Best Song on The Beatles' 'Please Please Me' Poll?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by A Saucerful of Scarlets, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. A Saucerful of Scarlets

    A Saucerful of Scarlets Commenter Turned Viewer Thread Starter

    Continuing on from where we left off, sort of, since I skipped PPM for some reason I guess we’ll go back.

    What’s your favourite song on the album? Mine is the title track. Not hard to see why it was a big hit, and the title of the album. Timeless melody and one of the songs that best holds up from the first 5 albums. Also this album is my favourite of the first 5, perhaps tied with WTB. It’s quite melancholy in comparison to the other albums. Special mention to There’s a Place, which beats Help! or In My Life by a couple years and a lot of albums for being in my opinion the first deep Beatles song. Also this easily has my favourite pick of covers.

    My guess is lead will be Twist and Shout followed by I Saw Her Standing There follwed by Please Please Me.

    For the other Beatles polls:
    The Best Song on The Beatles ‘With the Beatles’ Poll
    The Best Song on The Beatles ‘With the Beatles’ Poll
    Best Song on The Beatles' 'Beatles For Sale' Poll?
    Best Song on The Beatles’ ‘Help!’ Album? Poll
    Best Song on The Beatles' 'Past Masters, Vol. 1' Poll?
     
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  2. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

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    Voted for Anna. Could have just as easily gone with Twist & Shout, but figured that would do fine without me. Only Beatles album for which any cover would come into consideration for me, and here it was two - both among John's finest vocals. So are Money and Postman, but by then the originals were too strong to be denied.
     
  3. EdwinM

    EdwinM Grumpy old man

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    Easy: the most legendary 1-2-3-4 ever
     
  4. A Saucerful of Scarlets

    A Saucerful of Scarlets Commenter Turned Viewer Thread Starter

    Agreed with all of this :righton:
     
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  5. Damiano54

    Damiano54 Forum Resident

    I almost always want to go with their originals, so I chose PPM.

    My second would be There's A Place.
     
  6. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

    HMMM HMMM HIM

    No, I voted for "Do You Want To Know a Secret".

    Also considered "Misery" and "There's A Place".
     
  7. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

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    Leading 22 people in a 31 song Motown tribute in 2 months which we start with the 3 Beatles covers done in Beatles arrangements, and have taken on myself the Lennon Postman vox. But that will be cake compared to my buddy doing Money and my attempt at David Ruffin on I Wish It Would Rain
     
  8. A Saucerful of Scarlets

    A Saucerful of Scarlets Commenter Turned Viewer Thread Starter

    George’s vocal on this is very unique. Absolutely love it. Just wish it was centered.
     
  9. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

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    Have a real soft spot for that as I sang it as an a capella lullaby to my baby girls (now 11) about 1000x
     
  10. A Saucerful of Scarlets

    A Saucerful of Scarlets Commenter Turned Viewer Thread Starter

    Wow, yeah, all tough songs to sing. Good luck!
     
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  11. Ricardo Cosinaro

    Ricardo Cosinaro Forum Resident

    Tough one. I voted for "Do You..." but just as easily could have picked any one of 3-4 others.
     
  12. YpsiGypsy

    YpsiGypsy Forum Resident

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    I agree, I voted for Baby It's You
     
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  13. A Saucerful of Scarlets

    A Saucerful of Scarlets Commenter Turned Viewer Thread Starter

    I know it's early but wow, have people bummed out on Twist or something? Would've thought that'd be leading by far.
     
  14. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Hound of Love

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    Went with Twist & Shout. Fabulous track and the parade scene in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" was so amazing you have to love the track for this alone :laugh:
     
  15. YpsiGypsy

    YpsiGypsy Forum Resident

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    Please Please Me is still fresh and exciting to me, Lennon sounds so soulful on Baby It's You but those sha-la-las by Harrison are annoying sometimes
     
  16. Folknik

    Folknik Forum Resident

    I've always loved the melody and chord progressions of "P.S. I Love You."
     
  17. RedRoseSpeedway

    RedRoseSpeedway Music Lover

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    First one to vote Ask Me Why!
     
  18. A Saucerful of Scarlets

    A Saucerful of Scarlets Commenter Turned Viewer Thread Starter

    Awesome song
     
  19. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident

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    There's A Place. An introspective song on an album of love songs. An early Lennon classic.

    Bubbling under - title track,ISHST
     
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  20. Greg Smith

    Greg Smith Forum Resident

    My 2nd fave early Beatles album just behind AHDN don't think they ever came close to the raw, pure sound on later recordings. There's a Place is brilliant primal Lennon and underrated.
     
  21. John Porcellino

    John Porcellino Forum Resident

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    My faves would be Misery and There's A Place, but the best is I Saw Her Standing There .
     
  22. Stencil

    Stencil Forum Resident

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    Twist and Shout hit my little kids brain like a steamroller in 1964. I was 5 and its possible it was my first experience of what sex was like. It made my stomach feel weird. In fact throughout the 60s I felt they never approached that song for greatness. They went soft (lol). Nowadays I can totally appreciate that great 1-2-3-4 count down that starts I Saw Her Standing There. Its total r&r. When I bought my mono vinyl Please Please me was the first album I listened to just to hear that first. But Twist and Shout will always be my first love and what turned me on to a lifetime of music addiction.
     
  23. Hall Cat

    Hall Cat Forum Resident

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    No hesitation, There's a Place
     
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  24. YpsiGypsy

    YpsiGypsy Forum Resident

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    was this a dynamite album or what? what an opener and closer!!!
    look up the Billboard album charts from 1963 and see what others were (weren't) doing
     
  25. mrbobdobalina

    mrbobdobalina Forum Resident

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    Fort Myers FL
    Here's how I rank the PPM songs:
    TOP NOTCH A+++
    1)I Saw Her Standing There
    2)Misery
    3)Anna
    4)Ask Me Why
    5)Please Please Me
    6)There's A Place
    7)Twist and Shout

    GOOD STUFF MIDDLE OF THE PACK:
    1)Boys
    2)PS I Love You
    3)Baby It's You
    4)Do You Want To Know A Secret
    5)A Taste of Honey

    WEAKEST STUFF (BUT NOT TERRIBLE):
    1)Chains
    2)Love Me Do
     

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