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What your favorite Beatles album says about you
  • Please Please Me: you're cool and care about your hairdo, but you've got a softer side. you giggle when boys look at you from across the room.
  • With the Beatles: you really like the Beatles, but for some reason you don't wanna hear them do their own songs. but you really, really like the Beatles.
  • A Hard Day's Night: nobody really knows the real you. they think you're a suave, energetic socialite. deep down, you're a farm hand with a piece of wheat sticking out of your mouth, trying not to cry. you can cry if you want. it's okay to cry.
  • Beatles for Sale: you think your friends all secretly hate you, and you think strangers all secretly love you. also, George is your favorite Beatle and you like hearing Paul scream.
  • Help!: you really like ironic humor and feeling sorry for yourself, and you think people would be happier without you in the picture. you need to understand people care about you, and you should learn to like yourself. but proposing to a girl in a jumping 12 bar is wrong. don't do that.
  • Rubber Soul: when people ask you what kind of music you listen to, you say you like all different kinds.
  • Revolver: crawling into bed, you're half asleep before you remember to set your alarm. you do it with one eye open.
  • Sgt. Pepper: people say you're really together, but you know you're not. you wonder why people think you're seamless. you have so many seams. it seems they don't see your seams.
  • Magical Mystery Tour: your parents fought a lot in front of you. i'm sorry.
  • The White Album: you're greedy and like the blues.
  • Yellow Submarine: this album says a lot more about you than i have room to type about sorry you can pm me
  • Abbey Road: you won't stop trying until you're sitting at the top in a gold encrusted throne made of the skulls of your enemies and the good wishes of your friends. you don't know how to rap.
  • Let It Be: you think you have an intimate relationship with somewhere between 1 and 4 of the Beatles in a way they'll never understand. you watch a movie again if it makes you cry.
Italian music recommendation

🔹 classici anni ’60

  • Adriano Celentano - Azzurro; Il tuo bacio è come un rock, Pregherò, 24 mila baci;
  • Caterina Caselli - Nessuno ti può giudicare; Sono bugiarda;
  • Dalidà - Ciao, amore, ciao;
  • Edoardo Vianello - Abbronzatissima; Guarda come dondolo;
  • Gianni Morandi - In ginocchio da te, Andavo a cento all’ora; C’era un ragazzo che come me amava i Beatles e i Rolling Stones;
  • Gino Paoli - Sapore di sale, La gatta,
  • Little Tony - Cuore matto; La spada nel cuore; 24 mila baci;
  • Lucio Battisti - Acqua azzurra, acqua chiara;
  • Luigi Tenco - Vedrai vedrai; Mi sono innamorato di te;
  • Mina - Il cielo in una stanza; Tintarella di luna; Le mille bolle blu; È l’uomo per me; Città vuota; Zum zum zum; Se telefonando; Nessuno;
  • Nada - Ma che freddo fa
  • Ornella Vanoni - Senza fine; Io ti darò di più,
  • Patty Pravo - La bambola; Ragazzo triste; Il paradiso;
  • Sergio Endrigo - Io che amo solo te;

🔹 classici anni ‘70-‘80

  • Albano, Romina Power - Felicità
  • Alice - Per Elisa;
  • Anna Oxa - È tutto un attimo; Un’emozione da poco; Quando nasce un amore;
  • Antonello Venditti - Ci vorrebbe un amico; Sara;
  • Claudio Baglioni - Questo piccolo grande amore;
  • Donatella Rettore - Lamette; Splendido; Kobra;
  • Fiordaliso - Non voglio mica la luna;
  • Gianna Nannini - Bello e impossibile;
  • Mia Martini - Minuetto; Piccolo uomo; Almeno tu nell’universo;
  • Mina - Ancora ancora ancora; Grande grande grande;
  • Patty Pravo - Pazza idea; Pensiero stupendo;

