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Rank your favorite George songs (which he wrote or just sang lead vocals)
23 May 2012
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Well my favourite ones are: I Need You, Taxman, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Piggies, Long Long Long, Savoy Truffle, Here Comes The Sun, Something, I Me Mine. There are some other songs george sung or wrote, You Know What To Do and Not Guilty on Anthology and some bbc songs like Crying, Waiting, Hoping and Young Blood. Not Guilty is one of my favourite john songs too

And you have also forgotten Old Brown Shoe

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You Know What To Do is a highlight of mine.

 

Others  (oh i need to rank, erm)

 

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Long Long Long

I Need You

Something

Here Comes The Sun

All Things Must Pass (the studio demo on Anthology 3 is every bit as good as his solo album version, if not better)

I Forgot To Remember To Forget

I Want To Tell You

Love You Too (the intro is fabulous)

Taxman

I Me Mine

You Like Me Too Much

Piggies

You Like Me Too Much

If I Needed Someone

Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby

For You Blue

Crying Waiting Hoping

The Inner Light

Think For Yourself

Do You Want To Know A Secret

Not Guilty (tho the anthology edit is garbage)

Roll Over Beethoven

Within You, Without You

Devil In Her Heart

Don't Bother Me

Savoy Truffle

Chains

Young Blood

Only A Northern Song

Blue Jay Way

 

Hopefully everything is there but i will missed something.

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a-hard-days-night-george-10Top 10 Beatles tracks written by George:

While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Damn what a song!  First off, what a great idea for an ode to the guitar. He should've had Hendrix play on the fucker with Clapton. That would've been so cool. Maybe a backwards solo! Paul's bass and backup vocals almost make the track.

Not Guilty - What a classic proto-metal jam. I will never understand why it was left off The White Album. They could've even released it as a single. Maybe the b-side for Hey Jude and put Revolution (single version) on record one as Revolution 2.

Taxman - Again, Paul's bass...damn! And what a great lyric.

Something - Gorgeous, or Georgeous!

Think for Yourself - Paul always rocked the bass lines on George's songs. I like the way the rhythm picks up on the chorus and grooves with the verse.

Old Brown Shoe - More great bass from Paul (I've read where George played bass on this one and I've read that Paul played it. Sounds like Classic Paul to me...). Just a good old rock 'n' roll number really.

Only A Northern Song - Again, the bass is tasty! Nice dissonance on this one. It's got that nice bitter lyric too. 

I Me Mine - Great lyric, great lyric! Sweet time change too. No John needed.

Love You To - The best of his three Indian-influenced tracks. "There's people standing round who'll screw you in the ground", how true!

Savoy Truffle - Do I need to say it...more great bass work from Macca. Witty lyrics and a delicious brass line as well.

Long, Long, Long - Beautiful song. Written to God. George was the spiritual Beatle and he wrote love songs to the Lord. I love it!

I picked eleven, so what?

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 I saw the list and I thought "Wow, you really like George" and then I read the headline "10 Best Beatles song by George". a-hard-days-night-george-6a-hard-days-night-george-6

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mithveaen said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 I saw the list and I thought "Wow, you really like George" and then I read the headline "10 Best Beatles song by George". a-hard-days-night-george-6a-hard-days-night-george-6

 

That's what the topic was about. "Rank your favorite George songs" I picked eleven.stay-on-topic

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Old Siam Sir said

mithveaen said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 I saw the list and I thought "Wow, you really like George" and then I read the headline "10 Best Beatles song by George". a-hard-days-night-george-6a-hard-days-night-george-6

 

That's what the topic was about. "Rank your favorite George songs" I picked eleven.stay-on-topic

Yes I know. I'm not well these days so I get confused easily. a-hard-days-night-george-10

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a-hard-days-night-george-10Top 10 Beatles tracks written by George:

While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Damn what a song!  First off, what a great idea for an ode to the guitar. He should've had Hendrix play on the fucker with Clapton. That would've been so cool. Maybe a backwards solo! Paul's bass and backup vocals almost make the track.

Not Guilty - What a classic proto-metal jam. I will never understand why it was left off The White Album. They could've even released it as a single. Maybe the b-side for Hey Jude and put Revolution (single version) on record one as Revolution 2.

Taxman - Again, Paul's bass...damn! And what a great lyric.

Something - Gorgeous, or Georgeous!

Think for Yourself - Paul always rocked the bass lines on George's songs. I like the way the rhythm picks up on the chorus and grooves with the verse.

Old Brown Shoe - More great bass from Paul (I've read where George played bass on this one and I've read that Paul played it. Sounds like Classic Paul to me...). Just a good old rock 'n' roll number really.

Only A Northern Song - Again, the bass is tasty! Nice dissonance on this one. It's got that nice bitter lyric too. 

I Me Mine - Great lyric, great lyric! Sweet time change too. No John needed.

Love You To - The best of his three Indian-influenced tracks. "There's people standing round who'll screw you in the ground", how true!

