The Beatles wanted to dance with you too.
aww beat me to it lol
All these comments confused the hell out of me talking about playlists, doin it in the road, gym class, some person named Rose and a yellow submarine.. ANYWAYS.. yes I think its cute, and pretty funny :)
I love "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" :)
the book though, not the movie
that book is the best 200 something pages ive ever read
And then they want to do it in the road. But yeah. Music can be pretty provocative these days.
Yeah I bet you one of 'em was thinking of that song while fucking a groupie in a hotel room.
Obscene songs are nothing new, it's just that only recently have obscenity been recorded and released commercially. Here are a few lines of a song Jelly Roll Morton recorded for the Library of Congress in 1938, in the same style that had been performed for decades:
"Come here you sweet bitch, let me get in your drawers. I'm gonna make you think you're fucking with Santa Claus"
"Tell me baby don't you like the way I grind, If you do let me get a little from behind."
"Throw you legs up like a church steeple, so I can think I'm fucking all the people"
"You're the fuckingest bitch, yeah baby, I've ever met"
I wish Elvis sang this song.
I believe it said, "I want to touch your Paaants."
bahaha(: me too. me too.
That's what I'm saying. These people who are like "OMG I'M THE BIGGER FAN" "NUH UH I'M THE BIGGER FAN" are irritating. Just shut up and enjoy the music, I mean damn.
this is basically a wordier clone of this here POTD, amirite?
i mean it's a brilliant post but shouldn't the POTD be the post that came first?
Well he or she still got high ratings also, so it's all good brah.
This post has better grammar though :S
I love that song- it's so innocent :) All he wants to do is hold your hand, but not anything innapropriate... yet ;)
just kidding :P
And I quote: Why don't we do it in the road?
Just saying, the Beatles are now FINALLY on iTunes. :)
Years after everyone probably already just went out and ripped the CDs or pirated the albums, lol.
Yeah, I know. It's a shame haha. I already have the album my iPod. But it's ncie to finally see it up anyways.
I'm thinking it will still sell pretty well, anyway, since a lot of fans will buy it again for support and lot of the younger generation today are getting into them again.
Exactly. I'm really happy kids my age and younger can appreciate talented artist like the Beatles. They're really my obsession, haha.
I KNOW! It makes this POTD soooo much better.
That song wasn't really that dirty if you know it's origins.
It was written when Paul saw two monkeys. Doing it. In the road. He thought it would be great to be more casual about sex, like animals, and that it' didn't need to be so taboo. It wasn't as much about sex as it was society's immature attitude towards it.
"Polythene Pam" on the other hand...
and the temptations just imagined the relationship was happening :) those were better times.
I must know the person decided this would be POTD! I LOVE YOU!
Nick a Nora<3
Oh! And The Beatles<3
thatbook is amazing, i always think of it when people mention this song :)
all though... i know at least one of their songs had to do with drugs...
lucy in the skyyyy with diamonds.
Actually, the Beatles have said that song was inspired by a drawing by one of the Beatles's kids. Judging how open they are about the use of drugs in their songs, I'm pretty sure they aren't lying about that one.
I agree too.
It was like a picture the girl was drawing
and one of the Beatles was like
"what are those?"
and she said they were diamonds.
You're retarded. It was one of their sons, he drew the picture about a girl in his class named Lucy.
that persons retarded for making a mistake?
or being misinformed or whatever?
I totaly agree. Like "Happiness is a Warm Gun"
And "we all live in the yellow submarine"
(+Me): Norwegian Wood was about a lesbian, actually.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I could've sworn that song was based on a drawing Julian made about a friend of his named Lucy.
Fun fact: While most of their songs in the latter of their career were written on drugs, none of them were about them.
Lucy in the sky with diamonds O.o?
Common misconception, and the only one that's really debatable. John says it was written about a picture his son drew of a girl he liked, named Lucy. He brought home a picture, and said it was Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. Lucy and Julian (his son) have confirmed this. Paul, who had nothing to do with writing it, later said it was about LSD. I, personally, believe John.
Wow. Repost squared.
It's not funny, it's sad. It's like almost (note, almost) all of the new songs are about sex, drugs, or just lyrics without a particular meaning. 8(
Was not. He wanted to tell a girl he loved her and he wanted to hold her hand while he said it. Perfectly innocent.
sure that's what the lyrics say. people tend to just see what's on the surface with the beatles. most of their songs have messages that are a little questionable. don't get me wrong, i love the beatles and their music, but their music was far from innocent.
