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John Lennon would have been 70 this week. What was your favorite Beatle song?

Asked by BoBo1946 (15280 points ) October 13th, 2010

This one made chill bumps pop up! “Twist And Shout!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_I8RCUpe-c&feature=related

In 1966, my brother and I drove to St. Louis (450 miles) and attended their concert. It never stopped raining through the whole concert, but we had a ball. We did not have a dry thread on us.

What is/was your favorite Beatle song?

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ucme's avatar

Help

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

This one
My mom used to play their tunes on the piano when I was a little girl.I am looking at her piano sitting in my living room right now. One day I will learn to play it:)

Winters's avatar

Hey Jude

BoBo1946's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille that is as subdued as you will ever hear the Beatles. Like it…

BoBo1946's avatar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD3ovfZXO5Q

Hey Jude! Just had to listen to this one!

JustmeAman's avatar

I loved all the Beatles songs. I played in my band and we sang over 100 Beatle songs. I was lucky enough to be the lead singer.

Aster's avatar

Hey Jude.

deni's avatar

A Day in the Life. I just love it.

ucme's avatar

…....I need somebody!

Austinlad's avatar

There’s hardly a Beatles song I don’t like—and some that in recent years have resonated with me in ways I wasn’t previously aware of. But one that always stops me cold is THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD. So prophetic.

Apparently, it was composed with a much simpler arangement, but producer Phil Spector added heavy overdubs and his other signature stuff that changed it completely. But I love the arrangement.

ucme's avatar

….Not just anybody!

aprilsimnel's avatar

Across The Universe

Words are flowing out like
endless rain into a paper cup
They slither wildly
as they slip away across the universe
Pools of sorrow waves of joy
are drifting through my opened mind
Possessing and caressing me
Jai guru deva om
Nothing’s gonna change my world
Nothing’s gonna change my world

williebaronet's avatar

A day in the life

ucme's avatar

You know I need someone.
When I was younger, so much younger than today
I never needed anybody’s help in…....................

@Aster Ooh you sly old fox you!! Yeah, just thought i’d quietly sing away to myself :¬)

BoBo1946's avatar

@aprilsimnel wow…was not familiar with that one!

Aster's avatar

@ucme darn it all. Now I’ll have that song in my mind for hours. I’ll have to go get out my album.

ucme's avatar

@Aster Go for it! Yesterday, all my troub…....oops done it again! :¬)

BoBo1946's avatar

@Austinlad i can relate to that song!

diavolobella's avatar

And I Love Her

Aster's avatar

have to get even All my troubles seemed so far away
Now it looks as though they’re here to stay
Oh I believe in Yesterday
Suddenly, I’m not half the man I used to be
There;s a shadow…

JustmeAman's avatar

I had every album ever created by the Beatles and my EX broke them all trying to get even with me for some reason. They all had the original album covers on them too. I even steamed off the one that was banned from America.

ucme's avatar

Don’t you dare challenge me young lady!!

It’s been a hard day’s night
And i’ve been working like a dog
It’s been a hard days night
I should be sleeping like a log…..:¬p Stick that in your fancy pipe & smoke it madam! XD

JustmeAman's avatar

You say yes, I say no, You say stop and I say go go go.

BoBo1946's avatar

@ucme my senior year in high school, my first girl friend…that was our favorite. Love the beat…

erichw1504's avatar

Eleanor Rigby

ucme's avatar

@BoBo1946 Yeah one of my faves too.

janbb's avatar

All of them, but “Blackbird” is one of my very favorites.

BoBo1946's avatar

@janbb that one is very different than any other Beatle song!

JustmeAman's avatar

I don’t want to spoil the party so I’ll go,
I don’t want my disappoint to show.
Oh theres nothing for me here
So I will disappear
If she turns up while I’m gone
please let me know.

BoBo1946's avatar

@ChazMaz you got me on that one…never heard it to just now!

Aster's avatar

E Rigby is really wonderful. Thanks, boo.

