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Unbelievably Underrated Beatles Song.
7 October 2013
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GenYFan
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Anna (Go To Him) is very underrated because the beginning is sort of dull and people probably change it before Lennon goes to work. I think its one of his best vocals ever. So much emotion, soul and longing in his voice.

I also agree with Long Long Long, I'll Follow The Sun, She's Leaving Home, I've Just Seen A Face. Not grand single type songs, but great album tunes.

Not sure if its been said already, but I think Norwegian Wood is one of the all time most underrated songs by the masses. Underrated because many non-fans don't even know it, when it should be one of the top 5-10 most known Beatles tunes. I also think many casual listeners don't appreciate the brilliance of the lyrics.

 

7 October 2013
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^ Hmm, not sure I agree about Norwegian Wood being underrated, it has always drawn a lot of attention from having the first widely known use of the sitar in Western pop music.

 

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8 October 2013
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I feel like some of Paul's songs on Sgt Pepper are pretty underrated. A lot of folks just give it right to John in terms of contribution, and while I thoroughly enjoy a listen to Good Morning Good Morning, sometimes I'd rather listen to Getting Better, Fixing A Hole, or She's Leaving Home.

The Night Before is also a pretty unique vocal performance for Paul (although I'm Down has a similar style) that doesn't get much attention either. I'm pretty sure guitar harmonies were still fairly new in 1965. I'd have to say it occurred to gain less fame because they never played it live, except at the BBC.

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8 October 2013
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Holsety said
I feel like some of Paul's songs on Sgt Pepper are pretty underrated. A lot of folks just give it right to John in terms of contribution, and while I thoroughly enjoy a listen to Good Morning Good Morning, sometimes I'd rather listen to Getting Better … or She's Leaving Home.

Though, of course, both those songs have pretty major Lennon contributions. Getting Better it was the I used to be cruel to my woman… verse, and She's Leaving Home the chorus responses lifted from Mimi's sayings.

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8 October 2013
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trcanberra said
^ Hmm, not sure I agree about Norwegian Wood being underrated, it has always drawn a lot of attention from having the first widely known use of the sitar in Western pop music.

 

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Norwegian Wood definitely gets the critical acclaim it deserves by fans and musicians, but I don't think its as widely known by the general public as it should be. Certainly not as well known as many lesser commonly known songs in my mind. Perhaps I should have said its a Beatles song that should be more popular, not is underrated.

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8 October 2013
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I'll totally agree, GenYFan, with your Norwegian Wood observation. Anyone old enough to remember when radio stations had a Beatles Weekend? When, as John lamented, "there's all that wealth of material but they play the same ten songs! A Hard Day's Night, Help, Let It Be…." EVERYONE knows those songs, but only hardcore fans know Norwegian Wood, a song that stood pop music on its ear in 1965, and, I agree, is an underrated classic.

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9 October 2013
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OOoo my votes are for
It's All Too Much- Love the feedback, distortion, percussion, melody, everything its all too much
Real Love- That melody slays me
Doctor RobertI don't think I've ever met anyone outside of the internet who off the bat calls that a favorite.
Getting Better/Lovely Rita- These are my favorite of Paul's Pepper tracks, definitely way up there on that album for me as well

Not really sure how 'rated' or not You Won't See Me is/was, but I do love it.

Other candidates- Blue Jay Way, The Inner Light, The Continuing Story Of Bungalow BillYou're Gonna Lose That Girl (one of my fav scenes from Help! too) and You Know My Name Look Up The Number is great

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9 October 2013
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Your choices are great! Defiantly agree with all of them. a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

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4 December 2013
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Polythene Pam (One of my absolute favorites)

Glass Onion (Possibly the most underrated song. It's brilliant) 

I'm A Loser

The Night Before

You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

One After 909 (I actually prefer the early Anthology 1 version)

For You Blue (Paul's Concert for George rendition is absolutely fantastic)

Please Please Me

She Said She Said

 

 

And there were more before I cut it down. 

 

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5 December 2013
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said
 

Polythene Pam (One of my absolute favorites)

Glass Onion (Possibly the most underrated song. It's brilliant) 

I'm A Loser

The Night Before

You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

One After 909 (I actually prefer the early Anthology 1 version)

For You Blue (Paul's Concert for George rendition is absolutely fantastic)

Please Please Me

She Said She Said

 

 

And there were more before I cut it down. 

