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What is the best Beatles Song ever?
Beatles music has been playing for more than fifty years. Their songs are as relevant today as they were in the 1960’s. As an avid Beatles fan, I am always interested in what others consider their best song. I’ll start by saying “All You Need is Love” is my personal favorite. They have so many wonderful songs so I know this post won’t dissappoint! Kathy T.
Too many great songs to choose only one. Dear Prudence, I am the Walrus, Baby Your a Rich Man and all the takes of Strawberry Fields Forever come to mind. Usually whatever I’m listening to is my favorite. A Day In The Life is probably the song I listen to most often.
As I posted before, “All you need is love” is my absolute go to, cheer me up, make me
smile and sing song. Just makes my day
to hear it! I truly love all their songs, but
some more than others.The genius
collaboration that was Lennon/McCartney
is a rare and amazing thing. I feel blessed
to have their music in my life still!!
Where do you start? It's a great body of work. Almost sacreligious to pick 2 or 3.
I mostly like the ones with the least overdubs, where they play as pure rock
quartet. 1.) Back in the USSR-just two guitars, harmony vocals, punchy rhythm section
work by Paul/bass, Ringo/drums.
2.) Helter Skelter-for basically the same reasons.
I suggest you all get a copy of The Beatles Naked. No strings or fills. Just them.
I think their whole catalog is utterly fabulous, I could have any of them. I just happen
to like these two for that reason.
I threw a couple of Beatles parties at the library I worked at. At one of the parties, my guest speaker was a professor of music who talked about how really very good the Beatles were at song composition. He cited "A Day in the Life" and "She's Leaving Home" as examples of excellence.
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Above: "Don't Let Me Down"
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silly me....I couldn't pick one!
They really kicked off the entire the British Rock Invasion. Great song writing,
playing, and vocals. Let's not forget the Fifth Beatle: Sir George Martin who's
production and arrangement values made for many memorable recordings.
I know those not physically present, are jammin' in heaven.
As many before me have expressed...how is it possible to say which Lennon/McCartney composition is the best? Their vast catalog has already, and will continue, to hold up to the test of time...IT'S JUST THAT COMPREHENSIVELY MULTI-GENERATIONAL. Having said that...these are among my very favorite:
While My Guitar Gently Weeps.....a magnificent bluesy lead primarily by Eric Clapton captures me
Here Comes The Sun.....an uplifting effect on me
Revolution.....you say you want one?
Peace and Love
Omg a true Beatles lover! Agreed that it’s hard to pick one song! I love your two choices- In my life is my brothers favorite- another Beatle lover. My list of favs would run forever but my honorable mentions are: Revolution, She Loves You, Get Back, Eight Days a Week, Two of Us, Nowhere Man, Thank you Girl, It won’t be long. I could go on forever! Thanks so much for your post!!
Oh my! That's a tough one. There are two that especially stand out to me.
Let It Be - (1970 album, Let It Be) This was their last single from their last album to be released. McCartney said it was inspired by a dream about his late mother, whose name was Mary. To many fans, it became something of a Beatles farewell anthem. I was in a high school folk / pop group and we sang this a lot because it had great harmonies.
In My Life - (1965 album, Rubber Soul) IMO, this is one of the most beautiful songs ever written. The lyrics are especially amazing since it seems to be reflections of a much older person, yet John Lennon was only 25 when he wrote it. Rubber Soul is still my favorite Beatles album.
Honorable mentions to -
Yesterday (1965, Help) Possibly the most covered Beatles song ever
Here Comes the Sun (1969, Abbey Road)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps (1968, The Beatles, White Album)
Come Together (1969, Abbey Road) IMO, one of their best "fun" songs
My favorite cover of a Beatles song -
Help - covered by Deep Purple (1968, Shades of Deep Purple) Deep Purple singer, Rod Evans, came up with the idea of singing Help as a ballad. It was reported that John Lennon heard it, and remarked that this was how he envisioned it being sung in the first place but management wanted it sung up-tempo for the movie. Lennon said it was meant to be a ballad.
Always fun to chat about The Beatles!
The night I saw that show when he came with that particular Tele on, I knew he meant business. Love that rendition. In my heart, I I knew George was up there jammin' too.
Love those guys together. Such a great cover of a great song. Especially love that Dhani is playing on it. His Dad would be proud.
Today I’m loving Two of Us. Reminds me of my husband- May he rest in peace 💦
Awwwww. That’s nice 🙂