I figured for today's edition of the Top 5, I'd pick one of The Beatles, namely Ringo Starr.
Yep, good ol' Ringo gets the spotlight today, as I pick my top 5 favorite songs from his solo career. And yes he actually had a solo career you smart-asses;)
What really surprised me is, that Ringo is the one Beatle to have the most #1 hits. Yeah I know. I didn't believe it either, until I checked it out. My money was on Paul, but nope, ol' Richard Starkey(Ringo's real name) has that claim nailed down.
Now of course he didn't write all of his hit songs; that honor usually went to other writers, like his fellow ex-band-mates George and John just to name a few.
But that still shouldn't take away from the solo success he's enjoyed, and good on him for it.
So let's get to it shall we?
And trust me, for me, it's not as easy as you'd think when you really go through his back catalogue of songs.
5). No No Song/ Early 1970
Yes I picked a tie already, but I can because it's my blog;)
In all seriousness, it was hard to keep Early 1970 out of this list. Why you may ask? Simple really; I really dig the song because it was a fun bit of insight into the state of the former band-mates at the time. Remember that The Beatles had officially broken up by April of that year, and Paul wasn't really talking to Ringo, John, or George at the time. So that's why when Ringo mentions Paul 1st, he says "And when I get to town, I wonder if he'll play with me."
He was still talking to the other guys at the time, thus why he goes in more detail about being able to play with them(not like that you perverts;)
The No No Song is just a purely funny song about Ringo's newly won sobriety and and a quick list of all the drugs he either used to do, or had done at one time. The gimmick here is that he's being offered all those drugs again, and comes up with a bunch of funny excuses to get out of it.
4). Back off Boogaloo
3). Beaucoups of Blues
2). It Don't Come Easy
And it didn't come easy to put this song in the #2 spot either.
This is a damn good, classic hit from Ringo, and really, if you listen to it or really familiar with it, how could not love this one?
It's got such a great message about paying your dues in life to get where you want to go, and how the road/journey to get there isn't easy at all. But it's all presented in an uplifting, up-beat way.
God love Ringo for this one.
Have a good one people.......