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Best Beatles song sung by Ringo
30 June 2012
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GeorgeTSimpson
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Which song would you call Ringo's best song with the beatles. I don't like any song he covered and I don't like any song paul and/or john wrote for him. Don't Pass Me By it's boring in it's piano style with the violin. So the only song left is Octopus' Garden which I really like and which couldn't be sung better by anyone else. It's really nice with it's backing vocals and it's nice guitar

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30 June 2012
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What Goes On. Fabulous vocal, all mournful and hurt, gorgeous backing vocals, Georges country licks are his best on record, and Johns throwback comment to Tell Me Why. Man i love that song.

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30 June 2012
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Probably With A Little Help. It's quite witty ("What would you do if I sang out of tune" etc) and doesn't outstay its welcome. I don't care much for Ringo's own compositions, nor the covers.

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30 June 2012
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I agree with you, Joe, about With a Little help- nobody else could quite sing that song. For a moment Ringo's defiency in singing actually becomes an asset. I do like a lot of humorous songs he ahs covered, though, Act naturally being one of them. Another song that could have been written for Ringo( in this case it isn't, of course). Yellow submarine can get a bit boring but his monotonous, flat voice fits rather well with the song; it's made for children, anyway, and children would rather understand the lyrics than marvel with the wonderful talent the singer has.

1 July 2012
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OCTOPUS GARDEN!!!! a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

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1 July 2012
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I love his voice on "A Little Help…" I remember reading that the words originally were "would you throw tomatoes at me" and Ringo said no way would he sing that, just in case they ever toured again, he knew he would be pelted with tomatoes, lol

 

I also like his "Boys" version and "Octopus Garden" is sweetly sung.

 

(For post-Beatles, his wonderful song for George "Never Without You"…impossible to listen to without tears…

1 July 2012
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List over Beatles songs sung by Ringo:

- Boys

- I Wanna Be Your Man

- Honey Don't

- Matchbox

- Act Naturally

- What Goes On

- Yellow Submarine

- With a Little Help from My Friends

- Don't Pass Me By

- Good Night

- Octopus's Garden

 

not saying the last is the worst…

 

11) What Goes On

10) Honey Don't

9) Matchbox

8) Don't Pass Me By

7) I Wanna Be Your Man

6) Act Naturally

5) Boys

4) Yellow Submarine

3) Octopus's Garden

2) With a Little Help from My Friends

1) Good Night

 

The list may change by time.

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1 July 2012
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With a little help of my friends and Yellow Submarine.. I love how John shouts the orders I love it.

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13 July 2012
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My favorites are Octopus's Garden, and With a Little Help. They're fabulous and his voice is something that could never be replaced or these tracks just would not sound the same. a-hard-days-night-ringo-13heart

23 July 2012
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With A Little Help From My Friends

23 July 2012
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Has to be "Octopus's Garden" for me. When I first heard that song, I couldn't stop singing it for the whole course of softball practice (much to the annoyance of my teammates…). By the time practice was over, however, the whole team was singing along with me, even though none of them had ever heard the song before practice began. It was a magical moment and a Beatles fan win!

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23 July 2012
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With A Little Help. It's witty, it's well written, it's not terribly difficult to sing (as was intended) but it doesn't drag on like Ringo songs have the tendency to. Oh, and it's got call and response vocals. Go Ringo!

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23 July 2012
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Yeah, "…Friends" it is. Tho "Octopus' Garden" is pretty great too. And I've always appreciated "Honey Don't" and "Don't Pass Me By" more than most. ("You were in a car crash/And you lost your hair" is such a wonderfully silly couplet.)

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23 July 2012
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With a Little Help From my Friends and Good Night. I heart Ringo!!!!

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8 August 2012
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paulsbass said

Judging songs as "best" always proves to be controvercial, so I'm going for favourite!
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Just be arrogant like me and presume that "best" and "favourite" are one and the same!

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15 August 2012
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My favorite Ringo sang song is Act Natually, I find Ringo had that country type voice, so a song like that he could easily sing it comfortably and well I find Ringo seems like a fun loving guy when he sings, though his voice isn't really my favorite among the talents of Lennon, McCartney and Harrison.

15 August 2012
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My favorites are "Octopus's Garden" and "With a Little Help From My Friends". Those songs just fit his voice. (Or is it the other way round? ahdn_paul_06)

16 August 2012
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"With a Little Help From My Friends" -- Ringo's finest vocal performance -- Lennon & McCartney really came through for Richie this time

(Honourable mentions:   "Octopus's Garden" & "Boys")

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With A Little Help From My Friends easily, honourable mentions go to boys and yellow submarine ahdn_ringo_09

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