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Best Beatles song that never was a single


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Initial post: Aug 15, 2007 7:35:19 AM PDT
I would have to say right off the top of my head, "And Your Bird Can Sing." They always say that McCartney was the catchy melody writer and Lennon was the word man, but this is just one example of John writing a real toe tapper. And if you don't have the Anthology c.d.'s there is an early take of this on the Volume 2 set that is hilarious. John and Paul falling out while trying to lay down the backing vocals.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 15, 2007 8:00:27 AM PDT
Good choice. It's a very adult song. How about "It's For You"?? It's a fabulous Lennon/McCartney composition, but as far as I know the Beatles themselves never recorded it. I first heard it on "Three Dog Night Captured Live at the Forum."

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 15, 2007 8:02:12 AM PDT
ImEzekiel65 says:
A favorite Beatles non-single that comes to my mind would be "Fixing A Hole" from "Sgt. Pepper". At least I don't think it was a single.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 17, 2007 5:01:31 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 17, 2007 5:02:40 AM PDT
raja99 says:
"Fixing a Hole"? You've got to be kidding!!!

How about:

"While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
"Dear Prudence"
"Oh, Darling"
"This Boy"
"Norwegian Wood"
"All I've Gotta Do"
"Girl"
"Here, There and Everywhere" - the best ballad they ever made
"I Should Have Known Better"
"Things We Said Today"
"I'm a Loser"
"Happiness Is a Warm Gun"
"Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey"
"Getting Better"
"With a Little Help From My Friends"

Just to name a few.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 17, 2007 2:39:11 PM PDT
Blamstermash says:
A Day in the Life

At least I'm fairly sure.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 17, 2007 3:20:00 PM PDT
Mr.Hardy says:
I agree with "Things We Said Today"....would've made an excellent 45..what a beautiful song that anyone could relate to.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 17, 2007 3:26:05 PM PDT
Iceblossom says:
As I recall, Fool on the Hill -- despite being on the radio all the time -- was not released as a single.

I was born in 1960 and while I was aware of the "I want to hold your hand" era Beatles, it was not until Fool on the Hill that I really became aware of the Beatles as being part of my musical tastes.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 17, 2007 3:38:31 PM PDT
The Rocker says:
It must be Here there and everywhere

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 17, 2007 3:53:04 PM PDT
Chordstrike says:
(AMAZON OFFICIAL)
These are all good choices--"Across the Universe" and "It's All Too Much" come to mind, too, from the latter years. "It Won't Be Long" from the early years, as well. What about "Drive My Car"--that wasn't a single in the UK, was it? And "In My Life"....so many of the Beatles' songs could have made great singles. ~Ben Lukoff, Amazon Music

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 17, 2007 8:34:17 PM PDT
my choices are "For No one", and "Yes It Is".

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 17, 2007 8:55:45 PM PDT
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Everyone seems to be forgeting "Two of Us" This is a great sing along, and you get the all too rare Lennon-McCartney co-lead vocal.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 17, 2007 9:00:05 PM PDT
One of my favourite non-singles would have to be "Why don't we do it in the road". It's just raw and bluesy.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 18, 2007 7:10:36 AM PDT
The Walrus says:
"Yes It Is" was the flip side of "Ticket To Ride"

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 18, 2007 7:12:44 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 19, 2007 6:57:50 PM PDT
The Walrus says:
Very tough question...there is so much to choose from...and my answer would/could change at anytime...right at this moment, I would have to say "I Want You {she's so heavy}"..."Oh! Darling"...

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 18, 2007 7:32:12 AM PDT
A. Pacheco says:
was rocky racoon a single? it's fantastic

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 18, 2007 9:57:31 AM PDT
ALEX CANTU says:
I absolutely agree with Jeffrey Frajman. "For no one" is a great chioce. I love "Here, there and everywhere" too.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 19, 2007 5:22:52 PM PDT
When it comes right down to it most any Beatles song could have ruled the charts could'nt they? Actually Pauls most famous and covered song (Yesterday) was never released as a single.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 19, 2007 5:42:34 PM PDT
The Walrus says:
"Yesterday" was released as a single in September '65..."Act Naturally" was the B-side...

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 19, 2007 5:51:02 PM PDT
My vote goes to "I'll Follow the Sun" and "I'll Be Back" from the the American Beatle's '65 album or from the "Beatles For Sale" and the "Hard Day's Night" cds respectfully. Plus anything from "Rubber Soul".

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 19, 2007 6:05:20 PM PDT
Wayne Klein says:
Well the underrated gem "Hey Bulldog" would have been perfect as a single. Catchy piano riff at the beginning and lunacy at the end. What more could you want from a Beatles single?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 19, 2007 6:06:05 PM PDT
Wayne Klein says:
Yesterday was released as a single in the U.S. but not in the U.K.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 19, 2007 6:12:08 PM PDT
R. Canovi says:
It was the B-side of Sgt. Pepper in a re-release on CD single in the 80's.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 19, 2007 6:55:32 PM PDT
The Walrus says:
"Yesterday" was released in the U.K. as a single on the Parlophone label in Februrary '76..."I Should Have Known Better" was the B-side...

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 20, 2007 2:58:58 PM PDT
Well that would have to be "The Long and Winding Road"

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 20, 2007 4:46:06 PM PDT
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