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Old 08-28-10, 11:54 AM
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Rolling Stone Magazine - The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs

Yet Another List. This time Rolling Stone lists what they think are the 100 greatest songs by The Beatles.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/17386/194557

Here's the Top 10:

1. A Day In The Life
2. I Want To Hold Your Hand
3. Strawberry Fields Forever
4. Yesterday
5. In My Life
6. Something
7. Hey Jude
8. Let It Be
9. Come Together
10. While My Guitar Gently Weeps

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I love The Beatles, but who cares?
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Strawberry Fields Forever and Come Together shouldn't be in the top 10. The other ones are good choices, even though my order would be different.
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Even though their Top 100 list will have screwy ordering with some major omissions, I think I'd like to pick up this special issue of Rolling Stone because it'll have a lot of great pictures and articles on the Beatles in it.
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Ummm... How many songs do the Beatles have? 150? 160?

Limiting it to a top 25 would have made more sense, don't you think?
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Originally Posted by B5Erik View Post
Ummm... How many songs do the Beatles have? 150? 160?

Limiting it to a top 25 would have made more sense, don't you think?
According to the back of the stereo boxset they have 217 songs.
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Tomorrow Never Knows should been on the top ten IMO.
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Such a collossally stupid idea. These magazines sure do love their lists. I'm sure it will sell a ton of magazines. But you can't quantify The Beatles like this.
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I never understood the appeal for A Day in the Life... I get the lyrics and references... but it doesn't add up to me as a good song.
The flow of the instrumentals is quite amazing, and likely revolutionary in historical context.
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I'd have a hard time making a list like this simply due to the prejudice of time and hearing a song too often. The Beatles are my favorite band, but I really don't need to hear "Hey Jude" ever again.
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The top ten songs by the Beatles is side two of Abbey Road.
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Originally Posted by dhmac View Post
Yet Another List. This time Rolling Stone lists what they think are the 100 greatest songs by The Beatles.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/17386/194557

Here's the Top 10:

1. A Day In The Life
2. I Want To Hold Your Hand
3. Strawberry Fields Forever
4. Yesterday
5. In My Life
6. Something
7. Hey Jude
8. Let It Be
9. Come Together
10. While My Guitar Gently Weeps

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I think A Day In The Life sucks! Avant-guard stuff (and I know I probably misspelled it, but you get my meaning).

Now I'll read the rest of the list. I only had to comment on the first thing I saw, which was what Number One.
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Originally Posted by Tscott View Post
According to the back of the stereo boxset they have 217 songs.
OK, so the list is for the top half of their catalog, essentially? What's the point in a list like that? Why not, "All of the Beatles songs ranked in order from best to worst?"

A top 50 (at most) would have been OK, I suppose, if they wanted to make a list of the, "Best," Beatles songs...

(By the way, my favorite Beatles song is, "Day Tripper." For whatever that's worth...)
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Originally Posted by atlantamoi View Post
I'd have a hard time making a list like this simply due to the prejudice of time and hearing a song too often. The Beatles are my favorite band, but I really don't need to hear "Hey Jude" ever again.
I quite agree. For the past six months or so, I've been truly enjoying, with massive repeating, album tracks from Help! (notably side 2) and Rubber Soul (the tracks that weren't hits). A wealth of Beatles music that casual fans (hits fanatics only) never get to hear.
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While My Guitar Gently Weeps would have been higher on my list.
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Telling me what the best Beatles songs are is like telling me what my favorite dream is. You're never going to have the same experience, thoughts and feelings as me so why bother trying to tell me what I should think is best?
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I think A Day In The Life sucks! Avant-guard stuff (and I know I probably misspelled it, but you get my meaning).
A Day In The Life is a little experimental. I certainly wouldn't call it avant-garde. The only thing that really separates it from a regular rock song is the symphony racing to the end. If you thought THAT was avant-garde, you really would hate actual experimental music.
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Whoever made this list does realize "Sgt. Pepper's" wasn't their first album right?
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Saying "A Day In The Life" is avant-garde is positively inane. Groundbreaking in some regards, yeah, but avant garde? Laurie Anderson it aint...
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Someone make sure Buttmunker never hears John Zorn. The world may end.
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Saying "A Day In The Life" is avant-garde is positively inane.
Well, look who said it. The guy obviously has no idea what avant-garde actually means. He just probably had the word pop into his head, then connected it to an experimental song, and viola! - "avant-guard."

But it's true I dislike "experimental music," especially Tomorrow Never Knows. Call me a Beatles-nothing, but I like a lot of their music.

And like I said before, album tracks like I've Just Seen A Face and Tell Me What You See and It's Only Love get more repeat plays than the overplayed tracks like Yesterday, Help! or Ticket To Ride, although they are great songs.

