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
Ranking the songs on Sgt Pepper
7 November 2015
3.15pm
Avatar
natureaker
Blue Jay Way
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1477
Member Since:
28 July 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

1. A Day In The Life

2. Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

3. Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

4. Within You Without You

5. Lovely Rita

6. She's Leaving Home

7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite

8. When I'm Sixty Four

9. Fixing A Hole

10. With A Little Help From My Friends

11. Good Morning Good Morning

12.Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (way beyond overrateda-hard-days-night-paul-11)

13. Getting Better

(Sorry if there's already a thread exactly like this that I haven't seen. If so, do whatever you need to with this thread)

26 January 2016
8.56pm
Avatar
Derek_Francis
London Palladium
Members
Forum Posts: 119
Member Since:
20 January 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
  1. With A Little Help From My Friends -- My most played track on the album
  2. Within You Without You -- Really unique and experimental
  3. A Day In The Life -- One of the best songs lyrically.
  4. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds -- A nice psychadelic song all around
  5. Sgt Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band -- Gave the album it's theme.
  6. Getting Better -- I appreciate Lennon's honesty at least
  7. She's Leaving Home -- Good chorus
  8. Fixing A Hole
  9. Good Morning Good Morning
  10. Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite
  11. Sgt Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) -- Good closer, but derivative of course.
  12. Lovely Rita -- Kinda generic.
  13. When I'm Sixty Four -- Not bad.  Just the least interesting track.
27 January 2016
6.49am
Avatar
The Hippie Chick
Counting the holes in Blackburn, Lancashire
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1387
Member Since:
17 January 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

A Day In The Life

Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (i don't care I love this track and always will)

Within You Without You

Lovely Rita

She's Leaving Home

Fixing A Hole

Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!

Getting Better (absolutely love John's "it can't get no worse")

Good Morning Good Morning (the chicken clucking that turns into the guitar on the Sgt. Pepper 's reprise is awesome)

With A Little Help From My Friends

Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

When I'm Sixty Four (quaint and sweet, but not my favorite on the album)

“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

8 April 2016
7.41am
Avatar
gembo555
Royal Command Performance
Members
Forum Posts: 238
Member Since:
6 April 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

1. Sgt Peppers lonely hearts club band.( a masterpiece with great instrumentals - 10/10)

2. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (one of my favourite Beatles songs, very psychedelic, which I love - 10/10) 

3. With A Little Help From My Friends .(We all kno the Beatles wrote it then gave it away, but they managed to beat the original - 9.2/10)

4. Within You Without You (great song, with an amazing  Indian feel to it. One of my favourite George songs - 9/10

5. Good Morning( great, the way it repeats at the end and slowly becomes guten morgen is brilliant - 8.9/10)

6. Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite . (Nice song with a sort of classical feel to it - 8.8/10)

7. Sgt Peppers lonely hearts club band (reprise)(I love this song and like the whole way it brings an end to the album, despite A Day In The Life coming after it - 8.8/10)

8. A Day In The Life (this song is truly a master piece, enough said - 8.5/10)

9. She's Leaving Home (a sort of slow song that tackles a more real problem - 8.2/10)

10. Getting Better (Great song, love the way John interjects - 7.8/10)

11. When I'm 64(a joyful little song but is very simple - 7.4/10)

12. Lovely Rita (despite it being near the bottom of this list, it's still a nice song. It sorta brings back some of the elements of their early songs- 7/10)

13. Fixing A Hole (compared to the rest of the album, this song is a little underwhelming - 6/10)

8 April 2016
3.54pm
Avatar
meanmistermustard
Moderator
Members

Reviewers


Moderators
Forum Posts: 22113
Member Since:
1 May 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

gembo555, you missed out 'Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite .

