Song of the Day

Its Beatles week at My Kids Family again!  Yay!  This week I am going to pick some favorites from the album The Beatles which is more commonly known as “The While Album.”  This album is very significant in history of The Beatles.  First off, it is the best selling Beatles album and the 10th best selling album in the US.  It is during the White Album sessions that the group begins to fracture leading to the breakup of the group in 1970.

The Beatles did some of their best work on this album, but most of it was very individual.  Lennon and McCartney were not working together anymore, and although each song they wrote had both names on it, there was no collaboration.  Past albums were much more cohesive as a whole, and this album has many different musical genres on it.

I am going to present my top ten list from this album, in order that they appear on the album.  So today’s picks are:

Back in the U.S.S.R. and Dear Prudence.  Back in the U.S.S.R. is a parody of the Chuck Berry Song Back in the U.S.A. and the Beach Boy’s California Dreaming.  It was written by Paul.  The song segues into the next song Dear Prudence which was written by John.  Prudence refers to actress Mia Farrows sister who came with The Beatles (and her sister) to India to study Transcendental Meditation.  She stayed in her room for much of the time meditating.  John, fearing she was depressed, wrote this song for her.  It is perhaps the most beautiful of Johns songs.

Videos of The Beatles performing are rare (especially later songs).  These are audio only.


1 Response to “Song of the Day”

  1. 1 waynenet June 23, 2008 at 10:44 am

    Dear Prudence, Julia and Yer Blues Rock!…Lennon at his best on the White Album

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