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Beatles' songs that get annoying fast!
24 June 2012
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Abbey Road is not overrated, yeah many people say, it's the best album of the beatles, every song is awesome and the medley was the best idea in music history, but they're right!!!!!!

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24 June 2012
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I thought this was the one forum where I'd never see the word "hipster" being flung about as a pejorative term, but I guess I was wrong.

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24 June 2012
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thebeatlesalbum1968mono said

All Of The Songs On Abbey Road apple01 Except For Something, I Want You [She's So Heavy], Mean Mr Mustard and Polythene Pam its not they are bad songs they just get old quickly and extremely overratedapple02 (Thats why i am not the biggest fan of Abbey Road it was WAY TO COMMERCIAL!! it was practically a hit making machine album. I was always a bigger fan of the underrated stuff this album has 0% underrated songs)

You say it's "commercial" as a diss. Why should the fact that people enjoy Abbey Road mean you can't enjoy it? Why? I disagree with it being "a hit making machine album", for all of Paulsbass' reasons, and for one other. They have all said a million times Abbey Road was their attempt to make an album like they used to. Not with loads of singles, but like Revolver. Also, 1 single off the album. If that's a hit making machine album, they suck at making those.

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24 June 2012
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mithveaen said

Starrison McLennon said
For me, they'd have to be "Yellow Submarine", "Come Together", and "All You Need Is Love". I mean they are good and all, but they just get so annoying after like the first 3 times you hear them! Whenever I ask someone what they're favourite Beatles' song is, I always groan when they say one of those three. They're more that get annoying, but those are my top three. 

 

One of my favorite Beatle songs is Come Together. Ok, let's hear your groans a-hard-days-night-paul-11a-hard-days-night-paul-11a-hard-days-night-paul-11

 

LOL!! Actually I don't have a Beatle song I say a-hard-days-night-ringo-14 …. just Obladi Oblada. I don't like it.  Not even with mariachis Paul blue-meanieblue-meanie

 

And I love I want you (She's so heavy) because I like to annoy people with that onea-hard-days-night-john-1 It's also kind of hypnotic listening all the guitars at the end… a-hard-days-night-george-4a-hard-days-night-george-4a-hard-days-night-george-4

I will agree with you on the "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" because my favourite part is the end were all of their instruments are playing and it is hypnotic. a-hard-days-night-paul-8

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24 June 2012
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Something is probably the most commercial song on Abbey Road.

I've always found "commercial" to be a strange insult. IMO commercial is usually a good thing. It's possible to make good music that isn't commercial, and it is possible to make commercial music that isn't good (hello modern pop!), but I think generally the more commercial music is, the better it is.

My nominations:

Any song where George has the vocal before Revolver, except maybe Chains and If I Needed Someone. It feels like he has been given the songs that John and Paul don't want to sing, and aren't fun like Ringo's songs. Also, his voice hasn't really developed (I Don't Want To Spoil The Party is the best case, just such a flat vocal).

Polythene Pam ruins the medley. It isn't as interesting as the songs on either side, or as good as Golden Slumbers or YNGMYM.

And I neeeeeeeeed her all the time
24 June 2012
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Any song sung by Ringo. I never specifically set out to hate Ringo songs, they just tend to be the ones that get on my nerves more. Yellow Submarine, Octopus's Garden, Don't Pass Me By

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25 June 2012
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The Walrus said
My nominations:

Any song where George has the vocal before Revolver, except maybe Chains and If I Needed Someone. It feels like he has been given the songs that John and Paul don't want to sing, and aren't fun like Ringo's songs. Also, his voice hasn't really developed (I Don't Want To Spoil The Party is the best case, just such a flat vocal).

John sings lead on I Dont Want To Spoil The Party.

I adore I Need You, love how George sings it and that pedal effect with the guitar (just showing some love to a pre-Revolver George song).  a-hard-days-night-george-9 The first time i heard that song i was blown away (i bought a cassette tape of the Help! album and I Need you was the opening song – it was the second beatles album i ever owned).

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25 June 2012
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meanmistermustard said

The Walrus said
My nominations:

Any song where George has the vocal before Revolver, except maybe Chains and If I Needed Someone. It feels like he has been given the songs that John and Paul don't want to sing, and aren't fun like Ringo's songs. Also, his voice hasn't really developed (I Don't Want To Spoil The Party is the best case, just such a flat vocal).

John sings lead on I Dont Want To Spoil The Party.

I adore I Need You, love how George sings it and that pedal effect with the guitar (just showing some love to a pre-Revolver George song).  a-hard-days-night-george-9 The first time i heard that song i was blown away (i bought a cassette tape of the Help! album and I Need you was the opening song – it was the second beatles album i ever owned).

