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What do you think of when a Beatles song comes on the radio?
8 November 2011
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beatlez-luver16
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Be creative! What do you feel like or think about when a song by the Beatles comes on the radio?

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"When you're drowning, you don't say 'I would be incredibly pleased if someone would have the foresight to notice me drowning and come and help me,' you just scream."

-John Lennon, 1970

 

8 November 2011
10.04pm
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I feel surprised. In my local radio there's no Beatles music.

 

One day, after a very long tiring week, I had to wake up early to work a Saturday morning shift. I was not looking forward to it AT ALL. And then, my alarm clock starts and I listen to "Do You Want To Know A Secret?" I was like a-hard-days-night-ringo-6, but then, I put my head on my pillow and had this stupid grin on my face. I think I had it the whole day long. a-hard-days-night-george-10

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
8 November 2011
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Nice! 

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-John Lennon, 1970

 

8 November 2011
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Delight and surprise followed by the need to turn it up. If its a hit single then cool but if its a more obscure song eg Blackbird (in that its not on 1) then very pleased as they havent went down the same old route. Maybe even a bit of respect.

But it depends on the song.

Strangely the one i hear most often (tho i rarely listen to music on the radio) is From Me To You. More than anything its more delight that they have played a really good song instead of 70's disco/cheese or todays mainstream garbage.

There was a station that would play 2 beatles songs in a row on a friday around 12:20pm when i was at work, but not the one that was the managers choice. Despite the fact that there was an unwritten rule that the radio should never be turned over by anyone except the manager that station was on for the beatles.

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8 November 2011
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I usually get pretty excited and happy for a few seconds and that's as far as it goes, really.

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9 November 2011
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At first I always started fangirling and everything, but now I'm just used to it cause the radio station I'm tuned into is an oldies station. 

But they don't play them as often as they used to…

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9 November 2011
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My Dad (who has 'unarguable and complete control of the car radio&#39a-hard-days-night-george-10 will usually put it onto a channel with a combo 80's/70's/60's, so I have to sit through some generic 80's pop until FINALLY either a solo work or Beatles starts playing. Interestingly enough, the Beatles songs I've heard the most are 'Paperback Writer' and 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'. Not so much the early stuff, though. 

I'm still waiting for the moment when we're all having a normal conversation, and then "Revolution 9" randomly comes on…

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9 November 2011
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I really don't think Revolution 9 gets much airplay. The stations in my town aren't that Beatles-reliant, even the classic rock stuff, so I've just heard A Day In The Life once, Hey Jude  and Revolution a couple times, and assorted Imagine, Maybe I'm Amazed, and Band On the Run. When I was in South dakota, I heard a ton of lesser-known stuff, No Reply for instance, but in Washington they aren't very creative.  Radio people, there are other solo songs out there. Would it kill you to play something most people haven't heard? Would it kill you to play George?

That said, every time a Beatles-related song comes on, I still squeal and insist on keeping the dial there.

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9 November 2011
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To be honest I'm pretty sure that my radio station has played almost all of their songs. 

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9 November 2011
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  1. Which side of the album it's on and the track number.a-hard-days-night-ringo-13
  2. The next song on the album.a-hard-days-night-john-3
  3. Why don't they ever play "Rain"?a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

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9 November 2011
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I think "wow, there's actually something really good on the radio." 

 

9 November 2011
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They never play them! A friend of mine claims "Yesterday" is playing all the time, but I have never heard it (on the radio). However, stations do play two Finnish cover songs…"Kaikki joukolla jäätä särkemään", Everyone lets gather round to break some ice aka "Yellow submarine" and "Rööperiin", To Rööperi aka Penny Lane.

a-hard-days-night-john-2 I'm not sure of my reactions…. Perhaps I'm a little disappointed they are not playing the original versions. The only time I remember hearing Beatles from Finnish stations is when they advertised McCartney's concert-and they just played small bits of songs mainly composed by Lennon. The irony.

9 November 2011
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Zig said:

  1. Which side of the album it's on and the track number.a-hard-days-night-ringo-13
  2. The next song on the album.a-hard-days-night-john-3
  3. Why don't they ever play "Rain"?a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

Zig you are awesome. 2 happens to me all the time, too

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9 November 2011
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I would be like saying "oh my god!" (and repeating it for several times) a-hard-days-night-ringo-6. then turn it up to almost the loudest!

The Beatles rock forever!!

 

I love Ringoa-hard-days-night-ringo-2

11 November 2011
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I think "Hey! the Beatles are on the radio!"

Followed by "Hey! What the hell am I doing listening to the radio?!"

I like black music, disco music. I like the disco music that's out now - John Lennon, 1975
11 November 2011
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My radio station here in Pittsburgh plays Beatles songs all the time. They even have the "Fab four at 4" where they play 2 beatles songs at 4 on weekdays. When I hear a song of there's I usually turn the volume up and when the song's over I play it again on an LP.

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11 November 2011
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minime said:

They never play them! A friend of mine claims "Yesterday" is playing all the time, but I have never heard it (on the radio). However, stations do play two Finnish cover songs…"Kaikki joukolla jäätä särkemään", Everyone lets gather round to break some ice aka "Yellow submarine" and "Rööperiin", To Rööperi aka Penny Lane.

a-hard-days-night-john-2 I'm not sure of my reactions…. Perhaps I'm a little disappointed they are not playing the original versions. The only time I remember hearing Beatles from Finnish stations is when they advertised McCartney's concert-and they just played small bits of songs mainly composed by Lennon. The irony.

Have you ever heard Mansikkamaa by Kari Pesonen?

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12 November 2011
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The Walrus said:

minime said:

They never play them! A friend of mine claims "Yesterday" is playing all the time, but I have never heard it (on the radio). However, stations do play two Finnish cover songs…"Kaikki joukolla jäätä särkemään", Everyone lets gather round to break some ice aka "Yellow submarine" and "Rööperiin", To Rööperi aka Penny Lane.

a-hard-days-night-john-2 I'm not sure of my reactions…. Perhaps I'm a little disappointed they are not playing the original versions. The only time I remember hearing Beatles from Finnish stations is when they advertised McCartney's concert-and they just played small bits of songs mainly composed by Lennon. The irony.

Have you ever heard Mansikkamaa by Kari Pesonen?

 

a-hard-days-night-ringo-13 And now I wish I never had. I dont get what's the point in making a cover version like that. But no, thankfully, that song doesn't get (much) airplay in stations. At least, not on those that I listen to

12 November 2011
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Depends on a) the radio station I'm listening to (if it's strange, then better), and b) the preceding song. If I'm listening to CBC Radio 2, then I'm not surprised. But if I'm listening to The Black Keys on Drive, followed by Let It Be, say, it surprises me. Depends on the context. (Note to non Canadians – CBC is our BBC, although more people hate the CBC then the Beeb.)

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12 November 2011
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I once requested Taxman and the radio DJ was like "WHY DO YOU WANNA HEAR TAXMAN????" and I replied with, "Because I freakin' love that song!". Turns out I accidently called the Classical station instead of the Classic Rock station xD

But eventually called the Classic Rock station and requested it,
they gave me Let It Be instead xD

Once time the radio was turned to the 60's station in gym class and Can't Buy Me Love came on. Two of my friends (who are as equally obsessed as I am with the band) and I started singing along and dancing like idiots

I WAS GREAT!

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