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Which Beatles singing voice is your favorite?
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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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