🔹 classici anni ‘90-primi del 2000

  • 883 - Come mai / Hanno ucciso l’uomo ragno;
  • Amedeo Minghi - Vattene amore
  • Alex Britti - Solo una volta; Mi piaci; 
  • Alex Baroni - Onde; La distanza di un amore; Binario 4;
  • Anna Oxa - Senza pietà; 
  • Articolo 31 - Tranqi Funky;
  • Elisa - Luce (tramonti a nord est); 
  • Eros Ramazzotti - Più bella cosa; Se bastasse una bella canzone; Ti sposerò perché; Un’altra te; Stella gemella; Fuoco nel fuoco; 
  • Giorgia - E poi; Tradirefare; Parlami d’amore; Un’ora sola ti vorrei; Di sole e d’azzurro; 
  • Irene Grandi - Bum bum;
  • Jovanotti - Ciao mamma;
  • Laura Pausini - Non c’è; La solitudine; Strani amori; Un’emergenza d’amore; In assenza di te; Tra te e il mare;
  • Luca Carboni - Ci vuole un fisico bestiale;
  • Lucio Dalla - Attenti al lupo;
  • Michele Zarrillo - L’elefante e la farfalla;
  • Miguel Bosé - Se tu non torni;
  • Raf - Due;
  • Zucchero - Per colpa di chi;

🔹 contemporanea (2000-17)

  • Alessandra Amoroso - Vivere a colori; Comunque andare; Stupendo fino a qui;
  • Alessio Bernabei - Non è Sudamerica;
  • Annalisa - Una finestra tra le stelle; Se avessi un cuore; Noi siamo un’isola;
  • Arisa - La notte; Controvento; Una notte ancora;
  • Cosmo - Sei la mia città; L’ultima festa; Ho visto un Dio;
  • Dolcenera - Amore disperato; Ci vediamo a casa; Ora o mai più (le cose cambiano); Fantastica; 
  • Elisa - Bruciare per te; L’anima vola;
  • Elodie - Tutta colpa mia; Un’altra vita; Amore avrai; L’imperfezione della vita; Verrà da sé;
  • Emma - Occhi profondi; Amami; Dimentico tutto; 1 2 3; La mia città;
  • Fabio Rovazzi - Tutto Molto Interessante; Andiamo A Comandare; Volare;
  • Federica - Dopotutto; Ti avrei voluto dire;
  • Francesco Gabbani - Occidentali’s Karma; Magellano;
  • Giorgia - Vanità; Oronero; Non mi ami
  • Il Volo - Grande amore; L’amore si muove;
  • Jovanotti - Sabato; L’estate addosso; A te; L’alba;
  • La Rua - Il sabato fa così;
  • lemandorle - Ti amo il venerdì sera; Le ragazze;
  • Levante - Non me ne frega niente; Alfonso; Io ti maledico;
  • Lorenzo Fragola - # fuori c’è il sole; Siamo uguali;
  • Malika Ayane - Senza fare sul serio; Blu;
  • Marco Mengoni - Onde (Sondr Remix);
  • Motta - Del tempo che passa la felicità; La fine dei vent’anni;
  • Nina Zilli - Per sempre;
  • Noemi - Vuoto a perdere; Sono solo parole; Bagnati dal sole; La borsa di una donna;
  • RIKI - Sei mia; Polaroid; Diverso;
  • Salmo - Don Medellín; L’alba;
  • Takagi - L’esercito dei selfie; Oroscopo;
  • Thegiornalisti - Senza; Completamente; Fine dell’estate;
  • Tiziano Ferro - Lento/Veloce; Il confronto;

Feel free to add more if you want and happy listening! 🇮🇹💁🏼‍♂️✨

Beatles Albums Explained
  • Please Please Me: the Beatles like sex
  • With the Beatles: the Beatles like sex part 2
  • A side of A Hard Day's Night: glamorous 60's pop
  • B side: bitter country music?
  • Beatles for Sale: the Beatles are a country band now in a good way
  • Help!: the Beatles remember they're a rock band but they like flutes and violins too
  • Rubber Soul: 4/5 stars songs coming together to make a 6/5 stars album
  • Revolver: hello we're the Beatles and we're ascending
  • Sgt. Pepper: the Beatles straight up dictate what pop is gonna sound like now and everyone takes notes
  • Magical Mystery Tour: "hello we're Paul and the McCartneys I mean "the Beatles" and here's the music from "our" new movie
  • The Beatles: We Are Tense
  • Yellow Submarine: idk here's some singles and new songs and a bunch of scoring from the last movie we have to make (not)
  • Abbey Road: wHOa ThERe FRiEnD
  • Let It Be: among a few orchestral pieces, the Beatles return to their roots of straight single track rock n roll that you can actually perform and they BEAT IT UP
No Reply (Takes 1 + 2, Unknown Partial Takes i + ii)
The Beatles

