My iPod #100: The Beatles – Birthday

HEY EVERYONE. IT’S JUST GONE PAST FIVE O’CLOCK, AND YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS.

 

YES. IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE THE 100th POST OF “MY IPOD”. YES.

I’ve really accomplished in life now.

And what a great way to commemorate it too, with one of the loudest songs on “The Beatles” where Paul celebrates your birthday… as well as his own. I never knew about “Birthday” until it appeared in a trailer for “The Beatles: Rock Band” in 2009. The ‘dreamscape’ for the song in the game is the video above. Although it was written at a time when relations between the band members were starting to deteriorate – It is the only song on “The Beatles” where Paul and John share lead vocals. John sings lower harmony. Paul still managed to come up with this hard rocker, belting out high notes at the top of his chest voice.

Along with “Helter Skelter”, it’s a song where Paul can’t seem to control himself and goes all out on his performance. He takes charge of guitar while George plays bass and if you listen carefully during the drum break, you can here him screaming the measures in the background and he sings quietly during the instrumental break. But seeing as it is his song, one that he and John made up on the spot apparently, he should be allowed to do what he wants. The song also features Yoko Ono and George’s first wife, Pattie Boyd on background vocals.

Enjoy the song, enjoy this momentous occassion. 100 posts, get in.

Until tomorrow.

Jamie.

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Author: Jamie Kyei Manteaw

An English student at Coventry University who spends most days listening to music (old and new) and reading and writing about it, however informal it may be. And studying too, obviously.

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