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of 'self' to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

8 April 2016
4.35pm
Avatar
gembo555
Royal Command Performance
Members
Forum Posts: 238
Member Since:
6 April 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Shit, I'll change it, haud on

8 April 2016
5.28pm
Avatar
Skelter
Royal Command Performance
Members
Forum Posts: 225
Member Since:
8 April 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
  1. A Day In The Life - My favourite Beatles song. I love everything about it (except for the Run-Out Groove), especially Lennon's parts.
  2. With A Little Help From My Friends - One of my favourite songs with Ringo on lead vocals. 
  3. Getting Better
  4. Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band - A great way to open the album. I like the crowd noises and the orchestra.
  5. Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite
  6. She's Leaving Home - Love the story it's telling.
  7. Fixing A Hole
  8. Good Morning Good Morning
  9. Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
  10. When I'm Sixty-Four
  11. Within You Without You - A cool and interesting song. It's sad I had to put it this low. 
  12. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - I loved it when I was younger, but I've heard it too many times now. I think it is a little annoying. I like the lyrics in the verses though.
  13. Lovely Rita - I never liked it. It always irritates me.

This was not easy. I will probably change my mind a lot.

9 April 2016
3.04am
Bullion
London Palladium
Members
Forum Posts: 185
Member Since:
28 February 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

1. "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds "

2. "A Day In The Life "

3.  "With A Little Help From My Friends "

4.  "Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Heart's Club Band"

5. "When I'm 64"

 

That's my top 5

The following people thank Bullion for this post:

Little Piggy Dragonguy
2 May 2016
10.50am
Avatar
somethingsomething2
A Beginning
Members
Forum Posts: 7
Member Since:
29 April 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

1. A Day In The Life - It seems like an obvious choice, but this is the Beatles at their most creative, most unified, and most progressive. There's nothing else like it in music.

2. Within You Without You . Best lyrics of the album. Solidifies George's craftsmanship and Pepper as a masterpiece.

3. Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band- the best Beatles opener for an album imo. 

4. She's Leaving Home - fantastic harmony with that Greek chorus by John.

5. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - Classic organ phrase by Paul really makes this song what it is. John's lyrics are fantastical and surreal. 

6. Fixing A Hole - Harpsichord underneath guitar licks with great precision. Fantastic track.

7. With A Little Help From My Friends - Ringo's greatest vocal.

8. When I'm Sixty-Four . Lovely- clarinets and melody. One of Paul's best on the album.

9. Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite- Great piece of modern music by John. Kalaedescopic.

10. Good Morning Good Morning - one of the best guitar solos in the Beatles discography.

11. Getting Better - truly experimental track. Indian and Western pop instrumentation.

12. Lovely Rita - great piano 

13. The Reprise- fantastic intro to A Day In The Life . A great rocker on its own. Too short to rank above any other of these marvelous tracks.

The following people thank somethingsomething2 for this post:

The Hippie Chick, Little Piggy Dragonguy
20 January 2017
3.22am
Avatar
The Hole Got Fixed
A Dock at Southampton
Moderator

Moderators
Forum Posts: 6636
Member Since:
27 November 2016
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online

13. Within You Without You (the only track I don't like)
12. A Day In The Life
11. She's Leaving Home
10. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
9. When I'm Sixty-Four
8. Sgt Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
7. With A Little Help From My Friends
6. Sgt Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band
5. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
4. Good Morning Good Morning
3. Lovely Rita
2. Getting Better
1. Fixing A Hole

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

Ahhh Girl, WeepingAtlasCedars

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

21 January 2017
2.03pm
Avatar
SgtPeppersBulldog
Swinging London
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 2691
Member Since:
1 January 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

The following people thank SgtPeppersBulldog for this post:

The Hole Got Fixed

"Duit On Mon Dei"

 2017: 

 
21 January 2017
3.39pm
Avatar
Evangeline
1334 North Beechwood Drive
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 1809
Member Since:
14 February 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

(1 is my favourite, 13 is my least favourite.)

