Who of The Beatles was the best songwriter?

Who of The Beatles was the best songwriter?

John Lennon
9
53%
Paul McCartney
7
41%
George Harrison
1
6%
Ringo Starr (answer only for jokers)
0
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Total votes: 17

mat.bez.lima
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Who of The Beatles was the best songwriter?

Postby mat.bez.lima » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:43 pm

Sorry for my long absence here. I will talk here about many interesting subjects that I discussed in many threads that I created in RYM this time. I want much to see also your opinions about these subjects.
In my opinion, Paul McCartney. It is true that he
many times wasted his talent with banal songs,
but at his best he could deliver great melodies
and lyrics also like no other Beatle. Even John
Lennon, with all his criticism about banality of
many Paul McCartney, praised McCartney as
being a better songwriter and more of an musician. George Martin said
that Paul McCartney had more understanding of
music and that could expresse opinions about
arrangements better than Lenon, that wanted
things arrangements with a taste of a specific
fruit, etcetera. John Lennon was, especially after
he know Yoko Ono, an artist trying to express his
ideas in many ways, music was just one of them,
but his major focus was personal expression and
social critics, Paul McCartney was really
obssessed with music in a deep way, was more
of an musician. In fact, John Lennon was better
than Paul McCartney in just one thing in matter
of songwriting: lyrics. I am not forgetting George
Harrison, but his quantity of great songs is
inferior to Lennon/McCartney, tough this isn't
much Harrison's guilty, but his lack of
opportunities. I am not taking anything way of Harrison, he was genial also. All Things Must Pass have many great songs that were composed still in Beatles time, but were ignored because the priority were Lennon/McCartney songs. I see that many people seem to have a selective memory and prejudice against Paul McCartney because they
seem remember much more the bad and banal
songs that McCartney wrote than Lennon bad and banal songs. I am not taking anything away of Lennon, he and McCartney were geniuses and immortal musical legends.
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Re: Who of The Beatles was the best songwriter?

Postby prosecutorgodot » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:29 pm

Paul McCartney for me, I guess. It's just a personal preference. I'm a sucker for good pop. Lennon was the artsier one. Not sure if I could describe the styles of Harrison and Starr.

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Re: Who of The Beatles was the best songwriter?

Postby Jonathon » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:10 pm

John Lennon had a higher ceiling, Paul McCartney had a greater body of songs.


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