I will be the first to admit that The Beatles were the greatest band of all time. I love The Beatles. They are my favorite band. I know I’m not alone. I can still recall the first time I really grew interested in The Beatles. I grew up listening to a mix of 80s and Oldies (it was the 80s). My dad was more of a Beach Boys fan than into the Beatles, so while I’d heard commonly known Beatles tunes on the radio, I’d never really known who they were.
In Junior High that all changed. Our choir teacher, Mr. Benoit, used to take a break from warm ups and choir songs to allow us to sit back and sing songs he loved. He would play guitar as we sang songs by great artists like John Denver (“Country Roads”) and Simon & Garfunkel (“Slip Slidin Away”) but my very favorite song we sang was called “Eight Days a Week.” That was my first formal introduction to The Beatles, excluding playing “I Want to Hold Your Hand” in Pep Band.
Throughout High School, my love of The Beatles grew, as did my appreciation for their music. Now, several years later, I’m a huge fan of the boys from Liverpool. I have all of their music. I know their entire catalogue of music. I know I’m not alone. The Beatles are going to live on in infamy because of their revolutionary sound style. The way they brought music to people around the world makes them unique to other bands out there.
There are so many wonderful Beatles songs. Depending on my mood, I can listen to any number of their songs. It’s hard to narrow down the number to just one. For example, one of those songs I like to listen to is “I’m Looking Through You.” It has a simple melody, but it is very catchy. Other songs I can listen to over and over include, “Eleanor Rigby,” “Yesterday,” “Something in the Way She Moves,” “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” and “A Day In The Life.”
These are just a few of the amazing songs by The Beatles. Of course, there are two songs that are especially near and dear to my heart. The first is for its simple, but peaceful message. The other is just pure musical and melodic genius.
The first song I consider my absolute favorite Beatles song is “All You Need is Love.” I love the message behind this song. I love how catchy the lyrics are. I think its a fun song for parents to share with their children; for people to share with one another. It’s this kind of compassion that made The Beatles such an inspiring band.
The second and final song I consider to be the best of the best is “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” I love everything about this song. I love the lyrics, the emotion, the feeling it evokes when I listen to this song. It’s one of The Beatles’ best songs.
09.09.09 is a big day for The Beatles. Harmonix and MTV are releasing The Beatles Rock Band. I already received my copy for review, so you’ll soon be able to read my review of the game on Gamerrazzi. Also, a remastered collection of The Beatles catalogue is available today. This brings me to The Beatles Lithograph and our contest.
LI Reviews is proud to be giving away a Beatles lithograph. To enter all you need to do is leave us a comment listing your favorite Beatles song. Please be sure to only leave one.
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Winners will be sent an email shortly after the end of the contest. To claim your prize all you will need to do is send us your address in a reply to the congratulation email that you will receive. If we do not receive a reply from you within three days, your winnings will be forfeited and your prize will be offered to another contestant.
We will begin emailing winners for this the week of September 17, 2009, which means you have until September 16, 2009 at 11:59 to enter.
You can see a picture of the Lithograph up above.