Feb 8, 2008

Best of The White Album?

When Beatles-fan Adam Christing casually asked me, "if the white album could only have 12 tracks, which 12 would you choose?" I decided to ask my music enthusiast friends. Brian Godawa complained it was like separating the trinity. John Fugelsang refused to play. "That's like telling Leonardo Da Vinci to only paint four apostles at the last supper. "

But others went along with it. Dana Bisignano, a Beatles connoisseur and a composer, even suggested the order in which he would place the songs. Because well, what could follow Revolution 9?

"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" was voted by everyone until Terrie Silverman came along and not only DID NOT VOTE for "Guitar," she voted for "Don't Pass Me By," which includes the odious lyric, "you were in a car crash, and you lost your hair." (Which reminds me of my next survey: What is the WORST Beatle Song ever done?)

So here it is, with only nine people voting. Vote in the comments if you want to change the results!

The Truncated, Sacrileged WHITE ALBUM on One Disc

While My Guitar Gently Weeps 7
Dear Prudence 7
Birthday 6
Blackbird 6
Helter Skelter 6
I Will 6
Julia 6
Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey 5
Back In The U.S.S.R. 4
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da 4
Rocky Raccoon 4
Revolution 1 4
Cry Baby Cry 4

Rest of the Results
Glass Onion 3
Happiness Is A Warm Gun 3
I'm So Tired 3
Why Don't We Do It In The Road? 3
Mother Nature's Son 3
Sexy Sadie 3
Good Night 3
Martha My Dear 2
Piggies 2
Yer Blues 2
Honey Pie 2 (only the girls voted for this)
Savoy Truffle 2
Bungalow Bill 1
Don't Pass Me By 1
Long, Long, Long 1
Revolution 9 1 (Brian Godawa's bonus track, proving he IS a Satanist)
Wild Honey Pie ø (the only one with no votes!)

Okay so play if you dare:

If you could choose 12 tracks plus one bonus track of teh white album, which would they be?


you can choose any song penned by one of the fab four. Dishonorable mentions for early covers (ie Chains)


Billy Ivey said...

I do not like this song: "The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill." I do not know if it's the worst Beatle song, but it ranks up there for me.

I also have a difficult time with "Intergalactic."

Oh, wait... that's the Beastie Boys.

Matt McKechnie said...

worst beatles song ever is obviously, and without a doubt, 'strawberry fields forever'.

my top 3?

a day in the life
i am the walrus
magical mystery tour

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