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Best / Prettiest / Catchiest Melodies
17 January 2018
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Ignoring the obvious subjectivity that goes with enjoyment of melody, what are your favourites?

I think Yesterday has the most obviously brilliant melody of the lot, as it goes exactly where your ears want it to and the chord changes seem to follow it rather than the other way around. 

Penny Lane , The Fool On The Hill and Here There And Everywhere are great Paul melodies, and Here Comes The Sun is arguably George's best. 

However overall my favourite has to be In My Life .

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17 January 2018
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I love the “whos the lady?” section from Long Haired Lady. 

Lovely Rita has an incredibly catchy melody. It really goes off. 

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17 January 2018
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I had Lovely Rita stuck in my head today for no particular reason. I don't think I have to listen to the songs anymore, I have a library in my head. ahdn_george_08 Anyway, I agree, great melody there, I love it. 

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25 January 2018
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There are many but the 2 that spring to mind for me are 'And I Love Her ' and 'Here There And Everywhere '.

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25 January 2018
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Zig said
There are many but the 2 that spring to mind for me are 'And I Love Her ' and 'Here There And Everywhere '.  

Interesting. I think the general consensus is that Paul, even if his songs have a tendency to be somewhat silly, had the best ear for melody. John usually had the best lyrics, whilst George is harder to categorise since he's up there on both fronts yet his significantly smaller output means J&P have the advantage.

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14 February 2018
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I really love the melody and harmonies in If I Fell . It’s a pretty song for sure. There are many others but this one sticks or in my mind right now. 

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14 February 2018
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Here There And Everywhere for me,no doubt whatsoever

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14 February 2018
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Not written by the Beatles, but How Do You Do It ? is great. No wonder it got GM’s seal of approval. 

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14 February 2018
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I really love the melody and harmonies in If I Fell . It’s a pretty song for sure. There are many others but this one sticks or in my mind right now.   

“But I couldn’t stand the pain” it one of their trickiest harmonies to sing, but it is so fecking beautiful. 

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15 February 2018
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sir walter raleigh said

“But I couldn’t stand the pain” it one of their trickiest harmonies to sing, but it is so fecking beautiful.   

I know, it's crazy. Silly Sis and I used to sing it together a-hard-days-night-george-4, and we'd always do everything fine but fall into agonies over that part. I love it though, one of those mind-blowing Beatleisms. beatlemaniacs_02_gif

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15 February 2018
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No, wait. For No One .

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16 February 2018
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georgiewood said
No, no. If I Needed Someone .   

That's a pretty great melody. Definitely has some Indian influences, sort of similar to the droning beat on Ticket To Ride .

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16 February 2018
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I really can't think of any that top "Here, There And Everywhere " and "Yesterday ."

My sleeper picks:  "Not A Second Time ," "What You're Doing ," "Martha My Dear ."

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16 February 2018
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A figure skating pair in the Olympics (I think South Koreans) this week used an adapted musical version of A Day In The Life for their short program. Maybe I am biased, but it seemed really beautiful in that setting. 

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17 February 2018
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Ask me why, If I Fell , This Boy , All I've Got To Do , It's Only Love , Nowhere Man ... Just to name a few John's

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I just want to say Something absolutely qualifies as one of their prettiest melodies. It’s perfect. Definitely George’s best song with The Beatles in my opinion. 

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