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Are there Beatles songs that sound a lot alike / very similar?
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21 January 2011
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robert said:

that progression (in various keys) - is used in millions of pop songs.
 

Although, yes, Paul seemed very fond of it - it's older than he is - it's older than dirt. I believe God was whistling that progression when he hung the stars.


Yeah, I thought I had that somewhere before. It's a nice lick though.

 

Joe said:

Isn't that used for the arpeggio sequence at the end of You Never Give Me Your Money?


No, that's C, G, A if I recall correctly.
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Off the top of my head are:
She Said She Said/Rain

I'm Happy Just To Dance With You/Please Please Me

Getting better/Hello Goodbye

I Want To Hold Your Hand/I Wanna Be Your Man

Dig A Pony/I've Got A Feeling

What goes on/The word

This Boy/Yes it is

And I Love Her/I will

Can't Buy Me Love/All My Loving

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Off the top of my head 

Glass Onion/ I Am The Walrus for obvious reasons

From Me To You/ Love Do 

Day Tripper/ Ticket To Ride

 

29 September 2013
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sky090909 said
Off the top of my head 

Glass Onion/ I Am The Walrus for obvious reasons

From Me To You/ Love Do 

Day Tripper/ Ticket To Ride

 

I see where you're coming from

Day Tripper kind of reminds me of I feel fine, probably because they both have awesome riffs

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Off the top of my head

I'm A Loser/I Don't Want To Spoil The Party

You Got To Hide Your Love Away/It's Only Love

Till There Was You/And I Love Her

Girl/Michelle

And the most obvious comparison

This Boy/ Yes It Is 

And if you saw my love, I'll love her to.
29 September 2013
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BBCSessions1963 said
Off the top of my head

I'm A Loser/I Don't Want To Spoil The Party

You Got To Hide Your Love Away/It's Only Love

Till There Was You/And I Love Her

Girl/Michelle

And the most obvious comparison

This Boy/ Yes It Is 

I knew there was one I was missing! (This Boy and Yes it is, how did I miss that? I think my mind went blank for a second)

And I Love Her kind of reminds me of I will for some strange reason

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I think Revolution and Revolution 1 sound very similar, but maybe that's just my personal observation.

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sunshaderain7 said
I think
Revolution and Revolution 1 sound very similar, but maybe that's just my personal observation.

I ran straight into that one xD

 

Favourite band: The Beatles Favourite song: Yesterday Favourite album: Rubber Soul Favourite member: Paul McCartney Favourite solo career: John Lennon or Paul McCartney Favourite solo career song: John Lennon - God or Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmas Time Favourite songs on albums; Please Please Me: There's A Place/Misery With The Beatles: All My Loving/Please Mr Postman A Hard Day's Night: If I Fell/And I Love Her Beatles For Sale: No Reply/I'll Follow The Sun Help!: Yesterday/I've Just Seen A Face Rubber Soul: In My Life/Drive My Car/The Word Revolver: She Said She Said/Here There And Everywhere Sgt Pepper: Sgt Pepper/She's Leaving Home Magical Mystery Tour: Your Mother Should Know/All You Need Is Love White Album: Dear Prudence/Happiness Is A Warm Gun/Cry Baby Cry Let It Be: Across The Universe/Get Back Abbey Road: Come Together/Here Comes The Sun :)
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The coda of Hey Jude and Isn't It A Pity sound quite similar to my ears.

Don't Pass Me By and Octopus' Garden.

 

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CorporationT-shirt said
The coda of
Hey Jude and Isn't It A Pity sound quite similar to my ears.

 

I always thought George did that on purpose, but don't quote me on that.

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Don't know about that, but apparently Isn't It A Pity was written in 1966, which was a bit before Hey Jude. Now I wonder if George had included the ''nanana'' bit already back then or took it from Hey Jude.

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sky090909 said 

Off the top of my head 

Glass Onion/ I Am The Walrus for obvious reasons

 

I immediately thought of that too! also of ob-la-di ob-la-da and everybody's got something to hide except for me and my monkey, their both just so happy!!a-hard-days-night-george-9 i think helter skelter and Revolution are kinda similar, Wild Honey Pie and Why Don't We Do It In The Road? remind me of each other just because of all the repetition, I'm So Tired and long long long and yes I know I'm only saying ones off White Album I'm sorryahdn_george_08 i feel like Honey Pie reminds me of one but i can't think of what it isa-hard-days-night-ringo-4

 

 

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I Call Your Name / When I Get Home

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Fool on the Hill / Nowhere Man

The Night Before / Things We Said Today

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Here are some more

You Won't See Me / I'm Looking Through You

Thank You Girl / I'll Get You

 

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Not sound, technically, but lyrics-wise, there's a few patterns here and there.

Two songs in a row on Rubber Soul both have the same rhyme for the chorus/bridge (listen/missing) - You Won't See Me and Nowhere Man.

And whilst not Beatles originals, notice the similarities between these couple of first lines from two songs on Beatles For Sale:

Hold me close and tell me how you feel

Tell me love is real

and

Let me know, honey, how you feel

Tell the truth now, is love real

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