If you remember The Beatles, Help Me Decide....

@LadyMarissa (12148)
United States
August 31, 2008 10:26am CST
In another discussion today, I started reminiscing about The Beatles & trying to decide my MOST favorite song that they did. I'm having a hard time deciding. Will you please share you top 3 favorite songs that The Beatles did & what it is that makes them your favorite???
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• United States
1 Sep 08
i have loved the beatles for most of my life. My top three songs are All My Lovin. anytime at all, and this boy. I remember all my lovin the firstsong i heard, Anytime at all was on the something new album, and this boy from a hard day`s night
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@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
2 Sep 08
Lynnie, One of my jobs at Pacifica radio was PSAs (Public Service Announcements). I used for my intro music, "Ringo's Theme" (AKA "This Boy") as I loved the tune, AND Ringo was my favorite. /o) Maggiepie
@LadyMarissa (12148)
• United States
1 Sep 08
GREAT CHOICES!!!
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@mrtimharry (1180)
1 Sep 08
Twist and Shout - mainly because of Ferris Beuller's Day Off Here Comes the Sun - easy to sing along to A day in the life - again easy to remember and sing along to There is actually so many songs I love from the beatles - in fact can't think of a single one I don't like
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@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
2 Sep 08
I can -- but it's the ONLY one! "Why Don't We Do It In the Road?" Now! HERE's a question: Have any of you ever heard a cover of any Beatle song that was done BETTER than the Beatles did it? I HAVE! "Helter Skelter," as done by the a capella group, "The Bobs!" If you can find a copy, get it; it's THRILLING. In fact, I'd bet you my entire collection even Paul & Ringo would agree! Maggiepie
@LadyMarissa (12148)
• United States
1 Sep 08
Some good choices there. I loved Ferris Beuller. Scrubs is on TV right now & they are playing Eight Days a Week. I had forgotten that one. Not my favorite but wasn't bad either!!!
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@howard96h (11640)
• New York, New York
31 Aug 08
Though it's hard to choose, I would say; 1 - Hey Jude 2 - Let It Be 3 - Yesterday
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@howard96h (11640)
• New York, New York
31 Aug 08
These are my favorites because they bring back good memories for me, like many songs they have an association with a certain person or time in our lives that we can relate to.
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@LadyMarissa (12148)
• United States
31 Aug 08
I agree with Hey Jude. I do love Yesterday. I think my third might be While My Guitar Gently Weeps. Or is it... Hell, they give me soooo many memories, I just can't choose.
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@howard96h (11640)
• New York, New York
31 Aug 08
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
31 Aug 08
Oh goodness, how can I help you decide when I can't even decide for myself? hahaha They had so many great songs. As for why I like the songs, I guess because they were songs from The Beatles, they were just such a new type of group and new type of music. In no particular order: 1. Yesterday 2. We Can Work It Out 3. Things We Said Today Oh how hard was that........should have been maybe top 30. hahahaha
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@Opal26 (17679)
• United States
31 Aug 08
Sorry, theres a few more that I forgot about 2. LadyM, I think even if you made it a Top 1000 we would still have a problem!
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@LadyMarissa (12148)
• United States
1 Sep 08
umhmm!!!
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@LadyMarissa (12148)
• United States
31 Aug 08
Mine was like the top 1,000. Just remembered... The Long & Winding Road I still can't come up with 3 nor 5 not even 10
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@Joey42 (17)
• Philippines
1 Sep 08
I'm a Beatle fanatic since I first heard their music Let it Be. It was really this song that captivated me and urged me to know and yearn to listen to all of their songs even though they've already disbanded long time ago. I really like all their songs, especially those in the White and Abbey Road album. Incidentally, my most favorites came not from those albums but from their other albums. Specifically I like While my guitar gently weeps because of the lyrics and the pulsating riffs done by George's friend, Eric Clapton, in the interlude, and of course, Hey Jude.
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@Joey42 (17)
• Philippines
1 Sep 08
Yeah! It's really hard to pick only three most loved Beatles music. Just to extend the list to at least 10 I would choose Come Together, I saw her standing there, Sgt. Peppers, Two of Us, Rocky Racoon, Yesterday, In my life, All you need is love, Pennylane, Long and Winding Road, etc. It's really a pity that they stopped touring and doing concerts when they released Sgt. Peppers until they disbanded. More unfortunate was the collapsed of the planned reunion concert when John was mudered in 1980. I understand all of the four have already agreed to do it, but fate ended that most awaited moment. Anyway, their songs will surely live on even beyond our lifetime and the generations to come.
