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« Reply #180 on: September 28, 2005, 07:51:19 AM »

Yup... it's gonna get a lot tougher real soon. Some heavyweight songs on the horizon.
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« Reply #181 on: September 28, 2005, 09:29:38 AM »

1 I Don't Want to Spoil the Party
2 Every Little Thing
3 No Reply
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« Reply #182 on: September 28, 2005, 01:59:51 PM »

1. I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
2. Every Little Thing
3. No Reply
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« Reply #183 on: September 28, 2005, 02:39:02 PM »

1. No Reply
2. Eight Days A Week
3. Every Little Thing
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« Reply #184 on: September 28, 2005, 08:31:53 PM »

That ends Round 13--the most diverse round of voting thus far. Because of a tie, I used the point system, and here's how the votes came in:  "No Reply" 14, "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party" 13, "Every Little Thing" 12, "Eight Days a Week" 8, "She's A Woman" 7. So we lose "No Reply" and "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND FOURTEEN

This round, we'll hear the last recorded songs from "Beatles for Sale" (remember we had five cover songs from this album in Round 1). Also included this round is the "A" side of the single "I Feel Fine", and the first song from The Beatles fifth album, "Help" released on August 6, 1965.



Their second motion picture of the same name was released in the U.K. on July 29, 1965.

As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "I Feel Fine" (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
2.  "I'll Follow The Sun" (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon
3.  "Words Of Love" (Holly); Lead vocal: Lennon and Harrison
4.   "What You're Doing" (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney
5.   "Ticket To Ride" (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney


(When I end a round and start the next, I'll need to take the songs from the previous round down so that the next round's songs will fit on the website. Therefore the links in each round will still show up, but they won't work once that round has ended.)


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« Reply #185 on: September 28, 2005, 08:38:06 PM »

Finally, an easy round!

I think "Words of Love" is the worst cover they've ever recorded. That HAS to go.

1) "Words of Love"
2) "What You're Doing"
3) "I'll Follow The Sun"

I love the Help album. Their music growth between 1964 and 1966 is enormous, and this album (in my opinion) is the first real sign of that growth.
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« Reply #186 on: September 28, 2005, 10:24:54 PM »

Finally, an easy round!

I think "Words of Love" is the worst cover they've ever recorded. That HAS to go.

1) "Words of Love"
2) "What You're Doing"
3) "I'll Follow The Sun"

I love the Help album. Their music growth between 1964 and 1966 is enormous, and this album (in my opinion) is the first real sign of that growth.

I 100% agree. It feels like there should be another album between Beatles For Sale and Help!, considering  the growth that they achieved.  (An impression that is less so, though, if you're only familiar with their American released LP's.  Which is one reason why I'm really enjoying this thread, because for the first time I'm listening to all of their work in the order it was created.   Also it seemed as if John was in a slump, but that that slump was permanantly over begininning with the recordings of "I Feel Fine" and "Ticket to Ride", two of my all-time favorite Beatles' songs -- of any era!  It was if he'd said to himself: "I can't beat Paul when it comes to writing throw-away pop-rock songs, so let's see if he can keep up with this!"  And the race was on, each of them trying to outdo the other in terms of innovation, creativity, and artistic standards.  Help! was only the beginning.  I know  that's a simplification, but that's what it feels like to me listening to these songs in the order they were recorded, and of my history of listening to The Beatles. and of my knowledge of what is yet still to come.  The songs off of Beatles For Sale are my least favorite from any time in The Beatles' history, coming right before the albums that make up some of my favorites in The Beatles' catalogue: Help!, Rubber Soul, and Revolver. )

Anyway my votes:

1 Words of Love
2 What You're Doing
3 I'll Follow the Sun
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« Reply #187 on: September 28, 2005, 10:32:40 PM »

1   What You're Doing
2   Words Of Love
3   I'll Follow The Sun
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« Reply #188 on: September 28, 2005, 11:12:54 PM »

1- Words Of Love
2- What You're Doing
3- I'll Follow The Sun
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« Reply #189 on: September 29, 2005, 12:31:46 AM »

100% agree with you Matt/Doug..

