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A song that blew you away when you first heard it
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No Reply ‘ is one I played endlessly upon first hearing; being the first track on ‘BFS’ helped as it was on cassette so easy to find the start of the song. That would have been about 28 years ago and I still adore it.

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No Reply ‘ is one I played endlessly upon first hearing; being the first track on ‘BFS’ helped as it was on cassette so easy to find the start of the song. That would have been about 28 years ago and I still adore it.

  

My initial hearing of that song was tainted, because by the time I finally heard the real full song in the mid-80s (on “Beatles ’65”), I’d already heard the first verse sung 90000 times (by fake Dutch moptops) in the godawful “Stars on 45” medley five years previous. 

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When it comes to mind, Let it Be is the song I first listened to when I was young! 🙂

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What You’re Doing. The harmonising and solo are just out of this world.

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This period has some great little Byrds style riffs as well, but the Beatles’ feel stronger and heavier while the Byrds’ riffs are almost lingering into the clouds. George was surely taking influence from McGuinn during Rubber Soul , yet Beatles For Sale predate Feel A Whole Lot Better by a couple of months. Interesting connection if there is one, as What You’re Doing is very Byrds-esque

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Rain because of Ringo’s drums, the vocals and the lyrics.

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I’ve said this before, I think, but hearing In My Life for the first time hit me for six. It was like an epiphany, a life affecting experience. I sat down thinking about it afterwards for a good while. I don’t post lies. This is all true.

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Timothy said
I’ve said this before, I think, but hearing In My Life for the first time hit me for six. It was like an epiphany, a life affecting experience. I sat down thinking about it afterwards for a good while. I don’t post lies. This is all true.

  

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As I recall, I Want You (She’s So Heavy) blew my mind when I heard it. I couldn’t imagine that a band from the sixties could’ve made a song so cosmically epic and heavy. 

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So many beatles songs are mic drop moments, but,  the first one for me was The Fool On The Hill . I can remember being very young maybe 5 or 6yrs old and the song was being played either on the radio or an  album in the house,  I can clearly remember stopping mid activity to listen, because it captured my attention completely, I felt  mesmerised the story. It was the very first Pop Song I paid attention to.

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So many beatles songs are mic drop moments, but,  the first one for me was The Fool On The Hill . I can remember being very young maybe 5 or 6yrs old and the song was being played either on the radio or an  album in the house,  I can clearly remember stopping mid activity to listen, because it captured my attention completely, I felt  mesmerised the story. It was the very first Pop Song I paid attention to.

  

I think because those types of songs hit our soul, and are universal in the way they appeal to people’s circumstances.

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All My Loving   58 years ago last night. Opening song of the Beatles performance on the Ed Sullivan Show. I was just 10 years old in my pajamas.

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I can remember listening to “This Boy ” for the first time while watching a video of the Beatles’ second performance on the Ed Sullivan show ( – This Boy begins on 3:16). I turned the video on and then went to do something else while listening to the music. So it began with “She loves you”, and then when the second song came in, I was trying to recognize it, but I just couldn’t! When they began singing “that boy, took my love away” I thought, “oh, it might be that This Boy song” (I already knew there was an early beatles song called This Boy , but I had never heard it before). Through the song I had my first opinion about it like “oh, nice melody but nothing really special about it”. But then I heard John singing “till he’s seen you cry-yyyyyy!!” and I was absolutely blown away with it and then I ran back to the video and I couldn’t stop going ten seconds back just to hear John (literally) scraming this line. I was really impressed with the song and it instantly became one of my favs. This happened about 4 months ago, and since then I listen to it every single day. 

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I can remember listening to “This Boy ” for the first time while watching a video of the Beatles’ second performance on the Ed Sullivan show. I turned the video on and then went to do something else while listening to the music. So it began with “She loves you”, and then when the second song came in, I was trying to recognize it, but I just couldn’t! When they began singing “that boy, took my love away” I thought, “oh, it might be that This Boy song” (I already knew there was an early beatles song called This Boy , but I had never heard it before). Through the song I had my first opinion about it like “oh, nice melody but nothing really special about it”. But then I heard John singing “till he’s seen you cry-yyyyyy!!” and I was absolutely blown away with it and then I ran back to the video and I couldn’t stop going ten seconds back just to hear John (literally) scraming this line. I was really impressed with the song and it instantly became one of my favs. This happened about 4 months ago, and since then I listen to it every single day. 

  

There is a video of a live performance of This Boy , where during the bridge, John raises his eyebrows when hitting one of the high notes. It looks like he is mildly surprised he nails it, lol. It is one of my favorite Beatles videos for that moment! It also made me a big fan of the song!

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I listen to This Boy a ton, too. I think it’s a perfect song, in terms of emotion and harmonising.

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Timpetus said

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I can remember listening to “This Boy ” for the first time while watching a video of the Beatles’ second performance on the Ed Sullivan show. I turned the video on and then went to do something else while listening to the music. So it began with “She loves you”, and then when the second song came in, I was trying to recognize it, but I just couldn’t! When they began singing “that boy, took my love away” I thought, “oh, it might be that This Boy song” (I already knew there was an early beatles song called This Boy , but I had never heard it before). Through the song I had my first opinion about it like “oh, nice melody but nothing really special about it”. But then I heard John singing “till he’s seen you cry-yyyyyy!!” and I was absolutely blown away with it and then I ran back to the video and I couldn’t stop going ten seconds back just to hear John (literally) scraming this line. I was really impressed with the song and it instantly became one of my favs. This happened about 4 months ago, and since then I listen to it every single day. 

  

There is a video of a live performance of This Boy , where during the bridge, John raises his eyebrows when hitting one of the high notes. It looks like he is mildly surprised he nails it, lol. It is one of my favorite Beatles videos for that moment! It also made me a big fan of the song!

  

I’ve seen this performance too, I guess it’s the Morecambe & Wise Show one! Another song that really got me that way was “Anna (go to him)” when John sings “what am I, what am I supposed to do, whoa oh oh oh oh oh!” in the bridge part (funny to see that the best part of most of their early songs is always the bridge).

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