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The Beatles' most "dated" songs
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23 March 2011
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

I don't mean dated as in old-fashioned or hasn't aged well. I mean dated as in you can easily tell the song was recorded in a certain time period. 

This is an interesting thread, M3. Most of their songs, to me, are timeless. But I can see why your mom chose The Word as it sounds like a 60's "call-to-action" song. I get the same feeling while listening to John's Some Time in NYC album where every other song seems to be a protest song.

If I had to pick one original Beatles song that sounds outdated, I'd vote for Mr. Moonlight. 

A couple of people mentioned Love Me Do. I guess the fact that it only features 12 words would qualify it as "early 60's simplistic". There, I've coined a new genre.


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I bet I'm late here too! I bet when I read all of the posts, someone might have already said this, but I would say "Back In The USSR" and "Revolution" are dated, becuase of the time frame. Like the Chairman Mao part, or the fact that they call the Soviet Union, (that is what it's called currently, right? Russia? Ugh...I hope I got it right, because that would be rude) the USSR. Or in "Revolution" becuase things have changed, don't you think? Even a little bit?

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For me, Wait is rather dated, in a similar way to The Word.

I strongly agree with Love Me Do, and would add Yellow Submarine, and most of the first four albums and accompanying singles.

Seriously, who deemed Yellow Submarine worthy of an A Side?

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I think any thing to come out in 1967. Especially Lucy in the Sky or All You Need Is Love. 

'67= Psychedelia + Love + Drugs


Love Me Do as well.



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