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A Beatles song you dislike or don't listen to alot?
26 February 2012
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Well I was just answering a question. I thought it was obvious to see why people might find the lyrics upsetting. But there are also many, many fans who don't care what it says and love the song.

 

My former boss is one of them, and he's not misogynous at all. So, I guess it depends of what you feel when you listen to it.

 

Now what MeanMisterMustard says it's true. Nowadays it's quite accepted to sing about beating the crap out of a girl and nobody cares, and that's in my opinion, very sad.

 

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26 February 2012
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But, MeanM, why is that a reason to like the lyrics? Would you support a political party, clean off a big scandal, because what the other guys did earlier was worse? I wouldn't. The fact that others were wirse doesn't change John's lyrics.

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26 February 2012
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Its not a belief system, its not John saying this is how you should live your life or this is right or whatever, at the end of the day its just a song John wrote. Maybe it helps knowing that John nicked the line 'i'd rather see you dead little girl, than to be with another man' from Baby, Let's Play House, but i loved the song before i knew that. Maybe he was aware of the song when he wrote Jealous Guy, who knows.

And we know full well that John had a violent temper "i used to be cruel to my woman, i beat her and kept her apart from the things that she loved" (a line John contributed to Getting Better).

There is a threat from John in You Cant Do That, he's not just going to walk away, its veiled and its interpretation and folks might not pick it up.

 

Im not advocating the beating of women or abusive behaviour or anything like that (George Harrison really liked the song and you cant say he was in favour of any of that). It is or was just a song that shone a light on one side of Johns side, and its different to what the beatles normally sang about and it dilutes slightly this idea that the beatles were always a loving peaceful happy clappy band who always sang bright, loving, hip songs. You're Going To Lose That Girl is about taking the girl from the other guys side if he doesnt "treat her kind" and "take her out", not exactly a song of love and niceness - if youre the other guy.

I wouldnt have a problem playing it with anyone at all.

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27 February 2012
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RingoStarr39 said

I don't like: She Loves YouI Don't Want To Spoil The Party, Everybody's Trying To Be My BabyYes It IsIf You've Got Trouble, Yesterday, Dizzy Miss LizzyIn My Life, Eleanor Rigby, With a Little Help with My Friends, When I'm Sixty-FourYour Mother Should Know, Julia, Bungalow Bill, Revolution 1REVOLUTION 9Across The Universe, All Together NowLet It Be, Dig ItThe Long And Winding Road and Two of Us.

Wow that's a big list......a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

*GASP* Most of the songs on this list... I love lol

28 February 2012
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Anyone who doesn't like In My Life is just weird, IMO.

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30 March 2012
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I'm not too crazy about Love Me Do. It really sounds the same for the whole song, which gets old. I skip Revolution 9 because it scares mea-hard-days-night-george-4I almost hate Penny Lane and Every Little Thing's lyrics are mediocre(when I'm walking beside her, people tell me I'm lucky. Really?) Don't Pass Me By, Why Don't We Do It In The Road?, and What Goes On just get on my nerves sometimes. That's it.

30 March 2012
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SexySadieDontPassMeBy said
RingoStarr39 said

I don't like: She Loves YouI Don't Want To Spoil The Party, Everybody's Trying To Be My BabyYes It IsIf You've Got Trouble, Yesterday, Dizzy Miss LizzyIn My Life, Eleanor Rigby, With a Little Help with My Friends, When I'm Sixty-FourYour Mother Should Know, Julia, Bungalow Bill, Revolution 1REVOLUTION 9Across The Universe, All Together NowLet It Be, Dig ItThe Long And Winding Road and Two of Us.

Wow that's a big list......a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

*GASP* Most of the songs on this list... I love lol

I love all of those... even Revolution 9. I think it's very creative, but I get scared sometimes. I can't listen to it when I'm alone. 

 

I agree with LennonCloset about the repetition in Love Me Do, but that's one of the reasons why I love it. It makes a good singalong, and the melody is so good I don't mind the repetition. Also, when you take Love Me Do and compare it to a later song, you get to see the big difference.

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30 March 2012
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Love Me Do is a great reminder of simpler times before the 60's really kicked in and everything changed.

