Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I get by with a little help from my friends.

Years ago I made a list (inspired by Bex) of things I wanted to accomplish by age 30. I've been pretty good about checking things off since I made it, but that horrifying mile marker seems to be rapidly approaching, so I'm trying to tick off as many as possible.

One seemingly very easy item on my list is "Pick a favorite Beatles song." I've never been able to narrow it down to just one, for a long time I would say one of these three, Julia, Hey Jude, or Eleanor Rigby. But now I've decided to narrow it down to one. One favorite Beatles song. I made a playlist of all of my Beatles tracks and then narrowed it down one by one to seven of my MOST FAVORITE, and I'm hoping for your input, dear readers, to help me in my quest to be decisive.

Here are my top 7 (obviously not in any particular order):

She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
Here, There and Everywhere
Norwegian Wood
Dear Prudence*
While My Guitar Gently Weeps*
Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da*

Ok friends, what are your thoughts and opinions? And aren't you so excited for the Beatles version of Rockband? Too much fun -- it's almost like playing actual music.

*Remember how three of these are from the White Album? And so is "Julia." And "Blackbird." And "Honey Pie." And "Don't Pass Me By." And "Mother Nature's Son." Shoot. I am pretty sure I should have phrased my list item as "Pick a favorite Beatles album."

Next easy item I'll do (once it starts raining): "Watch all three Godfathers in one day." Anyone want to join in on the fun?


julianne rose said...

whoa dang those are all in my top 25 list. and yes, the first disc of the white album = fave. it's pure magic.

i wouldn't even attempt. sorry molly but i don't think it can be done.

and guess what: never seen the godfather. any of them. I KNOW. stop it stop it - but please promise you're still my friend? love you.

deanna said...

From your list, I would have to say Dear Prudence is the best choice.
My top 6 are:
I've Just Seen a Face
All My Loving
8 Days a Week
Fool on the Hill (fave music video...really you must watch it)
Honorable Mention: I Need You by George Harrison

beckie said...

The impending approach of 30 is scaring me into action too on the dreaded "list," want to come to PEI with me? I have so many easy ones I just keep forgetting to accomplish.

As to the song, I'm with julianne. I can't even come close to helping you. but mine is eleanor rigby which doesn't help since its not on your list and its even tied with aretha's version of the song

Melinda said...

I have not seen the God Father, any of them, yet! I must have grown up under a rock. John always quotes it and it drives me nuts because I can't share in the joy. I think I need to add it to my list of things to do this weekend. And awesome about Beatles songs for Rock Band!

lulu123 said...

i'm gonna go with dear prudence as well...just lovely.