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If Paul were to sing you one song
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Ahhh Girl
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21 September 2013 - 3.03am

If you had one shot at having Paul McCartney sing you one of his songs...any one you choose...which one would you request? Would your request be different if he were singing it just to you alone in a studio or if he were singing it to you on a stage at one of his concerts before a packed out stadium? So, yes, you can give 2 answers if needed, one for in a studio and one for at a concert. If your answer changes in a few weeks or months and this awesome opportunity hasn't presented itself to you already, you can update your choice(s).

In either setting, I'm requesting "English Tea".

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21 September 2013 - 3.22am

It would be Junk. And not the Singalong version.

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

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Ahhh Girl
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21 September 2013 - 3.32am

parlance said
It would be Junk. And not the Singalong version.

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I'd like to be there if he played it for you at a concert. I'd like to see your smile.

 

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21 September 2013 - 3.47am

And I certainly would! :-D

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

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trcanberra
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21 September 2013 - 5.01am

Interesting question.

Neil Young sang a song for me and a mate in Sydney a few months ago.  I had never seen him live in spite of being a fan since 1970 or so, and bought tickets when he and the Horse announced their tour down here.  He had a pretty stable setlist just prior to getting here, but there was a thread on one of the fansites about which song we would like to hear if we had the chance to request one from him.

So, long story short, I posted that I would love to hear "Prisoners of Rock and Roll" in Sydney, someone else replied they would love that too.  Lo and behold the first song in the encore Neil states "This one is especially for you" and he and the band launched into a (very) ragged version of the song they had not played live in years.  I was completely floored - while it is known that some of his staff post on that site (Thrasher's Wheat) I had never expected to hear the song at the concert.

So - you never know.  Hmm, Paul, can you pop around for that English Tea and regale us with either "Wanderlust" or "This One" - I can't quite decide which - maybe both - and I'll throw in an extra scone :)

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Ahhh Girl
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21 September 2013 - 2.51pm

Spectacular story a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 !

You picked out two excellent songs.

"What a pleasure it would be" if he performed one of our songs.

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21 September 2013 - 4.22pm

"I Will" when we're all alone; "Calico Skies" at concert. Heart skipping a beat just imagining it. Speaking of Imagine, that's what I'd have John sing to me if that were possible.

"And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make."

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22 September 2013 - 9.34pm

I'd actually want Paul to sing me a cover -- "Reminiscing" by Little River Band.  I've always thought that sounded like a perfect vehicle for his voice.  As for the harmony parts, since it's my fantasy, I'd also invite in Art Garfunkel and Emmylou Harris to sing along...

Faded flowers, wait in a jar, till the evening is complete... complete... complete... complete...

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22 September 2013 - 10.42pm

Funny Paper said
I'd actually want Paul to sing me a cover -- "Reminiscing" by Little River Band.  I've always thought that sounded like a perfect vehicle for his voice.  As for the harmony parts, since it's my fantasy, I'd also invite in Art Garfunkel and Emmylou Harris to sing along...

Nice song - and I agree, it would be interesting to see Paul give it a run, as long as he follows up with "Playing to Win" :)

 

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22 September 2013 - 11.46pm

Ok, ok....I'll be corny here.  Not based on it being the "best written" song...I'd pick "And I Love Her".  Being a fan-girl at the moment...OMG, could you imagine?  Those gorgeous eyes looking at you whilst singing those words??!  heartahdn_paul_02heart *swoons*

"....take a sad song & make it Meilleur"....

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Ahhh Girl
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22 September 2013 - 11.54pm

HeyTrud said
Ok, ok....I'll be corny here.  Not based on it being the "best written" song...I'd pick "And I Love Her".  Being a fan-girl at the moment...OMG, could you imagine?  Those gorgeous eyes looking at you whilst singing those words??!  heartahdn_paul_02heart *swoons*

I couldn't pick one of those kinds of songs because I would go into attack mode after the first 30 seconds.

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23 September 2013 - 9.04pm

HeyTrud said
Ok, ok....I'll be corny here.  Not based on it being the "best written" song...I'd pick "And I Love Her".  Being a fan-girl at the moment...OMG, could you imagine?  Those gorgeous eyes looking at you whilst singing those words??!  heartahdn_paul_02heart *swoons*

I typed out my post, and then thought better of it as everyone else was giving really well thought out and intelligent replies, and this is the song I said.

Wouldn't it be lovely.... a-hard-days-night-paul-7heart

 

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Ahhh Girl
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23 September 2013 - 9.11pm

fabfouremily said

HeyTrud said
Ok, ok....I'll be corny here.  Not based on it being the "best written" song...I'd pick "And I Love Her".  Being a fan-girl at the moment...OMG, could you imagine?  Those gorgeous eyes looking at you whilst singing those words??!  heartahdn_paul_02heart *swoons*

I typed out my post, and then thought better of it as everyone else was giving really well thought out and intelligent replies, and this is the song I said.

Wouldn't it be lovely.... a-hard-days-night-paul-7heart

 

Ahhhhhhhhh! I might have to give into the peer-pressure of you two and get him to do that song for me too...but only in the studio setting. Hot flash.

