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Are there Beatles songs that sound a lot alike / very similar?
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DoctorRobert
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21 January 2011 - 4.08pm

robert said:

that progression (in various keys) - is used in millions of pop songs.
 

Although, yes, Paul seemed very fond of it - it's older than he is - it's older than dirt. I believe God was whistling that progression when he hung the stars.


Yeah, I thought I had that somewhere before. It's a nice lick though.

 

Joe said:

Isn't that used for the arpeggio sequence at the end of You Never Give Me Your Money?


No, that's C, G, A if I recall correctly.

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4 February 2011 - 4.46am

because and I want you but those are obvious

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TheBeatlesJohn
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29 September 2013 - 2.07am

Favourite band: The Beatles
Favourite song: Yesterday
Favourite album: Rubber Soul
Favourite member: Paul McCartney
Favourite solo career: John Lennon or Paul McCartney
Favourite solo career song: John Lennon - God or Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmas Time

Favourite songs on albums;
Please Please Me: There's A Place/Misery
With The Beatles: All My Loving/Please Mr Postman
A Hard Day's Night: If I Fell/And I Love Her
Beatles For Sale: No Reply/I'll Follow The Sun
Help!: Yesterday/I've Just Seen A Face
Rubber Soul: In My Life/Drive My Car/The Word
Revolver: She Said She Said/Here There And Everywhere
Sgt Pepper: Sgt Pepper/She's Leaving Home
Magical Mystery Tour: Your Mother Should Know/All You Need Is Love
White Album: Dear Prudence/Happiness Is A Warm Gun/Cry Baby Cry
Let It Be: Across The Universe/Get Back
Abbey Road: Come Together/Here Comes The Sun

:)

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Sky999
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29 September 2013 - 2.16am

Off the top of my head 

Glass Onion/ I Am The Walrus for obvious reasons

From Me To You/ Love Do 

Day Tripper/ Ticket To Ride

 

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TheBeatlesJohn
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29 September 2013 - 2.21am

sky090909 said
Off the top of my head 

Glass Onion/ I Am The Walrus for obvious reasons

From Me To You/ Love Do 

Day Tripper/ Ticket To Ride

 

I see where you're coming from

Day Tripper kind of reminds me of I feel fine, probably because they both have awesome riffs

Favourite band: The Beatles
Favourite song: Yesterday
Favourite album: Rubber Soul
Favourite member: Paul McCartney
Favourite solo career: John Lennon or Paul McCartney
Favourite solo career song: John Lennon - God or Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmas Time

Favourite songs on albums;
Please Please Me: There's A Place/Misery
With The Beatles: All My Loving/Please Mr Postman
A Hard Day's Night: If I Fell/And I Love Her
Beatles For Sale: No Reply/I'll Follow The Sun
Help!: Yesterday/I've Just Seen A Face
Rubber Soul: In My Life/Drive My Car/The Word
Revolver: She Said She Said/Here There And Everywhere
Sgt Pepper: Sgt Pepper/She's Leaving Home
Magical Mystery Tour: Your Mother Should Know/All You Need Is Love
White Album: Dear Prudence/Happiness Is A Warm Gun/Cry Baby Cry
Let It Be: Across The Universe/Get Back
Abbey Road: Come Together/Here Comes The Sun

:)

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BBCSessions1963
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29 September 2013 - 9.34am

Off the top of my head

I'm A Loser/I Don't Want To Spoil The Party

You Got To Hide Your Love Away/It's Only Love

Till There Was You/And I Love Her

Girl/Michelle

And the most obvious comparison

This Boy/ Yes It Is 

And if you saw my love, I'll love her to.

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TheBeatlesJohn
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29 September 2013 - 2.58pm

BBCSessions1963 said
Off the top of my head

I'm A Loser/I Don't Want To Spoil The Party

You Got To Hide Your Love Away/It's Only Love

Till There Was You/And I Love Her

Girl/Michelle

And the most obvious comparison

This Boy/ Yes It Is 

I knew there was one I was missing! (This Boy and Yes it is, how did I miss that? I think my mind went blank for a second)

And I Love Her kind of reminds me of I will for some strange reason

Favourite band: The Beatles
Favourite song: Yesterday
Favourite album: Rubber Soul
Favourite member: Paul McCartney
Favourite solo career: John Lennon or Paul McCartney
Favourite solo career song: John Lennon - God or Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmas Time

Favourite songs on albums;
Please Please Me: There's A Place/Misery
With The Beatles: All My Loving/Please Mr Postman
A Hard Day's Night: If I Fell/And I Love Her
Beatles For Sale: No Reply/I'll Follow The Sun
Help!: Yesterday/I've Just Seen A Face
Rubber Soul: In My Life/Drive My Car/The Word
Revolver: She Said She Said/Here There And Everywhere
Sgt Pepper: Sgt Pepper/She's Leaving Home
Magical Mystery Tour: Your Mother Should Know/All You Need Is Love
White Album: Dear Prudence/Happiness Is A Warm Gun/Cry Baby Cry
Let It Be: Across The Universe/Get Back
Abbey Road: Come Together/Here Comes The Sun

:)

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sunshaderain7
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29 September 2013 - 5.36pm

I think Revolution and Revolution 1 sound very similar, but maybe that's just my personal observation.

