HANS HOT 100 BEATLES SONGS: #62:’ THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD’

12 March 1969: Mixing: The Long And Winding Road, Let It Be

Hans Hot 100 Beatles Songs: #62 : ‘The Long And Winding Road’- The Beatles 20th and final #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. Paul McCartney’s ‘The Long And Winding Road’- from Let It Be- one of 5 songs from that album to crack the Hans Hot 100. A song that would be rated higher I’m sure by many others- I’ve always felt that it falls a little short of its reputation. Maybe its the recording- Paul wasn’t pleased at all over Phil Spector’s orchestral and choral overdubs on Let It Be– decades later on Let It Be..Naked -Paul removed the overdubs- but to me it still falls short of masterpiece status.

The Countdown so far- 100-‘Any Time At All’/ 99- ‘No Reply’ / 98- ‘You Know My Name [Look Up The Number]/ 97- ‘The Inner Light’ / 96- ‘ You Won’t See Me’ / 95- ‘Baby’s In Black’/ 94- ‘Sexy Sadie’ / 93- ‘I Need You’ / 92- ‘Love Me Do’/ 91- ‘Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey’/ 90- ‘Doctor Robert’/ 89- ‘There’s A Place’/ 88- ‘Good Day Sunshine’ 87- ‘It’s Only Love’ 86- ‘I Want You [She’s So Heavy] 85-‘Yer Blues’ / 84- ‘From Me To You’/ 83-‘She’s Leaving Home’/ 82-‘Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite’/ 81-‘I’m So Tired’/ 80-‘The Ballad of John and Yoko’ 79- ‘Baby, You’re A Rich Man’ 78- ‘Yellow Submarine.’ #77 ‘Things We Said Today.’ #76: ‘When I’m Sixty- Four’ #75: ‘Happiness IS A Warm Gun’ 74: ‘I Will’ 73: ‘Within You Without You’ 72: ‘ This Boy’ 71: ‘And I Love Her’- #70: ‘Fixing A Hole’ #69- ‘Drive My Car’ 68: ‘I Should Have Known Better’ #67: ‘Getting Better’ #66: ‘If I Needed Someone’ #65: ‘I’m Down, #64: ‘Good Morning Good Morning.’ #63:’ Hey Bulldog’ #62: ‘The Long And Winding Road’

4 responses to “HANS HOT 100 BEATLES SONGS: #62:’ THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD’

  1. This has always been a favorite song from “Let It Be,” but I agree with Paul here. The first time I heard the “ex-Spector-ated” version of this, I was in the car, and I swear, I had to pull off the road about halfway thru and try to pull myself back together. It was just that beautiful, without the orchestra and horns.

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