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Beatles fans

Morok Cloudkeeper
Rohan


Sep 22 2012, 7:04pm

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I remember asking this question when I was a new member at this site. But I thought there might be more people who like the Beatles now. So, are you a Beatles fan, and what is your favorite song, or songs by them? Smile

I will name a few that I love, not all, because I pretty much love all of them.Wink

Let it be, Hey Jude, Obladi Oblada, Help, A day in the life, Something, All my loving, Revolution.

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Rohan


Sep 22 2012, 7:40pm

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- Let it Be, after mass jam sessions in between rehearsals with the National Youth Choir

- Penny Lane, from the awesome version I sang with the National Youth Choir, and testament to the fact that 250 people can spontaneously break into the same song. Good times. Smile

- Obla Di Obla Da. Because this always makes me smile. http://www.youtube.com/...&feature=related

I have a gaelic version of 'Backbird' I rather like too. Wink



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wendy woo
Rivendell


Sep 22 2012, 9:43pm

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Difficult choice! [In reply to] Can't Post

Hmmm. Blackbird, Fool on the Hill, Michelle, And I Love Her, Here, There, and Everywhere, We Can Work It Out, Eleanor Rigby...
Aaaahhh, I can't answer this question. There are too many!!!!
Perhaps it would be simpler to ask me which ones I don't like.
Here, I don't care for Tax Man, Ticket to Ride, and Eight Days A Week.
We'll leave it at that.

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Kelly of Water's Edge
Lorien

Sep 22 2012, 11:41pm

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was actually the second British Invasion rather than the first, but of course Iike most people I'm familiar with most of their major works and acknowledge them as one of the definitive musical groups of all time although they're not one of my great favorites. I do have Let it Be and Hey Jude on my ipod, so I like them enough for that. I liked Norwegian Wood when I was younger until I actually payed attention to the words and got creeped out upon the realization of what it was really about...


Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Sep 23 2012, 2:39am

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Beatles fan here! [In reply to] Can't Post

My fave band.

My fave songs of theirs are many but some are:

I Am the Walrus
Come Together
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
A Day in the Life
Fool on the Hill
Across the Universe

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acheron
Gondor


Sep 23 2012, 3:52am

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My real favorite is probably "Something".

Sometimes I answer this question with "I've Just Seen a Face", though.

Also "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "Penny Lane" -- the fact that those two were released together as a single blows my mind.

Honorable mention to "A Day in the Life" and "Eleanor Rigby".

And "Yesterday".

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sherlock
Gondor


Sep 23 2012, 6:21pm

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That was great! [In reply to] Can't Post

Gene Kelly's a favorite of mine.


sherlock
Gondor


Sep 23 2012, 6:25pm

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I'm rediscovering them with my [In reply to] Can't Post

granddaughter who's eight which is about the age I was when I first heard them. Her favorite song right now is Run For Your Life. We have fun singing it together.


dernwyn
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Sep 23 2012, 6:57pm

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I love just about all their songs. Including the ones never officially released.

And love the Magical Mystery Tour music, but the movie was - awful.

I have most of their albums on vinyl, some on CD, some taped for playing in my car (watch for a blue '95 Toyota with a yellow "Caution: Driver Singing" bumper sticker).

My youngest has a large collection of books about them and their music.

And for a fun concert, catch one of Ringo's "All-Starr" tours. I've been to three, so far (she's been to four, and has talked with Geoff Emerick and been hugged by Mark Hudson; you'd probably have to be a Beatles geek to know who they are!).

Us? Beatles fans?

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 24 2012, 3:16am

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*sigh* They're immortal :) [In reply to] Can't Post

This is a hard one. I've loved their music since I first heard them on the playground when I was in the 6th grade in 1963. Seriously... I remember it so well! I can only name a few of the ones I like the most, but it's almost easier to name the ones I'm no so fond of ;) I still have all the original albums I've bought since the 1960s. Yellow Submarine is one of my all-time favourite movies!

Hard Day's Night
A Day In The Life
I Will
Blackbird
Day Tripper
Nowhere Man
Get Back
In My Life (makes me cry every time)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

Fav Albums:
Beatles' White
Abbey Road
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heartsclub Band
Movie: Yellow Submarine "I've got a hole in me pocket"






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Aeglos
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Sep 24 2012, 9:35am

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tough question [In reply to] Can't Post

A Day in the Life. Or Strawberry Fields Forever. Or Hey Jude. Pretty much anything except Wild Honey Pie, actually.


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Tol Eressea


Sep 24 2012, 12:46pm

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my Dad would sing All My Loving as a lullaby. He was really my gateway into the Beatles, though I never had a profound appreciation and understanding until a few years ago (and since have broadened my musical opinions and interests).

All My Loving definitely sits up there for both sentimentality and simply because it's a great song. There's so many songs that I love, but to choose a few I'd go with: Something, With A Little Help From My Friends, Nowhere Man, And I Love Her, She Loves You, Revolution, Hey Bulldog - the list goes on and on. I'm also a fan of their solo careers (particularly George's), with songs like My Sweet Lord, What Is Life, and Got My Mind Set On You.

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zarabia
Tol Eressea


Sep 25 2012, 1:33am

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I don't pretend to be that knowledgeable about all the albums and deep cuts, but the songs I know, I love.

My all-time favorites are Revolution and All You Need is Love! Laugh

Other favorites include, but are not limited to:
Oh, Darlin'
Come Together
Help!
Twist and Shout
Hey, Jude
Eleanor Rigby
Yesterday

I also enjoy Got to Get You Into My Life and We Can Work It Out, but I actually prefer the covers by Earth Wind & Fire and Stevie Wonder, respectively. I certainly mean no disrespect by this, I think it speaks well of the Beatles's song-writing that their songs can be adapted by other artists for their own styles.

It's certainly a testament to the power of Beatles's songs that about a week after that horrendous earthquake and tsunami in Japan last year, there was a moment of silence followed by Yesterday played over loud speakers. I get choked up just thinking about it.




Longbottom Leaf
Rivendell


Sep 25 2012, 10:00pm

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Thats a tough question..It depends on which day of the week it is.I really like Tomorrow Never Knows. Walrus has never lost it's charm for me and neither has Being for the benefit of Mr. Kyte. When I was first starting to get into The Beatles I was doing a lot of "experimenting" and so I tend to lean towards the more trippy stuff. Don't really care for the early la-dee-da,lovey dove stuff. Mostly I love the second half of Abbey Road(not that the first half isn't great with the exception of Mawells..never really could dig that tune) but for some reason I just love Her Majesty.Makes me feel fuzzy!

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