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The Results of the last 24 songs of the second round as well as the first 24 songs in the third round:

 

Got to get You into my Life

v.s

Kansas City

 

Winner: Got to get You into my Life

 

Here Comes the Sun

v.s

From Me to You

 

Winner: Here Comes the Sun

 

Revolution

v.s

Come Together

 

Winner: Come Together

 

She Said She Said

v.s

Dear Prudence

 

Winner: She Said She Said

 

Day Tripper

v.s

Rock and Roll Music

 

Winner: Day Tripper

 

Helter Skelter

v.s

I’m Looking Through You

 

Winner: Helter Skelter

 

The Word

v.s

Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds

 

Winner: The Word

 

Good Day Sunshine

v.s

Lady Madonna

 

Winner: Lady Madonna

 

Let It Be

v.s

I’ve Just Seen A Face

 

Winner: Let It Be

 

Happiness is A Warm Gun

v.s

If I Needed Someone

 

Winner: Happiness is A Warm Gun

 

Yesterday

v.s

She Loves You

 

Winner: She Loves You

 

Twist and Shout

v.s

With a Little Help from my Friends

 

Winner: With a Little Help from my Friends

 

Here are the first 24 songs of the third round:

 

Don’t Pass Me By

v.s

In My Life

 

Strawberry Fields Forever

v.s

Rain

 

A Day in the Life

v.s

The Inner Light

 

And Your Bird Can Sing

v.s

All You Need is Love

 

Norwegian Wood

v.s

Yes It Is

 

I am the Walrus

v.s

Here, There and Everywhere

 

Hey Jude

v.s

Help

 

Penny Lane

v.s

Nowhere Man

 

For No One

v.s

I Want to Hold Your Hand

 

Ticket to Ride

v.s

We Can Work it Out

 

Drive My Car

v.s

Eleanor Rigby

 

Don’t Let Me Down

v.s

Hold Me Tight

 

Results in the next few days.

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Here are the results of the 32 songs I posted a few days ago as well as the remaining 24 songs in the 2nd round.

 

Glass Onion

v.s

Across the Universe

 

Winner: Across the Universe

 

Hard Day’s Night

v.s

Blue Jay Way

 

Winner: Blue Jay Way

 

All My Loving

v.s

This Boy

 

Winner: This Boy

 

Two of Us

v.s

Blackbird

 

Winner: Blackbird

 

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

v.s

Long Tall Sally

 

Winner: While My Guitar Gently Weeps

 

Why Don’t We Do it in the Road

v.s

Taxman

 

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

 

Boys

v.s

Wait

 

Winner: Wait

 

 

I’ll Follow the Sun

v.s

I’m Only Sleeping

 

Winner: I’m Only Sleeping

 

Paperback Writer

v.s

She’s Leaving Home

 

Winner: She’s Leaving Home

 

Get Back

v.s

All I’ve Got to Do

 

Winner: Get Back

 

I Feel Fine

v.s

Hey Bulldog

 

Winner: I Feel Fine

 

You Won’t See Me

v.s

Golden Slumbers

 

Winner: You Won’t See Me

 

Something

v.s

Getting Better

 

Winner: Something

 

Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite

v.s

Tell Me Why

 

Winner: Tell Me Why

 

If I Fell

v.s

Oh Darling

 

Winner: Oh Darling

 

Because

v.s

Think for Yourself

 

Winner: Because

 

Last 24 songs:

 

Got to get You into my Life

v.s

Kansas City

 

Here Comes the Sun

v.s

From Me to You

 

Revolution

v.s

Come Together

 

She Said She Said

v.s

Dear Prudence

 

Day Tripper

v.s

Rock and Roll Music

 

Helter Skelter

v.s

I’m Looking Through You

 

The Word

v.s

Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds

 

Good Day Sunshine

v.s

Lady Madonna

 

Let It Be

v.s

I’ve Just Seen A Face

 

Happiness is A Warm Gun

v.s

If I Needed Someone

 

Yesterday

v.s

She Loves You

 

Twist and Shout

v.s

With a Little Help from my Friends

 

Results and the start of round 3 tomorrow…hopefully.

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Results of the last 32 songs plus 32 more.

