Favorite song on Rubber Soul? | Page 6 | Rubber Soul | Fab forum

A A A

Please consider registering
guest

Log In Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —

  

— Match —

   

— Forum Options —

   

Wildcard usage:
*  matches any number of characters    %  matches exactly one character

Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Topic RSS
Favorite song on Rubber Soul?
14 November 2012
9.13pm
thewordislove94
Ed Sullivan Show
Forum Posts: 198
Member Since:
12 November 2012
Offline
101

As you could tell by my account name, my favorite song on Rubber Soul is "The Word." For the first time, John and Paul wrote a song while they were high on multi-colored paper. Also a first, they wrote about a type of love that goes beyond teenage boy and girl relationships. I am amazed how the Rubber Soul album showcases the peak of John Lennon's songwriting, especially "In My Life" and "Girl."a-hard-days-night-john-3

"The world is a very serious and, at times, very sad place - but at other times it is all such a joke."-George Harrison
15 November 2012
3.27am
RunForYourLife
Paris Olympia
Forum Posts: 150
Member Since:
18 November 2011
Offline
102

All of them. It's my favorite album.

20 January 2013
9.53pm
Beatles in the Blood
Nowhere Land
Hollywood Bowl
Forum Posts: 392
Member Since:
12 January 2013
Offline
103

I love Rubber Soul so much

1. In My LIfe

2. Nowhere Man

3. I'm Looking Through You

4. Girl

5. The Word

6. Norweigan Wood

7. Think For Yourself

8. Wait

9. You Won't See Me

10. What Goes On

11. If I Needed Someone

12. Drive My Car

13. Michelle

14. Run For Your Life (I said ita-hard-days-night-ringo-6)

As you can see Lennon schooled the others on this album

The Incedibly True Story THat Never Ends. By Sam.

Best Friend: WHat are you listening to

Me: The Beatles

Best Friend: Go Figure

21 January 2013
5.21am
Gerell
Philippines, the country which no Beatle would dare to perform again.
Candlestick Park
Forum Posts: 687
Member Since:
27 December 2012
Offline
104

For some reason I can no longer pick a favourite song nor album now. For me I'm Looking Through You and The Word stands out in the whole album. But then again I like all of the other tracks in the album as well.

"And in the End the Love you take is equal to the Love you make"
"When I was a robber *Piano Chord* in Boston Place"
"Let's hope this turns out pretty darn good huh"
"Pete may be the best, but Ringo is the star"
Paul:"Don't be nervous John"
John:"I 'm not"
21 January 2013
4.46pm
fabfouremily
Sitting in an English garden
Moderator
Forum Posts: 2941
Member Since:
3 May 2012
Offline
105

Rubber Soul is such a super-duper AWESOME album that it´s close to impossible (no, impossible) to choose a favourite but Girl, Norwegian Wood and In My Life are my top three.

The Beatles are the only band that I can´t pick a fave song/album of theirs. That proves how ace they were, I think.

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

21 January 2013
5.19pm
Sky999
On The Hill
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 1732
Member Since:
14 January 2013
Offline
106

Toppermost-of-the-Poppermost:) said
Okay, so shall I just say that putting any beatles song at the bottom of a list feels oh so painfully wrong? a-hard-days-night-ringo-5

 

 

 

Agreed ahdn_paul_01

  1. You Won't See Me
  2. Nowhere Man
  3. In My Life
  4. Norwegian Wood
  5. Michelle
  6. I'm Looking Through You
  7. Drive My Car
  8. Wait
  9. Girl
  10. Think For Yourself
  11. If I Needed Someone
  12. The Word
  13. Run For Your Life
  14. What Goes On
21 January 2013
6.51pm
Linde
The Netherlands
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 1469
Member Since:
21 November 2012
Offline
22 January 2013
1.28am
Gerell
Philippines, the country which no Beatle would dare to perform again.
Candlestick Park
Forum Posts: 687
Member Since:
27 December 2012
Offline
108

Brian Wilson was inspired by Rubber Soul, because it had no "fillers" and every song in the album was written by the Beatles. This inspiration caused The Beach Boys to make Pet Sounds which inspired the Beatles to make SPLHCB.

"And in the End the Love you take is equal to the Love you make"
"When I was a robber *Piano Chord* in Boston Place"
"Let's hope this turns out pretty darn good huh"
"Pete may be the best, but Ringo is the star"
Paul:"Don't be nervous John"
John:"I 'm not"
22 January 2013
9.57am
Aerial Flying Tour
A Beginning
Forum Posts: 3
Member Since:
30 August 2012
Offline
109

Gerell said
Brian Wilson was inspired by Rubber Soul, because it had no "fillers" and every song in the album was written by the Beatles. This inspiration caused The Beach Boys to make Pet Sounds which inspired the Beatles to make SPLHCB.

 

He also said that all the songs seem to fit together, like a 'collection of folk songs'. Which is neat, because that's how I always looked at it; I grew up listening to the American version of it, and I always thought it sounded like those songs fit together in some way, almost like they told a story. As GREAT as those songs are, they wouldn't sound as great if they were on another album. It's like they're all parts of a puzzle, and they fit perfectly together. Brilliant.

22 January 2013
12.38pm
meanmistermustard
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 7162
Member Since:
1 May 2011
Online
110

Ive just released that Brian Wilson would have been [almost certainly (im sure you could get an import if you were Brian Wilson)] influenced by the US Rubber Soul not the UK. Being a Scot when its mentioned i always think of Rubber Soul as the 14 track LP opening with Drive My Car but in the US it was 12 tracks opening with Ive Just Seen A Face and has a completely different feel. Wow! Thats pretty amazing considering its the UK version thats always rated and praised and held up. And so the US Rubber Soul would have been what inspired Pet Sounds and in turn Pepper. I wonder how different it would have been if it had been the UK more rocky version with Nowhere Man, If I Needed Someone, What Goes On etc.

