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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. Bilbo Swaggins

    Bilbo Swaggins Forum Resident

  2. Aar Gal

    Aar Gal Monkberry Moon Delight

    Every night
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  3. lobo

    lobo Music has always been a matter of Energy to me...

    Schnitz! :goodie:
  4. Bilbo Swaggins

    Bilbo Swaggins Forum Resident

    Great Day from Flaming Pie is another contender

  5. lobo

    lobo Music has always been a matter of Energy to me...

    Photograph is one I could imagine easily with a nice three part harmony provided by John, Paul and George.
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  6. Galaga King

    Galaga King "Drive where the cops ain't"

    Another Day
  7. schnitzerphilip

    schnitzerphilip "Modern Dad" Unlocked Award

    NJ USA
    Early McCartney solo songs sound like Beatles songs because Paul was the only one making Beatles songs as a solo artist.

    George and John went off the deep end with their esoteric Meditation/Indian/God/Mommy/War/Peace message music. Paul simply made Beatles songs.
  8. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Levittown. NY
    ......excluding Eleanor Rigby. Although I, myself, am tired of it, nothing on BOTR comes close, IMO. In addition to being, arguably, one of the greatest Pop songs ever, it was stylistically revolutionary for its' time.
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  9. Please ! Do not call or refer to 'Monkberry Moon Delight ' as a Beatles song. Please.
  10. Hoover Factory

    Hoover Factory Old Dude Who Knows Things

    Spokane, WA
    Completely agree. The McCartney album sounds a lot like “Beatle Paul.” Ram definitely does not.
  11. Mumbojunk

    Mumbojunk Forum Resident

    I think there are a truckload of solo songs up to Beatles standards but because they don't have the Fab Four 'brand' are routinely ignored. It's just the lazy narrative that because they were working separately, they *obviously* weren't as good. It's nonsense.

    Just one example: I think Bluebird is a much better song than Blackbird, but the latter gets much more attention and airplay because it's on a Beatles album....even though it's effectively a McCartney solo song. If it had been released after 1970, it would be an obscure solo track, with lots of people shaking their heads and saying, "ah, he used to write much better songs when he was in The Beatles."
  12. JDeanB

    JDeanB Forum Resident

    Charlotte, NC USA
    I truly cannot imagine John would sing "Hari Krishna" and "Hallelujah" for 4 minutes, especially in 1970.
  13. beatlesfan9091

    beatlesfan9091 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I agree 100% with both statements.
  14. Lewisboogie

    Lewisboogie Forum Resident

    depends on the day...
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  15. No doubt.
    I 'm suprised he 's actually not on or has a lomoted.d , small part on some of Geirge's Beatles songs .
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  16. schnitzerphilip

    schnitzerphilip "Modern Dad" Unlocked Award

    NJ USA
    LOL, I like that song! It's in the vein of Ob La Di Ob La Da, no? With a little Lady Madonna mixed in? Big hits, those songs. Top of the pop, my good man.
  17. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Levittown. NY
    I think all the songs on your list are "Beatle worthy" as Jeff Walker, author of Let's Put The Beatles Back Together Again would say. Most of them aren't "great" songs but they're very good to excellent, add a star with the instrumentation and voices of The Beatles. Of the songs you mentioned at the end, I agree that songs like God and Power to The People-especially the latter-would not fit on Beatle albums. I truly think Instant Karma would have worked quite well as a Beatle song. I'd put it in the same mold as Revolution but in it's own unique "space".
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  18. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Levittown. NY
    ...here's a short list of solo Beatle songs that I think would have fit very well specifically on The White Album...this is not to say that these are great songs or in the case of at least one, even "good"...but they all fit atmospherically...and on an album like this one, that's almost as important as the actual song quality:
    - Woman Oh Why
    2-I Found Out
    4-Heart Of The Country
    5-Art Of Dying
    6-Bip Bop (shortened to about half the length).
    7-That Would be Something
  19. lukatherfan

    lukatherfan Forum Resident

    Fayetteville, GA
    I always thought My Brave Face would have been a huge Beatles hit.
  20. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Cambridge, MA
    Even curmudgeonly George liked I'm Carrying:

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  21. evillouie

    evillouie Forum Resident

    Paul’s “English Tea” would have made a perfect Beatles song, but no doubt John would dismiss it as Paul doing more of his granny music.
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  22. Jaycat

    Jaycat Forum Resident

    Harvard, MA, USA
    Off the top of my head...

    Hold On
    Look At Me
    Gimme Some Truth
    I Don't Wanna Be a Soldier
    Bless You (criminally underrated)
    Maybe I'm Amazed
    Heart of the Country
    Back Seat of my Car
    Let Me Roll It.
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2020
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  23. Marvin

    Marvin Forum Resident

    Rising Sun (George)
    Too Much Rain (Paul)
    I Know (I Know) (John)
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  24. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Levittown. NY
    I always "heard" I know I know as a Beatle song....even if they did reuse the intro to I've Got A Feeling.
  25. EddieMann

    EddieMann I used to be a king...

    Geneva, IL. USA.
    How Do You Sleep.
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