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Ranking all the songs on With The Beatles
21 March 2019
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Quarry Man’s view is mine too exactly……..

Ooops it’s upside-down !!!!!!

(Just joking)

Categorically concur QM……That’s rare for me.  

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Wigwam said

Quarry Man’s view is mine too exactly……..

 

Ooops it’s upside-down !!!!!!

 

(Just joking)

 

Categorically concur QM……That’s rare for me.  

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"Was she told when she was young
That pain would lead to pleasure?
Did she understand it when they said
That a man must break his back
To earn his day of leisure?"

- John Lennon, "Girl"

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I’m gonna be honest, despite my relatively low ratings of the songs, I went back and listen to the album to do this, and I remember it being much worse than what I heard.

14) Not A Second Time – just one of those Beatles songs that feel like some of the single most uninspired entries throughout their catalogue. throw it in the garbage, garbage melodies, garbage execution. 1/10

13) Roll Over Beethoven – with all respect to the late genius, this was never a favourite of mine when it came to Chuck Berry songs, and the Beatles butchered it even further. it sounds flat, and for its short length, it feels long and derivative as hell. worst cover by them. 2/10

12) Devil In Her Heart – which one was that again? 2/10

11) Little Child – boring and childish, even if the right amount of energy is there. still not a fun experience. 3/10

10) Don’t Bother Me – when I listen to All Things Must Pass , one of my favourite albums of all time, it makes me think that of course Paul isn’t dead, it was George who died and was replaced, because he used to write such lame songs lol. 4/10

9) You Really Got A Hold On Me – it’s fine, I suppose, but it wouldn’t make the cut under my management. 4/10

8) Please Mr. Postman – it’s great, but that’s just because Please Mr. Postman is already a timeless classic, and the Beatles aren’t playing the song way better than the original as it was the case on Twist And Shout , for comparison. I’ll subtract points because there is no Beatles arrangement to the track, is just the Marvelette’s song, but with guys singing it. 5/10

7) Hold Me Tight – decent I guess. like, I wouldn’t skip it. still, not even close to their best material. 5/10

6) I Wanna Be Your Man – the lyrics are stupid and it’s ok if you don’t like the song because of it. but I personally always thought the instrumentation and pace of this song is one of the best recorded tracks on the early Beatles era. I just think the energy is there, and the simplicity adds to it in a weird sense. 6/10

5) All My Loving – I don’t think it’s overrated, I just think it’s not for me. I can understand why it’s a classic, I respect it, and when I went to see Paul McCartney I singed my lungs out to it. but I don’t listen to it on a regular basis. 6/10

4) Till There Was You – I know it’s a cover, but I think it’s well executed, and kind of an odd choice to chose to make a cover on by Paul. a song from The Music Man. pretty beautiful. 6/10

3) It Won’t Be Long – on the surface, it feels like a cash-in attempt on the success of She Loves You , a much better song. but taking a closer look, actually, apart from the chorus, which is terrible, the verses has some impressively decent melody progressions. I can say I like it. 6/10

2) Money (That’s What I Want) – a great John vocal performance, and an interesting song to make a cover about, considering the topic. the piano motiv is great, and the vocal ad libs are great. 7/10

1) All I’ve Got To Do – actually beautiful. with great melodies, even if the vocal performance is a little rough. a great song, that sells the tone of the album on its best shape. a very grown up sort of writing considering the age and experience of the Beatles at that time, which was little. 8/10

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Best

You Really Got A Hold On Me

It Won’t Be Long

All My Loving

Devil In Her Heart

Till There Was You

Money

I Wanna Be Your Man

Little Child

Please Mr Postman

All I’ve Got To Do

Not A Second Time

Roll Over Beethoven

Don’t Bother me

Hold Me Tight

Worst

By the way, I put Hold Me Tight on my Top 10 Beatles Songs list as a joke, since the song isn’t very good. The backing track is nice, but the vocals and lyrics are lacking.

Elmore James' got nothing on this baby!

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Time for the ranks hype

 

All My Loving – Such a good song, so cute

 

Till There Was You – When I first watched the Music Man, hearing this song pop up shocked me. I didn’t realize it was from there. Does

 

Roll Over Beethoven – Lots of Energy, gotta dance now.

 

Mr. Post Man – Backing vocals are pretty good in this one.

 

Don’t Bother Me – This song is such a mood

 

I Wanna Be Your Man – Ringo good job

 

Hold Me Tight – idk mmm, this song got energy it is a bop.

 

Won’t Be Long – Got Hype, Got Energy

 

Not A Second Time – Pretty much Devil In Her Heart but slightly better

 

Devil In Her Heart – Rip my heart, why would you take your chances vs someone who RIPS YOUR HEART OUT!!

 

Bad Boy – Nice vocals

 

All I Gotta Do – Slower and oh man Beatles stereo the hard panning. Good for people editing their music

 

Money (That’s what I want) – Oh man if the Beatles did a cover of Diamonds are a girl’s best friend instead of this would be funny.

 

Really got a hold on me – So slowwwwwwwwwwww

 

Little Child – I don’t like old adults hooking up with a ‘Little Child ’. Unlike their other more uncomfortable songs, it doesn’t slap hard enough to ignore the lyrics. If I could ignore lyrics, it would be higher than All I Gotta Do

 

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Starr Shine? said

Hold Me Tight – idk mmm, this song got energy it is a bop.

I agree. Hold Me Tight is fun. 

Little Child – I don’t like old adults hooking up with a ‘Little Child ’. Unlike their other more uncomfortable songs, it doesn’t slap hard enough to ignore the lyrics. If I could ignore lyrics, it would be higher than All I Gotta Do

It’s very weird for grown adults to be singing like that about a little kid. I don’t understand how they could write it and think the lyrics were okay to actually put on an album. Pretty creepy, honestly. 

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Little Piggy Dragonguy said

Starr Shine? said

Hold Me Tight – idk mmm, this song got energy it is a bop.

I agree. Hold Me Tight is fun. 

Little Child – I don’t like old adults hooking up with a ‘Little Child ’. Unlike their other more uncomfortable songs, it doesn’t slap hard enough to ignore the lyrics. If I could ignore lyrics, it would be higher than All I Gotta Do

It’s very weird for grown adults to be singing like that about a little kid. I don’t understand how they could write it and think the lyrics were okay to actually put on an album. Pretty creepy, honestly. 

Also there is a hidden secret in this post see if you can FIND IT!

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It’s the language used at the time and there are numerous other examples, the immediate one that comes to mind is ‘Young Girl’ by Gary Puckett & The Union Gap which was released 5 years after ‘Little Child ‘. ABBA were singing ‘Does Your Mother Know‘ in the 70’s.

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@Starr Shine? Is the inclusion of Bad Boy the hidden secret?

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it’s kinda funny doing this one seeing as it’s my least favourite Beatles album, but here goes!

  1. It Won’t Be Long (I love the energy on this one)
  2. You Really Got A Hold On Me
  3. All I’ve Got To Do
  4. All My Loving (I really like John’s playing on this song)
  5. Don’t Bother Me (same George, same)
  6. Please Mister Postman
  7. Little Child
  8. I Wanna Be Your Man
  9. Till There Was You
  10. Hold Me Tight
  11. Money (That’s What I Want)
  12. Roll Over Beethoven
  13. Devil In Her Heart
  14. Not A Second Time

going through this album again made me appreciate it a bit more this time around, but I still mostly just like the first four songs and a couple of the covers

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