So theres a reason why the US versions shouldnt be viewed as complete crap (not that i do but many write them off as being so).

"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)
28 January 2013
9.47pm
BBCSessions1963
Strawberry Fields
Royal Command Performance
Forum Posts: 120
Member Since:
28 January 2013
Offline
111

Oh boy, this one was a tough one. Here's my list

1. Nowhere Man

2. I'm Looking Through You

3. In My Life

4. The Word

5. If I Needed Someone

6. You Won't See Me

7. Girl

8. Michelle

9. Think For Yourself

10. Drive My Car

11. What Goes On

12. Wait

13. Run For Your Life

14. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

And if you saw my love, I'll love her to.
30 January 2013
6.17pm
fabfouremily
Sitting in an English garden
Moderator
Forum Posts: 2941
Member Since:
3 May 2012
Offline
112

Interesting, most peopl put Norwegian Wood higher up the list.

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

30 January 2013
7.02pm
DrBeatle
Boston
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 1315
Member Since:
29 November 2012
Offline
113

Tough, tough question! My top tracks on the album, in no particular order, are I'm Looking Through You, In My Life, Norwegian Wood, The Word, Drive My Car, and Michelle. Girl, too. Hell, that's half the album :lol:

"I know you, you know me; one thing I can tell you is you got to be free!"

 

Please Visit My Website, The Rock and Roll Chemist

Twitter: @blackbookblur

 

13 February 2013
7.44pm
Sun Girl
A Beginning
Forum Posts: 9
Member Since:
11 February 2013
Offline
114

I have to say Girl is one of my favourites on this album. I also always enjoy the word especially when it goes 'so fine, sunshine' that always makes me really happy with the harmonies. I also like Think For Yourself It always makes me feel better when I'm sad especially when the chorus kicks in. a-hard-days-night-john-6

"Sleep pretty darling do not cry"
31 March 2013
6.00pm
wandique
A Beginning
Forum Posts: 2
Member Since:
31 March 2013
Offline
115

In my life. The best John's song ever.

31 March 2013
6.58pm
Nazarino12
Sea of TIme
Casbah Coffee Club
Forum Posts: 19
Member Since:
30 March 2013
Offline
116

Hmm…this is tough, but if I had to pick one, it would be In My Life. But there are so many other good ones I can't just pick one. (Nowhere Man, Norwegian Wood, Think For Yourself, Girl).

 

Unrelated, whenever my dad listened to Rubber Soul, when John said "Is there anybody going to listen to my story?" my dad would say "Nope" and turn the song off. ahdn_paul_01

31 March 2013
7.38pm
Into the Sky with Diamonds
New York
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 1176
Member Since:
10 August 2011
Offline
117

Wandique said, "In my life. The best John's song ever."  (Welcome Wandique)

Depending on whom you wish to believe, this is either a "John" song or a 50-50 John/Paul song.

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)
1 April 2013
1.48am
Long John Silver
Hollywood Bowl
Forum Posts: 369
Member Since:
9 May 2012
Offline
118

Lyrics are 100% John for sure, and that is what matters in this song, at least to me :) .

Nazarino12 said

 

Unrelated, whenever my dad listened to Rubber Soul, when John said "Is there anybody going to listen to my story?" my dad would say "Nope" and turn the song off. ahdn_paul_01

Hahhaha :) .

Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.
1 April 2013
11.27am
fabfouremily
Sitting in an English garden
Moderator
Forum Posts: 2941
Member Since:
3 May 2012
Offline
119

Nazarino12 said

  Unrelated, whenever my dad listened to Rubber Soul, when John said "Is there anybody going to listen to my story?" my dad would say "Nope" and turn the song off. ahdn_paul_01

Huh!? He turned a Beatles song off? ahdn_paul_01indeed!

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

1 April 2013
5.05pm
Loony-Lucy
Italy
The Indra
Forum Posts: 43
Member Since:
13 February 2013
Offline
120

My favourite is probably Norwegian Wood. I won't make any list with all the songs 'cause it's too hard.

Random shocking fact: the first time I heard In My Life I wasn't very impressed – now this has changed, of course (what was I thinking?) a-hard-days-night-john-6

Forum Timezone: UTC 0

Most Users Ever Online: 597

Currently Online: meanmistermustard, ladycat, Ahhh Girl, IveJustSeenAFaceo, Annadog40, Billy Rhythm, Dr Winston o Boogie, primadonna paul
54 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Members Birthdays
Today None
Upcoming Ahhh Girl

Top Posters:

meanmistermustard: 7161

mr. Sun king coming together: 6972

mithveaen: 4678

parlance: 3636

MeanMrsMustard: 2803

Ron Nasty: 2517

skye: 2295

IveJustSeenAFaceo: 1912

LongHairedLady: 1891

Von Bontee: 1813

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 87

Members: 2332

Moderators: 5

Admins: 1

Forum Stats:

Groups: 3

Forums: 33

Topics: 3059

Posts: 109811

Newest Members: ChristianCorl, primadonna paul, Simple Press, Kattatude, El Dorado

Moderators: Ahhh Girl (3320), fabfouremily (2941), Zig (3294), Joe (3207), Ellie (1)

Administrators: Joe (3207)