Sorry - I really believe that there are some myths around the Early Beatles stuff pre 1965. There is some stuff that is good and holds up well (I'll be Back, I Feel Fine, No Reply, Baby's in black) - there are other songs that are not as sophisticated or are just not up to par (Devil in her heart, Love me do, She loves you, From me to you, Hold me tight, I should have known better, When i get home) - Ugh, there a few that you just say -it's sort of filler.
I'm not getting a rise out of people. I honesty think these songs do not stand up well. It's just an opinion but since i was born after they came out - it holds no sentimental value to me - i think these songs are just not top-notch. Most of the media i think are baby boomers and can't distinguish between the good BEatle stuff pre 1965 and the kind of songs they did to get hits. I once read that "From me to you" was written on a train on a Helen Shapiro tour and you know what - it sounds like it. It was one of the songs that John and Paul referred to as a swimming pool song to make money?? They did do that - you know? Whereas a song like "This Boy" or "If i Fell" - you can tell it had more quality and more depth to it.
Just like i said before about "A Hard day's night" - it's an OK Rock n Roll movie but i still don't see it living to its hype as the Citizen Kane of Rock n Roll films. I think Let it be or Mystery Tour is bett (Help is cooler to look at) er or for sure drama and power "The Rose", "The Wall" by Floyd is much more hard-hitting and much more creative, "Purple Rain", "8 Mile", Presley's "That's the way it is", the Band's "The LAst Waltz", The Monkey's head is brilliant for its sheer awfulness and camp. I hardly think "A Hard Days' night" is pure Monthy Python genuius (Holy Grail is funny) - John Lennon making a few funny wisecracks on a train - to me, it's not a huge comedic moment. It's funny and a Hard Days' night is an enjoyable piece of work that is cleverly done - but i still don't think it's the greatest music film of all time as critics and media have said.
Just opinions - But, I think a lot of people follow the mainstream sort of media's representation of Beatle music and Beatle film and i think a lot of it is just plain myth and sloppy and lazy analysis and reporting by baby boomers who can't keep a perspective on their music. There's no denying that the Beatles whiped the floor with the music business after 1965 - It's just wrong to say their songs were that powerful before then - they were still developing and evolving - and they made a lot of songs back then (pre-1965) that are just not as memorable.