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Abba or the Beatles? You decide

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
edited January 2023 in General Chat
SpiritII gave me the idea for this thread, so some of the thanxs (or annoyance) must go it him.

Who do u prefer, the Beatles ort ABBA. I must admitt, i despise the Beatles, even though i know they did some classic songs, but a pub i used o drink in had a right slapper as a local and she used to always put the bloody BEatles on ALL the time so it put me off for life, so come on, cast your vote, as only u can make yourslf heard!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i appreciate both, for completely different reasons. <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    gotta be the beatles, abba are just, well , tacky! giv me some good old beatles rock anyday, i mean come on, abba for fucks sake, they arent even in the same class as the beatles!!

    altho gotta admit, both bands are kinda overrated ifu think about it
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Definitely got to agree with charley, the two aren't comparable!! The Beatles.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Out of them two... Abba

    But you can't really compare them to each other, a better example would of been perhaps:

    Beatles -or- Rolling Stones

    * Runs off, gets dressed up as a women and starts doing kareoke to 'Take A Chance On Me' * <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt;
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru

    ABBA: Great to dance to, good arrangment and good singers. Basically, the original Cheesy Pop, who Elvis isn't allowed to diss because they were original and doing something fun and unique. Not to be taken seriously, however. Just a bit if fun.

    The Beatles: Some classic fun 'pop' songs which we all need. Recognised for their still-superior songwriting skill, i.e. if you have a brain here's your chance to use it. An awful lot of depth often dressed up as pop, sometimes just a damn good universal song which everyone can enjoy regardless of intelligence. It's up to you to read into it and see what's being said. You don't get that in ABBA.

    Depends what you're looking for. If it's nothing more than a shallow singalong then it's gotta be ABBA, but if you want something that makes you think then it's the Beatles. Anyone can listen to the Beatles because you can dig as deep as you want with a lot of it, but it's only the easily satisfied (no pun) who appreciate ABBA for anything more than a good dance.

    Needless to say which is more popular with the bandwagon babes <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/wink.gif"&gt;

    *|* Chica *|*

    Why won't it snow?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Snoop:
    SpiritII gave me the idea for this thread, so some of the thanxs (or annoyance) must go it him.

    Just thought I'd point out here that Spirit is actually a girl <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt;
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    OOPS!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Chica:

    ABBA: Great to dance to, good arrangment and good singers. Basically, the original Cheesy Pop, who Elvis isn't allowed to diss because they were original and doing something fun and unique. Not to be taken seriously, however. Just a bit if fun.

    The Beatles: Some classic fun 'pop' songs which we all need. Recognised for their still-superior songwriting skill, i.e. if you have a brain here's your chance to use it. An awful lot of depth often dressed up as pop, sometimes just a damn good universal song which everyone can enjoy regardless of intelligence. It's up to you to read into it and see what's being said. You don't get that in ABBA.

    Depends what you're looking for. If it's nothing more than a shallow singalong then it's gotta be ABBA, but if you want something that makes you think then it's the Beatles. Anyone can listen to the Beatles because you can dig as deep as you want with a lot of it, but it's only the easily satisfied (no pun) who appreciate ABBA for anything more than a good dance.

    Needless to say which is more popular with the bandwagon babes <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/wink.gif"&gt;

    *|* Chica *|*


    so who's the little analyst today? <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt; but very true, what u said.

    Look into these tired eyes. See something you might recognise.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The Beatles are/were "cooler" and better, but, tho Abba were unmentionably cheesy, they did write some top tunes and show up Steps et al for the frauds they really are.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Zero:
    The Beatles are/were "cooler" and better, but, tho Abba were unmentionably cheesy, they did write some top tunes and show up Steps et al for the frauds they really are.

    well its not to hard to show up steps is it? and i never knew that abba wrote their own songs, but ill give them credit if they did.

    the beatles still rock in my opinion tho, its a bit like the chart pop vs real music war of 2day. plus, werent the beatles english, whereas abba were like swedish or somethin? ive gotta say that id be more proud of our english bands than froeign bands, its like bein proud of your country. not that anythin english is particularly great 2 be proud of. and im not sayin that id prefer hearsay to nirvana , im just makin my point that the beatles were one of the best, if not the best british band(s)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    oh yeh and whenever i hear a beatles song im like "yeh this is so cool!", but when i hear an abba one i cringe, feel embarrassed, and turn off the radio / TV coz it annoys me so much.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    L like em both but ABBA does tend to get me on the dancefloor <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/wink.gif"&gt;
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hmmmm....not heard much Beatles, but I think Abba are pretty cool <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/biggrin.gif"&gt;
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yeah ABBA are legends, and their music just keep cropping up, epecially at parties and nightclubs 'n' stuff.

    You don't hear many of The Beatles' tracks being played at parties and clubs .... that's my verdict your honour!! <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/tongue.gif"&gt;

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Powerslave:
    Yeah ABBA are legends, and their music just keep cropping up, epecially at parties and nightclubs 'n' stuff.

    You don't hear many of The Beatles' tracks being played at parties and clubs .... that's my verdict your honour!! <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/tongue.gif"&gt;


    well, depends which parties u go to...if abba songs were played at most of the parties i go to ppl would shoot the DJ

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