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I'd have to say "In My Life". The music is just beautiful and I especially enjoy the harpsichord-like solo. Both the vocals and the lyrics are wonderfully bittersweet...

"There are places I'll remember all my life

Though some have changed

Some forever not for better

Some have gone and some remain

All these places had their moments

With lovers and friends I still can recall

Some are dead and some are living

In my life I've loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers

There is no one compares with you

And these mem'ries lose their meaning

When I think of love as something new

Though I know I'll never lose affection

For people and things that went before

I know I'll often stop and think about them

In my life I'll love you more

Though I know I'll never lose affection

For people and things that went before

I know I'll often stop and think about them

In my life I'll love you more

In my life I'll love you more"

... overall an amazing song. :bow:

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Mr. Kite - the 3d sound effects

Don't Let Me Down - John's vocal performance

A Day In The Life - best song ever recorded

Taxman - the drum rolls and lyrics

Let It Be - the whole aura around it

And Your Bird Can Sing - even though John says it doesn't make sense, it is musically great and the harmonies are freaking awesome

I'm Only Sleeping - what alicenchains said and the backward guitars

Tomorrow Never Knows - the drums, vocals and all the sounds

Fixing A Hole - don't know, I just like it a lot

Hello Goodbye - what Old 55 said

I could go on for ever

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Annabelle, I would have post "In my life" if you had not done it before. I see we agree on this basic point!!!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:


She loves you

Please, please me

Across the Universe

While my guitar gently sleeps

A day in the life

Strawberry Fields forever


Sexy sadie

Oh. darling

You won´t see me

Run for your life

... ouf! stop... and many many more!

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from http://www.turnmeondeadman.net/IBP/Walrus.html

about people trying to find clues about Paul's death on I Am The Walrus:

"To look for clues in "I Am the Walrus" is rather ironic, since, according to Pete Shotton, John intended to write a song with nonsensical imagery to confound those who looked for significance in every Beatle lyric. After recalling a grotesque song they used to sing as children, John strung together the most ludicrous imagery he could think of. Shotton recalls that after writing the song, "He turned to me, smiling. 'Let the f_ckers work that one out, Pete.'" [1] Still, this hasn't stopped people from looking for "Paul is dead" clues in the song."

and from http://aboutthebeatles.com/song-i_am_the_walrus.html

"I Am the Walrus" was made up of three distinctly different songs--the first is the beginning of the song, which John was given the idea of by hearing a distant police siren. The second song was about John sitting in his garden at home ("sitting in an English garden..."). The third was a song which was invented after John learned that a teacher was having his students study Beatles songs for meaning. John created the song with nonsense lines such as "elementary penguins", "sitting on a cornflake", and "crabalocker". John later said "Let (the students) work that one out." "I Am the Walrus" is notorious for being one of the first rock songs to use an orchestra. ELO leader and "Free As A Bird" producer Jeff Lynne said that the arrangement of "I Am the Walrus" heavily influenced the sound of his band."

I guess is a little bit of this with some of that just to screw up people trying to find any meanings ::

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The Long And Winding Road...is the only Beatles song that can bring a tear to my eye.For me that makes it the best. :bow:

The Long And Winding Road


The long and winding road that leads to your door,

Will never disappear,

I've seen that road before It always leads me here,

leads me to your door.

The wild and windy night the rain washed away,

Has left a pool of tears crying for the day.

Why leave me standing here, let me know the way

Many times I've been alone and many times I've cried

Anyway you'll never know the many ways I've tried, but

Still they lead me back to the long and winding road

You left me standing here a long, long time ago

Don't leave me waiting here, lead me to you door

Da, da, da, da--

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Can you really choose? The many songs that could be picked are so diverse how can you choose. This coming from a Stones person. But it's true, I can appreciate the Beatles talent, and then there are just sheer numbers to contend with. I don't think there can be a "best".

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