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Best and worst from each album
28 December 2011
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Taxman: "Least Favourite: Here There And Everywhere. Nice vocals but doesn't really go anywhere."

 

Taxman, for what it's worth, a few years ago I went to hear McCartney be interviewed. He was asked what his favorite Beatle song (of his) was. He answered, "Here, There, and Everywhere." He was particular proud of the fact that it DOES go somewhere -  the middle eight neatly comes right back to the main melody. Food for thought... (for some time, it seemed to be the most popular wedding song around)

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Here, There and Everywhere was also one of John's favourites. Ive said it before that the backing vocals on it are so lush, i get lost in them every time. The same kind of things happens with What Goes On but George's guitar and Ringo's deadpan vocal lift me out.

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6 January 2012
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I don't want to call the last song "the worst" it's just sound to mean :p

Let's just say it's the song I like at least.

 

Please Please Me:

14) A Taste Of Honey

1) I Saw Her Standing There

 

With The Beatles:

14) Hold Me Tight

1) Roll Over Beethoven

 

A Hard Day's Night:

13) When I Get Home

1) Can't Buy Me Love

 

Beatles for Sale:

14) Words Of Love

1) Kansas City / Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!

 

Help!:

14) You Like Me Too Much

1) Dizzy Miss Lizzy

 

Rubber Soul:

14) Run For Your Life

1) Nowhere Man

 

Revolver:

14) Good Day Sunshine

1) Got To Get You Into My Life

 

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band:

13) Fixing A Hole

1) With a Little Help from My Friends

 

Magical Mystery Tour:

11) Your Mother Should Know

1) All You Need Is Love

 

The Beatles (The White Album):

31) The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill

1) Cry Baby Cry

 

Yellow Submarine:

4) All Together Now

1) Hey Bulldog

 

Abbey Road:

17) Her Majesty

1) Golden Slumbers

 

Let It Be:

12) Maggie Mae

1) I've Got a Feeling

 

Past Masters vol. 1:

18) Sie Liebt Dich (* sorry, I just don't like this song sung in German)

1) She's a Woman

 

Past Masters vol. 2:

15) You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)

1) Don't Let Me Down

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8 January 2012
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Please Please Me best i saw her standing or Twist And Shout worst Do You Want To Know A Secret sorry george

with the beatles best money worst please mr postman it just drives me mad

a hard days night best And I Love Her worst tell me why

beatles for sale best no reply worst Mr Moonlight enough said

help best help worst Tell Me What You See

Rubber Soul best in my life worst run for your life urgh

revolver best Tomorrow Never Knows worst dr robert

Sgt Pepper best A Day In The Life worst good morning

Magical Mystery Tour best strawberry fields worst flying

White Album best blackbird worst bungalow bill my least fav beatle song

let it be best two of us worst Dig A Pony

Abbey Road best Here Comes The Sun worst sun king

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 peace and love

9 January 2012
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Please Please Me

Best: I Saw Her Standing There/Twist And Shout

Worst: Misery

With The Beatles

Best: All My Loving

Worst: I Wanna Be Your Man

A Hard Day's Night

Best: Any Time At All/Things We Said Today

Worst: I'll Be Back

Beatles For Sale

Best: All of them!

Worst: There isn't one!

Help!

Best: Another Girl/Help!/I've Just Seen A Face

Worst: There isn't one!

Rubber Soul

Best: The Word/I'm Looking Through You

Worst: What Goes On

Revolver

Best: She Said She Said/I'm Only Sleeping/Got To Get You Into My Life

Worst: Here,There and Everywhere (Sorry! I just don't listen to it as much as the rest of the album)

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Best: Lovely Rita

Worst: When I'm Sixty-Four

Magical Mystery Tour

Best: I Am The Walrus/Baby You're A Rich Man/Your Mother Should Know

Worst: Blue Jay Way

The Beatles (The White Album)

Best: Back In The USSR/Dear Prudence/Honey Pie/Rocky Raccoon/Savoy Truffle

Worst: Cry Baby Cry/The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill/Good Night

