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Beatles song(s) that you love but others hate
9 June 2012
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Into the Sky with Diamonds
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Henry the Horse,

Good post, welcome.

You're absolutely right. When minime (who started this thread) wrote  "[songs] that others hate,"  I wondered, "who are the others?"

The others are simply the people around us - and we all have a different "us"

 

I've never heard anyone around "us" (me) hate "You Know My Name" because 99% of people around me have never heard of the song.

"Revolution #1" is also a forgotten song (among "us"), having been totally overshadowed by "Revolution" the single.

As for "Your Mother Should Know," I don't hear many people talk about it; but yes, among people who write articles and books, it usually fares poorly.

There's nothing wrong with the song itself. (In fact, it's fun to listen to a preliminary arrangement of the song on Anthology.) The problem is that it's not anything close to rock'n'roll or anything close to contemporary music. It sounded very old-fashioned ('20s, '30s) from the moment it appeared on the MMT album.

People put up with the similar sounding "When I'm 64" because it was Sgt Pepper, but with "Your Mother..." critics said, "what, again????"

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5 September 2012
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CebeBee13
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Only A Northern Song, It's All Too Much and Blue Jay Way. Coincidentally, all George songs and they all have brilliant drums by Ringo! :D

5 September 2012
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- Maxwells Silver Hammer:  LOVED it when I was younger, love it still. Brings back so many memories. But the song is hated by almost everyone..

- Ob La Di Ob La Da: I know its a big hit, but seems like its a very disliked song aswell..

I Want You/She's So Heavy: Many people think its a boring song, but I love it.

Thats all I could think of right now..

5 September 2012
3.55pm
annab93
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I haven't been on this forum too long so I don't really know the opinions of others about what songs are generally disliked, but I personally am a huge fan of the White Album and Abbey Road.

One of my good friends can't deal with any of their psychedelic stuff, but I think it's incredible to get a glimpse into what the Beatles were thinking while they were writing this kind of music. So songs off of MMT especially are songs that I do like but I know someone who can't stand to listen to them.

My sister only likes their early stuff, but I wouldn't consider her to be a real fan anyways so it doesn't really count.

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5 September 2012
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FlyOn13
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Blue Jay Way, Maxwell's Silver Hammer, Run for your Life, It's All too Much...
I find I like a lot of Paul's piano-based "granny-music": Honey Pie, Your Mother Should Know, and I probably like Martha My Dear above all of them. a-hard-days-night-george-9

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5 September 2012
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I can't really say that I hate any. Recently I have been listening to a lot of Paul's and George's songs from the White Album and surrounding albums.

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

5 September 2012
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annab93
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FlyOn13 said
Blue Jay Way, Maxwell's Silver Hammer, Run for your Life, It's All too Much...
I find I like a lot of Paul's piano-based "granny-music": Honey Pie, Your Mother Should Know, and I probably like Martha My Dear above all of them. a-hard-days-night-george-9

I absolutely love the granny music! I always find that if I'm ever in a bad mood I listen to Maxwell's Sliver Hammer (not for the words, obviously!), Ob La Di, Ob La Da, and the like. It definitely puts a smile on my face and makes my day better!

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29 September 2012
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Revolution 9 and What's The New Mary Jane. Many people just can't catch on to that avant-garde stuff.

29 September 2012
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I appreciate how brilliant it is that just by listening to a composition, you can conjure up a picture in your mind. With 'Rev. 9', without knowing what it is about or the thought behind it, a lot of people that I know that have heard it have said to me, you know it sounds like a war or somehting similar. And then I tell them that the song is in actual fact called Revolution 9. That is great.

However, I have rarely sat through the full 8.32 minutes of Revoultion, I just can´t. Doesn´t mean I hate the song but I just don´t find it all that listenable. I don´t even know if ''song'' is the right word to describe it...

As for '(...) Mary Jane', well, I like it even less.

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

30 September 2012
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Holsety
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A lot of people bash everything George did before Revolver, or even up to the White Album and Abbey Road for some people. I personally really like You Like Me Too Much. I might just like it TOO much.. hah, well..

