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Worst Beatles Song
22 April 2013
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So… of the songs on the official studio albums (to make it easier), what do you think is the worst Beatles song? (I did an advanced search, but if there's already a thread like this, please tell me.)

I think it's Her Majesty.

Oh, yeah, one more thing: Revolution 9 doesn't count. a-hard-days-night-john-1

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22 April 2013
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Egroeg Evoli said 

 
Oh, yeah, one more thing: Revolution 9 doesn't count. a-hard-days-night-john-1

 

 

DAMN YOU! a-hard-days-night-george-10

Original Song: Flying (mwahaha) OK a serious answer I really dislike Doctor Robert *hides before waves of hate begin a-hard-days-night-george-10 *

Cover: Mr. Moonlight

 

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22 April 2013
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Cover: Mr. Moonlight

I like the Anthology version of Mr. Moonlight, but I don't like the Beatles For Sale version.

 

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22 April 2013
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23 April 2013
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I think covers also should not count.

I like "Her Majesty" -- nice smartass little ditty.

My pick for worst would include:

Cayenne

Blue Jay Way

I'm Only Sleeping

 

 

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23 April 2013
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How could you dislike I'm Only Sleeping? Well, your opinion.

Their all time worst is Why Don't We Do It In The Road?? It's pointless and has no lyrics.

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23 April 2013
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But it's catchy. :)

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23 April 2013
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Any Beatles song is catchy!apple01

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23 April 2013
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Funny Paper said

I'm Only Sleeping

 

 

It's totally your opinion… but wow, the worst?  I just love that one so much.  

Worst for me would be "Mr Moonlight" hand down.  blue-meanie

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23 April 2013
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Funny Paper said
I'm Only Sleeping

WOAH. That's probably my favorite.. And Blue Jay Way is my jam sometimes when I'm stuck behind a train or something.. please dooon't bee long~~

In other news, I don't like calling certain songs 'the worst', but if I did I'd go for Wild Honey Pie.. Whoever thought that belonged on the White Album needs a talking too.. oh wait..

Pattie..

 

 

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23 April 2013
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Beatles in the Blood said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Any Beatles song is catchy!apple01

 

Even Revolution 9. "Number nine… number nine… number nine… number nine…"

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23 April 2013
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Long, Long, Long..

Wild Honey Pie, sorry Paul

Honey Pie…ok maybe I just don't like Paul's songs about pie! 

 

23 April 2013
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sky090909 said
Long, Long, Long..

Wild Honey Pie, sorry Paul

Honey Pie…ok maybe I just don't like Paul's songs about pie! 

 

What about the part on Honey Pie, at about 1:38 in…  He goes like "yeeeah.." all cool like.., and the ending?  a-hard-days-night-paul-3

 I'm such a loser, I just love it for some reason.  a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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23 April 2013
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Mine's probably Little Child but only when I listen with my headphones. Too much detail and very loud a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

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23 April 2013
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Well, Long Haired Lady and Holsety and Beatles in the Blood -- I just gave a listen to "I'm Only Sleeping" and I like it better than I thought I did from memory.  However, it still has enough flaws to make it a lesser song (but even a lesser song in the hands of the Beatles is superior to other people's stuff).

The flaws I hear are in some places in the melody where it just kind of fizzles out and I could imagine a better run of notes sung.  Also the engineering is not as carefully executed with all the intricacies and sophistication of their finer efforts.

This song almost sounds like a band trying to sound like the early psychedelic Beatles, but not quite succeeding.

 Beatles in the Blood:  "Why Don't We Do It In The Road?" may be pointless, but it's still a great song, wonderfully sung, and in its own little world a perfect creation of a tight little vehicle of churnin' burnin' rock.

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23 April 2013
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Long Haired Lady mentioned "Mr. Moonlight" as one of her worst.  I'd never heard that one before, so I just looked it up.

I agree, it should be on a "worst list".

However, there's potential for that song.  I think if the Beatles had redone it in later years they could have polished it up and brought out its comic potential.  It suffers from (among other things) being done too seriously.

EDIT:  Woops, I see that it's a cover, and I don't think it's really fair to judge covers.  I also note that Egroeg says there was a second version, Anthology version.  Must look that up.

 

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23 April 2013
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Holsety said
In other news, I don't like calling certain songs 'the worst', but if I did I'd go for Wild Honey Pie.. Whoever thought that belonged on the White Album needs a talking too.. oh wait..

Pattie..

 

 

I just re-listened to "Wild Honey Pie" after several years.  It's wonderfully mad, like an insane person with a glint in his eye.  Plus it has interesting chords, and instrumentation (guitar strings that sound aberrantly loosened.)

And it's only 63 seconds, for crying out loud.  Hardly an intrusion on a double album.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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23 April 2013
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Worst song? That's hard. I think there's some boring stuff on Beatles For Sale which I don't remember well (I never listen to that album much).

But I absolutely hate Maggie Mae on Let It Be (ok, it's not an original song, it shouldn't count…). I mean, this obvious filler right after the title-track, it's so out of place… (not that Dig It is much better) :roll:

P.S. I don't dislike Wild Honey Pie. That's the great thing about the White Album, there's so much different stuff that makes it interesting, even if you don't exactly like the single song. I can forgive them for the occasional silly track (but only listening to the whole album, I wouldn't pick that track for a playlist) a-hard-days-night-paul-4

 

23 April 2013
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I just don't like Wild Honey Pie just like others don't Maxwell's Silver Hammer which I like cause of its madness. The Beatles wrote about serial killer and made it all bouncy I find it funny, but I can understand why people don't like it and think its another Paul granny song. I'm glad Wild Honey Pie isn't any longer than it is, but I still don't like it and think its pointless.

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23 April 2013
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I would have to go for It's Only Love.

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