Yellow Submarine (Excluding George Martin's orchestral pieces)

Best: Heyy Bulldog

Worst: Only A Northern Song

Abbey Road

Best: The Abbey Road Medley

Worst: Her Majesty

Let It Be

Best: Two Of Us/Across The Universe/One After 909/I've Got A Feeling

Worst: Dig It

See All Without Looking, Do All Without Doing 
28 January 2012
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Please Please Me: There's a Place/PS I Love You. There's a Place is VERY underrated, really shows early Lennon-McCartney. And PS I Love You just annoys me. 

With the Beatles: All I've Got To Do/Not A Second Time. Classic song, and again, simply irritating song.

A Hard Day's Night: If I Fell/Tell Me Why. If I Fell IMO is even better than A Hard Day's Night and Can't Buy Me Love, which are usually the favorites. And Tell Me Why is just repetitive and annoying.

Beatles for Sale: No Reply/Words Of Love. Absolutely LOVE No Reply, but not the monotone vocals of WOL.

Help!: Help!/Dizzy Miss Lizzy. Help! is just a great start to a great album, but DML doesn't close it off well, especially when it follows Yesterday.

Rubber Soul: In My Life/nothing! Rubber Soul is not only my favorite album, but has my favorite Beatles song, In My Life. Literally don't hate a single track on this (No, not even What Goes On Ringo haters)

Revolver: I Want to Tell You/nothing! (again!) I Want to Tell You is far too underrated, especially coming from George. Again, not a single bad track on this album.

Sgt. Pepper: Lovely Rita/Good Morning Good Morning. I don't necessarily hate GMGM, but its just not my favorite song. Love the whole album, close second would be Lucy.

Magical Mystery Tour: Hello, Goodbye/Flying. Love the ending of HG a lot, and Flying is just an odd song, being an instrumental written by all four Beatles. But, still don't hate it. 

The Beatles (Disc 1): Martha My Dear or I'm So Tired/While My Guitar Gently Weeps. Happiness through Blackbird is the best either disc has to offer, and I just don;t see the appeal of WMGGW, I never liked it at all.

The Beatles (Disc 2): Long, Long, Long/Revolution 1 or Cry Baby Cry. Absolutely love LLL, again, another underrated George song. And yes, Revolution 1, not 9. I actually don't mind 9, but at 12 AM, it would freak me out. And CBC is just one of those songs I never got into.

Yellow Submarine: Hey Bulldog/It's All Too Much. Hey Bulldog is an incredible song, especially the end when Paul and John are talking nonsense. It's All Too Much is just too long (no pun intended) to enjoy, but I like the Psychedelic feel.   

Abbey Road: Oh! Darling/Nothing!! Love everything on Abbey Road, especially the medley. And we all know who Oh Darling is about *cough cough* John *cough cough*

Let It Be: For You Blue/Get Back. And the end of the Beatles saga is over (I know AR was recorded before). For You Blue is a great GEorge song, right at the peak of him becoming as great a songwriter as John or Paul. And Get Back IMO is not a good song, and it's not even what Paul wanted the lyrics to be in the first place. 

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28 January 2012
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I will give this a go. I still haven't heard Please Please Me or picked up Past Masters yet so here I go...

 

With the Beatles

 

Fav: All My Loving

Least: Roll Over Beethovan

 

A Hard Day's Night (I've just recently heard this one so all of them are GREAT! Since I have to choose however...)

 

Fav: I'll Be Back

Least: Can't By Me Love (Never been a fan of that song)

 

Beatles for Sale

 

Fav: What You're Doing

Least: Honey Don't

 

Help!

 

Fav: Help!

Least: Tell Me What You See

 

Rubber Soul

 

Fav: Nowhere Man

Least: The Word

 

Revolver

 

Fave: For No One

Least: Dr. Robert

 

Sgt. Pepper

 

Fave: Within You Without You

Least: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Don't kill me...I do like the song but it's never been a favorite!)