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@LadyMarissa (12148)
• United States
1 Sep 08
I'm NOT even sure I could stop at 10. When I think of the impact that they have made, I think of all the parents who tried to have them banned...the government who tried to deport John...and ALL the other obstacles they overcame to give us all this pleasure. I do think fate had a hand in all of it!!!
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@LadyMarissa (12148)
• United States
1 Sep 08
Excellent choices there!!! I think While My Guitar Gently Weeps is probably my number 1 pick Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds as #2 & Hey Jude as #3. Of course, I reserve the right to change my mind.
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@p1kef1sh (45681)
31 Aug 08
1. Maxwell's Silver Hammer - Sort of Oompah song 2. Hey Jude - doesn't everybody? 3. Octopuse's Garden - Because I like it All three may be changed at any given moment and replaced by another one that I like. Am writing this with difficulty. Yu know why!
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@p1kef1sh (45681)
31 Aug 08
Two spelling errors: Octopus's and You!
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@p1kef1sh (45681)
31 Aug 08
Myklj isn't "everybody". He's unique in a very good way.
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@LadyMarissa (12148)
• United States
31 Aug 08
I love Hey Jude. Seems it's NOT made it to myklj's list of 3 of . So that blows your "everybody's list" theory!!!
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@James72 (26790)
• Australia
9 Sep 08
They went through a number of different phases so this is not an easy question to answer at all! If I was to outline three songs they did of the top of my head that I have always enjoyed then they would be: 1. Eleanor Rigby 2. Let it be 3. I am the Walrus They released so many great songs and although I have not been a huge fan of theirs that has bought all their records or anything I think we have all been influenced by them in some way or another.
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@LadyMarissa (12148)
• United States
9 Sep 08
Yes, it is extremely difficult to choose only 3. I think it would be equally as difficult to choose only 10. The Beatles did some GREAT work whether you're a die hard fan or not. You chose some good songs there. THANK YOU!!!
@sid556 (30960)
• United States
1 Sep 08
I was a huge beatle fan and I really can't answer this question. I had too many favorites. I saw them on the ed sullivan show the first time they appeared. I was just a little girl. I was hooked. By the time john lennon was killed, they'd lost their magic for me. I did love John Lennon and some of george's stuff but I wasn't the fan that I once was. Now I occassionally listen to their stuff and it brings back so many memories. My 14 yr old daughter and her friends think they are the greatest. "hey jude" is pretty popular with them. Then again...they also listen to david cassidy and frank sinatra.
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@sid556 (30960)
• United States
1 Sep 08
Come together is still very popular and has been re done by aerosmith and I almost think someone even more recent.
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@LadyMarissa (12148)
• United States
1 Sep 08
The Beatles Abbey Road - My favorite pic of The Beatles
What a GREAT daughter you must have!!! It took me until I was 50 to learn to appreciate Frank Sinatra. I was a little too old for David Cassidy when he was popular, but I did enjoy looking at him, He doesn't look too bad for an old man even now. I found it impossible to narrow The Beatles down to 3. Hell, I found it impossible to barrow it down to 25. I am finding everybody's choices interesting to say the least!!!
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@novataylor (6570)
• United States
2 Sep 08
I'm still a Beatles freak, LadyM. Sigh. Yup, still listening, even to this very day, as we speak. I love so many, it's so hard to decide on any 12, much less any 3, but here goes: 1. I Will 2. Across the Universe 3. Please Please Me I don't think that there are too many here who will go as far back as Please Please Me, but I love that really old stuff of theirs. I love all of it. So why are you trying to decide your 3 favorites, darlin? Are you compiling some sort of catalog? Just curious...
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@LadyMarissa (12148)
• United States
2 Sep 08
I remember the first time they played Please Please Me on the radio. I did a discussion on the movie Across the Universe & it got me to thinking about The Beatles & their music. When I got to thinking about which songs were my favorites, I couldn't choose just one. When I started this discussion, I first ask which is your favorite & decided NO WAY to have a top fav so I changed to top 3. I'm compiling a catalog in my brain & just couldn't decide on my favorites, so I asked for help!!!
