5 Major Beatles Hits You Just Don't Like?

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  1. Vaifan

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    Context, good point. There were great songs back in the 60's and 70's. But to the point of this thread, the Beatles had some lame tunes in my opinion. John Lennon hated most of McCartney's stuff, Paul hated a lot of John's stuff for the most part too. But the best stuff imo was the songs they created together.
     
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    Agreed that it’s self-indulgent dreck... but it’s hardly a “hit” - and isn’t that the point of the thread?
     
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    From my vantage point, I feel you are 100% correct.
     
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    Over the years, George has probably become my favorite Beatle, but yeah... that one is just painful to listen to

    Though again, not even close to a hit
     
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    Yes you are correct. Thank you for bringing it back on point.
     
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    Good point sir, well taken. NOT that you said this, but many people crap on the Beatles. The point of the thread is songs that were hits we think shouldnt be played 24/7. Record companies PAY for that. It doesn't matter what WE think.
     
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    I love Lady Madonna too. I agree, I dont care for 50% of the White Album.

    The other 50% I think is pure musical gold.

    And McCartney's scatting is awesome. The song goes on forever, but I love his musicality. Great improv.
     
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    Hey, Jude - smarmy McCartney overindulgence
    Let It Be - smarmy McCartney philosophy
    Yellow Submarine - silly and bad
    Good Day Sunshine - just plain bad
    Octopus's Garden - silly and bad

    BUT - I love the Beatles...got Sgt Pepper (new mix) LP for Christmas - a masterpiece

    I agree that the White Album is 50%...I wouldn't say bad, but it could have been a one disk release.
     
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    This... x10
     
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    For me, it's prolly
    John Lennon
    Paul McCartney
    George Harrison
    Ringo Starr
    That Pete guy


    Oh hits! sorry didn't see that word
     
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    While we're on about the Beatles, here's a "Literal Video" of them doing Penny Lane.


    n.b. My favorite Literal Videos are Safety Dance, White Wedding and Billie Jean.
    If you like the Beatles one, check the others out.

    Cheers
     
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    To be fair, we did once have a thread about someone being adamant he saw a pterodactyl on his way home, so the bar for dumbest thread is pretty damn high!

    Yeah, with you on that, it's excruciating, that one.
     
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    Am I going to sound wilfully perverse if I say I actually like Revolution #9?

    I even own and occasionally listen to...

     
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    The "I'd rather see you dead, little girl, than to be with another man", is a line from 'Baby, Let's Play House'. The Beatles were big Elvis fans ...
     
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    If his 1980 Playboy interview is to be believed where it was posted: He admits to hitting women—"any woman"—and explains, "That is why I am always on about peace, you see. It is the most violent people who go for love and peace."
    Julian Lennon as well as his mom Cynthia (Lennons First Wife) both said he would beat Cynthia in interviews they have given over the years.

    And I think in the Early Rolling Stone Interview Lennon Remembers he briefly addressed his behavior towards woman. Lennon was a lot of things in life - but he was first and foremost a honest guy.
     
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    .. Then again, some might say that it's the preachiness (and yessir, "triteness") of the piece that undermines its artistic value.
     
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    Triteness? Really? I think it's one of the most beautiful and idealistic songs ever written. Imagine … all the crap that we grow up with in the 'civilized' world … gone. And with that simple and moving piano refrain; I've heard that opening so many times, and every time I hear it, it puts a lump in my throat. Maybe it's the sadness of the piano and the restraint in the singing that does it. If the song were a kind of balls-out, orchestra-blaring, My-Way sort of thing, it would, indeed, be trite and nauseating. But it isn't. It's a quiet, lyrical song - a kind of hopeless meditation on a better world. I think it's one of the most beautiful songs to come out of the classic rock era. There was a time in our youth when we may have dreamed of such things ourselves. The song reminds us of that distant memory.
     
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    Damn, that’s ugly. Thanks for the info.
     
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    Yeah they had nothing on Motorhead!!

    Lemmy or Lennon? :D
     
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