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Our Broward-Palm Beach New Times colleague Ryan Burk recently stirred up quite a healthy debate in the reader feedback section of his blog post, "Top Five Worst Beatles Songs" with comments ranging from Snarfblatt's supportive, "This is a spot-on review," to Chris Clouston's "You should have your freedom of speech taken away if this is how you use ...

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Since: Mar 10

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#1 Jun 21, 2011
The top 5 worst Beatle songs:

1. Revolution #9
2. Mr Moonlight
3. Michelle (my bell)
4. Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da
5. My Bonnie

"Glass Onion" is a great song. So is "Hey Jude"

I don't think fans can argue with that list.
A Yoko Ono fan

Helena, AL

#2 Jun 21, 2011
Hmm. I really enjoy Mr. Moonlight, it's actually one of my favorites from Beatles For Sale. I also like Michelle, it's a great seranade for someone.(named Michelle of course!) Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da is a good one too. I don't pay much attention to what other people think, I listen to what I want to listen to. And if I want to listen to Octopus's Garden one day, and She Said She Said the next, I'll do it. I personally don't like I Wanna Hold Your Hand, but that doesn't mean it's the worst Beatles song? D'ya understand what I mean?
Rhett Butler USA

Mooresville, NC

#3 Jun 21, 2011
The ballad of John and Yoko rocks! It did in 1969 and still does today!
All an

Dallas, TX

#4 Jun 21, 2011
Revolution 9 is not really a song, it's a combination of sound effects, too bad it couldn't have been replaced by What's the New Mary Jane.
As far as songs I don't like, I like them all, depends on my mood.

If I were to say Mister Moonlight, I would listen to it and realise I like it.
Same for favorite lists, I like them all.
All an

Dallas, TX

#5 Jun 21, 2011
Rhett Butler USA wrote:
The ballad of John and Yoko rocks! It did in 1969 and still does today!
Great to see a poster with a cool understanding of music.
Topix needs more Rhett Butler USA's.

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#6 Jun 21, 2011
A Yoko Ono fan wrote:
Hmm. I really enjoy Mr. Moonlight, it's actually one of my favorites from Beatles For Sale. I also like Michelle, it's a great seranade for someone.(named Michelle of course!) Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da is a good one too. I don't pay much attention to what other people think, I listen to what I want to listen to. And if I want to listen to Octopus's Garden one day, and She Said She Said the next, I'll do it. I personally don't like I Wanna Hold Your Hand, but that doesn't mean it's the worst Beatles song? D'ya understand what I mean?
Every band or performer has put out a weak track on their albums.

The only band who really never once had a single weak track is:

Led Zeppelin.

I even liked the leftover compilation album, "Coda"

(not that everyone is going to agree with me, but I believe so)

"Physical Graffiti" being one of the greatest double albums ever.

Everything from the awesome cover to every single song on that CD.

A masterpiece of writing, performance, feeling and concept.

But really, The Beatles put out some great songs for the most part.

Not every single song can be be a winner.

The songs that are the weakest efforts can be easily skipped over.

That's true for every artist past or present except for Zeppelin.

But then, I was always a Zeppelin freak.

Do I care that some idiots claim Led Zeppelin suck? I laugh.
Bubba

Seattle, WA

#7 Jun 21, 2011
You know my name look up my number-wild Honey pie-It's Johnny's birthday-Blue Jay way-All together now are the 5 worst songs I can think of.
Bubba

Seattle, WA

#8 Jun 21, 2011
A Yoko Ono fan wrote:
Hmm. I really enjoy Mr. Moonlight, it's actually one of my favorites from Beatles For Sale. I also like Michelle, it's a great seranade for someone.(named Michelle of course!) Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da is a good one too. I don't pay much attention to what other people think, I listen to what I want to listen to. And if I want to listen to Octopus's Garden one day, and She Said She Said the next, I'll do it. I personally don't like I Wanna Hold Your Hand, but that doesn't mean it's the worst Beatles song? D'ya understand what I mean?
Mister Moonlight was on Beatles 65 not Beatles for sale unless it's on both records.
Rhett Butler USA

