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28 August 2015
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"The Only Lyrics That Made Me Cry Were "I Don't Believe In Beatles, The Dream Is Over - RingoStarrDrums

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Eight Days A Week gets my vote

 

I'm A Loser , No Reply , and I'll Follow The Sun being the only contenders for me

 

I like Mr Moonlight a lot though

30 August 2015
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In the end I went for Eight Days A Week but it was nearly Rock And Roll Music .

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1. No Reply

2. Eight Days A Week

3. I'm A Loser

4. Rock N Roll Music

5. What Your Doing

6. I'll Follow The Sun

7. Baby's In Black

8. Every Little Thing

9. I Don't Want To Spoil The Party

10. Honey Don't

11. Words Of Love

12. Mr. Moonlight

13. Kansas City

14. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby

 

This album starts very strong. No Reply is such a great song. You look at the cover and it perfectly captures the vibe of that song and the next 2. There are weak moments throughout but it's an interesting record for what it is. 

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Found a funny intro takes of "No Reply " on YouTube: 

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Dr.Bert said
1. No Reply

2. Eight Days A Week

3. I'm A Loser

4. Rock N Roll Music

5. What Your Doing

6. I'll Follow The Sun

7. Baby's In Black

8. Every Little Thing

9. I Don't Want To Spoil The Party

10. Honey Don't

11. Words Of Love

12. Mr. Moonlight

13. Kansas City

14. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby

 

This album starts very strong. No Reply is such a great song. You look at the cover and it perfectly captures the vibe of that song and the next 2. There are weak moments throughout but it's an interesting record for what it is. 

Well, this. Precisely how I'd rank 'em meself. 

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11 February 2016
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  1. No Reply - Favourite ever Beatles song.
  2. I'm A Loser - Cracking follow-up on the album, great lyrics
  3. I'll Follow The Sun - So sunny, love Johns vocal harmony, sounds so similar to Paul.
  4. What You're Doing - Love the drum opening, the solo and how John and George get lost with the backing vocals.
  5. Every Little Thing - Always thought this was vastly underrated. 
  6. I Don't Want To Spoil The Party - Never known why but I really like this for some reason.
  7. Words Of Love - Gorgeous vocals and I love George's solo.
  8. Rock And Roll Music - Fabulous Lennon vocal that blows you away. The piano playing at the end is so good.
  9. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby - Great rockabilly cover, great guitar work by George.
  10. Honey Don't - Nice Ringo cover, great guitar work by George x 2.
  11. Baby's In Black - Better as part of the first five tracks than on its own.
  12. Eight Days A Week - Meh. Feel the same way as John and Paul did -> total throwaway.
  13. Mr. Moonlight - Great opening, the rest is dull, the solo horrendous.
  14. Kansas City - One heck of a boring pointless crap cover of a piece of original crap. Sadly, as with A Taste Of Honey ', over the years we've been battered with other versions as Paul kept playing the piece of crap on the BBC and live. It exists, sadly.

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  1. I'll Follow The Sun - It's a very nice song, an early masterpiece from Paul.
  2. Rock And Roll Music - Love John's vocals on this one.
  3. Mr Moonlight - Yes, I do like this one. It makes me happy for some reason.
  4. I'm A Loser
  5. Baby's In Black
  6. Words Of Love
  7. I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
  8. Eight Days A Week
  9. What You're Doing
  10. Honey Don't
  11. Every Little Thing
  12. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
  13. No Reply - It's repetitive and annoying. I also don't like the lyrics. I honestly don't feel bad for the guy in the song, because he is a jerk who's spying on that girl.
  14. Kansas City /Hey Hey Hey - I think it's irritating. I don't skip any Beatles song, but when I hear this song I often wish I could allow myself to skip songs.
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14. Mr Moonlight - I think I would rate this as my least favourite Beatles song of all time.

