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Ranking all 30 songs from The White Album
21 January 2016
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Granted, I've only been a big-time Beatles fan for less than a year, so my opinions are liable to change.  But here's the scoreboard so far.

  1. Still My Guitar Gently Weeps -- My favorite Beatles song.  This masterpiece just speaks for itself.
  2. Happiness Is A Warm Gun -- Dreamy, orgasmic, subdued, bitter, witty.  That's Lennon.
  3. Helter Skelter -- Excellent hard abrasive rock song.  Should've been the 1st or 2nd track.
  4. Revolution 1 -- Pretty iconic, listenable, acknowledge's the bands place in the counterculture.
  5. Piggies -- This may be most angelic gorgeous little passive-aggressive piece ever.
  6. Back In The USSR -- This is the frantic energetic Paul that I love.
  7. Dear Prudence -- Has a nice grungy sound.
  8. Blackbird -- The best of the soft acoustic tracks.
  9. Everybody’s Got Something To Hide -- This is Lennon being punchy.  I really like it.
  10. Long, Long, Long
  11. I’m So Tired -- The relateable story of a burnt out addict.
  12. Birthday -- A solid rock song.
  13. Mother Nature’s Son
  14. Sexy Sadie
  15. The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill -- It's unique, good lyrics, catchy hook.  Underrated.
  16. Yer Blues -- They got this mock-tune in just before the rise of Led Zeppelin.
  17. Glass Onion -- Kinda cool.
  18. Cry Baby Cry
  19. Julia
  20. Savoy Truffle -- It's a well-done song but I still need to break into it.
  21. Wild Honey Pie -- It's bizarre, slap-happy, boisterous, gets a little too much hate.
  22. Revolution 9 -- Experimental, strange.  Interesting for what it's worth.
  23. Good Night -- It's really beautiful but the execution is shaky.
  24. I Will -- Generic
  25. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da - Was this seriously the longest song to make?
  26. Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?
  27. Don’t Pass Me By -- Ringo's singing is just off here
  28. Martha My Dear
  29. Honey Pie -- zzz....
  30. Rocky Raccoon

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You're one of the few that doesn't have Revolution 9 dead last haha.   I'm with you though, I find it interesting.  

23 January 2016
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There is worse material on the 'White Album ' than 'Revolution 9 '. 'The Continually Dull Story of Bungalow Bill' being one.

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

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meanmistermustard said
There is worse material on the 'White Album ' than 'Revolution 9 '. 

Ha-ha, I think most will disagree with you buddy!  a-hard-days-night-paul-11Every time I “try” to listen to it, I just cannot get through it.  It’s just noise. paul-mccartney

To the Op, I can’t believe you rate 8 songs lower than Rev 9 a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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Wonder why people like ranks so much?

Revolution 9 is better than Wild Honey Pie .

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23 January 2016
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Bongo said

meanmistermustard said
There is worse material on the 'White Album ' than 'Revolution 9 '. 

Ha-ha, I think most will disagree with you buddy!  a-hard-days-night-paul-11Every time I “try” to listen to it, I just cannot get through it.  It’s just noise. paul-mccartney

To the Op, I can’t believe you rate 8 songs lower than Rev 9 a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

At least Revolution 9 is unique.  I'd take that over a generic-Paul-song like Honey Pie and the head scratcher known as Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

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'Revolution 9 ' is very good at what its meant to be; the problem is that most people approach it as a song and treat it as such when its not. I'd rather have a sound collage that produces some thought and feeling upon listening than dull tracks that do nothing more than bug me.

Personally i'd take 'Revolution 9 ' above 'Birthday ', 'Julia ' (aside from one verse), 'Good Night ' and 'Bungalow Bill' if I had to opt between them. Some days i'd take it above 'Ob-La-Di/Da'. I'm firmly in the 'Wild Honey Pie ' fan club what with my membership card, badge and recipe pamphlet. 

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meanmistermustard said
I'm firmly in the 'Wild Honey Pie ' fan club what with my membership card, badge and recipe pamphlet. 

Can I join?

