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Favorite song on Rubber Soul?
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24 November 2011
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Easily Norwegian Wood is my favorite on this. Least favorite is Run For Your Life, even if George's guitar on it is good. Not crazy about What Goes On, but it's not terrible. Every else I like, but have varying degree of fatigue over because I've listened to them so much over the years. Honestly, as an album I've never loved Rubber Soul as much othr many other Beatles fan. I'm more of Revolver person. But can't live without Norwegian Wood.

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27 November 2011
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It's very difficult to say my favorite song on Rubber Soul LP. Especially since it is pretty much my favorite.. Or at least tied with Abbey Road and White Album.
I guess I would have to say: In My Life, or I'm Looking Through You, or Girl, or Michelle.. See its just too hard. What a great album! I think the only song I'm not too crazy about on the album is What goes on.

27 November 2011
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Rubber Soul is definitely one of my favorite albums and it's hard to choose between those great songs. But if I had to choose, I would pick Norwegian Wood, In My Life, Think For Yourself and Nowhere Man as my favorite songs. When I'm in the mood for singing, I love Drive My Car and Run For Your Life. IMO, the weakest songs on the album are What Goes On and Michelle - I find them both quite boring.

1 December 2011
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Rubber Soul is such a great album. Easily one of my favorites. Here is my ranking of the songs (on the Parlophone release) This was extremely tough!


                                14: What Goes On (sorry, Ringo)

                                13: Wait

                                12: Run For Your Life

                                11: Think For Yourself

                                10: I'm Looking Through You

                                  9: Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (Slighty overrated, in my opinion)

                                  8: Girl

                                  7: Michelle

                                  6: The Word

                                  5: Drive My Car

                                  4: If I Needed Someone (underrated)

                                  3: Nowhere Man

                                  2: You Won't See Me (underrated )                                                                          

                                  1: My favorite, In My Life

1 December 2011
Happiness is a warm gun
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A full list, since I'm bored at the moment:


1. Norwegian Wood

2. Girl

3. Nowhere Man

4. Michelle

5. The Word

6. Wait

7. Think For Yourself

8. I'm Looking Through You

9. In My Life

10. If I Needed Someone

11. Drive My Car

12. What Goes On

13. You Won't See Me

14. Run For Your Life

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1 December 2011
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1. Michelle

2. Girl

3. I'm Looking Through You

4. Drive My Car

5. In My Life

6. Nowhere Man

7. Run For Your Life

8. The Word

9. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

10. Think For Yourself

11. Wait

12. If I Needed Someone

13. What Goes On

14. You Won't See Me

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1 December 2011
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1. The Word.

2. Think For Yourself

3. Wait/Nowhere Man

4. Drive My Car


I seem to listen to these the most. Rubber Soul is one of my favorite Beatles albums after all...

6 December 2011
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My favorite is Girl. Rubber Soul is my favorite Beatles album.

11 December 2011
Penny Lane
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I absolutely adore Girl.

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11 December 2011
The Star-Club
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In My Life is great. Then again, all of them are great. And The Word. The only song I don't listen to on that album is What Goes On, sorry Ringo!

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19 December 2011
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My ranking:

14) Run For Your Life

13) Wait

12) Girl

11) The Word

10) What Goes On

9) Michelle

8) Norwegian Wood (This Bird has Flown)

7) You Won't See Me

6) I'm Looking Through You

5) Think For Yourself

4) If I Needed Someone

3) Drive My Car

2) In My Life

1) Nowhere Man

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20 January 2012
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I decided to post what I think first before reading the thread to see how I compare.


I LOVE Rubber Soul. Another album that I wasn't to fond of when I first got it but grew to love it. If I had to pick my favorite songs it would be....top 5 atleast


1.) Nowhere Man

2.) Think For Yourself

3.) Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

4.) Drive My Car

5.) In My Life


Wow, that was harder than I thought it would be!

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1 February 2012
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In My Life: Overall Best Beatles song. Also Wait.a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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11 February 2012
Elmore James
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In my life. Not just the best song on the album, but among the very best John Lennon songs. Superb.a-hard-days-night-john-1

24 March 2012
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I have to say If I Needed Someone. I love the middle eight; very deep sounding.heartThe harmonies are great throughout the album, but this is my favourite. Nowhere Man is a close second with the opening harmony.

23 July 2012
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14. What Goes On
13. I'm Looking Through You
12. If I Needed Someone
11. You Won't See Me
10. In My Life
9. The Word
8. Run For Your Life
7. Wait
6. Drive My Car
5. Think For Yourself
4. Norwegian Wood
3. Michelle
2. Nowhere Man
1. Girl
I generally like all of them though.

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-John Lennon

24 July 2012
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14 - Run For Your Life

13 - If I Needed Someone

12 - Wait

11 - What Goes On

10 - Nowhere Man

9 - Think For Yourself

8 - The Word

7 - I'm Looking Through You

6 - Michelle

5 - You Won't See Me

4- Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

3 - In My Life

2 - Drive My Car

1 - Girl

24 July 2012
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13-What Goes On
12-Norwegian Wood (I like the Anthology version with Paul singing the middle-eignt lead but the Rubber Soul version, I don't like it very much)
11-Think For Yourself
9-You Won't See Me
8-Drive My Car
7-Run For Your Life
5-If I Needed Someone
4-The Word
3-In My Life
2-I'm Looking Through You
1-Nowhere Man

Generally I like Rubber Soul very much, I prefer it over Revolver. It's my third favourite beatles album not counting naked and my fourth favourite counting naked

1. Abbey Road
2. White Album
(3. Let It Be... Naked)
3./4. Rubber Soul

I think Rubber Soul is John's best album, it's probaby the only beatles album in which my favourite song is by john (not counting yellow submarine in which Hey Bulldog is my favourite) and in which I prefer john's songs over paul's

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24 July 2012
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In My Life, lyrics... lyrics are just beautiful. On 2nd place Norwegian Wood and on 3rd If I Needed Someone (though 3rd place is always changing).

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31 July 2012
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It's hard to beat Rubber Soul/Revolver for a 1-2 punch...

I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

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