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Here are the first 16 songs in the 2nd round.

 

Ob-la-di, ob-la-da

v.s

Don’t Pass Me By

 

Chains

v.s

In My Life

 

Rain

v.s

I’ll Be Back

 

Girl

v.s

Strawberry Fields Forever

 

A Day in the Life

v.s

I Me Mine

 

Your Mother Should Know

v.s

The Inner Light

 

All You Need is Love

v.s

Julia

 

I Saw Here Standing There

v.s

And Your Bird Can Sing

 

Results Wednesday probably.

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Here are the results of the last 32 songs in the first round as well as a little analysis of the first round.

Til There Was You

v.s

Daytripper

Winner: Daytripper

Rock and Roll Music

v.s

You Know My Name

Winner: Rock and Roll Music

Can’t Buy Me Love

v.s

Helter Skelter

Winner: Helter Skelter

I’m Looking Through You

v.s

I’ll Cry Instead

Winner: I’m Looking Through You

Lovely Rita

v.s

The Word

Winner: The Word

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

v.s

Your Going to Lose That Girl

Winner: Lucy is the Sky with Diamonds

It Won’t Be Long

v.s

Good Day Sunshine

Winner: Good Day Sunshine

Lady Madonna

v.s

What You’re Doing

Winner: Lady Madonna

I’ll Get You

v.s

Let It Be

Winner: Let It Be

I’ve Just Seen A Face

v.s

Ask Me Why

Winner: I’ve Just Seen A Face

Roll Over Beethoven

v.s

Happiness is a Warm Gun

Winner: Happiness is a Warm Gun

If I Needed Someone

v.s

Hello Goodbye

Winner: If I Needed Somone

Yesterday

v.s

Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey

Winner: Yesterday

I Need You

v.s

She Loves You

Winner: She Loves You

Twist and Shout

v.s

Back in the U.S.S.R

Winner: Twist and Shout

With A Little Help From My Friends

v.s

Thank You Girl

Winner: With A Little Help From My Friends

So with that I conclude the first round and cut the number of songs from 208 to 104. I don’t really feel like there were a great deal of surprises in the first round. I do have a couple of regrets with how I handled the first round. The biggest is one is that I broke up the songs that were part of the Abbey Road Medley. These were eight songs that were put together in one long medley on the second half of the Abbey Road album. They were all incomplete songs. Some very good like She Came in Through the Bathroom Window some not so great like Sun King. The thing with the medley is it works very good as a whole but not so great broken up into its individual pieces so I regret doing that. My other regrets are that I included “songs” like Dig It and Maggie Mae that were essentially just jam sessions that weren’t real songs in my opinion. Anyway nothing I can do about that now. I thought I would include a breakdown of  how many songs from each album made it through the first round as well as a little perspective in some cases. Here we go:

 

Please Please me: 14 songs, 7 songs survive 1st round 50%

With the Beatles: 14 songs, 4 songs survive 1st round 28.57%

Hard Day’s Night: 13 songs, 4 songs survive 1st round 30.77%

Beatles For Sale: 14 songs, 6 songs survive 1st round 42.86%

Help: 14 songs, 5 songs survive 1st round 35.71%

Rubber Soul: 14 songs, 11 songs survive 1st round 78.57%

Revolver: 14 songs, 10 songs survive 1st round 71.43%

Sergeant Pepper’s: 13 songs, 6 songs survive 1st round 46.15%

Magical Mystery Tour: 10 songs, 7 songs survive 1st round 70%

The Beatles: 29 songs, 13 songs survive 1st round 44.83%

Yellow Submarine: 4 songs, 1 song survives 1st round 25%

Abbey Road: 17 songs, 6 songs survive 1st round 35.29%

Let It Be: 12 songs, 5 songs survive 1st round 41.67%

Past Masters Volume 1: 15 songs, 10 songs survive 1st round 66.67%

Past Masters Volume 2: 11 songs, 9 songs survive 1st round 81.82%

 

The percentages listed at the end is the percentage of songs off the album that survived the first round. Now some perspective. Judging purely from the numbers the best album was Past Masters volume 2 and the worst was Yellow Submarine but both volumes of Past Masters collected mainly the Beatles singles while the Beatles didn’t really consider Yellow Submarine a true album release because it contained music previously released or deemed not good enough to be released at the time it was recorded. The Beatles had a unique view on how they released singles and placed music on their albums. They mostly released what they considered their best music as singles and then did not include the singles on their album releases. Since Past Masters is mainly their singles then it is no surprise that so many of the songs made it through the first round.

