#140: Free as a Bird

“There won’t be a Beatles reunion as long as John Lennon remains dead.” – George Harrison, 1989

I wasn’t sure whether or not to include “Free as a Bird” and “Real Love” on this ranking, because they’re definitely not typical Beatles songs. They were released 25+ years after every other song on the countdown, were both omitted from the 2009 remaster series, and present the curious conundrum George Harrison references above, in that John Lennon–who I think most would agree was a pretty key member of the band–didn’t show up for any of the recording sessions under the oh-so-convenient excuse of being dead for 15 years.

But ultimately, they were released under the banner “The Beatles,” and more importantly, Continue reading “#140: Free as a Bird”

#140: Free as a Bird