 

Magical Mystery Tour

 

Fave: Strawberry Feilds Forever

Least: Baby You're A Rich Man

 

White Album Side 1

 

Fave: While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Least: Wild Honey Pie

 

White Album Side 2

 

Fave: Revolution 1

Least: Revolution 9

 

Yellow Submarine

 

Fave: Hey Bulldog

Least: Yellow Submarine (I like it better on Revolver!)

 

Let It Be

 

Fave: I've Got A Feeling

Least: For You Blue

 

Abbey Road

 

Fave: I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Least: Sun King

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24 March 2012
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Please Please Me- Favourite: Ask Me Why (very sweet song) Least Favourite: A Taste Of Honey (doesn't even sound like the Beatles)

With the Beatles- Favourite: Don't Bother Me (somewhat dark, unlike the rest of the album) Least Favourite: Little Child (I like it but not as well as the others)

A Hard Day's Night- Favourite: If I Fell (good lyrics) Least Favourite: When I Get Home (I don't really care for the vocals)

Beatles For Sale- Favourite: What You're Doing (those voices...)  Least Favourite: Kansas City (I can't even listen to it all the way through)

Help- Favourite: You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (folksy) Least Favourite: Act Naturally (too country)

Rubber Soul- Favourite: If I Needed Someone (I just love the darkness of the middle eight) Least Favourite: What Goes On (too country for my taste)

Revolver- Favourite: Tomorrow Never Knows (great song that is COMPLETELY different from anything from Rubber Soul) Least Favourite: Yellow Submarine (nothing great)

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band- Favourite: Lovely Rita (so catchy!) Least Favourite: Getting Better (I like it, but not as well as everything else)

The Beatles Disc One- Favourite: Martha My Dear (piano is amazing) Least Favourite: Wild Honey Pie (no real meaning there)

The Beatles Disc Two- Favourite: Long, Long, Long (gorgeous; period) Least Favourite: Good Night (it gets old)

Yellow Submarine- Favourite: Only A Northern Song (such honest lyrics..) Least Favourite: Yellow Submarine (I love the rest but don't care for this particular track)

Abbey Road- Favourite: Because (haunting vocals) Least Favourite: Maxwell's Silver Hammer (catchy, but a waste of money and time)

Let It Be- Favourite: Across The Universe (what can I say?) Least Favourite: The Long And Winding Road (too slow)

14 April 2012
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Please Please Me

 

- I Saw Her Standing There (it's absolutely crazy and I just feel the urge to dance when I hear it, and Paul's vocals are amazing)

- Misery (I like this song, but if I have to choose the least favourite of the album, it would be this one, 'cause their harmonies really make me think about misery)

 

With the Beatles

 

- All My Loving (it's just a classic of the early Beatles era, even though I found it hard to choose between this one and "Don't Bother Me")

- Devil In Her Heart (I don't like the opening chords, and the lyrics are a bit silly)

 

A Hard Day's Night

 

- And I Love Her (this absolutely awesome, the melody, the lyrics, Paul's sweet voice... Another alternative would have been the title track)

- I'll Cry Instead (the song sounds miserable, and John sings it in this painful voice)

 

Beatles For Sale


Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby (one of George's best vocal performance, he just blows this song away, and the rhythm is good)

- I'll Follow The Sun (I was never a big fan of this one, and the lyrics sound a bit too mean for the sweet melody)

 

Help!

 

- The Night Before (the bass lines are awesome, and Paul's voice too, one of my favourite Beatles tunes)

- Act Naturally (actually, I really like this song, but if I have to choose my least favourite...)

