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Sirius Top 100 Beatles Songs' Labor Day Countdown...

I "scored" each of these top 100 Beatles songs based on my preferences using a one to five stars system. I then tabulated these results and identified which album that each of these "top 100" Beatles songs came from and using my star rating system, refined by also allowing a plus or minus after the 1 to 5 rating that adds or subtracts a quarter point to help when trying to decide between a close call re the number of stars a song "deserves" (again based on my evaluations...invite each Forum member to do the same and compare how yours differs from how the Sirius Radio Beatles Channel fans evaluated the songs to arrive at their top 100. Have not added to their top 100 list even though, for example, "Anna" would be in MY top 20 at the very least, whereas this great song did not even make THEIR top 100..). 

From all this I was thus able to sum up (using Excel SS..) the ratings of all the songs in this survey on a given Beatles album and thus RATE each album as to how well I like the pertinent songs on each. Will use this info to "hone" my random play albums in my 400 disk CD changer. When I include ALL the Beatles albums in my "favorites" group (of roughly half of all 400 at any given time..) it tends to be a bit "too much Beatles". Now I can pare these down to perhaps just the top 50% of all the Beatles albums that reflect the highest ratings (see below tables). 
 
Rank Title Stars (1-5) Album My Rank Delta
(Sirius)         (Me vs. Sirius)
          Higher(+) or Lower(-)
1 A Day In the Life 5.25 Sgt. Pepper 1 0
5 Sun King Medely 5.25 Abby Road 2 3
87 Happy Just to Dance With You 5.25 Hard Day's Night 3 84
4 While My Guitar Gently Weaps 5 White Album I 4 0
9 Strawberry Fields Forever 5 Magical Mystery Tour 5 4
23 And I Love Her 5 A Hard Day's Night 6 17
44 She Loves You 5 Past Masters I 7 37
64 You're Gonna Lose That Girl 5 Help 8 56
75 You Never Give Me Your Money 5 Abby Road 9 66
6 Something 4.75 Abby Road 10 -4
11 Elenor Rigby 4.75 Revolver 11 0
27 All My Lovin 4.75 With the Beatles 12 15
43 Twist and Shout 4.75 Please Please Me 13 30
66 Do You Want to Know a Secret 4.75 Please Please Me 14 52
76 Please Please Me 4.75 Please Please Me 15 61
80 No Reply 4.75 Beatles For Sale 16 64
2 In My Life 4.25 Rubber Soul 17 -15
8 Let It Be 4.25 Let It Be 18 -10
17 Penny Lane 4.25 Magical Mystery Tour 19 -2
28 It's Been a Hard Days Night 4.25 A Hard Day's Night 20 8
35 Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds 4.25 Sgt. Pepper 21 14
67 Ballad of John and Yoko 4.25 Past Masters II 22 45
69 The Night Before 4.25 Help 23 46
77 I Need You 4.25 Help 24 53
82 Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite 4.25 Sgt. Pepper 25 57
83 Lovely Rita 4.25 Sgt. Pepper 26 57
13 I am the Walrus 4 Magical Mystery Tour 27 -14
14 Across the Universe 4 Let It Be 28 -14
20 Don't Let Me Down 4 Past Masters II 29 -9
24 All You Need is Love 4 Magical Mystery Tour 30 -6
