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In this thread I rank my favorite Beatles songs: 204-1.

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I made a John playlist on the occasion of his birthday last week, starting with influences, through his Beatles and solo careers and finishing with new artists' covers, and it came out quite awesome

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8 hours ago, JZilla said:

I made a John playlist on the occasion of his birthday last week, starting with influences, through his Beatles and solo careers and finishing with new artists' covers, and it came out quite awesome

Please post if you don't mind!  Would absolutely love to listen to this.

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8 hours ago, Dr. Octopus said:

I guess this is as good a place as any to put this out there.

I listened to Lennon's Double Fantasy album recently for the first time in a veerrrrryy long time. I remember as a kid always making fun of the Yoko songs, but on this recent listening I actually found them to be quite good. Also now with hindsight I can see that they were very influential on a lot of music that came along after 1980. Maybe I'm just crazy but it's some brilliant stuff and much more daring and imaginative than the Lennon music on the record. 

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Actually I liked her songs all along, but I haven't listened in a while.  Need to add this to my queue for a re-listen, after I get through the Abbey Road remaster and my newly arrived All Things Must Pass set.

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On 10/15/2019 at 7:06 AM, Shaft41 said:

It's just a song I think rarely gets talked about, hence, my underrated claim.  Maybe you need to rank Beatles harmonies.  

Off the top of my head, I think I'd have "Nowhere Man" or "This Boy" as my favorite harmonies, but if I gave it real thought there are probably other contenders.  Hmmmm.

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Enjoyed Side 3 followed by Side 2 of All Things Must pass today.  Jesus, I forgot what a great record this is.  I'd put Side 3 up against just about anything.

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On 10/16/2019 at 6:38 PM, krista4 said:

Enjoyed Side 3 followed by Side 2 of All Things Must pass today.  Jesus, I forgot what a great record this is.  I'd put Side 3 up against just about anything.

Further on this, here is the Side 3 listing if you don't want to google:

  1. "Beware of Darkness"
  2. "Apple Scruffs"
  3. "Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)"
  4. "Awaiting on You All" 
  5. "All Things Must Pass" 

The first track might just be my favorite George solo endeavor, although I don't hear it getting much talk or play generally, with #5 just a smidge behind it.  #4 is a crazy, wacky, wonderful track that I love despite not understanding it.  And then there's #2, which Mr. krista - he of all the cynicism and sarcasm - says is his favorite George solo song because it's "so cute."

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14 hours ago, krista4 said:

Further on this, here is the Side 3 listing if you don't want to google:

  1. "Beware of Darkness"
  2. "Apple Scruffs"
  3. "Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)"
  4. "Awaiting on You All" 
  5. "All Things Must Pass" 

The first track might just be my favorite George solo endeavor, although I don't hear it getting much talk or play generally, with #5 just a smidge behind it.  #4 is a crazy, wacky, wonderful track that I love despite not understanding it.  And then there's #2, which Mr. krista - he of all the cynicism and sarcasm - says is his favorite George solo song because it's "so cute."

I've heard ATMP a thousand times but have listened to it maybe thrice. As someone who always hated bliss, i usually gave it short shrift. During my runaway years, i encountered dozens of alternative communities filled w Blissies and all this city boy could think of was "we've spent 200 years fighting our way out of the yolks of altar & throne........for THIS?! Just trade it all in for yet another myth?!" And, unfortunately, Harrison was the unofficial captain of the "oh....yeah.....cool......peace" movement, so i gave his music much less attention & respect than it deserved. My loss.

I check out that side one more time and i hear everything i want to hear from a side - invention, melody, humor, wisdom and, most important, the ability to hold my sway for a while. That's one thing artists seldom understand any longer, the responsibility of being better than other people being to make other people better. The power to make them offer to put themselves in the palm of your hand that they may be comforted, enlightened, inspired, relieved of life's awful burdens for a short time and given a view from above it all.

He warned us. George Harrison was a product of what he saw, not what he knew, as most great artists are in their approach to their work. And, relieved of the onus of great inner fire, he was able to say, quite early on in counterculture terms, "It's all bull####, don't you know. Find peace in your heart and you will see that it's so. I don't have to be complicated and neither do you. Here are some songs about complicated people and how silly is all they do."

Beware of Maya. Beware of illusions which become delusions. Open your heart before you open your mind and it will go oh so much more easily. And now, almost 50 years on, almost everything is Maya. My gen did indeed cast the bliss aside and what for? Identity & individuality, liberty & license, consumption & concupiscence. Now all we look for is peace, take pills for peace, be mindful for peace. ####ed out, tensed up, pissed off, shut down are we. Oh....yeah.....cool......peace. Sounds pretty good all of a sudden. All things must pass.

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On ‎10‎/‎16‎/‎2019 at 9:38 PM, krista4 said:

Enjoyed Side 3 followed by Side 2 of All Things Must pass today.  Jesus, I forgot what a great record this is.  I'd put Side 3 up against just about anything.

