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Old 01-26-2008, 09:13 PM
Location: Phoenix metro
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Carry That Weight -- just love the sound of it.

Yesterday -- the perfect heartbreak song.

Twist and Shout -- reminds me of my childhood and watching Ferris Buellers Day Off. lol
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Old 01-26-2008, 09:18 PM
Location: Maine
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"Here Comes the Sun." Genius in its sheer simplicity. I love the harmony. I love the lyrics. I love the guitar. Just brilliant.

"Love You To." A rock song with a tabla and a sitar. I love it.

"Get Back." Ok, the Beatles could actually rock when they tried. This song proves it.
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Old 02-27-2008, 01:10 PM
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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I Wanta Hold Your Hand (first Beatles song I ever heard)
Help (great rock beat)
And I Love Her (because of the Jose Feliciano instrumental version)
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Old 02-27-2008, 01:17 PM
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This is a tough question. I'm a huge Beatles fan. If you asked me my top 30, I'd have a hard time. Three is almost impossible, but here goes:

She Loves You because it's the first Beatle song I ever heard.

The Golden Slumbers medley because there is clearly a piece of each of the four represented musically.

Free As A Bird / Real Love because so many years after the break-up of the band and the death of John Lennon, there is still great original new music that arrives on the scene ... with the hope that there's even more out there somewhere that we'll get a chance to experience some day.


P.S. I think that with all the potential posts to come, there won't be a bad song listed. Even Mr. Moonlight has it's moments.
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Old 02-27-2008, 01:33 PM
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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A Day in the Life is my all time favorite song, period. It displays the tag team songwriting of Lennon/McCartney to a tee.

For the same reasoning, I also like I Got a Feeling off the Let It Be album

Yer Blues is my favorite George Harrison whenhewasaBeatle song

I'm Looking Through You and You Won't See Me off Rubber Soul, songs about headgames.

The entire Revolver album from start to finish ...

And post Beatles, I love Harrison's All Those Years Ago ... all 3 remaining Beatles got together and cut it after John was killed. The lyrics are so sad.
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Old 02-28-2008, 07:51 AM
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Great songs mentioned here. I've Just Seen A Face, Love You To, and Within You Without You are mine. By the time Rubber Soul came out radio stations in the area I grew up still basically top 40 songs with oldies mixed in on the weekends. Rubber Soul changed all that.
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:03 PM
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My God, only THREE??? Here goes; I hope my keyboard doesn't get away from me...

Penny Lane--the first time I heard that song as a child I was bedazzled by it's simple yet astounding imagery. I didn't know at the time it was called imagery; I was just transported away. Plus, I think the arrangements and style were a true departure from what they had been doing.

Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite--I love the kaleidoscope of music--created by George Martin cutting up tape of a calliope and then spontaneously putting it back together in any way.

I Wanna Hold Your Hand--cheesy probably, but there's such an infectious exuberance in this song. The minute you hear the opening guitar riffs, you can feel their energy.
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Old 08-29-2009, 02:03 PM
Location: Michigan
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Default The beatles

With 9/9/09 and the re-issue of all the Beatles albums, coming up in a week, here is a list of all the Beatles songs broken down by recording session.

You mission is to come up with your 32 tracks for a Greatest Hits 2-CD set.

Please Please Me (4.9.1962 - 28.4.63)

04.09.62: Love Me Do
04.09.62: P.S. I Love You
11.09.62: Please Please Me
26.11.62: Ask Me Why
11.02.63: I Saw Her Standing There
11.02.63: Misery
11.02.63: Anna (Go To Him)
11.02.63: Chains
11.02.63: Boys
11.02.63: Baby It's You
11.02.63: Do You Want To Know A Secret
11.02.63: A Taste of Honey
11.02.63: There's A Place
11.02.63: Twist and Shout
05.03.63: From Me To You
05.03.63: Thank You Girl

With The Beatles (1.5.1963 - 30.11.63)

