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18 June 2010
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GniknuS
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With all the new threads being started, I want to try and bring new life to an old but very good one.

This is a difficult question because usually the vocal performances were dictated by the inspiration for the song, so in that light I've decided to focus on the Beatles biggest inspiration, love.

John- Everybodys Got Something To Hide Except Me and My Monkey...what can I say? The man was in love and wanted to scream it to the world. Maybe this songs about heroin, with the line "the deeper you go, the higher you fly" but I've never heard anyone so happy about heroin. This song was about Yoko Ono. Whenever I hear this song I think of a video that I've seen somewhere of John and Yoko walking down the street and John just starts dancing. What else do you want to do when you're in love but dance? This song is the perfect representation of that.

Paul- Good Day Sunshine...oh Jane Asher must have really been something. It was between this and Here, There, and Everywhere but his voice is so excited and emphatic on this song. I love the extra emphasis when he says "I'm SO proud to know that she is mine." The man was just happy.

George- Something...well it was between this and the anthology version. Arguably the greatest love song of all time for its simplicity alone. It's just a word, something, and George summed it up perfectly.

Ringo- It's hard to say because of the lack of original material but I like Ringo's voice best when he acts, you know, naturally.

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19 June 2010
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a-hard-days-night-paul-8 - Oh! Darling

 

a-hard-days-night-george-7 - Savory Truffle

 

a-hard-days-night-ringo-10 - Don't Pass Me By

 

a-hard-days-night-john-7 - Norwegian Wood (Your Bird As Flown)

When I Twish And Shout, it makes the Girl say "What Goes On?", and than I say, "I do this Here, There and Everywhere", and than she finishes by saying "Honey Don't".
2 July 2010
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I loove this topic! I hate it when kids I know are like "oh the beatles they're not good singers!!!". I just want to reply... "You are genuinely an idiot."

I also list these songs.

 

a-hard-days-night-john-1:A Day In The Life, Norweigen Wood, Girl, If I Fell, Strawberry Fields Forever, Ask Me Why, In My Life

a-hard-days-night-paul-4:Eleanor Rigby, Golden Slumbers, And I Love Her, Hey Jude, Let It Be, Fixing A Hole, Here There And Everywhere

a-hard-days-night-george-3:Something, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Here Comes The Sun, Don't Bother Me, Do You Want To Know A Secret

a-hard-days-night-ringo-10:With a Little Help From my Freinds, Boys, Goodinght, Yellow Submarine

Rap music is just computerized crap. - George Harrison
2 July 2010
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People actually say that the Beatles aren't good singers? If Because isn't the best singing ever recorded, I don't know what is.

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3 July 2010
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iCaramba said:

I think John's vocal in A Hard Day's Night is really amazing... and perhaps underappreciated. There are so many subtleties and so much character and life in his singing. I love how he elongates the syllables in a different word each time he sings the chorus: it's been a haaaard day's night, it's been a hard day's niiight, it's bbbbeen a hard day's night. There are so many other words in the song that have a special little Lennon flair, too... just delicious!

a-hard-days-night-john-5


Have you watched the Shea concerts? When they did "A Hard Day's Night," my jaw dropped. Literally. It sounds so different live! But I thought it sounded cool. I think I prefer the album version, though, because it sounds "cleaner." 

a-hard-days-night-john-3: "A Day In The Life." Definitely. It's so... I can't find a word that works. And the way "I'd love to turn you on" fades into the orchestra? Magic. 

a-hard-days-night-paul-6: "Day Tripper." It sounds purer than other songs I could mention. (The sound quality, not the lyrics! ;) )

a-hard-days-night-george-5: "Roll Over Beethoven." Double-tracking suits George's voice well. But "Here Comes The Sun" is scooting up pretty close. 

a-hard-days-night-ringo-9: "With a Little Help from My Friends." I'm not sure about it, but the last note might be the highest note I've heard Ringo sing. 

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19 September 2010
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A non-beatle song: The no-no song vocals are great.

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16 January 2011
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I'm attempting to re-revive this thread.

I really, really love the way John sings "having read the book," "now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall," and, of course, "I'd love to turn you on." That G is amazing. 

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16 January 2011
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Sorry about the Double-Post

hari_girl asks: what do you think of eminem's grammy nomination? george_harrison_live: What's eminem? george_harrison_live: aren't they chocolates or something?
16 January 2011
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Number Nine said:

MeanMrs.Mustard said:

iCaramba said:

I think John's vocal in A Hard Day's Night is really amazing... and perhaps underappreciated. There are so many subtleties and so much character and life in his singing. I love how he elongates the syllables in a different word each time he sings the chorus: it's been a haaaard day's night, it's been a hard day's niiight, it's bbbbeen a hard day's night. There are so many other words in the song that have a special little Lennon flair, too... just delicious!

a-hard-days-night-john-5


Have you watched the Shea concerts? When they did "A Hard Day's Night," my jaw dropped. Literally. It sounds so different live! But I thought it sounded cool. I think I prefer the album version, though, because it sounds "cleaner."