It's easily the best solo Beatles record.

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31 minutes ago, wikkidpissah said:

I've heard ATMP a thousand times but have listened to it maybe thrice. As someone who always hated bliss, i always gave it short shrift. During my runaway years, i encountered dozens of alternative communities filled Blissies and all this city boy could think of was "we've spent 200 years fighting our way out of the yolks of altar & throne........for THIS?! Just trade it all in for yet another myth?!" And, unfortunately, Harrison was the unofficial captain of the "oh....yeah.....cool......peace" movement, so i gave his music short shrift. My loss.

I check out that side one more time and i hear everything i want to hear from a side - invention, melody, humor, wisdom and, most important, the ability to hold my sway for a while. That's one thing artists seldom understand any longer, the responsibility of being better than other people being to make other people better. The power to make them offer to put themselves in the palm of your hand that they may be comforted, enlightened, inspired, relieved of life's awful burdens for a short time and given a view from above it all.

He warned us. George Harrison was a product of what he saw, not what he knew, as most great artists are in their approach to their work. And, relieved of the onus of great inner fire, he was able to say, quite early on in counterculture terms, "It's all bull####, don't you know. Find peace in your heart and you will see that it's so. I don't have to be complicated and neither do you. Here are some songs about complicated people and how silly is all they do."

Beware of Maya. Beware of illusions which become delusions. Open your heart before you open your mind and it will go oh so much more easily. And now, almost 50 years on, almost everything is Maya. My gen did indeed cast the bliss aside and what for? Identity & individuality, liberty & license, consumption & concupiscence. Now all we look for is peace, take pills for peace, be mindful for peace. ####ed out, tensed up, pissed off, shut down are we. Oh....yeah.....cool......peace. Sounds pretty good all of a sudden. All things must pass.

Really great insight. 

On bold 1: I've heard you discuss this before, and it is making more and more sense to me everyday.  I remember reading your point on this 1st in a Jack White thread I scanned earlier in the week. 

On bold 2: Oh yeah. ;)

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34 minutes ago, Dr. Octopus said:

It's easily the best solo Beatles record.

I agree but the Phil Spector "wall of sound" echo was way over done, especially on Wah-wah, Let It Down, Awaiting on You All and Art of Dying.  Also the Apple Jam LP is kinda boring and I have to admit that while I've listened to Sides 1-4 thousands of times, I have probably listened to sides 5-6 only a handful with "It's Johnny's Birthday" being my favorite because it is only 49 seconds long.

 

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1 hour ago, wikkidpissah said:

I've heard ATMP a thousand times but have listened to it maybe thrice. As someone who always hated bliss, i usually gave it short shrift. During my runaway years, i encountered dozens of alternative communities filled w Blissies and all this city boy could think of was "we've spent 200 years fighting our way out of the yolks of altar & throne........for THIS?! Just trade it all in for yet another myth?!" And, unfortunately, Harrison was the unofficial captain of the "oh....yeah.....cool......peace" movement, so i gave his music much less attention & respect than it deserved. My loss.

I check out that side one more time and i hear everything i want to hear from a side - invention, melody, humor, wisdom and, most important, the ability to hold my sway for a while. That's one thing artists seldom understand any longer, the responsibility of being better than other people being to make other people better. The power to make them offer to put themselves in the palm of your hand that they may be comforted, enlightened, inspired, relieved of life's awful burdens for a short time and given a view from above it all.

He warned us. George Harrison was a product of what he saw, not what he knew, as most great artists are in their approach to their work. And, relieved of the onus of great inner fire, he was able to say, quite early on in counterculture terms, "It's all bull####, don't you know. Find peace in your heart and you will see that it's so. I don't have to be complicated and neither do you. Here are some songs about complicated people and how silly is all they do."

Beware of Maya. Beware of illusions which become delusions. Open your heart before you open your mind and it will go oh so much more easily. And now, almost 50 years on, almost everything is Maya. My gen did indeed cast the bliss aside and what for? Identity & individuality, liberty & license, consumption & concupiscence. Now all we look for is peace, take pills for peace, be mindful for peace. ####ed out, tensed up, pissed off, shut down are we. Oh....yeah.....cool......peace. Sounds pretty good all of a sudden. All things must pass.

This is one of your best posts (which is saying a lot).  I’m going to read it through again, considering each word, before I listen to Side 3 again.  Seriously, thank you.

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10 minutes ago, krista4 said:

This is one of your best posts (which is saying a lot).  I’m going to read it through again, considering each word, before I listen to Side 3 again.  Seriously, thank you.

i wrote hard. for you -

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RIP Robert Freeman, photographer who shot several Beatles album covers including the iconic picture used for With the Beatles/Meet the Beatles

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8 hours ago, Eephus said:

RIP Robert Freeman, photographer who shot several Beatles album covers including the iconic picture used for With the Beatles/Meet the Beatles

Aw, going to throw Meet the Beatles on in his honor.