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I can never remember what Julia sounds like. My brain switches over to Martha My Dear or I Will .

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Derek_Francis said

meanmistermustard said
I'm firmly in the 'Wild Honey Pie ' fan club what with my membership card, badge and recipe pamphlet. 

Can I join?

Yip. Free to join. Not that I can remember who is running it nowadays. Someone here must know.

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meanmistermustard said
There is worse material on the 'White Album ' than 'Revolution 9 '. 'The Continually Dull Story of Bungalow Bill' being one.

I actually enjoy The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill , well better than Revolution 9 ! But, I'm not saying Rev. 9 is the worst. Since I haven't given my best listen yet and taken all the songs in much yet, I'll make a ranking when I can/have the effort to

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meanmistermustard said

Derek_Francis said

meanmistermustard said
I'm firmly in the 'Wild Honey Pie ' fan club what with my membership card, badge and recipe pamphlet. 

Can I join?

Yip. Free to join. Not that I can remember who is running it nowadays. Someone here must know.

Y'know, I think I joined at some point a way while back, but I can't remember ahdn_paul_01

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There's an automatically-generated Facebook page for Wild Honey Pie and about sixty-five people like it.  

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Silly Girl echoed Annadog40 
Wonder why people like ranks so much?

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It verges from the sublime to the ridiculote

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Looks like @Pineapple Records in his earlier personna as Funny Paper suggested the Wild Honey Pie Fan Club. http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....-3/#p82884

Then a few pages later... http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....-5/#p84053

Then there is this interesting post. http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....-9/#p93965

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How come nobody else, except for Derek Francis, has ranked all the songs on this album? I just did it, and it turned out to be much easier than ranking the songs on Pepper or With the Beatles (the other two I have ranked the songs on so far). Here is my list (italics indicate that I picked the song as one of the 14 in the "White Album as a single disc" thread):

  1. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  2. I Will
  3. Happiness Is A Warm Gun
  4. Martha My Dear
  5. Dear Prudence
  6. Yer Blues
  7. Cry Baby Cry (with Can You Take Me Back)
  8. Blackbird
  9. Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey
  10. Revolution 1
  11. Helter Skelter
  12. Sexy Sadie
  13. Long, Long, Long
  14. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
  15. I'm So Tired
  16. Savoy Truffle
  17. Piggies
  18. Rocky Raccoon
  19. Revolution 9
  20. Back In The USSR
  21. Glass Onion
  22. Good Night
  23. Honey Pie
  24. The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
  25. Why Don't We Do It in the Road
  26. Don't Pass Me By
  27. Birthday
  28. Mother Nature's Son
  29. Julia
  30. Wild Honey Pie

One interesting thing I just realised about the list above is that it has only 5 Paul songs on the upper half and only 5 John songs on the lower half. I hope it doesn't seem like dislike Paul, because i don't. As you can see, half of my top 4 on The White Album are Paul songs.

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listen to birthday again. sing along as loud as you can. i'm sure it will move up on your list. very fun song

my ranking:

Sexy Sadie

Happiness Is A Warm Gun

Cry Baby Cry

Martha My Dear

im so tired

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Rocky Raccoon

blackbird

Glass Onion

Yer Blues

Savoy Truffle

birthday

Revolution 1

long long long

Dear Prudence

i will

Back In The USSR

The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill

mother natures son

Honey Pie

ob la di ob la da

Piggies

everybodys got something to hide

goodnight

Julia

helter skelter

why don't we do it in the road

Wild Honey Pie

Revolution 9

dont pass me by

 

and i think john totally killed on the White Album . no offense paul

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sir walter raleigh said
listen to birthday again. sing along as loud as you can. i'm sure it will move up on your list. very fun song

I have listened to that song a lot and I often enjoy it, but there is something about it that annoys me a little. I think it's repetitive and I don't like the lyrics that much, probably because I'm not a big fan of birthday parties. Anyway, one day I might have change my opinion on that song. There are songs, both by The Beatles and others, that I really disliked before that are among my favourites now.

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also i realized after making my list how difficult it is to rank high on a White Album ranking! 

so many good songs

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