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

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  1. Musician95616

    Musician95616 Forum Resident

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    1. Imagine
    2. Maybe I'm Amazed
    3. Band On The Run
    4. All Things Must Pass
     
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  2. aravel

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  3. EddieMann

    EddieMann I used to be a king...

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    ...or, In My Life.
     
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  4. George Co-Stanza

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    Agreed. Plus, there were a lot of Beatles songs in the later years that were more or less solo Beatles songs (see: The White Album), so Imagine would have totally worked as a Beatles song, even if John was the only one to sing and play on it.
     
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  5. humpf

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    Some peole like to create imaginary band albums from the solo material. It's fun, I get that. However, if I tried to create a best-of compilation (20-30 tracks) of the Beatles recordings and a best-of compilation of the later solo material, I'd have a hard time finding a track recorded by the band that should make room for anything from the solo compilation.
     
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  6. DK Pete

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    I'd say there's a handful that could be substituted by the best of the solo material...but I didn't think we were talking in terms of actually replacing.
     
  7. humpf

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    Well, for me the idea of replacing Beatles track on a compilation with a solo track is a way how to get clear about the subject.
     
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  8. daveidmarx

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    No. That "even if I get a medal from a local neighborhood" line is SO cringey, I couldn't imagine John ever letting that one on a Beatles record.
     
  9. BrutandCharisma

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    "All Things Must Pass". All of it.

    Nothing else.
     
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  10. Juan Hitwonder

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    "Why Don't We Eat Monkberry Moon Delight in the Road?"
     
  11. Juan Hitwonder

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    And retitled "Bip."
     
  12. evillouie

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    I think Happy Xmas (War Is Over) would have made a good Beatles song, with the other 3 Fabs working their magic on there. I could easily see George adding a tasty slide guitar part too.
     
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  13. ARK

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    I understand. I do the same thing. To be clear my laughter was squarely directed at the other poster, not you.
     
  14. Guy Smiley

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    Plenty I can think of, particularly early-mid 70s gems from all four, but a later, perhaps under the radar pick would be “Somedays” from Flaming Pie.

    I said this already in the current Flaming Pie thread, but had that song been on, say, Revolver, I think it would be as highly regarded today as, for example, “Here, There and Everywhere” or perhaps even “Eleanor Rigby.”

    Really, while I find it an uneven album overall, Flaming Pie has several songs (Including the title song) that would’ve been excellent Beatles tracks.
     
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  15. Guy Smiley

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    Agree mightily on the first part, not so much the second.

    S’all good,man. ;)
     
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  16. Guy Smiley

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    He’d given the medal back.
     
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  17. Vic_1957

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    LOL, that would be, um, interesting. :cool:

    "Not Guilty" didn't make the cut though, so I doubt "How Do You Sleep?"would make the cut either.

    I choose, "When We Was Fab" and "It Don't Come Easy... maybe even "New Blue Moon."
     
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  18. maccafan

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    I don't know about that?
    It's already a stunner!
    But a Lennon lyric like "sitting on a corn flake" could and is on a Beatles record, talk about cringey?? Seems McCartney was much more forgiving and generous than Lennon.
     
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  19. kwadguy

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    Yeah, The Beatles doing Thanks for the Pepperoni would be amazing.
     
  20. BrutandCharisma

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    Worse than "You Know My Name ( Look Up the Number) ?

    I doubt it.
     
  21. bewareofchairs

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    The Beatles made plenty of songs together which would be considered naff if they weren't The Beatles.
     
  22. ARK

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    Doesn’t everybody want the double A side single of “Silly Love Songs” and “Woman” as done by the Beatles?
     
  23. Not half as good as ' I Remember Jeep '!
     
  24. DK Pete

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    I could be wrong but I think Eddie was being facetious with HDYS.
     
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  25. DK Pete

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    The charisma of The Beatles permeated into their recordings....hence. A number of songs that were just "Ok" were elevated to near excellence because of it.
     
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