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@krista4

Mrs. Murph and I tied the knot on Saturday and we just wanted to tell you that we got so many compliments on our Beatles musical theme. It really elevated our day from simply being amazing to being absolutely perfect. And it never would have happened without this thread. If you and Mr. Krista are ever in the Boston area the first bottle of wine is on us.

Details for those who are interested... We chose an instrumental arrangement of In My Life (Mrs. Murph's #1 ranked) for the processional. The bride walked down the aisle to an instrumental arrangement of Here Comes the Sun. And we chose Two of Us (Mr. Murph's #3 ranked) for the recessional. At the reception the wedding party was introduced to Got To Get You Into My Life and our first dance was Something. The band surprised us with a Hey Jude sing-a-long for a send-off. Despite both of us being more aligned with Mr. Krista's opinion of that song it was just perfect.

 

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2 hours ago, Murph said:

@krista4

Mrs. Murph and I tied the knot on Saturday and we just wanted to tell you that we got so many compliments on our Beatles musical theme. It really elevated our day from simply being amazing to being absolutely perfect. And it never would have happened without this thread. If you and Mr. Krista are ever in the Boston area the first bottle of wine is on us.

Details for those who are interested... We chose an instrumental arrangement of In My Life (Mrs. Murph's #1 ranked) for the processional. The bride walked down the aisle to an instrumental arrangement of Here Comes the Sun. And we chose Two of Us (Mr. Murph's #3 ranked) for the recessional. At the reception the wedding party was introduced to Got To Get You Into My Life and our first dance was Something. The band surprised us with a Hey Jude sing-a-long for a send-off. Despite both of us being more aligned with Mr. Krista's opinion of that song it was just perfect.

 

Oh wow, this is just incredible.  Congrats to the Murphs!  Pictures are always welcome.  I think the "Here Comes the Sun" part would have made me blubber like a baby.  :) 

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1 hour ago, krista4 said:

Oh wow, this is just incredible.  Congrats to the Murphs!  Pictures are always welcome.  I think the "Here Comes the Sun" part would have made me blubber like a baby.  :) 

Two Of Us

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4 hours ago, Murph said:

@krista4

Mrs. Murph and I tied the knot on Saturday and we just wanted to tell you that we got so many compliments on our Beatles musical theme. It really elevated our day from simply being amazing to being absolutely perfect. And it never would have happened without this thread. If you and Mr. Krista are ever in the Boston area the first bottle of wine is on us.

Details for those who are interested... We chose an instrumental arrangement of In My Life (Mrs. Murph's #1 ranked) for the processional. The bride walked down the aisle to an instrumental arrangement of Here Comes the Sun. And we chose Two of Us (Mr. Murph's #3 ranked) for the recessional. At the reception the wedding party was introduced to Got To Get You Into My Life and our first dance was Something. The band surprised us with a Hey Jude sing-a-long for a send-off. Despite both of us being more aligned with Mr. Krista's opinion of that song it was just perfect.

 

Sounds like a wedding that would have been fun to attend for a change since the music would have been great.  Congrats.  

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3 hours ago, Murph said:

Congratulations & may your blessed union last as long as the Beatles.....................................................................................effect on music

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7 hours ago, badmojo1006 said:

It's a nicer story than those of Best and Sutcliffe; I like that the guy seems perfectly satisfied with his life.  Thanks for posting the story!

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OK, when and why did the Beatles Channel become the Meg Griffin Channel?  It's driving me nuts, and I find myself listening more and more to the other channels.  It's not that she's bad, but I liked her in the smaller doses of "Eight Songs a Week."  I like the themed shows with hosts just fine -  "Northern Songs" is my favorite - but she's just acting as a deejay, simply introducing songs.  Verrrrrrrryyyyyy sloooooooowwwwwlllllyyy introducing songs.  I turn the channel all the time now just not to hear this.  Don't need a deejay coming between me and the music.

Speaking of switching around, I have the Meg Griffin Channel sandwiched between Underground Garage and Classic Vinyl on my presets, and it's been my goal to score a "Triple Beatle," in which all three channels are playing a Beatles song at the same time.  Double Beatle happens all the time, often with even the same exact song, but the closest I've come to Triple Beatle was last week when the third one started about 30 seconds after the song on one of the other channels ended.  Gah!

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6 hours ago, krista4 said:

OK, when and why did the Beatles Channel become the Meg Griffin Channel?  It's driving me nuts, and I find myself listening more and more to the other channels.  It's not that she's bad, but I liked her in the smaller doses of "Eight Songs a Week."  I like the themed shows with hosts just fine -  "Northern Songs" is my favorite - but she's just acting as a deejay, simply introducing songs.  Verrrrrrrryyyyyy sloooooooowwwwwlllllyyy introducing songs.  I turn the channel all the time now just not to hear this.  Don't need a deejay coming between me and the music.

