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Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da - The Marmalade

Legbamel Not-Pop

I like The Beatles and respect their musicianship. I do not, however, love them and regard them as musical gods. As proof of this, I offer The Marmalade cover of Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da as an improvement on the Beatles’ original. Both were hits, but this one just seems so much smoother and more danceable to me. I still thank the musical gods that Paul McCartney was moved to write it, though. The rest of the band is rumored to have hated the song, especially after something like sixty pokey takes. Why you would ever consider playing this as a slow song, I can’t imagine. Hooray for John Lennon for speeding it up and hooray for Marmalade for daring to cover it.

ob la di ob la da - the marmalade
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