10 August 2011
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"
27 December 2012
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.
"When I was a robber *Piano Chord* in Boston Place"
"Let's hope this turns out pretty darn good huh"
"Pete may be the best, but Ringo is the star"
Paul:"Don't be nervous John"
John:"I 'm not"
29 April 2013
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.)
1 May 2011
Yeah!!. for No Reply. My favourite Beatle song.
And welcome to the site bubba.
30 April 2013
Well i think we should put aside the underrated ones for the fans and no fans, ´cause they are different cases.
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.
5 November 2011
30 April 2013
"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
14 September 2013
It Won't Be Long
All I've Got To Do
Long Tall Sally
I'm A Loser
Rock And Roll Music
I've Just Seen A Face
In My Life
The Night Before
For No One
And Your Bird Can Sing
Here There And Everywhere
Baby You're A Rich Man
I'm So Tired
Cry Baby Cry
I've Got A Feeling
18 March 2013
For No One is greatly underrated. 'Nuff Said.
21 November 2012
11 September 2013
20 September 2013
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.
18 March 2013
Also I'm So Tired.
No Beatles song is overrated to a mega fan.
20 August 2013
hey, 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.
29 August 2013
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.
28 January 2013
All I Got To Do
I Dont Want To Spoil The Party
You're Gonna Lose That Girl
What Gones On
Love You Too
Shes Leaving Home
Dont Pass Me By
30 August 2013
8 August 2013
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!
19 August 2013
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.
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