1 May 2011
10 August 2011
Ben Ramon said, "I initially gave AHDN to John by "miles", but I've re-evaluated a bit. Although John is clearly the dominant songwriter, it would be unfair to deny Paul the fact that his three contributions (And I Love Her, Can't Buy Me Love and Things We Said Today) are all superb and all rank among the best on the record."
Glad to see at least one person agrees with me (see post 11 on page 1 of this thread).
9 February 2012
Drake 42681 said
Please Please Me - Paul
With The Beatles - John
A Hard Days Night - John
Beatles For Sale - John
Help! - TIE Paul and John
Rubber Soul - John
Revolver - John Paul and George Tied For 2nd
Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band – Paul
Magical Mystery Tour – John
The White Album – TIE Paul and George
Yellow Submarine – George
Abbey Road – George
Let It Be – Paul
John 6 alone/13 1 Tie/13
Paul 3 alone/13 2 Ties/13
George 2 alone/13 1 Tie/13
yeah, this sounds about right to me.
29 September 2012
Please Please Me: Lennon
With the Beatles: Lennon (this and for the former for the obvious reason)
A Hard Day's Night: Lennon, followed closely by McCartney with his three great early songs; but most of them were GREAT Lennon songs
Beatles for Sale: McCartney (I'll Follow the Sun is one of his best)
Help!: Lennon (he has more hits on this one, with Help!, You've Got to Hide Your Love Away (the best), You're Gonna Lose That Girl, and Ticket to Ride)
Rubber Soul: Lennon (three masterpieces in one overshadow McCartney's and Harrison's OK songs. His Norwegian Wood, Nowhere Man, Girl and In My Life keep this album from being overrated, because not many of the others are greats songs. Ironic that Lennon also has the worst song on here, Run For Your Life.)
Revolver: McCartney – though Lennon/Harrison also turn in great work, this is the peak of McCartney's songwriting. Nowhere else did he have so many great songs on one album (Eleanor Rigby, Here There and Everywhere, Good Day Sunshine, For No One, Got to Get You Into My Life).
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band: Harrison – I think Within You Without You is the first truly great Harrison song, a full-blown Indian composition latent with indulgent sounds that captivate the mind and spirit, even more than Lennon's simply experimental trippy songs) And since there is no big amount of great songs from Lennon or McCartney, Harrison wins.
Magical Mystery Tour: Lennon – Penny Lane aside, all other McCartney compositions are pure drivel crap, with no thought put into the lyrics, even though the melodies are still wonderful for the most part. But pit against Lennon's brilliant rhyme I Am the Walrus, the enigmatic Strawberry Fields Forever and the soulful mantra All You Need is Love, they are no match.
Yellow Submarine: Harrison – by default, because he did most of it
The Beatles (Part 1): Harrison – all he needed was that masterpiece While My Guitar Gently Weeps (the best song on the entire album), but the clever Baroque-influenced satire of Piggies doesn't hurt either
The Beatles (Part 2): Lennon – I defend Revolution 9 for its ambition, and it isn't meant to be catchy or meaningful, but just an exercise in avant-garde. But Lennon has some of his greatest late hard rock here (Yer Blues, Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey), and the souring Sexy Sadie, plus the understated melancholy Cry Baby Cry.
Let It Be: Lennon – Across the Universe is a masterpiece on a very flawed album, a standout, pure and simple, deep and true, only a little altered by the overblown Spector production. McCartney's soulful contributions were destroyed.
Abbey Road: Harrison – although Lennon has some more incredible offerings, Harrison, with his two breakthrough songs Something and Here Comes the Sun, shows the most growth as an artist
6 December 2012
12 January 2013
Please Please Me John
With the Beatles John and George
A Hard Days Night John
Beatles For Sale John
Rubber Soul John
Sgt Pepper Paul
The Beatles John
Yellow Submarine George
Abbey Road George
Let it Be Paul
John wins of course
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28 January 2013
Please Please Me – John
John had great vocals, and great songs in the album, not to mention their first No. 1 Please Please Me in the album and as the title.
With The Beatles – John
John once again had great vocals such as in Money, and great songwriting.
