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September 11th, 2009
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Cause I wanna know
What is your favorite Beatles song?

Mine is usually Rain, and it is at the moment.

I will make fun of anyone who posts more than one, or tries to include side two of Abbey Road

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From:jcw_da_dmg
Date:September 11th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
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At the moment "In My Life".
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From:barondave
Date:September 11th, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC)
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"Till There Was You"

*ducks*

Edited at 2009-09-11 05:03 pm (UTC)
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From:madladyred
Date:September 12th, 2009 03:58 am (UTC)
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I danced to that at my wedding. :) :) :)
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From:uberhill
Date:September 11th, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
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Eleanor Rigby, for reasons long and complex and not entirely clear to me.
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From:shsilver
Date:September 11th, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
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I suppose the Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band/I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends would also deserve a mocking.

But my actual answer would be Across the Universe (WWF version).
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From:ericcoleman
Date:September 11th, 2009 05:09 pm (UTC)
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They are two different songs ... both quite good, but two different songs

Oddly enough, I just listened to that very version. It's gorgeous
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From:ruisseau
Date:September 11th, 2009 05:09 pm (UTC)
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Hmmm, this is hard, but I think I have to go with "And Your Bird Can Sing" on Revolver.
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From:s00j
Date:September 11th, 2009 05:18 pm (UTC)
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"Don't Let Me Down" just now. :) Subject to change at any moment.
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From:phillip2637
Date:September 11th, 2009 05:23 pm (UTC)
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Sorry, can't get my count of favorites below 50 or so, but The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill is the one I'd most like to learn for filk circles. (Well it *does* mention a superhero.)
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From:ravenclaw_eric
Date:September 11th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
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I honestly don't know. There's a lot of their ouvre I don't think I've ever heard---as you know, the radio plays some Beatles stuff, but it's maybe twenty or so songs out of about three hundred they did. And they play those twenty songs to death and back again.

If I had to choose, I'd go with "Let It Be."
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From:allisona
Date:September 11th, 2009 05:28 pm (UTC)
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"Strawberry Fields Forever". Or "Norwegian Wood".

Yeah, go ahead and make fun of me :).
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From:ericcoleman
Date:September 11th, 2009 05:34 pm (UTC)
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You're too nice to make fun of ... now if it had been Debbie, who we all know is evil ...
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From:scott_lynch
Date:September 11th, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC)
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"Eleanor Rigby," ever since I was a kid.
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From:lickintoadz
Date:September 11th, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC)
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Ticket to Ride.
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From:sweetmusic_27
Date:September 11th, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC)
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Come Together, probably. (And this'll open me to mocking for many reasons, but I always liked Penny Lane for singing.)
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From:awfulhorrid
Date:September 11th, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
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I have difficulty with 'favorite' anything, but one of my most comforting Beatles songs is Let It Be. In the right moment this is a song that can make me cry, lift me up, or just make me remember things that make me happy.
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From:sexybass
Date:September 11th, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)

Nowhere Man

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Tough choice!!! I guess I like "Nowhere Man" since I used to do this with a musician friend back in Winnipeg and I loved the harmonies and the lead instrumental.
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From:sibylle
Date:September 11th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
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This is super bizarre ... but mine is "Revolution Number Nine" - my dad played the White Album a lot when I was small, and this one stuck with me ... .
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From:sibylle
Date:September 11th, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
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Being more traditional in the definition of "song" - While My Guitar Gently Weeps. Same album, same 'heard it A Lot' reason.
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From:ericcoleman
Date:September 11th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC)
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That explains ... so ... much ... about ... you.
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From:sibylle
Date:September 11th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
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:-P

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From:ericcoleman
Date:September 11th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
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It's why we love you ...
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From:budsharpe
Date:September 11th, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
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"A Day in the Life"

In my mind, it's the perfect encapsulation of Lennon and McCartney's unique and diverging styles, Geoff Emerick's experimental engineering, and George Martin's production. I never tire of it.
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From:fredhuggins
Date:September 11th, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
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The first time I heard "Day In The Life," I was SURE it must have been a Lennon solo record from the '70s, on which McCartney had made a guest appearance.

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From:fredhuggins
Date:September 11th, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC)
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If you put a gun to my head and FORCED me to pick just one favorite?

"Run For Your Life," from Rubber Soul. Not just a great song, but one that beautifully sums up Lennon's unique penchant for the psychotic. Despite what the documentaries will tell you, the dude wasn't all "Imagine" and peacemongering.
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From:born_to_me
Date:September 11th, 2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
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That's definitely on my top five! That was the side of Lennon I like the most.
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From:madladyred
Date:September 12th, 2009 03:54 am (UTC)
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I love that song! I am always amazed something so creepy can be so fun.
(like the Police's Every Breath You Take)
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From:fredhuggins
Date:September 12th, 2009 05:20 am (UTC)
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The scariest part is that from the very first line - "Well I'd rather see you DEAD little girl, than to be with another man!" - it REALLY sounds like John MEANS it, at LEAST as much as he meant "War is over if you want it."
From:markiv1111
Date:September 11th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)

Beatle song?

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If you are specifically talking about a Beatles *record*, I would pick "You're Gonna Lose That Girl." There are other songs that survive the translation to "my friends and me, playing our acoustic guitars and singing" better, but I'm not allowed to mention a second.

Nate
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From:born_to_me
Date:September 11th, 2009 08:10 pm (UTC)
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This is the hardest question in the world for me. I think that, after the dust settles, my very favorite might be "I'll Follow The Sun".
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From:davidkingsley
Date:September 11th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
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Across the Universe (Rarities album version)
From:the_ogre
Date:September 11th, 2009 09:14 pm (UTC)

Hmm.

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Currently, it's "Fixing a Hole".
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From:philady
Date:September 11th, 2009 11:41 pm (UTC)
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"Blackbird"
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From:ldwheeler
Date:September 12th, 2009 12:12 am (UTC)
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"I'll Follow the Sun."

And now the time has come ...
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From:exapno
Date:September 12th, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
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At this moment? Michelle, for not-very-Beatle reasons.

x1's choir did a Beatles montage last year. He did a completely kick-butt solo on that :) So now i always hear him singing it in my head :)
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From:archiver_tim
Date:September 12th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
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The Long and Winding Road.

When listening to the radio station (WOMC) playing the new tracks during their A to Z on 9/9/09, Please, Please Me just came over with the sonic WOW I knew it had that I only could hear on the VeeJay 45 played with a good needle for 45s with big groves. The high end and clean bass this time really impressed me, as LP and CD versions seemed to be a dymanicly constrained. When that came out of the radio in 1964 you knew something was new in Rock and Roll.
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From:madladyred
Date:September 12th, 2009 03:56 am (UTC)
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You've Got To Hide Your Love Away.
But it's so hard to pick just one. :(
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From:judifilksign
Date:September 12th, 2009 11:42 am (UTC)
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"Hello, Goodbye"
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From:bammba_m
Date:September 13th, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
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"Octopus' Garden"

A friend of mine said, "that's what happens when you let the bass player try writing a song." I dunno. I kind of dig it.
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From:ericcoleman
Date:September 13th, 2009 03:39 am (UTC)
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Ummm ... it was the drummer who wrote it.
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From:bammba_m
Date:September 13th, 2009 01:08 pm (UTC)
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Heh. You're right, and I knew that. I must have been taking the stupid pills yesterday.

Crazy.

But I still think it's a cute little song.
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