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Ranking the songs on Revolver
6 February 2017
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Got this album on vinyl for Christmas ūüėĬ†

It definitely grows on you, and now it's one of my favorites (after Rubber Soul ).

1. Got To Get You Into My Life - I don't know what I like so much about this one, but I love the buildup in the verses and the triumphant chorus.

2. Here, There And Everywhere - Beautiful relaxing song, a bit like the Beach Boy's God Only Knows, which I believe inspired it.

3. For No One - Didn't used to like this one but it's a grower, like the rest of the album.

4. Tomorrow Never Knows - I feel this deserves a high place due to it's brilliant psychedelic composition.

5. I'm Only Sleeping - On my 'relaxing Beatles songs' playlist along with number 2.

6. Eleanor Rigby - An utterly unique song (the only one similar is She's Leaving Home )

7. And Your Bird Can Sing - Brilliant harmonized guitar soloing the whole way through.

8. Good Day Sunshine - An early Here Comes The Sun perhaps?

9. She Said She Said - Lovely melody.

10. Taxman - Punk far ahead of it's time, definitely a stand out on the album, it's only low because I prefer their relaxing stuff.

11. Love You To - Quite low because I'm just not that big a fan of the Indian thing. It works in moderation on Beatles songs like Norwegian and Strawberry Fields but gets a bit headache-inducing.

12. Yellow Submarine - Great singalong, but it's not really impressive compared to the others here.

13. I Want To Tell You - Just barely memorable. Definitely filler.

14. The only song I dislike on here, I just find it annoying.

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Is Dr. Robert last? Shame. I love that song     

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Yes, I like And Your Bird Can Sing . The blazing harmonized guitars are among the best in the band's catalog. But no, I don't like Doctor Robert . It's got some nice elements but seems pointless and kind of spoils side 2 for me, just as What Goes On and Run For Your Life spoil Rubber Soul .

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Oh wow, didn't even realize I'd already posted here. yes, I hate Doctor Robert . I wish they didn't have that stupid no singles on albums rule or whatever it was. Rain would have been a much better fit. 

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What Goes On and Doctor Robert have similar guitar styles, but What Goes On is a little bit sloppier. I do like the sound, although I can see why it doesn't appeal to everybody. For me, both songs have great harmony and lyrics, so I like them a lot.

Looking back through this thread, I haven't yet ranked my favorite album, and I'm bored in class. To prove I'm not insane, Dr. Robert will not take the first spot.

 

1. I'm Only Sleeping

2. Here, There And Everywhere

3. For No One

4. Tomorrow Never Knows

5. And Your Bird Can Sing

6. Got To Get You Into My Life

7. Good Day Sunshine

8. Eleanor Rigby

9. Taxman

10. She Said She Said

11. I Want To Tell You

12. Doctor Robert

13. Love You To

14. Yellow Submarine

 

Hmmm... Doctor Robert lands pretty low. I still love the song. No bad songs on Revolver .

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What Goes On and Doctor Robert have similar guitar styles, but What Goes On is a little bit sloppier. I do like the sound, although I can see why it doesn't appeal to everybody. For me, both songs have great harmony and lyrics, so I like them a lot.

There's a reason why What Goes On is sloppy, actually multiple, but the main reason is that it was recorded in one take with no overdubs, so they pretty much just learned it, played through it once, and never played it again, so it wasn't like they could think out a good guitar part, most of George's lead guitar sounds like it was thought up on the spot, especially the solo.

As for why Doctor Robert could be thought of as inferior to other Beatles numbers is because it has more of a blues rock sound than the standard rock sound that most Beatles songs have, I personally like this sound, but then again, I prefer Mr. Moonlight to Here Comes The Sun , so my opinion may be different from others.

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1.Tomorrow Never Knows

A lot is said about this song but it really is a genius song. I love the lyrics and the way the song flows.

2.Love You To

This song has really grown on me over the years. I used to think it was an alright song but I really love it.

3.For No One

Same as above but for different reasons. This song makes me feel sentimental and I love that French Horn solo.

4.I'm Only Sleeping

I can relate to this song and I love the production on this song.

5.Here, There, and Everywhere

Love the harmonies on this track and one of Macca's best songs in my opinion. 

6.Taxman

Great song and was really aggressive for it's time.

7.Yellow Submarine

Fun song that I was sick of but I have come around to liking it again.

8.Eleanor Rigby

I used to love this song but I like it less these days. It still has some great lyrics though.

9.She Said She Said

I like the guitars on this song and the lyrics aren't bad but it is not one my favourites. 

10.I Want To Tell You

I love the fad in intro but I think this was George's weakest song on this record.

11.Got To Get You Into My Life

Good song but it is not one of my favourites.

12.Good Day Sunshine

Nice song to listen to on a sunny morning with a nice melody.

