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View Poll Results: Paul's Masterpiece With The Beatles is...
Hey Jude 14 28.57%
Let It Be 8 16.33%
Yesterday 6 12.24%
Eleanor Rigby 5 10.20%
For No One 4 8.16%
Blackbird 1 2.04%
Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End 3 6.12%
Penny Lane 5 10.20%
I Saw Her Standing There 1 2.04%
Other (Please post what the 'Other' is 2 4.08%
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Old Feb 17, 2005, 03:02 PM   #21
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"Let it be".

(although I prefer "Michelle...")

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Old Feb 17, 2005, 10:02 PM   #22
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Itīs hard to pick just one, but I choose Hey Jude. Probably the best rock anthem ever written.
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Old Feb 18, 2005, 03:33 PM   #23
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Today, I had to choose "Other" because I think "Here, There and Everywhere" is the penultimate Paul-written song with the Beatles. It's absolute perfection--beautiful in every way. "Hey Jude" runs a very close second.
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Old Feb 19, 2005, 06:24 AM   #24
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Ahh! Hard... Brain... Exploding...! Wah. xD Ok... I can't decide between Let It Be and Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End.
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Old Feb 20, 2005, 09:35 AM   #25
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I think you know which one I chose.
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Old Feb 20, 2005, 09:46 AM   #26
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The brillancy of the lyrics, the simplicity of the arrangement, the passion in the singing... "Hey Jude", no questions asked.
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Old Feb 27, 2005, 11:46 AM   #27
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I can't make a vote for this one. I would probably say Let it Be, but it's hard to chose it over such songs as Hey Jude, Yesterday, and Blackbird.
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Old May 01, 2012, 10:32 AM   #28
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I couldn't vote because I can't pick between Yesterday or Eleanor Rigby.
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Old May 02, 2012, 02:56 PM   #29
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I absolutely marvel at Penny Lane. It's perhaps the most perfect pop song. I loved it the first time I heard it and never get tired of it. I recently learned how to perform the song and just feel absolute elation while playing it. Wonderful is not enough adjective to describe that song. It's pretty hard to place anything over Yesterday. That was, imo, a benchmark in songwriting. A 24 yr old kid wrote that? Really?
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Old Jun 06, 2012, 04:04 PM   #30
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It was either the melody or Hey Jude. Decided to go with my first choice- wish the polls had an pick more than one option button. Would save me from having pulling my hair out of my skull for making a difficult choice
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Old Jun 22, 2012, 09:23 AM   #31
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I'll gladly be in the bottom % and say Penny Lane. Technically, it blows all the others out of the water. The key change/drop of 1 step for the chorus is fantastic.
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Old Jun 22, 2012, 09:36 AM   #32
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Well, this seems an unlikely choice for me to make, but I think that "Penny Lane" best displays Paul's musical genius. It's a little story, which is great. It's a little avant garde, which I think is cool cause he enjoyed that stuff so much. The tune is catchy and great in itself. His ideas for the instrumentation on it are wonderful... who thinks to put a piccolo trumpet on a rock song? And they way that he wrote what the piccolo trumpet played? Great. Great, great, great, great, great.
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It's pretty hard to place anything over Yesterday. That was, imo, a benchmark in songwriting. A 24 yr old kid wrote that? Really?
Actually, didn't Paul originally "dream" it in late '63? He was but a lad of 21!

Although I do have a special penchant for Yesterday, I think that Paul wrote several masterpieces (as did John and George) and I can't vote for just one. Like in the John thread, though, I'd like to add for consideration one of my favorite Paul songs that I feel never quite gets its due:

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Old Jul 04, 2012, 11:20 AM   #34
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"Things We Said Today" is my favorite Beatles song, even though I typically prefer the later stuff, and during the Beatles period at least, I tend to like John's songs the most. It's one of Paul's most impressive lyrics ever and I love the intensity of the guitars. Great pick, Maia.

For the poll I picked "Yesterday" even though it's never really been a favorite of mine personally. But it's overplayed for a reason; objectively it is a benchmark in the history of pop songwriting.
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Old Jul 15, 2012, 09:30 AM   #35
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I think Chris Carter of Breakfast with the Beatles (So Cal version) must read this forum. This morning he played Things We Said Today and said that he just recently realized what a great song it is and that it is now currently his fave. I'd like to think it was my influence...
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 06:32 AM   #36
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I voted "Eleanor Rigby", though I hesitated with "Penny Lane", which is maybe a bit more catchy.

But "Eleanor Rigby" just stands out to me

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I voted "Eleanor Rigby", though I hesitated with "Penny Lane", which is maybe a bit more catchy.

But "Eleanor Rigby" just stands out to me

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I heard the Maroon 5 singer perform Yesterday on Howard Stern recently. It was awful. He ckearly doesn't get the song. Poor phrasing, subtle missed lyrics (I said something's wrong), over singing, etc. More reason I'm convinced how great Paul's version is. You can't just do this song. His vision and execution is flawless.
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 05:21 PM   #39
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"Hey Jude" definitely --- but a good second choice for me would be one that's not on the list: "And I Love Her"
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Eleanor Rigby.
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