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The Beatles — Your Mother Should Know
Album: Magical Mystery Tour
Avg rating:
7.4

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Total ratings: 469









Released: 1969
Length: 2:24
Plays (last 30 days): 0
(Oo-oo-oo-ooh)

Let's all get up and dance to a song
That was a hit before your mother was born
Though she was born a long, long time ago
Your mother should know (your mother should)
Your mother should know (know)

Sing it again

Let's all get up and dance to a song
That was a hit before your mother was born
Though she was born a long, long time ago
Your mother should know (your mother should)
Your mother should know (know)

Lift up your hearts and sing me a song
That was a hit before your mother was born
Though she was born a long, long time ago
Your mother should know (your mother should)
Your mother should know (kno-ow)
Your mother should know (your mother should)
Your mother should know (kno-ow)

Sing it again

Daa-da da-daa da-daa-daa-da-da
Da-daa-da daa da-daa daa daa-da-da-daa
Though she was born a long, long time ago
Your mother should know (your mother should)
Your mother should know (yeah)
Your mother should know (your mother should)
Your mother should know (yeah)
Your mother should know (your mother should)
Your mother should know (yeah)
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I like the music of the Beatles, just don't care too much for this particular one
 Canlistener wrote:
Another piece of Beatles rubbish
 
From another whiner who rates everything sucko-barfo.
Another piece of Beatles rubbish
{#Dancingbanana}..(((10))).. {#Dancingbanana}     
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fab 4  was,,,,,,,,,,,is,,,,,,,,, and wil,,,,,,,,,,,,,,l be fabulous
I changed my number to 10 (if I could go higher, I would), remember my mom was offended by the reference to kinda old and your mother should know!! She usually liked new Beatles albums.........this one......not so much.
 
yup - but what dj? David Hamilton?


goozer321 wrote:

The intro music for a quiz, I recall

 


My dead best friend's younger brother took this picture recently at Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square—

My dead best friend's younger brother saw this at Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square... photo HardRockCafeinTimesSquare_zps97b196e7.jpg

we be dancing...  love this song...  love this marvelous album...
{#Jump} {#Sunny} get up and dance {#Dancingbanana}
i love paul songs  they are just fun  i think paul and john balanced each other out perfectly  john kept paul from getting too silly and paul brought a certain lightness and musicality to johns work  given the dynamic of two strong artistic personalities the break was inevitable 
Happy International Women's Day!
as another RP listener so succinctly put it: "there are paul songs and there are john songs"
 apd wrote:
I think any Radio 1 listeners from the 70's will know this as a dj jingle and, are you, like me, always surprised to hear it lasting longer than 30 seconds?

 
The intro music for a quiz, I recall
 Sasha2001 wrote:
It's the Paul stuff that gets us interested in the Beatles when we're children. But it's the John stuff that turns us on to serious music when we're adolescents and adults. Finally, when we're old, Paul's stuff makes us nostalgic for our youth. A band for all seasons.


 
And somewhere in there, we learn to appreciate George. I know I have.
I think any Radio 1 listeners from the 70's will know this as a dj jingle and, are you, like me, always surprised to hear it lasting longer than 30 seconds?
these guys DEFINE timeless...
Will always love Paul...{#Daisy}
 ziakut wrote:
Some of their weakest output by far. This whole album is somewhat of a stretch.
 

Yah, what a bunch of stinkers  {#Drunk} . . .

Magical Mystery Tour
The Fool on the Hill
I Am the Walrus
Hello Goodbye
Strawberry Fields Forever
Penny Lane
Baby You're a Rich Man
All You Need Is Love

 ziakut wrote:
Some of their weakest output by far. This whole album is somewhat of a stretch.
 
i agree
 michaelc wrote:
Hay ringo is that a penis on your face or are you just happy to see me.
 
calypsus_1 wrote:

Beatles "Magical Mystery" by ~JSaurer
©2008-2010 ~JSaurer

the "magical mystery" Beatles,
first scetches I've done in 1996, this final version is from 1999
 
 
pretty awesome
 ziakut wrote:

Very creative response! So...in other words...one must have a CD of music of their own to compare when offering an opinion that doesn't attack anyone? Hmmm...interesting. Amoreena must have tons of CD's for all of us to compare to...for the comments she has left.
 
it never gets old with the beatles!!
 amoreena wrote:


Can I hear something off your latest CD so I can compare?
 
Very creative response! So...in other words...one must have a CD of music of their own to compare when offering an opinion that doesn't attack anyone? Hmmm...interesting. Amoreena must have tons of CD's for all of us to compare to...for the comments she has left.

 ziakut wrote:
Some of their weakest output by far. This whole album is somewhat of a stretch.
 

Can I hear something off your latest CD so I can compare?
It's the Paul stuff that gets us interested in the Beatles when we're children. But it's the John stuff that turns us on to serious music when we're adolescents and adults. Finally, when we're old, Paul's stuff makes us nostalgic for our youth. A band for all seasons.



amazing how profound this catchy throwaway song really is...  love it...

