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Ranking the medley songs from Abbey Road (+ "Her Majesty")
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10 August 2014
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I can't really rank this as I consider it a whole piece by itself.

But what I can say, however, is my favourite song. And that's The End.

It features the solos that really energise you with everything rock'n'roll represents. It's that primal excitement. As I like to think of myself as a "rocker dude", this is the pinnacle of r'n'r to me. It's that something.

And not to mention the final words. It might seem funny but I kinda get too emotional thinking about last songs for any performer or band, and this one is the best example. But the words, man. Those are words to live by.

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Funny Paper said
I agree for the most part with your philosophy of ranking and I enjoyed reading your analysis of the songs.  To me, it's more impressionistic than rigorous, and your point about different contexts makes sense.  One thing I don't relish is considering a "best" Beatles song (there have been threads here asking fellow BBers which song is the "best" on a given album, or even overall).  As I remarked on this forum many moons ago, often such a prospect is like choosing which child you don't want King Solomon to kill.  Even so, I have a vague sense in my mind of a few songs jostling or bubbling their way up to the vicinity of the top --
Penny Lane, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, You Never Give Me Your Money, Hello, Goodbye, Good Morning, Good Morning, Come Together, Back in the U.S.S.R., etc. -- but I don't like thinking about this too carefully.


I don't think there is a "Best" Beatle song. I don't even have a favorite; it changes day to day. Honestly, I consider Strawberry Fields, Penny Lane, and A Day In The Life to be their so called crowning achievements because they were so revolutionary. After that point, they weren't as influential, which isn't to say they weren't, but just not to the extent as on those three songs. They also mark a convenient apex, after which their breakup truly begins.

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