Speaking of switching around, I have the Meg Griffin Channel sandwiched between Underground Garage and Classic Vinyl on my presets, and it's been my goal to score a "Triple Beatle," in which all three channels are playing a Beatles song at the same time.  Double Beatle happens all the time, often with even the same exact song, but the closest I've come to Triple Beatle was last week when the third one started about 30 seconds after the song on one of the other channels ended.  Gah!

Meg must be on half the SXM rock channels nowadays. She was my favorite host on The Loft before it got gutted, but I could seed how her style wouldn't fit very well on The Beatles station.

Classic Vinyl would be the weak link in your "Triple Beatle" quest, no? Seems like Underground Garage plays them at least once an hour.

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7 hours ago, Uruk-Hai said:

Meg must be on half the SXM rock channels nowadays. She was my favorite host on The Loft before it got gutted, but I could seed how her style wouldn't fit very well on The Beatles station.

Classic Vinyl would be the weak link in your "Triple Beatle" quest, no? Seems like Underground Garage plays them at least once an hour.

I’m getting them pretty equally on the two non-Beatles channels, unless Chris Carter is on the Garage.  My quest continues!

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My daughter, who has been showcased in this thread with her singing of "Let It Be" and who attended Sir Paul's concert with me last summer, was wholly unimpressed with her first listen of "Temporary Secretary" last night when my son started playing it on his phone.  

 

On a related note, I have a new favorite child.  

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On 12/17/2019 at 12:44 PM, badmojo1006 said:

He was mentioned in Mark Lewison's book.    He was never truly in the band, just someone that played a couple of weeks until Paul moved to bass.

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10 hours ago, Uruk-Hai said:

Meg must be on half the SXM rock channels nowadays. She was my favorite host on The Loft before it got gutted, but I could seed how her style wouldn't fit very well on The Beatles station.

Classic Vinyl would be the weak link in your "Triple Beatle" quest, no? Seems like Underground Garage plays them at least once an hour.

:lmao: I thought you meant they had Mila Kunis on there doing Family Guy shtick

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Hey @krista4,   as the year ends, I just wanted to give you one more thanks for this thread!

Opened up spotify on my laptop for the first time in months (listen off my phone everyday in the car) and it had my 2019 list of 100 most songs listened to this year. I listened to almost nothing but Beatles the two months you wrote all your rankings. Great times, especially because I had a knee issue those two months that had me in a wheel chair.

I want to see how my Top 25 ranking list was different from the Top 100 songs I listened to most.  To see how much you and everyone that sent in a Top25 changed my Beatle ways...

Left column in my original Top 25 list.   Right is end of year most listened to list.   21 Beatle songs were in my Top 100 listened to in 2019.

 

1Elanor Rigby ------- #8

2Ticket To Ride ----- #1

3While My Guitar Gently Weeps ----- #15

4Help! ----- #17

5Let it Be

6A Hard Day's Night . ----- #7

7A Day In The Life ----- #3

8Hello, Goodbye ----- #2

9In My Life ----- #12

10Hey Jude -----#18

11I Want To Hold Your Hand

12The Fool on the Hill: ------ #10 :lmao:

13Day Tripper --- #5

14Here Comes The Sun

15We Can Work It Out

16Get Back ---- #20

17The Night Before

18Paperback Writer

19With A Little Help from my friends ---- #19

20All You Need is Love ----- #21

21Can't Buy Me Love

22I Saw Her Standing There ----- #11

23She Loves You

24I Should Have Known Better ----- #6

25Eight Days A Week

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Songs Not on Original Top 25, or love know because of all of this!

Mother Nature's Son ------  #4 .   
Hey Bulldog ----- #9 .  I can't hear this one enough
I feel fine ---- #13.    this was like #26 before
Rain ------  #14 .    Didn't even know the title to this song before your countdown. 
Strawberry Fields Forever ----- #16.    Don't know if it would crack my Top25 again.
 

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19 hours ago, Getzlaf15 said:


Strawberry Fields Forever ----- #16.    Don't know if it would crack my Top25 again.
 

This is great stuff, especially the five at the end that weren't even in your top 25.  And WTG, Ticket to Ride!!!

I didn't understand the comment on this one.

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1 minute ago, krista4 said:

This is great stuff, especially the five at the end that weren't even in your top 25.  And WTG, Ticket to Ride!!!

I didn't understand the comment on this one.

It finished in my Top 21 Beatles songs that I listened to out of my Top 100 on Spotify.   I didn't rank it in my Top 25 here. Doubt I would put it in a new Top 25 here.

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28 minutes ago, Getzlaf15 said:

It finished in my Top 21 Beatles songs that I listened to out of my Top 100 on Spotify.   I didn't rank it in my Top 25 here. Doubt I would put it in a new Top 25 here.

