Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Bigger than Jesus


I’ve been thinking all day about what Beatles song I would have covered had I been on last night’s American Idol show. So far here’s what I’ve come up with for songs that would kill:

“Hard Day’s Night”

“I Am the Walrus”

“Hello, Goodbye”

“Help”

“And Your Bird Can Sing”

Or I’d dip back into the speed-pill-fueled days of Hamburg and let it rip with one of these numbers:

“It Won’t Be Long”

“Roll over Beethoven”

“Twist and Shout”

Or, if I felt like I could get down on my knees and belt it out proper, I'd bring down the house with this little gem off "Abbey Road":

"Oh Darling"

Tell me that wouldn't end the show right there. Bring out the crown!

(side note: Good golly miss molly, John and Paul wrote some good songs didn't they? Hearing those tunes rearranged like they were just shows you how perfect those songs were to begin with and how time's only made them better here 40-something years later. Stunning.)

2 Comments:

Blogger Tania Rochelle said...

I was kinda hoping for Norwegian Wood, myself.

7:09 PM  
Blogger Howard said...

Well, there's quite literally "always next week" since they're gonna do it again.

Of course that Amanda could vomit it out or that god-awful chick from Oregon could turn it into a state fair country performance. Tune in and see!

7:51 PM  

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