I'm the opposite of you. I believe that in The Beatles, Paul was the best at writing songs and as a solo artist John was
A side note; I'm aware that the rest of The Beatles helped with Real Love, but John wrote it
Favourite band: The Beatles
Favourite song: Yesterday
Favourite album: Rubber Soul
Favourite member: Paul McCartney
Favourite solo career: John Lennon or Paul McCartney
Favourite solo career song: John Lennon - God or Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmas Time
Favourite songs on albums;
Please Please Me: There's A Place/Misery
With The Beatles: All My Loving/Please Mr Postman
A Hard Day's Night: If I Fell/And I Love Her
Beatles For Sale: No Reply/I'll Follow The Sun
Help!: Yesterday/I've Just Seen A Face
Rubber Soul: In My Life/Drive My Car/The Word
Revolver: She Said She Said/Here There And Everywhere
Sgt Pepper: Sgt Pepper/She's Leaving Home
Magical Mystery Tour: Your Mother Should Know/All You Need Is Love
White Album: Dear Prudence/Happiness Is A Warm Gun/Cry Baby Cry
Let It Be: Across The Universe/Get Back
Abbey Road: Come Together/Here Comes The Sun
I think you can't do a John versus Paul. The Beatles were a unit and each Beatle had input into how the songs were constructed including George and Ringo. When I listen to their music, I don't have a favorite Beatle or song. I just listen to the music and enjoy them for what they are.
If we are talking solo career, then that is a different issue.
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Beatles - about equal overall across the entire period - I think John started stronger though.
Solo - unfortunately John was cut off prematurely and had a long break; I started off liking John's albums more but on listening again felt they were both great (and also like George's and Ringo's output over that time) - so I guess I can't give a definitive answer just yet
I will be listening to all the early solo stuff again in the coming weeks so will see if my perceptions have changed any since I last listened over 20 years ago.
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