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Songs Everyone Should Listen To, Before They Die
17 October 2013
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So I have to write a short talk in English about a song everyone should hear before they die. I'm struggling to pick one what with all the Dylan, Clapton, Harrison, Lennon, Simon & Garfunkel and of course Beatles songs swirling around in my head!

So what are the songs you think everyone should listen to before they die?

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17 October 2013
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A Day In The Life. You could talk as much about the cultural impact as much as the experience of hearing the song itself.

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17 October 2013
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AppleScruffJunior said

So what are the songs you think everyone should listen to before they die?

Off the top of my head, I would suggest "Taxman," because George offers sage advice "for those who die." He councils the soon-to-be-departed to "beware the pennies on their eyes." It's always good to have a financial plan in place like that, for the inevitable end. ;-)

18 October 2013
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Here Comes The Sun, because it's beautiful(even though it IS popular)
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Ticket To Ride (because of the harmonies so people get a good idea about harmonies)1

Across The Universe

God(John Lennon)

All I can think of at the moment ahdn_paul_06

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18 October 2013
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AppleScruffJunior said
So I have to write a short talk in English about a song everyone should hear before they die. I'm struggling to pick one what with all the Dylan, Clapton, Harrison, Lennon, Simon & Garfunkel and of course Beatles songs swirling around in my head!

So what are the songs you think everyone should listen to before they die?

Dylan: "Tangled Up in Blue," "If You See Her, Say Hello," "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall," "The Times They Are A-Changing," "Masters of War, "Like A Rolling Stone"... mja can give you other Dylan songs.

Clapton: "Layla," "Bell Bottom Blues," "Let It Grow"

Harrison: "Something," "Here Comes The Sun, "Life Itself," "All Things Must Pass"

Lennon: "Mother," "God," "Imagine," "Across The Universe"

I don't know my Simon & Garfunkel all that well.

A few others to consider: "What I'd Say" from Ray Charles; "September Gurls" from Big Star; "Mystery Train" from Elvis Presley

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18 October 2013
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She's Leaving Home

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Dear Prudence

The man from the motor trade sang that song to Dear Prudence and that's what spurred her to leave home.

18 October 2013
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wetsroosa said

AppleScruffJunior said
So I have to write a short talk in English about a song everyone should hear before they die. I'm struggling to pick one what with all the Dylan, Clapton, Harrison, Lennon, Simon & Garfunkel and of course Beatles songs swirling around in my head!

So what are the songs you think everyone should listen to before they die?

Dylan: "Tangled Up in Blue," "If You See Her, Say Hello," "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall," "The Times They Are A-Changing," "Masters of War, "Like A Rolling Stone"... mja can give you other Dylan songs.

Clapton: "Layla," "Bell Bottom Blues," "Let It Grow"

Harrison: "Something," "Here Comes The Sun, "Life Itself," "All Things Must Pass"

Lennon: "Mother," "God," "Imagine," "Across The Universe"

I don't know my Simon & Garfunkel all that well.

A few others to consider: "What I'd Say" from Ray Charles; "September Gurls" from Big Star; "Mystery Train" from Elvis Presley

Simon & Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water, The Sound of Silence, I am a Rock, Homeward Bound, and their classic Mrs.Robinson

Lennon: Instant Karma, Imagine, Watching the Wheels, Happy Christmas, Starting Over, Woman

Dylan: The Times They are a Changin', Blowin' in the Wind, All Along The Watchtower (Jimi Hendrix Version), Like a Rolling Stone 

Clapton: Wonderful Tonight, Layla, Cocaine

Harrison: My Sweet Lord, What Is Life, Give Me Love, I Got My Mind Set On You (I know its a cover), All Things Must Pass

Oy! This is going to be difficult

The Beatles: Strawberry Fields, Blackbird, All You Need Is Love, A Day In The Life, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Across The Universe, Let It Be, Shes Leaving Home, For No One, Eleanor Rigby, You've Got To Hide Your Love Away, Something, Yesterday, Here Comes The Sun, In My Life, Revolution or Helter Skelter (if they need a little rockin' element).

18 October 2013
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"This Is The Life" - Living Colour

Beatles? "Within You Without You".

Not so much for the tunes though they are great, but for their messages.

18 October 2013
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All You Need Is Love and Let It Be.  Lennon/McCartney words to live by.  a-hard-days-night-john-1a-hard-days-night-paul-8

 

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

18 October 2013
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The one that came to mind immediately is In My Life which looks back at the past with friends and lovers before the current love. Either that or Yesterday. Or if going off the wall and at a tangent I Am The Walrus down to its sheer insanity.

