Bird’s Eye: Some people were very excited that the Beatles made it to iTunes this week; others weren’t. For musical flashback fans we offer a trio of golden oldies: a surprisingly powerful youtube video of the Animals (circa ’64), Rush (enbigify the screen: it’s worth seeing in hd); and all the Beatles lyrics, along with a word count of which words they used most frequently. Bonus: Rush has a very funny South Park toon opening, “I’m Geddy Lee. I can sing anything I want”
* House of the Rising Sun The Animals Youtube (Thanks, Dave!)
* Tom Sawyer Rush Youtube
We wanted to work out, of the 300-odd songs they wrote and recorded, which words they used most. So, thanks to the Beatles lyrics archive and some nifty work by Daniel Vydra we extracted the lyrics for every track they recorded and put it through our word count tool.