 

Glass Onion most definitely is underrated I agree! a-hard-days-night-ringo-8

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9 December 2013
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Music doesn't get much better than Tell Me What You See.  Considering the number of huge Beatles fans, no songs are really totally unknown.  Also now we have YouTube…

9 December 2013
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Tell Me What You See is very underrated indeed. I also think that I Don't Want Spoil The Party, I've Just Seen A Face and I'm Looking Through You are underrated.

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9 December 2013
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She's Leaving Home is pretty underrated.

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9 December 2013
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DayInTheLife said
Tell Me What You See is very underrated indeed. I also think that I Don't Want Spoil The Party, I've Just Seen A Face and I'm Looking Through You are underrated.

I'd agree with all except I Don't Want To Spoil The Party. Just doesn't do anything for me. Tell Me What You See is also very underrated. 

I'd also like to throw out that I really like Don't Bother Me, I think it's pretty underrated.

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9 December 2013
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said

DayInTheLife said
Tell Me What You See is very underrated indeed. I also think that I Don't Want Spoil The Party, I've Just Seen A Face and I'm Looking Through You are underrated.

I'd agree with all except I Don't Want To Spoil The Party. Just doesn't do anything for me. Tell Me What You See is also very underrated. 

I'd also like to throw out that I really like Don't Bother Me, I think it's pretty underrated.

Not a big fan of Don't Bother Me but I would say that it's certainly very underrated.

"If there's a thing such as genius. I am one. And if there isn't, I don't care." - John Lennon

 

9 December 2013
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said
 

Polythene Pam (One of my absolute favorites)

Glass Onion (Possibly the most underrated song. It's brilliant) 

I'm A Loser

The Night Before

You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

One After 909 (I actually prefer the early Anthology 1 version)

For You Blue (Paul's Concert for George rendition is absolutely fantastic)

Please Please Me

She Said She Said

 

 

And there were more before I cut it down. 

 

I agree with most of them, except for Please Please Me, which was their first major hit after Love Me Do.

 

9 December 2013
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trcanberra said

IveJustSeenAFaceo said
 

Polythene Pam (One of my absolute favorites)

Glass Onion (Possibly the most underrated song. It's brilliant) 

I'm A Loser

The Night Before

You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

One After 909 (I actually prefer the early Anthology 1 version)

For You Blue (Paul's Concert for George rendition is absolutely fantastic)

Please Please Me

She Said She Said

 

 

And there were more before I cut it down. 

 

I agree with most of them, except for Please Please Me, which was their first major hit after Love Me Do.

 

I just don't think it's recognized as the classic it is. Overshadowed by Love Me Do, and later things like She Loves You and I Want To Hold Your Hand. I think it's one of the best songs of the 1962-65 era, but it doesn't get that much recognition. 

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9 December 2013
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I agree with that, while it was #1, it doesn't get the recognition it deserves imo. I also think it's a way stronger song than Love Me Do.

9 December 2013
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said

DayInTheLife said
Tell Me What You See is very underrated indeed. I also think that I Don't Want Spoil The Party, I've Just Seen A Face and I'm Looking Through You are underrated.

I'd agree with all except I Don't Want To Spoil The Party. Just doesn't do anything for me. Tell Me What You See is also very underrated. 

I'd also like to throw out that I really like Don't Bother Me, I think it's pretty underrated.

I second the love for Don't Bother Me. Even George didn't think it was great but I adore it. I love the moody tone and George's gruff vocals. And it was the first full song he ever wrote! If I could write songs like that I'd be ecstatic. 

9 December 2013
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Linde said
I agree with that, while it was #1, it doesn't get the recognition it deserves imo. I also think it's a way stronger song than Love Me Do.

These sorts of posts baffle me – I'm not having a go at you L; but I am shaking my head at many of the 'underrated' posts on this forum.  What sort of recognition do you think it deserves that it hasn't already had?  Apart from being number one, recognized by most people as better than Love Me Do, included on almost every compilation album out there – what more could it have?

 

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