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Beatles Survivor: Cut 25

I have a feeling that there are going to be a lot of "How could you possibly not like that song" or "Sad to see that one go" comments this week! We're getting to the point where everyone's going to have favorites going each cut.


18: Baby You're a Rich Man
14: I Want To Hold Your Hand
14: If I Fell
13: Magical Mystery Tour
13: I Want To Tell You

Close (By the way, close means 1-2 points away from elimination): I've Just Seen a Face, Getting Better, The Long and Winding Road, Please Please Me

RULES: Vote for 10 Beatles songs assigning 5 points to two, 4 points to two, 3 points to two, 2 points to two and 1 point to two. Please put the point value next to each song. Please follow this format to make it easy for me to plug into Excel.

5: Song
5: Song
4: Song
4: Song etc...

Comments are very welcome but not required. I'd like it if you give an overall comment but you don't have to.

5 songs will be eliminated every Monday and Thursday and a new vote will begin each day. The deadline for submitting a list is 2PM on each elimination day. In the event of a tie all songs receiving the elimination vote will be eliminated.


211. Revolution #9
210. Love Me Do
209. Dig It!
208. Dizzy Miss Lizzie
207. Maggie Mae
206. Devil in Her Heart
205. A Taste of Honey
204. Matchbox
203. You Know My Name (Look up the Number)
202. Bad Boy
201. PS I Love You
200. When I Get Home
199. Wild Honey Pie
198. Boys
197. Flying
196. Mr. Moonlight
195. Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey
194. Anna (Go To Him)
193. Run For Your Life
192. Her Majesty
191. Act Naturally
190. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
189. Chains
188. Honey Don't
187. Not a Second Time
186. You Really Got a Hold On Me
185. Maxwell's Silver Hammer
184. Baby It's You
183. Till There Was You
182. Rock and Roll Music
181. Roll Over Beethoven
180. Misery
179. Words of Love
178. When I'm 64
177. For You Blue
176. Blue Jay Way
175. The Inner Light
174. Money (That's What I Want)
173. Please, Mr. Postman
172. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
171. Only a Northern Song
170. You Like Me Too Much
169. Slow Down
168. Good Night
167. Thank You Girl
166. Little Child
165. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
164. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
163. One After 909
162. All Together Now
161. I Wanna Be Your Man
160. Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
159. Yes It Is
158. There's a Place
157. Ask Me Why
156. I'll Get You
155. Yellow Submarine
154. Hold Me Tight
153. I Me Mine
152. I Need You
151. Your Mother Should Know
150. Revolution 1
149. Honey Pie
148. Don't Bother Me
147. Tell Me What You See
146. Do You Want To Know a Secret?
145. All I've Got To Do
144. Why Don't We Do It In the Road?
143. I've Got a Feeling
142. Michelle
141. What Goes On
140. Another Girl
139. Any Time at All
138. Within You, Without You
137. This Boy
136. I Don't Want To Spoil the Party
135. Old Brown Shoe
134. It's Only Love
133. Don't Pass Me By
132. Long Tall Sally
131. I Call Your Name
130. I'll Cry Instead
129. I'm Down
128. Tell Me Why
127. The Night Before
126. Every Little Thing
125. Long, Long, Long
124. What You're Doing
123. I'll Be Back
122. Sun King
121. Wait
120. She's a Woman
119. You Can't Do That
118. Doctor Robert
117. Yer Blues
116. It Won't Be Long
115. Birthday
114. The Word
113. Baby's in Black
112. Glass Onion
111. The Ballad of John and Yoko
110. Dig a Pony
109. Good Morning, Good Morning
108. Mean Mr. Mustard
107. Polythene Pam
106. And I Love Her
105. Love You To
104. Octopus's Garden
103. No Reply
102. Rocky Raccoon
101. Things We Said Today
100. I'll Follow The Sun
99. I Should Have Known Better
98. You're Going to Lose That Girl
97. Because
96. Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
95. Drive My Car
94. From Me to You
93. Girl
92. Baby You're a Rich Man
91. I Want To Hold Your Hand
90. If I Fell
89. Magical Mystery Tour
88. I Want To Tell You


