While the Beatles had incredible chemistry together, they each had particular personalities that made them unique. John Lennon brought the vision of a worldly artist, Paul McCartney delivered romanticism, George Harrison was the spiritualist and Ringo Starr was the four-headed monster's cheeky sense of humor. Everybody seemed to have a different favorite, and the choices are usually predictable.
As a natural leader and a future-seeking visionary, Jack White — of the White Stripes, the Raconteurs and currently the Dead Weather — seems like he'd be a John guy, but as it turns out, he's a softie at heart.
"Paul is my favorite Beatle," the guitarist told MTV News backstage at the Outside Lands Festival. "He's been a big influence on me — especially the way that he sings."
White cited an early track as the point of inspiration for his Paul love. "I heard a cover song they did early on called 'Hippy Hippy Shake' that Paul sang, and I loved how high he sang it," White said. "My voice isn't comfortable in that higher range, but that song was a big influence on me trying to get my voice somewhere like that."
The song appeared on the 1994 album Live at the BBC, which contained recordings between 1963 and '65, and was originally written by Chan Romero and made popular by the Swinging Blue Jeans. "Hippy Hippy Shake" isn't available on "The Beatles: Rock Band," but 45 other tunes are, and starting Wednesday, gamers will be able to practice their best Paul voice (complete with three-part harmonies) on songs like "Paperback Writer," "A Hard Day's Night" and "Getting Better."
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