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12 December 2018
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I absolutely love The Beatles music, but it’s very hard to place. Some people classify it as Pop, and some people choose to call it Rock. Personally, I think it is a combination of Pop, R/B, Rock, Pop-Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock,and Classic Rock. And I know that their style definitely changed through time. Any thoughts?

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12 December 2018
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silverhammerYT said
I absolutely love The Beatles music, but it’s very hard to place. Some people classify it as Pop, and some people choose to call it Rock. Personally, I think it is a combination of Pop, R/B, Rock, Pop-Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock,and Classic Rock. And I know that their style definitely changed through time. Any thoughts?  

This is a great point. I have always seen it classified as "rock" or "classic rock" but in the sixties it was "pop" but nothing really fits. Helter Skelter may be rock, but it is not pop, at least not by today's standards. Yesterday could be considered pop (but it's so above that!) but it is not rock. It just isn't. To me, the Beatles are a genre all their own. a-hard-days-night-george-10

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12 December 2018
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silverhammerYT said
I absolutely love The Beatles music, but it’s very hard to place. Some people classify it as Pop, and some people choose to call it Rock. Personally, I think it is a combination of Pop, R/B, Rock, Pop-Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock,and Classic Rock. And I know that their style definitely changed through time. Any thoughts?  

I’d categorize it as pop-rock. Rock that is consistently topping the charts. They also went into a plethora of subcategories such as folk rock, psychedelic rock, baroque rock, and rockabilly. 

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12 December 2018
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In general, i'd say pop rock. They combined the best elements of both pop rock and made great music. However, there are exceptions, such as Helter Skelter , which best fits in with the garage rock/proto-punk genre.

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