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What Beatles song might have sounded better (or worse) with a different singer?
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I.e., what Beatles songs sung by Paul may have sounded better sung by John, and vice versa.

Also to include George songs, and Ringo songs.

Also to include solo work.

For the latter, I'll kick it off by suggesting that Paul's "Let Me Roll It" would have sounded cool sung by John (though not necessarily better).

Also, Paul's "Picasso's Last Words" sung by Ringo.

I'm sure I'll think of others, but I have to catch a bus now...

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Oh! Darling by John. I love the Anthology version so much more than Abbey Road, the joint lead vocals are absolutely gorgeous, so to hear a John lead.

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Honey Don't - John used to do this live but luckily they switched to Ringo for the album.

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I can't suggest what songs would sound better but I can suggest what song would sound worse

Get Back with George...yuhhh

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Oh Darling with John

Boys with John

Back In The USSR with Ringo

I Me Mine with Paul

Across The Universe with George

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E-gads, AJS. That song could be used on the torture thread.

The only George song that I have never listened to all of it, I quit after 10 seconds. I mean I've listened to all of Bye, Bye Love but Get Back is a no-go area...WHY GEORGE WHY???

 

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George is known to have displeased John with this...

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George was singing "In My Life" in 1974, when his voice was famously "hoarse," around the time he released the song "Dark Horse." (oddly enough) With his voice like this, he would have sounded pretty good croaking Lennon's "I'm So Tired."

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I'll be the perverse one to say I kind of like George's version of "In My Life." Something about the mellow groove. And it's sweet he added that bit about missing the others (and surprising he listed Paul first).

That version of "Get Back" was pretty unlistenable though.

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The George Harrison cover of "In My Life" is interesting, but three things turn me off about it:

The bluesy alteration of a song that should be a straight folky song as John and Paul conceived it.

The plodding drums.

George's voice seems quite out of shape there (perhaps just a bad day and didn't have the luxury of re-recording, as it was live) -- he consistently is unable to hit the low note that repeats throughout the song.

Also, I could barely understand what he was mumbling half the time; I never heard him mention Paul.

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I believe there are a couple of good shows from George's '74 tour, from towards the end of the concert run, but from what i've heard a full album wouldn't benefit George's legacy. Of course a couple of songs, namely Hari's on Tour and For You Blue from two different venues, have been released on Songs by George Harrison (i forget if it was volume 1 or 2). 

 

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