Seriously, I know there are lots of Beatle lovers out there but you're all old and forgetful. Most likely, you're all crotchety old farts too but there are several very good reasons the Beatles no longer matter.
The first reason the Beatles are no longer relevant is because you never hear them anymore. And, whether you agree with me or not, the truth is the Beatles just don't get any radio airtime
Seriously, I've heard more Whitney Houston ("How will I know?" five times) in the past month than I have Beatles (once). And, here's where I get to sound old, kids today don't know who the Beatles are. Every time I turn on the radio it's "Saves the Day", "Good Charlotte", "My Chemical Romance" or some other emo band that has more roots in the Clash and Ramones than the Beatles.
Which leads to the second reason the Beatles are no longer relevant is because teenagers don't care about them. I bet if I took a random sampling of teenagers and asked them to name two members of the Beatles or the lead singer of Nine Inch Nails, they would get NiN long before they got any Beatles. (Ans: Trent Reznor. Great in concert too!!!)
The third reason the Beatles are no longer relevant is because when I saw an ad for the Beatles movie "Help!" on blu-ray DVD… I DIDN'T CARE. And I don't think I was alone. In fact, the only place I saw the ad was in the back of the latest issue of AARP that I saw at my parents house. Actually, it was located right next to the toilet as handy dandy reading material!
The final straw for me was last Saturday Morning when I saw the latest incarnation of the Scooby Doo show. The original theme song, which everyone can sing, had been replaced with something new. It was the same lyrics but instead of the easy single along version the tune was pure pop-punk Green Day-esque. Needless to say, it was awful.
Whether you like the Beatles or not, it is obvious the melodies and harmonies they once created are long gone.