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Best "Paul" Beatles Song

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by DiG, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. What do you think the best Beatles song sung by Paul is?

    I personally like Helter Skelter best.
  2. dalley


    Jul 6, 2005
    "We can work it Out"


    "For no One"

  3. Not sure if it qualifies, but I like the bass line of "Silly Love Songs". I believe that was Paul. It's a really catchy line!
  4. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    "Silly Love Songs" is a brilliant song on many levels, but is not a Beatles song. :) So it doesn't qualify.

    I think my favorite Paul Beatles song is "All My Lovin'", largely because of the brilliant bass line. That's today. Tomorrow it may be something different.
  5. I-Love-Ratm


    Feb 24, 2003
    Helter Skelter is awesome
    He sings some of A Day In The Life
  6. jazzblade


    Jun 21, 2005
    Northern Cal
    Playing wise I have always liked "Something" sooooooo melodic!
  7. McHaven


    Mar 1, 2005
    Lady Madonna and umm...well, they are all good songs
  8. thewanderer24


    Apr 29, 2002
    SJ, CA
    Some of my favorites

    For Noone
    When I'm 64
    Obla Di Obla Da
    Lovely Rita (I don't even remember if he or John sang it, but his bass makes the song one of my favorites)
  9. jammoore


    Mar 28, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    Who wrote "Silly Love Songs"?
  10. Penny Lane. That song is brilliant on so many levels.
  11. McCartney
  12. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    DING! We got a winner!:D

    Seriously, The Fool on the Hill is an amazing tune.

    And let me be the first (!) to say:

  13. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    George wrote that one.
  14. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    And also sang it. Nobody has mentioned "Oh Darling". Terrific singing by Paul. I read once that he kept singing it from several days before the recording session in the shower and wherever he could (on purpose), so his voice sounded very raspy on the final cut.

    I also like "You Never Give Me Your Money", specially the "One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, all good children go to heaven" with those cool sixteenth-note sextuplets played by Paul on his bass. In fact, "Abbey Road" is my favorite Beatles album.

    I'd like to know who wrote "You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)". That crazy tune is extremely fun to listen. If it's by Paul, then it has my vote also.

    Another vote for "For No One" and "Helter Skelter". "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" is also a great tune.

    And here's my favorite, inimitable bass break by Paul:

    http://s35.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0WZLZOZPVV0OU3QRTWJTBIVT76 :cool: :bassist:
  15. Kid Charlemagne

    Kid Charlemagne

    May 29, 2002
    Penny Lane is definitely one of my favourites. Also Lovely Rita, which contains lots of fantastic bass playing.
  16. Pruitt


    Jun 30, 2005
    Danbury, CT
    Too hard to pick one. I love them all! :)
  17. Fo' Shizzle

    Fo' Shizzle

    Aug 28, 2003
    Here, there, and everywhere...........

    George Martin says it's his favorite Beatles song.
  18. DemoEtc


    Aug 18, 2004
    I agree with "Something."

    It's one of those songs people instantly hum or sing along with. The thing is, they can also sing or hum along with the bass line - it's such an important and well crafted part.

    One After 909 is cool too.
    Hey Bulldog
    Lady Madonna - didn't he double it on piano bass?
  19. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    So many great ones....
    Getting Better
    For No One
    Penny Lane
  20. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    We've established that Paul didn't write "Something".

    The bassline to that song is brilliant, but George Harrison thought it was too busy.

    One After 909 and Hey Bulldog are John songs.

    Yes, that's Paul on Piano on Lady Madonna.