01.07.63: She Loves You
01.07.63: I'll Get You
18.07.63: You Really Got A Hold On Me
18.07.63: Devil In Her Heart
18.07.63: Money (That's What I Want)
18.07.63: Till There Was You
30.07.63: It Won't Be Long
30.07.63: All My Loving
30.07.63: Please Mister Postman
30.07.63: Roll Over Beethoven
11.09.63: All I've Got To Do
11.09.63: Don't Bother Me
11.09.63: Little Child
11.09.63: I Wanna Be Your Man
11.09.63: Not A Second Time
12.09.63: Hold Me Tight
17.10.63: I Want To Hold Your Hand
17.10.63: This Boy

A Hard Day's Night (1.12.1963 - 30.6.64)

29.01.64: Can't Buy Me Love
25.02.64: I Should Have Known Better
25.02.64: And I Love Her
25.02.64: You Can't Do That
27.02.64: If I Fell
27.02.64: Tell Me Why
01.03.64: Long Tall Sally
01.03.64: I Call Your Name
01.03.64: I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
16.04.64: A Hard Day's Night
01.06.64: Slow Down
01.06.64: Matchbox
01.06.64: I'll Cry Instead
01.06.64: I'll Be Back
02.06.64: Any Time At All
02.06.64: Things We Said Today
02.06.64: When I Get Home

Beatles For Sale (1.7.1964 - 31.1.65)

11.08.64: Baby's In Black
14.08.64: I'm A Loser
29.09.64: Every Little Thing
29.09.64: I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
29.09.64: What You're Doing
30.09.64: No Reply
06.10.64: Eight Days A Week
08.10.64: She's A Woman
18.10.64: I Feel Fine
18.10.64: Rock And Roll Music
18.10.64: I'll Follow The Sun
18.10.64: Mr. Moonlight
18.10.64: Kansas City - Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey
18.10.64: Words Of Love
18.10.64: Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
26.10.64: Honey Don't

Help! (1.2.1965 - 30.8.65)

15.02.65: I Need You
15.02.65: Another Girl
15.02.65: Ticket To Ride
16.02.65: Yes It Is
17.02.65: The Night Before
17.02.65: You Like Me Too Much
18.02.65: You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
18.02.65: Tell Me What You See
19.02.65: You're Going To Lose That Girl
13.04.65: Help!
10.05.65: Bad Boy
10.05.65: Dizzy Miss Lizzy
14.06.65: I'm Down
14.06.65: I've Just Seen A Face
14.06.65: Yesterday
15.06.65: It's Only Love
17.06.65: Act Naturally
17.06.65: Wait

Rubber Soul (1.9.1965 - 31.3.66)

12.10.65: Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
12.10.65: Run For Your Life
13.10.65: Drive My Car
16.10.65: Day Tripper
16.10.65: If I Needed Someone
18.10.65: In My Life
20.10.65: We Can Work It Out
03.11.65: Michelle
04.11.65: What Goes On
06.11.65: I'm Looking Through You
08.11.65: Think For Yourself
10.11.65: The Word
11.11.65: You Won't See Me
11.11.65: Girl
21.11.65: Nowhere Man

Revolver (1.4.1966 - 31.10.66)

07.04.66: Got To Get You Into My Life
11.04.66: Love You To
13.04.66: Paperback Writer
14.04.66: Rain
17.04.66: Doctor Robert
20.04.66: Taxman
20.04.66: And Your Bird Can Sing
22.04.66: Tomorrow Never Knows
27.04.66: I'm Only Sleeping
29.04.66: Eleanor Rigby
09.05.66: For No One
26.05.66: Yellow Submarine
02.06.66: I Want To Tell You
07.06.66: Good Day Sunshine
14.06.66: Here, There, And Everywhere
21.06.66: She Said She Said

Sgt. Pepper's (1.11.1966 - 30.4.67)

24.11.66: Strawberry Fields Forever
06.12.66: When I'm Sixty-Four
29.12.66: Penny Lane
19.01.67: A Day In The Life
01.02.67: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
08.02.67: Good Morning, Good Morning
09.02.67: Fixing A Hole
13.02.67: Only A Northern Song
17.02.67: Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite
23.02.67: Lovely Rita
01.03.67: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
09.03.67: Getting Better
15.03.67: Within You Without You
17.03.67: She's Leaving Home
29.03.67: With A Little Help From My Friends
01.04.67: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
25.04.67: Magical Mystery Tour

