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What is everyone's favourite song from the album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and why?
11 August 2012
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Drake 42681
Vancouver Island,BC,Canada
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I like every song except When I'm 64

13) When I'm 64

12) Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (dont get me wrong i love this song but the rest are better)

11) Sgt Peppers (Reprise)

10) Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!

9) Sgt Pepper

8) Lovely Rita

7) With A Little Help From My Friends

6) Getting Better

5) Good Morning Good Morning

4) Within You Without You

3) She's Leaving Home

2) Fixing A Hole

1) A Day In The Life

12 August 2012
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Elmore James
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A Day In The Life. Truly a masterpiece, and undoubtedly the best song on SPLHCB. Dreamy sequence with real yet surreal lyrics. the crescendo. and again! A piece WAYYYYYYY before its time.a-hard-days-night-john-1a-hard-days-night-john-4a-hard-days-night-john-5a-hard-days-night-john-3a-hard-days-night-john-7a-hard-days-night-john-2a-hard-days-night-john-6two-virgins

12 August 2012
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Paul Richard Winston Harrison
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1. A Day In The Life

2. Getting better

3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

4. Lovely Rita

5. She's Leaving Home

6. With A Little Help From My Friends

7. Sgt. Pepper's lonely Hearts club band

8.  Sgt. Pepper's lonely Hearts club band (Reprise)

9. When I'm 64

10. Fixing A Hole

11. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!

12. Good Morning Good Morning

13. Within You Without You

13 August 2012
2.36am
IMDeWalrus
Terrace BC Canada
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"A Day In The Life" -- by miles and miles.

I've got nothing to say, but it's okay.. GOOD MORNING! GOOD MORNING!! GOOD MORNING!!!
13 August 2012
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GeorgeTSimpson
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13. With A Little Help From My Friend
12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
11. Being For The Benifit Of Mr. Kite
10. Good Morning Good Morning
9. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
8. Lovely Rita
7. Fixing A Hole
6. Getting Better
5. When I'm Sixty Four
4. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band
3. Within You Without You
2. A Day In The Life
1. She's Leaving Home

Once there was a way to get back homewards. Once there was a way to get back home; sleep pretty darling do not cry. And I will sing a lullaby
13 August 2012
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FlyOn13
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My Full List:
13. When I'm 64
12. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite
11. With a Little Help From My Friends
10. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
9. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
8. Getting Better
7. Within You Without You
6. Good Morning Good Morning
5. Fixing A Hole
4. She's Leaving Home
3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
2. A Day In The Life
1. Lovely Rita

But I love all of them. a-hard-days-night-george-10

“I was special. I always have been. Why didn't anyone notice me?" -John Lennon
14 August 2012
7.21am
JET!
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Hmm…. I do love the title track because it just has the feeling of pulling the audience in. I like feeling like a part of it all. Also, the harmonies are great but when are they ever NOT great?

But A Day In The Life takes the cake, you can't argue with that. I love the verse about the holes, I think that's my favourite part.

The sunshine bores the daylights outta me
26 August 2012
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Duke_of_Kirkcaldy
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Honestly, as much as I've always wanted to claim that Sgt. Pepper is the great masterpiece that so many others claim it is, I just can't.  For me, the most impeccable production values in the world can't cover up the core fact that this isn't the best batch of songs the guys ever came up with.  Paul wrote (or, at least, was the primary writer of) 8 of the album's 13 tracks (along with contributing the middle section to John's "A Day In The Life")… but, despite this, I feel it's the only Beatles album (Yellow Submarine notwithstanding) to which he did not contribute at least one bona fide home run of a song that also ranks among his all-time greatest compositions.

Please Please Me had "I Saw Her Standing There"

With The Beatles had "All My Loving"

A Hard Day's Night had "Can't Buy Me Love," "And I Love Her" and "Things We Said Today"

Beatles for Sale had "I'll Follow The Sun"

Help! had "The Night Before," "I've Just Seen A Face" and (even though it's kind of become overrated) "Yesterday"

Rubber Soul had "Drive My Car," "You Won't See Me," "Michelle" and "I'm Looking Through You"

Revolver had "Eleanor Rigby;" "Here, There and Everywhere;" "Good Day Sunshine;" "For No One" and "Got To Get You Into My Life"

Magical Mystery Tour had "The Fool On The Hill" (and, if you count the entire compilation album, "Penny Lane")

The White Album had "Back in the U.S.S.R.," "Martha My Dear," "Blackbird," "I Will," "Birthday," "Mother Nature's Son," "Helter Skelter" and "Honey Pie"

Abbey Road had "Oh! Darling" and all but 3 songs in the Medley

Let It Be had "Two of Us," "Let It Be," "I've Got a Feeling" and "Get Back"

On Sgt. Pepper, the title track and its reprise (and maybe "When I'm Sixty-Four") were his best contributions, being doubles at the most.  The rest are merely singles, IMO.  The group really shot themselves in the foot by leaving off both "Penny Lane" and "Strawberry Fields Forever" -- arguably the 2 best songs written for these sessions.  I've constructed my own personal cut of the album with this alternate track listing:

SIDE ONE:
"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band;" "With a Little Help from My Friends;" "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds;" "Fixing A Hole"; "Only A Northern Song;" "Penny Lane;" "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!"

SIDE TWO:
"Within You, Without You;" "Strawberry Fields Forever;" "When I'm Sixty-Four;" "Good Morning, Good Morning;" "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise);" "A Day In The Life"

This listing still doesn't quite stand up to Revolver, but at least now it's more on par with Rubber Soul, The White Album, and Abbey Road.

 

As it is, I'd rank the tracks as follows:

 1. "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds"

 2. "Good Morning, Good Morning"

 3. "Within You, Without You"

 4. "A Day In The Life"

 5. "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!"

 6. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)"

 7. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

 8. "When I'm Sixty-Four"

 9. "Getting Better"

10. "With a Little Help from My Friends"

11. "Fixing A Hole"

12. "She's Leaving Home"

13. "Lovely Rita"

2 December 2012
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While "A Day In The Life" is an obvious treasure, I'd to go with either "LSD" (for its simplicity and soaring glory), or Harrison's spiritually enlightening "Within You Without You", which I think is underrated because it was so unconventional for The Beatles. But listen to just all the details in the entire composition. An Eastern symphony, in a sense.

24 December 2012
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EDSLocklear
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It kills me to choose. Some of my favorite songs are on this album! I guess I have to go with A Day In The Life. On top of loving the song itself, I started singing along with it the first time I heard it. I knew exactly when the singing started and ended. On top of that, I knew the lyrics. Yeah, I was a little freaked out for a bit.

"I'd tell her I love her, but she'd only reject me in the end and I'd be frustrated. That's why I play guitar; it's my active compensatory factor" -Ringo said something like this once, I changed it up a bit.
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