Tuesday, July 12, 2011

the anatomy of a post-help! hit (revolver)

Here's the next categorization of song genres. It's the latest step in my big project, which you can read about here.

Let's see what Revolver has for us:

Ballads (4)
Eleanor Rigby
Here, There, and Everywhere
Good Day Sunshine
For No One

Psychedelic Rock (1)
Tomorrow Never Knows

Raga Rock (1)
Love You To

Novelty/Parody Songs (1)
Yellow Submarine

Heavy Rock (6)
I'm Only Sleeping
She Said, She Said
And Your Bird Can Sing
I Want to Tell You
Got to Get You Into My Life

Rockabilly-style rock (1)
Doctor Robert

So Revolver seems to be mostly heavy rock, with a surprising number of ballads as well, but it's got something in every category! What does that tell us about post-Help! hit anatomy? You'll have to wait and see! In the mean time, let me know what you think about my categorization (and the project in general) in the comments.


  1. Hi Chelsea,

    I dont agree with you regarding the term "heavy rock"
    I think only two tracks could be regarded "heavy"
    Revoltion and Helter Skelter !!
    Good blog though !

  2. Hi Steve,

    Thanks for reading! I agree with you that those two tracks are the only "heavy rock" tracks, as the term is usually used. I'll have to clarify what I mean by it in this context in my next post.