Please consider registering
Guest
sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register
Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search
Forum Scope


Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
Favorite song on Rubber Soul?
26 August 2015
11.29am
Avatar
Ahhh Girl
sailing on a winedark open sea
Moderator

Moderators

Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 18202
Member Since:
20 August 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
221sp_Permalink sp_Print

I'm glad Girl is one of your favorite songs. 🙂

15 August 2016
2.10am
Avatar
Squid's Orchard
United States
Casbah Coffee Club
Members
Forum Posts: 16
Member Since:
12 August 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
222sp_Permalink sp_Print

Man, this is a tough one. Personally Norwegian Wood paints such a vivid image for me, it tells a story and entertains musically as well. Rubber Soul is amazing for many reasons, including the start of the lyrical/musical transition for the Fab Four. "Norwegian Wood " remains a top notch John song.

I'm usually a bigger fan of Macca than John but this album is an exception. All of John's tracks in this album tend to be my favorites. There's no denying "Michelle " is a wonderful song that would come third in my book, but my second favorite if not the first, would be "Girl". The blend of vocals and backing vocals, the feeling in John's voice, the beautiful acoustic chords. Put headphones in, really listen to this song's subtle details and you got yourself a beautiful experience.john-lennon-salute_gif 

The following people thank Squid's Orchard for this post:

Beatlebug, Ahhh Girl, lennonflower

" Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed, Misunderstanding All You See.. "gifbro.gif

15 August 2016
2.48am
Avatar
Oudis
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1491
Member Since:
15 May 2014
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
223sp_Permalink sp_Print

Oh, I’m sorry –I know Girl, Norwegian Wood and Nowhere Man will be many people’s choices (John did great didn’t he? And the lyrics!), but I’ll go with Michelle , I’ll go with Paul. Its melody is even better than Yesterday –and that’s saying a lot. Arrangements? Perfect The solo? Perfect as well. Lyrics? Sweet and romantic, but in a good way. When Paul sings “I need to, I need to, I need to…”, it’s really a cry for love. Michelle , no doubt about it.

The following people thank Oudis for this post:

Beatlebug

Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit” (“Perhaps one day it will be a pleasure to look back on even this”; Virgil, The Aeneid, Book 1, line 203, where Aeneas says this to his men after the shipwreck that put them on the shores of Africa)

15 August 2016
2.47pm
Avatar
The Hippie Chick
Counting the holes in Blackburn, Lancashire
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1387
Member Since:
17 January 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Norwegian Wood .  It stands out the most to me. I remember hearing it for the first time as a wee one and thinking how exotic and different that sitar sounded.

“She wasn't doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.”  - J.D. Salinger

20 August 2016
7.09am
Avatar
Paulrus
A Beginning
Members
Forum Posts: 10
Member Since:
20 August 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
225sp_Permalink sp_Print

My favorite Beatles album, by far. It's difficult for me to choose a favorite song, but Norwegian Wood , In My Life , and If I Needed Someone shine a little brighter for me (it also helps that I like playing them all on my guitar).

just not What Goes On ( sorry, Ringo!)a-hard-days-night-ringo-12

The following people thank Paulrus for this post:

Beatlebug
20 August 2016
8.55am
Avatar
HMBeatlesfan
Kalamazoo, Seussville, USA
Candlestick Park
Guests
Forum Posts: 1115
Member Since:
23 July 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
226sp_Permalink sp_Print

This is a hard one, but i'm going with Nowhere Man .

The following people thank HMBeatlesfan for this post:

Beatlebug

Maybe you should try posting more.

11 October 2016
3.44pm
Avatar
penny lane
This most excellent canopy
Abbey Road
Members
Forum Posts: 98
Member Since:
18 September 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
227sp_Permalink sp_Print

I agree with the many comments regarding the vocals, it is one  the best sung albums. My favourite, if I was offered a huge financial incentive to pick one, it would have to be If I Needed  Someone, just amazing. 

The following people thank penny lane for this post:

Beatlebug

 Image result for images of bowie and iggy pop

Tomorrow  belongs to those who can hear it coming.

11 October 2016
3.51pm
Avatar
natureaker
Blue Jay Way
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1477
Member Since:
28 July 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
228sp_Permalink sp_Print

I can't really pick one, but my top 2 favorites are Michelle and Norwegian Wood .