 

Rubber Soul

 

- Drive My Car (the beginning guitar chords are great, and I just love the "beep beep, beep beep, yeah" part)

- What Goes On (apart from the solo in the middle, it's not that good, and the lyrics are depressing, always these girls breaking the guys' hearts)

 

Revolver

 

- Eleanor Rigby (the arrangement is really good, and Paul's vocals are clear, and I also love the lyrics)

- Love You To (I love George's indian songs, but I think the ones he did later were musically better. Another alternative would have been Doctor Robert)

 

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

 

- A Day In The Life (this is the song with best orchestral arrangement I've ever heard in my whole life; both John's and Paul's vocals are great)

- Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! (this song reminds me too much of a circus, and I always hated to go to the circus; John's vocals sound a little dreary)

 

Magical Mystery Tour


- Baby You're A Rich Man (the instrumental arrangement at the beginning is so awesome, and I love to sing the refrain)

- Flying (just 'cause it has any words in it)

 

The Beatles (The White Album)

 

- Back In The USSR / While My Guitar Gently Weeps (I had to put these two 'cause I can't decide between them, for me they're both the best tracks of the album)

- Revolution 9 (God, how much I HATE this song. It has now words, no sense, nothing. I freak out when I hear it, and it makes me feel miserable.)

 

Yellow Submarine (I'm not including the instrumental tracks by George Martin)

 

- Hey Bulldog (it's a catchy song, the lyrics are cool, and I love the bass on it. John and Paul's duet is just perfect.)

- Only A Northern Song (it's one of George's worst songs)

 

Abbey Road

 

- Something / You Never Give Me Your Money (again, I had to put two tracks among the best, 'cause they're both so great, musically and vocally, they're just two of my favourites of the Beatles)

- Mean Mr. Mustard (John sings it again in that dreary voice that I don't like)

 

Let It Be

 

- Let It Be (it's one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard, it's just perfect)

- Maggie Mae (it's badly sung from John, and I don't like the song itself. I like to sing along for fun, but I've never listened to it much)

14 May 2012
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I had to cop out on "best song" for about four albums because I like too many of them too much. But I had a go:

Please Please Me

Best: There's A Place (criminally underrated, awesome harmony between John and Paul, just beats out I Saw Her Standing There)

Worst: Ask Me Why (just never really liked it, one of the more dated tracks on the album)

With the Beatles

Best: It Won't Be Long (an opener which the album never really manages to live up to IMO)

Worst: Little Child

A Hard Day's Night

Best: If I Fell (stiff competition, but this is still one of the most beautiful songs ever written)

Worst: I'll Cry Instead (dull melody, John sounds uninterested, don't like the whole country thing) 

Beatles for Sale

Best: No Reply (astonishingly good, although I'm tempted to nominate two or three others on this album)

Worst: Honey Don't (duh)

Help!

Best: Ticket To Ride

Worst: You Like Me Too Much (this song has always grated on me)

Rubber Soul

Best: I'm tempted to say the whole album, it's simply impossible to choose

Worst: Wait

Revolver

Best: Again, can't choose, I could make a case for the majority of the songs

Worst: Doctor Robert (just feels somehow slightly uninspired comparatively)

Sgt Peppers' Lonely Hearts Club Band

Best: A Day In The Life is probably the best from an objective standpoint, but there are a few songs I'd listen to more readily and more often

Worst: She's Leaving Home (too ornate, too syrupy) 

Magical Mystery Tour

Best: Hello Goodbye

Worst: Blue Jay Way

The Beatles (White Album)

Best: Happiness Is A Warm Gun

Worst: Don't Pass Me By (give me Revolution 9 over this tripe)

Abbey Road

Best: An impossible decision

Worst: She Came In Through The Bathroom Window (though by no means is it bad)

Let It Be

Best: Let It Be

Worst: Dig It

Past Masters I

Best: This Boy

Worst: Matchbox

Past Masters II

Best: Practically every song reigns supreme

Worst: The Inner Light

 


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19 May 2012
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Please Please Me - best "Twist And Shout", worst "Anna (go to him)"

With the Beatles - best "It Won't be Long", worst "Little Child"/"Hold Me Tight"

A Hard Day's Night - best "A Hard Day's Night", worst "I'll Cry Instead" (personal favorite "I'll Be Back")

Beatles for Sale - best "Eight Day's a Week", worst is too many to list (it's my least favorite album of theirs, so I'll leave it at that)