 

a-hard-days-night-john-3: "A Day In The Life." Definitely. It's so... I can't find a word that works. And the way "I'd love to turn you on" fades into the orchestra? Magic. 

a-hard-days-night-paul-6: "Day Tripper." It sounds purer than other songs I could mention. (The sound quality, not the lyrics! a-hard-days-night-george-10 )

a-hard-days-night-george-5: "Roll Over Beethoven." Double-tracking suits George's voice well. But "Here Comes The Sun" is scooting up pretty close. 

a-hard-days-night-ringo-9: "With a Little Help from My Friends." I'm not sure about it, but the last note might be the highest note I've heard Ringo sing

 

I the highest note may be in Boys.

 

a-hard-days-night-john-6: A Day In The Life, #9 Dream, Gimme Some Truth, Imagine

a-hard-days-night-paul-1: Oh! Darling, Nothing Too Much Just Out Of Sight, Mother Nature's Sun, Band On The Run

a-hard-days-night-george-8: Here Comes The Sun, My Sweet Lord, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Think For Yourself

a-hard-days-night-ringo-14: Matchbox, Boys, Don't Pass Me By, Octopus's Garden 

 

...But it'll probably change by tomorrow.


hari_girl asks: what do you think of eminem's grammy nomination? george_harrison_live: What's eminem? george_harrison_live: aren't they chocolates or something?
16 January 2011
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You revived the thread and I re-read my post, and I'm in disagreement with myself so here are some of my favorite lines.

John - I'm a Loser (What have I done to deserve such a fate) Hide Your Love Away (How could she say to me, love will find a way)

Paul - I Will (Will I wait a lonely lifetime, if you want me to I will) Get Back, the whole thing, he just sounds so cool.

George - I, Me, Mine (All I can hear, I, me mine, I Me Mine, I Me Mine) For You Blue (I love you more than ever girl, I do)

Ringo - Don't Pass Me By (I'm just waiting to hear from yooou) WALHFMF, I love how he responds to John and Paul, are you sad because you're on your own? No.

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17 January 2011
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HammerDealer said:

a-hard-days-night-paul-8 - Oh! Darling


I'd have to agree 100%.  If you've ever tried singing Oh! Darling, you'll understand exactly why it took Paul a million takes to perfect.
I'm Necko.  I'm like Ringo except I wear necklaces.
10 March 2011
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a-hard-days-night-john-6 A Day In The Life

a-hard-days-night-paul-2Eleanor Rigby

a-hard-days-night-ringo-13 Yellow Submarine (Don't like the song, but, C'mon, he sings it perfect)

a-hard-days-night-george-10 Something

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
10 March 2011
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a-hard-days-night-john-1Across The Universe

a-hard-days-night-paul-9Mother Nature's Son

a-hard-days-night-george-8WMGGW

a-hard-days-night-ringo-11Octopus's Garden

All of the above are my favorite vocals, respectively - not necessarily for the lyrics.

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10 March 2011
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Although, this is almost impossible.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
12 March 2011
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a-hard-days-night-john-6 Twist And Shout

a-hard-days-night-paul-8 I've Just Seen A Face

a-hard-days-night-george-10Here Comes The Sun

a-hard-days-night-ringo-9Boys

 

 

12 March 2011
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12 March 2011
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Here's my Redone List
A Day In The Life
And I Love Her
Good night
Here Comes The Sun

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
13 March 2011
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John- Strawberry Fields Forever, A Day In The Life, This Boy, Anna

Paul- Oh!Darling, Why Don't We Do it in the Road?, Long Tall Sally, Mother Nature's Son

John and Paul- You Know my Name (Look up the Number)

George- Chains, Here Comes The Sun

Ringo- Boys

"You can manicure a cat but can you caticure a man?" John Lennon- Skywriting by Word of Mouth
14 March 2011
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kedame said:

George- Chains

Wait. George sings that? 

Guess I haven't listened to it very well. neil-aspinall

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14 March 2011
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a-hard-days-night-john-1 Money, A Hard Day's Night, This Boy, I'm Only Sleeping, Strawberry Fields Forever, A Day In The Life

paul-mccartney I Saw Her Standing There, All My Loving, I'm Down, Eleanor RigbyFor No One, Penny Lane, When I'm 64

a-hard-days-night-george-8 Roll Over Beethoven, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Here Comes The Sun, Something, Old Brown Shoe, I Me Mine

a-hard-days-night-ringo-12 Yellow Submarine, With A Little Help From My Friends, Don't Pass Me By, Octopus Garden

ONE MINUTE YOU'RE DEFENDING THE WHOLE GALAXY, AND SUDDENLY, YOU FIND YOURSELF SUCKING DOWN DARJEELING WITH MARIE ANTOINETTE AND HER LITTLE SISTER.!
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