Got it.  It was the "again" that confused me, as it seemed to imply you had the first time, though you hadn't.  Interestingly enough (or not), I've probably moved it into my Top 10 now (it was #11 before).

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On 12/19/2019 at 9:28 PM, krista4 said:

Got it.  It was the "again" that confused me, as it seemed to imply you had the first time, though you hadn't.  Interestingly enough (or not), I've probably moved it into my Top 10 now (it was #11 before).

So... we are gonna do it all again? 

Sounds like a plan. 

Or, am I confused? 

;)

 

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My Mom painted this for me as a Christmas gift.  That's pretty neat!

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22 minutes ago, krista4 said:

My Mom painted this for me as a Christmas gift.  That's pretty neat!

Sooooo fabulous 

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47 minutes ago, krista4 said:

My Mom painted this for me as a Christmas gift.  That's pretty neat!

WAIT!

Isn't that the original release - autographed by all - album I gave you last year?

And she painted over it?!?!?!? 😱

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4 minutes ago, Man of Constant Sorrow said:

WAIT!

Isn't that the original release - autographed by all - album I gave you last year?

And she painted over it?!?!?!? 😱

:lol:  Just think how exciting it will be when someone finds this in their attic someday and removes all the painting over it.

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A brief hijack:  there's a movie available on Amazon Prime called Gringo. A bit of Tarantino knock‐off kind of comedy.  I give it a 7/10 which some might argue is generous.  

Anyway, it has a few funny bits of dialogue about the Beatles.

That is all.  Oh, and Charlize Theron is fabulous. 

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On 1/11/2019 at 4:58 PM, krista4 said:

The Background:

I don’t remember exactly when or why I decided to do this, but it’s been rumbling around in my head for a while to put the Beatles song into an order of personal preference.  When I mentioned this in passing in the Beatles thread, a few folks – @Uruk-Hai, @rockaction, @Ilov80s– encouraged me to do it and post it, while @Eephusnotably told me I was crazy to pursue it.  :lmao:

I am a Beatles late adopter.  They were before my time, and I spent my formative musical years shunning them almost entirely, with the belief that the only Beatles song I liked was I Want to Hold Your Hand (hi rockaction!).  There wasn’t a lightning-bolt moment where I changed my mind, but beginning ~20 years ago I started listening to them more and more, influenced in great part by the fact that most of my friends at the time were Chicago musicians who were Beatles obsessives.

As a result, I’m not bringing a wealth of personal stories to this endeavor nor a lifelong base of Beatles knowledge.  There are a ton of posters here with more knowledge of the Beatles and music in general than I have (I'm not tagging them in case they don't want to be associated with my paltry thread), as well as people like @wikkidpissahwho can write a compelling account of a life experience linked to any damn song.  I hope that these folks will participate actively in the discussion.  And that’s what I’m hoping this to be – not (just) a narcissistic listing of personal preferences but an opportunity to discuss my favorite music with lots of smart people with strong opinions.

The Process:

This is not a list of the Beatles songs I think are “best”; it is a rank order of which songs I like the most.   IMO A Day in the Life is the best Beatles song, but it is not my #1 favorite song.

To put together the list, I started by, over the course of months, sitting with Mr. krista at night and listening to the 12 British LPs and one British EP in order from Please Please Me through Abbey Road.  Then we listened to the singles that hadn’t been already covered, most of them collected on Past Masters.  I excluded the German versions as well as Real Love and Free as a Bird, which make me angry.  If I had it to do over, I would have worked the singles in in their correct chronological order instead.

As we listened, I typed up my comments and put the song in an initial tier, 1 through 5.  After the song ended and I had put it in a tier, I asked Mr. krista for his comments and typed those up as well. 

Once all 204-211 songs (more on that later) had been put into one of the five tiers, I then went through each tier and preliminarily ordered the songs within the tiers.  Once all five tiers were done, I meshed the tiers together, sometimes finding that I actually liked a song in a lower tier better than a song in a higher one, so it wasn’t simply adding tier 2 to tier 1, etc.

After I had this initial rank order of all the songs, I put them in a Spotify playlist in that order and then, over the course of the past several months, have listened to the entire playlist numerous times, moving songs around with each listen.  I’d estimate I’ve listened through the entire playlist at least 40 more times, with the middle part getting even more listens.  Mr. krista commented a couple of months ago that he has friends who’ve written novels in less time than I’ve spent on this.

The Result:

What I’ll be posting is not an argument that a particular song is objectively better than another; it’s just what I like best.  When I couldn’t decide on an order, I’d ask myself which song I’d rather hear if I could only hear one of them again for the rest of my life.  I also considered the non-scientific question of “how loud do I turn this up when I comes on the Beatles channel?”  😄 

A few other caveats:

1.      I’m treating the Abbey Road medley as one song for ranking purposes (sorry, Eephus), though I will rank each element of the medley internally within whatever ranking it gets as well.  In other words, if it was my 50th favorite song, I’ll post an internal ranking of 50(a), (b), etc.  With that listed as one song, I ended up with 204 songs ranked in total.  I’ll list them all in the next post.

