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Favorite song by an ex-Beatle?

Asked by Jude (32131points) March 10th, 2009

“Isn’t It a Pity”, George Harrison.

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adreamofautumn's avatar

It’s cliche…but “Imagine” by John Lennon.

ubersiren's avatar

Ooooh! So many! I enjoy Wings to a great extent, but not any particular song. I really enjoyed McCartney’s single Dance Tonight from his most recent album. I like John Lennon’s “God” and “Mother.” Ringo… meh. Remember thatTraveling Wilburys song that was out in the 90’s? I just tried to find it but couldn’t. I remembered liking that.

dalepetrie's avatar

If we’re talking solo, “Jealous Guy” by John Lennon. To be honest, 99.999% of the post Beatles output by solo Beatles did very little for me…John’s music was the best of any of them, but I think the Lennon/McCartney songwriting was far greater than the sum of its parts…they balanced each other in exactly the right ways. I think it was a case of John being all substance and Paul being all form…I find all of McCartney’s output to be just way too simple and poppy for my tastes, and though Lennon’s work was powerful, it didn’t have that hook, that last level of varnish if you will that Paul brought to the mix.

Now, if ex-Beatle output here is to include collaborative efforts, I’d have to think about exactly which song I’d pick, but for my money, the Travelling Wilburys were the best thing to rise out of the ashes of the Beatles. I think George Harrison was VERY talented, but most of his solo output was just so-so, just didn’t grab me, and as for Ringo, he should stick to the drums (if you saw “Walk Hard”, there was a great scene where the Beatles were all at each other’s throats and Ringo pipes up, “I’ve got a song about an octopus…” that summed it up pretty well for me on the Ringo front).

Mr_M's avatar

“Merry Christmas, War is Over” by John Lennon

chyna's avatar

When I’m 64. I guess the group sang it, but Paul wrote it.

poofandmook's avatar

ooh Uber I know what song you’re talking about but I can’t remember the name. That being said, the Wilburys are great on two fronts: George and Tom. I’ve made no secret about my lurve for Tom Petty.

But I think my favorite song by an ex-Beatle would have to be Admiral Halsey.

Foolaholic's avatar

“Dance Tonight”, by Paul. It’s just so happy!

Dorkgirl's avatar

I really loved the whole Band on the Run album and still love playing it. I know all the words!
I agree, Imagine is great, too.

rawpixels's avatar

One of the greatest records of all time is All Things Must Pass by George Harrison. Anything off of that would do, even though John Lennon was my favorite.

essieness's avatar

Oh My Love, Mother, and Love by John Lennon.

kwhull's avatar

@adreamofautumn I lurve that song! Even though I really dont care that much for the Beatles.

Mamradpivo's avatar

“Watching the Wheels” by John Lennon.

Even more than “Uncle Albert/ Admiral Halsey” by Wings.

This answer is only sort of tongue in cheek.

PrancingUrchin's avatar

“Here Comes the Sun” – George Harrison

steve6's avatar

Band on the Run – Paul

rawpixels's avatar

Here Comes the Sun was a Beatles song

PrancingUrchin's avatar

Darn. Harrison wrote it, at least then, right?

rawpixels's avatar

@PrancingUrchin
Yes, I believe he did write it

Jack79's avatar

I’ll go with Imagine too.

Blondesjon's avatar

Anything from Let it Be. they broke up before it’s release

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