Post Reply Who's the better composer, Paul or John?
Creator
7535 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M
Offline
Posted 1/26/08 , edited 4/2/08
I think it's Paul (though undoubtedly John has also written a lot of good songs which became # 1 in the Billboards). The reason for this is that in their later years songs composed by John had become too experimental and that he apparently did not mind their qualities. He became more involved in social and cultural issues and thus expressed his thoughts in his songs. On the other hand, Paul became more mature in his songwriting, came up with classics like the Blackbird, Hey Jude, and Let it Be (while John was on protesting). The thing though is, while Paul has written many good songs for the Band (and continue to do so until now), he is overshadowed by the figure of John. This is manifested first and foremost in the way their songs are introduced i.e. as written by Lennon-McCartney. I think Paul tried once to reverse the order of their names but Yoko refused
Member
2250 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
F / pennylane or with...
Offline
Posted 2/28/08
well i think that Paul is a good composer but in music his songs sound like one another like a remake but your right Lennon in the last year of The beatles he was just protesting and not making music
Member
34081 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
25 / M / Chicago
Offline
Posted 4/1/08
John Lennon.
Moderator
1470 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / M / Here..There..and...
Offline
Posted 6/3/08
JOHN LENNON, but McCartney is the better singer!
Member
715 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / F / Whichever way the...
Offline
Posted 9/28/08
idk.... no one should have to choose.
Member
393 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
23 / Indonesia
Offline
Posted 1/2/17 , edited 1/2/17
Musically, I would say Paul McCartney is better because most of the songs which are made by Paul McCartney have catchy tunes. But the only problem that I have with Paul's songs is that the lyrics are a bit too cliche sometimes.

Lyrically, I would say John Lennon is better because most of the songs which are made by John Lennon are lyrically the most well-written and interesting. And besides, John is the only Beatle member who knows how to troll the fans by his lyrics (just listen to I am the Walrus if you know what I mean).
You must be logged in to post.