1 July 2020
One thing I've noticed about Beatles fans is that the more "hardcore" of a fan they get, the more they appreciate John. A hardcore Beatles fan is basically someone who knows every Beatles song made as a group.
When I was a schoolboy, my favorite Beatles song was Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da . I loved Paul's stuff much more. But as I got more into the Beatles, I started to find that all the huge fans seem to dismiss Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da , When I'm 64, Honey Pie , and even Hello, Goodbye as "granny music", just like John said. I mean, I love John's music. In fact, my top 3 Beatles songs are all written by him. But I feel like songs like Hey Jude , Let It Be , Yesterday , and Hello Goodbye are considered "overrated." Some people even say that Paul wrote no good songs due to him not being a drugged-up acid maniac.
Personally, I think Hey Jude is amazing. And John thought so, too. He stated that it was some of Paul's best work.
Anyways, if people are going to hate on McCartney, they should be reminded that he's the richest musician ever to this date.
At least he's not as underrated as George...
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15 February 2015
I think that, in some sectors, it's just edgy and cool to like John, the edgy cool Beatle. Personally I can afford to give very, very few damns about trends in likingness and what's overrated and underrated.
I've found for myself that, as I've become more hardcore and gotten into the Beatles' individual post-breakup work, I've only come to appreciate Paul's output more and more.
George is still my favorite though.
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1 May 2011
After Paul has gone his body of work will be hugely reconsidered and seen for how exceptional it is. Currently he's generally viewed as the goofy thumbs-up lighter-of-the-two one who wrote some very corny hackwork songs whilst those who idolise John conveniently ignore anything that doesn't fit their image of him.
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14 June 2016
John and Paul fans can be tribal, but deep down, they still respect what the other brought to the table.
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24 February 2020
John is my favourite Beatle, but Paul's a close second.
Paul is one of my two favourite musicians of all time, along with Prince (note: I mean as far as pure musicianship goes, not necessarily artistry [both do rank highly for me in that regard though]).
Paul wrote some of my favourite Beatles songs, and also a few that I find grating.
but, take those songs away from their respective albums, and they're incomplete.
I'm not the biggest fan of, say, Ob-La-Di, but it just....wouldn't be The White Album without it.
1 July 2020
1 January 2017
I hope this doesn't sound too bad, but it feels like I only seem to really gravitate towards John for a short while around his two anniversaries, in terms of his solo music at least - I much prefer and listen more often to his Beatle compositions. Meanwhile, I've been Paul crazy for about two years and can happily immerse myself in most eras (except maybe the early 2000s/Heather years) of his work anytime. l also wouldn't say I took to appreciating John specifically as soon as I got deeper into them, but more I appreciated them all equally before going through a good few phases for all four being my favourite.
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18 April 2013
Since my divorce I haven’t listened to Paul. I heard the new album once. I don’t want to hear happy songs about romantic love.
I copied John and George to the iPod I take to work and I’ve been listening to John.
I can take hearing love songs about Yoko because in John’s words she was “like a bloke in drag” anyway.
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1 November 2013
I think each beatle deserves the same amount of respect
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14 June 2016
I will agree that I have learned to appreciate John's stuff much more now that I've listened to it more, but I don't think I appreciate Paul any less because of this.
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