Magical Mystery Tour (1.5.1967 - 31.3.68)

11.05.67: Baby You're A Rich Man
12.05.67: All Together Now
17.05.67: You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
25.05.67: It's All Too Much
14.06.67: All You Need Is Love
22.08.67: Your Mother Should Know
05.09.67: I Am The Walrus
06.09.67: Blue Jay Way
08.09.67: Flying
25.09.67: The Fool On The Hill
02.10.67: Hello Goodbye
12.01.68: The Inner Light
03.02.68: Lady Madonna
04.02.68: Across The Universe
11.02.68: Hey Bulldog

White Album (1.4.1968 - 31.10.68)

30.05.68: Revolution
30.05.68: Revolution (1)
30.05.68: Revolution #9
05.06.68: Don't Pass Me By
11.06.68: Blackbird
27.06.68: Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey
28.06.68: Good Night
03.07.68: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
16.07.68: Cry Baby Cry
18.07.68: Helter Skelter
19.07.68: Sexy Sadie
25.07.68: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
29.07.68: Hey Jude
09.08.68: Mother Nature's Son
13.08.68: Yer Blues
15.08.68: Rocky Raccoon
20.08.68: Wild Honey Pie
22.08.68: Back In The USSR
28.08.68: Dear Prudence
11.09.68: Glass Onion
16.09.68: Can You Take Me Back
16.09.68: I Will
18.09.68: Birthday
19.09.68: Piggies
23.09.68: Happiness Is A Warm Gun
01.10.68: Honey Pie
03.10.68: Savoy Truffle
04.10.68: Martha My Dear
07.10.68: Long, Long, Long
08.10.68: I'm So Tired
09.10.68: The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
09.10.68: Why Don't We Do It In the Road
13.10.68: Julia

Let It Be (1.11.1968 - 31.1.1969)

24.01.69: Maggie Mae
25.01.69: For You Blue
25.01.69: Let It Be
26.01.69: Dig It
27.01.69: Get Back
28.01.69: Don't Let Me Down
30.01.69: Dig A Pony
30.01.69: I've Got A Feeling
30.01.69: One After 909
31.01.69: Two Of Us
31.01.69: The Long And Winding Road

Abbey Road (1.2.1969 - 3.1.1970)

22.02.69: I Want You (She's So Heavy)
25.02.69: Old Brown Shoe
25.02.69: Something
14.04.69: The Ballad Of John And Yoko
20.04.69: Oh! Darling
26.04.69: Octopus's Garden
06.05.69: You Never Give Me Your Money
02.07.69: Golden Slumbers
02.07.69: Carry That Weight
02.07.69: Her Majesty
07.07.69: Here Comes The Sun
09.07.69: Maxwell's Silver Hammer
21.07.69: Come Together
23.07.69: The End
24.07.69: Sun King
24.07.69: Mean Mr Mustard
25.07.69: Polythene Pam
25.07.69: She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
01.08.69: Because
03.01.70: I Me Mine

It will be a bit of a challenge, but I know you can do it, in a few hours or so!!!!

Last edited by plannine; 08-29-2009 at 02:26 PM.. Reason: changed from 30 to 32 tracks.......
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Old 08-29-2009, 02:24 PM
Location: Michigan
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Here is my list.....

64: Can't Buy Me Love
64: I'm A Loser
64: No Reply
64: She's A Woman
65: Day Tripper
65: In My Life
65: Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
65: Nowhere Man
65: Ticket To Ride
65: We Can Work It Out
66: Eleanor Rigby
66: For No One
66: Paperback Writer
66: Rain
66: Tomorrow Never Knows
66: Taxman

66: Strawberry Fields Forever
67: A Day In The Life
67: I Am The Walrus
67: It's All Too Much
67: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
67: Magical Mystery Tour
67: She's Leaving Home
68: Dear Prudence
68: Hey Bulldog
68: Revolution (the single)
68: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
69: Don't Let Me Down
69: For You Blue
69: I've Got A Feeling
69: She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
69: The Long And Winding Road
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Old 08-30-2009, 01:14 PM
Location: Michigan
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Was this too hard?
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