Mooresville, NC

#9 Jun 21, 2011
octopus brain wrote:
<quoted text>
Every band or performer has put out a weak track on their albums.
The only band who really never once had a single weak track is:
Led Zeppelin.
I even liked the leftover compilation album, "Coda"
(not that everyone is going to agree with me, but I believe so)
"Physical Graffiti" being one of the greatest double albums ever.
Everything from the awesome cover to every single song on that CD.
A masterpiece of writing, performance, feeling and concept.
But really, The Beatles put out some great songs for the most part.
Not every single song can be be a winner.
The songs that are the weakest efforts can be easily skipped over.
That's true for every artist past or present except for Zeppelin.
But then, I was always a Zeppelin freak.
Do I care that some idiots claim Led Zeppelin suck? I laugh.
Jimmy Page rocks !!!!!!!!!!

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#10 Jun 21, 2011
Rhett Butler USA wrote:
<quoted text> Jimmy Page rocks !!!!!!!!!!
Even the unreleasd Zeppelin tracks were amazing.

I always remember the b side masterpiece, "Hey, Hey What Can I Do"

It was the b side to the 45rpm single of "Immigrant Song"

Later, a few other gems showed up on the Zeppelin Box sets!

"Travelling Riverside Blues"
"White Summer/Black Mountain Side"
"Baby Come On Home"

They even released "Goin Down Slow" on "How The West Was Won"

I just got an excellent book called, "LZ-'75" by Stephen Davis.

The same guy who wrote the bestseller, "Hammer Of The Gods"

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#11 Jun 21, 2011
Bubba wrote:
You know my name look up my number-wild Honey pie-It's Johnny's birthday-Blue Jay way-All together now are the 5 worst songs I can think of.
"You Know My Name" (look up the number) appears on "Past Masters 2"

Great Beatles album actually.

Day Tripper
We Can Work It Out"
Paperback Writer
Rain
Lady Madonna
The Inner Light
Revolution
Get Back
Don't Let Me Down
The Ballad Of John And Yoko
Old Brown Shoe
Across The Universe
Let It Be
You Know My Name (look up the number)
iselliot

Long Island City, NY

#12 Jun 21, 2011
Bubba wrote:
You know my name look up my number-wild Honey pie-It's Johnny's birthday-Blue Jay way-All together now are the 5 worst songs I can think of.
Sorry but "It's Johnny's Birthday" is not a Beatles song. That's from George's first solo album All Things Must Pass.
The rest are all pretty shabby songs in the big picture though "Wild Honey Pie" is hardly a song, really. Just a jam with a repeated lyric. "Honey Pie" however is a truly cringe-worthy number. Lord god.
And "You Know My Name" is actually pretty genius considering it was joke song to begin with. It's funny at least. I will point out the incredible McCartney harmony vocal during the first verse which is truly amazing.
I would personally add "Don't Pass Me By"(zzzz), "Piggies"(bile- filled), "Within You and Without You" (ruins Sgt. Pepper sorry George), and both the German language re-recordings that are on Past Masters. Why they continue to include "Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand" and "Sie Liebt Dich" as part of the official Beatles cannon is completely beyond me. Awful. Rightfully they should only appear on the Anthology.
John's personal worst- the very annoying and luckily un-released (Anthology) "What's The New Mary Jane". Holy cow. So bad. His worst actual Beatle song? I'm going with "The Word" - a song I really like though it's clearly one of John's weakest lyrics.
Bubba

