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Worst Beatles Song
20 January 2014
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My initial thought is "When I Get Home" just because of the "Love you till the cows come home" line. I'm sure there are worse songs/lines, but that one stands out to me.

20 January 2014
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4or5Magicians said
My initial thought is "When I Get Home" just because of the "Love you till the cows come home" line. I'm sure there are worse songs/lines, but that one stands out to me.

I've always found that line ("Love you till the cows come home") to be quiet warmly for some reason. A major likability factor for When I Get Home is the use of the word "trivialities", it sounds wonderful and i don't remember ever coming across it in any other song, tho could be wrong. WIGH is pure filler yet i find to be great filler (something the Beatles were brilliant at).

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20 January 2014
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meanmistermustard said

4or5Magicians said
My initial thought is "When I Get Home" just because of the "Love you till the cows come home" line. I'm sure there are worse songs/lines, but that one stands out to me.

I've always found that line ("Love you till the cows come home") to be quiet warmly for some reason. A major likability factor for When I Get Home is the use of the word "trivialities", it sounds wonderful and i don't remember ever coming across it in any other song, tho could be wrong. WIGH is pure filler yet i find to be great filler (something the Beatles were brilliant at).

 

I know I'm not in the majority on this…but I love "When I Get Home".  I always think of it as John's song for Cynthia…not that it has ever been said!  We use "till the cows come home" in regular conversation in these parts, so I love that line.  I know it is "filler", I've read what John said about it specifically, but I love the song.  Good points, MMM!

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20 January 2014
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Seems to me that "Love you till the cows come home" is a reference back to the old blues song "Milk Cow Blues", covered by Elvis, that included the line, "'til my milk cow come home". Also recorded as "Milk Calf Blues" with "calf" replacing "cow" in the lyric.

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20 January 2014
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mja6758 said
Seems to me that "Love you till the cows come home" is a reference back to the old blues song "Milk Cow Blues", covered by Elvis, that included the line, "'til my milk cow come home".

 

Yes!  It is, mja!  Love that song by Elvis too.

 

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20 January 2014
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HeyTrud said 

We use "till the cows come home" in regular conversation in these parts,… 

…especially when we belly up to the bar after a long day of ropin', ridin' and ranglin', eh pardner?

Loving this Western theme!

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20 January 2014
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Zig said

HeyTrud said 
We use "till the cows come home" in regular conversation in these parts,… 

…especially when we belly up to the bar after a long day of ropin', ridin' and ranglin', eh pardner?

Loving this Western theme!

BOT: Count me among those who really like this song. Big surprise, right? I can't think of any I would put on this list.

 

That's right, Zig!  Here in Alberta…we are full of rednecks and roughnecks! a-hard-days-night-george-10

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20 January 2014
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I love so many of their songs, but I'd say the ones I barely listen to are Rocky Raccoon, Dig It, and Yes It Is. I'm not a fan of Helter Skelter either, or Revolution 9. I think Mr. Moonlight is really funny. I don't know why but the beginning, "Mistaaaaaaaah Moonlight" just makes me giggle, so I listen to it for a little and then skip it when I've had a laugh.

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21 January 2014
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HeyTrud said

meanmistermustard said

4or5Magicians said
My initial thought is "When I Get Home" just because of the "Love you till the cows come home" line. I'm sure there are worse songs/lines, but that one stands out to me.

I've always found that line ("Love you till the cows come home") to be quiet warmly for some reason. A major likability factor for When I Get Home is the use of the word "trivialities", it sounds wonderful and i don't remember ever coming across it in any other song, tho could be wrong. WIGH is pure filler yet i find to be great filler (something the Beatles were brilliant at).

 

I know I'm not in the majority on this…but I love "When I Get Home".  I always think of it as John's song for Cynthia…not that it has ever been said!  We use "till the cows come home" in regular conversation in these parts, so I love that line.  I know it is "filler", I've read what John said about it specifically, but I love the song.  Good points, MMM!

Funny enough, I like the rest of the song well enough. The middle section just seems a bit clumsy on an otherwise solid album. I originally thought I'd end up picking something from Beatles For Sale, but I listened to that album today at work and nothing stood out that much. This is a tougher question than I'd anticipated! Some days I can't sit through another listen of "The Long And Winding Road" (too much Phil Spector, lol), and some days I just get into a groove with the entirety of Let It Be and listen to it from start to finish, not quite realizing I've reached the end. I'll admit that even though I sometimes skip Revolution 9, I love it. I guess there isn't really a single song I can say I dislike… only songs that I may not be in the mood for on a particular day.

 

21 January 2014
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I love so many of their songs, but I'd say the ones I barely listen to are Rocky Raccoon, Dig It, and Yes It Is. I'm not a fan of Helter Skelter either, or Revolution 9. I think Mr. Moonlight is really funny. I don't know why but the beginning, "Mistaaaaaaaah Moonlight" just makes me giggle, so I listen to it for a little and then skip it when I've had a laugh.

