Least favourite Beatles song that was a hit.

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

  1. TMegginson

    TMegginson Forum Resident

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    Almost everything before "I Feel Fine." :cool:
     
  2. sunking101

    sunking101 Forum Resident

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    Lots of crazyness in this thread.
     
  3. TMegginson

    TMegginson Forum Resident

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    I recall a cartoon Spy Magazine implying that Lennon's ghost would not have approved of that nonsense.
     
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  4. TMegginson

    TMegginson Forum Resident

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    Also, this.
     
  5. culabula

    culabula One-time Boulevardier.

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    Yer all nutz.
     
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  6. QuestionMark?

    QuestionMark? 4th&Goal

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    Just reading this thread made me realize there are a lot of Beatle hits I hate. Loved them all until about 15 years ago when all that Beatle product kept pouring out and saturating the market. Stereo - Mono - US - UK - 45's - EPs - LPs - CDs - DVDs - BRs - 30th - 40th - 50th - Deluxe - 1 Disc - 2 Disc - 3 Disc - 5.1 - Vinyl - Book - Mini LP - Flipback - Box Set.
     
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  7. TMegginson

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    I don't remember that one. Are you sure that wasn't a Beach Boys single from Smiley Smile? ;)
     
  8. warewolf95

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    Ballad of John and Yoko

    Horrendous
     
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  9. supermd

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    I say "The Long and Winding Road" without any of your qualifications. It's my least-favorite hit Beatles song.
     
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  10. billnunan

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    "Long and Winding road"
     
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  11. Arnold Grove

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    Ironically, if Spector never added his orchestral and choir overdubs to the track, the song would NOT have been released as a single, and thus it would never have been a hit.
     
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  12. hutlock

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    Love Me Do by a country mile.
     
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  13. Hall Cat

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    From Me to You
    Can't Buy Me Love
    Ballad of John and Yoko
     
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  14. DK Pete

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    True, be that; care to join us??
     
  15. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

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    Can't Buy me Love is my second place.
     
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  16. DK Pete

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    ...speaking of OG...I was thinking the other day how perfectly it would have fit during the underwater portion in the YS film. Okay...I'm done digressing.
     
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  17. CrawdaddySim1

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    I can definitely see it appealing to children with starter record players, although the B-side was Eleanor Rigby... interesting combination. Nice little ride in a sub, kiddies, then DYING ALONE.
     
  18. CrawdaddySim1

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    I thought that was never a single, but checked Wikipedia and lo and behold:

    "When belatedly issued as a single in the United States in 1976, it peaked at number 49 on the Billboard Hot 100"

    1976? What on earth for?
     
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  19. joefont

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    This one!
     
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  20. DK Pete

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    Capitol was sort of on a Beatles re-issue campaign at that time. They had already released the Rock and Roll album from which they issued Got To Get You Into My Life as a single (and that went to number 7....10 years after it was originally released on Revolver). I guess they thought they could repeat the "magic" by releasing the single "that never was" from The White Album back in 1968. Unfortunately, Capitol missed the boat on that one; it probably would have been a huge single if they'd released it in '68.
     
  21. Mister President

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    Was gonna say but I'm waiting for the "most favourite Beatles song that wasn't a hit" thread. :)
     
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  22. Sinister Footwear

    Sinister Footwear A fallen arch

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    Some people...
     
  23. Helter Skelter

    Helter Skelter A Dark Horse

    Lady Madonna has never done anything for me. Obviously the harmony on "See how they run." is gorgeous, but outside of that I think it's weak.

    Also the ballad of John and Yoko just annoys me. Decent track, but that whole "It's so hard being me, they're gonna crucify me, wah wah wah stuff", even if it is tongue in cheek, is annoying and self indulgent. The genius of the Beatles was their ability to write songs about their own lives, but somehow make it universal. I have no doubt that being in the public eye 24/7 can be a terrible burden, however, once multi millionaires start asking me to weep for them whilst i'm living pay check to pay check, I lose interest.
     
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  24. Manapua

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    This doesn't mean I hate them, just that if I never heard them again, I'd be good.

    Love Me Do
    Can't Buy Me Love
    Yesterday
    She's A Woman
    Eight Days A Week
    Lady Madonna
     
  25. Loup

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    “Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft”
     

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