Okay, I'll admit that many of their greatest songs came from their drug usage, which really isn't so 'innocent', but just because a song is sweet doesn't mean it has to carry some kind of subliminal message. "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" really is abut wanting to hold a girl's hand..
I'm THE biggest Beatlemaniac you are EVER going to meet. That song, along with all their work before they met Dylan, was completely innocent.
You haven't met a boy at my school yet. He'd be worse.
He isn't. People have said they know bigger Beatlemaniacs than me, and have all proven wrong. But if you feel confident he is, give me an example.
haha, I could challenge you. I'm a teenage girl, you know how we get... I could easily beat my dad (the man who got me into the beatles) in a game of beatles trivial pursuit.
I've played it a few times. Have you seen Anthology?
I love you. I'm glad there's still someone out there who sees through all of the, "People Magazine" gossip bullshit about them. : )
i'm busy watching it on youtube ;). Only half way through it. But i do have the Anthology cds on my ipod along with interview and all their songs.
I have the DVD, and I've been trying to watch it all for a while. Along the way, I've seen every other move they've made. I'm almost done...
the Anthology is all I need to watch.
how is that about a blowjob?
Yeah... Hold doesn't mean "Suck" and hand doesn't mean "dick"
There is no way they could.
(+Me): Bahahha. Thank you for this comment.
(+Me): hahahaha that comment made my day :)
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WHOA, we were just discussing this is gym today!! Are you in my gym class?? O.o
1. What the hell is wrong with songs about sex? A lot of them may be awful, but it's not the sex that makes them that crap, it's the people that write them.
2. The song itself may be completely innocent, but the Beatles weren't. In fact they were pretty huge manwhores a lot of the time.
sure they did drugs, that was what was cool in the 60s and it's not like they were harmful drugs like today. They weren't 'manwhores'. Do you have any proof?
They just were, it's well known that they slept around, especially John. In fact it was a large part of why George's first marriage broke up. I may have been exaggerating by using the word "manwhores", but to be honest I was trying to have a bit of a laugh about it. It's not exactly the most important thing in the world to be debating is it?
Also, I never actually mentioned the drugs and have no problem with any of the stuff they did in that sense
John was married. Then he got divorced nd was married to Yoko. I can't say much for George, but you can't honestly say that there aren't any guys who do that now.
I'm not even sure what you're talking about any more =/
Well to me, songs about sex are kind of obnoxious and annoying. Sex is a very intimate thing that should remain between two people that love eachother. For instance.. ever heard the song Rude Boy by Rihannah? It's a catchy tune, but read the lyrics. COMPLETELY innaproptiate.
I guess it's just a personal preference, I don't mind them generally, but there are ones that I find inappropriate too.
I'm having deja vu.
This made me smile. :)
Happiness is a warm gun...well in England...happiness is pronounced sort of without the h. Say it for yourself, with a english accent.
You make no sense. In any accent.
But really, I miss the good ol' days when music had meaning other than clubbing whores... and I wasn't born yet, but still.
Well of course I'm not talking about every single song. But you have to admit, the hefty majority is about sex.
I feel like the only teen these days who doesn't like The Beatles..get over them.
get over eminem or whatever crap music you listen to. And I use the term music lightly, extremely lightly.
Why do you assume he or she listens to crap just because he or she isn't into The Beatles? Are the sole creators of good music in the world, now?
@783213 (Anonymous): @783017 (WryVendor): I never said everyone else's music is crap. Just most of today's 'artists' are crap. The sad thing is that most of todays people say they were inspired by the Beatles
He said that The Beatles such, and you automatically told him to "get over" whatever "crap" music he listens to. How is that not saying that everything else sucks?
You people act like The Beatles are the best thing ever and they're really not. I don't listen to Eminem but if you look at most of his lyrics they're far more revolutional than The Beatles. Sure they were cool in the 60s but they're dead now and their music is nothing special.
So you're saying anything but the beatles is crap? (note im not capitalizing "the beatles" Because frankly, they haven't shown me they deserve it.) David bowie is my personal favorite artist. He is a great artist who still makes music, even though he started in the 60's. He has a song with john lennon. But he was never in the beatles, so you must think he sucks major ass.
It's not like the beatles were that great anyway.
All they did was do acid and write music that sounds like what you would hear when you were high on acid. They're overrated.
your face is overrated..
My face was never rated. It can't be overrated.
your face was never rated...
You're so fucking retarded
I'm the retarded one? I said people don't rate my face, they act like a child and say retarded things that don't make sense, and i'm the one who is retarded? No sir, You're the one who is retarded. Learn things, then you can act like a complete dickfag.
