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Postby Bluebird » Mon Sep 26, 2005 11:42 am

I have been wondering in long time why George so often sings number 4 song on a beatles album?

Please please me: #4 = Chains
With the beatles: #4 = Don´t bother me
A hard days night: #4 = I´m happy just to dance with you
Help: #4 = I need you
Revolver: #4 = Love you to
Magical mystery tour: #4 = Blue jay way
Let it be: #4 = I me mine

Any ideas
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Postby Blueraspberry » Wed Sep 28, 2005 12:58 pm

technically Blue Jay Way doesn't count. The MMT album is just a compliation.

Its just a coincidence. The white album, Beatles For Sale, & Sgt. Pepper don't have George as #4.
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Postby kylestyle » Thu Sep 29, 2005 3:22 am

MMT is more than a compilation. Flying, Blue Jay Way, Fool on the Hill, Your Mother Should Know - if you didn't have the EPs that were released, then it would have been totally amazing to grab this album at the time, especially with all the singles and b-sides - to have that on an ALBUM! It's a remarkable album really. The likes of I Am The Walrus is wasted on a b-side or an EP....an 'album' is its home - MMT is its logical 'home'. To my way of thinking anyway.

As for the #4s, yes it's a definite pattern. I think it's like John and Paul have a chance to hog the limelight, then George sort of hobbles on after the initial onslaught and gets the chance to do his thing. It's almost like a disrespect, like they're begrudging him getting an opening spot. However, with Something (Abbey Road) they simply couldn't put it any lower than #2.
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Postby HeyJude » Sun Oct 02, 2005 4:18 pm

That's really interesting, but still, John is the one who takes lead vocal in Chains, not George. However, if you look at it that way, Do You Want To Know A Secret, sung by George, is #4 on the B side of PPM. But it may be jsut a coincidence. If we look at it from Kyle's viewpoint (which certainly is right to a point IMO), Taxman opens Rovelover, so they didn't put that one that 'low' either.
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Postby dsnito » Mon Oct 03, 2005 3:59 pm

Just some little coincidences...but interesting to notice that George's songs were #4 just on the early Beatle albums until '65 except for LIB album...
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Postby kylestyle » Mon Oct 03, 2005 5:52 pm

Oh wow Taxman at #1 slipped my mind - one of the best Beatle openers of all!
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Postby Bluebird » Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:51 am

kylestyle wrote:Oh wow Taxman at #1 slipped my mind - one of the best Beatle openers of all!
I´m glad you said one of them, cause there are many great openers. ISHST, SPLHCB, BITU, CM....etc.
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Postby Beatlegirl61 » Tue Nov 15, 2005 2:00 pm

I know for sure, that "7" was George's favorite number and his son Dhani put one of his Dad's favorite tracks as # 7 on the Brainwashed LP. Yeah..i was wondering about that # 4 too ! very spooky ! 8)
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Postby Beatlegirl61 » Tue Nov 15, 2005 2:04 pm

Oh yeah...Here Comes the Sun is # 7 on Abbey Road !! Just wanted to share that ! :) Dhani had said that giving his Dad the # 7 was the highest honor he could have !!
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