Posts Tagged 'white album'

Song of the day

We interrupt One Hit Wonder Wednesday to continue the top ten songs from The Beatles White Album.  The list so far:

1.  Back in the U.S.S.R.
2.  Dear Prudence
3.  While My Guitar Gently Weeps
4.  Happiness is a Warm Gun

And today’s additions:

5.  Martha My Dear
I just like this song.  It was written by Paul, perhaps about Jane Asher (a longtime love interest of Paul’s) It has a great piano opening which appears throughout the song and a brass band as backup.

6.  Blackbird
Blackbird, also by Paul McCartney is probably my favorite song on the album.  Nuff said!

Enjoy!

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Song of the day

Today is day two of my tour of the White album.  As I stated yesterday I am presenting my top ten list from the white album, in the order the songs are heard on the album.  Perhaps on Friday I will rank them in some way.

So far we have:

1.  Back in the U.S.S.R.
2. Dear Prudence

and today’s picks…….

3.  While My Guitar Gently Weeps
This song is one of four songs by George Harrison that appear on the White Album.  Beginning with the Album HELP!, there would always be at least one Harrison song on each album.  This song is one of Harrison’s best known Beatles song (perhaps second only to Something).  The interesting thing about this song is that George decided to open up a book and write a song based on the first words he would see in the book.  Those were gently weeps.  This song is also the first time another artist is featured on a Beatles song (although uncredited).  Eric Clapton played lead guitar on this recording.  His being in the studio also brought a respite from the band’s bickering.

4.  Happiness is a Warm Gun
This is a John Lennon song and is a song about getting high.  The song is very complex in that it changes time signature at least 6 times during the song including 4/4, 3/4, 6/8, and 6/4.

Enjoy!


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