"Sometimes they call me the proletariat, but I don't mind." -Stig O'Hara

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TheBeatlesJohn
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29 September 2013 - 6.10pm

sunshaderain7 said
I think Revolution and Revolution 1 sound very similar, but maybe that's just my personal observation.

I ran straight into that one xD

 

Favourite band: The Beatles
Favourite song: Yesterday
Favourite album: Rubber Soul
Favourite member: Paul McCartney
Favourite solo career: John Lennon or Paul McCartney
Favourite solo career song: John Lennon - God or Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmas Time

Favourite songs on albums;
Please Please Me: There's A Place/Misery
With The Beatles: All My Loving/Please Mr Postman
A Hard Day's Night: If I Fell/And I Love Her
Beatles For Sale: No Reply/I'll Follow The Sun
Help!: Yesterday/I've Just Seen A Face
Rubber Soul: In My Life/Drive My Car/The Word
Revolver: She Said She Said/Here There And Everywhere
Sgt Pepper: Sgt Pepper/She's Leaving Home
Magical Mystery Tour: Your Mother Should Know/All You Need Is Love
White Album: Dear Prudence/Happiness Is A Warm Gun/Cry Baby Cry
Let It Be: Across The Universe/Get Back
Abbey Road: Come Together/Here Comes The Sun

:)

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Linde
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29 September 2013 - 6.42pm

^

Yeah that one is pretty funny. Thought about that as well the other day.

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29 September 2013 - 7.01pm

The coda of Hey Jude and Isn't It A Pity sound quite similar to my ears.

Don't Pass Me By and Octopus' Garden.

 

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sunshaderain7
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29 September 2013 - 7.02pm

CorporationT-shirt said
The coda of Hey Jude and Isn't It A Pity sound quite similar to my ears.

 

I always thought George did that on purpose, but don't quote me on that.

"Sometimes they call me the proletariat, but I don't mind." -Stig O'Hara

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Linde
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30 September 2013 - 9.04pm

Don't know about that, but apparently Isn't It A Pity was written in 1966, which was a bit before Hey Jude. Now I wonder if George had included the ''nanana'' bit already back then or took it from Hey Jude.

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Molly Jones
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7 October 2013 - 4.02am

sky090909 said 

Off the top of my head 

Glass Onion/ I Am The Walrus for obvious reasons

 

I immediately thought of that too! also of ob-la-di ob-la-da and everybody's got something to hide except for me and my monkey, their both just so happy!!a-hard-days-night-george-9 i think helter skelter and Revolution are kinda similar, Wild Honey Pie and why don't we do it in the road remind me of each other just because of all the repetition, I'm So Tired and long long long and yes I know I'm only saying ones off White Album I'm sorryahdn_george_08 i feel like Honey Pie reminds me of one but i can't think of what it isa-hard-days-night-ringo-4

 

 

“Anyway, there is one thing I have learned and that is not to dress uncomfortably, in styles which hurt: winklepicker shoes that cripple your feet and tight pants that squash your balls. Indian clothes are better.” - George Harrison

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Von Bontee
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7 October 2013 - 5.30am

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!"
-- Paul McCartney

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Funny Paper
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7 October 2013 - 8.30am

Faded flowers, wait in a jar, till the evening is complete... complete... complete... complete...

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BBCSessions1963
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8 October 2013 - 2.51am

And if you saw my love, I'll love her to.

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fabfouremily
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8 October 2013 - 5.27pm

^^ Interesting choices. In what what do you think they're similar, or remind you of one another? Lyrically?

Moving along in our God given ways, safety is sat by the fire/Sanctuary from these feverish smiles, left with a mark on the door.

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BBCSessions1963
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9 October 2013 - 12.44am

fabfouremily said
^^ Interesting choices. In what what do you think they're similar, or remind you of one another? Lyrically?

They sound similar to me. Like if I think about one, I can't think about the other. 

And if you saw my love, I'll love her to.

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30 May 2014 - 3.49pm

Not sound, technically, but lyrics-wise, there's a few patterns here and there.

Two songs in a row on Rubber Soul both have the same rhyme for the chorus/bridge (listen/missing) - You Won't See Me and Nowhere Man.

And whilst not Beatles originals, notice the similarities between these couple of first lines from two songs on Beatles For Sale:

Hold me close and tell me how you feel

Tell me love is real

and

Let me know, honey, how you feel

Tell the truth now, is love real

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