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Unbelievably Underrated Beatles Song
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15 February 2013
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Runfyl said ""I Don't Want To Spoil The Party"

100% agree. Even by Beatle standards, those harmonies are great.

And as an 11 year old,  that super-electric electric guitar solo had me pining for an electric guitar.... (I tried to make my acoustic guitar sound electric by plucking way down by the bridge. No go.)

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15 February 2013
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Watching the BBC's re-recording of Please Please Me at the moment. Have been reminded of There's a Place. Everyone talks about the end of their straight boy-meets-girl love songs coming in 1965, with songs like The Word. They binned the straight boy-meets-girl love songs with this one, the first song recorded for their first album, and a song that - if you look at the lyrics - gave hints at where they were to go. "And it's my mind, and there's no time, when I'm alone..."!

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15 February 2013
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Pff there's a loooong list of underrated songs. I think that if I'd make a list of overrated Beatles songs, I'd be done sooner than underrated songs, because there are so many!

Few examples: I've Just Seen A Face, there's a place, Love You To (actually most of George's songs except for Here Comes The Sun and Something.), I'll Follow The Sun (this is really one of my favourites), Things We Said Today, Tell Me What You See, etc.

15 February 2013
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My entire perception of what's underrated is thrown off because I learned most of the songs through Revolver via the cartoon. So to my inner 8-year-old, if there was an episode and animation for a sing-along, there must have been some agreed-upon merit to the song. To this day, it surprises me to hear people slag certain songs as subpar. I have some I like more than others, of course, but usually I envision a storyline or at least a visual concept, increasing the song's appeal.

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15 February 2013
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mja6758 said
Watching the BBC's re-recording of 
Please Please Me at the moment. Have been reminded of There's a Place. Everyone talks about the end of their straight boy-meets-girl love songs coming in 1965, with songs like The Word. They binned the straight boy-meets-girl love songs with this one, the first song recorded for their first album, and a song that - if you look at the lyrics - gave hints at where they were to go. "And it's my mind, and there's no time, when I'm alone..."!

Watching it on Sky+ and its weird as i keep expecting Beatle harmonies and backing vocals on the songs and either they're not there or different (obviously). A Taste Of Honey is on and i keep expecting the "doo doo doo doo"'s from George and John. And where's George M, weird not seeing him in a Beatles show. Its certainly better than the Beatles '62 Love Me Do BBC programme last October which really irritated me.

There's A Place is definately underrated but also Anna which has a killer John vocal and wonderful backing vocals.

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17 February 2013
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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.

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.)  

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Yeah!!. heart for No Reply. My favourite Beatle songheart.

 

And welcome to the site bubba.

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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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"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.

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For No One is greatly underrated. 'Nuff Said.

My favourite song is 'Stairway to Heaven' by Motley Crue on their 1876 album 'Yellow Submarine'.
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I think PS I Love You and You Won't See Me are a bit underrated. 

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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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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

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Also I'm So Tired

 

 

No Beatles song is overrated to a mega fan.

My favourite song is 'Stairway to Heaven' by Motley Crue on their 1876 album 'Yellow Submarine'.
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