Grow up, faggot
How am i not the grown up one? I'm the only one acting older than 4 years old. You're a terrible troll.
your face isn't the grown up one...
That is exactly what i'm talking about :/ ...
Honestly I've never really been that crazy about them either. Compared to other music of the time, there was so much more going on! I'm not saying that they're bad, but I've personally never been able to listen to one of their songs all the way through and feel like I've enjoyed it.
I bet most of the people who voted you down don't even listen to The Beatles regularly. They just think it's sacrilegious not to be absolutely in love with a band so old and so legendary. :/
Anyone who has even attempted to listen to the Beatles knows for a fact that some of their most popular songs were no where close to their best. Honestly, just listen to a couple different albums (they're more diverse post '66 it seems) and you'll realize it. And if you ever watch interviews or live concerts of them you'll see how their personalities make them cool.
I'm willing to give them a second listen; I have by no means listened to them extensively. Would you recommend any song(s) in particular?
Come Together, Something, It Won't Be Long, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Happiness Is A Warm Gun, Yesterday, Nowhere Man, and Ballad Of John and Yoko are really good ones to start with I think :D
Yesterday is a beautiful song. I cry everytime I hear it :')
Omg, I just had to come back to this comment to say you were right! I downloaded The White Album and Abbey Road and they're pretty good! Glad I gave them another listen. :)
That's so awesome of you!! :) I'm glad you liked them! Revolver is another sweet album if you're interested haha. Once you get into them you realize that they have so much to offer and songs that appeal to all different people.
Maybe they were writing about holding hands with a 17 year old girl when THEY were 18. :) Teenage love is a beautiful thing.
Nice use of the "making up facts" technique.
The song was released in November 1963 in the UK. That put McCartney at 21 years old.
Ahem, they also wanted to "do it in the road"
Is that you, Rose?! ... Oh, but I swear, my friend and I were JUST talking about this.
HEY!!!! I KNOW WE WERE LIKE JUST TALKING ABOUT THIS!
Funny how there was old Southern country songs about killing black folk when today we have black folk shooting others.
This is what your post came out as to me. Same shit, different wording and beat.
WHY IS THIS POTD!!!
i had to say it before anyone else, i actually like it.
It's not cool to do this any more.
There was a time when it was cool?
To be fair, Please Please Me (which was recorded earlier than I Want to Hold Your Hand) was about oral sex...
What is wrong with people? "Please, Please Me" is not about oral sex. It was about relationships, and a response to songs about sex. Since those were the norm in rock and roll then, they wanted to prove it can be different and still popular, only the only expected popularity in England.
Well, excuse me for reading interviews with the people who wrote the song.
Do you know how many forged interviews there are with bands as big as them? When you've watched as many documentary/ audio interviews as me, then you'll have some credibility.
I promise you, I've seen as many documentaries and heard as many audio interviews and listened to as many radio shows with George Martin as I can physically get a hold of. Since you seem to think you are the grand authority on all things Beatles, let's just agree to disagree.
I can assure you I am, in fact, the grand authority on all things Beatles. I know more about the band than Ringo, as I have proven. And I know enough about them to know that George Martin and Pauls post- Beatles comments on Beatles song origins can be shaky at best.
There is just no pleasing people like you. I always find it so disheartening when Beatles fans are so unloving and mean. If you think that you can convince me that you know more than I do, be my guest; I honestly do not care. I offered a solution to our problem. Like most songs, Please Please Me is open to many different interpretations. If you can't civilly take my solution, then I am truly sorry at the state of the human condition nowadays. This is my last comment on the issue, and I wish you a good life.
Dont try this "be the bigger man" crap on me. The beauty of their music stems from the countless interpretations. I'm always having friendly talks with strangers and friends alike about what a song could mean. My problem with you comes from two places. The first being your awful thoughts about what is really a pure song. As I said, their music could mean anything, so this wouldn't bother me if you didn't think that was the intention. Agreeing to disagree only works when one side isn't entirely disgusting and wrong. As for your personal attacks, I'm actually a very kind and loving man, even to the point of greatly disadvantaging myself.I live by a very strong moral code, and it is such that mkes you, some random person on the internet, worth writing these lengthy replies to.
Why the hell are you guys fighting about this? Music is not about whos right and whose wrong. All songs have different meanings to different people. Do you think the Beatles wanted to cause fighting? Honestly...
What they wouldn't want is one of their only purely innocent songs to be slandered. there has only been one song John has EVER written without an iron clad meaning, but he often keeps the true meanings of his music quiet, to allow his fans to find their own artistic visions, not this filth.