July 21, 2005

And the fastest-selling download of all time is...

"Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

15 comments:

Mark Daniels said...

My first music download ever...and the reasons are twofold: McCartney and U2!

John said...

This is especially interesting, given that none of the Beatles catalogs are available for (legal) download.

Paul said...

I'm a huge Beatle fan.
But that wouldn't be near my first choice, if anyone asked. Are you asking?
At my age, it would be "Yesterday"
When I was younger it was, "Eight Days a Week"
Yeah, go ahead, I got made fun of then too.

Ann Althouse said...

Paul: I think it's very low on the list of favorite Beatles songs.

Ann Althouse said...

My personal favorite, by the way, has always been "Happiness Is a Warm Gun."

twwren said...

'I read the news today, oh boy...'

Seems appropriate for today.

miklos rosza said...

ann: wow, 'happiness is a warm gun!' incredible. what a great song. it's in my top five. 'yer blues' is #1, then 'she said she said' and 'sexy sadie.'

i always thought sgt pepper was the beatle album for those who didnt much like rock.

Paul said...

Et Tu, Ann?
Happiness is pretty good but I like Rocky Racoon better. Doctor came in stinking of Gin, ready to sign Rocky's toe tag.

Paul said...

Sigh.
Not biting hey?
I don't think my quote of Rocky is literal.

Ron said...

I love "For No One."

I think McCartney now makes more of his money from non-Beatle stuff ( land holdings, artworks, etc.) than he does from Beatle stuff...sobering...

I think I read somewhere that Zak Starkey's daughter is a drummer, thus making three generations of Starr drummers...

lindsey said...

You should check out the Breeders cover of "Happiness Is A Warm Gun". It's excellent.

Scipio said...

But the question remains: is the U2/McCartney Sgt. Pepper's any good?

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Ann Althouse said...

Lindsey: I know the Breeders version. I like them a lot.

Miklos: I'm glad you survived to tell the tale of "Yer Blues" being your favorite.

Scipio: It sounded very close to the original to me.

bill said...

Oh. For a second there I thought you were talking about the Bee Gees/Frampton soundtrack. Which, for some unknown reason, I have on vinyl. I was 14 and should make no apologies for my musical tastes at the time; though Earth, Wind and Fire singing "got to get you into my life" is pretty good.

True: After hearing John Lennon was dead I hit play on the tape deck - I'd been listening to The White Album the day before - and "Happiness is a Warm Gun" was the first song that played. Kinda creeped me out at the time.