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I Wanna Be Your Man
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Does anyone else enjoy this one? Lyrically it's pretty uninspired, but musically it's a great little rocker.

Lots of power in such a goofy little song. I especially like John's guitar sound, with that groovy tremolo, and that organ slide George Martin does at the end of the first verse.

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i find this song pretty enjoyable, but it isn't my fav. one or anything. i can listen to it from time to time, but it could appear anoying at some point. i'm not a big fan of ringo's singing really (forgive me). anyway, the song is catchy and it's from those hit-songs and it did its part in conquering america. I prefer more matured ones, but I love this particular period so I can't complain really ...

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I think John got it right when he said it wasnt anything noteworthy proved by giving it to the Rolling Stones ,"we weren't going to give them anything great, right". Many of the words were knocked off in about 5 minutes which speaks volumes. Only thing of any note about the song is that it inspired Mick Jagger and Keith Richards to write their own songs.

 

Its good to listen to every once in a while but works better as a bbc recording IMHO. Tho for some reason Ringo could never sing the song the whole way thru with the right words in the right place. It was more for the sound than anything else. Beatle filler.

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McCartney has a more interesting version of this song on one of his live albums  ("Paul Is Live" perhaps).

He plays it in a chugga- chugga Bo Diddley style.

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"He plays it in a chugga- chugga Bo Diddley style"a-hard-days-night-paul-6 That made me laugh! It's fun to say.

I love I Wanna Be Your Man, maybe because it's so simple and catchy. The vocals are great too. And the screams paul-mccartney

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RevolvingPiggies said

And the screams paul-mccartney

thooose screams, indeed.

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I didn't like I Wanna Be Your Man,IMO it gets boring too easily. a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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I always have to shake my head when I listen to "I Wanna Be Your Man", and I think that Ringo sings it really great a-hard-days-night-ringo-10 But then I have to think to the Rolling Stones' version, and that one is real crap (sorry for all Stones fans), 'cause the guitar riffs are really lame and Mick Jagger sings it really bad a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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Almost certainly just coincidence and not related to this track but both songs 'Keep On Running' (Spencer Davis Group) and 'What I Can Do For You' (Sheryl Crow) have bits which are very similar to Ringo, John and Paul yelling "I Wanna Be Your Man".

The more i hear this the more i like it. Nothing to it but as a straight-up raver it is damn good. Quite weird to think that if this track hadn't of been written/finished we might never have gotten 'Satisfaction', 'Sympathy For The Devil', 'You Can't Always Get What You Want' etc.

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kaleidoscopeeyes said
I always have to shake my head when I listen to "I Wanna Be Your Man", and I think that Ringo sings it really great a-hard-days-night-ringo-10 But then I have to think to the Rolling Stones' version, and that one is real crap (sorry for all Stones fans), 'cause the guitar riffs are really lame and Mick Jagger sings it really bad a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

I can't believe it was a hit for the Stones! paul-mccartney

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I didn't think much of it at the time when the Stones brought it out. It's listenable but nothing special and I'm sure there were no regrets that it was given away.

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RevolvingPiggies said
"He plays it in a chugga- chugga Bo Diddley style"a-hard-days-night-paul-6 That made me laugh! It's fun to say.

I love I Wanna Be Your Man, maybe because it's so simple and catchy. The vocals are great too. And the screams paul-mccartney

QFT a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

 

I rather like it. It's a great one for belting along. I hate the Stones' version, though.

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Best thing about the Stones' version is the amazing overdriven slide guitar parts - a pretty remarkable bit of distortion considering they weren't using any fuzzboxes or anything. Other than that, I definitely prefer the Beatles version; it's more propulsive. More like Bo Diddley whereas the Stones just gave theirs a Chuck Berry beat. 

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Just went and listened to both versions. Of course I'm totally biased, so I'm keeping my mouth shut. a-hard-days-night-john-1 

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Bringing this up purely because it should be mentioned here. Bobby D and The Hawks (later known as The Band) on the 5 October 1965, during the first session for what would become Blonde on Blonde. There were 7 attempts at this (this being the seventh). I think once the chorus is hit, the influence is clear.

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Very Underrated Record, while the "song" itself isn't much of a "song" lyrically or musically, the performance is top notch and one of the heaviest tracks of the day by anyone.  Anyone who plays 'The Beatles RockBand' videogame regularly will attest to this being by far the hardest song to drum along to on the 'Expert' difficulty setting, NO ONE rides a shuffle beat on the hats like Ringo does, especially at this frantic pace which is further underscored by the fact that he sings and drums simultaneously while they performed it live at their shows.  The band had long since dropped 'A Hard Day's Night' & 'She Loves You' from their set by the time of their final tour in 1966, but 'I Wanna Be Your Man' was still a show-stopper right up until Candlestick Park.  They were toning down and polishing their performances to please George Martin back in the Early Years, but 'I Wanna Be Your Man' is a noted exception, they weren't gonna drop the High Octane Hamburg act just yet, outstanding...:-) 

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I get the general feeling that not many people like this song. Why? I really love it. I'd like to know exactly what it is you don't like about the song. 

Oh, by the way, this post was made by The Hole Got Fixed!

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I like it, a nice rock and roller that actually rocks and rolls. The BBC versions are really good fun, Ringo going all-in.

 

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I'm currently in a self debate over which version is better - The Stones or The Beatles? I love both BTW 

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Love both Beatle / Stones versions. It's a great little rocker!

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