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If I only had one Beatles song!
« on: July 30, 2013, 07:47:30 PM »
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If you could only have one Beatles song which would it be. It took me a few years to finalize.




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Re: If I only had one Beatles song!
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2013, 07:58:32 PM »
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Re: If I only had one Beatles song!
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2013, 11:04:39 PM »
I really don't care for The Beatles but if I had to choose a song I'd go with All My Loving. 
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Re: If I only had one Beatles song!
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2013, 12:24:26 AM »
I was tempted to say 'hey jude', but I think I'll go with 'in my life' :blank:

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Re: If I only had one Beatles song!
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2013, 03:01:37 AM »
"All You Need Is Love".

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Re: If I only had one Beatles song!
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2013, 07:40:21 AM »
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Re: If I only had one Beatles song!
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2013, 02:00:39 PM »
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Re: If I only had one Beatles song!
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2013, 03:39:08 PM »
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Re: If I only had one Beatles song!
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2013, 05:21:21 PM »
I was 11 years old and in the 6th grade when Bealtemania came to America and I was at a prime age to be struck down with it.  In January of 1964 I was at a friend's house to play with his electric train when he told me his mom bought him this new record by The Beatles called "I Want to Hold Your Hand".  I had a few 45s but wasn't big into music but I dragged my friend across town that day so I could buy the single.

I couldn't pick just one song.  It's like having children and being asked to pick your favorite.  I grew up, literally, with Beatles' music from the 6th grade until my senior year of high school.  It's a part of my life and different Beatles' songs were favorites at different times of my young life and their later music was obviously more complex and well done but the very earliest songs are very special and memorable.

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Re: If I only had one Beatles song!
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2013, 05:38:59 PM »
I was a big fan as a kid, because the Beatles were still making records (remember those?) then. :D
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Re: If I only had one Beatles song!
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2013, 05:41:12 PM »
Talk about hard choices... I was about 7 years old when I discovered the Beatles, then rediscovered them in My teens, so I like both the early songs and Abbey Road in its entirety.

If I have to pick just one, though, I'll go with "You're Going to Lose That Girl" (from the Help! soundtrack).  Honourable mentions to "She Loves You" and side 2 of Abbey Road.
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Re: If I only had one Beatles song!
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2013, 06:25:05 PM »
Schizoid: That is the beauty of this task.

I grew up a Beatles fan, and never ever thought it would be an answerable question. It took me at least five years to find the one that I couldn't live without. I know its not fair. But give it a go...if you want. It might even take you down the road of songs you have missed for a while, and HELL....its fun.

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Re: If I only had one Beatles song!
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2013, 08:59:31 PM »
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Re: If I only had one Beatles song!
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2013, 11:21:37 PM »
OK, OK, if I have to pick just one:  "All My Loving".

It was my favorite song on that first album of The Beatles that I played over and over and it was the very first song they played on the Ed Sullivan Show.  In a Playboy interview, post Beatles' breakup, John Lennon called it "...a damned good piece of work".  Also it was reported when John was taken to the hospital after he had been shot that "All My Loving" was playing in the hospital.  Last, but not least (to me), at age 60 I can actually sing this song, in tune, and hit the high notes.

More about "All My Loving" than you might ever know or want to know:  http://www.beatlesebooks.com/all-my-loving  (the other Beatles' songs are there as well).

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Re: If I only had one Beatles song!
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2013, 12:55:39 AM »
"This Boy"
Best. Beatles. Song. Ever.

My sister and I recorded the entire movie, "A Hard Day's Night" on a cassette recorder, and memorized the whole damn thing. Including all the songs. We were fangirls. Now I get to indoctrinate my daughter!
 
I can still recite parts of it by heart.

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Paul":"What little ol' man?" [train noise]
John: "That little ol' man?"
Paul: "Oh, him. That's me grandfather."
"That's not your grandfather. I've seen your grandfather. He lives in your house."

And so on. It's still one of my favorite movies. :D
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Re: If I only had one Beatles song!
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2013, 06:14:27 AM »
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I had a few Beatles 45s by 1966, no albums, so I did not find it till years later when I had enough money for an entire album.

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Re: If I only had one Beatles song!
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2013, 12:56:13 AM »
My all-time favorite Beatles song is We Can Work It Out, but there are many more (A Hard Day's Night, Norwegian Wood, Here Comes The Sun, Eleanor Rigby, You've Got To Hide Your Love Away, Paperback Writer, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, I've Just Seen A Face, and Yesterday being the most notable) that are right up there, as well.
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Re: If I only had one Beatles song!
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2013, 01:15:27 PM »
I'm more of a Buddy Holly fan. I have but 30 of his songs on CD. Sometimes I will buy a CD that already has all but that one song I don't have.

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Re: If I only had one Beatles song!
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2013, 04:59:51 PM »
My crazy father loved "Yesterday". He said it was the saddest, most beautiful song he had ever heard. The Beatles had that kind of effect; even someone as dysfunctional as my warped, violent JW fanatic con artist daddy liked their music.

They were poor boys with no special musical ability and mostly self-taught. And they were geniuses. It was just one of those wonderful things that sometimes happens. No musical group before or since has been like the Beatles.
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