13.And Your Bird Can Sing

I like the guitars on this track but little else impresses me so that is why it is so low on the list.

14.Doctor Robert

I think this is the weakest song on the whole album. It isn't awful but it isn't great either.

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Ranking things isn't easy, especially when it's an album where there's no bad tracks, but here we go:

14. Love You To

Despite this being a good song, it's the worst song on the album, I like the feel of the song though.

13. Yellow Submarine

Great children's folk rock song, simple yet effective and I love the various sound effects.

12. I Want To Tell You

Great riff, I love the bright treble-y sound of a Fender Strat and it fits perfectly with a great riff like this one, it's a shame that George doesn't play him anywhere else.

11. For No One

Great ballad, I especially love the chord progression.

10. Eleanor Rigby

I am not typically into classical influenced music, but this is a great song and is the only good Beatles song where they make no instrumental contribution.

9. Tomorrow Never Knows

What a great closer, a pure psychedelic masterpiece that showcases just what The Beatles were thinking at the time and being innovative in many ways.

8. Doctor Robert

Great bluesy classic rock number, would've been a perfect song to play for their 1966 US tour.

7. Taxman

This song is so great that it got to open the album despite being sung by George, it's that good and also, you got to love Paul's solo.

6. Got To Get You Into My Life

If you thought that rock music didn't go well with brass instruments, then you were wrong and this love song about marijuana will prove that to you.

5. Good Day Sunshine

I can't think of a happier song, a song that removes all of your worries and shows you only happiness, a love song about loving life.

4. Here, There, And Everywhere

A kind and gentle ballad, a fun fact is that this is the only song in the entire Beatles canon where Paul plays just the rhythm guitar while George does the lead.

3. She Said, She Said

Some say that Paul didn't play bass on this song, even if that's true, this is still a great song with some great lyrics from John.

2. I'm Only Sleeping

This is Revolver 's take on Nowhere Man and although I prefer Nowhere Man , this is still a great song and you have to dig George's reversed guitar.

1. And Your Bird Can Sing

The main reason why this is the best song on Revolver is because of the harmonized lead guitar part, played by Paul on high harmony and George on low harmony both played on their Epiphone Casinos, but there's also John's lyrical delivery, the great 3 part harmonies, and Paul's great bassline.

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I don't do rankings anymore because they can change depending on my mood.  But in terms of importance and historical significance, I feel Tomorrow Never Knows would be the most important track followed by Eleanor Rigby .  I kind of wish they had opened the album with Tomorrow Never Knows - it would have made an unbelievable opening statement.  Love You To may not be a classic Beatles song, but was another huge leap forward for the pop/rock world.  This wasn't dabbling into Indian music with a sitar part like on Norwegian Wood or Paint It Black.  This was full immersion.  There are no bad songs or filler on this album.  Even Ringo's song (ok Paul wrote it) was a big hit single.  It was a watershed album and has stood the test of time for over 50 years.  Rank the songs?  Are you crazy?

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I have to agree with you there, even the worst track on this album is a good one, there truly is no bad song on this album.

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Since Revolver is my favorite album of all time it will be a challenge to rank it. But i'll try it:

 

14. Yellow Submarine (It doesn't fit the album well, atleast from my point of view)

13. And Your Bird Can Sing (Very controversial)

12. I Want To Tell You

11. I'm Only Sleeping

10. Good Day Sunshine

09. Doctor Robert

08. Love You To

07. Got To Get You Into My Life

06. She Said She Said

05. For No One

04. Tomorrow Never Knows

03. Taxman

02. Here, There, And Everywhere

01. Eleanor Rigby

 

Just to point out, Revolver does not have a bad song. Every song is a 5 except Yellow Submarine i'll give it like a 4.paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

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It's hard for me to rank this one too, since I refuse to believe there's such thing as a 14th-best song on this album. Fifth-best is as low as I can go...and if it seems I'm saying mostly negative things, that's only because it's easier than trying to list all the positives. 

 

5. Good Day Sunshine - As pleasant as, well, a walk on a sunny day. The maybe-too-abrupt ending is always a little jarring, though, and I'm never sure if I approve of that truck driver's gear change at the end

5. I Want To Tell You - Nothing wrong with this really, I guess I just find the main riff a little mundane harmonically 

4. Yellow Submarine - For all the complaints about this song, it's hard to remember how unprecedented it was in their catalogue (first deliberately silly track, first use of non-musical live-in-studio effects, first time inviting friends/family to play along)

4. For No One - Excellent song, just wish George and John had something to contribute.

4. Dr. Robert - John's least impressive contribution here, which isn't saying much at all. It's all about the bits where the rhythm drops out and the harmonium drone takes over - truly feels like DRUGS kicking in. (All of John's songs on the album are pretty druggy.)

3. Got To Get You Into My Life - I would've preferred to have guitars a little more prominent in the mix, but that's a minor complaint. 

