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Which Beatles singing voice is your favorite?
30 December 2010
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Paul's Range is astonishing. But I do prefer the tone of John's voice. I think his is a bit more characteristic – it certainly sticks out slightly more in some of the harmonies, whereas Paul tended to play around with the tone of his voice a bit more. Gotta love them all though.

30 December 2010
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It's so hard to decide! But I'm really not a fan of Paul's "talk-singing" voice. ("For No One" and "She's Leaving Home") But I like them all.

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30 December 2010
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I like them all. Whilst I appreciate Paul's vocal range, and I think he'd be picked as the "lead singer" these days, I think John is more versatile. I love his voice in Strawberry Fields Forever and A Day In The Life. The latter is probably my favourite vocal performance by a Beatle. Credit to Paul for that, though- the contrast in their vocal styles for that song is probably part of the reason John seems so good there.

 

George doesn't compare so well to them, he doesn't have McCartney's range or listenability, or Lennon's raw power and emotion. In many ways, I prefer Ringo, because I don't compare him to John or Paul, and he is so… Ringo.

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30 December 2010
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I think You mean Ringonian

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30 December 2010
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I have to say my favorite singing voice is John's because, like The Walrus said, he had a more versatile range. I'm not sure this is the exact word I want, but he sounded the most convincing whether he was singing something tenderly like In My Life or all out like Dizzy Miss Lizzy. However, when singing along, I feel more comfortable with the Paul songs. Obviously, I'm not saying I sing like Paul does, but I've never been anywhere near a soprano and it might be possible part of his range is more accessible to mine? Or maybe I just like how it sounds. I don't know.

I think it says a lot that if you played Do You Want To Know A Secret back to back with say, Somrthing, someone unfamiliar with the Beatles earlier work probably would never guess that those singers are the same person. It could be a case of John throwing a song at George and him making the best of it, and then creating songs that fit his range much better, but it could also be that he grew leaps and bounds as a singer, not just a song writer toward the end of the Beatles.   

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Whoever Did the F****** Ahh's in ADITL is my favourite.

 

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30 December 2010
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Here is my take on their vocals:

John: He had the most unique voice

Paul: He had the most versatile voice

George: He had the most soulful voice 

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30 December 2010
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

I think you mean Ringonian.


But that makes him sound like an alien….

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30 December 2010
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Fine, Ringtistic?

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30 December 2010
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How about "Ringotastic?" 

 

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30 December 2010
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That's cool

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*involuntary*

Ooooh, ooooh, oooooh, girl, girl….

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31 December 2010
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

It's so hard to decide! But I'm really not a fan of Paul's "talk-singing" voice. ("For No One" and "She's Leaving Home") But I like them all.


Oh you're crazy, his narrator voice is the best! yoko-ono-01
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31 December 2010
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GniknuS said:

MeanMrs.Mustard said:

It's so hard to decide! But I'm really not a fan of Paul's "talk-singing" voice. ("For No One" and "She's Leaving Home") But I like them all.


Oh you're crazy, his narrator voice is the best! yoko-ono-01
 

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31 December 2010
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I think that they all have good singing voices and because of that i think it does kinda make it hard to choose out of the four of them….but i have to say that I love George's voice.. I don't know why but his voice is gentle and sweet to me a-hard-days-night-george-8

31 December 2010
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And smooth….

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31 December 2010
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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

How about "Ringotastic?" 

 

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At the risk of sounding like a Fangirl - Ringolicious.

Back on topic: I mentioned before that my favorite individual Beatle voice is that of George because it is so much fun to imitate. I know that little tidbit won't have the folks at Julliard clamoring for me to enroll, but that's the way it is.

Having said that, some of my favorite vocals are from songs that John sings with Paul and George harmonizing in the background. It is very noticeable in the song Help! I think it may have been skye that mentioned in another thread that there was a magical (not her word) "third voice" effect when J & P harmonized and I agree with that. But when G & P harmonize, I just love that sound.

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31 December 2010
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Zig said:

Having said that, some of my favorite vocals are from songs that John sings with Paul and George harmonizing in the background. It is very noticeable in the song Help! I think it may have been skye that mentioned in another thread that there was a magical (not her word) "third voice" effect when J & P harmonized and I agree with that. But when G & P harmonize, I just love that sound.

I Love The G+P harmonies on You're Going to Lose that Girl, From Help!


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31 December 2010
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

Zig said:

Having said that, some of my favorite vocals are from songs that John sings with Paul and George harmonizing in the background. It is very noticeable in the song Help! I think it may have been skye that mentioned in another thread that there was a magical (not her word) "third voice" effect when J & P harmonized and I agree with that. But when G & P harmonize, I just love that sound.

I Love The G+P harmonies on You're Going to Lose that Girl, From Help!



I knew there was another one from that album that I wanted to mention, but couldn't think of it. That's a perfect example of what I was saying.

Thanks, Evan.

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31 December 2010
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Zig said:

mr. Sun king coming together said:

Zig said:

Having said that, some of my favorite vocals are from songs that John sings with Paul and George harmonizing in the background. It is very noticeable in the song Help! I think it may have been skye that mentioned in another thread that there was a magical (not her word) "third voice" effect when J & P harmonized and I agree with that. But when G & P harmonize, I just love that sound.

I Love The G+P harmonies on You're Going to Lose that Girl, From Help!



I knew there was another one from that album that I wanted to mention, but couldn't think of it. That's a perfect example of what I was saying.

Thanks, Evan.

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