11 October 2016
3.57pm
Avatar
sir walter raleigh
In our yellow (IN OUR YELLOW) submarine (SUBMARINE AHA!)
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 4507
Member Since:
26 January 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
229sp_Permalink sp_Print

In My Life . A perfect Lennon/McCartney collaboration resulting in the gold standard for songs.

What song is more universally known to be great than In My Life ?

The following people thank sir walter raleigh for this post:

Beatlebug

"The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles!"

-Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues

"We could ride and surf together while our love would grow"

-Brian Wilson, Surfer Girl

11 October 2016
10.45pm
Avatar
Little Piggy Dragonguy
Nowhere Land
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 3803
Member Since:
5 November 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

sir walter raleigh said
What song is more universally known to be great than In My Life ?  

I could think of many, actually

The following people thank Little Piggy Dragonguy for this post:

Starr Shine?, Beatlebug

All living things must abide by the laws of the shape they inhabit 

12 October 2016
6.33am
Avatar
Starr Shine?
Waiting in the sky
Apple rooftop
Members
Forum Posts: 15566
Member Since:
1 November 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
231sp_Permalink sp_Print

Ya, that is more of a Beatle fan song than a casual song like Hey Jude or Let it Be

https://youtu.be/52nwiTs7bk8

Brainwashed by RadiantCowbells.

If you can't log in and can't use the forum go here and someone will help you out.

12 January 2017
12.44pm
Avatar
BeatleSoul
Somewhere around the world
The Kaiserkeller
Members
Forum Posts: 55
Member Since:
11 November 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
232sp_Permalink sp_Print

I have four, they're all my favourite depending on my mood. Girl, Nowhere Man , In My Life and You Won't See Me . If I really had to pick one.. I guess it probably would be In My Life because it looks as if it were written for someone I know, followed closely by Girl's wonderful melody.

The following people thank BeatleSoul for this post:

Beatlebug

Long Live The Beatles!

12 January 2017
2.51pm
Avatar
Beatlebug
Find me where ye echo lays
Moderator

Moderators
Forum Posts: 15060
Member Since:
15 February 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
233sp_Permalink sp_Print

I agree with all of you... bother! It's like trying to pick a favourite from Revolver ! And, as has been widely documented, I suck at choosing favourites. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

I suppose, if pressed, I would name If I Needed Someone . Or Nowhere Man . Or Drive My Car . Or... ergh! paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif 

It verges from the sublime to the ridiculote

Silly-Girl-2016.png Silly-Girl-2017.png bbbadge2018.jpg

New to Forumpool? You can introduce yourself here

12 January 2017
3.12pm
Avatar
sir walter raleigh
In our yellow (IN OUR YELLOW) submarine (SUBMARINE AHA!)
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 4507
Member Since:
26 January 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
234sp_Permalink sp_Print

If I Needed Someone , In My Life , Norwegian Wood ... so many to chose from. I would have to pick Girl as my favorite. 

The following people thank sir walter raleigh for this post:

Ahhh Girl

"The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles!"

-Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues

"We could ride and surf together while our love would grow"

-Brian Wilson, Surfer Girl

12 January 2017
4.07pm
Avatar
The Hole Got Fixed
A Dock at Southampton
Moderator

Moderators
Forum Posts: 6798
Member Since:
27 November 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
235sp_Permalink sp_Print

I can narrow it down to top three, but as has been said before me, it is too difficult to choose between them: Nowhere Man , Norwegian Wood and Think For Yourself

A common denominator I'm finding in everyone's list is Norwegian Wood ...

The following people thank The Hole Got Fixed for this post:

Beatlebug

Oh, by the way, this post was made by The Hole Got Fixed!

2016 awards: Username-Badge.png 2017 awards: The-Hole-Got-Fixed-2017.png 2018 awards:The-Hole-Got-Fixed-2018.png

12 January 2017
4.20pm
Avatar
HMBeatlesfan
Kalamazoo, Seussville, USA
Candlestick Park
Guests
Forum Posts: 1115
Member Since:
23 July 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
236sp_Permalink sp_Print

This album is such a classic and it is hard to choose just one favorite, but I will have to go with Nowhere Man , mainly due to the fact that it is a great song and it is the first popular rock song that is not classified as an instrumental that has nothing to do with romantic relationships, something that was later more prominent with The Beatles as well as bands such as The Beach Boys , Black Sabbath, Queen, AC/DC, KISS, and a slew of other prog rock, hard rock, and heavy metal bands. As for my least favorite, I must go with What Goes On because Ringo sucks at singing (they should've never allowed him to sing, great drummer though) and You Won't See Me because it just feels lacking compared to the rest of the album.