1. Within You Without You (This song has grown on me a lot.)
2. Lovely Rita (Used to be my #1)
3. Sgt Pepper Reprise (Groovy and really a rocking song.)
4. Fixing A Hole (Used to be my #2.)
5. Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (The reprise is better.)
6. Getting Better (Great song.)
7. When I'm Sixty-Four (Paul's 'granny shit'.)
8. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite (Eh, the middle part is good.)
9. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (If I was tripping, it'd probably be higher.)
10. Good Morning Good Morning (Great alarm clock song.)
11. With A Little Help From My Friends (Ringo. The song ain't going any higher.)
12. A Day In The Life (I have no idea why everyone is infatuated with this song. It's not that good.)
13. She's Leaving Home (BORING.)

I am you as you are you as you are you and you are all together. 

21 January 2017
3.43pm
Avatar
The Hole Got Fixed
A Dock at Southampton
Moderator

Moderators
Forum Posts: 6636
Member Since:
27 November 2016
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online

Evangeline said

12. A Day In The Life (I have no idea why everyone is infatuated with this song. It's not that good.)

I completely agree!

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

21 January 2017
3.48pm
Avatar
sir walter raleigh
In our yellow (IN OUR YELLOW) submarine (SUBMARINE AHA!)
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 4471
Member Since:
26 January 2017
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online

SgtPeppersBulldog and Evangeline said

13. She's Leaving Home   

I agree with She's Leaving Home being the worst song on the album. I still think it is a good song, but an experiment by Paul that was not quite up to par with his others. 

Inspired by a story in the Daily Mail about a teenage runaway, She's Leaving Home was described by George Martin as "not, strictly speaking, a Beatles song at all," and "pure McCartney, from start to finish".

The Beatles Bible. 

 

It was scored by Mike Leander, a freelance producer and arranger, because George Martin was unavailable at the short notice demanded by McCartney.

- The Beatles Bible

The following people thank sir walter raleigh for this post:

SgtPeppersBulldog

"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

7 May 2017
11.16pm
Avatar
Elementary Penguin
Hollywood Bowl
Members
Forum Posts: 731
Member Since:
14 March 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

13. When I'm Sixty-Four - I actually like this song, especially the backing vocals but I needed a track on the bottom and this is it.

12. Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) - I like the reprise as it closes the "concept" of Sgt Pepper and it's a good song that doesn't go to long as well.

11. Lovely Rita - I like this song, even though it's silly but I still enjoy it.

10. She's Leaving Home - I like both Paul and John's vocals on this song and the lyrics are very well written.

9. Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - Much like Magical Mystery Tour this song works well as an intro to the album but this is a much better song and I love the guitar work on this song.

8. Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite - Fun imaginative track and I do feel like I am at the circus when I listen to it.

7. With A Little Help From My Friends - Maybe the best Ringo song as a Beatle. It is the perfect vehicle for him.

6. Within You Without You - I love the music and lyrics for this song. George had more than come into his own by this point.

5. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - Very psychedelic and very imaginative lyrics but I am a little sick of this song now but when I am in the mood I do really enjoy it. 

4. Getting Better - The chorus to this song is the highlight for me. The opening chords kind of remind me of She's A Woman , which isn't a bad thing.

3. Fixing A Hole - I used to not think much of this song but over the years it has really started to grow on me. I like the chorus especially.

2. Good Morning, Good Morning - I don't think many people like this song, especially John but I like it. I love Ringo's drumming, the guitar work, and the ending with all of the animal noises.

1. A Day In The Life - This song is a masterpiece. I love everything about this song. The lyrics, the backwards orchestra, and the end note. This song has a lot going for it and I yet to get sick of it.

And in the end the lunch you take is equal to the lunch you bake.

8 May 2017
3.02pm
Avatar
QuarryMan
Candlestick Park
Members
Forum Posts: 2296
Member Since:
26 January 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

13. Lovely Rita - the only song I dislike. I love the opening but the rest is filler.

12. Good Morning Good Morning - Love the guitar solo but would have been better as a shorter bonus track.

11. When I'm Sixty Four - Brilliant: witty, well arranged and melodic.

10. Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite ! - Love the fairground thing.