September 30th, 1964 (EMI Studios, Abbey Road, London): John and Paul work on their vocals as the Beatles record ‘No Reply’. (Note: The two brief snippets at the very end are from unknown takes of the song.) 

JOHN: But the red – the light’s on.

PAUL: [lisping] I know it is. [John murmurs] So?

JOHN: Now don’t slow down, for christ’s sake. 

PAUL: Just do it as a solo, do it on your own.

JOHN: Okay, let’s get it.

PAUL: Two, three—

JOHN: This happened once— [clears throat] I choked, you know.

JOHN: Sing it. What was that about not singing with me?

PAUL: Well, okay, I’ll just sing it—[inaudible]

JOHN: ’Cause my voice is killing me. 

PAUL: This happened once before…

JOHN: That’s it, okay. 

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The resemblance is uncanny

(by the way the Beatles picture is @acrossthestrawberryfields
blog header thingie, which is where I first saw it)

Culture Shock: Everything You Need To Know About The Beatles

From humble Liverpool beginnings to becoming the most iconic band of all time, the Fab Four has had a long and storied history. Here’s a primer on The Beatles, so you can sound like a bona fide expert if this paradigm-shifting band ever comes up in conversation.

There were originally seven members of The Beatles, but three of them got lost on their way to the Ed Sullivan stage and missed out on the opportunity of a lifetime: Unfortunately, for Craig, Wesley, and Chip, it just wasn’t meant to be. By the time the three bandmates navigated their way back from the bathroom to the Ed Sullivan stage, John, Paul, George, and Ringo were already halfway through “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” and The Beatles craze in America was well underway. The four members who took the stage decided it would have been far too much work to get the country accustomed to three more members moving forward, so they ended up just cutting them loose.

The Beatles were the first band to ever score a major endorsement deal, culminating in an ad where Ringo is held down in a tub of Coca-Cola for 90 seconds: While musicians commercializing their success is nothing surprising in today’s world, The Beatles were considered trailblazers when they teamed up with Coca-Cola to make a commercial where Ringo nearly drowns in a tub of their famous soda. Both Coke sales and Beatles album sales soared after the commercial aired, and it’s a formula that’s been repeated countless times since.

Every one of The Beatles’ 12 studio albums includes at least one song about trying to steal Elvis Presley’s wife: This is one that you’ll miss if you’re not paying attention. On every one of The Beatles’ albums, they were always sure to include a few songs about stealing the wife of their enemy, Elvis Presley. Whether it was with “Eleanor Rigby,” “Dear Prudence,” or the early “Please Please Me,” The Beatles did everything in their power to lure Elvis’ wife away from him, all to no avail. But at least it made for some grade-A tunes.

The Beatles were the first band to make a music video, which comprises almost entirely of footage of John Lennon screaming at George Harrison for messing with the thermostat: While music videos have become a necessary part of the music business, it wasn’t always that way. The Beatles certainly turned a few heads when they introduced the first-ever music video, which was just raw footage of the notoriously temperamental John Lennon really laying into George Harrison for changing the temperature in the studio while “Fool On The Hill” plays. Lip-reading superfans have been able to glean John shouting, “Just pick something and stick to it!” and “You are this close to losing thermostat privileges!” but some of Lennon’s more effusive reprimands remain a garbled mystery. The artistic gamble paid off big time, as The Beatles are now credited with changing the music game forever.

The Beatles spent so much time in India because no pilot could deal with their constant singing on the flight back to London, so they kept turning around to drop them back off: The Beatles famously spent long stretches of time meditating in India, and it was largely because no pilot had the patience to fly them all the way back to England as they relentlessly sang and yelped. By the time the plane got to the proper elevation, pilots were already so irritated with the incessant crooning coming from the back of the plane that they’d turn right around and drop The Beatles back off. If it weren’t for these annoyed pilots, The Beatles never would have spent their transformative songwriting month in India, and the world would never have the hits “Blackbird” or “Revolution.”

