Song of the Day #3,339: ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ – The Beatles

The final Montauk Madness post honors The Beatles, who won the bronze medal over Bob Dylan with 63% of the vote.

In an alternate universe, the Fab Four would be our overall winners. They lost to Elvis Costello in the semi-finals after an influx of Costello votes from a fan site, and otherwise would likely have won. Had they advanced to the finals, I’d give them pretty good odds against Billy Joel.

But the Liverpool lads will have to settle for third, and the knowledge that they were huge influences on both the first and second place winners.

Thank you to everyone who participated in Montauk Madness, arguing passionately for your favorites, drumming up votes for the underdogs and accusing me of rabid misogyny. I kid.

Check back next March, when I’ll try some variation on this theme. Best albums ever, maybe?

[Chorus: Paul McCartney]
Can’t buy me love, love
Can’t buy me love

[Verse 1: Paul McCartney]
I’ll buy you a diamond ring my friend
If it makes you feel alright
I’ll get you anything my friend
If it makes you feel alright
Because I don’t care too much for money
Money can’t buy me love

[Verse 2: Paul McCartney]
I’ll give you all I got to give
If you say you love me too
I may not have a lot to give
But what I got I’ll give to you
I don’t care too much for money
Money can’t buy me love

[Chorus: Paul McCartney]
Can’t buy me love, everybody tells me so
Can’t buy me love, no no no, no

[Verse 4: Paul McCartney]
Say you don’t need no diamond ring
And I’ll be satisfied
Tell me that you want the kind of thing
That money just can’t buy
I don’t care too much for money
Money can’t buy me love
Ah!

[Guitar Solo: George Harrison]

[Chorus: Paul McCartney]
Buy me love, everybody tells me so
Can’t buy me love

[Verse 4: Paul McCartney]
Say you don’t need no diamond ring
And I’ll be satisfied
Tell me that you want the kind of thing
That money just can’t buy
I don’t care too much for money
Money can’t buy me love

[Chorus: Paul McCartney]
Can’t buy me love, love
Can’t buy me love

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3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,339: ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ – The Beatles

  1. Dana says:

    I wouldn’t be so sure that Bill (😊) Joel wouldn’t have bested the Beatles amongst this voting group.

    Anyway, thanks for putting together this great contest. It was fun.

  2. Peg says:

    Great fun thanks again 🎼

  3. Madison says:

    Beatles would have won in my book, but perhaps Joel would have taken the overall prize. They were at least the rightful second place winners. Thank you for hosting this contest, you rabid mysogynist ❤️

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