Beatles songs tourney (R4c): Rain vs. Dear Prudence

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Hombre, Sep 16, 2020 at 11:45 PM.

  1. Hombre

    Hombre Forum Resident Thread Starter

    43rd day of this Beatles songs tourney, where the ultimate objective is to choose the best song by the Fab Four (according to the opinions of this forum).

    ROUND 4

    Today's match:

    R4c: Rain (R3c) vs. Dear Prudence (R3f)

    Previous matches:

    R4a: A Day In The Life (R3a) vs. In My Life (R3h)
    R4b: Strawberry Fields Forever (R3b) vs. Tomorrow Never Knows (R3g)

    Next match:

    R4d: Penny Lane (R3d) vs. We Can Work It Out (R3e)

    In case of a tie, the song voted by me will lose and the other one will qualify to the next round.
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  2. jwb1231970

    jwb1231970 Forum Resident

    Hey I’m the first to vote - cool
  3. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident

    Love both but voting for "Dear Prudence"
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  4. Bhobb

    Bhobb Crate Digger

    Tough choice but Prudence
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  5. correctodad

    correctodad Forum Resident

    I seem to be backing a loser here. I went for Rain
  6. fallbreaks

    fallbreaks Forum Resident

    Ringo’s showcase vs. Paul’s showcase - which drummer will reign supreme?
  7. Greenalishi

    Greenalishi Forum Resident

    San Francisco
    Dear Prudence, Strawberry, We Can Work it Out
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  8. Hermes

    Hermes Past Master

    This is like watching World Cup Football (not US football) finals: Your favorite teams have been beaten out of the tournament and you don't really care that much any more.. Germany will take the gold etc..
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  9. cyril sneer

    cyril sneer Forum Resident

    Exeter, UK
    Don't get me wrong, Dear Prudence is obviously a great song, but I'm not sure how it is winging it's way to the semi final of greatest Beatles songs.
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  10. robbroncs

    robbroncs Forum Disgrace

    the bassline in Rain sells it for me
  11. DrBeatle

    DrBeatle The Rock and Roll Chemist

    Midwest via Boston
    "Rain" is a fantastic song with, in particular, superlative bass and drums, but "Dear Prudence" is one of my favorite songs of all time so that wins it for me.
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  12. Andy Saunders

    Andy Saunders Forum Resident

    'Rain' the 1966 guitar sound!:drool:
  13. Hombre

    Hombre Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Probably the song found a relatively easy path. For instance, "Tomorrow Never Knows" or "In My Life" would probably beat it in a one vs. one match. But this is common is this kind of tourneys. See that "Rain" reached here beating "Hey Jude" and "Something", two of the most famous Beatles songs; but most fans from this forum may be a bit tired of them.

    Personally, I put "Dear Prudence" among my Top 10 Beatles songs; but I also think it's reaching farther than I expected.
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  14. Lemon Curry

    Lemon Curry (A) Face In The Crowd

    Mahwah, NJ
    Not looking good for Ritchie!
  15. Hombre

    Hombre Forum Resident Thread Starter

    "Strawberry Fields" also features great drumming; but I think that's not Ringo alone, or he didn't record his drums/percussion at once.
  16. Choba b CCCP

    Choba b CCCP Forum Resident

    A Day In The Life's gonna be the winner in the end, no doubt.

    Until that... let's welcome Dear Prudence!
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  17. Will Harris

    Will Harris Forum Resident

    Nothing is real. I voted to move "Rain" forward.
  18. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Levittown. NY
    You're really making this harder and harder...but I have to go with Dear Prudence. Rain is a classic on a number of levels...the song itself, Ringo's drumming, Paul's bass playing, the guitar, what a record...but in the end, DP has the same incredible qualities only, IMO, it's simply a better a song and I like the vocal by John better. The only irony is that it's Paul on drums instead of Ringo. happens!
  19. 7solqs4iago

    7solqs4iago Forum Resident

    that's hilarious
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  20. Two Sheds

    Two Sheds Tea-sipping bad boy!

    Both are great. Gotta go with 'Rain' - one of Ringo's finest moments.
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  21. Syscrusher

    Syscrusher Forum Resident

    Good battle! Honestly I think they are tied for quality, originality and sonics. I voted Rain but that’s just a personal thing.
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  22. 7solqs4iago

    7solqs4iago Forum Resident

    went for Rain, but no reason to lobby against another great song
  23. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley 5.1 should be mandatory for my favourite albums

    Again two fantastic songs, but Rain gets my votes
  24. rswitzer

    rswitzer Forum Resident

    Golden, CO USA
    Rain - Ringo on drums (maybe his best)
    Prudence - Macca on drums (does the job)
  25. 7solqs4iago

    7solqs4iago Forum Resident

    Macca is a wannabee drummer, way too rigid and tense, falling all over the kit during the last half of the song

    The first notes of Glass Onion bring us back to a real drummer

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