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Beatles Survivor: Cut 40

Help! is eliminated this week and there was a pretty good consensus as to what three songs would be leaving. After the next cut we'll be in the top ten.

27 Here, There and Everywhere
26 Tomorrow Never Knows
23 Yesterday

Close: Nothing within two this week. Penny Lane, Let It Be and A Day in the Life were four votes away.

Front runners: Hey Jude, Strawberry Fields Forever, While My Guitar Gently Weeps

RULES: Vote for 5 Beatles songs using this format:

5: Song
4: Song
3: Song
2: Song
1: Song

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

Songs will be eliminated every Monday and Thursday and a new vote will begin each day. In the event of a tie all songs receiving the elimination vote will be eliminated.

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.


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
43. Taxman
42. Don’t Let Me Down
41. I Will
40. I Am The Walrus
39. I Feel Fine
38. You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
37. Ticket To Ride
36. Golden Slumbers
35. She Loves You
34. A Hard Day's Night
33. Day Tripper
32. Paperback Writer
31. Across the Universe
30. Dear Prudence
29. She said she said
28. I'm Only Sleeping
27. Come Together
26. We Can Work It Out
25. Rain
24. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
23. Nowhere Man
22. You Never Give Me Your Money
21. Helter Skelter
20. Revolution
19. And Your Bird Can Sing
18. Help
17. Blackbird
16. The End
15. Here, There and Everywhere
14. Tomorrow Never Knows
13. Yesterday


Please Please Me- ELIMINATED

With the Beatles- ELIMINATED

A Hard Day's Night- ELIMINATED

Beatles For Sale- ELIMINATED


Rubber Soul

2. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
11. In My Life


2. Eleanor Rigby

Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

13. A Day In The Life

Magical Mystery Tour

8. Strawberry Fields Forever
9. Penny Lane

The Beatles (White Album)

7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
8. Happiness Is A Warm Gun

Yellow Submarine- ELIMINATED

Abbey Road

2. Something
7. Here Comes The Sun

Let It Be

6. Let It Be

A Sides and B Sides:

Hey Jude

Re: Beatles Survivor: Cut 40

Wow, same five for the 3rd cut in a row. I don't have my list in front of me but I'm pretty sure none of these are even in my top 40.

5: Something
4: Eleanor Rigby
3: Hey Jude
2: Let It Be
1: Penny Lane

Re: Beatles Survivor: Cut 40

The strangest thing is that Tomorrow Never Knows ended up 39 in the 2008 Acclaimed All Time Music Songs Poll, and 14 in the Beatles Survivor.
To me is one of the best songs ever created, but anyway. Still 6 songs in my top 10 are left.

5: Hey Jude
4: Penny Lane
3: Here Comes the Sun
2: Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
1: Let it Be: Quite interesting song, specially the middle part, but not as innovative as the others.

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5: Happiness Is A Warm Gun
4: A Day In The Life
3: Something
2: Eleanor Rigby
1: Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

I love the idea that my number one song might actually win. It seems to be a song that doesn't get a large amount of hate but not too much love either, making it perfect for this format.

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Wooow, 2 of mine eliminated! Long time this wasn't happening.
Strange thing: all the game Revolver has been the album with the greatest amount of remaining songs, but now it's suddenly reduced to one song, being, so, behind Magical, Rubber, White, and Abbey.

Here, There and Everywhere is another top 20 gone, but I'm glad to see my #2, #10, #12 and #15 in the top 12.

5: A Day in the Life: for a moment I thought it could be eliminated before the top 15, but now I'm beginning to think it'll end the game as the great winner.
4: Eleanor Rigby
3: Happiness Is a Warm Gun
New votes:
2: Hey Jude: One of the Beatles most inspired melodies, but with an arrangement that doesn't make the music grow when it needs to. And add this with that too long ending...
1: Something: The ultimate Beatles love song as people consider. I, personally, instantly think of Here, There and Everywhere when concerning of love ballads by them. I really like the vocals at the end of the song, the middle riff and many other elements, but, as someone have said, if I ask you for some Harrison in Abbey Road, give me Here Comes the Sun anytime!

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5: Penny Lane
4: A Day in the Life
3: Strawberry Fields Forever
2: Eleanor Rigby
1: Something

Re: Beatles Survivor: Cut 40

Hmm, for the third time in the row...

