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« on: June 02, 2017, 06:23:53 PM »

On the Sirius/XM Beatles channel, fans are invited to submit their Fab 4 choices - their 4 favorite Beatles songs. Some fans are picked to present their picks on air. I listened to several today. "Rain" seemed to be a popular choice,

If by some slim chance I could present 4 of my very favorites, they would be:

There's a Place
Yes it Is
Martha My Dear
Old Brown Shoe

What would you all pick?

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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2017, 01:34:21 AM »

Good call, E. Four is a nice compact number, particularly if you're not the world's biggest Beatles fan.

I had a think about this while walking the dog. The first two came to mind immediately. If I had to choose just one, it would be "The Word". "There's A Place" is one of the most perfect songs ever committed to wax. Believe it or not, I remember hearing "Yes It Is" for the first time a few years ago after being sent a stunning live version by Don Henley. And "Savoy Truffle" is a great lesser-known George gem, with some fantastic massed sax lines.

The Word
There's A Place
Yes It Is
Savoy Truffle
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2017, 08:33:51 AM »

A Day in the Life
Strawberry Fields Forever
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight / The End
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2017, 08:40:10 AM »

Here Comes the Sun
Eleanor Rigby
Hey Jude
Come Together
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2017, 10:01:07 AM »

Eleanor Rigby
A Day In The Life
Strawberry Fields Forever
In My Life
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2017, 06:40:20 PM »

This is basically impossible, but here goes:

Girl
In My Life
Nowhere Man
Norwegian Wood

Might as well stick to the same album for all 4. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2017, 02:15:37 PM »

Something
A Day in the Life
In My Life
Strawberry Fields Forever
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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2017, 06:02:01 PM »

Rain
We Can Work it Out
I Want to Hold Your Hand
Strawberry Fields Forever
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2017, 06:06:06 PM »

I agree, this is impossible!

Lady Madonna
Hey Jude
Day Tripper
Penny Lane

Those songs come to mind, I think they would work well together in any order.
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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2017, 07:26:32 PM »

I'll Get You
Oh Darling
Penny Lane
Don't Let Me Down
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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2017, 07:22:58 AM »

"Eleanor Rigby", "Here Comes The Sun", "Help", "Tell Me What You See".
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« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2017, 09:41:11 AM »

I Am The Walrus
Helter Skelter
Blue Jay Way
Flying

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« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2017, 05:46:13 PM »

"Eleanor Rigby", "Here Comes The Sun", "Help", "Tell Me What You See".

I'm shocked to see a Lennon song in there!  Razz
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« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2017, 09:53:11 AM »

Long, Long, Long
All I've Got to Do
It's All Too Much 
Golden Slumbers
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« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2017, 04:29:20 PM »

I'm shocked to see a Lennon song in there!  Razz
I usually say Paul & John - equally talented songwriters. Despite being mainly Paul fan, John's written good songs which I like equally with Paul's.
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