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Old Jan 04, 2010, 04:39 AM   #21
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In this case, I choose If I Needed Someone as recently I was very memorable of his melody.

PS In general, it was necessary to arrange this poll so as to select some of the best songs of George.

PPS All are good in their own way.
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Old Jan 04, 2010, 05:30 AM   #22
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It is not easy, it depends on the day I may go for If I needed someone or Within you without you. I absolutely love ALL Beatle songs written by George ( whilst I do not absolutely love all the Len-Mac ones, but that's logical as they are far much more). Anyway, just to choose one i'll go for If I needed someone as it's older and therefore he wrote it younger, which adds more merit
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Old Jan 04, 2010, 05:52 AM   #23
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My voice is for "Got My Mind Set On You" as George's post-beatles song.
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Old Jan 04, 2010, 07:12 AM   #24
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It is impossible for me to name one...

I Want To Tell You
The Inner Light
Think For Yourself
Within You Without You
I Me Mine
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Old Jan 04, 2010, 02:06 PM   #25
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Don't Bother Me
For You Blue
I Me Mine
I Need You
I Want To Tell You (my personal favorite Beatle song by George)
If I Needed Someone
It's All Too Much
Old Brown Shoe
Only A Northern Song
Piggies
Taxman
The Inner Light
Think For Yourself
Within You Without You
You Like Me Too Much

George's sexy voice on his cover of John's "Do You Want to Know a Secret" and I just LOVE "I'm Happy Just to Dance With You," which George made into his song!
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Old Jan 04, 2010, 08:02 PM   #26
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It is impossible to have a favorite Beatles song, as there are too many great ones that come from such different eras. It's particularly difficult to nail-down a favorite Lennon/McCartney Beatles song.

On the other hand... since George had relatively few Beatles songs, and he didn't start getting really good at writing until 1966-ish, it's not that hard to pick a favorite or two from him.

Post-Beatles George? Yeah, that's a tall order.
good point, but i believe that George's music speaks for itself. so many of those songs just leave me on the floor, so, as i said, it's impossible to choose.

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Old Jan 05, 2010, 04:40 PM   #27
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Long, Long, Long is my favorite as I love the subject matter he wrote about too. :-D
You go, George!!!
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Old Jan 06, 2010, 05:26 AM   #28
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If I'm just picking three... Don't Bother Me, If I Needed Someone, & Taxman, in no particular order.
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Old Jan 07, 2010, 03:03 AM   #29
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I thougt of starting a topic asking you wich is your favourite Beatles song written (only) by George.

Then I realized that most probably you would answer or Something, or Here Comes The Sun or While My Guitar Gently Weeps.

So, to make things a little bit more interesting, the question is: excluding the songs mentioned above wich Beatles song composed by George you like the most?

And those are:

Blue Jay Way
Don't Bother Me
For You Blue
I Me Mine
I Need You
I Want To Tell You
If I Needed Someone
It's All Too Much
Long, Long, Long
Love You To
Old Brown Shoe
Only A Northern Song
Piggies
Savoy Truffle
Taxman
The Inner Light
Think For Yourself
Within You Without You
You Like Me Too Much

Que complicado de escolher!!! (hard to choose)


Well, I like ALL of George's songs, except:

Piggies, Old Brown Shoe...
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Old Jan 09, 2010, 06:35 AM   #30
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I can think of some more:

Dont Bother Me
Inner Light
Long Long Long
Savoy Truffle
Piggies
I Want to Tell You
If i Needed Someone
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Old Jan 23, 2010, 03:52 PM   #31
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Oh, gee, this is hard...... it's gotta be I Need You
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Old Jan 24, 2010, 12:42 AM   #32
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Within You Without You, regardless of the "big three"
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Definitely Savoy Truffle. I think that song is severely underrated.
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Old Feb 07, 2010, 10:01 AM   #34
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Well, besides the three "big ones", I have a hard time choosing between I Want To Tell You, Savoy Truffle and I Me Mine. Hmm, maybe I'll go with Savoy Truffle. I love the saxophones on it. :)
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Old Mar 04, 2010, 07:28 AM   #35
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i thought he also did "im happy just to dance with you"? i love that song...

but from his i would say blue jay way, i need you or you like me too much. the reason is i dont know all the lyrics to the others. dont kill me! aah!! i know its a crime!

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Old Mar 04, 2010, 08:57 AM   #36
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i thought he also did "im happy just to dance with you"? i love that song...
George sang it, but it's a John song.
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I want to revise my choice. I've been listening to Revolver like crazy lately, and I'm lovin' I Want to Tell You.
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Old Mar 04, 2010, 01:26 PM   #38
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Old Brown Shoe would be my number one. The song's like an addiction for me.

And the silver medal goes to, "Within You Within You".
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Old Mar 04, 2010, 07:35 PM   #39
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"It's All Too Much"!

"Think for Yourself" is my runner-up.
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Old Mar 09, 2010, 01:17 PM   #40
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The reason why it's so hard to pick a single favourite "other" George song is because they are so disparate.
There's almost no connection at all between a song like 'Taxman' and 'Love You To' but each of them has enormous merit.
The degree to which I enjoy either one just depends on what mood I'm in.
WYWY truly is a substantial piece which demands attentive listening to appreciate its quality - it's hardly pop music at all and it was one of the most musically and lyrically ambitious tracks that the Beatles had ever attempted at that time.
(Similarly, 'It's All Too Much', 'Love You To' and 'The Inner Light' are very adventurous pieces that don't seem to have been aimed at the mainstream at all.)

The two that I most enjoy playing myself on either guitar or piano are 'I Me Mine' and 'Taxman' so I'll give the nod to 'IMM' because it is entirely George's own work whereas John made a few uncredited contributions to 'Taxman'.

But in all honesty, I think George's solo work is far, far superior to most of his Beatles output (with the obvious three exceptions.) 'Blow Away', 'Give Me Love', 'Learning How To Love You', 'Your Love Is Forever', 'When We Was Fab', 'Any Road', 'Isn't It A Pity?', 'What Is Life?', 'Be Here Now' -- I'd far rather listen to any of these than most of his Beatles songs.

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