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Unbelievably Underrated Beatles Song.
16 February 2013
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Into the Sky with Diamonds
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I agree with Parlance that if a song has a prominent role in a movie, cartoon, etc…, it's hard to picture it as under-rated.

Here's an under-rated song, if only because it never comes up in any discussion. It's neither good nor bad, just filler presumably.

The Mamas and Papas, however, took the song to another level, and though the song still isn't great, it's better than the Beatles' version; in fact, IMO, it's probably the only Beatle song that sounds better in its cover version than in its original incarnation.

What do you think?

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you "I Call Your Name"

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)
17 February 2013
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Gerell
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I Call Your Name was "almost" never released for 2 years, having been shelved over that time period. We are lucky that it got released, such an under rated song.

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29 April 2013
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My under-rated songs are Hold Me Tight; No Reply (a highly rated song that I think was a masterpiece…staggered rhyme where the first verse gets completed by the second verse, as well as their effortlessly changing the texture from the shuffle sound into the "I nearly died" part); When I Get Home ( John screamer complete with verses, middle parts and choruses, great ending); And Your Bird Can Sing; Helter Skelter ( just a masterpiece, love the bass, always assumed it was Paul, but read that Lennon played the bass on it.)  

29 April 2013
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Yeah!!. heart for No Reply. My favourite Beatle songheart.

 

And welcome to the site bubba.

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30 April 2013
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Well i think we should put aside the underrated ones for the fans and no fans, ´cause they are different cases.

For no fans there are plenty of songs, Here,There and Everywhere, Blue Jay Way,While My Guitar Gently Weeps, etc.

For me A Day In The Life, is very underrated even for fans,not for critics who always put it as a masterpiece, and they're right

is such a masterpiece, beautiful song.I love the guitar intro and the sad tone of John´s Lennon voice.

30 April 2013
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I agree that Here, There, and Everywhere is underrated. Welcome to the forum, PETER!

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30 April 2013
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"Good Night" is a beautiful dreamy song, i love the Disney-ish  feeling, perfectly fits in any Disney film.The kind of song Michael Jackson would love sing. Some may consider a little sugarcoating,but for me it's just beautiful,but it doesn´t get that much praise. But even when i love it, i would prefer to be sung by Paul it fits  his style.

30 April 2013
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Thanks Unknown.

14 September 2013
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For No One is greatly underrated. 'Nuff Said.

---------------------> 1. The Beatles 2. Led Zeppelin 3. Dream Theater 4. Rush 5. Green Day <-----------------------

---------------> Songs: For No One Kashmir / Octavarium Cygnus X-1 Book II Homecoming <----------------

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15 September 2013
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I think PS I Love You and You Won't See Me are a bit underrated. 

15 September 2013
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I've always thought "Long, Long, Long" and "It's All Too Much" don't get the credit they deserve, but I'm a bit biased towards George's work.

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21 September 2013
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I always thought that Revolution 9 – Even though it's not technically a "song"- was somewhat interesting. You always here people talking about how terrible it was and how it's worth nothing, but John spent a lot of time on it and it is thought of by some people as John's sort of autobiography. They probably think so because it has a baby cry towards the beginning and Yoko towards the end. a-hard-days-night-john-6

22 September 2013
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Also I'm So Tired

 

 

No Beatles song is overrated to a mega fan.

---------------------> 1. The Beatles 2. Led Zeppelin 3. Dream Theater 4. Rush 5. Green Day <-----------------------

---------------> Songs: For No One Kashmir / Octavarium Cygnus X-1 Book II Homecoming <----------------

------> Albums: Abbey Road Led Zeppelin IV Octavarium Hemispheres 21st Century Breakdown <-------

 

---------> Fav. Genres: Progressive Rock/Metal, Experimental Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Alternative Rock <----------

----------------> Least Fav. Genres: Dance-pop, Hip-Hop, House, The Beatles (Just kidding!) <---------------------

22 September 2013
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8hey, TwoAfter908, your signature just caught my eye. A few semesters ago, a student asked me to help him collect resources he could reference in a paper on the topic of Dubstep for his American Popular Music class. We didn't find much at the time.

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22 September 2013
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c64wood said
HammerDealer said:

 

Mine would have to be Free As A Bird. Is there any other Beatles song that makes you feel this way. By the way, I almost put Wild Honey Pie, I actually enjoy it. xD.
  


 

Free As A Bird and Real Love are good songs, but since Jeff Lynne had his fingers in the production pie, they tended to sound a bit ELO-ish to me.  (Just my opinion of course)

I seem to recall Paul saying a long time back that he thought that if the Beatles had remained together they would possibly have ended up sounding like ELO (this was pre "Free As A Bird" etc I think)?  So maybe he saw the opportunity with Anthology and went for it – which makes them both eminently suitable Beatles tracks.

24 September 2013
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All of them xD

But if I had to choose specifics…

Free As A Bird(as you said), P.S I love you, In my life, I feel fine, Hey Bulldog, The end, She's Leaving Home and No reply

Favourite band: The Beatles Favourite song: Yesterday Favourite album: Rubber Soul Favourite member: Paul McCartney Favourite solo career: John Lennon or Paul McCartney Favourite solo career song: John Lennon - God or Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmas Time Favourite songs on albums; Please Please Me: There's A Place/Misery With The Beatles: All My Loving/Please Mr Postman A Hard Day's Night: If I Fell/And I Love Her Beatles For Sale: No Reply/I'll Follow The Sun Help!: Yesterday/I've Just Seen A Face Rubber Soul: In My Life/Drive My Car/The Word Revolver: She Said She Said/Here There And Everywhere Sgt Pepper: Sgt Pepper/She's Leaving Home Magical Mystery Tour: Your Mother Should Know/All You Need Is Love White Album: Dear Prudence/Happiness Is A Warm Gun/Cry Baby Cry Let It Be: Across The Universe/Get Back Abbey Road: Come Together/Here Comes The Sun :)
25 September 2013
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I'd class a song as underrated if non Beatle fanatics have never even heard of it, yet to Beatle fans it's a classic. For example, before he met me my boyfriend had never heard of A Day In The Life. I was dumbfounded, I assumed everyone knew that song. If someone is not particuarly a fan but is a fan of music (e.g buys music magazines, has a decent general knowledge of important or influential bands of the past 50 years or so) they will know songs like A Day In The Life. However, it's not a song that tends to get much airplay (at least not that I've heard recently) and a lot of people do not know it exists. Even In My Life isn't known too much outside Beatles fans. So they are both underrated in that sense and deserve to be revered like songs such as Hey Jude and Yesterday.  However, if we're talking about songs that Beatles fans don't typically tend to rave over but which I think are brilliant, I'd go with something like Don't Bother Me. People tend to dismiss it and say it wasn't a bad effort for George's first but that he came a long way afterwards. I think it's brilliantly dark, the tune is interesting and different and the lyrics are quite unusual for its time. And when I hear it, I always picture Ringo and George bopping around from A Hard Day's Night, so that can't be a bad thing!

 

29 September 2013
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I'm not sure if this has already been said, but I consider I've Got A Feeling to be terribly underrated. I mean, Paul's vocals throughout are fantastically boisterous and perfectly contrast the coolness of John's. The guitar, the percussion, the lyrics, the bass – it all comprises one of my absolute favourites. Why it's underrated is beyond me. 

Edit: This is the Let It Be version that I'm referring to. The Anthology version is great, but it pales in comparison, in my opinion. Nothing beats the energy and liveliness of the former iteration. :D

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