He told us not to get overwhelmed by grief and whatever thoughts we have... to keep them happy, because any thoughts we have of him will travel to him wherever he is. (John Lennon - 27/8/67)
31 March 2012
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Same here, Revloving Piggies about Revolution 9. I still have to be with my best friend before I can listen to it, mostly because I listened to it backwards and got creeped out so now when I hear it forward, in my head I hear it backwards (confusing, I know, but you don't understand how my mind works). I will listen to Love Me Do when I want to feel happy or something, but I usually skip it when listening to Please Please Me (album).

31 March 2012
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I bloody hate Yesterday sorry I know it's a classic but it just dosent do it for me

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31 March 2012
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This is off topic, but I keep thinking that your user name is beatlesinthetub.a-hard-days-night-paul-1

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3 April 2012
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There's only really one Beatles song that I really never listen to and dislike, and that's Good Night. Always found that one unlistenable. I used to find She Came In Through The Bathroom Window and One After 909 dull as well but I've begun to enjoy them a lot more in recent years. Good Night though- yuck!

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3 April 2012
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unknown said
This is off topic, but I keep thinking that your user name is beatlesinthetub.a-hard-days-night-paul-1

and when I read this I thought of the bathtub scene in AHDN

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8 April 2012
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Actually, there isn't a Beatles song that I DON'T like. I've listened to all of their track at least twice, even their very early stuff on the Anthology 1 or on Live At The BBC. Oh yeah, there's one Beatles song I dislike - "Revolution 9". I mean, c'mon, who likes it? I hate it 'cause it hasn't any "real" words in it, there are sounds of choruses, an ambulance, screeches and moans (I bet they're from John AND Yoko yoko-ono-01) and all kind of weird freaky sounds that I don't like. I once had the great courage to listen all through it, and I can tell you, they were the worst 8 minutes of my life a-hard-days-night-ringo-14 After that, I had to clear my head with another Beatles song, or I would have killed myself! Every time I listen to the White Album and the first sounds of that track come to my ears, I get like this --> paul-mccartney and immediately jump track. That's the only song I HATE of the Beatles. I'd rather listen 10 times in a row to "Wild Honey Pie" if it's necessary (that's a far better track than "Revolution 9").

8 April 2012
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It irks me that Revolution 9 is criticised for not being a good song when it was never meant to be a song you would sing along to whilst driving or listening to. Its a collage of sounds intended to create a picture of how Revolution would sound, and to be honest it does do that well. I understand why people do, its on a Beatles album alongside another 29 songs, but i do have a bit of sympathy for it.

However i will add that when i play The White Album i can happily end at Cry Baby Cry. Revolution 9 isnt my cup of tea and Good Night is a last track downer.

He told us not to get overwhelmed by grief and whatever thoughts we have... to keep them happy, because any thoughts we have of him will travel to him wherever he is. (John Lennon - 27/8/67)
8 April 2012
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Imagine if Lennon had simply played"Good Night" the way McCartney plays "My Valentine" on his latest release.

Then it would have had a certain charm and would have been a nice ending to a wild album.

The syruppy arrangement is what kills it. I'm surprised any of the Beatles went along with that, especially when McCartney would excoriate Phil Spector for doing this very thing to "The Long And Winding Road" a year or so later.

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I'd actually like to add 'Baby You're A Rich Man' to my list. I just listened to that song again tonight and I don't really care for it. It's a really weird song to me and the vibe is strange. It puts me in a weird mood a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

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9 April 2012
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The rehearsal segment of Good Night on Anthology 3 is better than the official release as it has a simplistic feel to it. However its far too basic and rudimentary to have been released like that on the White Album. And i dont think its soley down to Martin's arrangement as Ringo's vocal has never enticed me in.

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9 April 2012
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Personaly i don't like Revolution 9. I feel sick after listening to it. BUt i love every single one of theyr other songs a-hard-days-night-john-6

21 October 2012
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"Michelle"! paul-mccartney It seems to be a common favorite among posters, but it's never grown on me. I just find it boring and repetitive. As much as I dislike it, I try not to skip it in the hopes that its magic might dawn on me some day.

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