The Beatles Song Of The Day: “All You Need Is Love”

The Beatles Song Of The Day is “All You Need Is Love.” “All You Need Is Love” was the a-side of a single with “Baby, Your A Rich Man” on side b. The song would later be included in The Beatles “Magical Mystery Tour” album. The song was written by John Lennon. The song came about this way- in early 1967 the BBC approached The Beatles and asked them to take part in what would be the first ever live global television link- it would be a 125 minute program  which would be broadcast to 26 countries around the world. The Beatles job was to write a song that everyone around the world could relate to. The boys worked on several things but then John came up with “All You Need Is Love” and it was an obvious choice. The song was perfect for the world and for the times. There is a clear message in the song. It is a simple song-nothing can be read into the lyrics. Love is everything. The “Our World” telecast took place on June 25th, 1967. They created a party atmosphere at Abbey Roads’ Studio One. Mick Jaggar, Eric Clapton and Keith Moon among others were invited to come in, sit down, hold balloons, wave placards and join in the chorus. It was George Martin’s idea to add the bars from the French national anthem at the beginning and snatches from Glenn Miller’s “In The Mood”, Bach and “Greensleeves” to the closing. The single was released July 7th and became the anthem to “The Summer of Love.” John Lennon: vocal, harpsichord and banjo/ Paul McCartney: harmony vocal, string bass and bass guitar/ George Harrison: harmony vocal violin, and guitar/ Ringo Starr: drums/ George Martin: piano/ Sidney Sax,  Patrick Halling, Eric Bowie, Jack Holmes: violins/ Rex Morris, Don Honeywill: tenor saxes/Stanley Woods, David Mason: trumpets/ Evan Watkins, Harry Spain: trombones/ Jack Emblow: accordion/ Chorus: Mick Jaggar, Keith Richards, Marianne Faithful, Jane Asher, Mike McCartney, Patti Harrison, Eric Clapton, Graham Nash, Keith Moon, Hunter Davies, Gary Leeds and others/ Conductor: Mike Vickers. The song was recorded June 14th,19th,23th,24th,25th, 1967 at Abbey Road. Producer: George Martin.

Rating “All You Need Is Love” on a scale of 1 to 5 ***** a classic.

  • Rolling Stone Magazine ranked “All You Need Is Love” at #21 on their “The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs” list. Spignesi and Lewis ranked it at #5 on their “100 Best Beatles Songs’ list.
  • The single went to #1.
  • Length of song 3:47.

All You Need Is Love {Lennon-McCartney}

Love, love, love Love, love, love Love, love, love
There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done
Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game
It’s easy
Nothing you can make that can’t be made
No one you can save that can’t be saved
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time
It’s easy
All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love Love is all you need
Love, love, love Love, love, love Love, love, love
All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need
Nothing you can know that isn’t known
Nothing you can see that isn’t shown
Nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be
It’s easy
All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need
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