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• United States
3 Sep 08
I really liked that movie, LadyM. I was very unsure about it, but since I love the Beatles like nothing else in the world, I watched it. And I absolutely loved it. Made me laugh, made me cry, and boy oh boy, did it ever make me sing! Good thing I was alone when I watched it. No way can I come up with only 3 Beatles songs that I love or that are my top fave. Inevitably, one gets forgotten. Or it's one by Paul or John that they did after the Beatles split up. Like the song Junk on the McCartney album. God, I love that song!!!! Do you know it? Huh, huh?
@mentalward (14691)
• United States
31 Aug 08
My favorite for a loooooong time was I Feel Fine. I loved that long beginning note. I don't know why; I guess whenever I heard it, it would make me want the rest of the song to start. Anticipation does amazing things! Hmmm, lessee... two others? Geez. Good Day, Sunshine has always been a favorite of mine, only because it so upbeat. It always made me feel good. Man! There are SOOOO many!!! I think my third favorite would be a tossup between When I'm 64 and Maxwell's Silver Hammer, because they're so catchy. Oh, wait!!! I forgot all about Martha, My Dear!!!! Man, how could I forget THAT??? That's my real name so, of course, I adore that song. Yeah, I know it was written about a dog, Paul McCartney's English Sheepdog, but I don't mind sharing a song with a dog!
@mentalward (14691)
• United States
31 Aug 08
See how crafty I was at slipping 5 songs into this discussion? LOL
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@LadyMarissa (12148)
• United States
31 Aug 08
I could NOT keep it down to 5 even so you got me beat!!! You reminded me of a couple I had forgotten too. Thank you!!! I know what I'll be doing ALL afternoon!!!
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@LadyMarissa (12148)
• United States
1 Sep 08
OOOOOOOOOO. He's SMART too!!!
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@mentalward (14691)
• United States
14 Sep 08
Okay, this is some kind of omen or something. I just watched the Beatles' movie, "A Hard Day's Night". It was sooooooooo awesome to see it again after too many years! My husband also mentioned my record album collection last night. Where do I want to put it? (I have every single album that the Beatles put out, plus one of John and Yoko's and George's.) Now that and re-reading this discussion of yours and all of the responses has made me want to dust off the old turntable! There's just something about vinyl with all it's scratches and bumps! Thank's so much, Lady, for bringing back old memories!!!
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@LadyMarissa (12148)
• United States
14 Sep 08
Funny how that works isn't it??? It was the movie Across the Universe that got me all wound up. I've been enjoying The Beatles in a way that had fallen by the wayside. I am thoroughly enjoying my current venture!!!
@guybrush (4658)
• Australia
2 Sep 08
That's a REALLY hard question, as there are so many excellent ones. Here Comes The Sun is brilliant, and just about everything on Abbey Road. Norwegian Wood is also a favourite - but I can't make a decision!
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• United States
3 Sep 08
While my Guitar gently weeps is awesome too!
@LadyMarissa (12148)
• United States
2 Sep 08
Abbey Road - Don't think I've ever met anyone who doesn't like The Beatles!!!
OK, OK now I have to have 4... 1) While My Guitar Gently Weeps 2) Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds 3) Hey Jude 4) Here Comes the Sun Yes, I loved the Abbey Road album too!!!
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@Opal26 (17679)
• United States
31 Aug 08
Oh LadyM, why don't you make the question a little more difficult!lol With all those songs you only want 3! Ok, I'll try 3. First, And I Love Her, I started singing that one in my head right away. Has beautiful words and melody. (like they all do!) Second, Yesterday-Same reason as the first song! Third-This is tough because it's the last choice your making me pick only 3!!! Hmmmm I got it Imagine- It was John Lennon and he was my favorite Beatle-I was truly devastated when I heard that he was killed. His birthday was one day before mine-October 9th-mine is October 10th. I have been to "Strawberry Fields" in Central Park many times and also to the "Dakota" where he was gunned down. I live in NY-45 minutes from the City itself. So sad. Ok, LadyM-You got your 3 choices! I still think that the Beatles will be my all time favorite group! Hands Down! or Hands Up! I was 13 the first time I saw them on the "ED Sullivan show. Do you remember???
