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Beatles Survivor: Cut 33

If you are like me and consider Help! the start of The Beatles middle (AKA best ) years, the early years are down to one album and three songs! I also have to keep mentioning that the album widely considered to be the greatest ever is now down to two songs...

21 I Want You (She's So Heavy)
17 You Won’t See Me
14 She’s Leaving Home
13 I Saw Her Standing There
11 For No One
11 Get back

Close: I Am the Walrus, Don’t Let Me Down, She Loves You, Taxman, You've Got to Hide Your Love Away

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
54. If I Needed Someone
53. All My Loving
52. Lady Madonna
51. Carry That Weight
50. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
49. I Want You (She's So Heavy)
48. You Won’t See Me
47. She’s Leaving Home
46. I Saw Her Standing There
45. For No One
44. Get back


Please Please Me- ELIMINATED

With the Beatles- ELIMINATED

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)
4. Nowhere Man
11. In My Life


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
14. Tomorrow Never Knows

Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

3. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
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
7. Here Comes The Sun
9. You Never Give Me Your Money
14. Golden Slumbers
16. End, The

Let It Be

3. Across The Universe
6. Let It Be

A Sides and B Sides:

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

Re: Beatles Survivor: Cut 33

John, the rules still say "Vote for 10 Beatles songs". I think everyone probably knows that we're now only supposed to vote for 5, but you should change it anyway.

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OK thanks. I forgot that I was going to copy and paste the info I gave last week.

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Time for me to join in on the fun, at last!

5: Paperback Writer - The crap that dreams are made of.
4: Nowhere Man - Fairly silly and annoying choir-ish crap.
3: Taxman - Boo fuckin' hoo, some part of my enormous income was taxed for 95%. Cry me a river. Crap, next.
2: Helter Skelter: According to my trustable sources Chelsea and Reuben this is proto-metal, so I guess I should blame the Beatles for the crap that is metal? Thanks guys.
1: A Hard Day's Night: I'm not a big fan of anything The Beatles did before Revolver, but I have to admit that this is probably one of the better songs of that period. Obviously still crap though.

Note: The last 3 songs aren't actually that bad, I was just in the mood for using the word crap.

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Ok, I don't feel like I should put my personal thoughts in the main post but here's what I wanted to say about Sgt. Peppers: It's not even close to the Beatles best album- definitely not their masterpiece and as much as I still love it, it could be the most overrated album of all-time when you consider how many people rate it #1. Now, I'd still place it in my top 20 but that would be after Revolver, Rubber Soul and Help. Even if we had 200 people voting, I bet we'd still get similar results of all of the songs from Sgt. Peppers disappearing around the 50 mark save for A Day in the Life and Lucy in the Sky. Again, I'm not trashing the album, I like it a lot- top 20 for sure. But, it isn't the Beatles masterpiece.

5: She Loves You
4: Taxman
3: Golden Slumbers
2: Come Together
1: Day Tripper: I'm kind of surprised to see this one still here especially since Drive My Car went a long time ago. I feel the same about I Feel Fine but I think that has a better structure than this one.

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5: I Am The Walrus
4: Taxman
3: Ticket To Ride
2: Day Tripper
1: I Feel Fine

Have to mourn for "For No One" this week. I simply think that it's one of the greatest pop songs ever created and the French horn part is amazing. That song is my number two. Good thing my number one song is one of the few that (I think) hasn't received a vote yet. So, still a (small) chance for that one to reach number one in this game too.

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Looking over the list, I'm still completely shocked that Love Me Do checks in as the second worst Beatles song...

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5: Taxman
4: Rain
3: She Loves You
2: Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
1: Helter Skelter

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A shame that I actually quite like a few of the songs. "You Won't See Me" might be last minute filler, but I really think it's a good song. "I Saw Her Standing There" was one of the best early singles and "Get Back" is just freakin' fun.

Same list for me (are there any walrus hunters in the house?):

5: I Am the Walrus
4: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
3: I'm Only Sleeping
2: Paperback Writer
1: Penny Lane

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Since I began knowing better The Beatles (around 2 years ago), I stopped thinking Sgt. Pepper's was the best album ever made, and even the best fab's album. That's not only because it's my least favorite from their "great five" albums, but, mainly, because Revolver seems to be much more loved either by critics than by fans. Take this game for example: it's the disc with the highest number of songs in the top 50, and the only ones which get closer are a double album and a 17-track one. The mass media use to spread the idea of Pepper being the all time greatest album, but, as we know, in the eyes of the critics, it's "only" the 5th, and in ours, the 9th. I, personally, think it should be even lower. It's probably in my all time top 60, way behind masterpieces as the White Album (my #1), Magical Mistery Tour, Revolver, Rubber Soul, and even Let It Be and Beatles for Sale.

