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Songs by other bands that sound "Beatles-ish"
28 July 2014
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My bad, @Linde. @Bongo didn’t miss it in this thread. He made a new thread using this the song. I merged it into this thread. I should have posted a note about it. Sorry about that.

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No problem!

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Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve heard Crying In The Chapel twice on radio today, and I noticed a couple of parts that reminded me of Don’t Let Me Down . I know John loved Elvis’ era before the early 60’s (when Chapel is from)…but old influences do have a tendency to lodge in the brain and come back to you later. Give it a listen and tell me what you reckon. If you think it’s hogwash I’ll take it on the chin!

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I think this song by Billy Joel, from his album The Nylon Curtain, “Scandinavian Skies”, has a VERY late Beatles feel to it. Plus, the song was inspired by drugs. Heroin specifically, I believe. I hear bits of psychedelic-era Lennon and Harrison in it.

 

EDIT: Make sure you listen until around the 2:30 mark or so; that’s when it picks up and really sounds Beatlesque.

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6 September 2014
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I see what you mean. Melody wise, ‘Don’t Let Me Down ‘ almost seem like a slightly sped-up version of Elvis’ ‘Crying In The Chapel’

6 September 2014
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I know this is a bit off topic because this isn’t actually a Beatles song, but it sure sounds like it is!  From 1969. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?…..AZlf_9ObLg

7 September 2014
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Posts 114, 116, and 117 were a separate thread titled “Don’t Let Me Down /Crying In The Chapel”. It dawned on me that the posts belong here with the other songs that sound Beatley. I hope @burnsybaby1987, @MrCleanMachine, and @Sugarplum fairy enjoy some of the other offerings in this thread.

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7 September 2014
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I was reading all the threads to see if this was mentioned.  But definitely sounds more like Macca & Wings, sort of like Uncle Albert /Admiral Halsey ahdn_paul_06

 

SatanHimself said 

You can’t forget Klaatu, the band that sounded so Beatley that there was a mini-conspiracy that they really were the boys incognito.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…..iRUOzJ-FrE

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Can’t believe nobody mention badfinger yet! a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

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parlance said
I can’t believe I forgot this – the Scott Pilgrim soundtrack written by Beck. Most, if not all, the songs, are very Beatlesque. For instance, the scene in which Scott and Ramona kiss for the first time features a song with a very Something -like bassline.

parlance

that song wasn’t written by Beck, it’s called ‘By Your Side’ and it’s by the Beachwood Sparks, but yes it sound very Beatlesque

 

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super disappointed to not see a single mention of MGMT, my second favourite band.

 

Their second album, Congratulations, is a masterpiece for anyone who liked Pepper-era Beatles and Barrett-era Floyd, and anyone who likes ELO and post-punk music.

 

this song always reminded me, atleast lyrically, of ‘Good Morning Good Morning

 

 

this is what Pepper would’ve sounded like had Barrett joined the Beatles

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MGMT was my favourite band for about 3 or 4 years, but I fail to see how they sound Beatley. Congratulations was an awesome album, such a shame it failed to sell.

Funny that you mention Barrett. Dan Treacy, the subject of the song, has written a song called ”I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives”. 

12 October 2014
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I love this song. It could totally be a Harrison track from the White Album / abbey rd era

12 October 2014
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@ADT. Just to be sure is your above post in the correct thread, it’s just i’m not sure what song you’re referring to. Welcome to the forum by the way, hopefully you’ll stick around.

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12 October 2014
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I was going to ask @ADT the same question. So I clicked on quote on his post to make the inquiry. When I did that, I saw a url for a video. I copied and pasted it into another browser window on my phone. I got the message that the video couldn’t be played. I will check on my PC in a few minutes.

On my PC I get “The uploader has not made this video available in your country.” The video is from EMI Canada.

The song/artist = ‘You May Be Right’ by The Grapes of Wrath

12 October 2014
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Got it @Ahhh Girl, good sleuthing. Strange how the URL isn’t displayed in @ADT’s post however. Video is below for those its available to.

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12 October 2014
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meanmistermustard said
Got it @Ahhh Girl, good sleuthing. Strange how the URL isn’t displayed in @ADT’s post however. Video is below for those its available to.

Thanks for that! I guess I got a little messed up when trying to post the song. Hopefully everyone can hear it. There is also an “american version” of the song on youtube what ever that means. It sounds the same.

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You’re welcome, ADT. Let us know if there’s anything we can help you with as you find your way around the forum.

13 October 2014
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I think “byrds” were the biggest beatle-wanna-manics. Many of their songs just sound like Beatles from help – Rubber Soul era. Once my sister and I mistook them as Beatles

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