9. Within You Without You - Great orchestra/sitar combo 

8. Fixing A Hole - This one has grown on me a lot. Great guitar solo.

7. Sgt Pepper (reprise)

6. Sgt Pepper

5. She's Leaving Home - Seems like Ticket To Ride mixed with Eleanor Rigby .

4. Getting Better - Perfect pop.

3. With A Little Help - Just a great singalong.

2. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - love the psychedelia 

1. A Day In The Life - the perfect finale

The following people thank QuarryMan for this post:

iamthepaulrus

Tall, dark-haired QuarryMan likes basketball, music, and naturally, boys. He was a valuable participant on the track team. He is one of Freeport's great contributors to the recording world. As for the immediate future, QuarryMan has no plans, but will take life as it comes. 

 

20 June 2017
2.43pm
Avatar
Pineapple Fields
Reading the news today, oh boy
The Jacaranda
Members
Forum Posts: 28
Member Since:
15 June 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

13. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! (I can't stand this song. No idea why.)

12. Lovely Rita (it's alright, I think parts of it are fantastic)

11. Reprise (Nice way to close the concept, as others said)

10. Good Morning Good Morning (fantastic opening, the verses are meh to me)

9. When I'm Sixty-Four (second best of Paul's "granny shit," only losing to Honey Pie which I love.)

8. Fixing A Hole (extremely underrated track, very good lyrics)

7. Getting Better (Fantastic song all around)

6. She's Leaving Home (great story and great song.)

5.  Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band (it's a classic, great instrumentation)

4. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (masterpiece)

3. With A Little Help From My Friends (Great RINGO vocals)

2. Within You Without You (top 15 Beatles songs, the lyrics are the best they ever were.)

1. A Day In The Life (sends shivers up and down my spine. The best song of ALL TIME.)

21 June 2017
4.10am
Avatar
Flyingbrians
Robin Hood Country
Paris Olympia
Members
Forum Posts: 363
Member Since:
19 January 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Sgt Pepper is my favourite Beatles album so it's incredibly difficult to rank. I love every song!

My list:

13. When I'm Sixty-Four - Love the song but it comes last since i'm not the biggest fan of Paul's 'granny shit' songs. Miles better then Honey Pie for me though (that's one of my least favourite Beatles tracks). 

12. Sgt Pepper Reprise - Great little rocker and it ties into the concept aspect of the album brilliantly. I love the way how it falls into the mother of all songs...

11. Lovely Rita - I hate to have to put this song so low since I absolutely love it. It's one of the best songs on the album to singalong to.

10. Good Morning Good Morning - Again I love this song, however it used to be my least favourite at point. It took me a while to appreciate how great it is. It received one of the best treatments on the remix.

9. Sgt Pepper - Brilliant intro to the album, the only reason why it's this low is because it's been played so much.

8. Fixing A Hole - As people have rightly pointed out this is a very underrated song and a McCartney gem. 

7. Getting Better - Early on this used to be one of my favourites from the album. I guess i've probably heard it too much. I love the 'I used to be cruel' section.

6. She's Leaving Home - A truly beautiful, beautiful song. Again this song sounds superb on the remix. 

5. With A Little Help From My Friends - The best Ringo song of the Beatles catalogue. Again would probably be higher if it wasn't so overplayed. 

4. Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite ! - I don't understand why some fans dislike this song. For me it's John at his creative and witty best. It took me a while to appreciate it fully but now I love everything about it.

3. Within You Without You - Up there with George's best Beatles songs. It has the most philosophical lyrics of the whole album and the instrumental section is truly stunning. 

2. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - For me Sgt Pepper is an album about taking the listener on a journey. This song is a perfect example of this as the listener is effectively taken down a rabbit hole into a world of psychedlic fantasy. It's easily one of John's best songs. 

1. A Day In The Life - The best song on the album, the best Beatles song in general and my favourite song of all time. This song changed music forever. Is it one of the greatest pieces of music ever written? Quite possibly...

