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What is your favorite Beatles record?

Asked by GAMBIT (3855points) January 6th, 2009
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asmonet's avatar

I don’t really like the Beatles. So, a greatest hits album I suppose.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Yesterday and Today. With the dead baby cover.

dalepetrie's avatar

Abbey Road

I’m shocked, Asmonet

bythebay's avatar

Album, I’m not sure. Song, Let It Be:

When I find myself in times of trouble, mother Mary comes to me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be.
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.

And when the broken hearted people living in the world agree,
there will be an answer, let it be.
For though they may be parted there is still a chance that they will see,
there will be an answer. let it be.

Let it be, let it be, .....

And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light, that shines on me,
shine until tomorrow, let it be.
I wake up to the sound of music, mother Mary comes to me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

Let it be, let it be, .....

kfingerman's avatar


aprilsimnel's avatar

Abbey Road. It’s the last album that feels as though there was some collaboration. The second half is fantastic, and when I listen to The End, I always feel a little sad and wistful, because George, Paul and John are all playing guitar on the same track, knowing that their story really was at an end. They probably didn’t even record their parts together. And yet they were still creating compelling music.

The Beatles are my favorite band and I think it would have been awesome to experience Beatlemania. Alas, I was born after they broke up.

rawpixels's avatar

In my opinion, anyone who doesn’t like The Beatles doesn’t really appreciate good music. I know, an arrogant remark, but that’s the way I feel. Anyway, it’s hard to pick just one album, but there’s something about Rubber Soul that I truly love.

PupnTaco's avatar

“Revolver,” typically. But it’s open to change. Sometimes “Abbey Road,” sometimes “With the Beatles.”

steve6's avatar

Help, then Abbey Road, Past Masters Vol. 2, Love.

Nimis's avatar

Mo, say it ain’t so!

AstroChuck's avatar

Not only is Abbey Road the best Beatles album, Abbey Road is the greatest album of all time. Hands down.

@asmonet- I’m afraid our romance is over.

asmonet's avatar

@all you Beatles lovers: I have nothing against the Beatles, and while I do appreciate their roll in shaping music as we know it and the historical value of the band, for me, the majority of their catalogue is not compelling. I do enjoy some of their songs more than you could imagine. I don’t like music that is experimental for being experimentals sake. I prefer music that has already gone through those stages and is a finished product. I’ve also heard that even some of the members of the band aren’t happy with a lot of the songs they released in their final form. I could be wrong on that, I haven’t really spent the time to investigate it.

I also vastly prefer the ‘boy band’ years of the Beatles, what can I say? I like happy music. Add that to the fact that I think the wrong ones are dead…and well, I just plain can’t enjoy them as much as others. I’m not going to knock anyone for liking the Beatles, it’s just not my bag.

For the record my favorites: I Saw Her Standing There, Can’t Buy Me Love, I Want To Hold Your Hand, Hey Jude, Revolution, Please Please Me, Help, Eleanor Rigby, Penny Lane, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, ‘ve Just Seen A Face…and well every song featured in Across The Universe, but not because they were in the movie.

dalepetrie's avatar

I’ll go along with you’re “the wrong ones are dead” comment, crass though it may sound, and I appreciate their earlier AND later work. I have a good friend who shares a lot of my musical tastes, but does not like the Beatles…he accepts and understands their role in history, just he grew up with a mother who played their records all the time and he sort of burned out on the sound at an early age. I can respect that some people don’t like the Beatles, especially if they can accept that pretty much every song they DO like was probably influenced in some way by the Beatles.

dalepetrie's avatar

Oh, and FYI, I sympathize also, because despite my belief that the Beatles are the greatest band that ever was or ever could be, I personally HATE the Rolling Stones…think they’re nothing but a glorified bar band.

asmonet's avatar

@dalepetrie: Yeah if you subsitute Rolling Stones for all the Beatles in my last post, it almost still works completely. :-/

So we can coexist now, yes? Live and let live, yes? :)

rawpixels's avatar

I hate when people compare the Stones to the Beatles. It’s like comparing a Mercedes to a Saturn. The Beatles are the superior band, but I love a lot of the Stone’s stuff, especially exile on Main St. Brilliant album.

asmonet's avatar

Who is comparing them?

jessturtle23's avatar

The white album. Favorite song is “Happiness is a Warm Gun”.

rawpixels's avatar

Lots of people do. :)

dalepetrie's avatar

Yeah, I agree, no comparison….yes, I’ll co-exist with you Asmonet…anytime, anywhere! :)

AstroChuck's avatar

Down, Boy.

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