JustmeAman's avatar

disappointment

Aster's avatar

You say goodbye… gorgeous. Thanx again.

CMaz's avatar

I have been to the Dakota many a time. Had an opportunity to go there and hang with Carly Simon and the kids.
But, I was too lazy that day and did not go. Things we sooooo regret.

Aster's avatar

Chazzie, you have plenty of time; too young for regrets !!

JustmeAman's avatar

Oh dear, what can I do?
Baby’s in black and I’m feeling blue,Tell me, oh what can I do?
She thinks of him and so she dresses in black,
And though he’ll never come back, she’s dressed in black.
Oh dear, what can I do?
Baby’s in black and I’m feeling blue,
Tell me, oh what can I do?
I think of her, but she only thinks of him,
And though it’s only a whim, she thinks of him.
Oh how long will it take,
Till she sees the mistake she has made?
Dear what can I do?
Baby’s in black and I’m feeling blue,
Tell me, oh what can I do?
Oh how long it will take,
Till she sees the mistake she has made?
Dear what can I do?
Baby’s in black and I’m feeling blue,
Tell me, oh what can I do?
She thinks of him and so she dresses in black,
And though he’ll never come back, she’s dressed in black.
Oh dear, what can I do?
Baby’s in black and I’m feeling blue,
Tell me, oh what can I do?

ucme's avatar

My Mum was a Beatles nut back in her day. I used to mock her remorselessly when she recalled her happy teenage memories. Mop haired scouse gits! They kind of grew on me I guess :¬)

MeinTeil's avatar

Whatever one isn’t playing.

The Beatles, just a band:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hasse9b17es

BoBo1946's avatar

@MeinTeil just a band! loll Ok!

erichw1504's avatar

@MeinTeil So, a lot of them are your favorite?

mrlaconic's avatar

Baby you can drive my car Yes I’m gonna be a star Baby you can drive my car

picante's avatar

Too many to list. Just a few of my favorite favorites:
The Long and Winding Road
Yesterday
There Are Places I Remember

iamthemob's avatar

My favorites shift from time to time. But my current favorite John Lennon song is his alone – “Imagine.”

amazingme's avatar

I have to chose?! :]

Strawberry Fields.

cubozoa's avatar

Paperback Writer

Leanne1986's avatar

@ucme Help is my favourite too!

zen_'s avatar

8 days a week

muppetish's avatar

Choosing just one is difficult but I’ll show love for George Harrison and say Something.

BoBo1946's avatar

Looks like “Strawberry Fields” is the winner @amazingme !

pearls's avatar

The Long and Winding Road is my favorite all time, but really like all of them.

filmfann's avatar

Revolution

I Am The Walrus

Twist and Shout

amazingme's avatar

@BoBo1946 Yayy!
Strawberry Fields is pretty amazing. :]

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Lately, I’ve been partial to Dear Prudence because of the story behind it.

Brian1946's avatar

She Loves You
All My Loving
It’s Only Love
Falling
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
Lovely Rita
A Day in the Life
Flying
Blue Jay Way
While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Although it wasn’t performed by the Beatles, my favorite Lennon tune is the Plastic Ono Band version of “Yer Blues” that they cut for the “Live Peace In Toronto 1969” album.

The only YouTube clip of this version that I could find was the live one.
I’d link it but unfortunately Ono caterwauls over Eric Clapton’s magnificent solo at the end.

Thankfully Lennon decided to exclude her (AFAIK- at least I couldn’t hear her) from the album track.

summeroses's avatar

“Strawberry Fields”.....puts me in a lovely & dreamy-sweet “altered state” without any “Help From My Friends” =)
Luv them all, really.
“Imagine” gives me chills.
Penny Lane, et al.
Wow, just wow!

OneBadApple's avatar

The children asked him if to kill was not a sin
“Not when he looks so fierce”, his mommy butted in
If looks could kill
It would’ve been us instead of him

(genius)

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