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Subject: Some Girls/Car tunes/Fab song writing
Date: Sunday, May 27, 2012
Time: 10:15:08 PM
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We will have 5 weekly polls running this week, so make sure to remember to vote in all 5 of them!
For week 669 of our Stones poll, the question is: Rate the artwork for the front covers of the Some Girls album. Yep, we return to rating the Stones LP covers this week. Some Girls was one of those Stones albums that had several different covers to it, depending on if you had it on CD, tape, or if you had the early vinyl release, which the Stones had to change because of lawsuits, so it was replaced with a new cover. Yet all of these covers were of the very same design, so no need to vote on all the different covers separately, like we did with Beggar’s Banquet, which had two totally different covers. Now for this poll, when thinking of what cover to rate, just go with the album cover version you dig the most.
To rate the Some Girls LP cover, just click here: Stones Weekly Poll.
In last week’s Stones poll we asked: Tiebreaker Poll: What is the best Acoustic Guitar heard in a Stones song? As it turn out, we came all this way for nothing! You guess it, the final results ended up in another tie between “No Expectations” and “Wild Horses”! If I recall correctly, this is the second time since ’99 that a tiebreaker poll ended in yet another tie. The two songs were tied up all week long; at the end of one day NE would lead by a vote, then the next night it was WH ahead by one. It went that way down to the wire, so I guess that’s the way this one ends up. Two great songs, with the acoustic guitars played by 3 of rock’s best guitarists, and boy do those acoustic guitars sound great on both songs!
To view the full, final results from this Poll, click here .
On to the Classic Rock Poll, where it’s week 311, and time to start another multiple part poll question, which is: What is your favorite Rock Song about Cars? (Part 1 of 3) A poll about cars, or if you prefer, a poll about automobiles. Most people of all ages like their cars very much, and most teenage males far out love their cars. Perhaps this is why so many car songs are out there. Some artists put out a lot of car tunes, like the Beach Boys and Bruce Springsteen. The Stones released a few, too.
I’m not sure why I never dug cars myself, even as a kid I could care less about them and was in no hurry to get a driver’s license, heck, the only reason I did get one was they made going out on dates that much easier. Still, I know a poll question on cars will draw interest, so let’s have a vote on this subject matter. Just keep in mind that the song has to be about a car; there are several songs that talk about riding around - but they never say what in. So those songs will not be voted on, unless we know for sure it’s a car that they are getting around in.
To vote this week’s Car Poll, click here: Classic Rock Poll.
Last week’s Rock question was: What is the best Rock song dealing with murders or murderers? Yes, a totally different question from what is being asked this week. “Midnight Rambler“ by the Stones was the runaway winner and lead in the poll the entire week, ending up with 9% of the vote. “Down By The River” by Neil Young, a song about a guy doing in his lady, placed with 6.8%, and third place was a tie between “Hey Joe” by Jimi Hendrix, a song that was very similar to Young’s song, as far as the lyrics went, and "Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash, both took in 6% of the vote.
You can check out the full, final results from this poll here. Or, view the final top ten results from this poll, and other polls, at the new Top Ten Lists Page, 7.
Now to the Beatles weekly poll, where for week 64, we will run 3 different polls about songwriting. I had planned to run two polls this week to close out the questions on favorite songs written by each Beatle, and then planned to take the top picks from all of these polls and run one final poll next week to see which one was the best of the pack. Then this morning I realized we never ask for the favorite song which the entire band wrote together. There are only four such songs to list, and since I didn’t wish to run this question next week, it will run this week, too. So the first poll question is: What is your favorite Beatles song written by George Harrison? George wrote 24 songs that were recorded by the Fabs. A few of them were as well received as the Lennon and McCartney songs were, especially the ones he wrote in the late ’60s….. The second poll question asks: Of the two Beatle songs written by Ringo Starr, which one is your favorite? Ringo wrote only two songs while in the Beatles, but they were two good ones, “Don't Pass Me By”, and “Octopus's Garden”…. And finally, the third poll question is: Of the four Beatles songs written by the entire group, which one is your favorite? Yes, only four such songs exist. Two of them everybody knows, ‘Dig It”, with the lyrics coming mainly from Lennon, which he made up as the band played on - for a 15-minute jam, while recording the song. An excellent song ruined when it showed up on the Let it Be album edited down to only 51-seconds! Stupid move and an even stupider move was to not include it at all on the Let it Be Naked re-release. They should have included the entire version on there if anything, but instead, Paul just removed it. If you never heard the entire, cool 15-minute version, go to Youtube, it’s up there.
The next tune, which you also should know, is “Flying”, the fine instrumental from Magical Mystery Tour. The last two, unless you’re a Beatle’s freak, you may not know at all. “12-Bar Original” is another instrumental which was recorded in 1965, but not released until ’96. Not bad, a nice jam, if you never heard it before, here is a link at YouTube so you can hear it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0iApf-p0AM. … The last song is ”Christmas Time (Is Here Again)”, at first only released to the Beatles fan club members, then released as a B side to “Free as a Bird” many years later. Lennon plays the drums on this ditty, and all four of them sing. To be fair to this song, here is a YouTube link to it, since most don’t know it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovX5bcIxTQ8. But you really only need to listen to the first two minutes of this one and well, you heard the rest, as there’s not too much more different lyrics to this one. This song repeats the main lyrics over and over and over – perhaps more than any other song out there.
So okay, to vote in all 3 Beatle polls, just click here: Beatles Weekly Poll. When you get to the poll page, you will need to click on the 3 separate links you see there to vote in each poll.
In last week’s Beatle’s poll, we asked: Of the Beatle songs written together by Lennon and McCartney which one is your favorite? Talk about a very close poll! Only 3 votes separated the top 5 songs. The top pick, by one lone vote, was “I Want to Hold Your Hand” at 10.3%, with a tie for second between “Eight Days a Week” and “We Can Work It Out”, both receiving 10% of the vote.
To check out the full, final results from this Beatle poll, click this link here. The final top results will also show up on this new Beatles List page: http://www.keno.org/john_lennon/beatle_song_writing.htm..
Remember, we got 5 new polls to vote in this week, and thanks to all of you who vote in our polls each week! Final results are showing that more and more of you are voting and joining in with each new week!
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