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18 October 2013
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I we talking just Beatles songs?

If so, Let It Be. I know most people would've probably heard it anyway, but listen to it. Everyone should listen to the words at least once.

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

18 October 2013
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I would say "Let It Be" - and YES!  Really listen to what it has to say.

If I picked one song of Paul's, it would be "Here Today"heart  And again, really listen to the words.  After losing both my Dad and my Sister - that song has incredible meaning to me.

"....take a sad song & make it Meilleur"....

18 October 2013
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I'm not sure I can think of any songs that "everyone" "should" hear - that sounds as though we're looking for songs that have a universal/universalist message that we can all benefit from, and I doubt that there are any of those! If "Imagine" or "Give Peace a Chance" were gonna change the world, they would've done so by now. But if we're just choosing a song we really like, I think the Drifters' "Up On The Roof" is pretty much perfect.

And HeyTrud, even though I've never had any particular love for "Here Today" (or "Let it Be", for that matter), I'm glad they give comfort to you! heart

(P.S. Hey, my sister's in Edmonton right now! She's visiting one of her former psychology students.)

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18 October 2013
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This sounds like the kind of challenge that the young, eager John Lennon and Paul McCartney would have relished as songwriters: to come up with a song that everyone should hear before they die. I can imagine them both seriously sitting down by themselves and trying to oudo the other one with the most universal positive message that they could come up with. John would probably have a lyrical advantage here, with his ear for "All You Need Is Love"-like sound bites. And Paul would be somewhat better able to write a stirring anthem that would hit all the aural "pleasure buttons." And if they were in good enough moods, they might have composed this mythical song together. Wouldn't we have all liked to hear the results of that challenge? :)

18 October 2013
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I'd like to hear that yes, but only because I'm a huge Beatles fan! I don't think there's any way such a song will be appealing to all people, or even most people. Whether they already have goodwill in their hearts or not. Some people hate being preached to!

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18 October 2013
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vonbontee said
 Some people hate being preached to!

You are so right. Now, I'm amusing myself thinking about what this mythical Lennon-McCartney universal anthem might consist of: For instance, a comically pompous title like "(Everybody Hear This) Before You Die." Now that's actually something that I can see the young John Lennon getting into. He would write a satirical litany of advice for everybody under the sun, kind of like his "I don't believe in"... lyrics for "God." I'm sure they would have come up with a suitably stirring melody, though. :)

18 October 2013
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Or if you have been reading another thread, you might have read this as "Songs Everyone Should Listen To, Before They Dye"

18 October 2013
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Ahhh Girl said
Or if you have been reading another thread, you might have read this as "Songs Everyone Should Listen To, Before They Dye"

Ahhh Girl, that was me who posted that corny gag about "Live And Let Dye." I'm not sure I want to take credit for it, though. I actually hesitated before posting it, because it is so corny. (Hesitated a couple seconds, at least.) ;-)

Imagine trying to write a song that appealed to everyone on earth... all the different religions and philosophies... Hmm... the more I think about this, the more I Imagine that someone did try to write this song...

 

18 October 2013
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Bungalow Bob said

Ahhh Girl said
Or if you have been reading another thread, you might have read this as "Songs Everyone Should Listen To, Before They Dye"

Ahhh Girl, that was me who posted that corny gag about "Live And Let Dye." I'm not sure I want to take credit for it, though. I actually hesitated before posting it, because it is so corny. (Hesitated a couple seconds, at least.) ;-)

Imagine trying to write a song that appealed to everyone on earth... all the different religions and philosophies... Hmm... the more I think about this, the more I Imagine that someone did try to write this song...

 

Sorry Bungalow Bob. I do remember you adding that to the conversation now. The meeting I'm in is dragging on and on, and I'm hungry for lunch. Please forgive.

 

18 October 2013
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Ahhh Girl said

Bungalow Bob said

Ahhh Girl said
Or if you have been reading another thread, you might have read this as "Songs Everyone Should Listen To, Before They Dye"

Ahhh Girl, that was me who posted that corny gag about "Live And Let Dye." I'm not sure I want to take credit for it, though. I actually hesitated before posting it, because it is so corny. (Hesitated a couple seconds, at least.) ;-)

Imagine trying to write a song that appealed to everyone on earth... all the different religions and philosophies... Hmm... the more I think about this, the more I Imagine that someone did try to write this song...

 

Sorry Bungalow Bob. I do remember you adding that to the conversation now. The meeting I'm in is dragging on and on, and I'm hungry for lunch. Please forgive.

 

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