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Beatles song(s) that you love but others hate
7 November 2018
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Timothy
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Martha My Dear heart. I love it, but some dismiss it as Paul's granny shit mccartney-shrug_01_gif  

Love it too, along with Honey Pie . Tons of charm in these songs. “ Honey Pie , you are making me crazy, I’m in love but I’m lazy, so why don’t you please come home?” Man, that song lifts me mood like you wouldn’t believe.

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I like Within You Without You Sgt. Pepper would seem incomplete without it.

But other people I know did not seem to like the exotic Indian sitar sounds.  They preferred the more conventional pop and rock Beatle songs.  My siblings always skipped over the song when they played the album.  My brother also skipped it when he taped the LP onto cassette.  I guess my tastes were more eclectic even then.

I remember when I was 11, my CCD teacher (Catholic Sunday School) played the song to the class to appear cool and for song's spiritual lyrics.  But instead of enjoying it, my classmates were making fun of the song, mocking the sitar and such.

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I admit to skipping over it in the early days of my fandom. But now I appreciate it, especially the lyrics. George at his best.

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24 November 2018
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Basically the whole second side of Help (apart from Yesterday ) is very underrated. Also, a lot of songs on With the Beatles aren't really appreciated, like Don't Bother Me , Hold Me Tight , Not A Second Time , and Devil In Her Heart . Pretty much everything on Beatles For Sale is also underrated-- why does everyone hate Mr Moonlight ? I think it's a great John vocal-- that first "Misterrrrr moooonliiiiight" is fantastic. Oh, and A Taste Of Honey always gets so much hate, but I like it. I'm not saying it's the best song on the album or anything, but it's a good song.

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Timothy said

Honey Pie , you are making me crazy, I’m in love but I’m lazy, so why don’t you please come home?” Man, that song lifts me mood like you wouldn’t believe.  

was gonna say 'Honey Pie ' but you beat me to it...  don't get why we appear to be outnumbered with this one...  the scratchy old 78rpm intro is outstanding and some of John's (I think it's his) finest lead guitar ever, period...  a feel like no other...  I say John because it reminds me of his doodling away during the intro to the David Frost 'Hey Jude ' performances around the same time...

 

'Wild Honey Pie ', on the other hand, I'm in agreement with pretty much the masses...  'Honey Pie ' though is Paul's Best Song on the 'White Album ', in my opinion...  there's a rare balance to the sadness and longing expressed (won't you please come home) that's delivered, as you say, in an undeniable "uplifting" way...  the acoustic version from the Esher demos echoes the same sentiment...  excellent...:-)

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Basically the whole second side of Help (apart from Yesterday ) is very underrated. Also, a lot of songs on With the Beatles aren't really appreciated, like Don't Bother Me , Hold Me Tight , Not A Second Time , and Devil In Her Heart . Pretty much everything on Beatles For Sale is also underrated-- why does everyone hate Mr Moonlight ? I think it's a great John vocal-- that first "Misterrrrr moooonliiiiight" is fantastic. Oh, and A Taste Of Honey always gets so much hate, but I like it. I'm not saying it's the best song on the album or anything, but it's a good song.  

Yes, Don't Bother Me for sure! That song is amazing! It definitely deserves more love.

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I very much like the song Good Night  a-hard-days-night-ringo-12heart

and I also like Blue Jay Way .

but apparently most people don’t.

So.....

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I very much like the song Good Night  a-hard-days-night-ringo-12heart

and I also like Blue Jay Way .

but apparently most people don’t.

So.....

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I agree about Good Night .

As for Blue Jay Way , I agree it is good, but an awful lot of people on the forum seem to agree. I have never met anyone IRL besides myself who likes Blue Jay Way , but most people I have encountered on the forum seem to really like it... Life is strange mccartney-shrug_01_gif

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I agree about Good Night .

As for Blue Jay Way , I agree it is good, but an awful lot of people on the forum seem to agree. I have never met anyone IRL besides myself who likes Blue Jay Way , but most people I have encountered on the forum seem to really like it... Life is strange mccartney-shrug_01_gif  

On the thread for ranking the songs on MMT, a lot of people were listing BJW as last, saying they didn’t like it much, but appreciated George being able to add a creepy vibe.

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You know what made the difference to me? The movie. The Blue Jay Way scene is awesome, and now hearing the song reminds me of John and his sunflower...

*sighs happily*

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Savoy Truffle and You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)  are two songs that I love but they don't seem to get a lot of love. 

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30 December 2018
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Savoy Truffle is awesome. Love the reference to Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da ...probably my favourite part of the song. 

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Timothy said
Savoy Truffle is awesome. Love the reference to Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da ...probably my favourite part of the song.   

I just realized that... I've heard it but it's never registered. That's really cool.

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Not a Beatles song, but Temporary Secretary

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I see why one wouldn't like Blue Jay Way , as it's dark and downright creepy, but I think it's a really unique and creative song. Can't say I listen to it much though.

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I love the atmosphere of Blue Jay Way . Great melody too. You can tell George really feels at home using indian melody and harmony in the context of psychedelic rock. 

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I love the atmosphere of Blue Jay Way . Great melody too. You can tell George really feels at home using indian melody and harmony in the context of psychedelic rock.   

It's a true representation of how he felt at the time...  I believe that it was written during the same trip (pun intended) to California which saw George and his entourage visit Haight/Ashbury...  While in LA waiting for his friends to arrive, and before heading up the coast, George passed the time to write the song...  It would be his last adventure into Wonderland before settling nicely into Transcendental Meditation as his preferred outlet to escape the pressures of everyday life as a Beatle...

 

I like to place 'Blue Jay Way ' in juxtaposition with John's 'I Am The Walrus ' where they both were to move on from the LSD experience afterwards (although John allegedly began tripping almost immediately upon his return from India).  While George appears to be waiting for "the break of day" and the acid to wear off, John seemingly wants it to go on forever...  I'd hate to see what would've happened had they not run into the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi when they did...  these are two of the most disturbing (Revolution #9 notwithstanding) Beatles' recordings ever, in my opinion...  'Tomorrow Never Knows ' pales in comparison...:-)   

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