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by Tony Dyer (subscribe)
I've made it to my life's goal - the old age pension. Now I write for fun. Hope you enjoy reading.
Published September 5th 2014
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Morning Coffee with The Beatles

Yes, yes, I know, I shouldn't use the term, 'most favourite'. If it's a 'favourite' it's the thing you like most above all others. When something is a 'favourite' it cannot be more or less of a favourite because then it would not be a favourite it would be something else.

Clearly, rules of grammar must apply wherever the English language is used. But times change and sometimes rules need to change. Obviously, to me anyway, this rule governing the word 'favourite' came about before the 1960s and the advent of The Beatles. Since then the rule cannot apply in specific cases.

I believe adding intensifiers such as 'more' and 'most' is necessary when favourites take over as the norm and are no longer the exception. It's simple really, with Beatles' songs everything is a favourite and, as human nature will direct, some will become 'more favourite' and, in the end, there will be a 'most favourite' which, by definition, is actually your favourite but it's impossible to just ignore all the others because they are still favourites too.

So while saying a song is your 'most favourite' is grammatically incorrect the use of the expression has become a necessary breach of the rules forced on us specifically by The Beatles.

Now that we have that all cleared up, let's get started and try to answer the question.

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With the one exception being the track titled Revolution No 9 on the double White Album, I have never heard a Beatles' song that wasn't a favourite. But then, as explained above, some Beatles' songs have eventually become 'more favourite' than others. So I intend to discuss this as a help for you to reach your decision about which is your 'most favourite' Beatles' song.

Coming in first for me, because it was the first I ever heard, I nominate She Loves You as one that's a 'more favourite'. This is the song that started it all for me and, no doubt, trillions of other people. I even rate it with the German version, Sie Leibt Dich.

Once you have the writing bug, one Beatles' song that becomes a 'more favourite' is Paperback Writer on the Past Masters, Volume 2 album. Strangely enough this was always rated highly even before I got my calling to try and write.

George is probably my 'most favourite' Beatle especially once he became an ex-Beatle. I really enjoy his solo music. In that vein I have his song, Taxman from the Revolver album among my 'more favourites'. If you get a chance have a listen to the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughn's version of this song fantastic!

Maybe because I was learning to drive at the time it came out, the song Drive My Car has always stuck with me as more than a plain favourite. There are several others on the Rubber Soul album that could rate equally but I have to start drawing a line somewhere.

Get Back is a 'more favourite' song, if for no other reason than that fantastic video of them on the roof of the Apple Studios. It came out on the Let It Be album in the twilight of this glorious period in music.

Said to be the most creative album of its time, Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has provided me with two 'more favourites'. The first is With a Little Help from My Friends. I chose this one because it's sung by Ringo and I like Ringo it's also an extraordinary song. No doubt you've also heard Joe Cocker's version; goes to show, you just can't kill a Beatle's song!

The other 'more favourite' on this album is, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. Said to be a reference to drugs or something pure piffle, those boys wouldn't have been into any of that!

Having already bagged Revolution No 9, two of my 'more favourite' Beatles' songs are the two versions of Revolution. The version on the White Album has a funky beat and is equally as good as the version released as a single which is far more up-beat.

Of course my most, 'more favourite' from the White Album has to be George's, While My Guitar Gently Weeps. Nothing needs to be said about why that song would be anybody's favourite it is so very close to 'most favourite'.

Well, we finally get onto the last leg of this odyssey as we talk about my 'most favourite' Beatles' album Abbey Road. This album produced a plethora of favourites, 'more favourites' and my 'most favourite'. When I was at school I used to take my Abbey Road album over to my mate's place every Friday night and we'd share a bottle of Coke and listen to it over and over; ah, sweet memories.

Two of the album's songs, Come Together and Oh! Darling are in at the top of my list. But we can only have one 'most favourite' (unless we change the rules again!) and my 'most favourite' Beatles' song is George's Something. I'm not really a soppy love-song type of guy but I just love this song. It's said even Frank Sinatra rated it as the best love song ever written.

Well, there you have it. My answer to the question is Something. What do you say is your 'most favourite' Beatles' song?
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The strange thing for me about the Beatles is, while I love their songs, I actually prefer them sung by other music artists. The one exception to that is 'Help!', so I guess for that reason, that would be my favourite.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12050) 1500 days ago
Two most faves (can't be separated) are "Oh! Darling" and "In My Life". The Beatles music will be around forever.
by dimin (score: 1|20) 1494 days ago
Not A Second Time from thier second album With The Beatles 1964
by vinyl (score: 1|11) 1502 days ago
Hey Jude
by matto (score: 0|2) 1502 days ago

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