5: Penny Lane
4: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
3: In My Life
2: Happiness Is a Warm Gun
1: Let It Be

Re: Beatles Survivor: Cut 40

5: Strawberry Fields Forever
4: In My Life
3: Let It Be
2: Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
1: Here Comes The Sun

Re: Beatles Survivor: Cut 40

5 - Here comes the Sun
4 - Let it Be
3 - Hey Jude
2 - Happiness is a Warm Gun
1 - In My Life

Re: Beatles Survivor: Cut 40

5 Something
4 Eleanor Rigby
3 In My Life
2 While My Guitar Gently Weeps
1 Happiness Is A Warm Gun

Re: Beatles Survivor: Cut 40

5: Penny Lane
4: Eleanor Rigby
3: Here Comes The Sun
2: Something
1: While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Re: Beatles Survivor: Cut 40

5: Let It Be
4: Eleanor Rigby
3: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
2: Hey Jude
1: Norwegian Wood

Both of George's ABBEY ROAD classics have elements that have kept me from voting them off yet (Paul's bassline and the soaring bridge on "Something", the burbling synthesizers on "Here Comes the Sun"). Next time, probably.

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5: Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
4: Here Comes The Sun
3: Happiness Is A Warm Gun
2: A Day In The Life
1: Something

Re: Beatles Survivor: Cut 40

And if one should burn oneself a compilation...this track listin below clocks in at 77-78 min. 23 songs right off of our list. No 24 is "LSD" if you should have space...it is somewhat chronological...and of course you want to make some adjustments! :)

01 Help! 2:21
02 Yesterday 2:07
03 Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) 2:05
04 Nowhere Man 2:44
05 In My Life 2:27
06 Eleanor Rigby 2:09
07 Here, There and Everywhere 2:27
08 And Your Bird Can Sing 2:03
09 Tomorrow Never Knows 2:57
10 A Day in the Life 5:33
11 Strawberry Fields Forever 4:12
12 Penny Lane 3:05
13 Hey Jude 7:11
14 Revolution 3:22
15 While My Guitar Gently Weeps 4:46
16 Happiness Is a Warm Gun 2:47
17 Blackbird 2:20
18 Helter Skelter 4:30
19 Something 2:59
20 Here Comes the Sun 3:04
21 You Never Give Me Your Money 3:57
22 The End 2:04
23 Let It Be 4:01

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Mmm, great idea, Fred. Seeing the list I’m quite proud of the forum (again). These are not the obvious choices, and all the songs are outstanding.

My votes:
5: Here Comes the Sun
4: Let It Be
3: In My Life
2: Something: wonderful Harrison love song, with a terrific Paul bass line (yes, Harold!) and probably the only slide guitar on a Beatles song (that later will be Harrison trademark guitar style after “My Sweet Lord”). Maybe I’m voting for it because, like “Yesterday” before, it was too suitable for elevator music.
1: Happiness Is a Warm Gun: however this CAN’T be elevator music. One of the more complex and intricate Lennon compositions, it gets the vote because of some imbalance, I mean the diverse parts were not equally great. Anyway the first half minute is probably the best thing The Beatles ever did.

7 of my Top 10 are gone yet (in order of disappearance Drive My Car, She’s Leaving Home, I Am the Walrus, Nowhere Man, Helter Skelter, Blackbird, Tomorrow Never Knows). And the remaining three are getting too many votes…

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5: Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
4: Happiness Is a Warm Gun
3: A Day in the Life
2: In My Life
1: Eleanor Rigby

Re: Beatles Survivor: Cut 40

5: Penny Lane
4: Happiness is a warm gun
3: Strawberry fields forever
2: Hey Jude
1: Norwegian wood (This bird has flown)

Re: Beatles Survivor: Cut 40

5: Something
4: In My Life
3: Strawberry Fields Forever
2: Happiness Is A Warm Gun
1: Norwegian Wood

Re: Beatles Survivor: Cut 40

Yesterday gone? That is actually a shocker

5:Norweigan Wood
3:Happiness Is A Warm Gun
2:Let It Be
1:In My Life

Re: Beatles Survivor: Cut 40

Sorry Midaso, you didn't get it in on time. Your votes just added on to the consensus though and wouldn't have changed the final results.