A Hard Day's Night – John
John had most of the songwriting done in this album. He wrote 9 songs, and co wrote 1 with Paul. He also sang in 11 songs including lead and backing vocals.
Beatles For Sale – Paul
Paul had more great songs like I'll Follow The Sun, and has a great vocal in Kansas City. Had Leave My Kitten Alone been included John would probably beat Paul, or tie with him.
Help! – John
Again John took the lead role in songwriting, and vocals, writing 4 songs that made the film, and a few that made the second side.
Rubber Soul – John
Nowhere Man, and In My Life highlighted the album, with Girl and The Word standed closeby. However I am disatisfied with Run For Your Life, and a little bit of Norwegian Wood
Revolver – Paul
Paul began to lead The Beatles here. His songwriting grew with For No One, and Here There and Everywhere. John and George followed closely, because of Lennon's expirimental music, and George's guitar playing and songwriting.
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band – Paul
Paul leading the group wrote most the songs on Pepper. John's songs were okay too, however some were banned from the BBC for drug references as we all know
Magical Mystery Tour – Paul
Another one of Paul's ideas, John and George contributed one song on the first side of the LP, while Paul wrote the rest. (Not counting Flying.) The second side was dominated by both John and Paul.
The Beatles (Pt. 1) – George
George's While MY Guitar Gently Weeps set the bar pretty high up for the group. Piggies helped too.
The Beatles (Part 2.) – John
John I guess dominates here. Sexy Sadie Cry Baby Cry, Yer Blues, and Everybody's Got Something To Hide were good.
Yellow Submarine – George
Yellow Submarine was the album in which George had more orignal songs than the others. Yellow Submarine, and All You Need is Love have been released before, All Together Now, and Hey Bulldog are the only new Lennon-McCartney songs on the album, and George's songs are my favorite songs of his, the album, and are pretty high up in my favorite Beatles songs list.
Abbey Road – Paul
Though i orignally listed George for his most famous songs, I switched to Paul for his Abbey Road Medely on side 2 with him writing a majority of the songs. John departing his group was very little involved at the end of this album.
Let It Be – Paul
Another one of Paul's ideas. Paul even got the album name of it.
Poor Ringo, didn't get a spot
Almost sounds like how much a typical Beatles album songlist is written.
16 January 2011
After reading through everyones posts I found this to be one of the more interesting discussions. I usually just read posts and dont comment unless I feel like I can really contribute to the discussion with something meaningful. That said, I am always looking for the opinion of other true fans of The Beatles. As far as strongest Beatle per album, its hard to argue with the majority of what I saw. The one thing that stood out to me and wasnt really discussed was the overwhelming opinion for Paul as the strongest Beatle on Magical Mystery Tour.
If were talking about he first 6 tracks (associated with the film) MMT, The fool on the hill, Flying, Blue jay way, Your mother should know, and I am the walrus. I agree Paul has a stronger contribution. However if were talking about the American release with the singles, I have to say John has it quite easily.
I am the Walrus, Strawberry fields forever, Baby youre a rich man, and All you need is love. With the these four songs I cant see how Paul would have it so easily, TFOTH, YMSK and Penny Lane are great songs but IMO arent as solid as SFF or BYARM, much less the complex sound and lyrics of I am the walrus.
Magical Mystery Tour is a favorite album of mine. The first 6 tracks I feel represent more of a concept album than Pepper (I do recognize that MMT isnt an album). For those who thought or still think Paul has the stronger contribution on that album Id like to know the rationale behind that.
5 November 2011
Baby, You're a Rich Man is not all John. I don't consider the US version of MMT a Beatles album. They just put a bunch of previously released songs at the end of the UK MMT, I guess so people could go out and buy something they only need half of, but have to pay for the whole thing anyways.
1 May 2011
The US MMT was issued as there wasnt a market in America for EP's. Capitol got permission to add the remain '67 a and b sides to the British ep tracks for their own album. As for the rip-off of buying songs again well the US fans had been doing that since the start of '64.
Personally i dont like the album that much as many on side 1 arent that good.
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