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Are The Beatles Overrated?

This is a common choice of topic that keeps cropping up among my group of friends. Many believe that their worth, musicality, popularity and overall God-like aura are simply exaggerated, and over-simplified. Question is – is this true? Love Me DO or love me DON’T: Are The Beatles overrated?

50 years on, they are quite possibly still the most popular, most loved and notorious band to ever grace our stages, cameras and earholes of music. Quite rightly too – known for their music inventions in songwriting, their commercial success is next to none, becoming the best sold group than any other in just a short span of 13 years of recording thirteen studio albums.

But, whether the bands’ reputation precedes them, or simply their music doesn’t do it for you, let me know your thoughts on the Liverpudlian legends.

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14 replies on “Are The Beatles Overrated?”

💜 John Lennon Assassinated, Paul McCartney Still Around, Ringo and George, I THINK!!! One of Them is Dead EveryOne; what hasn’t DIED!!! is The Legacy, very good, carry on

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It’s certainly their legacy that is enrichly powerful that earns them enough money to this day. The colossal milestones they achieved is enough for any artist or band to celebrate, and for me – I think the respect and love they get is so warranted.

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I grew up with the Beatles and still love them as much as ever. I was thinking of how as an eight year old I wanted a haircut just like them. My father would not have approved and we had to have the short, back and sides.

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Haha that’s brilliant! I can imagine the traits of the Beatles – rock ‘n’ roll rebellion – would be frowned upon and not looked up among the older folk back then. It’s funny how these things revolve around constantly in our music and culture. Thanks for the share, my friend!

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No, I don’t believe they are overrated. They changed music and the musical landscape forever. They evolved faster than any band ever has then and now and put out so many great songs in such a short time. And they influenced probably every single band that came in the late 60’s and 70’s and that is no exaggeration. They might not be my favorite band, but I don’t think any band has ever had the impact they have had.

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Haha this is definitely a proud paragraph and shuts up all the Beatles haters for sure. I will be sharing this with my friends who think otherwise, try and get them to at least appreciate what they did for not only their generation of artist and fans but for today’s, too. Thank you my friend, for your continued support.

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The Beatles have long been, and may possibly remain, the most popular and acclaimed band of all time for many reasons, not least of which was their groundbreaking songwriting and music. As John noted earlier, their influence on the music of so many bands that followed is evidence enough of their lasting impact and legacy. Those who now say they’re overrated simply do not know what they’re talking about.

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hahha I love it! The sheer ignorance of people thinking they’re overrated is fantastic. I mean, it may just be a couple of my friends, but I have heard it among other fruitless individuals who are possibly just saying it to be different. Thanks for the right words on this topic in my opinion, chap!

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Let me start by saying I don’t hate the Beatles. Their place in history and culture is set in stone. Without them, countless musical acts don’t exist. The music isn’t overrated. It could be said that some songs are overplayed, perhaps, but not overrated.

There were no Beatles albums in the house growing up. The songs I learned early on in my education were covers – Helter Skelter (Motley Crue), Come Together (Aerosmith), and so on. At that point in time, Lennon’s son Julian was on radio. Paul was on his own, making hits with Michael Jackson. I think George was with the Travelling Wilburys.

Is it possible that the people complaining are the ones like me, that didn’t get much of a Beatles education?

As an aside, my introduction to George’s solo stuff was via a Canadian bluesman named Jeff Healey. He was a musical virtuoso who was blind at an early age. He played his guitar sitting down, with the guitar in his lap. Anyway, the first song of his I heard was a cover of While My Guitar Gently Weeps.

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Yeah, they’re iconic, there’s no disputing that. Thank you for your kind words and fantastic stories as always, Andrew. It’s such a thrill to hear your pearls of wisdom on so many topics we’ve covered here. I certainly think that whoever thinks Beatles as overrated are simply jealous and mind-boggled at how something so simplistically beautiful was not found out by themselves. I love ’em and I love the controversy that comes with them.

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