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Ranking Of All The Tunes Of MMT
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knowhereman said

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Wow that actually wasn't as hard as I thought, but bloody hell this album is so underrated, but then again you can say that for any album that isn't Sgt. Pepper 's or Revolver lol. Since those two are like the definitive best Beatles albums with the general consensus.

  

Abbey Road would like a word a-hard-days-night-ringo-15 

  

Abbey Road can have a word.

  

Why only one? ahdn_george_01

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That's what I asked for to be fair

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Oops this is the MMT thread...

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11) Hello, Goodbye - this one just wears off with time, it happens to everybody. when I was a young boy I used to love it, and now that sentiment is only nostalgia and not actual enjoyment. 5/10

10) All You Need Is Love - is enigmatic for me to put such a song on such a "low" placement. it's so iconic, so positive, so admirable. it just doesn't make the cut for me. it's maybe too slow, maybe a little redundant. but the message is gold, the simplicity is very much called for, and also a beautiful closer. love it, but on Magical Mystery Tour is not my favourite. 6/10

9) Magical Mystery Tour - proper opener, that promises a great ride. I like the tempo change, and the final seconds are very pleasant. it is kind of corny, but appropriately so. 6/10

8) The Fool On The Hill - underrated, for what it is. very catchy, very creative. not much more. 7/10

7) Your Mother Should Know - there's just something about the melody that feels fresh to this day about this song. it sound like one of Paul's brightest piano melodies. maybe a little overlooked for its simple lyrics. yet, the only refrain on the song is very creative still. "let's all get up and dance to a song - that was a hit before your mother was born - though she was born a long long time ago - Your Mother Should Know ". I think it's good, yeah, damn good. 7/10

6) Blue Jay Way - just George's twisted mind. this is a raw, beautiful Indian-influenced thriller ballad that takes my breath away just by the sheer courage to put such a song on a pop/rock album. this, to me, is what Within You Without You should have been and wasn't. the production is the problem. the editing is very rough and overproduced. I think that a very much better track is hidden behind all of this excellent ideas. 8/10

5) Penny Lane - such a Liverpool song, the counterpart to Strawberry Fields Forever from Paul. I very much love it. a classic everyone has heard even if they don't know it. the song strikes the listener with one iconic melody after another. every time the song makes a twist, my ears have orgasms. very, very good song. 8/10

4) Flying - I just love this fucking track. it's like The Beatles could make rock for alcohol, pop for cocaine, psychedelic opera for LSD, melancholic mood for heroin, and Flying feels like in between all of this madness they just light a blunt and chill for two minutes. it's freaking amazing. if it was 6 minutes long, and more developed, it'd probably be my favourite song on the album. I love instrumental jams. The Beatles invented lo-fi confirmed. 8/10

3) I Am The Walrus - everything about this track is provocative: the lyrics, the instrumental, the pacing, the chorus, everything happening John's wild little head. few times I've heard those back and forth strings after "man you've been a naughty boy - you let your face grow long" or the piece of lyric "elementary penguin singing Hare Krishna - man, you should have seen them kicking Edgar Allen Poe" and not think to myself "what an interesting piece of music". it's so quotable is frustrating how I can't just copy paste the lyrics and praise them for a couple of paragraphs. and one more thing. I heard John wrote this crazy lyrics hoping people would over interpret it and mock them for it. and I thought once "nobody would analyze this, this is insane" until I read a comment on YouTube about a guy analyzing the lyrics step by step as if it was a deep political commentary on sex and violence on Lennon's part. then I thought "John, you madman, you did it". since then I appreciate this track even more. 9/10

2) Strawberry Fields Forever - it's so freaking good I can't even get a hold of myself. this is a song so good I remind myself not to listen to it unless is completely necessary because I don't want to get tired of it. it strikes me like a thunderbolt from the first lyrics. some say the word "genius" is tossed around a lot with no weight to it at all. but I am very damn serious when I say "let me take you down - 'cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields - nothing is real" is an opening line that comes only, solely, from genius. Strawberry Fields Forever is the song about The Beatles: they weren't perfect, and they could write badly, but when they did a great song, it could turn out extremely beautiful. and those little moments are what we remember them for. 10/10

1) Baby, You're a Rich Man - talk about underrated. "how does it feel to be - one of the beautiful people". that opening line and the refrain "you keep all your money in a big brown bag - inside a zoo, what a thing to do" make for such a fun experience. also, it's one of the better recorded tracks on MMT so kudos to that. love the chorus, love the psychedelic rambling on the edit. beautiful song, to me it's one of the best anthems of the band. I enjoy it more than All You Need Is Love , Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da and Carry That Weight , combined. 10/10

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We only had the EP....and I played it to death.....

