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Solo Beatles songs that would be considered among their best if released by The Beatles

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by beatlesfan9091, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. beatlesfan9091

    beatlesfan9091 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Which solo Beatles songs do you think that, if they were released by The Beatles, would have a reputation as one of The Beatles' best tracks (e.g. Eleanor Rigby, Strawberry Fields Forever, etc.)*?

    I think Paul's Little Willow would definitely be one. I can see this attaining "Blackbird" status if it was released in 1968.

  2. thnkgreen

    thnkgreen Forum Resident

    Goodnight Vienna, followed closely by Bip Bop
  3. roolfie

    roolfie Well-Known Member

    Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey and My Sweet Lord are the first two that come to mind but that may just be because they’re among my favorite Beatles solo songs anyway.
  4. AudioEnz

    AudioEnz Forum Resident

    If Maybe I'm Amazed was on Abbey Road then this forum would be dominated by posts arguing which love song on Abbey Road was the best: Something or Maybe I'm Amazed.
  5. breakingglass

    breakingglass Forum Resident

    Instant Karma
    My Sweet Lord
    Band On The Run
    Mind Games
    Maybe I’m Amazed
  6. ralph7109

    ralph7109 Forum Resident

    Franklin, TN
    Maybe I’m Amazed
    Band On The Run
    Imagine (for the sentiment)
    Mull of Kintyre
    No More Lonely Nights
    If You Believe
  7. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Levittown. NY
    Nice thread idea....I do have to disagree with Little Willow, however, but that's nothing with nothing.
  8. Over at the Lennon song-by-song thread the ratings indicated that ' Instant Karma' was his best solo song.
    But if it had been a Beatles track it wouldn't have the same flavour to it.
    And I think this is the case with many of the solo songs. They are absolutely the product of the individual Beatle.
  9. Johnny Action

    Johnny Action Forum President

    Kailua, Hawai’i
  10. J Alesait

    J Alesait Forum Resident

    Buenos Aires
    The first that comes to mind is All Things Must Pass.
  11. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    A full half of Sir Paul’s 70s singles. Just too good.
  12. 'The Back Seat Of My Car' would've been another great Abbey Road track, IMO.
    And it's a crime 'Junk' and 'Child Of Nature' ('Jealous Guy') didn't get a chance for being on the White Album.
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  13. musicfan37

    musicfan37 Senior Member

    “Beautiful Night”
    jricc, gja586, MPLRecords and 2 others like this.
  14. Rufus rag

    Rufus rag Forum Resident

    Back off Boogaloo
  15. George Co-Stanza

    George Co-Stanza Forum Resident

    Imagine is the obvious pick. Heck, it might be as popular as any Beatles song. But I think tunes like Maybe I'm Amazed and Band on the Run would have had a puncher's chance at being among the most popular Beatles songs.
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  16. hlennarz

    hlennarz Forum Resident

    My Sweat Lord
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  17. Paul Gase

    Paul Gase Everything is cheaper than it looks.

    It Don’t Come Easy would be considered Ringo’s best Beatles track. And it almost is...
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  18. NumberEight

    NumberEight Came too late and stayed too long

    Woman (John)
    My Love (Paul)
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  19. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Levittown. NY
    Instant Karma b/w It Don't Come Easy.....great stand-alone double A-sided single.
  20. Deep Cuts

    Deep Cuts Well-Known Member

    Chicago, IL
    Instant Karma
    Maybe I’m Amazed
    What is Life
  21. maccafan

    maccafan Forum Resident

    This one because it sounds like the Beatles...
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  22. schnitzerphilip

    schnitzerphilip "Modern Dad" Unlocked Award

    NJ USA
    Maybe I’m Amazed is the only solo song worthy of being a Beatles song.
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  23. maccafan

    maccafan Forum Resident

    Totally not true!
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  24. Fischman

    Fischman RockMonster, ClassicalMaster, and JazzMeister

    New Mexico
    Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul
    What Is Life - George
    It Don't Come Easy - Ringo.
    The End.
  25. schnitzerphilip

    schnitzerphilip "Modern Dad" Unlocked Award

    NJ USA
    Completely true. Maybe I'm Amazed would have been one of the Beatles Top 5 all time best selling singles.

    While I'm a fan of My Sweet Lord, Instant Karma, and It Don't Come Easy, two of those are Harrison songs and the Lennon song is not of the quality of Maybe I'm Amazed.
    ralph7109 likes this.

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