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28 September 2013 - 3.50pm
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TheBeatlesJohn
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28 September 2013 - 9.17pm

This is going to sound very mainstream, but Yesterday

It was basically the song that got me into The Beatles, and made Paul my favourite Beatle and it's my favourite Beatles song of all time

And it's the song that made me buy a guitar

Favourite band: The Beatles
Favourite song: Yesterday
Favourite album: Rubber Soul
Favourite member: Paul McCartney
Favourite solo career: John Lennon or Paul McCartney
Favourite solo career song: John Lennon - God or Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmas Time

Favourite songs on albums;
Please Please Me: There's A Place/Misery
With The Beatles: All My Loving/Please Mr Postman
A Hard Day's Night: If I Fell/And I Love Her
Beatles For Sale: No Reply/I'll Follow The Sun
Help!: Yesterday/I've Just Seen A Face
Rubber Soul: In My Life/Drive My Car/The Word
Revolver: She Said She Said/Here There And Everywhere
Sgt Pepper: Sgt Pepper/She's Leaving Home
Magical Mystery Tour: Your Mother Should Know/All You Need Is Love
White Album: Dear Prudence/Happiness Is A Warm Gun/Cry Baby Cry
Let It Be: Across The Universe/Get Back
Abbey Road: Come Together/Here Comes The Sun

:)

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28 September 2013 - 9.21pm

TheBeatlesJohn said
This is going to sound very mainstream, but Yesterday
It was basically the song that got me into The Beatles, and made Paul my favourite Beatle and it's my favourite Beatles song of all time
And it's the song that made me buy a guitar

No, I actually thought about that song myself. Its an wonderful song and its great you have a connection to it. apple01

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TheBeatlesJohn
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sky090909 said

TheBeatlesJohn said
This is going to sound very mainstream, but Yesterday
It was basically the song that got me into The Beatles, and made Paul my favourite Beatle and it's my favourite Beatles song of all time
And it's the song that made me buy a guitar

No, I actually thought about that song myself. Its an wonderful song and its great you have a connection to it. apple01

Thank you :) Indeed it is very wonderful

And hearing it for the first time on the video in Blackpool(You know, the one where George goes 'opportunity knocksa-hard-days-night-george-10' ) can really give a guy goosebumps

Favourite band: The Beatles
Favourite song: Yesterday
Favourite album: Rubber Soul
Favourite member: Paul McCartney
Favourite solo career: John Lennon or Paul McCartney
Favourite solo career song: John Lennon - God or Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmas Time

Favourite songs on albums;
Please Please Me: There's A Place/Misery
With The Beatles: All My Loving/Please Mr Postman
A Hard Day's Night: If I Fell/And I Love Her
Beatles For Sale: No Reply/I'll Follow The Sun
Help!: Yesterday/I've Just Seen A Face
Rubber Soul: In My Life/Drive My Car/The Word
Revolver: She Said She Said/Here There And Everywhere
Sgt Pepper: Sgt Pepper/She's Leaving Home
Magical Mystery Tour: Your Mother Should Know/All You Need Is Love
White Album: Dear Prudence/Happiness Is A Warm Gun/Cry Baby Cry
Let It Be: Across The Universe/Get Back
Abbey Road: Come Together/Here Comes The Sun

:)

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29 September 2013 - 1.06am

TheBeatlesJohn said

sky090909 said

TheBeatlesJohn said
This is going to sound very mainstream, but Yesterday
It was basically the song that got me into The Beatles, and made Paul my favourite Beatle and it's my favourite Beatles song of all time
And it's the song that made me buy a guitar

No, I actually thought about that song myself. Its an wonderful song and its great you have a connection to it. apple01

Thank you :) Indeed it is very wonderful

And hearing it for the first time on the video in Blackpool(You know, the one where George goes 'opportunity knocksa-hard-days-night-george-10' ) can really give a guy goosebumps

heart

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Funny Paper
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29 September 2013 - 11.23am

TheBeatlesJohn said

This is going to sound very mainstream, but Yesterday
It was basically the song that got me into The Beatles, and made Paul my favourite Beatle and it's my favourite Beatles song of all time
And it's the song that made me buy a guitar

Have you ever heard Ray Charles' version of "Yesterday"?  I hate to say this, but I almost like it better than Paul's.  It's very different of course; Paul goes for that monotone bleak sound to his voice to convey the sadness; Ray Charles as usual is more bluesy.

Faded flowers, wait in a jar, till the evening is complete... complete... complete... complete...

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TheBeatlesJohn
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29 September 2013 - 2.54pm

Funny Paper said
TheBeatlesJohn said

This is going to sound very mainstream, but Yesterday
It was basically the song that got me into The Beatles, and made Paul my favourite Beatle and it's my favourite Beatles song of all time
And it's the song that made me buy a guitar

Have you ever heard Ray Charles' version of "Yesterday"?  I hate to say this, but I almost like it better than Paul's.  It's very different of course; Paul goes for that monotone bleak sound to his voice to convey the sadness; Ray Charles as usual is more bluesy.

Just checked it out there

It sounds amazing :D I still don't like it as much as the original, though, but I can see why people would

Yeah, I agree about them sounding different

Both good though :)

Favourite band: The Beatles
Favourite song: Yesterday
Favourite album: Rubber Soul
Favourite member: Paul McCartney
Favourite solo career: John Lennon or Paul McCartney
Favourite solo career song: John Lennon - God or Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmas Time

Favourite songs on albums;
Please Please Me: There's A Place/Misery
With The Beatles: All My Loving/Please Mr Postman
A Hard Day's Night: If I Fell/And I Love Her
Beatles For Sale: No Reply/I'll Follow The Sun
Help!: Yesterday/I've Just Seen A Face
Rubber Soul: In My Life/Drive My Car/The Word
Revolver: She Said She Said/Here There And Everywhere
Sgt Pepper: Sgt Pepper/She's Leaving Home
Magical Mystery Tour: Your Mother Should Know/All You Need Is Love
White Album: Dear Prudence/Happiness Is A Warm Gun/Cry Baby Cry
Let It Be: Across The Universe/Get Back
Abbey Road: Come Together/Here Comes The Sun

:)

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