Please Please Me

1. I Saw Her Standing There
7. Please Please Me
14. Twist And Shout

With the Beatles

3. All My Loving

A Hard Day's Night

1. Hard Day's Night, A
7. Can't Buy Me Love

Beatles For Sale

2. I'm A Loser
8. Eight Days A Week


1. Help
3. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
7. Ticket To Ride
12. I've Just Seen A Face
13. Yesterday

Rubber Soul

2. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
3. You Won't See Me
4. Nowhere Man
5. Think For Yourself
10. I'm Looking Through You
11. In My Life
13. If I Needed Someone


1. Taxman
2. Eleanor Rigby
3. I'm Only Sleeping
5. Here, There And Everywhere
7. She Said She Said
8. Good Day Sunshine
9. And Your Bird Can Sing
10. For No One
13. Got To Get You Into My Life
14. Tomorrow Never Knows

Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. With A Little Help From My Friends
3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
4. Getting Better
5. Fixing A Hole
6. She's Leaving Home
7. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
10. Lovely Rita
13. A Day In The Life

Magical Mystery Tour

2. Fool On The Hill, The
6. I Am The Walrus
7. Hello Goodbye
8. Strawberry Fields Forever
9. Penny Lane
11. All You Need Is Love

The Beatles (White Album)

1. Back In The U.S.S.R.
2. Dear Prudence
7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
8. Happiness Is A Warm Gun
9. Martha My Dear
10. I'm So Tired
11. Blackbird
12. Piggies
16. I Will
17. Julia

3. Mother Nature's Son
5. Sexy Sadie
6. Helter Skelter
10. Savoy Truffle
11. Cry Baby Cry

Yellow Submarine

4. Hey Bulldog
5. It's All Too Much

Abbey Road

1. Come Together
2. Something
4. Oh! Darling
6. I Want You (She's So Heavy)
7. Here Comes The Sun
9. You Never Give Me Your Money
13. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
14. Golden Slumbers
15. Carry That Weight
16. End, The

Let It Be

1. Two Of Us
3. Across The Universe
6. Let It Be
10. Long and Winding Road
12. Get Back

A Sides and B Sides:

She Loves You
I Feel Fine
Day Tripper
We Can Work It Out
Paperback Writer
Lady Madonna
Hey Jude
Don't Let Me Down

Re: Beatles Survivor: Cut 25

Nothing too surprising this week, the only song that hadn't been close for awhile is I Want To Tell You I think... and I'm surprised that one lasted this long. I like it, but I think it fell under the radar.

5: All You Need is Love
5: She Loves You
4: Long and Winding Road
4: Eight Days A Week
3: Savoy Truffle
3: Got To Get You Into My Life
2: Twist and Shout
2: Back in the USSR
1: Please, Please Me
1: I'm a Loser: This actually used to be one of my favorite Beatles songs about 10 years ago. The delivery is a little boring and it lacks that middle eight that I love in mid-60's Beatles songs.

Re: Beatles Survivor: Cut 25

5: Back In The USSR
5: I Want You (She's So Heavy)
4: I Saw Her Standing There
4: I'm A Loser
3: I'm So Tired
3: Can't Buy Me Love
2: Please Please Me
2: Julia
1: Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
1: Taxman

Re: Beatles Survivor: Cut 25

5: Please Please Me
5: Lady Madonna
4: Dear Prudence
4: Getting Better
3: The Long And Winding Road
3: Martha My Dear
2: I've Just Seen A Face
2: All You Need Is Love
1: I'm A Loser
1: Lovely Rita

