On a Beatles Meme

Laying in bed this morning, staring at the ceiling, I realized something. Something very profound. And then I lost it.

No, just kidding! ;)

What I realized is that while I’ve seen a fair number of music-based memes passed around the LJ-blogosphere, I’ve not seen a Beatles-specific music meme. The Beatles are so… big that there’s an obvious need for one. If you like the Beatles, that is. :)

So, here we go. A bunch of questions about the Beatles, with hopefully none requiring a geek-like knowledge of the Fab Four!

  1. Favorite Beatle as a Beatle:
  2. Favorite Beatle as a solo performer:
  3. First memory of the Beatles?
  4. First Beatles album you bought?
  5. Number of Beatles albums owned (approximations are okay):
  6. Number of solo Beatles albums owned (approximations are okay):
  7. Favorite Beatles album:
  8. Least favorite Beatles album:
  9. Favorite Beatles song:
  10. Favorite obscure Beatles song:
  11. Least favorite Beatles song:
  12. Favorite solo Beatles album:
  13. Favorite cover by the Beatles:
  14. Favorite cover by the solo Beatles:
  15. Favorite cover of the Beatles:
  16. Favorite cover of the solo Beatles:
  17. Favorite Beatles movie:
  18. “Strawberry Fields Forever” or “Penny Lane”?
  19. “Hey, Jude” or “Revolution”?
  20. “Something” or “Come Together”?
  21. “Free as a Bird” or “Real Love”?
  22. Best Beatles song by John Lennon:
  23. Best solo song by John Lennon:
  24. Best Beatles song by Paul McCartney:
  25. Best solo song by Paul McCartney:
  26. Best Beatles song by George Harrison:
  27. Best solo song by George Harrison:
  28. Best song by Ringo Starr:

Take this brother, may it serve you well. :)

My answers, naturally?

  1. Favorite Beatle as a Beatle:
    I don’t have one. Sometimes I think George’s guitar work is amazing. Sometimes I think Paul’s harmonies are perfect. Sometimes I think Ringo’s drumwork is definitive. Sometimes I think John’s lyrics are mesmerizing. But there’s no one Beatle I can place above the other three and point to and say, “That one’s my favorite.” It’s just not possible.
  2. Favorite Beatle as a solo performer:
    Probably George Harrison. I listen to his solo work more than John’s or Ringo’s. And definitely more than Paul’s.
  3. First memory of the Beatles?
    WTTG used to show A Hard Day’s Night about once a month when I was a kid. I didn’t know who the Beatles were. But I remember the movie.
  4. First Beatles album you bought?
    Past Masters Volume 2.
  5. Number of Beatles albums owned (approximations are okay):
    Thirty-five.
  6. Number of solo Beatles albums owned (approximations are okay):
    Approximately sixty. I’m not going to go count.
  7. Favorite Beatles album:
    Revolver.
  8. Least favorite Beatles album:
    Please Please Me. I know, it’s their first. It’s also the one I listen to least.
  9. Favorite Beatles song:
    “Let It Be.”
  10. Favorite obscure Beatles song:
    “Cry Baby Cry” on “The White Album.” I love this song with its surrealistic, Lewis Carroll-like lyric, but it’s not one that’s ever played on the radio. It’s just an obscure album track as “The White Album” is about to barrel into “Revolution #9.”
  11. Least favorite Beatles song:
    No clue, really. I think most people would answer this with, “Y’know, that noise collage they did” (that being “Revolution #9”), yet I like “Revolution #9.” It’d be something from their early work that didn’t “click” with me.
  12. Favorite solo Beatles album:
    George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass.
  13. Favorite cover by the Beatles:
    “Twist and Shout.”
  14. Favorite cover by the solo Beatles:
    John’s “Stand By Me.”
  15. Favorite cover of the Beatles:
    Elton John’s “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds.”
  16. Favorite cover of the solo Beatles:
    Guns N Roses’ “Live and Let Die.”
  17. Favorite Beatles movie:
    A Hard Day’s Night.
  18. “Strawberry Fields Forever” or “Penny Lane”?
    “Strawberry Fields Forver.”
  19. “Hey, Jude” or “Revolution”?
    “Hey, Jude.” I “got” the song last year, in ways I’d never gotten it before.
  20. “Something” or “Come Together”?
    “Come Together.”
  21. “Free as a Bird” or “Real Love”?
    “Real Love.”
  22. Best Beatles song by John Lennon:
    “A Day in the Life” (though I should note that Paul wrote the middle)
  23. Best solo song by John Lennon:
    “#9 Dream.”
  24. Best Beatles song by Paul McCartney:
    “The Long and Winding Road.”
  25. Best solo song by Paul McCartney:
    “Maybe I’m Amazed.”
  26. Best Beatles song by George Harrison:
    “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”
  27. Best solo song by George Harrison:
    “What Is Life?”
  28. Best song by Ringo Starr:
    “Photograph.”

