10 Nov 2008

Beatles – Top Ten Non #1s

Author: Bobby Valentine | Filed under: Bobby's World, Music

The Beatles – Top Ten Non #1s

Ok last Friday I posted a video and promised to list the best of the Beatles tunes that did not hit #1. This has proven to be a difficult exercise for me because there are so many songs that I like. The criteria was fairly simple: The song had to be performed by the Beatles and could not have have been included in 27 number 1 songs on the CD The Beatles 1. So I have collected my CDs, surfed YouTube, and jammed. One is struck by the breadth, development and (in my opinion) the quality of the music that in a few short years changed everything. So with these words I will list my the Stoned-Campbell Top Ten Non #1 Beatles songs … Click on each title for a video on YouTube for that song …

10) Please, Mr. Postman (cheezy I know)

9) Here Comes the Sun

8) Helter Skelter

7) While My Guitar Gently Weeps

6) Don’t Let Me Down

5) Taxman (creative video by high school kids)

4) A Day in the Life (Mick Jagger makes an appearance)

3) Rain

2) Revolution

1) Strawberry Fields Forever

How would your Top Ten Non #1 look? Nearly the same? Radically different?

Bobby V

10 Responses to “Beatles – Top Ten Non #1s”

  1. Faughn Family of Four Says:

    Great list. My only change would be to have “A Day in the Life” as the #1. Musically, it changed things forever and should be near the top of ANY pop/rock list.

  2. Frank Bellizzi Says:

    I’d have to go back and look at the #1s album. That IS a good list. Don’t think I’d change much, if anything.

  3. Bob Bliss Says:

    Bob’s Top Ten Non #1 Beatles songs
    1. It’s Only Love
    2. And your Bird Can Sing
    3. Got to get you into my life
    4. In my life
    5. Think for Yourself
    6. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
    7. I’m a Loser
    8. I don’t want to Spoil the Party
    9. I should have Known Better
    10. Here Comes the Sun

  4. cwinwc Says:

    I love “Revolution.”

  5. Steve Says:

    Ummm.. haven’t been practicing my nostalgia much lately so I’ll have to think. Some of the ones I have in mind from the early days probably were no. 1. How about Tomorrow Never Knows from Revolver? Once, in the middle of his show, PDQ Bach (aka Peter Schikele) played “This Boy”. His explanation and placement gave me new respect for it. Sublime.

  6. Jeanne Says:

    Here’s something really sad– comments from a 12 year old:

    “There is no good 60’s music. It’s not rock.”

    (And she was referring to the Beatles, not John Denver!)

    Where did I go wrong?

  7. preacherman Says:

    I love U2’s version of Helter Skelter from their Rattle & Hum album.

  8. Stoned-Campbell Disciple Says:

    Jeanne I don’t know but something TERRIBLY went wrong … 😉

  9. preacherman Says:

    I think it is so important that we keep their music alive through other bands. Younger generations need to experience the music of this fantastic band. I have heard that Paul is going to go on tour and John Lennons son Julian is also going to be going on tour as well. These are both must see shows.

  10. blogprophet Says:

    while my guitar gently weeps would make my top 10-15 even including the number 1s

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