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Beatles Survivor: Cut 31- With end-gameplan!

This upcoming cut will take us to the top 50 and maybe beyond! Here is the plan for the rest of the game (after this cut).

Thursday: Bring nominations down from 10 votes to 5.

40 or less left: Eliminate 4 rather than 5.

20 or less: Eliminate 3

10 or less: Eliminate 2 for two cuts

Final cut: Eliminate whatever is left (There will be 6 songs or less left) and declare a winner!

The tiebreaker rule will still apply for every round.


20 Can't Buy Me Love
19 Mother Nature's Son
19 Cry Baby Cry
19 Got To Get You Into My Life
15 Fixing a Hole

Close: I Want You (She's So Heavy)

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
87. I'm a Loser
86. I've Just Seen A Face
85. Getting Better
84. Please Please Me
83. The Long And Winding Road
82. Eight Days a Week
81. Hey Bulldog
80. It’s All Too Much
79. Julia
78. All You Need is Love
77. Two Of Us
76. Piggies
75. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
74. Good Day Sunshine
73. I'm Looking Through You
72. Think for Yourself
71. I'm So Tired
70. Savoy Truffle
69. Sexy Sadie
68. Twist and Shout
67. Lovely Rita
66. Back In The U.S.S.R.
65. She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
64. Oh! Darling
63. With A Little Help From My Friends
62. Fool On The Hill
61. Hello Goodbye
60. Martha My Dear
59. Can't Buy Me Love
58. Mother Nature's Son
57. Cry Baby Cry
56. Got To Get You Into My Life
55. Fixing a Hole


Please Please Me

1. I Saw Her Standing There

With the Beatles

3. All My Loving

A Hard Day's Night

1. Hard Day's Night, A

Beatles For Sale- ELIMINATED


1. Help
3. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
7. Ticket To Ride
13. Yesterday

Rubber Soul

2. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
3. You Won't See Me
4. Nowhere Man
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
9. And Your Bird Can Sing
10. For No One
14. Tomorrow Never Knows

Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
6. She's Leaving Home
13. A Day In The Life

Magical Mystery Tour

6. I Am The Walrus
8. Strawberry Fields Forever
9. Penny Lane

The Beatles (White Album)

2. Dear Prudence
7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
8. Happiness Is A Warm Gun
11. Blackbird
16. I Will

6. Helter Skelter

Yellow Submarine- ELIMINATED

Abbey Road

1. Come Together
2. Something
6. I Want You (She's So Heavy)
7. Here Comes The Sun
9. You Never Give Me Your Money
14. Golden Slumbers
15. Carry That Weight
16. End, The

Let It Be

3. Across The Universe
6. Let It Be
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

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5: She Loves You
5: I Saw Her Standing There
4: If I Needed Someone
4: Carry That Weight
3: Taxman
3: Golden Slumbers
2: Come Together
2: Something
1: Eleanor Rigby: Guess I'm the first to vote for it, which is really surprising to me. Obviously I think it's a good song but it's really shocking that a slow ballad that doesn't see a ton of acclaim made it this far without a single vote.
1: Lady Madonna: I'm sticking to my list but if the list I had were a living document I think I would have voted this off a few cuts ago. I listened to the entire catalog that day I made my list so I trust that judgment more than what I'm playing back in my head.

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5: You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
5: For No One
4: You Won't See Me
4: Rain
3: Golden Slumbers
3: Penny Lane
2: Lady Madonna
2: She's Leaving Home
1: We Can Work It Out
1: I Will - One of the biggest surprises must be that, out of all the great songs from "White Album", this song is still in the game. Well, I'm always in for a slow cowboy beat, but now it's time to go.

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5: I Am The Walrus
5: I Want You (She's So Heavy)
4: Ticket To Ride
4: I Saw Her Standing There
3: If I Needed Someone
3: Day Tripper
2: Taxman
2: I Feel Fine
1: Paperback Writer
1: Get Back

This ballot hasn't changed much. Hope to get I Want You (She's So Heavy) out this week! That song goes on much too long.

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It’s officially becoming difficult:
5 points- Rain- 1st backwards guitar or not, it really isn’t all that great a song.
5 points- I Want You (She’s So Heavy)- Sounds good as part of the medley, OK on its own. As Penguin says, it overstays its welcome.
4 points- If I Needed Someone- A charming ditty, but in the end ONLY a ditty.
4 points- All My Loving- See above. I’m surprised this one’s hung in there so long.
3 points- Happiness is a Warm Gun- The variety within it improves it but I still feel this is one of the weaker cuts on the WHITE ALBUM.
3 points- Carry That Weight- Stronger than “I Want You” but again it’s better in the medley than all by itself.
2 points- I Will- Nice understated Paul ballad but it’s not as good as what’s left.
2 points- For No One- Painful to have to vote for this but it’s a bit on the precious side.
1 point- Don’t Let Me Down- One of the better “non-hit” cuts from LET IT BE but the album as a whole is a weaker effort from the Fabs.
1 point- This was the hardest one to choose (from among "You Won't See Me","Nowhere Man" and "The End") but I ended up going with "The End" (no pun intended). Same reason as for "I Want You" and "Carry That Weight"..sounds better in its surroudings than it does "naked".

I'm really not looking forward to making NEXT week's decisions!

