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Beatles songs you love now that you used to dislike
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ohthatmagicfeeling
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15 August 2014 - 9.16pm

Interesting thought about the drums in Blue Jay Way. I will give it another spin. I've really being enjoying keying on on Ringo lately ever since I finished Tune In. That book really brought out how important Ringo was to their sound. 

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Silly Girl
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4 April 2015 - 4.23pm

I used to not get Come Together (at all). Now, I wouldn't say I love it, but it's the effing Beatles and Abbey Road (which is brilliant) couldn't begin any other way. 

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4 April 2015 - 5.25pm

It's almost too long ago to remember such details, but I do remember not being too fussed about a number of early to mid-period George songs, from Don't Bother Me, I'm Happy Just To Dance With You to You Like Me Too Much all the way to Love You To and I Want To Tell You. I have a better appreciation of the ideas in those songs now, they're not always the greatest songs structurally, but I've grown to really like his harmonic ideas, particularly his love of semi-tone progressions. His songwriting grew up in public.

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Silly Girl
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4 April 2015 - 7.52pm

I used to not be so keen on Think For Yourself, but now I have it on Rubber Soul (rather than that bloody awful Yellow Submarine Songtrack) and I like it quite a lot. 

(About the above comment: The songs on YSS are good; it's the fact that they've been torn off their proper albums and shoved together in no particular order that I hate.) 

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Believe it or not, when I first heard Here, There And Everywhere, it was a Paul live version, and I wasn't that impressed... until I heard the proper album version. *MIND BLOWN* beatlemaniacs_02_gif

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5 April 2015 - 12.43am

Maxwell's Hammer I actually love this song now; I find the lyrics deliciously macabre (and funny), and the music - while sounding deceptively nursery-rhyme-ish ("granny music"?) - is, I think, actually very complex. It has the light touch and dark, brooding heart of the Grimms' fairy tales, in my opinion.

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5 April 2015 - 9.32am

At one point I couldn't stand I Saw Her Standing There but it's grown on me.

"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.” - John Lennon.

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5 April 2015 - 12.13pm

I wasn't a fan of Across The Universe but it grew on me.

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5 April 2015 - 11.08pm

There was a period where I hated the second part of Pepper which goes When I'm 64 - Lovely Rita - Good Morning Good Morning. Now I absolutely love them, especially GMGM (64 a bit less but I still like it very much)

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15 May 2015 - 6.40am

I used to hate Happiness Is A Warm Gun. I've re-added it to my playlist recently, and now I love it. 

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15 May 2015 - 9.46am

Paperback Writer did nothing for me at first since I consider its' B-Side to be far superior as a show-stopping single (besides the whole storyline sounds drab).

I've now warmed up to it over the past few days.

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15 May 2015 - 1.53pm

Long, Long, Long. It took a long long long some time to grow on me. I think it had something to do with George's vocal being so soft that sometimes I couldn't even hear him, now I always turn up the volume whenever it comes (loud and with good headphones the song is thrilling).

Also Within You Without You and Love You To, I don't love them, but I like them more than some months ago.

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17 June 2015 - 1.17am

Honey Pie and Wild Honey Pie have grown on me lately. Revolution 1 used to creep me out and I always preferred Revolution instead. Now I think it is almost as great as Hey Jude and I understand why John wanted it to be their A side. The guitar work on the song is probably my favorite of any Beatles record. I'm not quite sure why I disliked it now. Yer Blues, And Your Bird Can Sing, Don't Let Me Down, and I Want To Tell You also have evolved into favorites. 

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17 June 2015 - 2.51am

Everybody's Got Something to Hide except For me and My Monkey………After 40+ years…it finally rings my bell …..and the guitars rampage across my aural spectrum ……As our good old wordsmith Pineapple might articulate it. 

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17 June 2015 - 3.41am

Sheepdog said
Honey Pie and Wild Honey Pie have grown on me lately. Revolution 1 used to creep me out and I always preferred Revolution instead. Now I think it is almost as great as Hey Jude and I understand why John wanted it to be their A side. The guitar work on the song is probably my favorite of any Beatles record. I'm not quite sure why I disliked it now. Yer Blues, And Your Bird Can Sing, Don't Let Me Down, and I Want To Tell You also have evolved into favorites. 

Nice to see someone else highlighting 'I Want To Tell You', my favourite George song on 'Revolver'. The lyrics are fantastic as is that jangly intro.

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georgiewood
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17 June 2015 - 6.38am

Merch said
Long, Long, Long. It took a long long long some time to grow on me. I think it had something to do with George's vocal being so soft that sometimes I couldn't even hear him, now I always turn up the volume whenever it comes (loud and with good headphones the song is thrilling).

Also Within You Without You and Love You To, I don't love them, but I like them more than some months ago.

I look forward to the day, many years from now, when I too will finally appreciate Long, Long, Long.  I absolutely love much of George's stuff, but I put this one in the same category as Blue Jay Way: struggling to reach meh status.

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17 June 2015 - 8.20am

georgiewood said 

I look forward to the day, many years from now, when I too will finally appreciate Long, Long, Long.  I absolutely love much of George's stuff, but I put this one in the same category as Blue Jay Way: struggling to reach meh status.

Yes, I agree it took me a long time to start liking a-hard-days-night-george-10's stuff too, but I guess I am a born again ChrisGeorgestian.  Actually I've always enjoyed those 2 songs somewhat from the beginning, it was his more Enlightening (indian) stuff that took me a long time.

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29 July 2015 - 10.02am

Back In The USSR

Tomorrow Never Knows

Here Comes The Sun (what is wrong with me)

A Day In The Life (again, what the HELL is wrong with me?)

Eleanor Rigby

Something

All You Need Is Love

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Gosh, I basically hated everything everybody loved but now I love them all.....a-hard-days-night-paul-4

 

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29 August 2015 - 5.52pm

Martha My Dear, I Will and Mother Nature's Son never really stood out for me on the White Album (a little dull) with my first couple of listens but now just listening to them individually without the 27 other songs of the album i really appreciate them and are actually some of my favourites from the White Album.

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29 August 2015 - 9.27pm

When I was a kid, I did not care for Tell Me What You See.  It seemed boring to me.  But now I appreciate it for its strong melody and vocals.

And I am ashamed to admit I was not into In My Life.  I guess I preferred the faster songs on Rubber Soul and was too young to appreciated its beauty and sentiment.  It's certainly one of my favorites today.

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trcanberra
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29 August 2015 - 11.53pm

None, really (today at least). Most of my feelings towards particular songs are pretty much the same now as they were when I first heard them in the 1960s.

I have come to appreciate the 'White Album" a bit more over the years though.

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