DOCTOR WHO SENTENCE STARTERS
  • “The children of my civilisation would be insulted.”
  • “You have a knack of getting yourself into trouble.”
  • “We’re always in trouble! It follows us everywhere.”
  • “I made some cocoa and got engaged.”
  • “I can’t decide whether you’re a rogue, a halfwit, or both.”
  • “You squashed my favourite Beatles!”
  • “We’re trying to defeat the Daleks, not start a jumble sale!”
  • “No one mentioned cutting throats.”
  • “I am a citizen of the universe, and a gentleman to boot.”
  • “I keep my eyes open and my mouth shut.”
  • “You might almost say the Cyberman had a… complete metal breakdown.”
  • “Have you thought up some clever plan?”
  • “I’m going to bung a rock at it.”
  • “People spend all their time making nice things and then other people come along and break them!”
  • “Logic merely enables one to be wrong with authority.”
  • “Just pretend to be stupid. Think you can manage that?”
  • “I hate computers and refuse to be bullied by them!”
  • “Great jumping gobstobbers!”
  • “You, sir, are a nitwit.”
  • “Sometimes I think ‘military intelligence’ is a contradiction in terms.”
  • “… you ham-fisted bun vendor.”
  • “You were trying to make cocoa in my lab?!”
  • “Nuclear explosions? Take the usual precautions… sticky tape on windows, that sort of thing.”
  • “Do they have mice in Atlantis?”
  • “I never thought I’d have to fire in anger at a dratted caterpillar.”
  • “Would you like a jelly baby?”
  • “You’re standing on my scarf.”
  • “Call me ‘old girl’ again and I’ll spit in your eye.”
  • “Excuse me, can you help me? I’m a spy.”
  • “You’re just a mouth on legs.”
  • “Oh, you know how it is; you put things off for a day and next thing you know, it’s a hundred years later.”
  • “I speak treason fluently.”
  • “It’s more a mental stroll in a park of psychic tranquility.”
  • “A little gratitude wouldn’t irreetrievably damage my ego.”
  • “I shall beat it into submission with my charm.”
  • “We aren’t getting anywhere playing pat-a-cake with the wall.”
  • “You’re bonkers.”
  • “Guns can seriously damage your health, you know.”
  • “Are you trying to be funny?”
  • “Absence makes the nose grow longer.”
  • “A bird in the hand keeps the Doctor away.”
  • “Every dogma has its day.”
  • “Two wrongs don’t make a left turn.”
  • “Time and tide melts the snowman.”
  • “One tends to expect advice from one’s adviser.”
  • “Do me a favour and drown yourself.”
  • “You’re a nice guy, but a little weird…”
  • “Anybody remotely interesting is mad in some way or another.”
  • “These shoes! They fit perfectly!”
  • “Am I being abducted?”
  • “Go to hell, sir.”
  • “Are you capable of speaking without flapping your hands about?”
  • “I came first in jiggery pokery.”
  • “I failed hullabaloo.”
  • “What the Shakespeare is going on?”
  • “I’ve never been slapped by someone’s mother.”
  • “Excuse me, do you mind not farting while I’m saving the world?”
  • “Are you my mummy?”
  • “That is textbook enigmatic.”
  • “They think I’m in drag!”
  • “Oh… I should have realised. He’s into musical theatre.”
  • “I can save the universe using a kettle and some string. And look at me, I’m wearing a vegetable!”
  • “I’m going to report you for… madness!!”
  • “I point and laugh at archaeologists.”
  • “Please desist from striking me.”
  • “I was promised tea!”
  • “Have you got space teeth?!”
  • “A poncho. The biggest crime against fashion since lederhosen.”
  • “Let’s die looking like a Peruvian folk band.”
  • “Okay, this is bad. At the moment I don’t know how bad, but certainly we’re three buses, a long walk, and eight quid in a taxi from good.”
  • “I’m the clever one, you’re the potato one!”