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I’m not surprised that this is their most popular song on Spotify. It currently has 372 million plays there. 

  

I like that George has that record. He deserves the recognition. 

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Timothy said

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I’m not surprised that this is their most popular song on Spotify. It currently has 372 million plays there. 

  

I like that George has that record. He deserves the recognition. 

  

I totally agree, such a beautiful song, so many memories, that video made me a bit choked up. George really did good on that one.

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QuarryMan said
I’m not surprised that this is their most popular song on Spotify. It currently has 372 million plays there. 

  

I bet Lennon-McCartney never saw that one coming.

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I’m not surprised that this is their most popular song on Spotify. It currently has 372 million plays there. 

I bet Lennon-McCartney never saw that one coming.

I wonder how many plays it would be on now if Spotify existed in 1969.. 

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Just thinking about it in my head almost makes Spotify crash on my computer a-hard-days-night-george-10 all jokes aside I’m not surprised. Some songs just have that resonance, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing, and of course it’s self-sustaining as it gives itself publicity.

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Just thinking about it in my head almost makes Spotify crash on my computer a-hard-days-night-george-10 all jokes aside I’m not surprised. Some songs just have that resonance, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing, and of course it’s self-sustaining as it gives itself publicity.

  

I know John would be happy for George. Paul is. HCTS is the perfect blend of happiness and melancholy. I think it’s really fitting that the ‘third wheel’ has the most played song as it shows the depth the band has.

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It’s also a case of the song sounding pretty timeless, in that it could have conceivably come out at any time since the Moog was invented. To me, most Beatles music sounds dated (but not in a bad way – it still sounds amazing, but just very tired to a specific time), while this track isn’t the same at all. 

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It’s also a case of the song sounding pretty timeless, in that it could have conceivably come out at any time since the Moog was invented. To me, most Beatles music sounds dated (but not in a bad way – it still sounds amazing, but just very tired to a specific time), while this track isn’t the same at all. 

  

Reminded me of this thread.

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Does anyone think that George would have written songs of this calibre if he had never met John or Paul? Or John or Paul have written as well as they did either?

 

Seems like there was a shared genius for anyone brave enough to go for it (no offence intended to Bongo. I mean, Ringo).

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I think they all developed in each other’s influence. It took several years for John and Paul to be able to work as well apart as they did together, and several years of practice for George to reach their level. 

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No way any of them would have been as good on their own as they became together. There was definitely a strong competition among them, almost like brothers, that spurred them on to greater heights. John and Paul were fierce rivals, especially around ’65-’66, and George strove to be as good as them for years. In a way, their dismissive treatment of his contributions made him a better writer — proof in pudding ATMP .

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Timothy said

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I’m not surprised that this is their most popular song on Spotify. It currently has 372 million plays there. 

  

I like that George has that record. He deserves the recognition. 

  

969 million now!

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That was a sweet video, the song sounds beautiful on a Kalimba. My Grandma and Grandpa used to have one and when I was a child, I would have a go on it, but I couldn’t play any tune.

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@Rube My Grandparents had a Kalimba as well. I don’t think I ever thought of it as a musical instrument though.

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@Rube My Grandparents had a Kalimba as well. I don’t think I ever thought of it as a musical instrument though.

 

Maurice White often employed a kalimba in Earth, Wind & Fire’s early days…pretty damn musically!  🙂

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Wow, I wish my Grandparents were alive. I’d love to play this for them and ask where their kalimba came from. When I was a kid I kind of had a disregard for “old” things. I probably thought it was used to keep track of points in a card game. paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif

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