5: Eleanor Rigby
4: I Feel Fine
3: In My Life
2: Golden Slumbers
1: Yesterday

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I completely agree, Sgt.Peppers is way overrated. I'd put it behind The White Album, Revolver and Abbey Road.

Anyway, Chevi's list:

5 pts - I will
4 pts - Don't Let Me Down
3 pts - Yesterday
2 pts - Ticket to Ride
1 pt - She Loves You : I'll just say that most of these early songs are annoying compared with the others.

And those votes for Walrus hurts a lot .

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5: You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
4: I Feel Fine
3: Across the Universe
2: Blackbird
1: Golden Slumbers

I know "Blackbird" is the official classic McCartney ballad from the White Album, but I've always preferred "I Will" - and, again, I'm delighted that that miniature masterpiece is still alive this far in. (Although I would gladly have swapped it out for "For No One", which may be Paul's best song and one of the most perfect pop jewels ever composed by anyone.)

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Voting for just 5 is rough at this point -- it seems all a song needs is for 2 people to dislike it and it's gone. (Just look at what happened to my beloved "For No One"!)

I'd also be interested to compare this final list to a list where people just vote for their favorites -- might be an interesting compare/contrast, though I'm sure many here are Beatles-ed out.

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5: Come Together - How is this lame Chuck Berry rip living on so long, especially in the wake of so many other jewels? I just listen to Ringo on this one.
4: Don't Let Me Down - Boring
3: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - Not nearly as good a slice of psychedelia as "Walrus", which seems far less safe.
2: Day Tripper - Never done that much for me. If you want hear a great version, though, check out Hendrix's Radio One take.
1: Revolution - Comes off as sorta trite these days, and it really doesn't rock like it should. The scream in the opening sorta redeems it I guess.

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5: Don’t Let Me Down
4: I Will [decided to bump this up a couple of places]
3: Across the Universe
2: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
1: Dear Prudence

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5: Taxman
4: Yesterday
3: She said she said
2: Revolution
1: I feel finr

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5: Ticket to Ride
4: A Hard Day's Night
3: And Your Bird Can Sing
2: Paperback Writer
1: I Will

Sad to see part “I Want You” (simple but vibrant), “She’s Leaving Home” (see last week comments), “For No One” (one of the many Macca peaks, with that wonderful horn solo inspired in classical music but now part of this wide “Beatles” style) and especially “I Saw Her Standing There” (when you hear “Live At the Star Club” one can perfectly notice that, even it shares the feeling with all the rock ‘n’ roll covers, this early song got something else, something special that the R&R classics didn’t have). And I can see some walrus in danger of extinction…

John, tomorrow I’m going to Croatia for my holidays and I won’t be able to vote for more than a week. Won’t you do with me the same as you are doing with Henrik?. Please add to the bottom of my list these songs in the following order when the previous got eliminated (if you don’t mind):
- I Feel Fine
- You Never Give Me Your Money
- Don't Let Me Down
- Revolution
- Taxman
- You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
- Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
- Rain
- We Can Work It Out
- She Loves You
I’ll add my comments a posteriori…

By the way, John, instead of Croatia I planned initially to spend the whole month of July in your country, in Rochester, Minnesota, as part of the formation for my work. Sadly I couldn’t go for logistical problems but I hope I could go next summer…

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John posting for Henrik

5: You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
4: Rain
3: Golden Slumbers
2: We Can Work It Out
1: I Will

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Sure Honorio.

Rochester eh? My cousin lives there and a bunch of my family lives in Austin. It's about a 2 hour drive from where I live. Were you going to be at the Mayo or something? I can't think of another reason to fly from Spain to Rochester!

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5: She Said She Said
4: Don't Let Me Down
3: I'm Only Sleeping
2: I Will
1: Taxman

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Sad to see more of my favourite songs going out, but now we're this far into the game I suppose most of us will be seeing faves go out each time.

5: Dear Prudence
4: Day Tripper
3: She Loves You
2: I'm Only Sleeping
1: She Said She Said

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Sorry Harpo, you were a little too late. You would have pushed She Loves You off too and saved a lot of songs!

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Oops that was me forgot to reset the name.