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Paul's Favorite Ringo Songs... What Are Yours?
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I have two favourites, Only You, which is a cracking Ringo vocal, sounds simple until you try it and has more than a little Nilsson influence. It's a brilliant cover. The other is more a car-crash type favourite Stop And Take The Time To Smell The Roses, a desperate sort of novelty song which depends more on the accompanying video than it should, but I don't mind a silly song now and then. Also, hunt up the original vocal take, which is also bizarre.

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To the fountain of perpetual mirth, let it roll for all its worth. And all the children boogie.

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ewe2 said
I have two favourites, Only You, which is a cracking Ringo vocal, sounds simple until you try it and has more than a little Nilsson influence. It's a brilliant cover. The other is more a car-crash type favourite Stop And Take The Time To Smell The Roses, a desperate sort of novelty song which depends more on the accompanying video than it should, but I don't mind a silly song now and then. Also, hunt up the original vocal take, which is also bizarre.

I really like 'Stop And Take The Time To Smell The Roses' due to how much fun it is and Ring just starts shouting at places, reminds me of the end of 'Always Look At The Bright Side Of Life'.

Here's the promo.

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-10: "STOP!...and take the time to buy this album."

Priceless.

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That was straaaaaaange a-hard-days-night-ringo-4

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"...Stop! and take the time to buy this album, so I can plant roses and smell 'em all day long..."

Oh Ringo, you so silly! I'm still chuckling. =D

(corrected the song lyric haha)

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My personal favorites are Back Off Boogaloo, Occapella, Postcards From Paradise, and The Little Drummer Boy from the selection that I've heard so far

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I'll list a few of my favorites, I'm just starting to find more of his music. Love his laid back mellow chill style and the silly stuff too. This list will get much longer as time goes on.

Woman of the Night, No No Song, Liverpool 8, Everyone Wins, Act Naturally , Instant Amnesia, It Don't Come Easy, Photograph, Back off Boogaloo, Wrack My Brain, Snookeroo, Goodnight Vienna, Free Drinks - I keep adding them as I find 'em, but I'll stop now.

That said, I highly recommend his "Very Best Of" CD. It's awesome. Oo-Wee...... a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

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I really like this outtake from 'Beaucoups of Blues'. Ringo's voice suits it brilliantly.

 

Ringo really should go back and record a follow up to 'Beaucoups of Blues'; it's not like it would affect sales if no one liked the change away from everything since 'Time Takes Time'.

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Yeah he should, maybe not so many tragic lyrics this time around though!

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From this article

A third track features Dave Stewart, which was originally written for a country album they intended to work on together before Ringo’s current All-Starr tour was scheduled. “We thought, ‘Well, we’ll get some songs together,’ so we did,” Starr says. “So there’s stuff around. We’ll do the country album another time now. There’s lots you can do.”

I hope he does get around to another country album.

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I can't possibly narrow it down to just two....but I'll pick two from his early solo years and two from the 2000s. Seems fair, no?

 

Woman of the Night

Wrack My Brain

 

Liverpool 8

Everyone Wins

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Edit: I lied, going to add one of my favorite covers since I consider those in a different league.

 

You're Sixteen

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As much as the lyrics are as depressing as they come I really do like the song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?.....0jKR8JmQB4

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I can't decide so I'll do one from each album

 

Dream

Loser's Lounge

Sunshine Life For Me

Call Me

Cryin

Gave It All Up

Tonight

Private Property

Picture Show Life

After All These Years

King Of Broken Hearts

Dear Santa

What Love Wants To Be

Me and You

Love Is/R U Ready

Walk With You

In Liverpool

You Bring The Party Down

Laughable

 

and for the non album tracks

 You Can't Fight Lightning

Don't Be Cruel

You'll Never Know

Just A Dream

 

and the unreleased songs that found their way on youtube

Stormy Weather

I've Changed My Mind

The Wishing Book

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Von Bontee said
I doubt I'd be able to find anything to top "Early 1970" though. Is this the best song about the Beatles by a former Beatle?

'God ' would get my vote, but these two are certainly connected...  Leave it to John to state the cold hard reality of the situation and boldly declare to the world that "The Dream is Over"...  but thankfully, Rings quickly dismisses this notion soon afterwards by simply dreaming on and we all followed the oldest and wisest of all Beatles in the process...:-)

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my favourites are I'm the greatest, The Little Drummer Boy, no no song, call me and postcards from paradise. 

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At the time of writing: 

Six O'Clock 

Goodnight Vienna

Never Without You

Just A Dream (listened to this for first time the other day and I love it!)

Tonight (because it's an Ian McLagan song)

I'm The Greatest 

I Was Walkin' 

Drowning In The Sea of Love

You're Sixteen

Step Lightly

It Don't Come Easy 

Old Time Re-Loving 

Stop and Take the Time to Smell the Roses

"Some kind of happiness is measured out in miles... " 

 2017: 

 
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It Don't Come Easy
Never Without You
Early 1970
Back Off Boogaloo
Photograph
(and from the Beatles' days, Octopus's Garden )

How many songs has Ringo written or co-written?  It must be quite a large number in total.

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Weight of the World, I'm the Greatest, and It Don't Come Easy.

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I haven't heard a whole lot of Ringo's solo stuff yet ahdn_paul_01 but here are my current favourites, in no particular order:

- You're Sixteen

- Oh My My

- Sunshine Life For Me (Sail Away Raymond)

- The No No Song

- Love Don't Last Long

- Woman of the Night

- Silent Homecoming

- I'm the Greatest

- You and Me (Babe)

- Early 1970

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