6 May 2018
1) Please Please Me – I find it odd that the top 3 songs on the album are John centered songs, but regardless I must say I adore this song. Initially I was debating on whether to put this or “Anna (Go To Him)” on the first place, but I went with “Please Please Me ” instead. The harmonization on this song is so good that I am rather shocked that this isn’t as iconic as “I Saw Her Standing There ”. Both Ringo and George deliver their very best on this song, and I sincerely believe the drumbeat on this song is one of Ringo’s most underrated. The harmonica work by John is brief, yet so fitting for this piece. I must thank Martin for suggesting to the Beatles to speed up the song. A truly spectacular song, and somehow incredibly underrated, which is surprising since this is the title track.
As always, feel free to argue with me on why “Please Please Me ” is an awful song.
Certainly, no argument from me regarding that song. I think Please Please Me is one of their best songs, and your reasoning explains it very well.
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8 August 2019
14) There's a Place - bland, generic, filler. and I think everyone agrees with me. and that's kind of the point.
13) Love Me Do - I've always felt that lyrically it was laughable and I still think the same. some Beatles songs have very odd redundant lyrics like I Want You (She's So Heavy) and I Am The Walrus . but Love Me Do is clearly just for lack of creativity. and the instrumental doesn't sound very good.
12) Boys - I like Ringo's voice on the track, I just don't think it's a very good song to begin with.
11) Misery - a solid effort, that didn't pay off as well. Misery feels like a low point on the Please Please Me sessions, as if it was recorded late and with no real inspiration. and it reflects on the album.
10) Baby It's You - the simple melody and pace make it a nice ballad, but still not my favourite.
9) P.S. I Love You - I know it's dated, and not one of the bands brightest compositional points, but the delivery of the line "treasure these few words till we're together" it's enough to make it listenable.
8) Chains - it's fun, catchy. forgettable still.
7) A Taste Of Honey - it is a breath of fresh air on the album. an unlikely cover, with a foreign sound to it. original idea, and quality recording.
6) I Saw Her Standing There - the ascending vocals make for one of the most memorable melodies on the album. I personally think it's a tab overrated, considering the sound quality is weird, and the sounds the guitars produced are kind of watered down and it feels shaky. but John and Paul sing their guts out to deliver a very good opening track.
5) Do You Want To Know A Secret - to me, sweet. and simple. clearly wrote by McCartney, with beautiful vocals by Harrison. I wouldn't praise this song as something incredible. but one of the more decent tracks on the album. the bridge is bad, though.
4) Please Please Me - a striking effort, with very solid vocal harmonies, and a clear melody more understandable than the one in I Saw Her Standing There . a good song to represent the album's entire vibe. killer verse, killer chorus.
3) Ask Me Why - makes me move. it is very catchy, memorable, fresh, original, and a clear high writing point on the album's compositional landscape. Ask Me Why is a reflection of the influences on The Beatles' had around the time, and a great interpretation of it. the recording quality is also good.
2) Twist And Shout - a classic, re-do of a boring song, turned into a great 60s dance rock tune. John's vocals, famous for its cracking sound, where first thought to be a mistake, but it actually turned out pretty charismatic and heart felt. really dig it since I saw Ferris Bueller lip syncing to it.
1) Anna (Go to Him) - a very underrated song just because it's a cover. it brings, to me, a very pretty light when it is singed by Lennon. the goofy sound of early Beatles overshadows some of the true feelings some of these songs could've represented. but in Anna, with the delivery of the lyrics, along with the sad choruses, the agony on the narrator is felt. Anna (Go to Him) is very much my favourite track on Please Please Me .
11 September 2018
You may be interested to note that this was actually written by John, for George @Clerefor Sede
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5 November 2019
5 December 2019
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