My problem with A Day In The Life is that it's essentially boring (to me). And the orchestration screech-out at the end is irritating (to me). It's the type of song I'll listen to if it comes on the radio and I hadn't heard it in a very, very long time. But I won't put it on my iPod.
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Originally Posted by NORML54601 View Post
Whoever made this list does realize "Sgt. Pepper's" wasn't their first album right?
I would presume so:

Originally Posted by dhmac View Post
Here's the Top 10:

1. A Day In The Life
2. I Want To Hold Your Hand
3. Strawberry Fields Forever
4. Yesterday
5. In My Life
6. Something
7. Hey Jude
8. Let It Be
9. Come Together
10. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Plus Strawberry Fields Forever was released before Sgt. Pepper's, though it was originally intended for Sgt. Pepper's, so I'll give you that one. But looking at the top five, you could flip your question around -- does Rolling Stone realize that the Beatles had albums that came after Sgt. Pepper's?
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My favorite Beatles songs vary from day to day, but here are some songs that consistently show up on my favorites list:

Helter Skelter
Hey Bulldog
You Never Give Me Your Money
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
I Me Mine
Let It Be
I've Got a Feeling
Get Back
Day Tripper
Paperback Writer
You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)
In My Life
Lovely Rita

And, of course, A Day In the Life
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Buttmunker's posts make me sad.
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Full list:
Spoiler:
1. "A Day In the Life"
2. "I Want To Hold Your Hand"
3. "Strawberry Fields Forever"
4. "Yesterday"
5. "In My Life"
6. "Something"
7. "Hey Jude"
8. "Let It Be"
9. "Come Together"
10. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
11. "A Hard Day's Night"
12. "Norwegian Wood (This Bird HasFlown)"
13. "Revolution"
14. "She Loves You"
15. "Help!"
16. "I Saw Her Standing There"
17. "Ticket To Ride"
18. "Tomorrow Never Knows"
19. "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds"
20. "Please Please Me"
21. "All You Need Is Love"
22. "Eleanor Rigby"
23. "Abbey Road Medley: You Never Give Me Your Money/Sun King/Mean Mr. Mustard/Polythene Pam/She Came In Through The Bathroom Window/Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End"
24. "Happiness Is A Warm Gun"
25. "Here, There And Everywhere"
26. "If I Fell"
27. "You're Going To Lose That Girl"
28. "Here Comes The Sun"
29. "Can't Buy Me Love"
30. "We Can Work It Out"
31. "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away"
32. "Penny Lane"
33. "I Am The Walrus"
34. "Eight Days A Week"
35. "Paperback Writer"
36. "I Should Have Known Better"
37. "She Said She Said"
38. "Blackbird"
39. "Day Tripper"
40. "For No One"
41. "Get Back"
42. "I Feel Fine"
43. "Drive My Car"
44. "All My Loving"
45. "No Reply"
46. "Don't Let Me Down"
47. "Things We Said Today"
48. "The Ballad Of John And Yoko"
49. "The Night Before"
50. "Got To Get You Into My Life"
51. "If I Needed Someone"
52. "Helter Skelter"
53. "It Won't Be Long"
54. "Two Of Us"
55. "Taxman"
56. "I'm Down"
57. "I'm Only Sleeping"
58. "I've Just Seen A Face"
59. "I Want You (She's So Heavy)"
60. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
61. "With A Little Help From My Friends"
62. "Girl"
63. "Dear Prudence"
64. "I've Got A Feeling"
65. "And I Love Her"
66. "Nowhere Man"
67. "Oh! Darling"
68. "Baby, You're A Rich Man"
69. "Julia"
70. "You Can't Do That"
71. "I'm A Loser"
72. "From Me To You"
73. "Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey"
74. "Yellow Submarine"
75. "Think For Yourself"
76. "Yer Blues"
77. "Because"
78. "And Your Bird Can Sing"
79. "I'll Follow The Sun"
80. "Mother Nature's Son"
81. "Hey Bulldog"
82. "She's Leaving Home"
83. "I'm So Tired"
84. "Across The Universe"
85. "Back In The USSR"
86. "Lady Madonna"
87. "Love Me Do"
88. "Rain"
89. "Good Day Sunshine"
90. "The Long And Winding Road"
91. "Every Little Thing"
92. "Dig A Pony"
93. "Sexy Sadie"
94. "You Won't See Me"
95. "Any Time At All"
96. "Within You, Without You"
97. "All I've Got To Do"
98. "Long, Long, Long"
99. "Yes It Is"
100. "Hello, Goodbye"


Good to see "Long, Long, Long" on the list. One of my favorites and one goddamned beautiful song.
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