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Hans Hot 100 Beatles Songs: #44: ‘All You Need Is Love’

The Countdown so far- 100-‘Any Time At All’/ 99- ‘No Reply’ / 98- ‘You Know My Name [Look Up The Number]/ 97- ‘The Inner Light’ / 96- ‘ You Won’t See Me’ / 95- ‘Baby’s In Black’/ 94- ‘Sexy Sadie’ / 93- ‘I Need You’ / 92- ‘Love Me Do’/ 91- ‘Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey’/ 90- ‘Doctor Robert’/ 89- ‘There’s A Place’/ 88- ‘Good Day Sunshine’ 87- ‘It’s Only Love’ 86- ‘I Want You [She’s So Heavy] 85-‘Yer Blues’ / 84- ‘From Me To You’/ 83-‘She’s Leaving Home’/ 82-‘Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite’/ 81-‘I’m So Tired’/ 80-‘The Ballad of John and Yoko’ 79- ‘Baby, You’re A Rich Man’ 78- ‘Yellow Submarine.’ #77 ‘Things We Said Today.’ #76: ‘When I’m Sixty- Four’ #75: ‘Happiness IS A Warm Gun’ 74: ‘I Will’ 73: ‘Within You Without You’ 72: ‘ This Boy’ 71: ‘And I Love Her’- #70: ‘Fixing A Hole’ #69- ‘Drive My Car’ 68: ‘I Should Have Known Better’ #67: ‘Getting Better’ #66: ‘If I Needed Someone’ #65: ‘I’m Down, #64: ‘Good Morning Good Morning.’ #63:’ Hey Bulldog’ #62: ‘The Long And Winding Road’ #61:’ The Fool On The Hill’ #60: ‘Get Back’ #59: ‘Eight Days A Week’ #58:’ Because” 57:’Two Of Us’ 56:’Girl’ #55: ‘Come Together’ #54: Michelle’ #53″ And Your Bird Can Sing’ #52: “Helter Skelter’ #51: ‘Twist And Shout’ #50” Back In The U.S.S.R.’ #49:’ If I Fell’ #48: I’m A Loser’ #47: ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ #46: ‘Julia’ #45: We Can Work It Out’ #44: ‘All You Need Is Love’

#44: ‘All You Need Is Love: Written by John Lennon- ‘All You Need Is Love’ was first released as a single in July 1967. It was Britain’s contribution to a television program Our World -which was the first global television link. The Beatles had agreed to do the Our World program in late May 1967 and the idea at first was to use Paul McCartney’s ‘Your Mother Should Know’- -how lame a contribution that would have been to such an event. There is a difference of opinion on whether ‘All You Need Is Love’ was written specifically for the Our World broadcast or not- even among The Beatles- but either way they couldn’t have come up with a better song- to broadcast around the world- and especially for the time- the Summer of Love- 1967.

6 responses to “HANS HOT 100 BEATLES SONGS: #44: ‘ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE’

  1. great song , and another which benefitted from George Martin’s classical prowess. By the way, I highly recommend the show ‘McCartney 321″ for any Beatles fan… Rick Rubin sits down (and dances around) with Paul in a studio, talking about the beatles and life thereafter.

  2. I wonder how many Beatles titles, phrases, etc. have entered into the English lexicon? I personally use several of them. This is one. “Imagine,” and “Whatever gets you through the night.” are a couple more.

  3. I love this song. But something that will always stick in my mind, unfortunately, was the time I heard it played during intermission at a CCR concert in 1971, when I was only 17. While walking past rows of seats on my way to the restroom, I heard someone yell “Fuck the Beatles!” Pretty tacky.

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