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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

§ I Am Music and I Pick the Songs: I Saw Her Standing There

{Song #34 « Song #35 » Song #36}

§ ≡ One of an ongoing series of posts in which I pick, in my not-so-humble opinion, the best songs of the second millennium. Feel free to offer constructive dissenting opinions; preferably set to music.

Song #35 is I Saw Her Standing There sung by The Beatles:
According to the RIAA certifications, The Beatles have sold more albums in the US than any other artist. They are credited with six Diamond albums, as well as 24 Multi-Platinum albums, 39 Platinum albums and 45 Gold albums. In 2008, Billboard magazine released a list of the all-time top-selling Hot 100 artists to celebrate the chart's fiftieth anniversary, with The Beatles at number one. The Beatles were collectively included in Time magazine's Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century.

Nevertheless, my favorite Beatles song is one that only peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100. Must have had something to do with my having been a young man at the time this song came out, and it being about some 17-year-old girl who looked "way beyond compare" ... In fact, come to think of it, I was (and still am, I guess) exactly the same age as one of the Beatles.

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