I agree with the Run For Your Life people as well. I listened to it for hours one day.. I could not stop.. It also seems like people hate their Decca Audition, or some songs specifically. I just love the whole thing.. I don't have much of an idea why, either.

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30 September 2012
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What's The New Maryjane doesn't get much love, and doesn't particularly deserve it, but the wordplay is humorous, and would have been a lot more welcome on 'The White Album' than Revolution No. 9

You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) is hilarious, has some great musical bits, was started in 1967 & revisited at various times for some tinkering by John and Paul before it was finally released when their partnership was eroding - plus it has a corny Brian Jones sax part which fits right in with it's overall bizareness

Misery lives up to its title for most listeners, but listening to the outtakes, when they're trying to nail the intro & then can't sing the right lyrics at the same time, makes me like it a bit more

I used to hate The Word, but started loving it when my oldies radio station began playing it

What Goes On used to grate on me a bit, but gets a pass for the very rare John/Paul/Ringo 3-part harmony

And Wild Honey Pie...

 

nope, still hate it

30 September 2012
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The only part of WTNMJ bareable is that piano part near the end, aside from that its incredibly irritating. At least with Revolution 9 you hear new bits every time you hear it, which admittedly is not very often.

 

Words Of Love gets some criticism (Ian MacDonald slates it in Revolution in the Head) but i love the harmonies with John and Pauls singing and George's guitar. The live version they did for the bbc in '63 has a lot of charm.

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1 October 2012
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Not sure if people don't like Revolution 9 or if it is even classified as a song, but I love it so much because I find it so  interesting. I used to think I was the bravest person listening to it at midnight when I was 10.

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24 April 2013
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Sky999
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Run For Your Life

Blue Jay Way

Revolution 9, I know I'm going to get flack for that because I said Wild Honey Pie is the worst because it doesn't make sense. I like it because of the whole Paul is dead bit. I suppose if I was alive in the 60s I would probably hate it thinking "what is this crap?"

Maxwell's Silver Hammer

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Misery, I didn't know many people hate this one, but someone listed it above. 

I Am The Walrus

I Want You

Hold Me Tight

Love Me Do

Its All Too Much

24 April 2013
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Learned in the past 2 weeks that Hold Me Tight is high on the list. ;->

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24 April 2013
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There are several of their songs I love that while not generally hated, are sometimes seen as throwaways. Paperback Writer and Birthday are the first that come to mind.

"Bad Boy" is one of the early(ish) covers that is usually overlooked or disliked, but I love it. John's vocal on it just cracks me up.

I also love "Free As A Bird." The video nearly always makes me tear up.

24 April 2013
8.31pm
parlance
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Monkey Finger said

I also love "Free As A Bird." The video nearly always makes me tear up.

Yes, yes, same here. I don't know if I'd love it as much as I would if it weren't for the video. But as a child/teen of the 80s, I strongly associate music with videos, and quite often the images will have an impact on my perception of a song.

parlance

 

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

24 April 2013
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Monkey Finger said
There are several of their songs I love that while not generally hated, are sometimes seen as throwaways. Paperback Writer and Birthday are the first that come to mind.

I also love "Free As A Bird." The video nearly always makes me tear up.

I've never thought of 'Paperback Writer' as a throwaway. Why would they have put it out as a single rather than just an album track if they didn't think it was very good? I love it too though :D

There hasn't been one time when I've listened to 'FAAB' and not cried at the video. In fact, I only have to listen to the song and I'm in floods.

 

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

24 April 2013
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I love "Within You Without You" and "The Inner Light" but my dad doesn't like indian-style music.

My favourite song is 'Stairway to Heaven' by Motley Crue on their 1876 album 'Yellow Submarine'.
24 April 2013
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I probably should have chosen a better word than "throwaway." You won't get any argument from me that it's a great record, it just seems to me that in most of the serious criticisms I've read, it usually gets short shrift, mainly because I think conventional wisdom is that it was a song written as one of those "oh, it's time for another single" type of thing. But it's got a killer riff, I love the harmonies, and I think the lyrics are clever.

"Hello Goodbye" is another one that usually isn't considered one of their more substantive songs, but I love the feel of it.

 

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