I spent a good part of the day yesterday finishing up my taxes and preparing to mail them out. Not surprisingly, I found myself humming "Taxman" by The Beatles.
I thought it might be one of my favorite Beatles songs, but then I spent five minutes really thinking about it, and decided it wasn't.
Here are my five favorite Beatles songs, off the top of my head (and in no particular order):
For No One
Ticket to Ride
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
Magical Mystery Tour
I'm kind of iffy on whether or not "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" should make the cut, but it popped into my mind, so it's staying for now. I reserve the right to change this list!
You can't talk about favorites without listing least favorites, so here are the Beatles songs I never did like:
And I Love Her
I know many of you are probably thinking, "What? "Hey Jude"??!?!" But what can I say, I've just heard it way too many times, and I think it's definitely too long. The only time I liked it was when I saw Paul McCartney in concert in 2002--it's a little different when a huge stadium is singing "Nana-na-naaaah" together.
(By the way, if you want to check out some VERY "old school e," here's the write-up of that concert I did back in grad school. It's kind of funny because Heather Mills was in the audience, and they were engaged at that time. We all know how that turned out...)
So there you have it. I'm going to go mail my taxes and listen to my Beatles collection on my iPod on the way, so I'm sure I'll have changed my mind about my "favorite song list" by tomorrow.