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Songs that took a few listens to get into
29 January 2022
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Sorry if this thread exists already, I couldn’t find it and there are 40 pages of threads here a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

I’d love to hear which songs (Beatles or post-Beatles) didn’t immediately grab you, but now you love them.

The first time I heard Hey Bulldog I didn’t get what the fuss was about, but since there was a fuss I gave it another chance. Now I listen to it on a loop sometimes. What other songs might I be missing out on because I didn’t give them enough of a chance?

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For me, it was George Harrisons Within You Without You & The Inner Light  songs, but soon grew to love them.

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1 February 2022
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Wild Honey Pie . That one took a lot of listens. Now I get the bouncy fun of it.

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Two George songs for me…

The first is Old Brown Shoe . At first, I thought there was far too much going on and the tempo was way to fast and “rushed”.

After a few more listens however, I soon heard how wonderfully musical and clever this song actually was. Both the driving drums and the incredible bass part soon got to me in a big way and the guitar solo is pretty damn good too. The best bit is when some “compression filter” (or whatever) is turned off during the fade out which suddenly becomes louder and more powerful.

Second song is Long long long.

Probably now one of my favourite beatle songs but never really listened to it for years and will never know why. It’s so incredibly atmospheric and melodic and shouldn’t have been shoved to the end of side 3 (Piggies would have been better there (or not on the album at all..!!).

In my opinion, both these songs are well up there with Something , Here Comes The Sun and WMGGW.

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Bongo said
For me, it was George Harrisons Within You Without You & The Inner Light  songs, but soon grew to love them.

  

I think The Inner Light has an incredibly lovely and uplifting melody and is a very underrated track. 

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Most Beatles songs for me have been quite immediate in their enjoyability, so I’d have to say one of the earlier tracks I didn’t think much of on first listen but later came to enjoy quite a bit, like What You’re Doing or There’s A Place .

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Vera Chuckandave said

Bongo said

For me, it was George Harrisons Within You Without You & The Inner Light  songs, but soon grew to love them.

  

I think The Inner Light has an incredibly lovely and uplifting melody and is a very underrated track. 

  

One of the most insightful and peaceful songs in the catalogue.

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Till There Was You ’ – was always a very meh track until walking over some Yorkshire hills listening to ‘Beatles Ballads’ on cassette in my teens. Something clicked and it’s now a track I love hearing. Very schmaltzy but somehow sounds mature, something that ‘ATOH’ fails to achieve. 

 

‘DIHH’ was mentioned above. I love the track but prefer how George sings it at the BBC. The vocals are different in places and really work. 

PS I Love You ’ is a middling song but the John, Paul and George insertations at the end improved the song no end after that clicked following a number of hearings. Maybe that should be in the ‘song fragments’ thread. 

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meanmistermustard said
Till There Was You ’ – was always a very meh track until walking over some Yorkshire hills listening to ‘Beatles Ballads’ on cassette in my teens. Something clicked and it’s now a track I love hearing. Very schmaltzy but somehow sounds mature, something that ‘ATOH’ fails to achieve. 

 

‘DIHH’ was mentioned above. I love the track but prefer how George sings it at the BBC. The vocals are different in places and really work. 

PS I Love You ’ is a middling song but the John, Paul and George insertations at the end improved the song no end after that clicked following a number of hearings. Maybe that should be in the ‘song fragments’ thread. 

  

Totally agree. Till There Was You sounds like it was written for the beatles to perform. The guitar solo is, when you consider how young he was, so technically perfect. In fact, all the guitar work demonstrates how much those guys developed in such a short time.

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Dig A Pony in context with the rest of Let It Be and knowing the song’s history I never gave it its due. The “All I Want Is You” is so great and classic and the riff is huge. Savoy Truffle also took me longer than most songs to catch the groove. 

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4 February 2022
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I love the start of Dig A Pony

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I love the chorus too, but the verses are a dirge.

It’s like the song remained with It’s working lyrics and the real lyrics were forgotten about. Just lazy and jaded, which is a shame, because usually when Lennon does lyrics, full of visual surreal imagery, you see them (With Paul, you tend to listen to the story) But with this song it’s totally flat.

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meaigs said
I love the start of Dig A Pony

  

I love the whole song and think it’s John in one of his purest forms. 

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Timothy said

meaigs said

I love the start of Dig A Pony

  

I love the whole song and think it’s John in one of his purest forms. 

  

Yeah, The whole song is great, I really meant I particularly love the start. It’s a great example of Paul sensitively adding harmonies that polish a John song too.

That “i huh i huh i I” (I really don’t know how to write it down, but that will do ?) is so good

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