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Are there Beatles songs that sound a lot alike / very similar?
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The drums sound exactly the same on every song that Pete Best plays on. 

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Annadog40 said
I find Rock And Roll Music and Roll Over Beethoven to sound simaler 

Both sound like Chuck Berry compositions!

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Necko said
The drums sound exactly the same on every song that Pete Best plays on. 

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21 September 2014
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Like this, perhaps? Heeheehee.

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That thread and those posted videos are amazing.

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13 November 2014
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Necko said
The drums sound exactly the same on every song that Pete Best plays on. 

This reminds me of a shirt I saw a guy wearing at Paul's concert in Seattle last year.   It had an old picture with Pete Best in the group that said under it "The Original Beatles"....

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"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

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MeanMrsMustard said
I actually was thinking about putting "This Boy " and "Yes it Is" in the original post, but for some reason I shot it down.

Thank you MMM for bringing up 2 soulfully great songs that must have raised the eyebrows & ears of the Everly Brothers and Berry Gordy from Motown.

10 November 2015
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I was listening to Anthology 3 the other day and was struck by how similar the piano part sounded to How? by John Lennon .

"The Long And Winding Road ..." Da-da, da-daaaa, dah...

"How can I go forward when I don't know which was I'm facing?" Da-da, da-daaa, dah...

Give them a listen back to back. It's far more obvious on the Anthology version because the orchestration is absent, so it's just Paul and the piano. Nicky Hopkins played on How?, and I wonder if it was subconscious plagiarism or if he or Lennon liked the motif and suggested it. It's probably just a coincidence though.

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They sure are similar - though I had to refer to the clip of TLAWR from memory.

The vid of it above is not available in my country. a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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10 November 2015
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I don't know why, but EVERY TIME I hear the very end of Carry That Weight , I automatically think Helter Skelter because to me it sounds just like it

10 November 2015
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These two are both Carl Perkins songs and not proper Beatle-writ tunes, but I find Honey Don't and Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby pretty identical when I'm not actually listening to them, to the point that after Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby ends I automatically expect the chiming guitar that opens Every Little Thing . And then I can go through that, I Don't Want To Spoil The Party , and What You're Doing , and end up at the same place, and just go 

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I don't do that as much as I did when I first got the album and didn't know those songs well yet, but I still go 'chinga chinga ching ching ga When I'm walkin beside her' after the album ends. 

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Honey Pie and You Gave Me the Answer are almost identical by Beatles standards. Apart from their intros, the songs are pretty much the same in terms of structure and overall melodic feel. It's very rare for one of the Beatles to rehash an old song and not do something new with it that distinguishes it from the previous song.

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natureaker said
I don't know why, but EVERY TIME I hear the very end of Carry That Weight , I automatically think Helter Skelter because to me it sounds just like it

a-hard-days-night-john-7 Boy, you've got to Carry That Weight a long long long time. 

a-hard-days-night-ringo-7 But... but... AGGAT BLISTAS AUMMA FINGAS!!!!! paul-mccartney 

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Funny -- I may have mentioned this years ago here, but I used to think John was crying out "I've got blisters -- I'm a figure!"

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Haven’t read all 5 pages of this thread so forgive me if it’s already been said.

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ahdn_paul_06 I'm pretty sure it has... possibly even by yourself. a-hard-days-night-paul-10

Can't be bothered to check all 5 pages of this thread though. 

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I feel like Getting Better and Hello Goodbye have the same kind of vibe. I used to always get those two mixed up.

EDIT: I already posted this exact same thought. a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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John Lennon wrote "Child Of Nature " with The Beatles and used the same melody when he wrote the lyrics to "Jealous Guy "

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