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Most difficult Beatles songs to sing
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This thread reminds me of this lyric

Nothing you can sing that can't be sung

Yeah, but as we are all discussing, no one can sing 'em like THE BEATLES can!

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If you're singing along to a Beatles song that has harmonies, which harmony do you usually sing along to?

Whichever one I don't sing when I sing by myself. 

So for most difficult, I would say throat-shredders like "I'm Down " and "Oh! Darling " (on the latter, ESPECIALLY the bridge/middle eight). I have a hard time because even though my range is pretty much the same as Paul's, I can't scream like that, so I have to just yell it really loudly, and I feel like the neighbours will call the police on me for disturbing the peace. I haven't even tried "Helter Skelter " properly. 

"We Can Work It Out " is a vocal marathon, especially the middle eight/bridge-- it's consistently high notes with nary a break. It took me a Long, Long, Long time to sing it without slipping into a lower key. And as previously noted, "Here, There And Everywhere " is also quite difficult to sing, with that suspended half-falsetto vocal. 

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Some of Ringo's songs and some parts of John's songs are too low for me, but I can sing along to about 95% of the Beatles songs. I guess being a girl with an alto voice does help there. To illustrate: I can easily reach even the highest notes Paul and George ever sang, but in Norwegian Wood , the lowest notes are just out of my range. So all in all, I don't find Beatles songs very difficult to sing. I can even do Paul's screams and make my voice hoarse like John's in Twist And Shout , which is so much fun to do!

 

Now, if I could actually sing, that would be wonderful. Alas, I don't think I'll do anyone any pleasures by demonstrating my vocal range.... a-hard-days-night-ringo-13paul-mccartney So I just torture my cats with it instead a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

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Most Beatles are too high for me to sing except with some harmonies, my voice is almost never in practice these days. I can do Ringo's though. I can sing the beginning of a few if they're low enough like the first part of Happiness Is A Warm Gun .

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JPM-Fangirl sang in a falsetto 
Some of Ringo's songs and some parts of John's songs are too low for me, but I can sing along to about 95% of the Beatles songs. I guess being a girl with an alto voice does help there. 
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I have the lowest alto range of anyone I've ever met-- as I mentioned, it more closely resembles Paul's (beautiful amazing wonderful etc) high tenor than a proper alto. There's a trivial, foolish part of me that gets envious whenever I hear one of those high sopranos, but most of me is proud to be able to sing the D below middle C. (The most of me bit wouldn't even want to be a bloody soprano anyway, no offence to sopranos). 

(YAH, I DID SAY D BELOW MIDDLE C, NOW SHUT UP!)

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I wouldn't want to be a soprano either, because then I wouldn't be able to sing "My Valentine ", which I can, although the actual 'my valentine' part is the lowest I can go and I can't always reach the "tine".

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JPM-Fangirl sang in a falsetto 
Some of Ringo's songs and some parts of John's songs are too low for me, but I can sing along to about 95% of the Beatles songs. I guess being a girl with an alto voice does help there. 
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 (The most of me bit wouldn't even want to be a bloody soprano anyway, no offence to sopranos). 

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JPM-Fangirl said
Some of Ringo's songs and some parts of John's songs are too low for me, but I can sing along to about 95% of the Beatles songs. I guess being a girl with an alto voice does help there. To illustrate: I can easily reach even the highest notes Paul and George ever sang, but in Norwegian Wood , the lowest notes are just out of my range. So all in all, I don't find Beatles songs very difficult to sing. I can even do Paul's screams and make my voice hoarse like John's in Twist And Shout , which is so much fun to do!

 

Now, if I could actually sing, that would be wonderful. Alas, I don't think I'll do anyone any pleasures by demonstrating my vocal range.... a-hard-days-night-ringo-13paul-mccartney So I just torture my cats with it instead a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

I guess that means we have pretty similar ranges because I can't sing the lower notes you mentioned either. Although mine is more limited since I can't go as high as Paul sometimes (the "oooh" in I Saw Her Standing There comes to mind) and I can't scream or make my voice hoarse. I was surprised when I started singing along to Beatles songs because a lot of the music I listened to before just didn't suit my voice or range, so I thought that I was just a bad singer. I'm not really a good singer, though, but it's nice when I can sing on-key to stuff.

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My range goes down to about a G# (G on a good day) below middle C, so I can't always do a lot of the lower stuff. But I can reach Beatles note above that.

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JPM-Fangirl sang in a falsetto 
Some of Ringo's songs and some parts of John's songs are too low for me, but I can sing along to about 95% of the Beatles songs. I guess being a girl with an alto voice does help there. 
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 (The most of me bit wouldn't even want to be a bloody soprano anyway, no offence to sopranos). 

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On Rock Band, I find the Ringo songs and Within You, Without You hard to sing.

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@Egroeg Evoli expressed thoughtfully 
My range goes down to about a G# (G on a good day) below middle C, so I can't always do a lot of the lower stuff. But I can reach Beatles note above that.

You must be a soprano then. Lucky creature... except when it comes to Norwegian Wood ... ahdn_george_06

I think part of the reason I find Oh! Darling so difficult is because I can't really roughen my voice and do that roaring thing (whatever it's called) like Paul does (so very well). So I have to just shout very hard. I found it impossible a few months ago, but with practise, it's Getting Better ahdn_ringo_09

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On Rock Band, I find the Ringo songs and Within You, Without You hard to sing.

If I remember correctly, I think I did well on Within You, Without You. I have no problems singing Ringo songs.

A hard one is Happiness Is A Warm Gun . That amazing high note at the end is intimidating, and even if you can hit the note, making it sound good is a different story.

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Well, all songs song horrible when I sing them. Sun King is really difficult though. 

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I must sound like the Beatles, 'cause when I sing other bands, my son tells me I'm singing it like The Beatles!!!  Whatever that means....a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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Sounds like a compliment to me, @Bongo :-) I wish I sounded like the Beatles! 

 

Silly Girl (the forum keeps changing your @to beatlebug, is it supposed to do that?) Oh! Darling definitely is something else. It's very hard on the vocal cords and I can't do that roaring thing too well either. I guess it's in the volume. I only sing loudly when my headphones are on, and even then I'm usually too concerned what the neighbours think to really belt it out. In the right frame of mind though, it can be done. And it's fun :-) But then, aren't Beatles tunes fun by default?

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@Bongo, like JPM-Fangirl said, it is probably a compliment. The only other thing I can think of that they might mean is that you sound old blue-meanie

Let's stick with the compliment interpretation :-)

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Argh, I tried to roughen my voice when Oh! Darling played, but it's really difficult. The range is no problem, but the effect is so hard to do...

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Argh, I tried to roughen my voice when Oh! Darling played, but it's really difficult. The range is no problem, but the effect is so hard to do...

And here is where my voice and yours differ, my dear @Mademoiselle Kitty >^..^<. a-hard-days-night-paul-3Curses having a low voice (sometimes). (Wait ... did that sound like someone we know? I must have some AppleScruffJuice leftover from April Fools'.) 

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