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Great outros (cool song endings)
20 June 2014
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All great suggestions - let me add 'Twist And Shout'. I don't "air drum" to many songs, but the ending of 'TAW' leaves me no choice!a-hard-days-night-ringo-5

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20 June 2014
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Zig said
All great suggestions - let me add 'Twist And Shout'. I don't "air drum" to many songs, but the ending of 'TAW' leaves me no choice!a-hard-days-night-ringo-5

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20 June 2014
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@Annadog40 -- I forgot all about Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite, a magical ending!  All You Need Is Love is also distinctive because of its playful experimentation with the otherwise hackneyed fade-out.

@Necko -- I also forgot about I Want You.  Another great idea the Beatles came up with:  just end a song at a random place without any rhyme or reason.

@Mr. Kite -- A Hard Day's Night is inspired (btw, the BB did have a thread about I Want You long ago)

@Bulldog -- Strawberry Fields Forever is another one that experiments with the fade-out, but not as cleverly as All You Need Is Love, imo.  I suppose that's all that could fit a song like that, but to me it's kind of cheating.

@Bongo -- the Helter Skelter ending is another memorable moment in music history.

@Ahhh Girl -- I hadn't thought about an overall assessment; it would take some time because for most songs I find I forgot and have to go to YouTube and click on the last few seconds to remind myself.  From the suggestions here already, I see I forgot how many good ones there were.  Maybe the real challenge is to find Beatles songs whose endings I don't like...

@Zig -- Twist And Shout to me shows the Beatles at their early stage consciously trying to be clever.  "Let's end this song a little differently from the norm".  I like it for that reason, the tempo change is nice; but it does seem a bit uninspired.

I'll add another one I like:  Piggies:  the harpsichord going through interesting final chord changes, the long pause, George saying "one more time", the stately classical string quartet doing a drawn-out traditional blues coda, the pig chomping and burping away.

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20 June 2014
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I've always liked the violin doodlin' at the end of Don't Pass Me By and the madness of Hey Bulldog.

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20 June 2014
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Here's an original choice for great song endings: A Day In The Life.

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20 June 2014
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It's so surprising it has already been mentioned haha.

When I'm trying to think of a cool ending, all of a sudden I've forgotten how they all end.

20 June 2014
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Oh man missed that from FP's post

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20 June 2014
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'Anytime At All' ending amazed me as a kid wayback then. That 2-beat sustained piano chord they left out at the end.

20 June 2014
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What about Free As A Bird? Why is the message played in reverse towards the end...sounds like Lennon saying 'I am John Lennon'.

20 June 2014
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The message says "made by John Lennon", well thats what i hear. It was probably a nod back to the studio days of reversing everything and sticking it in.

He told us not to get overwhelmed by grief and whatever thoughts we have... to keep them happy, because any thoughts we have of him will travel to him wherever he is. (John Lennon - 27/8/67)
20 June 2014
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 the original message is Turned out nice again, mother. They reversed it and it sounds like what we hear, so queer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_as_a_Bird 

21 June 2014
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Father, I have sinned.  It's been years since my last confession:  Here goes... I never heard "Free As A Bird" before!  Wow, what a wonderful song.  How did I miss this one!!??  I'm floored. 

And yes, the ending is very neat.

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21 June 2014
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Anytime At All is quite subtle -- just two chords that sound different than the rest; but it works.

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21 June 2014
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Funny Paper said
Father, I have sinned.  It's been years since my last confession:  Here goes... I never heard "Free As A Bird" before!  Wow, what a wonderful song.  How did I miss this one!!??  I'm floored. 

And yes, the ending is very neat.

I, too, listened to it after joining this forum. It is very soothing and sad at the same time, perfect conclusion to Beatles' journey as a band. Like "Whatever happened to, the life that we once knew..." although it wasnt meant to refer to the group at first when John wrote it.

Also how can we forget the last rooftop version of Get Back and the impromptu lyrics of Paul! Classic it was, what with the police on the roof.a-hard-days-night-john-6

22 June 2014
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Love this thread. So much so that it got me thinking that we have a thread here already on this topic: "Great outros (song endings)" going back to January 2012.

http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....g-endings/.

Maybe our Mods can blend the two?

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22 June 2014
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^merge complete

I love the remarks about Twist And Shout in this thread: posts 6, 7, 9, 10 (from the 1st go-around on the topic) and 21, 22, 23 (from the 2nd go-around on the topic).

(...calls up Twist And Shout...and begins to Twist...finally gets fingers back on keyboard to finish post.)

22 June 2014
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Ah, thanks Ahhh.  I forgot all about that "Outros" thread (I forgot about the word too)...

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22 June 2014
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Funny Paper said

Ah, thanks Ahhh.  I forgot all about that "Outros" thread (I forgot about the word too)...

We all get by with a little help from our friends here on the forum. Yeah, ISWD busted out a big word for that thread title :-)

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