HANS HOT 100 BEATLES SONGS: #30: ‘TAXMAN’

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Hans Hot 100 Beatles Songs: #30: ‘Taxman’

#30:’ Taxman’- Written by George Harrison- the lead off track on The Beatles greatest album- Revolver. Every song on Revolver made the Hot 100- except another George song from the album- ‘Love You To.’ George always seemed to be the Beatle most concerned about money and where it was going- this is his take on the tax system in England that was taking 90% of their earnings at the time. The best George song -up to this point.

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’ #61:’ The Fool On The Hill’ #60: ‘Get Back’ #59: ‘Eight Days A Week’ #58:’ Because” 57:’Two Of Us’ 56:’Girl’ #55: ‘Come Together’ #54: Michelle’ #53″ And Your Bird Can Sing’ #52: “Helter Skelter’ #51: ‘Twist And Shout’ #50″ Back In The U.S.S.R.’ #49: ‘If I Fell’- #48” “I’m A Loser’ #47: ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ #46: ‘Julia’ #45: ‘We Can Work It Out’ #44: ‘All You Need Is Love’ #43: ‘For No One’ #42: ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band/ With A Little Help From My Friends’ #41: ‘Lady Madonna’ #40:’ Lady Madonna’ #39: Got To Get You Into My Life’ #38: ‘Across The Universe’ #37: ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’ #36: ‘Dear Prudence’ #35: Please Please Me’ #34: ‘All My Loving’ #33 ‘She Said She Said’ #32: ‘I’m Only Sleeping’ #31:”I Saw Her Standing There’ #30: ‘Taxman’

6 responses to “HANS HOT 100 BEATLES SONGS: #30: ‘TAXMAN’

  1. Yes, the tax system there was rapacious at the time. It pauperised Walt Disney’s 60s wonderkid, Hayley Mills too. Her 21st birthday present was a fortune gone to the taxman, only small change left. I always loved Georges jaundiced observation- ‘my advice for those who die, declare the pennies on your eyes.’ I’m no fan of capitalism, but there must be a fine line between creaming those that rise to the top and killing the cash cow.

  2. Makes one wonder how much the boys made. All that to the queen and they were still wealthy. I read somewhere where Paul played that raunchy lick at the beginning on an Epiphone Casino. May or may not be factual.

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