Apparently "Here Comes the Sun" is the most popular Beatles song with millennials. Huh?!?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by StillTripping6769, Jul 28, 2019.

  1. RedRoseSpeedway

    RedRoseSpeedway Music Lover

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    Me too Mark. Good post
     
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  2. RedRoseSpeedway

    RedRoseSpeedway Music Lover

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    I’d say The End is my favorite from Abbey Road. How can you beat those dueling guitar solos?? I’m in awe every time. And Ringo’s drumming!! Incredible.
     
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  3. ZippyPippy

    ZippyPippy Forum Resident

    His ahh-riffic handclaps should have earned him the primary writing credit
     
  4. Danby Delight

    Danby Delight Forum Resident

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    But seriously, though, what the **** are you on about? You're babbling non sequiturs and then acting defensive when people don't follow them. This is a trend with your posts, and don't think no one has noticed.
     
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  5. MPLRecords

    MPLRecords Owner of nine copies of Tug of War

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    I just whipped up a personal ranking of George's 22 composed Beatle songs and "Here Comes The Sun" came at #10.
     
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  6. Vangro

    Vangro Forum Resident

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    Honestly ,what on Earth are you talking about? What 'age card'? Ignore away, no great loss as you consistently show an inability to understand posts and threads and to follow lines of argument and are forever posting non-sequiturs and going off on irrelevant tangents that no-one can follow. I don't generally mind it, it's even funny on occasion, but you're the one who's determined to turn this into a thing, so you're getting it, both barrels.
     
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  7. Hot Ptah

    Hot Ptah Forum Resident

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    So millennials are not only supposed to love the 50 year old music that you love, but they are also supposed to love it in exactly the same way that you do?
     
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  8. bhazen

    bhazen Giles Martin fan!

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    A song where the most common word in the lyric is ... "na".
     
  9. TheGoodDoctor

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    I’m at the tail of Gen-X so whilst not a millennial I was obviously born post -Beatles.

    And given the choice of never having to hear one of Hey Jude or Here Comes The Sun ever again, without hesitation I’d pick Hey Jude. Over lionised and too long. Can’t say I’m surprised with the choice of a sunny 3 minutes of near perfection over it.
     
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  10. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper What, me worry?

    I always enjoy posts like this because it takes ma a minute to realize that you are arguing with someone I "Ignored" long ago for the very reasons you mention, so I thankfully can only see your side of the argument.

    Remember everyone the "Ignore" function is your friend!
     
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  11. Vangro

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    Don't get me wrong, I generally like the guy, he's harmless, but when he starts picking fights over some imaginary thing in his head then it's Goodnight Vienna.
     
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  12. jlf

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    So now millennials are bad because we’re not listening to the right Beatles track? Seems out-of-touch and clickbait-y to me...
     
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  13. Bill

    Bill Senior Member

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    Great song. I see no problem with its popularity.
     
  14. Pawnmower

    Pawnmower Forum Resident

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    Been officially sick of HEY JUDE for 20 years now.. HCTS has lasting appeal.
     
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  15. ubertrout

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    I cringed at the nonsensical "terrible, terrible times" bit, but clearly a lot of millenials have been convinced of that, and it tracks.

    Regardless, the other main reason is playlists - a short song about the sun rising fits a wide variety of playlists, and playlists are what drive song plays on Spotify.
     
  16. Helter Skelter

    Helter Skelter A Dark Horse

    We live in a world where most millennials can't afford their own homes, will more than likely work until they're 80 doing a job they hate whilst being crippled by student debt, taking anxiety medication, depression medication and living pay check to pay check.

    In other words, I can see why Here Comes The Sun is so popular.
     
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  17. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

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    It is arguably (ARGUABLY) the best song on Abbey Road, and it's a good song by any standard.

    Some Beatles song has to be most streamed. This one is as good as any, better than most.

    But it proves nothing else. George's overall output with The Beatles (breadth and quality) still pales compared to the best of Paul/John.

    I don't find this shocking or surprising, because it doesn't have any additional meaning: It's just a good song by The Beatles which happened to be written by George.
     
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  18. MikeManaic61

    MikeManaic61 Forum Resident

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    Also, growing up we heard this song a lot during commercials, advertisements, movies etc...
     
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  19. Lorin

    Lorin Forum Resident

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    Not yet...
     
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  20. mr.datsun

    mr.datsun Incompletist

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    There is another explanation.

    The listeners are mistaking Here Comes The Sun for Who Loves The Sun by The Velvet Underground – who we also know were so influential on the Fab Four's sound.
     
  21. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

    lay it on me!
     
  22. smorrison

    smorrison His Master's Voice

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    It's always been one of my top ten Beatles songs. I was born when Revolver was the number one album. It's also probably both of my parents' favorite Beatles song, and they were both born during WWII.

    :shrug:

    It's a top-shelf song from one of the classic albums of all time. I'm not the least bit surprised that any demographic streams it the most.
     
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  23. MPLRecords

    MPLRecords Owner of nine copies of Tug of War

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    22) You Like Me Too Much
    21) Only a Northern Song
    20) Within You, Without You
    19) The Inner Light
    18) Piggies
    17) Don't Bother Me
    16) Love You To
    15) It's All Too Much
    14) For You Blue
    13) I Need You
    12) I Me Mine
    11) I Want To Tell You
    10) Here Comes The Sun
    09) Blue Jay Way
    08) If I Needed Someone
    07) Taxman
    06) Think For Yourself
    05) Old Brown Shoe
    04) Long, Long, Long
    03) Something
    02) While My Guitar Gently Weeps
    01) Savoy Truffle

    If "Not Guilty" had been released, "Here Comes The Sun" would end up wedged out of the top ten as "NG" made it to #3.
     
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  24. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident


    beaten out by Blue Jay Way! whoa! I like the top 4 though. I would put it 1) here come/something/long long/guitar/maybe savoy or taxman
     
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  25. Exitmusic

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    Well it's my favourite Beatles song too,good choice millennials!
     
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