She Loves You

9:40 AM -- Breaking music news from the U.K.'s Mail Online:

    The Beatles track She Loves You has been revealed to be the biggest ever selling of the group's hits released in the UK.

    Figures out yesterday showed the 1963 single - the band's second number one which was issued as Beatlemania was in its infancy - topped a chart of the act's greatest sales tallies.

    I Want To Hold Your Hand came second in the chart commissioned by BBC Radio 2...

    The list is dominated by tracks up to and including 1965. As well as She Loves You and I Want To Hold Your Hand, the top five is made up of Can't Buy Me Love, I Feel Fine and the double A-side Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out.
Now you know.

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 3:57:34 PM
re: She Loves You What's your favorite tune from the four lovable mop-tops?
Mine, I think, is "In My Life" from Rubber Soul, sentimental simian that I am, though I don't think it was ever released as a single.
Warning: Anyone nominating "Rocky Raccoon" will be forever banned from the LR message boards.
opticalwatcher 12/5/2012 | 3:57:32 PM
re: She Loves You

I would think that Larry the Monkey would pick a song from that other mop-top group, such as "I'm Not Your Steppin Stone"

Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 3:57:30 PM
re: She Loves You I'm a believer.
Pete Baldwin 12/5/2012 | 3:57:28 PM
re: She Loves You

I'd have thought Larry would go for "Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me and My Monkey."

As for me, I'd probably agree with Larry -- "In My Life" is tops.

If I had to pick something different.... they got overplayed by rock radio over the decades, but "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is a great song, and I've always liked "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."

Among the songs I never, never need to hear again:  "The Long and Winding Road."

t.bogataj 12/5/2012 | 3:57:28 PM
re: She Loves You

Craig: "Among the songs I never, never need to hear again: The Long and Winding Road."

You never heard Laibach's version, that's why. Too bad.

shygye75 12/5/2012 | 3:57:27 PM
re: She Loves You

A vote for Mister Moonlight -- because it proves that everyone makes mistakes.

Pete Baldwin 12/5/2012 | 3:57:27 PM
re: She Loves You

From the Trouser Press Record Guide (1991 edition):  "Laibach's version of Let It Be (an LP the group considers the Beatles' worst) realizes the entire album (minus the title track) as melodramatic drinking and fighting songs, with horns, synthesized strings and military beats. The female choir version of "Across the Universe," deadpan with faint Slovenian accents and tinkling harpsichord, is at once hilarious, chilling and beautiful."

Cool.  Thanks for the tip, t.bogataj.

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