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5: Carry That Weight
5: She's Leaving Home
4: You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
4: I Feel Fine
3: I Want You (She's So Heavy)
3: Across the Universe
2: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2: All My Loving
1: Blackbird
1: Lady Madonna

Sorry to see "Cry Baby Cry" leave; Lennon's own opinion notwithstanding, it's one of my favorite White Album tracks. So is "I Will", which I'm glad is still alive after all this time. Beautiful lyrics and melody, and come on - how can you not love a song with a vocalized bass line?

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5: Lady Madonna
5: Dear Prudence
4: Day Tripper
4: She Loves You
3: For No One
3: All My Loving
2: I'm Only Sleeping
2: If I Needed Someone
1: She Said She Said
1: Come Together

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5 - Get back (go away f***in' shitty song !!!)
5 - Yesterday
4 - Taxman
4 - She said she said
3 - Sgt Pepper's lonely hearts club band
3 - Revolution
2 - If I needed someone
2 - And your bird can sing
1 - You've got to hide your love away
1 - Lady Madonna

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5: Ticket to Ride
5: If I Needed Someone
4: A Hard Day's Night
4: You Won't See Me
3: And Your Bird Can Sing
3: Carry That Weight
2: Paperback Writer
2: I Will
New votes:
1: Lady Madonna: a nice style exercise from McCartney, reminiscing early rock ‘n’ roll days. The only flaw I can notice is that, while in early songs as “I Saw Her Standing There” (still in the tournament) this flavour showed spontaneously, in this one it seemed so self-conscious…
1. All My Loving: I know that it isn’t fair to judge a song (and a book) by the cover, but this cover by Los Manolos (a serious candidate to Rune’s list) has ruined completely the song to me. I must admit that I smiled the first time I’ve listened to it, but the overexposure in Spain at the time made me hate the song. And I’m really sorry because it’s one of the best of the early period. Or mai lovin, nai no nai no naaaa

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5: Come Together
5: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
4: Don't Let Me Down
4: If I Needed Someone
3: Day Tripper
3: Get Back
2: Taxman
2: Lady Madonna
1: Revolution
1: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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I agree you Honorio, "I saw her standing there" and "All my loving" are great songs and probably the best two rocking songs from their early period.

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By rocking I think you mean great right? Cause I don't think All My Loving rocks. But it definitely rules.

Major points for anyone who gets what I'm referencing.

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My list is looking like a tracklist for a McCartney tribute show! So it confirms what I'd said in that discussion raised by Anthony about how many songs by each beatle there were in our top 10: John and George are by far my favorites in the band.

5: For No One
5: All My Loving
4: In My Life
4: I Feel Fine
3: Golden Slumbers
3: Yesterday
2: I Will
New Votes:
2: Eleanor Rigby: Surely a good song, but the melody of the verses doesn't catch me. Anyway, I hadn't still voted for it cause sounds perfect after Taxman, and makes I'm Only Sleeping sound delicious.
1: You Never Give Me Your Money: For some time it had been my favorite Abbey Road track, but, every time I listen to it nowadays, the infectious feeling that it used to create is little by little replaced by indifference. This song is a whole medley itself, and, surely, if its parts had been given different names each one instead of being united as parts of a unique song, almost all of them would already be out of this game currently. Anyway, until today it's a song I really like, but think this can slowly change.
1: Tomorrow Never Knows: Can't imagine Revolver without this. I'm sure all the impression of density, diversity and every other aspect that shocked me in my first contacts with the album is due in major part to this song. But, despite of its role in the album, in the Beatles career, and in all pop music (well, that's too much to simply ignore, ), what can we see? I mean, imagine there had already been composed other songs with the same style and the same innovations before. Would everybody love this as we always see? Making the same reflection about Strawberry Fields or even A Day in the Life, I conclude they still would be considered Beatles' greatests, cause there's more substance in them than only innovation and mood creation. But, about the track in discussion, it probably would only be a very nice song.

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Bad week for me. Not one change.

5: I Am the Walrus
5: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
4: All My Loving
4: I'm Only Sleeping
3: Paperback Writer
3: Penny Lane
2: I Feel Fine
2: Golden Slumbers
1: Across the Universe
1: She Said, She Said

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5: She's Leaving Home: That this is considered (at least in this game) the 4th best song on this album either speaks to how overrated Peppers is, or how it is the best case of an album being more than the sum of its parts
5: She Said She Said
4: Don't Let Me Down
4: I'm Only Sleeping
3: I Want You (She's So Heavy)
3: If I Needed Someone
2: I Will
2: All My Loving
1: Taxman: Because it's "George's first good song", and it leads off Revolver, I think it gets a bit more of a free pass than it deserves.
1: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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5. You Won't See Me
5. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
4. Carry That Weight
4. Blackbird
3. Lady Madonna
3. If I Needed Someone
2. Here, There And Everywhere
2. I Will
1. Golden Slumbers
1. The End

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This time, I remembered to use your preferred format, John.

5: Lady Madonna
5: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
4: You Won’t See Me
4: She’s Leaving Home
3: Don’t Let Me Down
3: Across the Universe
2: While My Guitar Gently Weeps

2: I Will [it’s OK—it’s not a masterpiece]
1: Dear Prudence [ditto]
1: You Never Give Me Your Money [I like it, but it has the same drawback as most of the songs on Abbey Road’s side 2—it’s unfinished, and it shows.]

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Thanks Schleuse!