Beato - Most Complex Pop Song of All Time

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  1. PhredE

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    I searched for a similar thread and didn't see one, so..

    Just found a new one from Rick Beato. I enjoyed this one a lot and hope you might also.
    20:27 run time.

    It ties in nicely with the recent thread(s) about playing flawlessly (or not!) and outlines some fairly complex / more jazzy chord changes too.

    The Most COMPLEX Pop Song of All Time
     
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    So, what’s the song? And no, I’m not watching it to find out. Sorry. Beato may be good at many things music, but clickbait is still clickbait.
     
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    I watched it earlier this evening.

    Interesting.
    And such a magnificent song!!

    :)
     
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    Has it got to do with the Sweet Home Alabama key controversy?
     
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    I like his selection...he clearly put a lot of thought into it.
     
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    Squeeze. Tempted. Perfect. Thread over.
     
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    OK so I have to guess? Is it this one?



    EDIT: oh it’s Tempted? Good song.
     
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    That was one that came to mind.

    I dont have the brain ( music theory knowledge) to breakdown process/math with music- just follow my ears, and they know "Tempted" is a real songcraft.

    Also was thinking maybe something from XTC..." Dear God", " Mayor of Simpleton/town?"
     
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    So whats Beato's song?

    Cant watch the video- doing laundry and swabbing the barracks.
     
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    Animals - Talking Heads … crazy 5/4 time, or something
     
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    I know some of you won't have the patience for Beato's full-length dissertation, so I'll reveal the answer. Here it is--enjoy it:

     
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    Hell, I'd take just about any song on Yes 'Fragile'

    I've always been blown away at what a complex/ involved ( at least for me!) song "Roundabout " is, yet a huge pop hit at the same time.
     
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    The acoustic sounds alone are amazing.
     
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    That was quite interesting indeed. I’d completely forgotten about this song until seeing this clip again. The minute I heard it, it took me back to hearing this seemingly non-stop on the radio back in the 80s.

    Of course, back then I paid it no mind, but now I’m going to learn these chord changes. Very interesting. Thanks for posting!
     
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    Our BS Big 100 Classic Rock station plays live concert segments every Saturday nights, and I catch when I'm driving home from gigs.

    They played about a half-hour all acoustic live Yes set, and it was amazing. " Roundabout" and "Owner of a Lonely Heart" were crystal clear
     
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    Beato is playing monster slash jazz chords on his SG Jr. I was wondering how much the session guitarist played simpler chords and let the bassist handle the slash bass notes. I know the band is miming here, but his fingering looks pretty close to Beato's:

     
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    Love this song. As a keyboardist I loved performing it. Like someone else stated, it's just well crafted.

    The song Rick outlined, "Never gonna Let You Go", is 10 times harder than Tempted. That said, I'm not a fan of syrupy, over-produced, wedding tunes, even if they're a challenge.
     
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    How is click bait, click bait if YOU want to know what the answer is?

    Jeez, put those misguided principles aside and watch the damn video! :)
     
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    In truth, one of the things I most enjoy about Steely Dan is that they used *serious* musicians playing *serious* musical passages...and then wrapped that amazing music with "pop" lyrics and "hooks" that the listening public bought into. They were so complex, and yet so completely accessible to the general public. That's an amazing trick to pull off.
     
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    Simon and Garfunkel wrote and performed the original recording. So, I gather you’re joking.
     
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