I second your love for I Need You. Every time I hear a George song, I think, "This is my favorite George song." Then I hear another one, and decide that one is my favorite. Don't get me wrong, he has some missteps, but I am always surprised by the GREAT quality of most of his songs. And yes…I even like the Indian ones.

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25 June 2012
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Georges poorer songs are the early ones; chains, don't bother me, im happy just to dance with you, Do You Want To Know A Secret etc. They are ok album fillers but nothing to proclaim as wonderful, ok they do grate on me a bit actually (theres the link to the topic). Roll Over Beethoven and Everybodys Trying… are far better live , either in concert or at the bbc, but they are good r&r tracks. But from Help! onwards i dont have any problem, am learning to love Blue Jay Way thru Ringos drumming.ahdn_george_05a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

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25 June 2012
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A couple of people had said Good Night gets annoying. Personally I love that song and find it very enjoyable to listen to, but I guess it's just a matter of opinion. I'm surprised someone even mentioned Golden Slumbers as I find that Paul has amazing vocals in it, but again, it's a matter of opinion. I'm also quite stunned that a bunch of people didn't say Revolution 9. I find that song fine and I also find it very fun to listen to and torture my friends and other people with. Don't Pass Me By easily ranks in one of my favourite songs. I love Ringo's vocals and the song is just fun within itself. Hold Me Tight is very fun and a great pop-type song (In my opinion.) I really enjoy listening to it. Anyways, the one's that are 'annoying' to me are:

Dizzy Miss Lizzy

Rock And Roll Music

The Ballad Of John And Yoko

Happiness Is A Warm Gun

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I'm not putting these songs down or anything, I truly think they are amazing. But they can get slightly annoying after hearing them so many times.

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26 June 2012
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meanmistermustard said

The Walrus said
My nominations:

Any song where George has the vocal before Revolver, except maybe Chains and If I Needed Someone. It feels like he has been given the songs that John and Paul don't want to sing, and aren't fun like Ringo's songs. Also, his voice hasn't really developed (I Don't Want To Spoil The Party is the best case, just such a flat vocal).

John sings lead on I Dont Want To Spoil The Party.

I adore I Need You, love how George sings it and that pedal effect with the guitar (just showing some love to a pre-Revolver George song).  a-hard-days-night-george-9 The first time i heard that song i was blown away (i bought a cassette tape of the Help! album and I Need you was the opening song – it was the second beatles album i ever owned).

That volume-pedal is what annoys me about "I Need You" – George hadn't learned to use it too well yet, and he has trouble synchronizing his hand and foot.

"Dizzy Miss Lizzie" does indeed get annoying pretty fast for me. "Hey Jude" gets annoying too, but not "fast"; it's only when it gets around to about the 5 minute mark that I wish it'd just fade out!

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26 June 2012
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thebeatlesalbum1968mono said

Hey i have the right to my own opinion i am not saying Abbey Road is bad i am saying THAT IS THE REAL OVERRATED ALBUM not Sgt Pepper also i am not a hipster a hipster is too interested in the style of the 1980s i am interested in the style of the BEATLES not the 80s LOL!! heart

Don't understand your hipster = '80s equation; or how Abbey Road is any more "commercial" than anything else the Beatles did; or how that's necessarily a problem!

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30 June 2012
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Ben Ramon said
 

Yesterday (before anyone castrates me, it's certainly a godly song which deserves its praise, but I've just heard it too many times)

 

THANK YOU!!!! Everyone I know is like, "Oh my God! I just love Yesterday and I could listen to it all day everyday!" My response: "DIE" 

Just kidding, but seriously, the song gets on my last nerve! (Not just because John basically hated it)

30 June 2012
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paulsbass said

LennonCloset said

Everyone I know is like, "Oh my God! I just love Yesterday and I could listen to it all day everyday!" My response: "DIE" 
Just kidding, but seriously, the song gets on my last nerve! (Not just because John basically hated it)

1.) ANY song that is the most covered and most often played song in the history of the world would be overplayed and thus annoying to a certain degree, so that's no criteria for being bad or overrated.

2.) If you just forget that this is the most covered and most often played song in the history of the world and just LISTEN to the vocals you'll notice how incredibly intense and soulful and mature this performance is. None of the thousands of covers ever touched it. And Paul did this on the same day as "I'm down". And he did this live while playing guitar. And this was the second take. That's all he needed to record the most covered and most often played song in the history of the world. Fantastic vocals.