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@LadyMarissa (12148)
• United States
1 Sep 08
John Lennon - Remembering the fallen one
YES, I remember. I'm NOT that old. I, too, was 13 the first time they were on Ed Sullivan. I remember laughing & stating I'll NEVER date a guy with hair longer than mine. 10 years later my boyfriend had hair down to his waist. When I first started this discussion, I had asked for the favorite song. I stopped before hitting submit & said NO WAY & changed it to your top 3. Imagine, Give Peace a Chance, & Beautiful Boy were 3 of my favs of John's.
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@LadyMarissa (12148)
• United States
1 Sep 08
HMMMMM...Rethinking...maybe I should have asked for the 3 LEAST favorite songs.
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@1hopefulman (45121)
• Canada
9 Sep 08
Wow, top 3 songs eh? This is going to be a hard day's night of thinking. 1. A day in the life (I think it's one of the most creative piece of music ever written. I like the way they put two unrelated songs together by John and Paul and yet somehow it fits so well. The serious and the fun. 2. Hey Jude (This song from when I first heard it till now, just radiates courage, hope, and that one can do anything. We shouldn't let anything that comes our way kill our dreams) 3. When I'm sixty-four (This is really a fun song and now 64 is not too far away. Who ever thought I'd get there) Needless to say, that there are very few songs that I don't like. Recently I saw the movie Across the Universe and the song Hold Me Tight just grabbed my attention and I can't stop dancing. hehehe
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@LadyMarissa (12148)
• United States
9 Sep 08
We must be about the same age. NEVER dreamed I'd get to be 64. Across the Universe is what started this journey of The Beatles. I was having a hard time of even coming up with my Top 10 so I thought it might be interesting to see what my friends here found to be the Top 3. Since I asked the question, I think... 1) While My Guitar Gently Weeps 2) Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds 3) Hey Jude Of course, I might change my mind tomorrow.
@mummymo (23706)
3 Sep 08
Luckily I love bands that were around before my time so I am quite up on The Beatles! it is hard to decide on a favourite but I think my top 2 would have to include Hey Jude Lady Madonna Eleanor Rigby There are loads more that i really like but these 3 are fantastic! xxx
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@LadyMarissa (12148)
• United States
3 Sep 08
Abbey Road Beatles - The Beatles from their Abbey Road album
EXCELLENT choices for somebody so young!!!
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• United States
1 Sep 08
I was young and loved the Yellow Submarine album at the time. I guess I would go with Nowhere man, All the Lonely People (was that the name of it?) When I'm 64. May sound like some odd choices but those stand out to me.
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@LadyMarissa (12148)
• United States
1 Sep 08
What might sound odd to one is a treasure to another. I like your choices!!!
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@skinnychick (6905)
• United States
3 Sep 08
Ok... Hey Jude Let it Be Here Comes the Sun This is a tough one, I grew up on the Beatles so I have some other faves too: Come Together Don't Let me down From me to you The reason I love these songs- they weren't as "fluffy" as Yellow Submarine and some of the Beatles earlier stuff. Tons of good memories with this music too!
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@LadyMarissa (12148)
• United States
3 Sep 08
YES, tons & tons of good memories.
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• United States
1 Sep 08
Penny Lane Let It Be A Day in the Life These are only three Beatles' songs that paint stories and have are near perfect combinations of melody and accompaniment. There are just way too many great Beatles' songs.
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@LadyMarissa (12148)
• United States
1 Sep 08
umhmm. Should have asked for LEAST 3
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@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
2 Sep 08
Egadzooks. Only THREE?!? Hmmm... Here Comes the Sun, because it was the song we (Pacifica radio, FM, Houston, 1969) played when we returned to the air after being bombed by the KKK. It was as wonderful as watching the sun rise after a hard, cold night, hearing that. Fixing a Hole, because it came at a time when I'd really learned to appreciate getting my head straight. And I like the tune. Blackbird. Just because it's so damned lovely. And about a hundred others....! Maggiepie
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@LadyMarissa (12148)
• United States
2 Sep 08
Good choices. I had completely forgotten about Blackbird. That might have to become my Number 5.
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@casper27 (134)
• Philippines
1 Sep 08
my top favorites songs is 1.here there and everywhere 2.i should know better 3.till there was you this song was so good to heard the beatles was my idol and many songs are good.
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@LadyMarissa (12148)
• United States
1 Sep 08
Some great choices there!!!
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