2.      This is a Ringo-friendly thread, and if you don’t like Ringo, this might not be the thread for you, other threads out there, have a nice season, etc.

3.      Do not fear the sitar!

A Couple Of Extras That Resulted From This Thread:

Krista's My Fab Four segment on the Beatles Channel, 4/30/19

Krista's intro to Song #11 on the Top 100 countdown

Talented FBGs and FBG affiliates perform Beatles songs

FBG consensus rankings of Beatles songs

The List (links in song titles are to my write-ups):

(Edited to put list in spoilers for anyone new to the thread)

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204.  Wild Honey Pie:  Spotify  YouTube

203.  Revolution 9:  Spotify  YouTube

202.  A Taste Of Honey:  Spotify  YouTube

201.  Piggies:  Spotify  YouTube

200.  Dig It:  Spotify  YouTube

199.  Honey Pie:  Spotify  YouTube

198.  Bad Boy:  Spotify  YouTube

197.  Blue Jay Way:  Spotify  YouTube

196.  Her Majesty:  Spotify  YouTube

195.  Chains:  Spotify  YouTube

194.  Not A Second Time: Spotify  YouTube

193.  Little Child:  Spotify  YouTube

192.  Why Don't We Do It In The Road:  Spotify  YouTube

191.  Good Night:  Spotify  YouTube

190:  Devil in Her Heart:  Spotify  YouTube

189:  Ask Me Why:  Spotify  YouTube

188.  Maggie Mae:  Spotify  YouTube

187.  Yes It Is:  Spotify  YouTube

186.  Roll Over Beethoven:  Spotify  YouTube

185.  Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby:  Spotify  YouTube

184.  Thank You Girl:  Spotify  YouTube

183.  Baby It's You:  Spotify YouTube

182.  Baby's In Black:  Spotify  YouTube

181.  Mr. Moonlight:  Spotify  YouTube

180.  Dizzy Miss Lizzy:  Spotify  YouTube

179.  Savoy Truffle:  Spotify YouTube

178.  The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill:  Spotify  YouTube

177.  Misery:  Spotify  YouTube

176.  You Know My Name (Look Up The Number):  Spotify  YouTube

175.  Anna (Go to Him):  Spotify  YouTube

174.  Long Tall Sally:  Spotify  YouTube

173.  Words Of Love:  Spotify  YouTube

172.  Rock And Roll Music:  Spotify  YouTube

171.  All Together Now:  Spotify  YouTube

170.  Don't Bother Me:  Spotify  YouTube

169.  Hold Me Tight:  Spotify  YouTube

168.  What You're Doing:  Spotify  YouTube

167.  Every Little Thing:  Spotify  YouTube

166.  Flying:  Spotify  YouTube

165.  Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite!:  Spotify  YouTube  

