Least favourite Beatles song that was a hit.

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

  1. Celebrated Summer

    Celebrated Summer Forum Resident

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    "Hello Goodbye," except for the coda which I enjoy.
     
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  2. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Senior Member

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    Is that Andy White's fault or Ringo's fault? ;)
     
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  3. Klassik

    Klassik Guerilla BeatLOLogist

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    Fed Up (Parl0ph0ne R-3644)
    It was so bad Lennon didn't remember it in Lennon Remembers, Paul McCartney denies it ever happened and it's not even in the canonical catalogue anymore.
    The McCartney b-side MeToo is better, imagining a world where women are paid equally even if they're not allowed on Beatle records.

    The record was a hit in Widnes, near Liverpool but when Dave Dexter demanded it be released as the follow-up to I Want to Hold Your Hand, Brian Epstein didn't return his call.
     
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  4. scocs

    scocs Forum Resident

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    None
     
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  5. Veni Vidi Vici

    Veni Vidi Vici Forum Resident

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    Both/neither. It needed a bit of the chemical assistance they were notorious for in Hamburg!
     
  6. George Blair

    George Blair Forum Resident

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    "Yellow Submarine." It sinks to the bottom, resting awkwardly next to the octopus's garden.
     
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  7. SJB

    SJB Beloved Parasitic Nuisance

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    I don't know if there's one particular least favorite; I don't consciously rank songs very precisely. But there are a few US and UK hits that don't do much for me:

    Love Me Do
    Do You Want To Know A Secret
    From Me To You
    Can't Buy Me Love
    She's A Woman
    Yellow Submarine
    All You Need Is Love
    The Ballad Of John And Yoko

    I like the untampered film version (on ...Naked and 1) much better than the overdubbed version (or the Anthology 3 mix of the raw album take).
     
  8. SJB

    SJB Beloved Parasitic Nuisance

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    Nothing like Prelly to give it some welly...
     
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  9. Marvin

    Marvin Forum Resident

    The Long & Winding Road (I don't care for any version of this song)
     
  10. Exitmusic

    Exitmusic Forum Resident

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    Hey Jude by a country mile,lumpy production and trite lyrics,McCartney at his worst plus if anybody sings at karaoke everybody has to sing the na nas for about 10 minutes afterwards.:cussing:
     
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  11. schnulli

    schnulli Forum Resident

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    No.
     
  12. Arthur Pewty

    Arthur Pewty Forum Resident

    Easily From Me To You.

    slightly pandering quality to it that sours it.
     
  13. Eleventh Earl of Mar

    Eleventh Earl of Mar Somehow got them all this far.

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    Hey Jude

    Making a pop song 8 minutes long isn't a good idea when the song is hardly working with anything to start with.
     
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  14. FillmoreGuy

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    When Macca does it live it's not too bad.
     
  15. vudicus

    vudicus Analog Dog

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    "Hey Jude" because of the never ending ending.
     
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  16. HfxBob

    HfxBob Forum Resident

    Yesterday all the way.
     
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  17. RudolphS

    RudolphS Forum Resident

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    Lady Madonna.

    Weird retro sound, sounds more like novelty track.
     
  18. egebamyasi

    egebamyasi Forum Resident

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    YELLOW SUBMARINE
     
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  19. FillmoreGuy

    FillmoreGuy Forum Resident

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    Easy one: The Long And Winding (boring) Road.
     
  20. FillmoreGuy

    FillmoreGuy Forum Resident

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    Along with "Don't Pass Me By"..... Alas poor Ringo we knew you well..
     
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  21. CrawdaddySim1

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    I checked on Wikipedia... "Yellow Submarine" wasn't only a hit, but a HUGE hit, reaching #1 in the UK and #2 in the U.S.!

    I don't hate the song, but that's indeed a head-scratcher...
     
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  22. john lennonist

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


    I actually like "Yellow Submarine".

    Obviously not among the Fabs' top tier, but it's a fun little ditty (I especially like Lennon's spoken stuff and the sound-effects late in the song).

    As to why it was a hit, perhaps it had been a while since the Fabs had released a single (?)... fans were mad for anything by them if it had been a while since something was released.
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  23. Mister Charlie

    Mister Charlie "Music Is The Doctor Of My Soul " - Doobie Bros.

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  24. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    My opinion about Hey Jude, only better expressed. Thanks, Pete.

    Hello Goodbye is my pick, but that’s like saying of all my favourite desserts chocolate cake is my least favourite.

    I love chocolate cake.
     
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  25. Sinister Footwear

    Sinister Footwear The candy-coloured clown they call the Sandman

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    Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da.
     
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