Re: Beatles Survivor: Cut 25

Lot a work this week, the 5 songs eliminated were in my list.
5: Hello Goodbye
5: Getting Better
4: Ticket to Ride
4: I'm a Loser
3: Eight Days a Week
New votes:
3: Good Day Sunshine: a really nice pop song penned by pop wizard Paul McCartney, but it get my vote for being too purposely imitative. Yes, you guessed it, Brian Wilson, who else?
2: Savoy Truffle: strong sounds (the guitars and of course the full sound of the brass!!) but weak lyrics.
2: Please Please Me: the first number one of The Fab Four was a good song but maybe too simple comparing with what came later.
1: I'm Looking Through You: a great song, it gets the vote for the quite bland beat with the hand-claps. I prefer the first attempts (listen “Anthology”), slower, rawer and more bluesy (or it was mixolydian?).
1: I'm so Tired: I like the “tired” and crawling beat that fits the lyrics so perfectly. And the anxiety of Lennon sounds so sincere. Why vote for it? I suppose that I prefer the rest of the songs. Oh, Lord, it’s so hard to find the negative aspects of such great songs. I'm sooo tired…

Re: Beatles Survivor: Cut 25

5: I Am the Walrus
5: Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
4: Twist and Shout
4: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
3: I'm So Tired
3: Sexy Sadie
2: Please Please Me
2: Oh! Darling
1: Savoy Truffle
1: I'm a Loser

I relistened to "Magical Mystery Tour" and was going to put it at the top this week, luckily I didn't have to. "Savoy Truffle" and "I'm a Loser" are added simply because I can't remember them right now which makes me think they're dull and/or innocuous. And thanks for all the comments on the last thread about "Walrus". I tried, but I still don't like it (not like it will be voted off any time soon).

Re: Beatles Survivor: Cut 25

5: Oh! Darling
5: I've Just Seen a Face
4: You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
4: Mother Nature's Son
3: For No One
3: Getting Better
2: Hey Bulldog
2: Hello Goodbye
1: The Long and Winding Road - tedious
1: You Won't See Me - below 'Rubber Soul' average

Re: Beatles Survivor: Cut 25

5: The Fool on the Hill
5: I've Just Seen a Face
4: The Long and Winding Road
4: It's All Too Much
3: Piggies
3: Think for Yourself
2: Fixing a Hole
2: Can't Buy Me Love
1: Getting Better
1: Sexy Sadie

Round after round, alone in a crowd
The man with the foolish vote just wants to shout it out loud
And they never listen to him
When he begs them to vote it off
And he doesn't understand it
But "The Fool on the Hill"
Stays at 5 on his list
And the longer it stays
He's increasingly p***ed

Re: Beatles Survivor: Cut 25

Oh man you just added a whole new dimension to that song! I bumped it up 5 spots.

Re: Beatles Survivor: Cut 25

5.- I'm A Loser
5.- I've Just Seen A Face
4.- Martha My Dear
4.- Julia
3.- Two Of Us
3.- She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
2.- Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2.- With A Little Help From My Friends
1.- Oh! Darling
1.- You Won't See Me

Re: Beatles Survivor: Cut 25

5: Good Day Sunshine: Not particularly original, not particularly inventive...still around because it's inoffensive - not really a song you can "dislike", but you're really telling me it's better than Long and Winding Road?
5: Hey Bulldog
4: It's All Too Much: Didn't we sort agree that these songs weren't up to snuff, I don't know, a couple months ago? Is there any particular reason these songs are getting a 70+ bump in the rankings?
4: Julia: Toni gives it a 5 and it's finally gone - once again, this is better than Long and Winding Road? The mind boggles...
3: She's Leaving Home: It sounds lovely within the context of the album, but it just sort of meanders (at least to my ears)
3: She Said She Said
2: Cry Baby Cry: Continuing my attack on inoffensive songs in the catalog that are sneaking under the radar...
2: Don't Let Me Down: Great song, but it feels as those it loses something when it's Beatleized , if that makes sense (and if not, I'll repeat - better than Long and Winding?)
1: Martha My Dear: Another White Album filler song sneaking under the radar...
1: I'm A Loser

Re: Beatles Survivor: Cut 25

Justin, a few songs were voted back in recently, including those two (which are among my favourite Beatles songs, so no we didn't *all* agree)

One man's meat and all that

Re: Beatles Survivor: Cut 25

Low voting this week. I can't do the tallying for another couple hours so you have time if you want to make a last minute entry.