Rollingstone’s 100 Greatest Beatles Song // 97. All i’ve got to do
Main Writer: Lennon
Recorded: September 11, 1963
Released: January 20, 1964
Not released as a single
“Smokey Robinson was like God in our eyes,” McCartney once said. And nowhere was Robinson’s divine presence more felt than onWith the Beatles. The album features the band’s cover of “You Really Got a Hold on Me,” as well as Lennon’s “Not a Second Time” and “All I’ve Got to Do,” which Lennon described as “me trying to do Smokey Robinson.” “All I’ve Got to Do” is one of the most soulful songs of the early Beatles originals: With its plaintive vocal, it recalls the Miracles’ “(You Can) Depend on Me,” especially when Lennon’s voice soars through the bridge. Robinson cast a wide shadow on the Beatles long after they split: In the Seventies, Harrison wrote a tribute called “Pure Smokey,” and Lennon admitted that he was still trying to sing like Robinson during the Double Fantasy sessions.
Appears On: With the Beatles
Rollingstone’s 100 Greatest Beatles Song // 98. Long, long, long
Recorded: October 7-9, 1968
Released: November 25, 1968
Not released as a single
"Long, Long, Long" seems like a love song — "How I want you/How I love you/You know that I need you" — but the object of Harrison’s affections was God. "I believe in the saying ‘If there’s a God, we must see him,’" Harrison said in 1969. He based the song on Bob Dylan’s "Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands" — "those three chords and the way they moved." Though Lennon was blatantly enamored of Dylan early on, Harrison was the true Dylanphile. ("George quoted Bob like people quote Scripture," Tom Petty told Rolling Stone.) Soon after the White Album came out, Harrison was in Woodstock, New York, spending Thanksgiving with Dylan and the Band. He and Dylan wrote “I’d Have You Anytime,” which became the first track on All Things Must Pass and the first step toward a lasting friendship.
Appears On: The Beatles
For that people that now loves Rita Ora because she strip down Zac Efron… go away, Rita was awesome before that
Guess what day it is? It’s Bunday!
Don’t cross oceans for people who wouldn’t cross a puddle for you
the youngest person in the world just got born
i dont want a boyfriend i just want someone i can trust and makeout with
THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN LAST WEEK AT MY LOCAL KMART. YES, THAT IS A SEALED VHS TAPE OF JIMMY NEUTRON THE MOVIE, IN 2014, AT KMART, SITTING NEXT TO DVDS AND BLU-RAYS, PRICED AT $8.99
To give perspective, this film was released on VHS in 2002 and has been sitting unopened in a Kmart store for 12 years, longer than children now in middle school.
Plain proof that no one does inventory or gives a shit at any Kmart anywhere. Someone could probably live in Kmart and have no one notice.
In 2001, I did an experiment for school about the idea of living in a big-box store like this. I selected a busy 24hr Meijer, which is a midwest-only combination of Marts both K and Wal. I entered the store on a lovely friday afternoon, and didn’t leave the store until the following sunday evening. I read the entire magazine section, played all of the demos of the games in the electronics section, and beat minesweeper on my phone innumerable times. I ate at the pizza parlour they’d just installed, and slept on the display furniture. I wandered around the racks during the day, bored out of my skull. I considered buying frozen burritos and asking one of the employees if they had a breakroom where I could microwave them, but that felt like it wouldn’t truly answer the question if someone could live in a Meijer; I’d be using resources that weren’t public.
The only time I was ever asked if I needed any help was on sunday morning around 8am, and then it was only waking me up to ask me if I was drunk and had wandered in that night and fell asleep on their displays. I said, “no, I’m fine, I’m just trying this futon.” and was left alone.
The people that work there really don’t care.
u lived in a k-mart
This is the most magical thing I’ve ever had the privilege of reading
Rollingstone’s 100 Greatest Beatles Song // 99. Yes it is
Recorded:February 16, 1965
Released:April 19, 1965
4 weeks; No. 46 (B side)
As he was with much of his early work, Lennon was dismissive of “Yes It Is”; he said it was “me trying a rewrite of ‘This Boy,’ but it didn’t work.” But “Yes It Is” features some of the most intricate vocals of anyBeatles song; like “This Boy,” it was an attempt to mimic the three-part harmonies of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. It took Lennon, McCartney and Harrison multiple takes to nail the song’s delicate mix of voices.
In the lyrics, Lennon showed the honesty that would mark hissongwritingafter 1965: His “pride” is the reason he can let go of a lost love. McCartney liked “Yes It Is”: “[It’s] a very fine song of John’s, a ballad, unusual for him,” he said. “I was there writing it with John, but it was his inspiration.” Harrison used an earlyeffects pedalto add gentle sobs of pedal-steel-like guitar, giving it a subtle Nashville spin.
Appears On:Past Masters
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