Tomorrow I will begin posting results for the second round and I may start trying to include more commentary especially because there are going to be some very good songs that don’t make it through the second round.

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Here are the results from the previous 32 songs as well as the last 32 songs of the first round.

Good Night

v.s

Something

 

Winner: Something

 

Every Little Thing

v.s

Getting Better

 

Winner: Getting Better

 

The Night Before

v.s

Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite

 

Winner: Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite

 

 

Tell Me Why

v.s

Matchbox

 

Winner: Tell Me Why

 

Money

v.s

If I Fell

 

Winner: If I Fell

 

Don’t Bother Me

v.s

Oh Darling!

 

Winner: Oh Darling!

 

And I Love Her

v.s

Because

 

Winner: Because

 

Birthday

v.s

Think for Yourself

 

Winner: Think for Yourself

 

Got to Get You into My Life

v.s

Things We Said Today

 

Winner: Got to Get You into My Life

 

Kansas City

v.s

P.S I Love You

 

Winner: Kansas City

 

I Should Have Known Better

v.s

Here Comes the Sun

 

Winner: Here Comes the Sun

 

Tell Me What You See

v.s

From Me To You

 

Winner: From Me To You

 

Revolution

v.s

Baby Your A Rich Man

 

Winner: Revolution

 

There’s A Place

v.s

Come Together

 

Winner: Come Together

 

Sgt. Pepper

v.s

She Said She Said

 

Winner: She Said She Said

 

Dear Prudence

v.s

Carry The Weight

 

Winner: Dear Prudence

 

Final 32 of the first round:

 

Til There Was You

v.s

Daytripper

 

Rock and Roll Music

v.s

You Know My Name

 

Can’t Buy Me Love

v.s

Helter Skelter

 

I’m Looking Through You

v.s

I’ll Cry Instead

 

Lovely Rita

v.s

The Word

 

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

v.s

Your Going to Lose That Girl

 

It Won’t Be Long

v.s

Good Day Sunshine

 

Lady Madonna

v.s

What You’re Doing

 

I’ll Get You

v.s

Let It Be

 

I’ve Just Seen A Face

v.s

Ask Me Why

 

Roll Over Beethoven

v.s

Happiness is a Warm Gun

 

If I Needed Someone

v.s

Hello Goodbye

 

Yesterday

v.s

Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey

 

I Need You

v.s

She Loves You

 

Twist and Shout

v.s

Back in the U.S.S.R

 

With A Little Help From My Friends

v.s

Thank You Girl

 

Results tomorrow.

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Still playing catch up here. The results from the previous 48 songs I posted and the next 32 songs.

She Came in through the Bathroom Window

v.s

Across the Universe

Winner: Across The Universe.

Glass Onion

v.s

Sgt. Pepper (Reprise)

Winner: Glass Onion.

Honey Don’t

v.s

Hard Day’s Night

Winner: Hard Day’s Night

Savoy Truffle

v.s

Blue Jay Way

Winner: Blue Jay Way.

Dig A Pony

v.s

All My Loving

Winner: All My Loving.

