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Old 08-21-2005, 06:49 PM   #21
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Everyone is listing my favorites Any way i think yellow submarine is a bit overrated
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Everyone is listing my favorites Any way i think yellow submarine is a bit overrated
How can you overrate a song that is so juvenile? I don't mean that in a negative way, just telling it like it is with that song. It's a kiddy song at worst.
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It's a Ringo song. Doesn't count.

Yep, I know it's Lennon/McCartney. But it's still a Ringo song. Automatically to be discounted when discussing overrated/underrated songs.
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the ballad of john and yoko, get back
underrated - for no one
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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.


The Abbey Road medley? Revolver? Overrated?

I agree that there's maybe a bit too much praise for The White Album, as it isn't very consistent and not all the songs on it are that good.
I also support the mention of Let It Be (and rather most of that album).

But that medley and Revolver overrated?
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Oh bla de, oh bla dah, or whatever the shite is called We had to sing this at primary school (from one of those school song books) and I've hated it ever since.

Proof that drugs don't work.
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Well, I wouldn't consider Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da overrated, as it's generally considered to be a bad song (wasn't it recently voted one of the worst songs ever?).
That it's not really overrated doesn't make it any better though.
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Re: Re: Overrated Beatles songs.

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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.
Yeah, I figured that was what it was supposed to do, but I think the creative execution is way overdone like I said in my first post.
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STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER?!!?

Only one of the greatest compositions in pop music history. I downloaded something that has 20 different mp3s charting the evolution of this track. You might not like the song, but it's certainly not overrated. It's revolutionary and personal at the same time.

A little knowledge about its history goes a long way...

And overrated? Most of McCartney's fluff. For No One, already mentioned, is another song that gets a lot of props but bores me to death. And Helter Skelter is a bit of a plodding, tuneless mess aside from that killer guitar riff after the title is sung.

I think the idea that the White Album is overrated is bullshit too. Most of its supporters will agree that it's uneven and disjointed. But it covers so much musical and lyrical territory that I can't see how it's anything less than a tour-de-force. What other band could serve up Helter Skelter, Rocky Raccoon, and Dear Prudence on the same platter? Yeah, it has Honey Pie and Savoy Truffle, but there's more gold on this album than any other, and it contains by far Lennon's best work--which is enough to put it in the pantheon. It blows any other double album in memory out of the water, and that includes The Wall, Tommy, whatever.
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The title of this thread is a contradiction in terms.
I think ive made my point?
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Hey Jude, Strawberry Fields Forever, Segeant peppers...,In fact most of their stuff


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The Long and Winding Road (I hate most, if not all, songs that are set at that sort of slow tempo, I don't know why but I do. ) and Strawberry Fields Forever.

And to comment on The Beatles being overrated full stop thing:

My main problem with The Beatles is that they have been touted for decades are the best band ever by pretty everyone who's anyone. Therefore whenever I listen to Beatles' songs I'm not listening to them as I would any other band; I'm listening for something awe-inspiringly amazing, musical perfection etc. With such pressure how can Beatles's songs possibly be as good as when people were hearing them for the first time with little or no expectations of them?

That said, they have done some fantastic songs, but I don't know, I want something more before I proclaim them 'best band ever'.
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Aah, but that's where you've got it all wrong, you've got more and more every time you turn on the radio or pop in a CD. Every genre since 1967 has been influenced by the Beatles in some fashion or another.

The Beatles and George Martin were pioneers in the field of recording sounds and making music out of them. That just doesn't translate today when you listen to Eminem, or Garbage or U2 and then sit back and listen to "She Loves You" or "Love Me Do". Great songs both, but oh so primitive, done before the Beatles began using the studio as a canvas and painting beautiful pictures on them.

Also music is subjective and you need to listen and listen and listen to pick out the subtle beauty of certain songs. "Eleanor Rigby" is a song with a repetitive melody that just seeps into your pores and subconscious and becomes more than just the word and music you hear. You can almost feel the ache of the subjects being sung about, even though they were just a figment of McCartney's imagination.

Prepared to be blown away in time, not on first listen. And I proclaim them "BEST BAND EVER". Because they were a band before there really were bands.
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I take it you're a Beatles' fan then?
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The Long and Winding Road
Good choice. I don't think a song could be anymore maudlin than that one.
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How can you overrate a song that is so juvenile? I don't mean that in a negative way, just telling it like it is with that song. It's a kiddy song at worst.
I just get bored with the we all live in a yellow submarines.
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She Loves You

I'm more of a fan of the trippy, stoned Beatles than the Mop-Top, early 60s Beatles. And She Loves You is just downright repititive and annoying to me
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Is thread about annoying Beatles' songs or overrated ones? Or did it all get mashed into one?
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I take it you're a Beatles' fan then?
Before the was U2 there were Beatles...and I devoured everything Beatles before I did the same for U2.
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