Maybe you should try posting more.

12 January 2017
4.24pm
Avatar
The Hole Got Fixed
A Dock at Southampton
Moderator

Moderators
Forum Posts: 6798
Member Since:
27 November 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
237sp_Permalink sp_Print

HMBeatlesfan said
As for my least favorite, I must go with What Goes On because Ringo sucks at singing (they should've never allowed him to sing, great drummer though)

I agree with What Goes On , but does that mean you don't like With A Little Help From My Friends , Octopus's Garden and Yellow Submarine ?

Oh, by the way, this post was made by The Hole Got Fixed!

2016 awards: Username-Badge.png 2017 awards: The-Hole-Got-Fixed-2017.png 2018 awards:The-Hole-Got-Fixed-2018.png

12 January 2017
4.39pm
Avatar
HMBeatlesfan
Kalamazoo, Seussville, USA
Candlestick Park
Guests
Forum Posts: 1115
Member Since:
23 July 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
238sp_Permalink sp_Print

They're great songs, but Ringo can't sing (although I do believe the lack of vocal talent fits Yellow Submarine quite well) and the other Beatles knew it, which is why he only gets one song and on 3 albums (A Hard Day's Night , Magical Mystery Tour , Let It Be ), they don't even give him a chance to sing. The funny thing is that when he does backing vocals on non-Ringo songs (which is rare), his voice is very prominent and decent, most notably on Flying and Carry That Weight , although I think it's a good thing they did this rarely because nothing says Beatles better than beautiful 3 part harmonies done by John, Paul, and George.

Maybe you should try posting more.

12 January 2017
4.46pm
Avatar
The Hole Got Fixed
A Dock at Southampton
Moderator

Moderators
Forum Posts: 6798
Member Since:
27 November 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
239sp_Permalink sp_Print

Yes, Ringo was definitely better at drumming. 

And I agree that he can't sing very well, but I think it is important for him to sing on a couple of songs, because otherwise he'll never get better. 

Can you imagine Ringo singing a fourth part on Nowhere Man ? That could have been horrendous...

Oh, by the way, this post was made by The Hole Got Fixed!

2016 awards: Username-Badge.png 2017 awards: The-Hole-Got-Fixed-2017.png 2018 awards:The-Hole-Got-Fixed-2018.png

12 January 2017
4.51pm
Avatar
Ron Nasty
Apple rooftop
Members

Reviewers
Forum Posts: 9575
Member Since:
17 December 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

The Magical Mystery Tour  album was a Capitol creation and it cannot be said it was a Beatles created album on which Ringo wasn't given a lead vocal.

Maybe the more interesting aspect is that Ringo was never given a film soundtrack lead vocal.

The following people thank Ron Nasty for this post:

William Shears Campbell, Beatlebug

"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty

 

The Beatles Non-Canon Poll List

Forum Timezone: America/Chicago
Most Users Ever Online: 597
Currently Online: PauliesGirl, Teddy Salad, 50yearslate
1
Guest(s)
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
Starr Shine?: 15566
Ron Nasty: 9575
Necko: 7850
50yearslate: 7111
parlance: 7111
mr. Sun king coming together: 6403
AppleScruffJunior: 6249
Mr. Kite: 6147
trcanberra: 6045
mithveaen: 4621
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 87
Members: 2720
Moderators: 6
Admins: 2
Forum Stats:
Groups: 3
Forums: 44
Topics: 4751
Posts: 325396
Newest Members:
IONEIX HE DIE, SkipsAweiro, martofilo, keith_lannon, saxtell
Moderators: Joe: 5054, Zig: 9807, meanmistermustard: 22187, Ahhh Girl: 18202, Beatlebug: 15060, The Hole Got Fixed: 6798
Administrators: Joe: 5054, Ellie: 4