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What do you think of when a Beatles song comes on the radio?
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The other day I was listening to my local classic rock station and they said they were gonna play one of the most well known songs from Abbey Road. I was expecting Come Together, Something or Here Comes The Sun.

It was none other than my favourite song ever, You Never Give Me Your Money!

I've also heard She Said She Said, Fixing A Hole, If I Needed Someone and Hey Jude in the last few days.

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Wow, I have never heard "She Said" on any radio station! (Probably not "Fixing A Hole" either but hearing that one wouldn't thrill me as much.)

One time, way back in the mid-1990s (likely right about the time "Anthology" was released) the local oldies station announced that they'd be launching a Beatles Weekend, playing EVERY BEATLES SONG in alphabetical order!! I was excited and planned to listen in frequently, thinking about the absolute craziness of hearing "Revolution 9" and "Dig it" and all that previously-unheard-on-radio craziness that the radio station promised they were going to play...

THEY LIED.

Somehow "Every single Beatles song, in alphabetical order" meant "...as long as it was a hit, and fairly tuneful, and not too peculiar for our listeners, or too long, or too short, or we feel like overlooking it." I wound up listening from time to time throughout the weekend, mentally taking note of the songs that weren't played. Irritating!

(Of course, I'd have been much more disappointed if it had happened a dozen years previous - I'd have had my radio/cassette player all prepared to record THE ENTIRE WEEKEND-LONG BROADCAST)

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ahdn_paul_06 That stinks. Did they play Let it be/Hey Jude/Something until the end of time?

Never say never cause it's never 'never'

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From what I heard (and remember), I'd guesstimate that they played about 60% of the catalog.

Which is still a fair amount of music. Ordinarily, no more than, what, 15% of their stuff will be played on an AM radio oldies station? At most? Sure, why not. And I can certainly understand ignoring the more extreme parts of the White Album. But goddamnit, if you're gonna announce that you're playing EVERY SINGLE BEATLES song during a weekend...DO IT!

For chrissakes, all those albums & singles together only take about 11 or 13 hours to play! There's 48 hours in a weekend! I mean!

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Lately, my dad and I were in the car when "Eight Days A Week" and he suggested that I sing it to my girlfriend. Lately he's been nagging me about it. I told him, "Don't take a happy song and make it worse!"

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