Savoy Truffle - Do I need to say it...more great bass work from Macca. Witty lyrics and a delicious brass line as well.

Long, Long, Long - Beautiful song. Written to God. George was the spiritual Beatle and he wrote love songs to the Lord. I love it!

I picked eleven, so what?

Better still, Not Guilty as B side for Revolution as a single. This would've been great for band harmony for John to have an A side at that point in time with Hey Jude to follow. He wanted Revolution to be a single but the band said no even after it was re-recorded for that purpose. It would easily have been a number 1. It got a lot of air-play anyway. And who knows John may have never gone to America and been shot and the Beatles would've stayed together till 2001 when George died. Alas.

Who cares about the bass. I never hear it anyway.  I get sick of hearing about McCartney's bass playing. Yes he was talented. No one doubts that but the thread was about George's best songs.

1 December 2012
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TOP TEN (AS A BEATLE)

 

1.  "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"  (both versions -- the Clapton one and the acoustic on on ANTHOLOGY)  -- epic song

 

2.  "Here Comes The Sun" -- what a song about sunshine should sound like

 

3.  "Something" -- gorgeous recording of a gorgeous song

 

4.  "Don't Bother Me" -- I never understood why George was so dismissive of this song -- it's great

 

5.  "If I Needed Someone" -- great riff, good performance, George arrived as a composer with this one

 

6.  "Old Brown Shoe" -- highly underrated -- great bassline (played by Harrison & McCartney) -- but I don't like the "singing into a tight corner" vocal effect that much 

 

7.  "Roll Over Beethoven" -- George could rock (on other people's work)

 

8.  "Taxman" -- George could rock (on his own)

 

9.  "Within You Without You" -- "that's George's innate talent -- he really made that sound come together", said John Lennon

 

10.  "I Me Mine" -- good recording of a decent song (the much maligned Phil Spector really enhanced the sound of this recording)

 

TOP GEORGE SONG OF ALL TIME   

(Released as a solo artist)

"Isn't It A Pity" --- EPIC!!

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1 December 2012
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Let's see here.. I'm gonna make a list of what I like without grabbing all of them off of someone else.

 

1. Taxman is a favorite of mine because it's a great opener to my favorite album.

2. Don't Bother Me is a great early one by George. It may be his first, but that doesn't mean it's bad (at all).

3. Savoy Truffle; underrated gem near the end of the White Album. It's like John's Glass Onion, which I also enjoy.

4. If I Needed Someone; I really, really enjoy the harmonies on this one.

5. Long, Long, Long; it may take a bit to appreciate, but it's worth it once you do.

6. Think For Yourself; its bass probably inspired Seven Nation Army, which is everywhere lately (the White Stripes are awesome anyway, so that's a good thing). It's also nice to hear the studio chat which is on YouTube and etc.

7. Old Brown Shoe; a lot of the time when George played bass, it managed to be a great bass line anyway. This, Maxwell's Silver Hammer, Two of Us, among others under disputes are examples of such occasions. 

8. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You; The rythm guitar makes this song pretty great within itself, and so do the harmonies.

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Everything on "All Things Must Pass" along with "Something". Actually, it's funny, because I'm 17 years old & I've already decided I want "Something" playing at my wedding (I know...I'm weird) but I just adore that song! I think George should have gotten more attention with his songwriting when he was in the Beatles than he actually did. A lot of that stuff on "All Things Must Pass" was material he had been sitting on when the Beatles were still together! He was ingenious & he should have been recognized more for it. 

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WonderWoman said
I'm 17 years old & I've already decided I want "Something" playing at my wedding (I know...I'm weird)

Nothing wierd about that at all! Welcome to our Forum.

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Every time I hear a different George song, I think, "This is the best George song." I always forget how good they are until I hear them. I won't rank them all, but my favorites are as follows:

Here Comes The Sun...one of my absolute favorite songs, bar non.

It's All too Much

Within You Without You

I Need You

I Me Mine

 

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As for the song itself, I really can't choose.

As for vocals: Does the anthology version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps count? His voice on that is perfection <3

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WonderWoman said
Everything on "All Things Must Pass" along with "Something". Actually, it's funny, because I'm 17 years old & I've already decided I want "Something" playing at my wedding (I know...I'm weird) but I just adore that song! I think George should have gotten more attention with his songwriting when he was in the Beatles than he actually did. A lot of that stuff on "All Things Must Pass" was material he had been sitting on when the Beatles were still together! He was ingenious & he should have been recognized more for it. 

You should play "Savoy Truffle" at your wedding, and have a giant wedding cake chock-full of all the sweets George describes!

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What!!??

 

No one picked Sunshine Life For Me (Sail Away Raymond)...!!???

 

That's one of my favorites.

 

He wrote it for Ringo, for Ringo's 1973 solo album (famous for having all four Beatles on one album, even though they were never all together at any one time):

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....HdQh8SHCi8

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All three of the songs that George wrote for Ringo are the highlights of the album for me. I like how the other three helped Ringo create one of the best solo albums of his career. a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

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