3. Taxman - I do have a slight problem with wealthy rock stars complaining about having to pay taxes, but who really cares when a track rocks and grooves so tremendously?

2. Here, There And Everywhere - I seem to have run out of bad things to say...this song and all the remaining tracks are basically beyond criticism

2. Love You To

2. She Said She Said

1. And Your Bird Can Sing

1. I'm Only Sleeping

1. Eleanor Rigby

1. Tomorrow Never Knows

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Why's there so much hate towards Yellow Submarine , it's a great song, prefect for grabbing an acoustic guitar and singing along, and The Beatles sure had a lot of fun making it and they even got to invite their friends such as Marianne Faithful, Pattie Harrison, and half of The Rolling Stones, what's not to love about this song.

The problem most people have with it is that it sounds childish and immature but that's the point, it's supposed to sound that way, this song was aimed at children, there were a lot of children back in the day who liked The Beatles and this was for them, you have to remember that The Beatles were the 1960's version of The Wiggles so there were people like Ron Nasty and The Hippie Chick who got into them at a very young age.

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Dark Overlord said
Why's there so much hate towards Yellow Submarine , it's a great song, prefect for grabbing an acoustic guitar and singing along, and The Beatles sure had a lot of fun making it and they even got to invite their friends such as Marianne Faithful, Pattie Harrison, and half of The Rolling Stones, what's not to love about this song.

The problem most people have with it is that it sounds childish and immature but that's the point, it's supposed to sound that way, this song was aimed at children, there were a lot of children back in the day who liked The Beatles and this was for them, you have to remember that The Beatles were the 1960's version of The Wiggles so there were people like Ron Nasty and The Hippie Chick who got into them at a very young age.  

Agreed, I love the song but at the same time it doesn't really fit well on Revolver in my opinion. If i'm listening to the album on CD i'll almost always skip it just to I can listen to She Said She Said sooner. It's an incredible song for what it is though and it deserves to be as popular as it is. 

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Revolver to me is the first Beatles album that's all over the place in terms of genre, I mean you have classic rock, baroque pop, psychedelic rock, folk rock, pop rock, and even a bit of British Invasion thrown in, so a children's song seems to fit in nicely.

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Exactly the way I feel. 

One thing that makes Revolver stand out for me is the use of unusual (by previous Beatle standards) instruments, and particularly instrumental solos. So in addition to the usual guitar (or occasional keyboard) leads, we have sitars and french horns and reversed guitar spotlights. And the tape loops in TNK and the weird sound effects/voices in YS function as solos, too; in YS, they entirely fill an 8-bar section in the middle where a proper instrumental solo (or third verse) would otherwise go.

(It's maybe also worth noting that if "Paperback Writer /Rain " were added to the album, then the reverbed/echoed vocal in the former and the backwards vocal in the latter would would kinda fulfill the same function.)

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Hands down my favorite Beatles album! From top to bottom there's no bad or mediocre songs IMHO...

 

  1. Tomorrow Never Knows

  2. She Said She Said

  3. Love You To

  4. I'm Only Sleeping

  5. Taxman

  6. And Your Bird Can Sing

  7. Eleanor Rigby

  8. Yellow Submarine

  9. Good Day Sunshine

10. Here, There And Everywhere

11. For No One

12. I Want To Tell You

13. Doctor Robert

14. Got To Get You Into My Life - fantastic song, but it's last 'cause the mixing is dead grotty. 

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14. Doctor Robert (lol everyone agrees on this seemingly)

13. And Your Bird Can Sing (I really don't get the love for it)

12. Yellow Submarine (first song on this list that I love! It's fantastic but these top 12 are all great)

11. I Want To Tell You (to be honest, I am not as familiar with this track as I should be. I've heard it many times but it hasn't ever been my absolute favorite)

10. Love You To (One of George's first great tracks. The instrumentation is perfect for this record)

9. I'm Only Sleeping (Innovative, brilliant, but I think the mixing could have been better)

8. She Said She Said (Used to not like it so much, but it's grown on me)

7. Taxman (Brilliant, but I think the ones above are barely better. One of George's first truly great tracks in my opinion, similar to Love You To

6. Eleanor Rigby (not the biggest fan of the song itself l, but still love it. It was incredibly innovative by simply being in E dorian and by ending how it does, the strings are gorgeous too)

5. Good Day Sunshine (not sure why some don't like it, I think it's brilliant)

4. For No One (wow. That's all I have to say)

3. Got To Get You Into My Life (the lead trumpet player is absolutely killing so it has to be high for me, as one myself)

2. Tomorrow Never Knows (Very close second, absolutely incredible track by John)

1. Here, There And Everywhere (#3 Beatles song for me, touches me in a special way)

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I love seeing two posts next to each other where the least favorite song in the first post is one of the favorite songs in the second. 

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