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Favorite John Solo Song?
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16 August 2012
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GeorgeTSimpson
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I don't hate lennon, he's my fourth favourite musician (after paul, george and denny lane) I love many of his beatles songs and I love one of his revolver songs: And Your Bird Can Sing, and I also wrote that in the what's your favourite revolver song thread. He was the best beatles on their first four albums (which I don't really like but I prefer john's songs on that albums over paul's and george's), and he was the best beatle on Rubber Soul and yellow submarine by far (in my opinion). He was as good as paul on help! and nearly as good on White Album but again, that's just my opinion. I need to buy glasses and I wanna buy some that look like john's (if they aren't too expenisive). Honestly, I'm a big john fan (I just don't like his solo songs very much)

Edit: My three favourite beatles albums are Abbey Road, White Album and Rubber Soul. Maybe john wasn't involved very much in Abbey Road but he was in White Album and Rubber Soul

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GeorgeTSimpson said

I don't hate lennon, he's my fourth favourite musician (after paul, george and denny lane) . Honestly, I'm a big john fan (I just don't like his solo songs very much)

Edit: My three favourite beatles albums are Abbey Road, White Album and Rubber Soul. Maybe john wasn't involved very much in Abbey Road but he was in White Album and Rubber Soul

Denny Laine?! (is in my ears and in my eyes!)

I apologize for exaggerating; I don't believe you hate John Lennon. Also, I was mistaken - I thought you posted your top 3 albums as Abbey Road, SPLHCB, and "...Naked".

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16 August 2012
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16 August 2012
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Long John Silver said

I was never sure who "made up" the riff, was it Eric? I know he plays it on the record but did he "compose it"... not sure if that is the right word lol. As riff sounds like something John would make during that period (Yer Blues and Revolution).

Undoubtedly John made it up himself - like you say, it sounds rough and basic enough, and it's credited to Lennon.

(I'd say John also wrote the main riff for the b-side too, "Don't Worry Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking For A Hand In The Snow)". That's one intense 45!)

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17 August 2012
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There are so many...

Particular stand outs: Imagine (well duh), Instant Karma, Gimme Some Truth, Watching The Wheels, the entirety of Plastic Ono Band (except My Mummy's Dead), Mind Games and #9 Dream. And Jealous Guy. And New York City. And (Just Like) Starting Over. And You Are Here. And Ain't That A Shame...

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The Walrus said
There are so many...

Particular stand outs: Imagine (well duh), Instant Karma, Gimme Some Truth, Watching The Wheels, the entirety of Plastic Ono Band (except My Mummy's Dead), Mind Games and #9 Dream. And Jealous Guy. And New York City. And (Just Like) Starting Over. And You Are Here. And Ain't That A Shame...

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Awww, Walrus...why don't you like "My Mummy's Dead"? a-hard-days-night-john-2

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I'm currently in the process of delving into the Beatles' solo work (in particular, John), so please excuse me if my answers are somewhat ignorant by sticking to his more popular tunes. 

Love, Mind Games, Imagine, Intuition (a surprisingly underrated and catchy song), (Just Like) Starting Over, God (very intense), Jealous Guy, Working Class Hero, Nutopian International Anthem (just kidding). There are several more that I really like, but I'd probably consider the ones I just listed to be at the top of my list.

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All my favourites are ones that are fairly well known but I just think to myself that there is a reason that they are the most well-known. (Jealous Guy, Woman, Love ...). It´s probably because they are among his best although there are a few that no one talks about that I love. (Is it me or does nobody ever mention Nobody Told Me?).

I also love Dear Yoko, I often find myself singing it.two-virgins

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21 September 2012
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My favorite is "It's So Hard". Being a fan of hard rocking Blues songs, this one is right in my wheelhouse.

I am also a fan of a good double entendre...and John was a master at that!a-hard-days-night-john-1

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Johns tracks from Milk And Honey are actually very good, I Dont Wanna Face It is one of my absolute faves and i really do like Nobody Told Me, its really grown on over the years. Same goes for Borrowed Time but it isnt one i like to think about due to what happened.

I put Johns songs from Double Fantasy and Milk And Honey together in itunes since they are from the same sessions and they make a really strong collection of songs.

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