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The Official "Choosing between two Beatlethings" thread
16 June 2019
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I choose Francie

I’m The Greatest off of Ringo or John Lennon ’s demo of the song?

  

I'll go for Ringo's version.

 

Let's do Early Beatles vs Later Beatles. If I Fell or Don't Let Me Down ?

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16 June 2019
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If I Fell all the way. It's one of my favourites, the harmonies and the melody and the structure and... beatlemaniacs_02_gif

Early(ish) (more like medium) Beatles vs. Late Beatles: Don't Pass Me By or What Goes On ?

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What Goes On , for sure, because it's ACTUALLY A GOOD SONG *glares at @QuarryMan * (not that Don't Pass Me By isn't good too, but I have a STATEMENT to make here!!!)

Songs That A Lot Of People Seem To Like That I Do Not Like Which Also Happen To Be A Part Of The Abbey Road Medley: Mean Mr. Mustard or Polythene Pam ?

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Good matchup of two much-scorned tracks. I like both, for their eccentricities (or "flaws" ) and for the goodwill that surrounds everything Ringo. I'm gonna go with WGO for a few reasons: to annoy QuarryMan a-hard-days-night-paul-11heart, and because I find the fumbly guitar interplay to be fascinating by itself. But also because the combo of said gnarled guitar bits and a shared songtitle always evokes the Velvet Underground, in a weird way.

Let's hear it for backing-vocal commentary: "Hello Goodbye " or "..Lose That Girl"?

Edit: nevermind, answer 50yearslate instead!

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50yearslate inquired
Songs That A Lot Of People Seem To Like That I Do Not Like Which Also Happen To Be A Part Of The Abbey Road Medley: Mean Mr. Mustard or Polythene Pam ?

Ooooh they're both so good, that's a difficult one, but I'll go with Polythene Pam because Pam is a hot drag king and we stan. paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

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Let's hear it for backing-vocal commentary: "Hello Goodbye " or "..Lose That Girl"?

aAaAaAaaaAArgh that's so haaAAaaaaAAaArd I guess I'll pick Hello Goodbye because they're so interwoven and compexicated rhythmically.

Sappy Dad Songs for Father's Day: Beautiful Boy or Unknown Delight?

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Von Bontee said
Good matchup of two much-scorned tracks. I like both, for their eccentricities (or "flaws" ) and for the goodwill that surrounds everything Ringo. I'm gonna go with WGO for a few reasons: to annoy QuarryMan a-hard-days-night-paul-11heart, and because I find the fumbly guitar interplay to be fascinating by itself. But also because the combo of said gnarled guitar bits and a shared songtitle always evokes the Velvet Underground, in a weird way.

Let's hear it for backing-vocal commentary: "Hello Goodbye " or "..Lose That Girl"?

Edit: nevermind, answer 50yearslate instead!

  

ABSOLUTELY You're Going To Lose That Girl , it's like the magnum opus of backing vocals.

(i know you already answered, Beatlebug, I'm sorry, I just couldn't resist)

 

sorry to interrupt, kindly carry on!

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16 June 2019
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On What Goes On , all I can do is pity your poor earsa-hard-days-night-john-6

I'll go with Beautiful Boy, it is a very sweet song. 

Late era solo John song about his post music biz life: Watching The Wheels or (Just Like) Starting Over? 

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Watching The Wheels all the way, especially the acoustic version.

Woman or Oh Woman Oh Why?

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16 June 2019
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Oh Woman Oh Why-- fabulous Paul vocal and just generally a better song, in my opinion. (Though both are marvelous.)

Lullabies-- Good Night or Golden Slumbers ?

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Definitely Golden Slumbers . One of my favourites for sure.

 

Covers: Till There Was You or Rock N Roll Music? 

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Till There Was You is the best Beatles cover there is. Best song on With The Beatles too. Very tough to beat, with Paul's sweet voice and George's magnificent guitar work. 

What was do you think was John's Yesterday : Imagine or Julia ? And why?

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16 June 2019
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I'd say Imagine simply because it's much more widely known, which makes it more of "a Yesterday ," and it also mirrors the hope in Yesterday . I personally like Julia so much because it isn't trying to be popular or have wide appeal; it's kind of like a gem buried in the White Album and the whole point is to discover it for yourself. 

Strawberry Fields Forever or A Day In The Life ?

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16 June 2019
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50yearslate said
Till There Was You is the best Beatles cover there is. Best song on With The Beatles too. Very tough to beat, with Paul's sweet voice and George's magnificent guitar work. 

Even better than Twist And Shout ?

As for the actual question I'll go Strawberry Fields Forever .  Both are great masterpieces, but I just enjoy listening to Strawberry Fields Forever more.

I do like this peppery theme.

Penny Lane or Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds ?

Why yes that is a picture of Paul dabbing. Deal with it.

17 June 2019
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I'll go for Penny Lane , although I love them both. That's hard!

 

Favourite opener: A Hard Day's Night or Magical Mystery Tour ?

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A Hard Day’s Night, of course. It’s got much more energy and a better melody. 

Favorite opener round 2: I Saw Her Standing There or Help ?

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QuarryMan said
On What Goes On , all I can do is pity your poor earsa-hard-days-night-john-6

 

My ears are flawless! (My brane less so)

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"Standing There" usually wins when I match it to any other track, such is the esteem I hold it in. But considering how that desperate "in media res" opening "HELP!..." is more instantly arresting than an anticipatory behind-the-scenes countoff, and how it instantly introduces the title of the song/album/film with a single syllable...on that limited basis - of the songs' first few seconds alone, and because I dislike giving predictable  answers - I say "Help !" is the better opener.  (Also a better crafted song, benefiting from 2 years of songwriting practice, but we all know that...)

Xmas flexis: "Everywhere it's Christmas" or "Christmas Time Is Here Again "?

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Kaniffee said

50yearslate said

Till There Was You is the best Beatles cover there is. Best song on With The Beatles too. Very tough to beat, with Paul's sweet voice and George's magnificent guitar work. 

Even better than Twist And Shout ?

Absolutely!

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QuarryMan said

On What Goes On , all I can do is pity your poor earsa-hard-days-night-john-6

 

My ears are flawless! (My brane less so)

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"Standing There" usually wins when I match it to any other track, such is the esteem I hold it in. But considering how that desperate "in media res" opening "HELP!..." is more instantly arresting than an anticipatory behind-the-scenes countoff, and how it instantly introduces the title of the song/album/film with a single syllable...on that limited basis - of the songs' first few seconds alone, and because I dislike giving predictable  answers - I say "Help !" is the better opener.  (Also a better crafted song, benefiting from 2 years of songwriting practice, but we all know that...)

Xmas flexis: "Everywhere it's Christmas" or "Christmas Time Is Here Again "?

  

Christmas Time Is Here Again because it's random and lovely and so very Beatley.

Favorite Closer: Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby or Dizzy Miss Lizzy ?

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Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby ,as I really dislike Dizzy Miss Lizzy , can't stand it paul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartney lol.

 

I Want You (She's So Heavy) or Happiness Is A Warm Gun

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Ooooft. A very difficult one. I adore the coda of IWY(SSH), but I think the opening section and ending of Happiness is enough to swing it that way for me.

Early Beatles city of conquest: Liverpool or Hamburg? 

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Liverpool, because it's LIVERPOOL. Also less strippers.

Birthdays: Martha's or Paul's? ahdn_george_06

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