Whether someone is a fan of The Beatles or not, they do know one thing The Beatles broke the boundaries of music. Their music proved to be revolutionary and they became really hit topping charts in American and English music. The English rock band The Beatles were formed back in 1960 and they ruled and rocked the music industry for many years.
Ringo Starr is one of the original members of the band and he joined the band two years after it was formed in 1962. Today’s topic is Ringo’s favorite song by the Beatles. And we all know that everybody has a different taste and something we like might not work for others, similarly, Starr might love and consider different songs his favorite from John Lennon’s, Paul McCartney’s, or George Harrison’s.
Although his favorite song varies from the other members, he does have a favorite song from his band the Beatles. So what song are we talking about here? you will find that out further in the article, so if you really want to know what or which Beatles song Ringo considers his favorite then keep reading the article to find the answer.
Ringo Starr’s favorite Beatles song
Beatles have many hit albums and songs and with a lot of options, it is pretty obvious Ringo would have several favorite songs. But what about his favorite song from the band? well, his favorite song from the Beatles is from the hit album Abbey Road. A year ago Ringo was on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert where he was asked if he get to listen to only one song for the rest of his life then which song it would be to which he replied,
“[The Beatles’] ‘Come Together. There’s lots of other favorites, but if you want one, ‘Come Together’ can’t be bad,” Starr said, noting it was his favorite Beatles song. “I just think it worked perfectly with the band and the song and John being John. I loved that moment.
And as mentioned there are many songs from the Beatles and of course come together is not the only favorite song of Ringo from the Beatles. Each time he was asked about his favorite song from the band he gave different songs so let’s discuss each of those songs one by one.
So another one of Ringo’s favorite songs from the Beatles is “Rain.” As per Ringo Rain has really captured his drumming ability to its peak. Talking about the song he said,“I was into the snare and hi-hat. I think it was the first time I used this trick of starting a break by hitting the hi-hat first instead of going directly to a drum off the hi-hat, I think it’s the best out of all the records I’ve ever made. ‘Rain’ blows me away. It’s out in left field. I know me and I know my playing… and then there’s ‘Rain.” Ringo further added, “I was possessed.”
Furthermore, he also said in 2008 when he was in Off The Record and Dave Stewart asked him about his favorite Beatles song and he said “Why Don’t We Do It in the Road?” Moreover, he also explains that he used to say Rain is his favorite but it got out of the way. He said, “Being on so many that is always a difficult question. I mean there’s several reasons for liking each one, really. I’ve always said ‘Rain’ because then it just got out of the way.” I love Why Don’t We Do It in the Road? Ringo further added.
So these are the few songs Ringo Starr mentioned as his favorite songs from the Beatles. Now since we have already talked about a few of his favorite songs from the Beatles, let’s just look into Ringo’s life and find out about his music and personal life achievements.
Greatest drummer of all time
There is no doubt that Ringo Starr is an absolute legend. He has had a very successful musical career with the English rock band The Beatles as well as a solo artist. He is considered so great that Rolling Stone even listed him as the 50th greatest drummer of all time. Moreover looking at his achievements would also give us an idea of how much of a legend this man is.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. Moreover, he has inspired and influenced many musicians and drummers around the world. Additionally, he also received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from the Berklee College of Music this year, in 2022. He was also inducted into the Grammy Awards. As a drummer, he contributed a lot along with the other members of the Beatles, and they also won Academy Award back in 1971.
Truly Ringo is a legend from every angle. He not only contributed to the music world but he also put his hands on the film industry. He has hosted various television shows and has been featured in several documentaries. There is also another fun fact about Ringo, did you know that Ringo is the richest or the wealthiest drummer in the world? well, now you do. He has an estimated net worth of $350 million.
Now let’s talk about how Ringo got into the Beatles. Before he was a member of the Beatles, he used to be in a different band called Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, however, later he left the band, and on August 14, 1962, he joined the Beatles after Lennon asked him to join. And on August 16 the original drummer of the band Pete Best replaced him with Ringo.
And although Ringo was a better drummer than Pete, fans did not want Pete to leave and even shouted at them during their show. Moreover, George Harrison the quiet Beatle even got his eye black by one of the upset fans. Fans were really not happy with their decision and upset fans were on a rampage so they had to hire bodyguards temporarily. However, as time passed people started to see the difference and they started loving Ringo.