Help! - best "Yesterday" (not my favorite, but it's the best), worst "You Like Me Too Much"

Rubber Soul - best "In My Life" amongst others, worst "You Won't See Me"

Revolver - best (too many to list) a toss up between "Eleanor Rigby" and "Tomorrow Never Knows", worst "And Your Bird Can Sing" (if that's the worst song on the album, you know why it's their best album)

Sgt Pepper - best "A Day In The Life" by far, worst "Lovely Rita"/"Fixing A Hole"  (Paul filler because John didn't write enough songs)

Magical Mystery Tour EP - it's all pretty terrible, but if I have to venture - best is the rambling "I Am The Walrus", worst "Blue Jay Way"

The Beatles - best "Happiness Is A Warm Gun", worst "Yer Blues" (yuck)

Yellow Submarine - best "All Together Now", worst "It's Only A Northern Song" (the horns give me a headache)

Abbey Road - best "Come Together"/"Something" are equal, worst "Oh Darling"/"Maxwell's Silver Hammer" (not a good album for Paul)

Let it Be - best "Get Back", worst "Dig it" and most of the rest of the Lennon songs  (personal favorite "I've Got a Feeing")

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sweetsf said

Abbey Road - best "Come Together"/"Something" are equal, worst "Oh Darling"/"Maxwell's Silver Hammer" (not a good album for Paul)

Wow, really? I'd say that Paul was at his strongest on that album, some consider the medley the best thing he's ever masterminded and committed to tape.

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19 May 2012
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Once there was a way to get back homewards. Once there was a way to get back home; sleep pretty darling do not cry. And I will sing a lullaby
20 May 2012
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I change my mind about Help!

Favourite: It's Only Love

Least Favourite: Yesterday (everyone will hate me for the rest of my life for that....)

20 May 2012
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No LennonCloset why should we hate you, anyone can say what he means, i know that many people love All You Need Is Love and yellow submarine but i hate them. Everyone likes different songs

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20 May 2012
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LennonCloset said
Least Favourite: Yesterday (everyone will hate me for the rest of my life for that....)

I know what you mean. Yesterday is a fine, fine piece of songwriting and possibly deserves the status it has achieved, but it really is so overplayed that I struggle to listen to it. I can't say that about any other Beatles song really.

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I'd always take two of the best   ahdn_george_08

 

Please Please Me :    I Saw Her Standing There, Please Please Me

                             A Taste Of Honey

 

With the Beatles :     It won't be long, All My Loving

                            Hold Me Tight

 

A Hard Day's Night :  I should have known better, Can't Buy Me Love

                           Any Time At All

 

Beatles for Sale    :  No Reply, I'll Follow The Sun

                           Words Of Love

 

Help!  :           Help!, Ticket To Ride

                    Dizzy Miss Lizzy

 

Rubber Soul :    Norwegian Wood, In my life

                     What goes on

 

Revolver :    I'm Only Sleeping, And Your Bird Can Sing

                  Love You To

 

Sgt. Pepper's lonely hearts club band :     Getting better, A Day In The Life

                                                        Within You Without You

 

Magical Mystery Tour :     I Am The Walrus, Strawberry Fields Forever

                                   Blue Jay Way

 

White Album 1 :     While My Guitar Gently Weeps, I'm so tired

                          Wild Honey Pie

 

White Album 2 :    Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey, Helter Skelter

                         Revolution 9 and if this doesn't count as a real song it would be Good night

 

Yellow Submarine : Hey Bulldog, All You Need Is Love

                          All together now

Abbey Road :    Here Comes The Sun, Medley a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

                     Maxwell's Silver Hammer

 

Let it be  :   Across The Universe, Let it be

                 Dig it

 

Past Masters Vol.1 :  She loves you, I feel fine

                             Matchbox

 

Past Masters Vol.2 : We Can Work It Out, Revolution

                            The Ballad Of John And Yoko 

 

  

 

                    

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Drake 42681 said
YS:Hey Bulldog/Yellow Submarine

 

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