7 thoughts on “On a Beatles Meme

  1. Favorite Beatle as a Beatle: Paul McCartney
    Favorite Beatle as a solo performer: Paul McCartney
    First memory of the Beatles? My mothers All my Loving EP
    First Beatles album you bought? ROck n Roll Music 2
    Number of Beatles albums owned (approximations are okay): 30ish
    Number of solo Beatles albums owned 50ish(approximations are okay):
    Favorite Beatles album: Abbey Rd
    Least favorite Beatles album: With The Beatles
    Favorite Beatles song: There isnt one
    Favorite obscure Beatles song: PS I Love YOu
    Least favorite Beatles song:Revolution 9
    Favorite solo Beatles album: Tug OF WAr
    Favorite cover by the Beatles: Long Tall Sally
    Favorite cover by the solo Beatles: I Got Stung – Macca
    Favorite cover of the Beatles: Standing There by the Redbeareds from texas
    Favorite cover of the solo Beatles: isnt one
    Favorite Beatles movie: A Hard Days Night
    “Strawberry Fields Forever” or “Penny Lane”? Penny Lane
    “Hey, Jude” or “Revolution”? Hey Jude
    “Something” or “Come Together”? Something
    “Free as a Bird” or “Real Love”? Free As A Bird
    Best Beatles song by John Lennon: In My Life
    Best solo song by John Lennon: Watching The Wheels
    Best Beatles song by Paul McCartney: Theres too many to choose
    Best solo song by Paul McCartney: Again…too many to choose
    Best Beatles song by George Harrison: While My Guitar
    Best solo song by George Harrison: Art Of Dying
    Best song by Ringo Starr:Octopus Garden

  2. Favorite Beatle as a Beatle: Paul McCartney
    Favorite Beatle as a solo performer: Paul McCartney
    First memory of the Beatles? My mothers All my Loving EP
    First Beatles album you bought? ROck n Roll Music 2
    Number of Beatles albums owned (approximations are okay): 30ish
    Number of solo Beatles albums owned 50ish(approximations are okay):
    Favorite Beatles album: Abbey Rd
    Least favorite Beatles album: With The Beatles
    Favorite Beatles song: There isnt one
    Favorite obscure Beatles song: PS I Love YOu
    Least favorite Beatles song:Revolution 9
    Favorite solo Beatles album: Tug OF WAr
    Favorite cover by the Beatles: Long Tall Sally
    Favorite cover by the solo Beatles: I Got Stung – Macca
    Favorite cover of the Beatles: Standing There by the Redbeareds from texas
    Favorite cover of the solo Beatles: isnt one
    Favorite Beatles movie: A Hard Days Night
    “Strawberry Fields Forever” or “Penny Lane”? Penny Lane
    “Hey, Jude” or “Revolution”? Hey Jude
    “Something” or “Come Together”? Something
    “Free as a Bird” or “Real Love”? Free As A Bird
    Best Beatles song by John Lennon: In My Life
    Best solo song by John Lennon: Watching The Wheels
    Best Beatles song by Paul McCartney: Theres too many to choose
    Best solo song by Paul McCartney: Again…too many to choose
    Best Beatles song by George Harrison: While My Guitar
    Best solo song by George Harrison: Art Of Dying
    Best song by Ringo Starr:Octopus Garden

  3. Favorite Beatle as a Beatle: Paul McCartney
    Favorite Beatle as a solo performer: Paul McCartney
    First memory of the Beatles? My mothers All my Loving EP
    First Beatles album you bought? ROck n Roll Music 2
    Number of Beatles albums owned (approximations are okay): 30ish
    Number of solo Beatles albums owned 50ish(approximations are okay):
    Favorite Beatles album: Abbey Rd
    Least favorite Beatles album: With The Beatles
    Favorite Beatles song: There isnt one
    Favorite obscure Beatles song: PS I Love YOu
    Least favorite Beatles song:Revolution 9
    Favorite solo Beatles album: Tug OF WAr
    Favorite cover by the Beatles: Long Tall Sally
    Favorite cover by the solo Beatles: I Got Stung – Macca
    Favorite cover of the Beatles: Standing There by the Redbeareds from texas
    Favorite cover of the solo Beatles: isnt one
    Favorite Beatles movie: A Hard Days Night
    “Strawberry Fields Forever” or “Penny Lane”? Penny Lane
    “Hey, Jude” or “Revolution”? Hey Jude
    “Something” or “Come Together”? Something
    “Free as a Bird” or “Real Love”? Free As A Bird
    Best Beatles song by John Lennon: In My Life
    Best solo song by John Lennon: Watching The Wheels
    Best Beatles song by Paul McCartney: Theres too many to choose
    Best solo song by Paul McCartney: Again…too many to choose
    Best Beatles song by George Harrison: While My Guitar
    Best solo song by George Harrison: Art Of Dying
    Best song by Ringo Starr:Octopus Garden

  4. Fun questions, the great thing about the beatles is that if i answered these questions again tomorrow, probably all the answers would be different. There’s just so much awesome.