13. Kansas City / Hey Hey Hey - I don't mind this song but it isn't their best.

12. I Don't Want To Spoil The Party - I don't mind listening to this song but I don't get particularly excited about it.

11. Honey Don't - One of my favourite Ringo cover songs.

10. Words Of Love - I love the vocals on this song.

9. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby - Good vocal from George and of my favourite of his cover/early songs.

8. What You're Doing - I like the drums on this track in particular.

7. Every Little Thing - I think this song is really underrated. I think it is a great pop song with some really good lyrics. It doesn't get enough praise.

6. Rock And Roll Music - One of my favourite Beatle covers. I love John's vocals and the piano at the end. 

5. Eight Days A Week - A nice little pop song. I know John and Paul have said it's a throwaway but I can't help but like this song.

4. I'll Follow The Sun - I love the melody. One of Paul's best early songs in my opinion.

3. Baby's In Black - The melody vocals from John and Paul really make this song great for me. I do like the lyrics as well.

2. No Reply - This is one of the best openers to a Beatles record. It really sets the mood and is hinting that the band is changing.

1. I'm A Loser - My favourite track on this record and one of my all time favourites. John was obviously influenced by Dylan on this one but he really comes into his own and bares his soul rather than writing a bouncy pop song, which is what he had done up until this point.

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14. Words Of Love - This adds little to Buddy Holly's original...it's always felt too reverent and a bit lifeless. Still a great song. 

13. Mr. Moonlight - I've never minded this track at all. The instrumental (and vocal!) eccentricities are charming.

12. Kansas City /Hey Hey Hey Hey - Goes on a bit too long (the second half is pretty unnecessary) but a great Paul vocal nonetheless. And the fact that it's a medley makes it unique in the discography.

11. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby - I'll admit, I'd like this one considerably less without the crazy echo effects, especially during the unaccompanied vocals. Aside from that, my favourite thing about the song is that final whimsical guitar run. 

10. Honey Don't - Two Carl Perkins covers is one too many, especially when George can't think of a second solo and is content to just "rock on" the same way second time around. Ringo's cheerful performance really makes this track for me - he even gets in a subtle plug for the Beatles' new single!

9. I'll Follow The Sun - A perfectly decent song that's never meant too much to me.

8. I'm A Loser - This song is as great as everybody says it is, but the fact that it's such an exuberant performance lessens its impact for me. (And yeah, I realize that exuberance is kinda the point, laughing and acting like a clown and all...I dunno)

7. What You're Doing - I love the unsettling vibe of this song, what with the shouts instead of harmonies, that dissonant piano/12-string break, and that vaguely menacing drumbeat

6. I Don't Want To Spoil The Party - Great song and performance, reminds me of something the Everly Brothers might've done. To me, this one sounds the way "I'm A Loser " should've sounded. 

5. Eight Days A Week - Boring lyrics in the verses, and that don't matter at all because this song is really about that amazing shimmery intro, and the handclaps, and Paul's bassline...really, everything about this song is just so effortlessly joyful

4. Every Little Thing - Great song, recording, performance

Every little thing about the top three is perfect and I have nothing more to say

3. Baby's In Black

2. Rock And Roll Music

1. No Reply

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6 May 2017
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I'll probably get the most grief from ranking R-n-R Music so low. It's just not that catchy to me, and I don't care for the chord changes. I do like it's rhythms & energy though. It's grown on me over the years, so maybe one day I'll rank it even higher.

 

14. Mr Moonlight

13. Kansas City /Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey

12. Words Of Love

11. I Don't Want To Spoil The Party

10. Rock And Roll Music

09. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby

08. Honey Don't

07. I'm A Loser

06. Eight Days A Week

05. I'll Follow The Sun

04. What You're Doing

03. Baby's In Black

02. No Reply

01. Every Little Thing

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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

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1. I'll Follow The Sun
2. No Reply
3. Eight Days A Week
4. I'm A Loser
5. What You're Doing
6. Every Little Thing
7. I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
8. Words Of Love
9. Baby's In Black
10. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
11. Rock And Roll Music
12. Honey Don't
13. Kansas City / Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey
14. Mr. Moonlight

Was pretty tough to make opposed to the following ones before this one. It's a great album, just like all the other ones. a-hard-days-night-george-9

"Was she told when she was young
That pain would lead to pleasure?
Did she understand it when they said
That a man must break his back
To earn his day of leisure?"