164.  The Fool On The Hill:  Spotify  YouTube

163.  Only A Northern Song:  Spotify  YouTube

162.  One After 909:  Spotify  YouTube

161.  When I Get Home:  Spotify  YouTube

160.  Slow Down:  Spotify  YouTube

159.  Doctor Robert:  Spotify  YouTube

158  What Goes On:  Spotify  YouTube

157.  You Like Me Too Much:  Spotify  YouTube

156.  Your Mother Should Know:  Spotify  YouTube

155.  Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da:  Spotify  YouTube

154.  When I'm Sixty-Four:  Spotify  YouTube

153.  Maxwell's Silver Hammer:  Spotify  YouTube

152.  P.S. I Love You:  Spotify  YouTube

151.  Please Mister Postman:  Spotify  YouTube

150.  I'll Get You:  Spotify  YouTube

149.  Think for Yourself:  Spotify  YouTube

148.  Matchbox:  Spotify  YouTube

147.  I Wanna Be Your Man:  Spotify  YouTube

146.  For You Blue:  Spotify  YouTube

145.  Till There Was You:  Spotify  YouTube

144.  Birthday:  Spotify  YouTube

143.  The Inner Light:  Spotify  YouTube

142.  Boys:  Spotify  YouTube

141.  Hello, Goodbye:  Spotify  YouTube

140.  I'll Be Back:  Spotify  YouTube

139.  Because:  Spotify  YouTube

138.  Martha My Dear:  Spotify  YouTube

137.  Julia:  Spotify  YouTube

136.  The Word:  Spotify  YouTube

135.  All I've Got To Do:  Spotify  YouTube

134.  I Call Your Name:  Spotify  YouTube

133.  She's Leaving Home:  Spotify  YouTube

132.  Magical Mystery Tour:  Spotify  YouTube

131.  Old Brown Shoe:  Spotify  YouTube

130.  Honey Don't:  Spotify  YouTube

129.  Tell Me Why:  Spotify  YouTube

128.  Another Girl:  Spotify  YouTube

127.  Act Naturally:  Spotify  YouTube

126.  I'm Down:  Spotify  YouTube

125.  Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey:  Spotify  YouTube

124.  Revolution 1:  Spotify  YouTube

123.  I Don't Want To Spoil The Party:  Spotify  YouTube

122.  Sexy Sadie:  Spotify  YouTube

121.  Glass Onion:  Spotify  YouTube

120.  Lady Madonna:  Spotify  YouTube

119.  Don't Pass Me By:  Spotify  YouTube

118.  Dig a Pony:  Spotify  YouTube

117.  I Will:  Spotify  YouTube

116.  Yellow Submarine:  Spotify  YouTube

115.  Octopus's Garden:  Spotify  YouTube

114.  The Night Before:  Spotify  YouTube

113.  Rocky Raccoon:  Spotify  YouTube

112.  She's A Woman:  Spotify  YouTube

111.  Michelle:  Spotify  YouTube

110.  Good Morning Good Morning:  Spotify  YouTube

109.  It's Only Love:  Spotify  YouTube

108.  Fixing A Hole:  Spotify  YouTube

107.  No Reply:  Spotify  YouTube

106.  Baby You're A Rich Man:  Spotify  YouTube

105.  I Me Mine:  Spotify  YouTube

104.  The Long And Winding Road (naked version only):  Spotify  YouTube

103.  Love Me Do:  Spotify  YouTube

102.  I Should Have Known Better:  Spotify  YouTube

101.  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise):  Spotify  YouTube

100.  Good Day Sunshine:  Spotify  YouTube

99.  Tell Me What You See:  Spotify  YouTube

98.  Come Together:  Spotify  YouTube

97.  I'm Happy Just To Dance With You:  Spotify  YouTube

96.  Long, Long, Long:  Spotify  YouTube

95.  You Really Got a Hold On Me:  Spotify  YouTube

94.  Cry Baby Cry:  Spotify  YouTube

93.  Run For Your Life:  Spotify  YouTube

92.  From Me To You:  Spotify  YouTube

91.  It's All Too Much:  Spotify  YouTube

90.  Money (That's What I Want):  Spotify  YouTube

89.  Within You Without You:  Spotify  YouTube

88.  Do You Want To Know a Secret:  Spotify  YouTube

87.  Wait:  Spotify  YouTube

86.  Penny Lane:  Spotify  YouTube

85.  This Boy:  Spotify  YouTube

84.  Love You To:  Spotify  YouTube

83.  Getting Better:  Spotify  YouTube

82.  Yer Blues:  Spotify  YouTube

81.  If I Needed Someone:  Spotify  YouTube

80.  I'm A Loser:  Spotify  YouTube

79.  Any Time At All:  Spotify  YouTube

78.  Twist And Shout:  Spotify  YouTube

77.  Oh! Darling:  Spotify  YouTube

76.  It Won't Be Long:  Spotify  YouTube

75.  I Want You (She's So Heavy):  Spotify  YouTube

74.  Eight Days A Week:  Spotify  YouTube

73.  Girl:  Spotify  YouTube

72.  You Can't Do That:  Spotify  YouTube

71.  Back In The U.S.S.R.:  Spotify  YouTube

70.  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band:  Spotify  YouTube

