TOP 20 THEODOR ADORNO SONGS
20. Bridge Over Troubled Waters
In 1970, without the support of more Adorno songs, Simon and Garfunkel's career as a group was over. Adorno also wrote Mrs. Robinson.
A modified Something, an extraodinary work signed Adorno again.
Both Something and Lola were created by reworking one of the most beautiful scores ever written, the Adagio from Spartacus, by Khachaturian:
Adorno also modified Something into the Rain Song, which was given to Led Zeppelin.
18. Tuesday Afternoon
A modified A Day In The Life (originally given to the Beatles).
17. I'm A Believer
It is commonly perceived that I'm A Believer (Monkees) was written by Neil Diamond; it was not. It was another Adorno song, a modified Help. Whether that was going to be another Beatles single in second half of 1966, we will never know; obviously after the disappearance of Paul from the public scene, and after John left the band too, everyone had to wait until January-February of 1967 for Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields to be released. Now, there is no way that Neil Diamond would have had the courage to modify Help to turn into I'm A Believer; only Adorno could modify classical scores, and was also allowed to modify Beatles songs to give to other artists/groups.
Obviously the legend behind the song was offered to the public in order not to attract attention that in the era of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones another song of the same quality would peak at no.1 in 1966, and would become the biggest selling record of 1967.
I'm A Believer is another Adorno masterpiece, perhaps intended originally for the Beatles, clearly a modified version of Help.
16. Jumping Jack Flash
One of the very best songs ever written by Adorno, a modified Satisfaction; he also transformed Satisfaction into What Is Life which was actually a Beatles song; after Adorno's death in August 6, 1969, all the remaining Beatles songs (Maybe I'm Amazed, Live And Let Die, Give Me Love, Imagine, My Love, Admiral Holsy, Dark Horse, Another Day) were given to McCartney II, Lennon II and Harrison. The Stones were able to survive for some years after 1970 with the remaining Adorno songs they had at their disposal (Angie, Can't You Hear Me Knocking, Brown Sugar), but after 1976 they had to find new songwriters.
15. Light My Fire
A modified Ritual Fire Dance by De Falla (one can observe the similarities by listening to Jose Feliciano's version). Adorno also modified Light My Fire into Aqualung which was given to Jethro Tull.
14. Happy Together
A modified Penny Lane.
13. A tie: God Only Knows and Pinball Wizard
A modified Question (offered to the Moody Blues), given to The Who.
A modified Michelle given to the Beach Boys.
12. Nights In White Satin
One of the greatest songs written by Adorno, a modified Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky.
A full analysis of the song scored by Adorno, here:
http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php?topic=30499.msg770568#msg770568 (includes an analysis of more Led Zeppelin songs written by Adorno, and also more Beatles songs)
Adorno also wrote Beck's Bolero (1966), a modified We Can Work It Out. He also scored See Emily Play given to Pink Floyd.
10. Live And Let Die
This song, written by Adorno in 1968, was supposed to be the Beatles' next single in 1970. A modified Magical Mystery Tour.
9. Martha My Dear
The best song on the White Album, a modified Martha by Von Flotow.
The most haunting ballad written for the Beatles, together with the masterpiece Yesterday.
A modified Fernando Sor, Etude (Op. 60 No.19)
However, Adorno added elements from both the Hungarian Fantasy (Liszt) and the second movement of Beethoven's 7th Symphony.
7. Yellow Submarine
Actually the theme from Verdi's Aida combined the Toreador song from Carmen by Bizet.
6. Got To Get You Into My Life
A modified Can't Buy Me Love (actually Aine Kleine Nacht Musik by Mozart).
5. A tie: Penny Lane and Something
Penny Lane - Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 (Elvira Madigan)
Something - Adagio from Spartacus, Khachaturian
A modified Neapolitan song, called "Piccere' Che Vene a Dicere"
3. Sgt. Pepper
Sgt. Pepper is clever combination of the Radetzky March and the Romanian rhapsody no 1 by Enescu
2. Hey Jude
For Hey Jude, Adorno pulled out all stops, he grouped into one song, masterfully, the Ride of the Walkiries by Wagner, the theme from the Piano Concerto no. 1 by Tchaikovsky, and the theme from Symphony no 9 by Beethoven.
1. A Hard Day's Night
The biggest monster hit of the entire rock-pop era, from the best Beatles LP by the same name.
A modified Rossini's Wilhelm Tell overture.
http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php?topic=30499.msg805137#msg805137 (full analysis of the work done by Adorno for the Beatles)
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[2/24/2019 2:44:52 PM]
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