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Best Beatles song sung by Ringo
21 August 2012
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I think 'Honey Don't' really suits his voice so I'd say that that is my favourite song that he sings. Also, I love it how he says 'Oh, rock on George, one time for me' and 'Oh, rock on George, for Ringo one time'. I was glad that he sang this song at the Concert for George.

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22 August 2012
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"With A Little Help From My Friends" has to be it.  Not only is it so honest and playful, but it's a very real moment of complete Beatle solidarity.

And the fact that Ringo was so nervous about his performance and the boys rallied around him to make it happen definitely makes it even more endearing.

The final note, which Ringo was terrified to sing, gets hit perfectly and it fades into "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds".  What more can be said?

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23 August 2012
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Don't Pass Me By, Honey Don't. For solo, I adore his vocals on Can She Do It Like She Dances?

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16 September 2012
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-12It is "Act Naturally". Believe me.ahdn_ringo_09
19 September 2012
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i'll give a vote to boys.  That's one of the best things on that first record.

19 September 2012
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I don´t know I´ve never been that fond on 'Boys'. Probably because it doesn´t sound right when sung by a male. Still, I admit that he doesn´t sound bad on it.

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19 September 2012
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i guess i should clarify that i don't think Boys is the best song that ringo sings on per se, but i think it's one of his most successful efforts.  For me, it's always been a standout track on Please Please Me BECAUSE of ringo's singing.  Ringo is a great singer and has the ability of giving a song a distinct quality because of that.  I've always thought the Ringo moments on each album brought a lot to that body of work.

19 September 2012
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fabfouremily said
I don´t know I´ve never been that fond on 'Boys'. Probably because it doesn´t sound right when sung by a male. Still, I admit that he doesn´t sound bad on it.

Paul talked about that in this article.

 

MKR said
i guess i should clarify that i don't think Boys is the best song that ringo sings on per se, but i think it's one of his most successful efforts.  For me, it's always been a standout track on Please Please Me BECAUSE of ringo's singing.  Ringo is a great singer and has the ability of giving a song a distinct quality because of that.  I've always thought the Ringo moments on each album brought a lot to that body of work.

He certainly enjoyed singing it. It is my understanding that when they did it live, they referred to it as Ringo's Theme or some such. Perhaps someone else can shed some light on that.

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20 September 2012
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'Octopus's Garden.'  

It's Ringo at his best: fun, lively, charming, goofy -- and easy to sing at a karaoke party!  a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

20 September 2012
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Zig said

MKR said
i guess i should clarify that i don't think Boys is the best song that ringo sings on per se, but i think it's one of his most successful efforts.  For me, it's always been a standout track on Please Please Me BECAUSE of ringo's singing.  Ringo is a great singer and has the ability of giving a song a distinct quality because of that.  I've always thought the Ringo moments on each album brought a lot to that body of work.

He certainly enjoyed singing it. It is my understanding that when they did it live, they referred to it as Ringo's Theme or some such. Perhaps someone else can shed some light on that.

It was referred to off-stage as the drummer's song, and was occasionally referred to as Ringo's spotlight.

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mr. Sun king coming together said

Zig said

MKR said
i guess i should clarify that i don't think Boys is the best song that ringo sings on per se, but i think it's one of his most successful efforts.  For me, it's always been a standout track on Please Please Me BECAUSE of ringo's singing.  Ringo is a great singer and has the ability of giving a song a distinct quality because of that.  I've always thought the Ringo moments on each album brought a lot to that body of work.

He certainly enjoyed singing it. It is my understanding that when they did it live, they referred to it as Ringo's Theme or some such. Perhaps someone else can shed some light on that.

It was referred to off-stage as the drummer's song, and was occasionally referred to as Ringo's spotlight.

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26 September 2012
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There WAS a "Ringo's Theme"! From Wikipedia:

An instrumental version of "This Boy", orchestrated by George Martin, is used as the incidental music during Ringo Starr's towpath scene in the film A Hard Day's Night. The piece, under the title, "Ringo's Theme (This Boy)" was released as a single — but failed to chart in the UK — on 7 August 1964 with "And I Love Her" on the B Side,[5] although it did reach number 53 in the American Top 100 later that year.

News to me! (About it being released as a single and making the charts.)

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26 September 2012
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Von Bontee said
There WAS a "Ringo's Theme"! From Wikipedia:

An instrumental version of "This Boy", orchestrated by George Martin, is used as the incidental music during Ringo Starr's towpath scene in the film A Hard Day's Night. The piece, under the title, "Ringo's Theme (This Boy)" was released as a single — but failed to chart in the UK — on 7 August 1964 with "And I Love Her" on the B Side,[5] although it did reach number 53 in the American Top 100 later that year.

News to me! (About it being released as a single and making the charts.)

I presume And I Love Her was the Martin score as well.

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Yeah, had to be, since the regular "And I Love Her" (b/w "If I Fell") was released as a standalone single by Capitol as well. (Peaked at #12)

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27 September 2012
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I knew about the And I Love Her/If I Fell single but this is capitol who werent against a bit of money making of the beatles name.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
27 September 2012
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Von Bontee said
There WAS a "Ringo's Theme"! From Wikipedia:

An instrumental version of "This Boy", orchestrated by George Martin, is used as the incidental music during Ringo Starr's towpath scene in the film A Hard Day's Night. The piece, under the title, "Ringo's Theme (This Boy)" was released as a single — but failed to chart in the UK — on 7 August 1964 with "And I Love Her" on the B Side,[5] although it did reach number 53 in the American Top 100 later that year.

News to me! (About it being released as a single and making the charts.)

THAT is where I've heard the term "Ringo's Theme". It was driving me crazy trying to remember what it applied to. I can't believe I did not think of that scene in AHDN.

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27 September 2012
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My pleasure Zig! (Literally – I love looking up semi-useless trivia.)

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2 November 2012
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mithveaen said
With a little help of my friends and Yellow Submarine.. I love how John shouts the orders I love it.

It's actually both John and Paul doing all that naval command stuff, plus they are making lots of ship noises with horns, a triangle for the ship's bell, and other sound effects.  Years ago, I saw a special video they put out (a "music video" 20 years before MTV) that showed them doing all the vocal and sound effects -- much like the way radio comedy & drama is done.

 

Incidentally, Paul has the better "British command" voice -- as demonstrated in, among other songs, "All Together Now".

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For me it has to be What Goes On, becuase when Ringo sings, "But when I saw him with you I could feel my future fold/ It's so easy for a girl like you to lie," and "I used to think of no one else, but you were just the same/ You didn't even think of me as someone with a name/ Did you mean to break my heart and watch me die?" he sings like he means the words. IMHO you don't get that emotion with a lot of other Ringo songs, becuase songs Yellow Submarine and Honey Don't are fun songs and less emotional than What Goes On, so he doesn't need to/get the opportunity to sing with that tone.

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If only there was an icon of a jumping estatic beatle. Could not agree with you any more; it would be highly impossible to do so.

One of the highlights of Rubber Soul is What Goes On for oh so many reasons.

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