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Great outros (cool song endings)
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Zig
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20 June 2014 - 2.41pm

All great suggestions - let me add 'Twist And Shout'. I don't "air drum" to many songs, but the ending of 'TAW' leaves me no choice!a-hard-days-night-ringo-5

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20 June 2014 - 3.42pm

Zig said
All great suggestions - let me add 'Twist And Shout'. I don't "air drum" to many songs, but the ending of 'TAW' leaves me no choice!a-hard-days-night-ringo-5

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20 June 2014 - 6.10pm

@Starr Shine? -- I forgot all about Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite, a magical ending!  All You Need Is Love is also distinctive because of its playful experimentation with the otherwise hackneyed fade-out.

@Necko -- I also forgot about I Want You.  Another great idea the Beatles came up with:  just end a song at a random place without any rhyme or reason.

@Mr. Kite -- A Hard Day's Night is inspired (btw, the BB did have a thread about I Want You long ago)

@Bulldog -- Strawberry Fields Forever is another one that experiments with the fade-out, but not as cleverly as All You Need Is Love, imo.  I suppose that's all that could fit a song like that, but to me it's kind of cheating.

@Bongo -- the Helter Skelter ending is another memorable moment in music history.

@Ahhh Girl -- I hadn't thought about an overall assessment; it would take some time because for most songs I find I forgot and have to go to YouTube and click on the last few seconds to remind myself.  From the suggestions here already, I see I forgot how many good ones there were.  Maybe the real challenge is to find Beatles songs whose endings I don't like...

@Zig -- Twist And Shout to me shows the Beatles at their early stage consciously trying to be clever.  "Let's end this song a little differently from the norm".  I like it for that reason, the tempo change is nice; but it does seem a bit uninspired.

I'll add another one I like:  Piggies:  the harpsichord going through interesting final chord changes, the long pause, George saying "one more time", the stately classical string quartet doing a drawn-out traditional blues coda, the pig chomping and burping away.

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20 June 2014 - 6.52pm

I've always liked the violin doodlin' at the end of Don't Pass Me By and the madness of Hey Bulldog.

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20 June 2014 - 7.01pm

Here's an original choice for great song endings: A Day In The Life.

Please hold back your gasps of surprise.

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20 June 2014 - 7.53pm

It's so surprising it has already been mentioned haha.

When I'm trying to think of a cool ending, all of a sudden I've forgotten how they all end.

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20 June 2014 - 8.15pm

Oh man missed that from FP's post

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20 June 2014 - 8.20pm

'Anytime At All' ending amazed me as a kid wayback then. That 2-beat sustained piano chord they left out at the end.

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StrawberryFieldsForever
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20 June 2014 - 9.00pm

What about Free As A Bird? Why is the message played in reverse towards the end...sounds like Lennon saying 'I am John Lennon'.

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20 June 2014 - 10.05pm

The message says "made by John Lennon", well thats what i hear. It was probably a nod back to the studio days of reversing everything and sticking it in.

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20 June 2014 - 10.15pm

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 the original message is Turned out nice again, mother. They reversed it and it sounds like what we hear, so queer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F.....s_a_Bird 

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Funny Paper
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21 June 2014 - 12.37am

Father, I have sinned.  It's been years since my last confession:  Here goes... I never heard "Free As A Bird" before!  Wow, what a wonderful song.  How did I miss this one!!??  I'm floored. 

And yes, the ending is very neat.

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21 June 2014 - 12.39am

Anytime At All is quite subtle -- just two chords that sound different than the rest; but it works.

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21 June 2014 - 11.45am

Funny Paper said
Father, I have sinned.  It's been years since my last confession:  Here goes... I never heard "Free As A Bird" before!  Wow, what a wonderful song.  How did I miss this one!!??  I'm floored. 

And yes, the ending is very neat.

I, too, listened to it after joining this forum. It is very soothing and sad at the same time, perfect conclusion to Beatles' journey as a band. Like "Whatever happened to, the life that we once knew..." although it wasnt meant to refer to the group at first when John wrote it.

Also how can we forget the last rooftop version of Get Back and the impromptu lyrics of Paul! Classic it was, what with the police on the roof.a-hard-days-night-john-6

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22 June 2014 - 1.21pm

Love this thread. So much so that it got me thinking that we have a thread here already on this topic: "Great outros (song endings)" going back to January 2012.

http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....g-endings/.

Maybe our Mods can blend the two?

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22 June 2014 - 4.05pm

^merge complete

I love the remarks about Twist And Shout in this thread: posts 6, 7, 9, 10 (from the 1st go-around on the topic) and 21, 22, 23 (from the 2nd go-around on the topic).

(...calls up Twist And Shout...and begins to Twist...finally gets fingers back on keyboard to finish post.)

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22 June 2014 - 4.52pm

Ah, thanks Ahhh.  I forgot all about that "Outros" thread (I forgot about the word too)...

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22 June 2014 - 4.54pm

Funny Paper said

Ah, thanks Ahhh.  I forgot all about that "Outros" thread (I forgot about the word too)...

We all get by with a little help from our friends here on the forum. Yeah, ISWD busted out a big word for that thread title :-)

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9 October 2014 - 7.40am

I love the a capella version of “Because”, and the ending is sublime.

Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit” (“Perhaps one day it will be a pleasure to look back on even this”; Virgil, The Aeneid, Book 1, line 203, where Aeneas says this to his men after the shipwreck that put them on the shores of Africa)

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9 October 2014 - 11.20pm

Ok, the ending of Back In The USSR 'simply because it melts into Dear Prudencea-hard-days-night-paul-10a-hard-days-night-john-1

 

Or Sgt. Pepper that melts into With A Little Help From My Friends a-hard-days-night-paul-11a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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