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Favorite song on Rubber Soul?
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14 November 2012
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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

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All of them. It's my favorite album.

20 January 2013
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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

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21 January 2013
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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.

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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.

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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
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Tough one.

1. In my life

2. Norwegian Wood

3. Nowhere Man

4. Think For Yourself

5. Drive My Car

6. I'm Looking Through You

7. Wait

8. The Word

9. If I Needed Someone

10. Run For Your Life

11. What goes on

12. You Won't See Me

13. Girl

14. Michelle

22 January 2013
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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.

22 January 2013
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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.

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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).

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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)

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

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30 January 2013
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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:

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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

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

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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

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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.

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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 :) .

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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!

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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

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