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Why is "Yellow Submarine" the "Iconic" Beatles Song?
24 October 2010
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MeanMrsMustard
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There are songs on the same album that are infinitely superior. So why "Yellow Submarine?" 

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24 October 2010
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It's quite catchy and memorable.

I, myself, HATE IT. I've heard it too many times.

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24 October 2010
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I'll join the "heard it too many times" club, but not the "hate it" club.

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25 October 2010
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I have a question, and trust me, I'm not against this topic at all.

 

But why would you consider Yellow Submarine as the Beatles iconic song?

 

I understand that most kids know it, but to be honest, when I ask people if they know a Beatle song, they mention the lyrics of Strawberry Fields or Let it Be. They know Yellow Submarine, but it's not their only answer. a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

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25 October 2010
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Agreed. Except possibly among the under-eight years-old crowd, here is no way "Yellow Submarine" is the iconic Beatles song - I doubt if it's even in the top 30.

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25 October 2010
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OK, MM.M, I just read your remarks on that other "Yellow Submarine" and I can now see where you're coming from, sorta. In my view, "iconic" and "most easily recognized" don't really mean the same thing, but that's more a matter of personal interpretation. And yeah, "YS" is indeed pretty much the most recognizable track on several levels. 

To me, "She Loves You" is probably the most iconic Beatles song.

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25 October 2010
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RedLennon
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The only time I have heard Iconic, Yellow Submarine, and  Beatles used in one sentence was something like "Yellow Submarine is the Iconically bad Beatles song."

 

I myself think the song is damn catchy and fun!

 

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25 October 2010
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my 2 cents
YS was a #2 hit in America and #1 in Britain so it will get more appearances on compilation albums
SFF or LIB are more worthy Iconic Beatles Tunes

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29 October 2010
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mithveaen said:

I have a question, and trust me, I'm not against this topic at all.

 

But why would you consider Yellow Submarine as the Beatles iconic song?

 

I understand that most kids know it, but to be honest, when I ask people if they know a Beatle song, they mention the lyrics of Strawberry Fields or Let it Be. They know Yellow Submarine, but it's not their only answer. a-hard-days-night-ringo-7


Oh, I don't consider it iconic. What I meant is I have sixteen-year-old "friends" who can only name one Beatles song. That's what I meant. 
I'd probably go with "She Loves You."

I've also heard people, when asked about the Beatles, start to sing "Yesterday."

And when I put quote marks around "friends," it's because they're snotty to me. Not just because they hate the Beatles for the "very good reason" that they were "high all the time."  

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30 October 2010
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All my friends Know yellow submarine, LITSWD and I Am The Walrus because they feel the beatles were high when righting the songs. Only IATW fits however
My friends are 13 BTW

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30 October 2010
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You could make an argument for Hey Jude:

Or All You Need Is Love:

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30 October 2010
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I'd probably go with All You Need Is Love for the Most Iconic. Someone should do a type of awards thing where we poll for catagories like "Most Iconic" "Best Song" Most Popular, etc. It could be fun. But definately All You Need Is Love. Hey Jude is a close 2nd though.

30 October 2010
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Wow Skye those 2 videos are just AWESOME!!! a-hard-days-night-paul-6

 

My niece went to a wedding and when the bride entered, they played All You Need Is Love. I think it's quite fitting. a-hard-days-night-john-1a-hard-days-night-paul-5

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30 October 2010
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Hehe. I think I've posted them before, they just got lost in the shuffle. With the wedding, what part of the song was used? I am thinking of the intro. Love, love, love.

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30 October 2010
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It was the first part (edit) when the bride was walking down the aisle, but it was a chorus and a singer only. That means, a chorus started with the "Love, love, love" and a boy sang the song. They did the whole song with no instrumental break. It was very much like in the famous Love Actually scene (but without the funny part at the end).

My niece says it was truly moving and beautiful.

 

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