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If Paul were to sing you one song
21 September 2013
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If you had one shot at having Paul McCartney sing you one of his songs…any one you choose…which one would you request? Would your request be different if he were singing it just to you alone in a studio or if he were singing it to you on a stage at one of his concerts before a packed out stadium? So, yes, you can give 2 answers if needed, one for in a studio and one for at a concert. If your answer changes in a few weeks or months and this awesome opportunity hasn't presented itself to you already, you can update your choice(s).

In either setting, I'm requesting "English Tea".

21 September 2013
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It would be Junk. And not the Singalong version.

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Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

21 September 2013
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parlance said
It would be Junk. And not the Singalong version.

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I'd like to be there if he played it for you at a concert. I'd like to see your smile.

 

21 September 2013
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And I certainly would! :-D

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Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

21 September 2013
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Interesting question.

Neil Young sang a song for me and a mate in Sydney a few months ago.  I had never seen him live in spite of being a fan since 1970 or so, and bought tickets when he and the Horse announced their tour down here.  He had a pretty stable setlist just prior to getting here, but there was a thread on one of the fansites about which song we would like to hear if we had the chance to request one from him.

So, long story short, I posted that I would love to hear "Prisoners of Rock and Roll" in Sydney, someone else replied they would love that too.  Lo and behold the first song in the encore Neil states "This one is especially for you" and he and the band launched into a (very) ragged version of the song they had not played live in years.  I was completely floored – while it is known that some of his staff post on that site (Thrasher's Wheat) I had never expected to hear the song at the concert.

So – you never know.  Hmm, Paul, can you pop around for that English Tea and regale us with either "Wanderlust" or "This One" – I can't quite decide which – maybe both – and I'll throw in an extra scone :)

21 September 2013
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Spectacular story a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 !

You picked out two excellent songs.

"What a pleasure it would be" if he performed one of our songs.

21 September 2013
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"I Will" when we're all alone; "Calico Skies" at concert. Heart skipping a beat just imagining it. Speaking of Imagine, that's what I'd have John sing to me if that were possible.

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22 September 2013
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I'd actually want Paul to sing me a cover -- "Reminiscing" by Little River Band.  I've always thought that sounded like a perfect vehicle for his voice.  As for the harmony parts, since it's my fantasy, I'd also invite in Art Garfunkel and Emmylou Harris to sing along…

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22 September 2013
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Funny Paper said
I'd actually want Paul to sing me a cover -- "Reminiscing" by Little River Band.  I've always thought that sounded like a perfect vehicle for his voice.  As for the harmony parts, since it's my fantasy, I'd also invite in Art Garfunkel and Emmylou Harris to sing along…

Nice song – and I agree, it would be interesting to see Paul give it a run, as long as he follows up with "Playing to Win" :)

 

22 September 2013
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Ok, ok….I'll be corny here.  Not based on it being the "best written" song…I'd pick "And I Love Her".  Being a fan-girl at the moment…OMG, could you imagine?  Those gorgeous eyes looking at you whilst singing those words??!  heartahdn_paul_02heart *swoons*

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

22 September 2013
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HeyTrud said
Ok, ok….I'll be corny here.  Not based on it being the "best written" song…I'd pick "And I Love Her".  Being a fan-girl at the moment…OMG, could you imagine?  Those gorgeous eyes looking at you whilst singing those words??!  heartahdn_paul_02heart *swoons*

I couldn't pick one of those kinds of songs because I would go into attack mode after the first 30 seconds.

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23 September 2013
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HeyTrud said
Ok, ok….I'll be corny here.  Not based on it being the "best written" song…I'd pick "And I Love Her".  Being a fan-girl at the moment…OMG, could you imagine?  Those gorgeous eyes looking at you whilst singing those words??!  heartahdn_paul_02heart *swoons*

I typed out my post, and then thought better of it as everyone else was giving really well thought out and intelligent replies, and this is the song I said.

Wouldn't it be lovely…. a-hard-days-night-paul-7heart

 

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23 September 2013
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HeyTrud said
Ok, ok….I'll be corny here.  Not based on it being the "best written" song…I'd pick "And I Love Her".  Being a fan-girl at the moment…OMG, could you imagine?  Those gorgeous eyes looking at you whilst singing those words??!  heartahdn_paul_02heart *swoons*

I typed out my post, and then thought better of it as everyone else was giving really well thought out and intelligent replies, and this is the song I said.

Wouldn't it be lovely…. a-hard-days-night-paul-7heart

 

Ahhhhhhhhh! I might have to give into the peer-pressure of you two and get him to do that song for me too…but only in the studio setting. Hot flash.

