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Song Ranking On AHDN
16 May 2017
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Dark Overlord said
I don't feel like ranking this album,

Yet you post in the rank the album thread...

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27 May 2017
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Keep in mind that every song is perfect to me. 

13. When I Get Home - Very catchy, love the "woah-woah-aaaah". The only downfall is the slapped together lyrics. "I'm gonna love her till the cows come home" Uuuuuh....okay.

12. You Can't Do That - Not much to say about this one, other than it's a great song.

11. Any Time At All - Again, not much to say.

10. Tell Me Why - Great underrated track.

9. I'll Cry Instead - I wish this song was longer. Maybe I'll be able to hear the extended version someday, and my wish will come true.

8. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You - Love George's vocals and the backing vocals working together.

7. I'll Be Back - Another underrated song. Great way to close the album.

6. Can't Buy Me Love - I don't think of this song as highly as others would, but I still love it. Don't eat me.

5. I Should Have Known Better - One of my favorite Beatles songs with harmonica,  if not my favorite.

4. Things We Said Today - Love the guitar work and lyrics.

3. A Hard Day's Night - Great way to start the album, with the opening chord. DUNGGGGGG! (That's me trying to imitate the opening chord through text. Emphasis on trying.)

2. If I Fell - Very effective lyrics, and John is singing so passionately. This song could've easily been #1, but...

1. And I Love Her - ...you can't take anything away from this song. From the awesome guitar riff, to Paul's passionate and effective vocals, this song is easily one of their best early songs.

All you need is hot potatoes...

17 June 2017
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13. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You

12. Any Time At All

11. Things We Said Today

10. I should have known better

9. Can't Buy Me Love

8. I'll be back

7. When I get home

6. I'll Cry Instead

5. Tell me why

4. You can't do that

3. And I Love Her

2. If I Fell

1. A Hard Day's Night

 

This was HARD. (Pun intended.) Excellent, excellent underrated record.

17 June 2017
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Hi Pineapple Fields! As I've (not) said before, we need more pineapples around here...!!!

A ginger sling with a pineapple heart,

a coffee dessert, yes you know it's good news...

17 June 2017
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Hey hey, another pineapple! Nice to meet you. I'm enjoying the forum

17 June 2017
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Von Bontee said
13. I Should Have Known Better - This one and the next just seem to be more overexposed in proportion to how much I enjoy them. And I get annoyed that the most prominent lyric in the song is actually the title of an earlier (earliest) Beatles hit!

Ok, foolish me...the lyric is actually "you're gonna say you love me TOO", not "DO"! That makes it better. 

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16 November 2017
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Still writing the words to the sermon that no one will hear......

18 September 2018
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Did she understand it when they said
That a man must break his back
To earn his day of leisure?
Will she still believe it when he's dead

15 October 2018
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A Hard Day's Night  Beatlemania in two-and-a-half minutes. Catchy and essential, with a stunning vocal performance from both John and Paul 10/10
I Should've Known Better It's two-chord rhythm is similar to Cathy's Clown, which is another song I've always enjoyed. This isn't as good, but still enjoyable. 8/10
If I Fell Three John compositions in a row indicate how creative he was in the early days. He was always proud of this one, and rightly so. 9/10
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You Brilliant rhythm guitar elevates an otherwise filler that neither John nor Paul were particularly proud of. 7/10
And I Love Her I genuinely think it’s George’s lead guitar that makes this song as good as it is. Without the four-note intro, the apreggios or the effective solo this song would be lacking. 9/10
Tell Me Why The first disappointing song on the album. 6/10
Can't Buy Me Love Either one of Paul’s three compositions for this album could be considered his best. This isn’t my personal favourite, but it’s still one of the best songs on the album 9/10
Any Time At All The following two songs represent a minor dip in quality. You can almost feel John was writing to a formula. This one was another attempt at It Won’t Be Long. 6/10
I'll Cry Instead Better than Any Time At All . Still another filler. 7/10
Things We Said Today One of Paul’s best compositions from the Beatlemania era. There’s nothing I don’t like about this song. 10/10
When I Get Home Possibly the worst song on an album full of highlights. 5/10
You Can't Do That Angry. Great backing vocals. Great energy. 8/10
I'll Be Back This will always be one of my favourite songs. I adore the descending chord sequence (taken from Del Shannon’s Runaway) and the vulnerability in John’s vocals. 10/10

 Average: 8

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Some good observations 

Someone said 'What were you gonna do when it's all finished,' and I said 'I don't know but it'd be good fun being a DJ.' And since then I've become a DJ, only by word of mouth, you know. SO any minute now you'll read, 'Ringo leaves to become a DJ' but it's not true. - Ringo Starr

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14 December 2018
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1. If I Fell : 15/10 To me, this song is more beautiful than Yesterday . And that is really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really saying something. To me, it is the best harmony John and Paul ever did. I cannot accurately express my love for this song in words. It's just... heartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheartheart

2. A Hard Day's Night : 10/10 I am, of course, in love with the opening chord, but that's just the start. This song was a huge part of my childhood, and it has always been one of my favorites. I'm not going to single out any musical elements that I like best, because I love all of them. 

3. Can't Buy Me Love : 10/10 One of George's best guitar solos of all time. I love this song. For more information, see above. a-hard-days-night-george-10

4. I Should Have Known Better : 10/10 One of my favorite basslines when I was a kid, and one of my favorite songs now. Also a great scene in the movie. ahdn_george_08

5. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You : 10/10 I love the guitar, and I love George's voice. So much. So so so so so much. My fifth favorite George vocal and, coincidentally, my fifth favorite on AHDN .

6. And I Love Her : 10/10 Quite poetic lyrics, beautiful guitar, amazing vocal-- what's not to love?

7. Tell Me Why : 10/10 Amazing energy, and such a great, strong harmony. I always have fun trying to pick out whose voice is whose.

8. I'll Be Back : 9/10 Beautiful beautiful song. I love it so much. The harmony is AMAZING.

9. Things We Said Today : 8/10 I love the lyrics, and the song itself is fantastic. Great guitar on this one.

10. Any Time At All : 7/10 A good song. Excellent energy. For some reason I always mix it up with All I've Got To Do -- it's kind of like the sequel. 

11. You Can't Do That : 7/10 Great play on words in the lyrics by John, and he plays a fantastic lead guitar part.

12. When I Get Home : 6.75/10 Quite a good song. The lyrics are kind of cheesy at times, and it's not an especially memorable song, but it's still great.

13. I'll Cry Instead : 6/10 The lyrics are amusing, and the song is pretty good, but it's nothing special.

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14 December 2018
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If I Fell and I'll be Back.

Love this album from beginning to the end. If I had only one album this would be it.

 

Edit...I reckon I'll be Back is where John started putting 'bits' together like he does in Happiness is a.....

Whether Ray Davis nicked the idea for Autumn Almanac,  or it's always been a common technique I don't know.

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Wigwam said

Edit...I reckon I'll be Back is where John started putting 'bits' together like he does in Happiness is a.....

Whether Ray Davis nicked the idea for Autumn Almanac,  or it's always been a common technique I don't know.  

What makes you think so? It seems normal to me...

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16 December 2018
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I can kinda see this...it's like the song has two different middle eights.

Also, the modulating between major and minor keys during the fade - in fact, the very existence of a fade - does suggest an air of indecision about or around the song's structure. From that perspective, it's possible to imagine that John had a few spare melodies that he wanted to use up. But I don't really know or care...maybe the writing of the song has been documented elsewhere?

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