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Beatlemania: Nancy’s Fav Beatles Songs

This was ridiculously hard and extremely fun. When you can say the ones that just barely missed the cut were…well…the rest of the damn songs, you’ve got a pretty good band on your hands.

Probably the hardest part of this next to picking the songs was putting them in order. And while typing these I had the catalog on shuffle which was probably a bad idea because I was frequently thinking ‘Oh I forgot about that one-OOO! This ones great!” etc. Bad idea.
“Ah man, there goes John rippin’ me off again.”
-George Harrison

10. Do You Want To Know A Secret
I feel like George always took a lot of shit in the early years and I’m glad they threw him a bone every once in a while.

9. Penny Lane
I always loved the orchestration of Penny Lane. Lyrically it’s one of my favorite songs because it puts you literally right on the street. I always liked to picture there’s this really annoying orchestra that is always playing. I mean its cool if your just visiting but these guys are probably always playing.

8. She’s Leaving Home
As of late I’d probably have to say Sgt. Peppers is my least favorite album, but saying that is like saying reduced fat is my least favorite kind of Wheat Thins. I’m a sucker for strings and this song has plenty of it.

7. Dig A Pony
Let it Be was the last Beatles album I attained and I never really got into it until very recently. I’ve been listening to it a lot lately and this song is just really fun to listen to. I learned it on guitar the other day and I just can’t stop listening to it.

6. In My Life
This was one of the first Beatles songs I learned on Drums and I was like “wtf is up with this beat man?” and my teacher was like “yo yo Ringo’s left handed, but he plays a right handed set.”
Now I know. And some of the stuff Colin said.

5. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
George is the man. I was kind of disappointed when a first learned that it was Clapton playing lead on this song, I don’t know why. I still don’t and I don’t think I ever will. I just wish it was George.

4. If I Fell
Definitely my favorite song of the early stuff. I’ve always been blown away by how easily these guys harmonize. It blows my mind. Maybe I’m just easily impressed by vocal harmony. The way the Beatles do it is different to me though. It’s like I get lost listening to one of the parts and then the second time I listen to it I hear the other part and its like a whole new song. I wish I could do that.

3. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
I originally wanted to just put “second side of abbey road” but thought that might be cheating. I guess I narrowed it down to this song. I don’t particularly have any reasons. I really like the guitar part and John’s “lookout!” at the beginning. I imagine that’s what I would say to someone if some one suddenly came in through the bathroom window. I don’t know why I’m in the bathroom with somebody though.

2. The Long and Winding Road (Spectrofied version)
Ya know Paul McCartney has just been straight up pissin me off lately. First off, I dunno why everybody’s hatin’ on Phil Spector. He straight up murders some chick and now everyone’s trying to take his stamp off their music. What’s the deal? Secondly, I saw the Let it Be movie and I did not see what the big deal is. There’s one scene where it gets kind of tense. So what, people argue, Ringo’s wasted, and there’s a lot of great music. If anything Paul doesn’t want it to come out because he just looks like a douche the whole time. Stupid beard.

1. And Your Bird Can Sing
Surprise, surprise.

And now I will conform to the Corporate F**K and say my favorite album. I always bounced around between Abbey Road and Revolver. I’m gonna have to say Abbey Road because its just got so many sweet songs including my all time favorite “Something”. Oh wait, DAMNIT!

So that was really fun. I’m happy to gain a little credibility on the blog with this post of my favorite band. And with that I’ll leave you In My Yard, I Don’t Care.

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