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The Top Ten Beatles Songs of All Time.
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Just got this ... it seems there will be a special issue with the top 100 Beatles songs...

 

http://www.rollingstone.com/mu.....386/194557

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GniknuS said:

Ummm does anyone agree with number two?


Rolling Stone places heavy emphasis on "greatness" as a measure of influence.  By that reasoning, "
I Want To Hold Your Hand" is undeniably one of the greatest songs ever, even though it may not be any where close to the Beatles best.  That one song stormed America and set off global Beatlemania, thereby paving the way for the British Invasion and far greater Beatles songs like "Strawberry Fields Forever."

Personally, I would kick "Come Together" and "Yesterday" off this top ten list.  They're both good songs, but wouldn't make my top 100 Beatles list.  I can't find fault with the other choices, and I absolutely agree with "A Day In The Life" at the top.

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kingjjj8 said:

When does it hit the stands? a-hard-days-night-ringo-7


August 27th
 

Celebrated_Mr_K said:

GniknuS said:

Ummm does anyone agree with number two?


Rolling Stone places heavy emphasis on "greatness" as a measure of influence.  By that reasoning, "
I Want To Hold Your Hand" is undeniably one of the greatest songs ever, even though it may not be any where close to the Beatles best.  That one song stormed America and set off global Beatlemania, thereby paving the way for the British Invasion and far greater Beatles songs like "Strawberry Fields Forever."
 

I agree with you GniknuS… but if you read in the RS site, it quotes Martin "the apex of Phase One of the Beatles' development." so they also think it's a great artistic achievement.

 

The question is, do we agree with Martin?? george-martin

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mithveaen said:


August 27th

 

Celebrated_Mr_K said:

GniknuS said:

Ummm does anyone agree with number two?


Rolling Stone places heavy emphasis on "greatness" as a measure of influence.  By that reasoning, "
I Want To Hold Your Hand" is undeniably one of the greatest songs ever, even though it may not be any where close to the Beatles best.  That one song stormed America and set off global Beatlemania, thereby paving the way for the British Invasion and far greater Beatles songs like "Strawberry Fields Forever."

 


I agree with you GniknuS… but if you read in the RS site, it quotes Martin "the apex of Phase One of the Beatles' development." so they also think it's a great artistic achievement.
 

The question is, do we agree with Martin?? george-martin


But you could make nearly the same argument for She Loves You, and the list is the top ten songs of all time, not top ten most important songs. How Eleanor Rigby didn't make the list is absolutely beyond me. Obviously every Beatles fan has a different opinion, and I don't have a problem with one of I Want To Hold Your Hand or She Loves You making the list, but to put it at number 2? In front of Strawberry Fields?
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GniknuS said:


But you could make nearly the same argument for
She Loves You, and the list is the top ten songs of all time, not top ten most important songs. How Eleanor Rigby didn't make the list is absolutely beyond me. Obviously every Beatles fan has a different opinion, and I don't have a problem with one of I Want To Hold Your Hand or She Loves You making the list, but to put it at number 2? In front of Strawberry Fields?
 

You've got a point there definetly. So yes, I guess early Beatle songs are in disadvantage with the older ones. So maybe they were trying to be fair with all Beatles eras.

 

To be honest, I wanna hold your hand is not one of my favorites. If I were to choose, I'd pick A Hard Day's Night.

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There are plenty beatles songs from Please Please Me and With The Beatles that could replace I wanna Hold your hand!a-hard-days-night-paul-1

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I'm curious to see if Hey Bulldog even makes the list. In my opinion, Hey Bulldog is The Beatles' greatest song.

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ringoforpresident said:

I'm curious to see if Hey Bulldog even makes the list. In my opinion, Hey Bulldog is The Beatles' greatest song.


Yeah hey bulldogs gott be at least 20 or under.a-hard-days-night-george-2
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ringoforpresident said:

I'm curious to see if Hey Bulldog even makes the list. In my opinion, Hey Bulldog is The Beatles' greatest song.


I think it might be more interesting to see what doesn't make the list. If Rain doesn't make the list I will never pick up a Rolling Stone magazine for the rest of my life.
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Spooky. I was writing about that earlier this week: http://www.beatlesbible.com/pe.....op-a-lula/

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The point about Be-Bop-a-Lula is an interesting one - at the same time I wonder if it was the specific song that intrigued Paul. Meaning if John had been playing Heartbreak Hotel or Shake Rattle and Roll, wouldn't Paul still have been attracted - most likely yes. So probably it wasn't the specific song but the sound that John was making.

Speculation all around of course.

Most important song in my humble opinion - I Want To Hold Your Hand this song opened the floodgates of Beatlemania - perhaps more than other of their songs it sounded so completely unlike anything that anyone was doing. Plus in that simple little song you can find all the complexities of Beatle musicology (instruments and vocals) as well as the uniqueness of that exquisite songiwritting team: Lennon/McCartney.

Now I'm not saying best song, favorite song or anything else like that. But to me that song set the fire that still has not gone out.

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