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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. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Levittown. NY
    All good.
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  2. pablo fanques

    pablo fanques Somebody's Bad Handwroter

    Poughkeepsie, NY
    Hmmm... I would say 'Jealous Guy', which has roots in India; 'Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey' with John doing the phone parts a la 'Yellow Submarine', 'Wah Wah' and 'It Don't Come Easy', 'Oh My My' or definitely 'I'm The Greatest' as a sequel To 'Little Help...', which it technically was
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  3. Chrome_Head

    Chrome_Head Forum Resident

    Los Angeles, CA.
    Me looking at all the ideas for Beatles threads on SHF being used up:

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  4. Vic_1957

    Vic_1957 Forum Resident

    NJ, USA
    Agreed. I just used his post as a way to jump into the fray. :cool:
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  5. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Levittown. NY
    Fair enough.
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  6. beatlesfan9091

    beatlesfan9091 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I can hear George’s Brainwashed voice during the “you never need to worry about me, I’ll be fine on my own” section in my head and it sounds amazing.
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  7. PaperbackBroadstreet

    PaperbackBroadstreet Forum Resident

    No More Lonely Nights
    Watching The Wheels
    Weight of The World
    This Is Love
  8. ralph7109

    ralph7109 Forum Resident

    Franklin, TN
    These are good ones.
  9. Station17

    Station17 Time to play B-sides...

    All Those Years Ago (with some lyric changes) & When We Was Fab would have been a nice goodbye single & b-side...

    Silly Love Songs and Let Em In always sounded like Beatle songs to me.
  10. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Levittown. NY
    With different production, I always heard Let Em In as a White Album type song. Silly Love Songs however......as a Beatles track......hmmm....interesting...But, hmmm.......
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  11. Lonesurf

    Lonesurf Forum Resident

    Philadelphia, Pa
    I always thought the guys from Jellyfish really brought a Beatle vibe to this one for Ringo:
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  12. J Alesait

    J Alesait Forum Resident

    Buenos Aires
    Let's not forget the OP's premise. We are not looking for solo songs that sound like Beatles songs. We're looking for solo songs which we think would have been considered among their best if released by the Beatles as a group.
    I think probably All Things Must Pass, Imagine, Live and Let Die and a few others...
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  13. jojopuppyfish

    jojopuppyfish Senior Member

    Handle with Care -Travling Wilburys
    Photograph -Ringo
    Band on theRun -Paul
    Imagine -John
    Instant Karma -John
    My Sweet Lord - George
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  14. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Levittown. NY
    Jellyfish actually make this sound like an authentic new Beatles track with Ringo singing lead. Most everything else Ringo did from the 90's onward sounds like subtly rehashed melodically patterned sideways Beatles. I don't mean that as a good thing, either.
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  15. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Cambridge, MA
    Or even a Beatles cover of Stewball.
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  16. Guy Smiley

    Guy Smiley America’s Favorite Game Show Host

    Sesame Street
    That, and half the songs are just Richie rattling off Beatles song titles.
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  17. Monasmee

    Monasmee Forum Residue

    Albuquerque NM
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  18. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Cambridge, MA
    Beatles inspired. But it sounds more like an early Beatles pastiche (think Utopia: Deface the Music) than real Beatles.
  19. PaperbackBroadstreet

    PaperbackBroadstreet Forum Resident

  20. Jonathan Chesser

    Jonathan Chesser Forum Resident

    I have to say that 'Maybe I'm Amazed' is the immediate answer for me, because it's already very close to being a Beatles song as it is. Paul's drumming style and the types of fills he places in the song are very Ringo-like (probably because Paul himself was also left handed), and obviously with Paul's lead vocal, bass, and piano style that was already prevalent in Beatles hits up to that point as well. It would have segued into the Beatles catalogue almost seamlessly as far as I'm concerned.

    I personally would like to have heard a Beatles version of 'What Is Life,' just because I LOVE that song. It would have been interesting to hear what kind of bass lines Paul would have worked up in a song like that. Plus that would have been an uptempo Beatles number, which would have been a good contrast compared to 'Something,' 'Let It Be,' and 'The Long and Winding Road.'
  21. telliott

    telliott Senior Member

    As a kid, I thought "Live and Let Die" was a Beatles song. One of my favorite McCartney/Wings songs.
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  22. AwaitingOnYouAl

    AwaitingOnYouAl Forum Resident

    John : Nobody Told Me

    Paul : Picasso (Drink to Me)

    George : Dark Horse - I think it would have been a completely different song arrangement wise and for the much better
  23. blutiga

    blutiga Forum Resident

    Too many mentions of My Sweet Lord and not enough for What Is Life. I can't ever see My Sweet Lord as a Beatle song.
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  24. belardd

    belardd Senior Member

    Fort Worth TX
    Back Seat o My Car - pure Abbey Road
  25. Neil Anderson

    Neil Anderson Forum Resident

    Portland, Oregon
    that sounds like something George would say!

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