 

Norwegian Wood

v.s

The Ballad of John and Oko

 

Winner: Norwegian Wood

 

You Really got a Hold on Me

v.s

Yes it is

 

Winner: Yes it is

 

I am the Walrus

v.s

Baby’s in Black

 

Winner: I am the Walrus

 

You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away

v.s

Here, There, and Everywhere

 

Winner: Here, There, and Everywhere

 

Slow Down

v.s

Hey Jude

 

Winner: Hey Jude

 

I Want to Tell You

v.s

Help

 

Winner: Help

 

Penny Lane

v.s

Please Please Me

 

Winner: Penny Lane

 

I’m a Loser

v.s

Nowhere Man

 

Winner: Nowhere Man

 

For No One

v.s

Sexy Sadie

 

Winner: For No One

 

Love Me Do

v.s

I Want to Hold Your Hand

 

Winner: I Want to Hold Your Hand

 

Ticket to Ride

v.s

Cry Baby Cry

 

Winner: Ticket to Ride

 

The Fool on the Hill

v.s

We can Work it Out

 

Winner:We Can Work it Out

 

Eight Days a Week

v.s

Drive My Car

 

Winner: Drive My Car

 

Eleanor Rigby

v.s

I’m Down

 

Winner: Eleanor Rigby

 

Hold Me Tight

v.s

Baby, it’s You

 

Winner: Hold Me Tight

 

I’m So Tired

v.s

Don’t Let Me Down

 

Winner: Don’t Let Me Down

 

Next 32:

 

Glass Onion

v.s

Across the Universe

 

Hard Day’s Night

v.s

Blue Jay Way

 

All My Loving

v.s

This Boy

 

Two of Us

v.s

Blackbird

 

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

v.s

Long Tall Sally

 

Why Don’t We Do it in the Road

v.s

Taxman

 

Boys

v.s

Wait

 

I’ll Follow the Sun

v.s

I’m Only Sleeping

 

Paperback Writer

v.s

She’s Leaving Home

 

Get Back

v.s

All I’ve Got to Do

 

I Feel Fine

v.s

Hey Bulldog

 

You Won’t See Me

v.s

Golden Slumbers

 

Something

v.s

Getting Better

 

Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite

v.s

Tell Me Why

 

If I Fell

v.s

Oh Darling

 

Because

v.s

Think for Yourself

 

Results in the next day or two.

 

 

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One of my resolutions was to finish this Beatles rankings. It has been almost three months since an update but hopefully I can get this done. Here are the results of the 16 songs I posted last time as well as 32 more songs that I will post the results to soon.

 

Ob-la-di, ob-la-da

v.s

Don’t Pass Me By

 

Winner: Don’t Pass Me By.

 

Chains

v.s

In My Life

 

Winner: In My Life

 

 

Rain

v.s

I’ll Be Back

 

Winner: Rain

 

Girl

v.s

Strawberry Fields Forever

 

Winner: Strawberry Fields Forever

 

A Day in the Life

v.s

I Me Mine

 

Winner: A Day in the Life

 

Your Mother Should Know

v.s

The Inner Light

 

Winner: The Inner Light

 

All You Need is Love

v.s

Julia

 

Winner: All You Need is Love

 

I Saw Here Standing There

v.s

And Your Bird Can Sing

 

Winner: And Your Bird Can Sing

 

Here are the next 32:

 

Norwegian Wood

v.s

The Ballad of John and Oko

 

You Really got a Hold on Me

v.s

Yes it is

 

I am the Walrus

v.s

Baby’s in Black

 

You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away

v.s

Here, There, and Everywhere

 

Slow Down

v.s

Hey Jude

 

I Want to Tell You

v.s

Help

 

Penny Lane

v.s

Please Please Me

 

I’m a Loser

v.s

Nowhere Man

 

For No One

v.s

Sexy Sadie

 

Love Me Do

v.s

I Want to Hold Your Hand

 

Ticket to Ride

v.s

Cry Baby Cry

 

The Fool on the Hill

v.s

We can Work it Out

 

Eight Days a Week

v.s

Drive My Car

 

Eleanor Rigby

v.s

I’m Down

 

Hold Me Tight

v.s

Baby, it’s You

 

I’m So Tired

v.s

Don’t Let Me Down

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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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