    Favorite Beatle as a Beatle: John Lennon
    Favorite Beatle as a solo performer: Paul
    First memory of the Beatles? watching the strawberry fields promo video.
    First Beatles album you bought? sgt. pepper.
    Number of Beatles albums owned (approximations are okay): 40ish
    Number of solo Beatles albums owned: 20ish(approximations are okay):
    Favorite Beatles album: changes every once in a while, but i’ll say the white album
    Least favorite Beatles album: Let it be
    Favorite Beatles song: dear prudence
    Favorite obscure Beatles song: good morning,good morning
    Least favorite Beatles song:Revolution 9
    Favorite solo Beatles album: imagine
    Favorite cover by the Beatles: devil in her heart
    Favorite cover by the solo Beatles: got my mind set on you
    Favorite cover of the Beatles: can’t think of one..
    Favorite cover of the solo Beatles: elliot smith, jealous guy
    Favorite Beatles movie: A Hard Days Night
    “Strawberry Fields Forever” or “Penny Lane”? strawberry fields
    “Hey, Jude” or “Revolution”? revolution
    “Something” or “Come Together”? come together
    “Free as a Bird” or “Real Love”? real love
    Best Beatles song by John Lennon: i am the walrus
    Best solo song by John Lennon: oh my love
    Best Beatles song by Paul McCartney: eleanor rigby
    Best solo song by Paul McCartney: maybe i’m amazed
    Best Beatles song by George Harrison: something
    Best solo song by George Harrison: apple scruffs
    Best song by Ringo Starr:don’t pass me by
    Best solo by Ringo Starr: it don’t come easy

  5. 1. Favorite Beatle as a Beatle: George
    2. Favorite Beatle as a solo performer: All have their moments, but probably have to say John
    3. First memory of the Beatles? Listening to Sgt Peppers on my dad’s reel to reel when I was 4.
    4. First Beatles album you bought? Abbey Road on CD
    5. Number of Beatles albums owned (approximations are okay): I’ve got ’em all
    6. Number of solo Beatles albums owned (approximations are okay): 12 counting hits compilations
    7. Favorite Beatles album: Tie betw. Abbey Road and Revolver
    8. Least favorite Beatles album: Magical Mystery Tour
    9. Favorite Beatles song: Get Back
    10. Favorite obscure Beatles song: Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except For Me and My Monkey or Hey Bulldog
    11. Least favorite Beatles song: Hands down, Revolution 9
    12. Favorite solo Beatles album: Imagine is probably the best, but I’ve spent more time listening to Cloud 9 than any other (hey, it was popular when I got my first CD player, and didn’t have much else to choose from)
    13. Favorite cover by the Beatles: Rock N Roll Music
    14. Favorite cover by the solo Beatles: Stand By Me (lennon)
    15. Favorite cover of the Beatles: Newly discovered – Bettye LaVette – The Word. Also love Two of us by M Penn and Aimee Mann
    16. Favorite cover of the solo Beatles: #9 Dream – REM
    17. Favorite Beatles movie: Hard Days Night
    18. “Strawberry Fields Forever” or “Penny Lane”? Penny Lane
    19. “Hey, Jude” or “Revolution”? Revolution
    20. “Something” or “Come Together”? Something
    21. “Free as a Bird” or “Real Love”? Real Love
    22. Best Beatles song by John Lennon: Hey Bulldog
    23. Best solo song by John Lennon: Watching the Wheels
    24. Best Beatles song by Paul McCartney: Get Back
    25. Best solo song by Paul McCartney:Live and Let Die
    26. Best Beatles song by George Harrison: I Need You
    27. Best solo song by George Harrison: Wah Wah
    28. Best song by Ringo Starr: It Don’t Come Easy

  6. 1.Favorite Beatle as a Beatle: Paul
    2.Favorite Beatle as a solo performer: George
    3.First memory of the Beatles? Listening to them on the radio
    4.First Beatles album you bought? The White Album
    5.Number of Beatles albums owned (approximations are okay): 4
    6.Number of solo Beatles albums owned (approximations are okay): 3
    7.Favorite Beatles album: Abbey Road
    8.Least favorite Beatles album: Let It Be
    9.Favorite Beatles song: Something
    10.Favorite obscure Beatles song: I’ll Follow the Sun
    11.Least favorite Beatles song: Don’t Pass Me By
    12.Favorite solo Beatles album: Plastic Ono Band
    13.Favorite cover by the Beatles: Matchbox
    14.Favorite cover by the solo Beatles: Slippin’ and Slidin’
    15.Favorite cover of the Beatles: None. They just can’t compete.
    16.Favorite cover of the solo Beatles: Same as above.
    17.Favorite Beatles movie: A Hard Day’s Night
    18.“Strawberry Fields Forever” or “Penny Lane”? Penny Lane
    19.“Hey, Jude” or “Revolution”? Revolution
    20.“Something” or “Come Together”? Something
    21.“Free as a Bird” or “Real Love”? Free as a bird
    22.Best Beatles song by John Lennon: Happiness is a Warm Gun
    23.Best solo song by John Lennon: Well Well Well
    24.Best Beatles song by Paul McCartney: Blackbird
    25.Best solo song by Paul McCartney: Band on the Run
    26.Best Beatles song by George Harrison: Something
    27.Best solo song by George Harrison: Wah-Wah
    28.Best song by Ringo Starr: It Don’t Come Easy

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