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Weirdest Beatles Songs
6 July 2020
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I was going to do top 2 best Ringo songs, but I thought that the answers would be a bit boring... so I did this!

 

Anything on Revolver , Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour is quite strange... especially Tomorrow Never Knows and I Am The Walrus .

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8 July 2020
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You Know My Name (Look Up the Number) is the first song that came to my mind, that's an odd one.

Revolution 9 would be the obvious answer, but you could argue it's not really a song.

9 July 2020
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forn said
You Know My Name (Look Up the Number) is the first song that came to my mind, that's an odd one.

  

Good choice. 

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10 July 2020
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Timothy said

forn said

You Know My Name (Look Up the Number) is the first song that came to my mind, that's an odd one.

  

Good choice. 

  

I quoted a quote that you know my name look up the number is one of my faves

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15 July 2020
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There was an old interview, from the 70s or early 80s I think, where McCartney listed it (You Know My Name) as his favorite Beatle song.  I've later heard him give different answers to that question, so it was probably an in the moment type of response.  I'm guessing he had fond memories of the sessions, they were probably pretty fun.

16 July 2020
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You may well be thinking of the opening interview to Mark Lewisohn's The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions, @forn:

People are only just discovering the b-sides of Beatles singles. They're only just discovering things like You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) – probably my favourite Beatles track, just because it's so insane. All the memories…

Surprised a lot of people, especially as it was quite a major interview.

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16 July 2020
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Imagine if these were the introduction songs to a Beatles album:

You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)

Why Don't We Do It In The Road

Wild Honey Pie

Revolution 9

What's The New Mary Jane

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1 August 2020
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Ron Nasty said
You may well be thinking of the opening interview to Mark Lewisohn's The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions, @forn:

That was probably it, because I have that book, somewhere.

7 August 2020
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You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) was the first song that popped in my head as well.  I can't think of a "weirder" Beatles track, though perhaps wacky or zany might be a better adjective.  Aside from the others that @Timothy mentioned above, I would include Blue Jay Way and Only A Northern Song .  Now that I think of it, many of George's Beatles songs lean to the weirder side, rather than being straightforward like Got My Mind Set On You.  I'd also nominate Good Morning Good Morning , with its measures of 10/4 time (or however you choose to notate it) and silly animal sounds, along with the circus-like overtones of Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite .  LSD is a heckuva drug!

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