69.  There's A Place:  Spotify  YouTube

68.  Lovely Rita:  Spotify  YouTube

67.  I'll Cry Instead:  Spotify  YouTube

66.  Paperback Writer:  Spotify  YouTube

65.  I Want To Tell You:  Spotify  YouTube

64. I Need You:  Spotify  YouTube

63.  Get Back:  Spotify  YouTube

62.  Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds:  Spotify  YouTube

61.  Got To Get You Into My Life:  Spotify  YouTube

60.  Things We Said Today:  Spotify  YouTube

59.  You're Going To Lose That Girl:  Spotify  YouTube

58.  Can't Buy Me Love:  Spotify  YouTube

57.   I'll Follow The Sun:  Spotify  YouTube

56.  The Ballad Of John And Yoko:  Spotify  YouTube

55.  If I Fell:  Spotify  YouTube

54.  You Won't See Me:  Spotify  YouTube

53.  Drive My Car:  Spotify  YouTube

52.  Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey:  Spotify  YouTube

51.  Here, There And Everywhere:  Spotify  YouTube

50.  I've Got A Feeling:  Spotify  YouTube

49.  Don't Let Me Down:  Spotify  YouTube

48.  With A Little Help From My Friends:  Spotify  YouTube

47.  We Can Work It Out:  Spotify  YouTube

46.  I Feel Fine:  Spotify  YouTube

45.  Tomorrow Never Knows:  Spotify  YouTube

44.  I Am The Walrus:  Spotify  YouTube

43.  All You Need Is Love:  Spotify  YouTube

42.  Day Tripper:  Spotify  YouTube

41.  I Saw Her Standing There:  Spotify  YouTube    

40.  Mother Nature's Son:  Spotify  YouTube

39.  Blackbird:  Spotify  YouTube

38.  Let It Be:  Spotify  YouTube

37.  I'm Looking Through You:  Spotify  YouTube

36.  Eleanor Rigby:  Spotify  YouTube

35.  Please Please Me:  Spotify  YouTube

34.  Revolution:  Spotify  YouTube

33.  Happiness Is A Warm Gun:  Spotify  YouTube

32.  Taxman:  Spotify  YouTube

31.  Hey Bulldog:  Spotify  YouTube

30.  A Hard Day's Night:  Spotify  YouTube

29.  I'm Only Sleeping:  Spotify  YouTube

28.  Two Of Us:  Spotify  YouTube

27.  She Said She Said:  Spotify  YouTube

26.  Something:  Spotify  YouTube

25.  Helter Skelter:  Spotify  YouTube

24.  Yesterday:  Spotify  YouTube

23.  And I Love Her:  Spotify  YouTube

22.  She Loves You:  Spotify  YouTube

21.  You've Got To Hide Your Love Away:  Spotify  YouTube

20.  While My Guitar Gently Weeps:  Spotify  YouTube

19. I Want To Hold Your Hand:  Spotify  YouTube

18.  Dear Prudence:  Spotify  YouTube

17.  Here Comes The Sun:  Spotify  YouTube

16.  Ticket To Ride:  Spotify  YouTube

15.  Help!:  Spotify  YouTube

14.  Hey Jude:  Spotify  YouTube

13.  Nowhere Man:  Spotify  YouTube

12.  All My Loving:  Spotify  YouTube

11.  Strawberry Fields Forever:  Spotify  YouTube

10.  I'm So Tired:  Spotify  YouTube

9.  Rain:  Spotify  YouTube

8.  For No One:  Spotify  YouTube

7.  Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown):  Spotify  YouTube

6.  A Day In The Life:  Spotify  YouTube

5.  And Your Bird Can Sing:  Spotify  YouTube

4.  I've Just Seen A Face:  Spotify  YouTube

3.  Abbey Road medley:  (links to each portion below)

You Never Give Me Your Money:  Spotify  YouTube

Sun King:  Spotify  YouTube

Mean Mr. Mustard:  Spotify  YouTube

Polythene Pam:  Spotify  YouTube

She Came In Through The Bathroom Window:  Spotify  YouTube

Golden Slumbers:  Spotify  YouTube

Carry That Weight:  Spotify  YouTube

The End:  Spotify  YouTube

2.  Across The Universe: (four official versions linked below)

Anthology 2:  Spotify  YouTube

WWF:  Spotify  YouTube

Let It Be:  Spotify  YouTube

Let It Be...Naked:  Spotify  YouTube  (Spotify link is to whole album as I can't find the song)

1.  In My Life:  Spotify  YouTube

 

:heart::heart::heart:   Happy Anniversary to the BEST THREAD EVER :heart::heart::heart:

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1 hour ago, Getzlaf15 said:

:heart::heart::heart:   Happy Anniversary to the BEST THREAD EVER :heart::heart::heart:

My God, it's been a year already? 

Might be time for a re-read....

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4 hours ago, Getzlaf15 said:

:heart::heart::heart:   Happy Anniversary to the BEST THREAD EVER :heart::heart::heart:

That is true.   I couldn’t wait to catch up on this thread each day.   

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On 1/11/2020 at 2:02 AM, Uruk-Hai said:
On 1/11/2020 at 12:02 AM, Getzlaf15 said:

:heart::heart::heart:   Happy Anniversary to the BEST THREAD EVER :heart::heart::heart:

My God, it's been a year already? 

Might be time for a re-read....

C'mon, we know no one read it the first time.  ;)

Can't believe I missed the anniversary of our baby thread!  Thanks for mentioning it, Getz.  I really miss interacting with some of you guys that I don't see elsewhere.

Is it time for a 2020 redo?  :lol:   Some of these clearly need re-thinking.  Like, Penny Lane was much too high.

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9 hours ago, krista4 said:

 

Is it time for a 2020 redo?  :lol:   Some of these clearly need re-thinking.  Like, Penny Lane was much too high.

Agreed.  penny Lane was listed way too early.  Everyone knows it’s top 25.   

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This is my first time reading this thread.  I'm a fringe Beatles fan... my wife is a huge Beatles fan.  I'm posting here because in reviewing your list, you made me smile, and cry.

In My Life was the song my wife and I had played at Jack's visitation (accompanying his picture tribute).  We also had the lyrics printed on his funeral service program.  That song will be forever a special reminder of Jack, his life and how much we love him.

Thank you @krista4

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