Makes Ranking easier too.....From worst to best

Flying

Blue Jay Way

Your Mother Should Know

Magical Mystery Tour

Fool on the Hill

I Am The Walrus

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7) Your Mother Should Know - there's just something about the melody that feels fresh to this day about this song. it sound like one of Paul's brightest piano melodies. maybe a little overlooked for its simple lyrics. yet, the only refrain on the song is very creative still. "let's all get up and dance to a song - that was a hit before your mother was born - though she was born a long long time ago - Your Mother Should Know ". I think it's good, yeah, damn good. 7/10

I like your analysis. I’ve always felt this is one of Paul’s best songs and is often overlooked. It has such a bright melody, as you put it, with a degree of whimsy. I like how something doesn’t have to make complete sense for it to be enjoyed, or to be a good song period. It’s more how it makes you feel.

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Here's my ranking: (I really love every song on this album which makes it incredibly difficult to rank)

1. Blue Jay Way

2. Hello, Goodbye

3. Your Mother Should Know

4. The Fool On The Hill

5. All You Need Is Love

6. Magical Mystery Tour

7. I Am The Walrus

8. Strawberry Fields Forever

9. Baby You're A Rich Man

10. Penny Lane

11. Flying

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I still don't think of it as a proper album but here is my order ....

11. Flying (pleasant tune)

10. Your Mother Should Know (the weakest Paul song on the album ... I'm not really a fan of his 1920's type tunes)

9. Baby You're A Rich Man (an ok song ... not one of the best 'B' sides they did)

8. Hello Goodbye (catchy but a bit repetitive ... one of their weaker singles)

7. Magical Mystery Tour (good opening song to the movie and good song, well sung)

6. Blue Jay Way (great atmospheric song and would be higher if it didn't have so many 'please don't be long's in it!)

5. Fool On The Hill (classic ballad)

4. All You Need Is Love (I bought this as a single in 1976. I go from liking it to not liking it ... like it at the moment!)

3. Penny Lane (just a classic ... one half of the best ever double sided single by anyone!)

2. I Am The Walrus (you have to say John is a genius!)

1. Strawberry Fields Forever (my favourite Beatles song ... and probably my favourite song!)

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Strawberry Fields has long been my default answer for my favourite Beatles song. But there’s so many that could fit that definition.

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Ranking 1-best L-Worst

1. Shirley's Wild Accordion

2. Chi Chi's Cafe

3. Magical Mystery Tour (Song)

4. Aerial Tour Instrumental

5. Flying

6. I Am The Walrus

7. All You Need Is Love

8. Baby You're A Rich Man

9. Strawberry Fields Forever

10. Penny Lane

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While an interesting ranking, @KaosTictaw (and welcome to the forum), this thread is for ranking the recordings included on the 1967 Capitol album, which has been made canon, rather than those that appeared only on the soundtrack of the film.

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Yes, But some of these tracks appear in the "Sgt Pepper presents.. Magical Mystery Tour 50th Anniversary."

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Which is a bootleg, @KaosTictaw. None of those additional tracks you've included are on any official Beatles audio release. Their only official release is the MMT film, and this thread is about the Capitol album.

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I got them off youtube, so i have them. However, I agree with you. These are unreleased and probably will never be released... ever.

Luckily, I have my recordings to listen to, and that's fine. Check out my latest posts on other threads!

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Magical Mystery Tour 50th anniversary

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In the end, he ranked the 11 tracks anyway, so it shouldn't matter that much.

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MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR (1967) AVERAGED RANK

This is a copy paste:

I decided to go on a task of continuing and updating list of every post averaged in the thread to create a decent ranking of the tracks off every album. In this case Magical Mystery Tour . I clarify my process and rules below.