 
Hay ringo is that a penis on your face or are you just happy to see me.
 
calypsus_1 wrote:

Beatles "Magical Mystery" by ~JSaurer
©2008-2010 ~JSaurer

the "magical mystery" Beatles,
first scetches I've done in 1996, this final version is from 1999

 


Granny crap - snark snark
I like Paul and his cutesy stuff.  I also like his other stuff.
I can't imagine to be creatively intense your whole life
through, and never want to fluff things up a little.
I like this song.  I used to sing it to my mother and
she laughed, which is a good thing.  A nine baby, a nine.


 CamLwalk wrote:

Obviously, the Beatles were a mighty band with many, many great songs.  They lose me on the cutesy Paul stuff like this.  Too fluffy, too catchy.  I like their more substantial songs (the more John or George centered stuff).  I know I'm in the minority.
 
In the minority maybe, but not alone. Certainly not alone.
I agree with John Lennon on this being, "Paul's granny crap...". {#Mrgreen}

Beatles "Magical Mystery" by ~JSaurer
©2008-2010 ~JSaurer

the "magical mystery" Beatles,
first scetches I've done in 1996, this final version is from 1999

My baby was born 3 days ago. Listening to this song on RP, I just realized that if I sing

Let's all get up and dance to a song that was a hit before your mother was born...

It becomes recursive ! :)

{#Dancingbanana}
Happy Birthday Paul!!
Oh, the memories!
 ziakut wrote:
Some of their weakest output by far. This whole album is somewhat of a stretch.
 

Oh, I agree, that is why I only gave them a 10, normally I will give them a 10.{#Lol}
Yadda Yadda Yadda, Blah, Blah, Beatles, Yadda, Blah............... 10!{#Notworthy}
Some of their weakest output by far. This whole album is somewhat of a stretch.


We be dancing...  we were born a long long time ago...  love it...

 


excellent...  love it...


daigoro wrote:
Decent little tune, but I don't see how some people give it a 9 or 10 (or 1 or 2). Kind of catchy and non-threatening, like something they would use in an iPhone commerical.
John Lennon referred to this type of writing by Paul as his "granny shit". A real miracle of cooperation that those two were able to collaborate at all, and to such wonderful result.

 dmax wrote:
There's something hopeful about my 13 yr old going into Borders with me, and immediately picking up the Magical Mystery Tour album and proclaiming "This is my favorite album."

and then I give him a little look and he says

"yes, I know it's not an album, but a collection of their singles! But STILL! Look at all these songs!!!..."

My work here, it might be done. 
 

You did well in passing the torch!


This really is a great song...  love it...


I'm getting the impression that your mother is quite old!
Love the video bit from the show.




fantastic song from a classic album...


 ghcollins86 wrote:
How could someone rate this a 2 or a 3??
 
Obviously, the Beatles were a mighty band with many, many great songs.  They lose me on the cutesy Paul stuff like this.  Too fluffy, too catchy.  I like their more substantial songs (the more John or George centered stuff).  I know I'm in the minority.

There's something hopeful about my 13 yr old going into Borders with me, and immediately picking up the Magical Mystery Tour album and proclaiming "This is my favorite album."

and then I give him a little look and he says

"yes, I know it's not an album, but a collection of their singles! But STILL! Look at all these songs!!!..."

My work here, it might be done. 
Interesting that Bill just got around to adding most of the tracks from this record in 2009.
Your mother should go...
 daigoro wrote:
Decent little tune, but I don't see how some people give it a 9 or 10 (or 1 or 2). Kind of catchy and non-threatening, like something they would use in an iPhone commerical.
 
Judging by your comment, I'd guess you were born a substantial amount of time after this song was released, especially if you "don't see how some people give it a 9 or 10 (or 1 or 2)".  The anachronistic use of a 21st-century product as a point of reference for a song that was released in 1967 is also somewhat telling.  The song, however, is a "catchy and non-threatening" tune, like the majority of Paul McCartney's work could be said to be.  I guess in response to your wondering why there are such high ratings: I think it's because a lot of the listeners here have heard and enjoyed this song since they were young and the song was "new".  Anyhow, I am not trying to engage in any sort of "age-discrimination" attacks, I was just making a less-than-astute observation. 


 daigoro wrote:
Decent little tune, but I don't see how some people give it a 9 or 10 (or 1 or 2). Kind of catchy and non-threatening, like something they would use in an iPhone commerical.
 

The song is profound with its prescience about time passage...  poetic, with a catchy tune...  it is timeless, like Shakespeare...


Decent little tune, but I don't see how some people give it a 9 or 10 (or 1 or 2). Kind of catchy and non-threatening, like something they would use in an iPhone commerical.
 ghcollins86 wrote:
How could someone rate this a 2 or a 3??
 


I hear ya...  must be people with bad drain bamage...


How could someone rate this a 2 or a 3??
holy cats.  i need to pull this album out more often.
Was this song ever released in true stereo?


This is a fantastic song...  this whole album is incredible...

this song is soooo good for the ears...


My mother DID know! That's why I grew up listening to the Beatles! Good on ya mom!! {#Good-vibes}
I'm shocked this is the 1st time this song has been played on RP.  A personal favorite of mine from MMT.
First time? What a great song, a worthy addition to the ever expanding RP playlist. Thanks.
First!