On YouTube, it always starts with just one guy. Or gal.
You don’t even have to know him. Or her. If you have some favorite music-related YouTubers, you end up hearing about it through them.
I don’t even know who started this ‘challenge’ or contest.
However, the rules were pretty simple: make a video and list your Top 10 favorite songs by The Beatles.
Anyone who loves The Beatles will instantly realize that this is a difficult task. Out of the 200 or so songs that they recorded, there are only a few stinkers. For the most part, The Beatles created one of the finest bodies of recorded music in Rock history.
So, how do you choose just 10?
I went with my gut. What songs did I want to play right before I made my list? I typed them out as they came to me. I realized that my list today was completely different than a list that I would have written a year ago. Five years ago. Ten years ago. Then again, the list I came up with consisted of songs that I feel connected to the most… today. It might slightly change tomorrow, but that is another list for another day.
Removing songs from my list gave me a headache. But I’ll stick with my guns here. I’m old (56) and sappy. I swim in both nostalgia and melancholy. I react with honesty instead of bravado. I don’t want to pretend that I’m cool when I’m far from it.
So, I made my list, hit record, and here it is. My Beatles Top 10 list. No guilt, no shame, no second-guessing, no bluster.
You can’t make a bad Top 10 list of Beatles songs… unless you try really hard.
I hope you enjoy this list.
What would be in YOUR Top 10 list of Beatles favorites?
Stephen SPAZ Schnee