Least favourite Beatles 1963 song (Round 4)

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  1. Haristar

    Haristar Apollo C. Vermouth Thread Starter

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    Southampton, UK
    The next songs to go are "Chains" and "Till There Was You".

    Due to the limit on how many options there can be in a poll, I've had to exclude three of the strongest songs (I Saw Her Standing There, She Loves You and I Want to Hold Your Hand), and they will be added in over the next two rounds.

    Results so far:
    Round 1: "A Taste of Honey", "Little Child"
    Round 2: "Hold Me Tight", "Devil in Her Heart"
    Round 3: "Chains", "Till There Was You"

    Question: What's your favourite 1963 Paul song?
     
  2. Haristar

    Haristar Apollo C. Vermouth Thread Starter

    Location:
    Southampton, UK
    Voted for "I Wanna Be Your Man" and "Boys".

    Question: "All My Loving"
     
  3. Mr Day

    Mr Day Forum Resident

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    Swindon UK
    Anna and Roll Over Beethoven for me.
     
  4. drad dog

    drad dog Forum Resident

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    New England
    If you get in early you can really move the dial!

    I'm not fond of the covers of Berry or Mr postman.
     
  5. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

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    Lawrenceville, NJ
    Fav Paul of 63 either I Saw Her Standing There or All My Loving
     
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  6. Bingo Bongo

    Bingo Bongo No music, no Life

    Thank God "Till There Was You" is gone. I even hate catching myself humming it in the shower!!!!
     
  7. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

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    Lawrenceville, NJ
    Glad to be able to start voting against From Me To You. Always struck me as such a formulaic follow up to the first two singles and about the least "inspired" thing they did - reeks of "time to crank out another single boys".
    Harmonica - Check
    Sing Song Melody - Check
    Mention Me & You - Check

    Great move by Dave Dexter leaving it off all the US albums
     
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  8. Marvin

    Marvin Forum Resident

    I Wanna Be Your Man and Do You Want to Know a Secret, again.

    DQ: probably I Saw Her Standing There
     
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  9. Carl LaFong

    Carl LaFong Well-Known Member

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    Georgia
    Sorry to see "Till There Was You" go. Not because of the tune itself, but because of George's great guitar work on the record. For me, that elevates the song above some others such as "Boys" & "I Wanna Be Your Man", which I'm voting off this round (sorry, Mr. Starkey).

    Fave Paul: "I Saw Her Standing There"
     
  10. DmitriKaramazov

    DmitriKaramazov Forum Resident

    How does one spell LaFong?
     
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  11. Henryflowr

    Henryflowr Honorary Toastmaster Emeritus Runner-Up

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    Massachusetts, USA
    "Do You Want to Know a Secret?" + "I'll Get You"

    DQ: "I Saw Her Standing There"
     
  12. "Boys" & "Love Me Do"
    DQ?: "All My Loving" and "I Saw Her Standing There"
     
  13. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly 1964-73 rock's best decade

    Do You Want To Know A Secret
    Misery

    Boys should not be getting voted off yet. It shouldn't even be the first Ringo song to go.

    DQ: A tough call between I Saw Her Standing There and All My Loving. Both represent the best of Paul in different styles.
     
  14. palisantrancho

    palisantrancho Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised about Till There Was You. A lovely song. Many songs left I like less. I will go with Please Mr. Postman and I'll Get you. The original Mr. Postman is better an I'll Get You is weaker than most original songs. The Beatles hardly ever have any filler tracks, but both of these songs feel like they are.
     
  15. anth67

    anth67 Purveyor of Hogwash

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    People are voting off Boys & I Wanna Be Your Man over Ask Me Why & Please Mr. Postman?
    Heavens to murgatroyd, where are the rockers among us?? :D
     
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  16. skydropco

    skydropco rock 'n roll nurse

    "From Me To You" "Do You Want To Know A Secret?"

    Q: "All My Loving'
     
  17. jimmydean

    jimmydean Forum Resident

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    all the votes against boys are from girls... big fan of postman, though
     
  18. Price.pittsburgh

    Price.pittsburgh Forum Resident

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    Florida
    How anyone can vote against This Boy is beyond me.
    It's one of the most beautiful and passionate songs ever recorded.
     
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  19. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident

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    Brisbane,Australia
    Anna
    Love Me Do

    Q- I Saw Her Standing There. John's contribution though is an important one. From she was just seventeen "never been a beauty queen" to "you know what I mean" An early example of how they elevated each others songs
     
  20. Shaker Steve

    Shaker Steve Beatles Fan.

    That's my all time favourite Beatles track you're talking about there. 7 weeks at No 1 over here, It seemed to get lost in the rush of singles released in early'64 in the States. We all know that Dexter was a prat!
     
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  21. anth67

    anth67 Purveyor of Hogwash

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    NW USA
    Yeah, Boys rocks harder, but guess I can't really begrudge love for any of their girl-group homages....
     
  22. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident

    Location:
    Brisbane,Australia

    "Boys" rocks- would take it and "I Wanna Be Your Man" over "Twist & Shout" every time. Always found the later overrated.
     
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  23. skydropco

    skydropco rock 'n roll nurse

    I must admit 'Twist And Shout' is clunky, it's John's vocals that carry the tune to greatness. I've always loved 'Boys'. the instrumental break especially is totally rockin'!
     
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  24. anth67

    anth67 Purveyor of Hogwash

    Location:
    NW USA
    Yeah, "Twist and Shout" is one of the primal rock vocal performances...by the end, John's barely able to (almost) hit the notes! Beautiful.

    (but the tune itself doesn't cook like Boys or Wanna Be Your Man ; ) Love Paul's high-harmony backing vocals on the latter.
     
  25. skydropco

    skydropco rock 'n roll nurse

    Love his yells in the former.
     

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