I have yet to see Ringo in concert with the All Starr Band, but the next time they come my way, I will be try my best to be there! Then I can say that I’ve seen two Beatles live in my lifetime, which is basically my entire bucket list. I’ll keep my fingers crossed!
I know that I’ve done countdowns for my favorite John, Paul, and George solo songs in addition to my favorite Beatles songs, and I haven’t done anything like that for Ringo yet. I admit that I’m not very familiar with the large majority of his solo catalog, so instead I’ll just post a few songs of his that I know and love. Here we go!
It Don’t Come Easy
This is one of Ringo’s most famous songs, written with a little help from his friend, George Harrison! Just a great song in general with a fantastic guitar riff. I sing this to myself quite a lot.
This song was also co-written by George and Ringo, and it’s so good that it makes me wish George and Ringo did more songwriting together. I don’t know of any Harrison/Starr songwriting credits from the Beatle days, although George helped him a lot with “Octopus’s Garden”. Still, this is a beautiful song.
Back Off Boogaloo
This is a really fun song, and I love the guitar riff!
Walk With You
A fantastic song from one of Ringo’s more recent albums, “Y Not”, that he sings with Paul. Gosh, I love Paul and Ringo singing together! I need more of that Beatle magic in today’s music!
I’m The Greatest
A really funny song written by John Lennon that probably only Ringo could pull off singing. He really is the greatest!
Never Without You
I get emotional and cry every time I hear this song. It was written after George died and features Eric Clapton on lead guitar. I think that Ringo, while he may not have been the most prolific songwriter in the Beatles, definitely has a knack for writing nostalgic, sentimental songs that truly touch the heart.
Well, there you have it. A selection of Ringo songs to celebrate his birthday! Once again, happy birthday Ringo!!! I love you!!!