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Old 08-21-2005, 02:24 PM   #1
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Overrated Beatles songs.

Ok, I don't mean this thread to be disparaging to the Beatles, but I thought it'll be interesting to sift out some of the overrated songs from their catalog. There's this tendency to hold everything they did on an extremely high pedestal. Most of that is well-deserved, but some of their notable songs are less than perfect. I realize this is subjective, but who knows maybe a consensus will be drawn about a song or two.

"Hey Jude" is my top choice. I'm not sure if this song is supposed to bring hope to a sad situation, but it's a real drip anyway. The sadness in this song is like one big goopy tear. Overdone, if you aske me. The na, na, na's at the end also fall into the overdone category. I'm guessing this is supposed to be the moment when hope reigns supreme, but I'll be damned if they forgot to bring any poignance to the moment. "Yesterday" is a close second for me. I won't wax on any longer, though. Your turn!!!!
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the first one that comes to mind is reolution #9. too much acid.
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I'd probably list one of the bigger hits.
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The White Album is overrated.
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Hey Jude, Strawberry Fields Forever, Segeant peppers...,In fact most of their stuff
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Hey Jude maybe a bit over-rated, I think I prefer the Elvis version to be honest, plus some of the early stuff like 'Love me Do'.

However I think there are more UNDER rated Beatles songs than over rated ones.
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Can't By Me Love.

Wouldn't say overrated since I don't think many folks hold it in particularly high-esteem anyway, but I blame Patrick Dempsey and his namesake shit-ass 80's high school movie for the song's overratedness.

Ok, maybe this post was just an opportunity to bash Patrick Dempsey.
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Hey Jude...what is so great about this song?
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Re: Overrated Beatles songs.

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"Hey Jude" is my top choice. I'm not sure if this song is supposed to bring hope to a sad situation, but it's a real drip anyway. The sadness in this song is like one big goopy tear. Overdone, if you aske me. The na, na, na's at the end also fall into the overdone category. I'm guessing this is supposed to be the moment when hope reigns supreme, but I'll be damned if they forgot to bring any poignance to the moment. "Yesterday" is a close second for me. I won't wax on any longer, though. Your turn!!!!
hey jude is wonderful. it is supposed to bring hope to a sad situation. i thought everyone on the planet knew that paul wrote the song for julian in the midst of lennon's divorce from his first wife. what a great song. and the length was, like most things the beatles did, revolutionary for that era of music.

as far as yesterday goes - we could all only wish to be so lucky to dream up such a melody, literally.

i honestly don't think the beatles can be overrated and my respect for them as artists and musicians far outweighs any sort of obsessed loyalty or affection.
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The Beatles are Rock/Pop icons... I mean they ARE THE Rock/Pop icons. Sure they made their share of questionable songs, but they also helped to shape a generation in the mid-60's with their music and they were one of the first acts to mostly survive on their own material.

If you were born after 1985 your musical perception is years removed from the Beatles experience and that might disjoint your opinion of it. What was groundbreaking and revolutionary in 1967/68 is blasse in 2005, because "every" artist has taken the Beatles' blueprint and turned it on its head.

Trust me in 2045 people will ask how many overrated Eminem and Tupac songs there are and what made U2 so great.

But yes a few of their songs are overrated no doubt.
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But yes a few of their songs are overrated no doubt.
I agree with your analysis. Their over rated songs for me are the Abbey Road medly, large portions of the White Album & a great deal of Revolver.
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Come Together.

But that's probably more me just hating the song, rather than it be overrating.
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I would have called "Come Together" one of the underrated songs.
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