1 - Strawberry Fields Forever (375 points)

2 - I Am the Walrus (324 points)

3 - Penny Lane (251 points)

4 - All You Need Is Love (212 points)

5 - The Fool on the Hill (190 points)

6 - Hello, Goodbye (172 points)

7 - Blue Jay Way (160 points)

8 - Baby, You're a Rich Man (157 points)

9 - Magical Mystery Tour (155 points)

10 - Your Mother Should Know (121 points)

11 - Flying (76 points)

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Averaging process and rules:

A pretty classic averaging system; it goes basically by giving the maximum amount of points to the top track on every post (in this case 10) and as the list progresses into the "worst" tracks each track gets one point less. The last track gets no points. For this to apply the post must have the 11 Magical Mystery Tour  songs ranked.

IMPORTANT: if you think one of your rankings might have one of these ambiguous qualities that might disqualify it and you want to be counted in the averaging DON'T edit it; post it again with more detail, otherwise I won't be able to subtract the points and add them again and it won't be counted anyway.a-hard-days-night-paul-11

Particular cases:

-NO. 1- Sometimes if there is a track missing but there's a written clarification, it can be counted. In the case of Abbey Road , for instance, some people don't count Her Majesty . In that case I count the post and give no points to Her Majesty only if there is a written statement of why its missing. If one track is missing and the post doesn't have any written clarification then it is considered a mistake and therefore disqualified.

-NO. 2- The tracklist considered is taken out of the Wikipedia/RYM/Discogs "official" tracklists. This means those who rank the Abbey Road Medley as a whole don't get counted unless they clarify by writing that the tracks separately also rank that way, same with any variation of the sort.

-NO. 3- If a person implies to a previous post that "that would exactly be [their] ranking" and don't post any ranking themselves, then the points of the first person will be added a second time in behalf of the second person.

-NO. 4- Only one person each ranking. If you posted several times your changes, only the last one will be counted (unless it has any mistakes, missing tracks, etc., in that case then the last one that has no issues will be the one counted).

-NO. 5- The rankings are considered given the numbers apply to them, "1" universally represents the top spot. Unless there is a written statement that clarifies it's the other way around, this is the way it will be counted.

-NO. 6- If there are no numbers on the ranking and no written clarification it could go either way. At first I used to think the ones at the top were the number 1 spot but in some cases it just isn't that way. So I decided I'll just grab the worst rated track up to that point and I see if it falls on the top half or the bottom half. If it falls on the top half I'll consider the bottom half the top spot and if it falls on the bottom half then I'll consider the top half the top spot. It might be unfair at times as it might reverse someones' ranking if they are unlucky by voting positively a previously negatively voted track, but in the grand scheme of things I think it was mostly accurate. In case that the number of tracks is odd (A Hard Day's Night , Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Magical Mystery Tour , Yellow Submarine 's Side B & Abbey Road ) and the worst rated track falls in precisely the middle spot then I just take the second to worst rated and judge as to where that one falls.

-NO. 7- If there are "ties" in someone's ranking their ranking can still be counted but it won't represent exactly the ties in the overall averaging. If there is still a list-like format then I go from the bottom to the top adding points just like usual, so tied tracks can get different scores but just differing in one single point or two (unless you tie like 5 tracks together), but I think it's more fair than not letting those people participate at all. It might seem unfair but if the tied tracks were to get the same points, it would increasingly leave an averaging gap between those songs so it's mathematically better to just stick to the original adding process.

-NO. 8- If there are two tracks that are "tied" then I will just give more points to the one that is named first, regardless of descriptions, just to keep the whole thing going. Unless there's a specific written clarification of why one of the tracks is better or more of a favourite, then I'll just give more points to the one named first.

-NO. 9- However, if there's a tie between three tracks (or more) then that post will no longer be counted unless the list has a specific ranking format in which case see item "-NO. 7-".

-NO. 10- I guess that if someone doesn't want to be counted in the averaging he can ask me not to count him in but I hope nobody does that so we get his opinion tooahdn_john_08_gif

All of these rules are up to debate if someone disagrees with part of the judgement. I'm sure we can reach an agreement if they are considered questionable.

IMPORTANT: if you think one of your rankings might have one of these ambiguous qualities that might disqualify it and you want to be counted in the averaging DON'T edit it; post it again with more detail, otherwise I won't be able to subtract the points and add them again and it won't be counted anyway.a-hard-days-night-paul-11

Also here's a playlist with the results from worst to best in case you want to see how effective it proves in practice (I'll try edit these as well):

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