Worst Beatles song ever

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i suddenly liked LAWR when i heard someone cover it with a bit of passion. paul's performance is very blah, like i don't picture him doing anything other than standing at the end of the "road", singing at the ground, shrugging, but i still think it's a better song than dizzy miss lizzy or roll over beethoven, for example.

rent, Wednesday, 30 September 2009 03:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

> There are no bad Beatles songs. Live with it.
― Nate Carson,

closest to truth statement ever

meisenfek, Wednesday, 30 September 2009 04:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

long and winding road is great.

fucking hate mr.moonlight

gman59, Wednesday, 30 September 2009 04:52 (eight years ago) Permalink


by that same logic my vote is for "A Taste Of Honey" which represents them at their most embryonic, therefore least enjoyable by whatever "objective" standards I'm able to summon here. I might hate some of the other songs more due to overexposure, but there's no denying their impact and importance to many people. I think ATOH probably summons up the least amount of memories in the collective unconscious. For example, I think I voted for Silver Hammer in the worst Abbey Road poll, but my enduring memory of that song is my sisters enacting a live action version as a play for our family. So I cannot in good conscience pretend it is "the worst", I guess it all comes down to people's subjective interpretations of what "worst" means.

sleeve, Wednesday, 30 September 2009 04:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

"Tattoo" is brilliant

billstevejim, Wednesday, 30 September 2009 05:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

I would pump any of these songs before "Honey Pie" ..

billstevejim, Wednesday, 30 September 2009 05:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

"Free As A Bird" and "Real Love" were just fine.

billstevejim, Wednesday, 30 September 2009 05:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

> "Tattoo" is brilliant

A lot of what makes 60s albums so great is that the fey songs are right next to the slammers and the experiments. Maybe, even as they were forming the idea of the concept album, they didn't worry so much about the album as a unified thing. A statement. We're worse off for it.

bendy, Wednesday, 30 September 2009 11:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

The Anthology version of Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da is terrific, much better than the officially released version.

I really like the Anthology-era B-side remix of Yellow Submarine with all the sound effects boosted up; it shows what a gem of day-glo pop-art proto-psychedelic whimsy it is!

Officer Pupp, Wednesday, 30 September 2009 13:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Friday, 2 October 2009 23:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Saturday, 3 October 2009 23:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

No problem with the top two at all.

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 4 October 2009 00:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

I don't get at all why All You Need Is Love is on this poll. But yeah, I can understand why people wouldn't like the first two.

LAWR never stuck out to me (naked or otherwise). But Maxwell's Silver Hammer has such awesome early Moog on it. I'm a sucker for analog synth.

Nate Carson, Sunday, 4 October 2009 06:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

Further proof that A Hard Days Night is perfect.

billstevejim, Sunday, 4 October 2009 08:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

i like The Long And Winding Road, for all its schmaltz

surm, Sunday, 4 October 2009 08:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

anthology version > naked > let it be >>>>> many other beatles songs

alex b. skeaton (tremendoid), Sunday, 4 October 2009 08:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

my dad, the other day: "I heard this Beatles song on the radio this morning I'd never heard before. It was about this lad that kept killing people but it was, you know, quite jolly. Quite clever. I liked it."

thomp, Sunday, 4 October 2009 08:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

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