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I don't like Rocky Raccoon that much either. I've changed my mind about Yes It Is a while ago and now I really love it. It just has that something.

I hardly ever listen to When I get home, don't even know why. It's not that I don't like it.

21 January 2014
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With regards to "When I Get Home," I don't really have any strong feelings toward it. Sometimes I'll listen to it when it comes up on shuffle, but sometimes I'll skip. 

Still not a big fan of "Why Don't We Do It In The Road??" As a sex-repulsed ace, the song is closer than I'm comfortable to just sexual undertones.

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21 January 2014
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MeanMrsMustard said
With regards to "When I Get Home," I don't really have any strong feelings toward it. Sometimes I'll listen to it when it comes up on shuffle, but sometimes I'll skip. 

Still not a big fan of "Why Don't We Do It In The Road??" As a sex-repulsed ace, the song is closer than I'm comfortable to just sexual undertones.

Not a fan of that one either. paul-mccartney

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21 January 2014
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I love the whoa-whoa-ah's at the beginning of "When I Get Home," but knowing that cows come home line is coming up makes me want to skip right after.

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21 January 2014
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parlance said
I love the whoa-whoa-ah's at the beginning of "When I Get Home," but knowing that cows come home line is coming up makes me want to skip right after.

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22 January 2014
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meanmistermustard said

 

parlance said
I love the whoa-whoa-ah's at the beginning of "When I Get Home," but knowing that cows come home line is coming up makes me want to skip right after.

parlance

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Yeah, that song is a really cool filler, even with that hurried lyric but I'll agree, it has some interesting lyrics too (''trivialities'' like mmm said) a-hard-days-night-john-6.

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Funny Paper said

I'm Only Sleeping

 

 

That is one of my favorite Beatles songs. 

 

My pick is Rocky Raccoon.   We can do it on the road 2nd. 

27 January 2014
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If we're talking lyrics then I'll nominate these:

"And it's nice if you believe me,

if you leave me"

Like, seriously? A 5 year old could've written that.

28 January 2014
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 Applescruff made a brilliant observation when he said something along the lines of, that he doesn't like, "Love Me Do' playing in the background when he's with friends as he doesn't feel it's a good representation of Beatles' music"  

 

We will argue until hell freezes, over our personal tastes………..But on the basis of Applescruff's definition the 'worst song' I would like to be playing  in the background as an 'introduction' into the vast Beatles legacy is, (whatever the OP dictates) 'Rev 9'

 

The OP cleverly knew if he failed to exclude 'Rev 9' it would have meant for a very short thread.  

 

28 January 2014
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Revolution 9 isn't a song, its a sound collage, so shouldn't be an opinion. 

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29 January 2014
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By album, including covers, but not including Revolution No. 9 (not that I necessarily can't stand these songs, but they're the ones I usually skip when I'm listening to an album):

Please Please Me

  • Chains – some covers are good, this one … nope
  • A Taste Of Honey – do-do-do-doooo, do-do-do-DON'T

With the Beatles

  • Little Child – the harmonica irritates me, and the song goes nowhere
  • I Wanna Be Your Man – "good enough for the Stones" means probably not good enough for the Beatles

Beatles For Sale

Help!

Rubber Soul

  • Think For Yourself – getting better, George, but not quite there yet
  • The Word – "it's so fine, it's sunshine, sorry we phoned this one in"
  • What Goes On – please, no more country music
  • Wait – the bridge starts to go to interesting places, but the rest of the song just drones

Sgt. Pepper

  • She's Leaving Home – very pretty, and also very boring. I skip this one 50% of the time.
  • Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! – the circus-style trip out just turns me off for some reason

Magical Mystery Tour

  • Flying – a three-chord song with no words, AND you included a cheesy organ? Thanks, I'll pass.
  • Blue Jay Way – what … the … hell?

The Beatles (White Album)

Yellow Submarine

  • Only A Northern Song – I know George purposefully phone this one in, so I don't blame him. But it's a terrible song.

Abbey Road

  • I Want You (She's So Heavy) – again, the Beatles don't do the blues genre well

Let it Be

  • I Me Mine – this is a half-baked concept. It's like George never finished the idea.
  • Dig It – ugh.
  • One After 909 – there's a reason they held onto this song for a decade and never recorded it until they ran out of ideas.

Past Masters, Vol 1

  • Love Me Do – a nice first attempt, but ultimately a forgettable song
  • Thank You Girl – the way that you do (way that you do) … a very uninspired song. Sounds like "hey, we wrote a good song, the public wants more, let's grind one out!"
  • Slow Down – just a boring cover.
  • Matchbox – another boring cover.
  • Bad Boy – had potential. But as Tim Riley once said, by this point the boys were writing better songs than they were covering, so … why bother?

Past Masters, Vol 2

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