45 I Want You 4 Abby Road 31 14
46 Eight Days a Week 4 Beatles For Sale 32 14
62 Taxman 4 Revolver 33 29
79 Octupuss's Garden 4 Abby Road 34 45
84 Tomorrow Never Knows 4 Revolver 35 49
86 Yellow Submarine 4 Revolver 36 50
3 Hey Jude 3.75 The Beatles Again 37 -34
7 Here Comes the Sun 3.75 Abby Road 38 -31
29 I Want To Hld Your Hand 3.75 Meet the Beatles 39 -10
39 Helter Skelter 3.75 White Album II 40 -1
42 She's Leaving Home 3.75 Sgt. Pepper 41 1
50 I Feel Fine 3.75 Beatles '65 42 8
59 I Should Have Known Better 3.75 Hard Day's Night 43 16
63 And Your Bird Can Sing 3.75 Revolver 44 19
26 Dear Prudence 3.25 White Album I 45 -19
32 Happiness is a Warm Gun 3.25 White Album I 46 -14
34 No Where Man 3.25 Rubber Soul 47 -13
49 Back in the USSR 3.25 White Album I 48 1
55 Because (the World is Round) 3.25 Abby Road 49 6
61 Hello Goodbye 3.25 Magical Mystery Tour 50 11
65 Fool On The Hill 3.25 Magical Mystery Tour 51 14
68 I'll Follow the Sun 3.25 Beatles For Sale 52 16
15 Here There and Everywhere 3 Revolver 53 -38
16 Come Together 3 Abby Road 54 -38
19 If I Fell 3 Hard Day's Night 55 -36
21 Help 3 Help 56 -35
22 I Saw Her Standing There 3 Please Please Me 57 -35
48 Paperback Writer 3 Past Masters II 58 -10
57 Michelle 3 Rubber Soul 59 -2
60 Got To Get You Into My Life 3 Revolver 60 0
71 Lady MaDonna 3 Past Masters II 61 10
72 Things We Said Today 3 Hard Day's Night 62 10
78 If I Needed Someone 3 Rubber Soul 63 15
97 I'll Be Back 3 Hard Day's Night 64 33
41 Ticket to Ride 2.75 Help 65 -24
52 When I'm 64 2.75 Sgt. Pepper 66 -14
56 Girl 2.75 Rubber Soul 67 -11
89 You Can't Do That 2.75 Hard Day's Night 68 21
10 Yesterday 2.25 Help 69 -59
31 Revolution 2.25 White Album II 70 -39
54 Can't Buy Me Love 2.25 Hard Day's Night 71 -17
81 I'm Looking Through You 2.25 Rubber Soul 72 9
90 Happy Birthday 2.25 White Album II 73 17
93 Fixing a Hole 2.25 Sgt. Pepper 74 19
94 If You Won't See Me 2.25 Rubber Soul 75 19
95 One of the Beautiful People 2.25 Magical Mystery Tour 76 19
12 Blackbird 2 White Album I 77 -65
18 Norwegen Wood 2 Rubber soul 78 -60
25 The Long and Winding Road 2 Let It Be 79 -54
36 Day Tripper 2 Past Masters II 80 -44
47 Two of Us 2 Let It Be 81 -34
92 Till There Was You 2 With the Beatles 82 10
98 Magical Mystery Tour 2 Magical Mystery Tour 83 15
99 I'm a Loser 2 Beatles For Sale 84 15
30 Get Back 1.75 Let It Be 85 -55
37 Rain 1.75 Past Masters II 86 -49
73 With a Little Help From My Friends 1.75 Sgt. Pepper 87 -14
88 Good Day Sunshine 1.75 Revolver 88 0
100 Julia 1.75 White Album I 89 11
38 Oh Darling 1.25 Abby Road 90 -52
40 I've Just Seen a Face 1.25 Help 91 -51
51 I Will 1.25 White Album I 92 -41
53 We Can Work It Out 1.25 Past Masters II 93 -40
58 Obla D Obla Da 1.25 White Album I 94 -36
70 Rocky Racoon 1.25 White Album I 95 -25
74 Baby You Can Drive My Car 1.25 Rubber Soul 96 -22
33 The Day Breaks 1 Revolver 97 -64
85 Martha My Dear 1 White Album I 98 -13
91 Hey Bull Dog 1 Yellow Submarine 99 -8
96 Maxwell's Silver Hammer 1 Abby Road 100 -4
         
         

