Least favourite Beatles song that was a hit.

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Diorama, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. Diorama

    Diorama Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Hey Jude.

    Just goes on way too long for me.
     
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  2. Damiano54

    Damiano54 Forum Resident

    Love Me Do
     
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  3. CrawdaddySim1

    CrawdaddySim1 Forum Resident

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    I'm sure there's worse, but "I Want to Hold Your Hand" comes to mind. Took me years to appreciate their earlier stuff, but I still can't swallow that one.

    It's actually better in German.
     
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  4. Niall1984

    Niall1984 Forum Resident

    Hello Goodbye.
     
  5. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

    All four listed above are legit contenders (as is "Yesterday", which has not aged well for me) but "Love Me Do" takes this prize for me (easily one of the 10 worst songs the Fabs ever Fabbed, IMO).
     
  6. Ray Blend

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    Something

    actually kind of happy they called it quits after that
     
  7. Suncola

    Suncola Forum Resident

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    "Free As A Bird"
     
  8. thehatandbeard

    thehatandbeard Forum Resident

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    Yep, me too. That long ending is dreadful.
     
  9. Uncle Miles

    Uncle Miles Wafting in and out of Forum

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  10. Sear

    Sear Forum Resident

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    Yellow Submarine
     
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  11. CrawdaddySim1

    CrawdaddySim1 Forum Resident

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    I'm surprised that so many here are choosing their later stuff... some of those early singles are so mawkish. I try to put them in the context of the time, but... they don't all age well.
     
  12. DK Pete

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    I always find that so interesting when I think back to how magical it seemed that,that super long coda went on for when it was a new record. I'm not saying that it still holds the very same "magic" today, but I can say that i haven't tired of it one single bit. At any rate...my least liked is From Me To You. By all means a solid hit record, well written good arrangement...but somehow it doesn't hold that same spark as any of the other early hits around it. Great modulation for the middle but the same chord pattern change was used to far greater effect in I Want To Hold Your Hand. I know...i talked too much here.....
     
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  13. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

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    Yes but it doesn't count. It was "after-the-fact" and not a true "The Beatles" recording:hide:
     
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  14. CrawdaddySim1

    CrawdaddySim1 Forum Resident

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    The lyrics for "Love Me Do" suck for sure... I kinda like the harmonica. :hide:
     
  15. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

    :yikes: :doh: :faint:
     
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  16. Kristofa

    Kristofa I dream of wires

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    "Yellow Submarine" for me. Was "Ballad of John & Yoko" a hit? If so, that is a close second!
     
  17. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Senior Member

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    The Long And Winding Road (a #1 hit in the USA) --- because it was tampered with, and it was released in a version without Paul's full approval
     
  18. Loup

    Loup Ancient Wool Unraveller

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    Oh no, here we go again! :D
     
  19. Veni Vidi Vici

    Veni Vidi Vici Forum Resident

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    The plodding "Love Me Do".
     
  20. Loup

    Loup Ancient Wool Unraveller

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    Motown
  21. chrisblower

    chrisblower Forum Resident

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    Norwich
    Cheese and Onions
     
  22. Two Sheds

    Two Sheds Tea-sipping bad boy!

    'The Ballad of John and Yoko' - it does nothing for me.
     
  23. Kristofa

    Kristofa I dream of wires

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    It has always made me feel impatient and uncomfortable... just like The Rockford Files did when I was a kid.
     
  24. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Senior Member

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    o_O
     
  25. Culpa

    Culpa Forum Resident

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    Philadelphia, PA
    Eight Days A Week is the first one that comes to mind, then probably All You Need Is Love.
     

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