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16 January 2011
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MeanMrsMustard
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What songs do you think should be better well-known than they are? 

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16 January 2011
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Hmmm…this is going to be interesting, asking that question to those who think the Beatles Greatest Hits album should be about 10 albums long. :)

I've always liked Beatles for Sale, it is in fact, one of my favorite Beatles albums, and one of my most favorite songs on there is "Every Little Thing." I think it's such a good song, I'm a sucker for the lyrics, and I think it's pretty sophisticated for its time with the tympani in there.

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16 January 2011
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StarWisher said:

Hmmm…this is going to be interesting, asking that question to those who think the Beatles Greatest Hits album should be about 10 albums long. :)


More like 12. (In my case.) But I get what you mean. 

I think it's well-known on this forum that I prefer "I've Just Seen a Face" to "Yesterday." 

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16 January 2011
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StarWisher said:

Hmmm…this is going to be interesting, asking that question to those who think the Beatles Greatest Hits album should be about 10 albums long. :)

I've always liked Beatles for Sale, it is in fact, one of my favorite Beatles albums, and one of my most favorite songs on there is "Every Little Thing." I think it's such a good song, I'm a sucker for the lyrics, and I think it's pretty sophisticated for its time with the tympani in there.


Yeah, BFS tends not to get the respect it deserves, just because they regressed to the 8 originals/6 covers format of the first two LPs. (And one of those covers was "Mr. Moonlight", which most everyone hates.) But those eight originals are mostly fantastic, better as a whole than the eight on the first two, or any eight off "Hard Day's Night". Plus those sonic innovations
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16 January 2011
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mithveaen
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vonbontee said:


Yeah, BFS tends not to get the respect it deserves, just because they regressed to the 8 originals/6 covers format of the first two LPs. (And one of those covers was "Mr. Moonlight", which most everyone hates.) But those eight originals are mostly fantastic, better as a whole than the eight on the first two, or any eight off "Hard Day's Night". Plus those sonic innovations
 

Mhh interesting.... I never thought of it that way. *opens BFS in her winamp*
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16 January 2011
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Not Beatles compositions, but Matchbox and Boys. Two of my favourite Ringo vocal performances.

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16 January 2011
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StarWisher said:

Hmmm…this is going to be interesting, asking that question to those who think the Beatles Greatest Hits album should be about 10 albums long. :)

I've always liked Beatles for Sale, it is in fact, one of my favorite Beatles albums, and one of my most favorite songs on there is "Every Little Thing." I think it's such a good song, I'm a sucker for the lyrics, and I think it's pretty sophisticated for its time with the tympani in there.


I agree with StarWisher, Beatles for Sale is one of my favourite albums, with many underrated songs. What You're doing should have been a single, it's so darn catchy!
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16 January 2011
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I wish “Helter Skelter” was better known. I know a lot of pop culture makes references to it with “I’ve got blistas on mah fingas!” and I know a lot of bands have covered it and done really heavy versions of it, but I think most people probably don’t get the reference/realize it’s a cover. It’s so unlike The Beatles’ general sound, and that’s among the reasons that it’s one of my favorites. When I played it for my mom, who is an early-Beatles fan, she cringed at the sound and couldn’t believe it was them. But I love the abrasive quality about it!

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16 January 2011
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I'd have to agree with the Beatles for Sale conversation, that album has some of my favorite songs on it. To the original question, it just depends on what you mean in terms of better known, among the general public who only know Hey Jude and Twist And Shout, I'd say In My Life. Among people who know a little bit more about the Beatles, but don't post on a site such as this, I'd say Rain, which I think would blow most people's minds.

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16 January 2011
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GniknuS said:

I'd have to agree with the Beatles for Sale conversation, that album has some of my favorite songs on it. To the original question, it just depends on what you mean in terms of better known, among the general public who only know Hey Jude and Twist And Shout, I'd say In My Life. Among people who know a little bit more about the Beatles, but don't post on a site such as this, I'd say Rain, which I think would blow most people's minds.


Speaking of which, I showed Rain to a friend it blew their minds. Helter Skelter also should be better known.

Now I feel like I've been speaking too soon.

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16 January 2011
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I've always thought Helter Skelter was more well known, but I guess it depends on who you ask I guess. But I also agree with "I've Just Seen a Face" as being more well known. That was the first song that really got me hooked on the Beatles. 

"Because", "Mother Nature's Son", "Happiness Is A Warm Gun", "She's Leaving Home", "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" should all be better known I think. Some of John's best vocals and writing.

 

But what might be considered a gem to one person might not be considered a gem to another, to each is own. a-hard-days-night-ringo-4

 

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16 January 2011
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I like "Mr. Moonlight", I think that song have some sinister lyrics... Something like "Oh, Dark Lord, you give me a woman and I adore you, see you soon in Hell, your Realm!" or so. Good thing it's a cover.

 

I was listening to "I'm a Loser" last night, and I just discovered it's a damn good song! I just comprehend that the vocal melody is awesome.

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16 January 2011
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How about some romantic songs? Many people say Yesterday, Something, Michelle, And I Love Her, but there are some amazing romantic songs that are as good as the ones I said.

 

  • My favorite unknown : "All I've got to do" is a sweet passionate song. Check the moment when John screams @1.30. That bit of "Whenever you want me at all… IIIIIIIIIIIIII'll be there". That "I" …..and the humming at the end gives me goosebumps and I wish I were Yoko. There, I said it.
  • "Things We Said Today". That guitar makes the song. If it were slower it would be too sweet, but the music makes it perfect. And the lyrics. I think this is my favorite Paul romantic song. 
  • "I need you".  George's teenage version of a love song. Think about it, a shy teenage kid singing this… it's just perfect!!
  • "What are you doing" I love this song for one thing only : Ringo's drums. The guitar is great, but I love the drums.
  • "This Boy" The armonies. John's solo crying for his girl, and that bit at the end… you know which one. Nuf said.
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16 January 2011
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Strawberry Fields, A Day In The Life, Tomorrow Never Knows, Rain, I Am The Walrus, etc.- I know these are obvious, I just hate the fact that most people I know only know Yellow Submarine, Let It Be and Here Comes The Sun, with the genuinely mind blowing songs being unheard of.

I Saw Her Standing There- 'nuff said.

While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Helter Skelter, Revolution, I Want You- similar to above, people say I should listen to harder music. These are people who listen to Paramore ffs.

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17 January 2011
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Haven't we already done a thread like this?

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17 January 2011
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Probably, but sometimes you need a fresh start.

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17 January 2011
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If we are talking about songs/albums that don't get a lot of mainstream recognition, I would vote for the entire Live At The BBC album. What turns me on about it is it gives me a glimpse of what they sounded like before they became monstrous (Hamburg, Cavern, etc...).

I can just picture them onstage performing some little ditty like A Shot of Rhythm and Blues undaunted during a bar fight .a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

 

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17 January 2011
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A lot of songs from the White Album and pre-Rubber Soul.

Who doesn't love Don't Pass Me By? 

 

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17 January 2011
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I always liked Sexy Sadie..ringos drumming and lennon talkin smack

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17 January 2011
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I also wish that song “Red hot,” of which they play a clip in the Anthology, was better known because I can’t even find a recording of it anywhere! I love that song.

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