"And life flows on within you and without you" - George Harrison

25 July 2017
3.42pm
AvecPaix
NY
St Peters Church
Members
Forum Posts: 15
Member Since:
12 April 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
25 July 2017
7.07pm
Avatar
Dark Overlord
Nowhere Land
Rishikesh
Members
Forum Posts: 3810
Member Since:
9 March 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I can't believe i haven't done this yet:

13. She's Leaving Home

Genre:

Baroque Pop

This is definitely the worst song on this album and is up there with Good Night , Wild Honey Pie , and Her Majesty when it comes to The Beatles worst songs.

12. Within You Without You

Genre:

Eastern Music

George has written some great songs, While My Guitar Gently Weeps is a great example of this, but as with Love You To , i don't like it when he goes full sitar, George should stick to guitar.

11. With A Little Help From My Friends

Genre:

Pop Rock

Typically Ringo songs are sub par, this is no exception although Paul did some great bass work here on his Rickenbacker which is definitely the best part about the song.

10. When I'm 64

Genre:

Music Hall

Not a bad song but definitely not my cup of tea.

9. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Genre:

Psychedelic Rock

I like this one, whether it be Paul's organ, John's vocals, George's Fender, or Paul's excellent Lowery organ part, did i mention that great organ part by Paul and the lyrics are beautiful.

8. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite

Genre:

Psychedelic Carnival Music

If you want a song to play at your amusement park, then if it weren't copyrighted i'd recommend playing this one.

7. Getting Better

Genre:

Rock

This rocker is sure to make your day, it's getting better all the time when this song is on.

6. Lovely Rita

Genre:

Pop Rock

The only love song on the album and an interesting one too about Paul falling in love with a traffic warden after she gives him a ticket and you got to love those kazoo sounds that was made with a comb and toilet paper from the EMI restroom, i'm falling in love with this song just thinking about it.

5. Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

Genre:

Rock

The most rock song on this album, this song really gives a punch in a way that no other can. Unlike most other songs that contain various overdubs to obtain it's great sound, this song only contains John and George on guitar, Paul on bass, Ringo on drums, and all 4 Beatles singing, which i like.

4. Good Morning, Good Morning

Genre:

Psychedelic Rock

An underrated song this is but a classic nonetheless, mixing Fender guitars, bass, drums, tambourine, and a brass section in just the right way that it'll make you smile.

3. Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Genre:

Psychedelic Rock

I say we ask the question what's the most important thing about an album, that it has a great powerful high energy opener of course and this does just that with it's rocking attitude, this song is the start to a masterpiece and even has a French horn break before switching from the verse to the chorus.

2. Fixing A Hole

Genre:

Psychedelic Rock

Nothing quite like a laid back song with a harpsichord and overdriven electric guitars, especially when we're talking The Beatles, this song is among the best when it comes to The Beatles and few can top it.

Honorable Mentions:

Strawberry Fields Forever

Penny Lane

Only A Northern Song

1. A Day In The Life

Genre:

Psychedelic Rock

What a lovely powerful song that tells a great story, this song is epic, the song is very meaningful and it never gets old, this is the most popular song on the album and it deserves it because this is the best of all, The Beatles saved the best for last this time and they knew what they were doing when they recorded this masterpiece.

If you're reading this, you are looking for something to do.

Forum Timezone: America/Chicago
Most Users Ever Online: 597
Currently Online: Ahhh Girl, The Hole Got Fixed, sir walter raleigh, CakeMaestor
1
Guest(s)
Top Posters:
Starr Shine?: 15566
Ron Nasty: 9420
Necko: 7849
parlance: 7111
50yearslate: 6806
mr. Sun king coming together: 6403
AppleScruffJunior: 6190
Mr. Kite: 6147
trcanberra: 6045
mithveaen: 4621
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 87
Members: 2703
Moderators: 6
Admins: 2
Forum Stats:
Groups: 3
Forums: 44
Topics: 4739
Posts: 322287
Newest Members:
CakeMaestor, IzzyMissLizzy, SaltJr, cultoflennon, SteakWay
Moderators: Joe: 5048, Zig: 9805, meanmistermustard: 22113, Ahhh Girl: 18062, Beatlebug: 14804, The Hole Got Fixed: 6636
Administrators: Joe: 5048, Ellie: 4