3.) Just listen to the arrangement and enjoy the transcendent beauty of George Martin's revolutionary string quartet. These blue notes, that's Paul making sure this isn't Beethoven but the Beatles, this everlasting high note in the last verse…

 

There is a reason this is the most covered and most often played song in the history of the world, and there is a reason why EVERYBODY (esp. at a certain age) goes "Aaaaaaaah" when I start playing it live, and of COURSE there is a reason John "hated" this (because HE could NEVER have pulled this off).

I actually like that song. It's not my favourite or anything, but I like it. I think that John was just ticked off that Paul did a song by himself and it was a hit world wide. 

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30 June 2012
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John didnt hate Yesterday.

"Well, we all know about "Yesterday." I have had so much accolade for "Yesterday." That is Paul's song, of course, and Paul's baby. Well done. Beautiful -- and I never wished I had written it." (Playboy interview 1980)

 He also references it in How Do You Sleep? ("the only thing thing you done was Yesterday and since you've gone you're just Another Day"). It wasnt his type of song but he appreciated it for being a fine piece of work.

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30 June 2012
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paulsbass said

 

 

There is a reason this is the most covered and most often played song in the history of the world, and there is a reason why EVERYBODY (esp. at a certain age) goes "Aaaaaaaah" when I start playing it live, and of COURSE there is a reason John "hated" this (because HE could NEVER have pulled this off).

I don't think he hated it at all (like meanmistermustard said he actually liked it). He was annoyed by a song because a lot of people though he wrote it and he could never pull that off? Yesterday is not in any way better song than Imagine or Working Class Hero, that being said, it is a masterpiece and it never gets old or annoying :).

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30 June 2012
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paulsbass said

meanmistermustard said

 He also references it in How Do You Sleep? ("the only thing thing you done was Yesterday and since you've gone you're just Another Day"). It wasnt his type of song but he appreciated it for being a fine piece of work.

They ALL felt a bit awkward about it, being such a sweet ballad with strings, "What will the guys in Liverpool say…" so they never put it out in England as a single – just in the US, that was far away enough!

Btw, I LOVE John's joke on the Anthology live version:

"Thank you Ringo, that was wonderful!"

Cracks me up every time!

Feeling a bit awkard to something is not the same as hating it.

Another of Johns funny comments after Paul has sung Yesterday, probably on the Ed Sullivan show, was "Thank you Paul. That was just like him".

"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)
1 July 2012
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Hello everybody

I want you (she's so heavy) is my favorite Abbey Road song, is like the title, heavy… is so 60s, a little bit bluesy, a bit psychedelic, a bit heavy rock, enigmatic, dark, etc… the only minor thing I resent of the song is the lack of some more heavy electric guitars riffs at the end, I've seen some versions from other artists that take the freedom to add some heavy guitar sections at the end, the song would have been perfect otherwise.

 

Yesterday is a masterpiece, if one gets bored of listening ito it billions of times doesn´t make the song bad. I've heard billions of times Stairway to Heaven and I am kind of tired of it. But is my fault. If I say people get tired of it as I did they would call me a loon and claim it's my fault, nobody made me listen to it so many times.

 

I think our opinions don't make the songs bad, what we love others hate and viceversa. Actually is kind of a sacrilege to diss anything that comes from The Beatles when there's so much crappy music nowadays that aside some few exeptions is just commertial garbage.

 

But since we are entitled to opinion the song I can't stand at all is Revolution 9. Is the the typical example of the Lennon-Ono (more Ono) absurd-arrogant-self centered spawns (and I'm a Lennon fan) two-virgins

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carva9 said
Actually is kind of a sacrilege to diss anything that comes from The Beatles when there's so much crappy music nowadays…" />

First off, Welcome to the forum. However, how does the fact that some current music is total crap make it sacrilegious to insult Beatles' songs? I'm do not like Lovely Rita – does that make me less of a fan? Why?

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a-hard-days-night-paul-7 hot feelings around here, huh…

Someone mentioned HIAWG- the heck? ( yeah, I'm getting offended too) And I don't think that's a song you hear too often from the radio, either. The song is so multidimensional, and the way tempo changes in the middle and then again keep surprising me. And that line"she's well acquainted with the touch of a velvet hand, like a lizard on the window pane". Ohh, I'm sorry, got too carried away. Maybe it's the references to John and Yoko's private life that tick some people off?

Love Me Do- that's a song that makes me want to tear my hair. Love, Love Me Do… You know I love you…I'll always be true… Ugh, I bet Paul was writing down all the words that rhyme with " you" and then wrote the lyrics and the melody around it. If the tempo was five times faster than it is, and they tried to spice the song up with some really heavy electric guitars and put some derisive laugh in the background, it could be bearable. I do like John's harmonica solo but they pinched that one, anyway

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