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10 Beatles tracks you couldn't live without

Postby james1985 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:14 pm

List over here!!

Okay, so the blue meanies have sent you to a desert island with only an iPod loaded with 10 Beatles tracks. What are your choices? The ten you couldn't possibly live without?
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Re: 10 Beatles tracks you couldn't live without

Postby james1985 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:19 pm

Mine:

You Really Got A Hold On Me
And Your Bird Can Sing
The Word
All I've Got To Do
I've Just Seen A Face
Don't Let Me Down
Happiness Is a Warm Gun
If I Fell
In My Life
For No One
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Re: 10 Beatles tracks you couldn't live without

Postby Mattal1958 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:18 pm

James1985, this is nearly an IMPOSSIBLE task...and it can change yearly, monthly, weekly...even daily.

But, I'll give it shot, off the top of my head (in no particular order):

*Hey Jude-- the greatest single ever!
*Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey--manic singing, great bass line, and KILLER guitar riffs. Awesome rocker!
*Strawberry Fields Forever-- amazing song.
*I Am The Walrus-- the LOVE mix...which, because of it's sensational sound, is the ONLY one I can listen to now...wish I could edit out the seguing into the crowd noise...I'd love to get a "pure" copy of this mix.
*Yer Blues-- they sound like a band having fun, and Lennon's vocal borders that fine line of parody and sincerity...leaning towards the latter. And that second lead guitar...what a NASTY sound!
*I Feel Fine-- nearly a PERFECT pop/rock recording.
*Sweet Little Sixteen-- from the first BBC collection...listen to this band's rocking ability...and the timing on the brief stops and starts. And Lennon's spectacular singing.
*Taxman-- the guitar, the bass line, the great George vocal, the tongue-in-cheek background vocals, and the social commentary...great song.
*For No One-- my favorite McCartney ballad EVER. Gorgeous, haunting melody...rare melancholy lyric from Paul.
*You Never Give Me Your Money"-- a rock opera within a song. Genius.

Honorable Mention:
"Happiness Is A Warm Gun"-- see "You Never Give Me Your Money"...and Lennon beat Paul to it by a year.
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Re: 10 Beatles tracks you couldn't live without

Postby efghijiloveyou » Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:52 pm

It becomes harder when you are forced to break up the Abbey Road medley...

Strawberry Fields Forever
Dear Prudence
I Saw Her Standing There
Hey Bulldog
Help!
Twist and Shout
You Can't Do That
I Want To Hold Your Hand
A Day In The Life
Hey Jude

...so hard...too much left out!
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Re: 10 Beatles tracks you couldn't live without

Postby james1985 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:54 pm

efghijiloveyou wrote:You Can't Do That


This was very close to making my 10!
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Re: 10 Beatles tracks you couldn't live without

Postby lobbybobby » Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:55 pm

Let It Be
A Day In The Life
Tomorrow Never Knows
Here Comes The Sun
I'm A Loser
You Never Give Me Your Money
I've Got A Feeling
And Your Bird Can Sing
Long Long Long
Help
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Re: 10 Beatles tracks you couldn't live without

Postby james1985 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:57 pm

Mattal1958 wrote:*For No One-- my favorite McCartney ballad EVER. Gorgeous, haunting melody...rare melancholy lyric from Paul.


He's not even 24 when he writes and records this. When you take the lyrics, melody, that gorgeous dropping bass part... gun to my head I'd probably say it's the best work he ever did
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Re: 10 Beatles tracks you couldn't live without

Postby Craigerb » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:04 pm

I Will
If I Needed Someone
Yesterday
Let It Be
For No One
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
I Want To Hold Your Hand
A Day In The Life
Hey Jude
The End
"And in the end/The love you take/Is equal to/The love you make."
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Re: 10 Beatles tracks you couldn't live without

Postby chris » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:29 pm

help
in my life
I've just seen a face
tomorrow never knows
a day in the life
revolution #1
blackbird
something
oh darling
let it be

but ask me tomorrow and I may have a completely different list.
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Re: 10 Beatles tracks you couldn't live without

Postby oobujoobu1971 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:39 am

Please Please Me
There's A Place
This Boy
Norwegian Wood
Strawberry Fields Forever
Getting Better
Here Comes The Sun
Hey Jude
I Am The Walrus
A Day In The Life



Hmm, something wrong here, I'm a Paul person, but there's ony 2 of his songs in the list!!
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