Originally Posted by mr. wally
no way there can be any consensus to a list like this, but it sure is fun.
Yeah, I'll second that.
That list, in particular was too heavily weighted to the first phase Beatles songs for my taste. IMO, as important and influential as those songs were in their day, most of them really don't hold up.
Personally, I'd strike Ticket To Ride
, I Want To Hold Your Hand
, I Saw Her Standing There
, Please Please Me
and Drive My Car
from the list. I also consider the Abbey Road "Medley" as a cheat to sneak more than twenty songs onto the list.
I'd reduce the "Medley" to just Carry that Weight. And I'd replace the first phase stuff with Something
(one of the only first phase songs that really holds up), Michelle
and for the final slot maybe You Never Give Me Your Money
or She's Leaving Home
or a couple of others that I could be convinced to go with.
My own personal list would include Tomorrow Never Knows
and Within You Without You
, but I know I'm in a tiny minority that loves those songs.
But the original list was pretty good. I agree with about 75% of it with no reservations.Edited by Mac The Knife - 6/12/12 at 3:16pm