an album much less a whole album packed with hits from start to finish! I think we're almost back to the 45 rpm singles era only it's an MP3 download from iTunes.
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