My Beatles Albums Ranking Scores (based on a five star rating system for each of the songs on these albums that ended up in the 2018 Sirius Satellite Radio Top 100 Beatles Labor Day Countdown):
 
Album Title Ranking Score
   
Abby Road 35.25
Revolver 29.25
Sgt. Pepper 28.5
Magical Mystery Tour 28
Rubber Soul 24
White Album I 23.25
Hard Day's Night 23
Help 22.75
Past Masters II 19.25
Please Please Me 17.25
Beatles For Sale 14
Let It Be 14
A Hard Day's Night 9.25
White Album II 8.25
With the Beatles 6.75
Past Masters I 5
Meet the Beatles 3.75
Beatles '65 3.75
The Beatles Again 3.75
Yellow Submarine

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Nahash5150 wrote: "Seriously, I really never knew that song was so loved, it was always one of my favs."

 

Yeah, me neither, Nahash. But I rated it 5+ stars after hearing it during the countdown. Later, when I Excel sorted all 100 songs by these ratings, I only had three with 5+ ratings and as luck would have it, this song was the 1st listed of these three, hence it became my #1 (I did not attempt to order the songs beyond their "star" rating: if several were tied at any particular star rating, I just let Excel "sort" it out. That's as good a way as any as if you have several tied at a particular star value, on any given day any of them could be preferred over the others (other 3 in the case of those that got the 5+ star value). But in this case, I agree: 'A Day in the Life' beats 'Sun King' medely and my other 5+ rated song, the  'Happy Just to Dance With You' early Beatles gem.... 

 

Of interest, is that this is the 2nd year for this Sirius radio top 100 Beatles countdown, and the 1st year, 'A Day in the Life' was #1 then as well!  (Beatles "fans" that listen to channel 18 - 'The Beatles Channel' - on Sirius radio vote on the top 100 each year for this countdown list...).

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25 minutes ago, elgrau said:

Yeah, me neither, Nahash. But I rated it 5+ stars after hearing it during the countdown. Later, when I Excel sorted all 100 songs by these ratings, I only had three with 5+ ratings and as luck would have it, this song was the 1st listed of these three, hence it became my #1 (I did not attempt to order the songs beyond their "star" rating: if several were tied at any particular star rating, I just let Excel "sort" it out. That's as good a way as any as if you have several tied at a particular star value, on any given day any of them could be preferred over the others (other 3 in the case of those that got the 5+ star value). But in this case, I agree: 'A Day in the Life' beats 'Sun King' medely and my other 5+ rated song, the  'Happy Just to Dance With You' early Beatles gem.... 

 

Of interest, is that this is the 2nd year for this Sirius radio top 100 Beatles countdown, and the 1st year, 'A Day in the Life' was #1 then as well!  (Beatles "fans" that listen to channel 18 - 'The Beatles Channel' - on Sirius radio vote on the top 100 each year for this countdown list...).

 

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Maybe you've already seen this, but I thought this was Amazing...Paul even talks about a Day in the Life while walking through his old house!!!

 

 

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My Favorites change all the time.  My Beatles collection includes 71 vinyl albums and around 40 CDs. Needless to say I'm a fan.  I tried to narrow it down to my top 15.  Next week the list will be completely different. 

 

1. A  Day in the Life

2. Tomorrow Never Knows

3.. While My Guitar Gently Weaps

4. She's Leaving Home

5. All My Loving

6. In My Life

7. Elenor Rigby

8. Day Tripper

9. Yesterday

10. Let it Be

11. Love Me Do

12. Hold Me Tight

13. I saw her standing there

14.  I'm so Happy Just to Dance with You

15. Rain

 

 

 

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Lately I can't stop listening to the middle of Abby Road, and the first half of Magical Mystery Tour. On Abby Road  "Here Comes the Sun" to "Carry that Weight" is just amazing.

 

I agree though, ask me next year and it will be different. Awesome music regardless!

 

-Geoff

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