28 September 2013
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This is going to sound very mainstream, but Yesterday

It was basically the song that got me into The Beatles, and made Paul my favourite Beatle and it's my favourite Beatles song of all time

And it's the song that made me buy a guitar

Favourite band: The Beatles Favourite song: Yesterday Favourite album: Rubber Soul Favourite member: Paul McCartney Favourite solo career: John Lennon or Paul McCartney Favourite solo career song: John Lennon - God or Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmas Time Favourite songs on albums; Please Please Me: There's A Place/Misery With The Beatles: All My Loving/Please Mr Postman A Hard Day's Night: If I Fell/And I Love Her Beatles For Sale: No Reply/I'll Follow The Sun Help!: Yesterday/I've Just Seen A Face Rubber Soul: In My Life/Drive My Car/The Word Revolver: She Said She Said/Here There And Everywhere Sgt Pepper: Sgt Pepper/She's Leaving Home Magical Mystery Tour: Your Mother Should Know/All You Need Is Love White Album: Dear Prudence/Happiness Is A Warm Gun/Cry Baby Cry Let It Be: Across The Universe/Get Back Abbey Road: Come Together/Here Comes The Sun :)
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BeatleManiacKane said
This is going to sound very mainstream, but Yesterday
It was basically the song that got me into The Beatles, and made Paul my favourite Beatle and it's my favourite Beatles song of all time
And it's the song that made me buy a guitar

No, I actually thought about that song myself. Its an wonderful song and its great you have a connection to it. apple01

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BeatleManiacKane said
This is going to sound very mainstream, but Yesterday
It was basically the song that got me into The Beatles, and made Paul my favourite Beatle and it's my favourite Beatles song of all time
And it's the song that made me buy a guitar

No, I actually thought about that song myself. Its an wonderful song and its great you have a connection to it. apple01

Thank you :) Indeed it is very wonderful

And hearing it for the first time on the video in Blackpool(You know, the one where George goes 'opportunity knocksa-hard-days-night-george-10' ) can really give a guy goosebumps

Favourite band: The Beatles Favourite song: Yesterday Favourite album: Rubber Soul Favourite member: Paul McCartney Favourite solo career: John Lennon or Paul McCartney Favourite solo career song: John Lennon - God or Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmas Time Favourite songs on albums; Please Please Me: There's A Place/Misery With The Beatles: All My Loving/Please Mr Postman A Hard Day's Night: If I Fell/And I Love Her Beatles For Sale: No Reply/I'll Follow The Sun Help!: Yesterday/I've Just Seen A Face Rubber Soul: In My Life/Drive My Car/The Word Revolver: She Said She Said/Here There And Everywhere Sgt Pepper: Sgt Pepper/She's Leaving Home Magical Mystery Tour: Your Mother Should Know/All You Need Is Love White Album: Dear Prudence/Happiness Is A Warm Gun/Cry Baby Cry Let It Be: Across The Universe/Get Back Abbey Road: Come Together/Here Comes The Sun :)
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BeatleManiacKane said

sky090909 said

BeatleManiacKane said
This is going to sound very mainstream, but Yesterday
It was basically the song that got me into The Beatles, and made Paul my favourite Beatle and it's my favourite Beatles song of all time
And it's the song that made me buy a guitar

No, I actually thought about that song myself. Its an wonderful song and its great you have a connection to it. apple01

Thank you :) Indeed it is very wonderful

And hearing it for the first time on the video in Blackpool(You know, the one where George goes 'opportunity knocksa-hard-days-night-george-10' ) can really give a guy goosebumps

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BeatleManiacKane said

This is going to sound very mainstream, but Yesterday
It was basically the song that got me into The Beatles, and made Paul my favourite Beatle and it's my favourite Beatles song of all time
And it's the song that made me buy a guitar

Have you ever heard Ray Charles' version of "Yesterday"?  I hate to say this, but I almost like it better than Paul's.  It's very different of course; Paul goes for that monotone bleak sound to his voice to convey the sadness; Ray Charles as usual is more bluesy.

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Funny Paper said
BeatleManiacKane said

This is going to sound very mainstream, but Yesterday
It was basically the song that got me into The Beatles, and made Paul my favourite Beatle and it's my favourite Beatles song of all time
And it's the song that made me buy a guitar

Have you ever heard Ray Charles' version of "Yesterday"?  I hate to say this, but I almost like it better than Paul's.  It's very different of course; Paul goes for that monotone bleak sound to his voice to convey the sadness; Ray Charles as usual is more bluesy.

Just checked it out there

It sounds amazing :D I still don't like it as much as the original, though, but I can see why people would

Yeah, I agree about them sounding different

Both good though :)

 

Favourite band: The Beatles Favourite song: Yesterday Favourite album: Rubber Soul Favourite member: Paul McCartney Favourite solo career: John Lennon or Paul McCartney Favourite solo career song: John Lennon - God or Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmas Time Favourite songs on albums; Please Please Me: There's A Place/Misery With The Beatles: All My Loving/Please Mr Postman A Hard Day's Night: If I Fell/And I Love Her Beatles For Sale: No Reply/I'll Follow The Sun Help!: Yesterday/I've Just Seen A Face Rubber Soul: In My Life/Drive My Car/The Word Revolver: She Said She Said/Here There And Everywhere Sgt Pepper: Sgt Pepper/She's Leaving Home Magical Mystery Tour: Your Mother Should Know/All You Need Is Love White Album: Dear Prudence/Happiness Is A Warm Gun/Cry Baby Cry Let It Be: Across The Universe/Get Back Abbey Road: Come Together/Here Comes The Sun :)
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