Getting Better (track) by The Beatles

Getting Better by The Beatles
Year: 1967
From the album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (track #4)
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This track is rated in the top 1% of all tracks on BestEverAlbums.com. This track has a Bayesian average rating of 87.2/100, a mean average of 86.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 87.3/100. The standard deviation for this track is 11.5.

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From 10/29/2018 16:22
I'll agree with Gary about uncomfortable.
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From 06/16/2017 17:19
The bass in this song really solidifies it as a sexy groove unlike any other track on the album.
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From 03/06/2017 04:17
Underrated tune. I love how at the "i used to be cruel to my woman" part, the instruments change from basic guitar, bass and drums to tambura and bongos.
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From 12/12/2016 17:43
One of the best on the album. I love the staccato guitars!
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From 08/15/2016 00:52
Another classic moment. Paul McCartney's apparent optimism and positivity of a new era, of new attitudes and outlooks is actually quite a dark track. References to wife beating is one of the most uncomfortable set of lyrics in the whole of the Beatles Canon. McCartney tells us though, this is a changed man, thank God, but it's still an odd moment, especially at the height of the summer of love. Maybe McCartney's telling us that it will all start 'getting better' if we all do our bit. Anyway, it's a great track, and as on, she's leaving home, John Lennon's ironic and sardonic backing vocals are a brilliant foil for McCartney's upbeat(at least for most of the time) lyrics.
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From 02/17/2016 17:32
My favourite song on the album
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From 08/18/2015 16:18
I love this song
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From 11/21/2013 15:28
It's alright
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From 03/17/2013 19:37
It's getting better every time I hear it! But it's still repetitive.
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From 01/27/2013 03:53
Good song that's really uplifting.
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