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The Number Ones: John Lennon's "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night"

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Posted by Beatles4Ever&Ever

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      The Number Ones: John Lennon's "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night"(featuring Reggie)

        jimmix wrote:

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        The Number Ones: John Lennon's "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night"(featuring Reggie)

        Never a big fan of that song.   The sax is out of tune and it was more often than not John singing backup to Elton John rather than the other way around.  Never was quite sure why John thought it was okay just as it was.  His desire to do things fast didn't always work out for him. It was likely more popular than it would otherwise have been because Elton John was at the height of fame in 1974 when the song was released.  IMO

          Beatles4Ever&Ever wrote:

          jimmix wrote:

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          The Number Ones: John Lennon's "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night"(featuring Reggie)

          Never a big fan of that song.   The sax is out of tune and it was more often than not John singing backup to Elton John rather than the other way around.  Never was quite sure why John thought it was okay just as it was.  His desire to do things fast didn't always work out for him. It was likely more popular than it would otherwise have been because Elton John was at the height of fame in 1974 when the song was released.  IMO

          John honored Elton’s bet to perform the song LIVE if the song was a #1 hit, went to #1, And John and Yoko reunited that same night and venue.

            Beatles4Ever&Ever wrote:

            jimmix wrote:

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            The Number Ones: John Lennon's "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night"(featuring Reggie)

            Never was quite sure why John thought it was okay just as it was.  His desire to do things fast didn't always work out for him. 

            Didnt work out for him? It went #1, cant do any better than that.  Sure Elton was hot at the time, but its a good track.

              Maccaroni1974 wrote:

              Beatles4Ever&Ever wrote:
              jimmix wrote:

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              The Number Ones: John Lennon's "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night"(featuring Reggie)

              Never was quite sure why John thought it was okay just as it was.  His desire to do things fast didn't always work out for him. 

              Didnt work out for him? It went #1, cant do any better than that.  Sure Elton was hot at the time, but its a good track.

              That doesn't change the fact that the saxaphone is out of tune throughout the song.  Going to No. 1 with the help of Elton John does not change any of  that.  It's not terrible.  It just isn't well done....in my opinion.