Magical Mystery Tour

v.s

This Boy

Winner: This Boy

Another Girl

v.s

Two of Us

Winner: Two of Us

You Can’t Do That

v.s

Blackbird

Winner: Blackbird

Mr. Moonlight

v.s

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Winner: While My Guitar Gently Weeps

It’s All Too Much

v.s

Long Tall Sally

Winner: Long Tall Sally

Misery

v.s

Why Don’t We Do it in the Road

Winner: Why Don’t We Do It in the Road

I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party

v.s

Taxman

Winner: Taxman

Wait

v.s

Fixing a Hole

Winner: Wait

Boys

v.s

I Call Your Name

Winner: Boys

Love You Too

v.s

I’ll Follow the Sun

Winner: I’ll Follow the Sun

I’m Only Sleeping

v.s

I Want You

Winner: I’m Only Sleeping

Paperback Writer

v.s

I’ve Got A Feeling

Winner: Paperback Writer

Words of Love

v.s

She’s Leaving Home

Winner: She’s Leaving Home

Get Back

v.s

Any Time at All

Winner: Get Back

Devil in Her Heart

v.s

All I’ve Got to Do

Winner: All I’ve Got to Do

I Feel Fine

v.s

Do You Want to Know A Secret

Winner: I Feel Fine

Hey Bulldog

v.s

Bad Boy

Winner: Hey Bulldog

You Won’t See Me

v.s

Not A Second Time

Winner: You Won’t See Me.

Mother Nature’s Son

v.s

Golden Slumbers

Winner: Golden Slumbers

Here are the next 32:

Good Night

v.s

Something

Every Little Thing

v.s

Getting Better

The Night Before

v.s

Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite

Tell Me Why

v.s

Matchbox

Money

v.s

If I Fell

Don’t Bother Me

v.s

Oh Darling!

And I Love Her

v.s

Because

Birthday

v.s

Think for Yourself

Got to Get You into My Life

v.s

Things We Said Today

Kansas City

v.s

P.S I Love You

I Should Have Known Better

v.s

Here Comes the Sun

Tell Me What You See

v.s

From Me To You

Revolution

v.s

Baby Your A Rich Man

There’s A Place

v.s

Come Together

Sgt. Pepper

v.s

She Said She Said

Dear Prudence

v.s

Carry The Weight

Results tomorrow

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Sooo I am not exactly bringing the awesome on the updating so in order to plat a little catch up I am going to post the results of the last 16 songs plus the next 48. Here we go:

 

Wild Honey Pie

v.s

Drive My Car

Winner: Drive My Car

 

I’m Happy Just to Dance with You

v.s

Eight Days a Week

Winner: Eight Days a Week

 

Old Brown Shoe

v.s

I’m Down

Winner: I’m Down

 

Long and Winding Road

v.s

Eleanor Rigby

Winner: Eleanor Rigby

 

Long, Long, Long

v.s

Hold Me Tight

Winner: Hold Me Tight

 

Michelle

v.s

Baby It’s You

Winner: Baby It’s You

Only a Northern Song

v.s

I’m So Tired

Winner: I’m So Tired

Polythene Pam

v.s

Don’t Let Me Down

Winner: Don’t Let Me Down

 

Next 48

 

She Came in through the Bathroom Window

v.s

Across the Universe

 

Glass Onion

v.s

Sgt. Pepper (Reprise)

 

Honey Don’t

v.s

Hard Day’s Night

 

Savoy Truffle

v.s

Blue Jay Way

 

Dig A Pony

v.s

All My Loving

 

Magical Mystery Tour

v.s

This Boy

 

Another Girl

v.s

Two of Us

 

You Can’t Do That

v.s

Blackbird

 

Mr. Moonlight

v.s

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

 

It’s All Too Much

v.s

Long Tall Sally

 

Misery

v.s

Why Don’t We Do it in the Road

 

I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party

v.s

Taxman

 

Wait

v.s

Fixing a Hole

 

Boys

v.s

I Call Your Name

 

Love You Too

v.s

I’ll Follow the Sun

 

I’m Only Sleeping

v.s

I Want You

 

Paperback Writer

v.s

I’ve Got A Feeling

 

Words of Love

v.s

She’s Leaving Home

 

Get Back

v.s

Any Time at All

 

Devil in Her Heart

v.s

All I’ve Got to Do

 

I Feel Fine

v.s

Do You Want to Know A Secret

 

Hey Bulldog

v.s

Bad Boy

 

You Won’t See Me

v.s

Not A Second Time

 

Mother Nature’s Son

v.s

Golden Slumbers

 

Results maybe tomorrow but more likely Wednesday

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