- John Lennon, "Girl"

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Why yes that is a picture of Paul dabbing. Deal with it.

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Aw, @Kaniffee, I am so glad to see Every Little Thing at the top of this list. It is my favorite Beatles song. To me, it has smatterings of all the elements that made the Beatles great.

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1. No Reply - A great opening track, and nice to play on the guitar. If the rest of the album was as exciting as the 30-second bridge, it would be brilliant. 8/10

2. I'm A Loser - Is this a genuine plea for help from John, or is he adopting a persona? Either way, it's a good track and marks a turning point in the group's songwriting. 7/10

3. Baby's In Black - A waltz. My favourite bit in this song is the part where the beat hits every syllable during the bridge (i.e. the line '... sees the mistake....'). I'm sure there's a musical term for that. 8/10

4. Rock 'N' Roll Music - After an album packed full of originals (AHDN ) a lack of time/inspiration forced Lennon and McCartney to dig up covers and forgotten songs from their past repetoire. This is one of the better covers on the album, but they were outgrowing these by now. 7/10

5. I'll Follow The Sun - Paul's first entry, written while he was still in short trousers. That he didn't think it was worth bringing to Abbey Road in the first two years of their recording career doesn't mean it's not a good song. 8/10

6. Mr Moonlight - Tacky. Possible one of my least favourite Beatles recordings. The hammond organ is horrible.  4/10

7. Kansas City /Hey Hey Hey Hey - McCartney's Little Richard impressions were always a highlight of the band's early (touring) years, even if post 1963 the audience couldn't hear a word. The songs lose some of that energy in the studio, however. 7/10

8. Eight Days A Week - Possibly their worst single, especially from their early years. It sounds like they're parodying themselves here. 6/10

9. Words Of Love - A faithful cover of a largely mundane Buddy Holly track. The group add little to the original, so it's largely pointless. 6/10

10. Honey Don't - The first of two Carl Perkins covers on Beatles For Sale . It's hard to say which one is worse. It's this one though. 5/10

11. Every Little Thing - A upturn in quality as we come towards the end of the album. 7/10

12. I Don't Want To Spoil The Party - If you were to ask everyone to name one song written by John Lennon , nobody would mention this. 6/10

13. What You're Doing - A hidden highlight in an album packed full of minor disappointments. The decision to rhyme 'doing' with 'blue and' is inspired. - 8/10

14. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby - George's first lead vocal on the album, and it's not one that was worth waiting for. He sounds embarrased to sing this. 6/10

 

Overall rating: 6.64

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I relistened to some of the tracks on here and my opinion has changed. 

1. What You're Doing
2.  I'll Follow The Sun
3. No Reply
4. I'm A Loser
5. Eight Days A Week
6. Every Little Thing
7. Baby's In Black
8. I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
9. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
10.  Rock And Roll Music
11. Words Of Love
12. Honey Don't
13. Kansas City / Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey
14. Mr Moonlight

Good album from the Fab Four.

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Did she understand it when they said
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i don't know if i've done this before, but here we go. 

1. no reply

2. Eight Days A Week

3. I'm A Loser

4. I'll Follow The Sun

5. Baby's In Black

6. every little thing

7. Honey Don't

8. Mr Moonlight

9. Words Of Love

10. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby

11. what you're doing

12. rock n roll music

13. I Don't Want To Spoil The Party

14. Kansas City /hey, hey, hey, hey

i don't listen to this album enough. gonna go listen right now...

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