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I dont like 'here comes the sun'.

ballynally

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Ok. I mean, it's an ok song. Its also the most played Beatles track on Spotify.
It sounds flat but of course George's singing mostly is.
But the whole production leaves me cold and it sounds rather bloodless to me.
Nice hooks and lines but it kinda bubbles along.
And maybe, maybe that IS actually the reason its so radio friendly and popular. Perfect streamlined song for shopping malls.
Give me 'oh, darling' on the same album anyday.
Or am i being unfair?
 

prototype

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i mostly agree with your take. here comes the sun isn't a bad song but its incredibly by the numbers and very on the surface. a song born for commercial/soundtrack use. much better songs on that album, which IMO is the beatles' best overall work.
 

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I don't like Oh Darling.
Ok. I mean, it's an ok song
It sounds fat but of course Paul's singing mostly is.
But the whole production leaves me cold and it sounds rather bloodless to me.
Nice hooks and lines but it kinda bubbles along.
And maybe, maybe that IS actually the reason its so radio friendly and popular. Perfect streamlined song for shopping malls.
 

RickC

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don't have a strong feeling about Here Comes either way, but I do like Oh Darling. The guitars under the bridge always get me
 

ballynally

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Millions of non musicians like it!

It has a nice theme lyrically. That's what hits folks.
Good point.
I wonder what a musician's poll would say, or a Beatles fan for that matter..
(And yes, i am both).
I know you cant argue with popularity.
 

ballynally

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a song born for commercial/soundtrack use.
I dont think they were aiming for that themselves. It just turned out that way over time.
'Something' is a much better song and WAS a single.
I think 'Oh, darling' shouldve been on the other side.
 

Frater B

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"Here Comes the Sun" was written at the time when Apple was getting like school, where we had to go and be businessmen: 'Sign this' and 'sign that.' Anyway, it seems as if winter in England goes on forever, by the time spring comes you really deserve it. So one day I decided I was going to sag off Apple and I went over to Eric Clapton's house. The relief of not having to go see all those dopey accountants was wonderful, and I walked around the garden with one of Eric's acoustic guitars and wrote "Here Comes the Sun"
 

Flogger59

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John and Paul liked it enough to start off side 2 of Abbey Road.
So there's that.
John is on record saying George's tunes were the best on that album.

I like the tune, but it hit me at the right age. Stellar arrangement , flashes of Leslie guitar at just the right spots, the way it feels 4/4 when it ain't, and the whole album's mature use of the Moog synth for such a young instrument.
 
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