Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (track) by The Beatles

Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) by The Beatles
Year: 1965
From the album Rubber Soul (track #2)
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91/100 (from 955 votes)
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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 91.2/100, a mean average of 90.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 91.3/100. The standard deviation for this track is 11.7.

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From 12/08/2020 11:22
Good track, didn't like it at first, but after listening to Dylan's discography it has grown on me.
still don't think it's one of their best.
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From 03/21/2018 14:42
I know this is a very unpopular opinion, but this has always been my least favourite track on the whole album. Maybe becaus I am just not into folk.
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From 06/14/2017 14:56
Truly a great song :)
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From 09/13/2016 16:41
Great song, probabilly the best on Rubber Soul
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From 08/18/2016 11:00
Another of John Lennon's Bob Dylan inspired songs after, I'm a loser, and, you've got to hide your love away, Norwegian wood, is a superb song, obviously inspired by a night of infidelity on Lennon's part(although the song is actually a little unclear as to whether anything really happens between the couple, considering the opening line about,'i once had a girl, or should i say she once had me', to the fact that Lennon, or at least the narrator, has to end up sleeping in the bath!). Anyway, the song/music has a nice smokey feel with George Harrison's lovely sitar the icing on an already brilliant cake. Lennon was already past writing conventional love songs by this time(does he burn the poor girl's house down?), and, Norwegian wood, is another of his excellent contributions to, rubber soul.
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From 12/27/2015 08:02
One of John's many 10/10s. Just a perfect song. The melody, the witty story with a surprising twist at the end, the gritty vocal/soft acoustic guitar clash, the John/Paul harmony in the chorus, and then you get that extra sitar touch from George.
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From 08/08/2014 21:46
That's what she gets for turning John down!
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From 10/26/2013 22:27
Could be Lennon's finest moment. Beautiful song.
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From 03/19/2013 23:19
A decent addition to the album. Truly psychedelic.
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From 01/27/2013 00:35
Ahh yes. The sitar makes an appearance.
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