I've never owned Beatles for sale.. mainly cos of the abundance of covers. They definitely made a huge leap with Help. Lennons songwriting is really coming into it's own. That said I've only recently discoverd I'll Follow The Sun and can't stop playing it. It seems almost the quintisential Beatles song at this point. What I mean to say is that it seems to have no real outside influences. Pure Beatles...

Not sure if that made sense.. but anyway..I can't vote it off... not yet anyway. ;D

1   Words Of Love
2   What Your Doing
3   Damn..!!!  listened to the other tracks... got no choice.. :( :( :(  I'll Follow the Sun  :o
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« Reply #190 on: September 29, 2005, 03:02:19 AM »

1. Words of Love
2. I'll follow the sun
3. What's you're doing
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« Reply #191 on: September 29, 2005, 03:28:35 AM »

1. Words Of Love
2. What Your Doing
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I feel the same as Gant here
3. I'll Follow The Sun

I used to sing this to my children at bedtime, now they're all grown up  :'(

" Please Dad, if you stop singing we'll go to sleep"

Ahh, Bless 'em  ;)
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« Reply #192 on: September 29, 2005, 04:30:16 AM »

It was if he'd said to himself: "I can't beat Paul when it comes to writing throw-away pop-rock songs, so let's see if he can keep up with this!"  And the race was on, each of them trying to outdo the other in terms of innovation, creativity, and artistic standards.  Help! was only the beginning.

Very good way of putting it.  O0

Don't worry Gant and Lucky Punk, I think "I'll Follow The Sun" will survive this round.
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« Reply #193 on: September 29, 2005, 09:55:07 AM »

I agree with you guys

1. Words Of Love
2. What You're Doing
3. I'll Follow The Sun
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« Reply #194 on: September 29, 2005, 09:57:55 AM »

words of love
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« Reply #195 on: September 29, 2005, 03:10:37 PM »

I refuse...strike!!

ok.... :-\

1 What You're Doing
2 Words Of Love


Lord...I can't....I can't...

ok  :-[




3 I'll Follow The Sun
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« Reply #196 on: September 29, 2005, 07:24:12 PM »

And that ends Round 14. Say goodbye to "Words of Love" and "What You're Doing".



BEATLES SONG SURVIVOR - ROUND FIFTEEN

This round, we continue with songs from the "Help!" album, as well as the "B" side to the "Ticket to Ride" single, "Yes It Is", released on April 9, 1965.




As before, vote off two of the following songs, and list an alternate third choice that will only be used as a tie-breaker if needed. The three surviving songs from this round will be brought back later in the game to compete with the other rounds' survivors.

1.  "Another Girl" (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison
2.  "I Need You" (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison, with Lennon and McCartney
3.  "Yes It Is" (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: Lennon, with McCartney and Harrison
4.   "The Night Before" (Lennon/McCartney); Lead vocal: McCartney, with Lennon and Harrison
5.   "You Like Me Too Much" (Harrison); Lead vocal: Harrison, with McCartney


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« Reply #197 on: September 29, 2005, 08:07:34 PM »

My votes this round:

1) "You Like Me Too Much"
2) "I Need You"
3) "Yes It Is"

George's songwriting is about to improve dramatically too. But, as of "Help", it's still not in the same league as Paul's and John's.

I love "Yes It Is". Though similar in composition to "This Boy", it's just not as good. It was a tough call between that and "Another Girl" for the 3rd spot, but I'm giving Paul's song the edge.
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« Reply #198 on: September 29, 2005, 10:50:11 PM »

1 You Like Me Too Much
2 Yes It Is
3 I Need You
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« Reply #199 on: September 29, 2005, 11:15:28 PM »

1- You Like Me Too Much
2- Another Girl
3- I Need You
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