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Postby kylestyle » Tue May 18, 2004 9:22 pm

thingy_guy wrote:I would replace Ebony and Ivory with Rinse The Raindrops, Tiny Bubble or She's Given Up Talking. I personally wouldn't have bothered putting in Ebony and Ivory, that song is just terrible imo. Its got a goo message and all but its just a bad song.


I love Ebony and Ivory, it would definitely be right up there in a Top 100 of mine. A "bad" song? How is it "bad"? Melody is catchy and infectious, performance and arrangement captures the spirit of the 80s, and and the lyrics have positive vibes, plus great duet with Macca and Stevie. Can't go wrong. What's your problem with it? I think it's right up there with all the best piano ballads of the era, like those done by Billy Joel and Elton John (Honesty, Just the Way You Are, Empty Garden etc). Placing it in context, it still holds up pretty well. Also the Tug of War demo of Ebony and Ivory is very nice too.

Are you slagging the song just because it was a "hit", a "number one" etc? For I can't find any other fault with the song in a melodic, harmonic, lyrical or performance sense. The craftsmanship is 100% there on that song.
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Postby Bluebird » Wed May 19, 2004 11:39 am

I have that thought that it´s too sentimental, but of course a great and well-known harmony. I just think that it´s too sentimental for me..
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Postby Grillo » Sat May 29, 2004 12:07 am

thingy_guy wrote:I would replace Ebony and Ivory with Rinse The Raindrops, Tiny Bubble or She's Given Up Talking. I personally wouldn't have bothered putting in Ebony and Ivory, that song is just terrible imo. Its got a goo message and all but its just a bad song.


Serious? are you a musician? if you are....i know you´d pay to come up with a tune like that...DOnt swallow the crap you listen over there...it´s a great song, great vibe, great lyrics and great message...ive said!!!
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Postby kylestyle » Sat May 29, 2004 5:38 am

Took me a while to compile (cutting up lots of tiny pieces of paper and reassembling them on the floor), here's My list of Macca's 100 best songs:

1 Maybe I'm Amazed
2 Hello Goodbye
3 Every Night
4 Penny Lane
5 Take It Away
6 Getting Closer
7 Martha My Dear
8 For No One
9 Hey Jude
10 Eleanor Rigby
11 Temporary Secretary
12 Let It Be
13 Little Lamb Dragonfly
14 We Can Work It Out
15 Come And Get It (Paul's version)
16 Another Day
17 Love In Song
18 Good Day Sunshine
19 Too Many People
20 Don't Let It Bring You Down
21 Daytime Nighttime Suffering
22 Medley: Hold Me Tight, Lazy Dynamite, Hands of Love, Power Cut
23 Beware My Love
24 To You
25 Ebony and Ivory
26 Say say Say
27 Got To Get You Into My Life
28 Oh Darling
29 Paperback Writer
30 Waterfalls
31 Helter Skelter
32 You Never Give Me Your Money
33 Keep Under Cover
34 Teddy Boy
35 The Pound Is Sinking
36 Some People Never Know
37 No More Lonely Nights
38 Let Me Roll It
39 You Won't See Me
40 London Town
41 Drive My Car
42 Tomorrow
43 Get Back
44 Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey
45 Mrs Vanderbilt
46 I'm Down
47 Soily
48 Things We Said Today
49 So Bad
50 You Gave Me The Answer
51 Birthday
52 Oo You
53 About You
54 Girls School
55 Give Us A Chord, Roy
56 Lunch Box / Odd Sox
57 I'm Looking Through You
58 Eat At Home
59 Flaming Pie
60 However Absurd
61 Lady Madonna
62 Goodnight Tonight
63 The Long And Winding Road
64 Jet
65 Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five
66 She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
67 Darkroom
68 Get On The Right Thing
69 I've Got A Feeling
70 Arrow Through Me
71 Let Em In
72 Live and Let Die
73 I Will
74 Somebody Who Cares
75 With A Little Luck
76 Here There and Everywhere
77 She's Leaving Home
78 Big Barn Bed
79 Golden Earth Girl
80 One Of These Days
81 Mull Of Kintyre
82 I Am Your Singer
83 My Love
84 Here Today
85 On The Way
86 I've Just Seen A Face
87 The Fool on the Hill
88 Coming Up
89 Rinse The Raindrops
90 Figure of Eight
91 Band on the Run
92 Stranglehold
93 You Want Her Too
94 I'll Follow The Sun
95 Distractions
96 Mother Nature's Son
97 Mistress and Maid
98 Don't Be Careless Love
99 Back in the USSR
100 Put It There
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Postby Bluebird » Sat May 29, 2004 8:20 am

Good list, but you haven´t songs from FP! :?
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Postby kylestyle » Sat May 29, 2004 8:00 pm

The song Flaming Pie is there at #59. But I have even groovier rockers above it, like Girls School at #54. Imagine if he did that on his new shows! :)
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Postby TheBeatles1988 » Sun May 30, 2004 2:51 pm

Ha yea!! I know
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Postby Bluebird » Sun May 30, 2004 5:22 pm

kylestyle wrote:The song Flaming Pie is there at #59. But I have even groovier rockers above it, like Girls School at #54. Imagine if he did that on his new shows! :)
Imagine if he did: Juniors farm, Backseat of my car, I´ve had enough, Stranglehold, Ballroom dancing, Keep under cover, The other me, Oo you, Mrs. Vandebilt, Smile away, Oh woman oh why, Old siam sir, Getting closer, Don´t let it bring you down, Silly love songs, Beware my love, Mumbo, Give Ireland back to the irish, Cafe on the left bank, So glad to see you here, Nobody knows, Don´t be careless love, I owe it all to you, Single pigeon, Heaven on a sunday and About you live.... :) So many songs he haven´t played live..I´m just wondering
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Postby TheBeatles1988 » Sun May 30, 2004 5:57 pm

Yea I know like I mean why does he play most of his old songs live, cause like really wopould like to hear him play most of his old songs live aswell.
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Postby kylestyle » Sun May 30, 2004 8:15 pm

Bluebird wrote:Imagine if he did: Juniors farm, Backseat of my car, I´ve had enough, Stranglehold, Ballroom dancing, Keep under cover, The other me, Oo you, Mrs. Vandebilt, Smile away, Oh woman oh why, Old siam sir, Getting closer, Don´t let it bring you down, Silly love songs, Beware my love, Mumbo, Give Ireland back to the irish, Cafe on the left bank, So glad to see you here, Nobody knows, Don´t be careless love, I owe it all to you, Single pigeon, Heaven on a sunday and About you live.... :) So many songs he haven´t played live..I´m just wondering


ALL of those songs you mentioned, I would love if he played them live. I mean, no offence to the venerable favourites All My Loving, I Saw Her Standing There and all the 'signature' Paul classics, but I would love to see a gig where he focused purely on B-sides and notable album tracks. It could be like just a one-off gig and made into a dvd / tv show. It would be brilliant! :D
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