Renton, WA

#13 Jun 21, 2011
iselliot wrote:
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Sorry but "It's Johnny's Birthday" is not a Beatles song. That's from George's first solo album All Things Must Pass.
The rest are all pretty shabby songs in the big picture though "Wild Honey Pie" is hardly a song, really. Just a jam with a repeated lyric. "Honey Pie" however is a truly cringe-worthy number. Lord god.
And "You Know My Name" is actually pretty genius considering it was joke song to begin with. It's funny at least. I will point out the incredible McCartney harmony vocal during the first verse which is truly amazing.
I would personally add "Don't Pass Me By"(zzzz), "Piggies"(bile- filled), "Within You and Without You" (ruins Sgt. Pepper sorry George), and both the German language re-recordings that are on Past Masters. Why they continue to include "Komm Gib Mir Deine Hand" and "Sie Liebt Dich" as part of the official Beatles cannon is completely beyond me. Awful. Rightfully they should only appear on the Anthology.
John's personal worst- the very annoying and luckily un-released (Anthology) "What's The New Mary Jane". Holy cow. So bad. His worst actual Beatle song? I'm going with "The Word" - a song I really like though it's clearly one of John's weakest lyrics.
You are right it was on George's first album the Johnny's birthday song and Wild honey Pie was just a cheap filler in between songs.I never cared for Within you without you either.I did like little Piggies because it was George's humor about the cops after he got busted for having some hash at his house.The word was a catchy tune I liked it.Never much liked Blue Jay Way either.

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#14 Jun 21, 2011
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>You are right it was on George's first album the Johnny's birthday song and Wild honey Pie was just a cheap filler in between songs.I never cared for Within you without you either.I did like little Piggies because it was George's humor about the cops after he got busted for having some hash at his house.The word was a catchy tune I liked it.Never much liked Blue Jay Way either.
Yeah, The White Album had some dross on it, but it's still great.

The Beatles could've have easily made it into a single disc.

While the weaker songs drag down the flow of the album....

The great songs certainly make up for the bad.

I like a few songs from Sargent Pepper, but it's not my favorite.

"Getting Better" and "Fixing A Hole" are underrated album tracks.

"Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite" is still pretty weird.

I hate "Lovely Rita" "When I'm 64" "Good Morning, Good Morning"

"Magical Mystery Tour" was somewhat weaker, but had some classics.

The film was dreadful though except for "I Am A Walrus" clip.

There were some strong tracks on "Yellow Submarine" soundtrack.

"Only A Northern Song"
"Hey Bulldog"
"It's All Too Much"
Constance

Muskegon, MI

#15 Jun 22, 2011
the only songs that i can't stand are:
- Revolution #9
-you know my name (look up the number)
Bub OCasey

Seattle, WA

#16 Jun 22, 2011
Constance wrote:
the only songs that i can't stand are:
- Revolution #9
-you know my name (look up the number)
They were just clowning around when they did You know my name[look up the number]Revolution 9 was John's attempt to be avant garde like Yoko really wierd and not pleasant to listen to.
Mr Kite

Medina, OH

#17 Jun 22, 2011
I believe Michelle won a Grammy.

Top 5 worst (or songs I skip) written by the Beatles are

Revolution 9
Lady Madonna
Ask Me Why
Little Child
Blue Jay Way
George's Indian songs

There are some songs that I think would be hard to classify as "rock" and namely Paul's "granny music". I do like When I'm 64, although you could say it's overplayed. Don't care as much for Honey Pie, Martha, my dear but I do think Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da is catchy and Maxwell's Silver Hammer is clever and a little catchy. But I think Paul developed this style as a throw-back to the music he grew up with. One word I would use to describe the Beatles later music and Paul's music is eclectic.

I just don't have any appreciation for George's Indian music, however well they're done.
Michelle

Toledo, OH

#18 Aug 4, 2011
octopus brain wrote:
The top 5 worst Beatle songs:
1. Revolution #9
2. Mr Moonlight
3. Michelle (my bell)
4. Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da
5. My Bonnie
"Glass Onion" is a great song. So is "Hey Jude"
I don't think fans can argue with that list.
i was named after "michelle" you jackass.
A Yoko Ono fan

Birmingham, AL

#19 Aug 5, 2011
Bubba wrote:
<quoted text>Mister Moonlight was on Beatles 65 not Beatles for sale unless it's on both records.
Umm, yeah it was on Beatles For Sale. Get your facts straight.
A Yoko Ono fan

Birmingham, AL

#20 Aug 5, 2011
Michelle wrote:
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i was named after "michelle" you jackass.
Nobody's a ''jackass'' here. Be nice, please. We try to keep the peace around here and we can't do it if there's people cussing and stuff.

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