Song of the Day: The Beatles, “I’ll Follow The Sun”

The other day, Willow said that she had almost forgotten The Beatles’ song "I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party." This got me thinking that The Fab Four only recorded about 250 songs, and of those about a third get attention. The rest of them are songs that appeared on one of their albums but don’t get played that frequently. Another song from Beatles For Sale (or Beatles ’65 in the US) that doesn’t ghet much attention is the lovely "I’ll Follow The Sun." Paul McCartney says he wrote it when he was 16 "in my front parlour in Forthlin Road." It was released as a single in 1964 (with "I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party" on the flip side) and reached #4 in Sweden.

21 thoughts on “Song of the Day: The Beatles, “I’ll Follow The Sun”

  1. Hi John – I love that song … and could definitely wander elsewhere for some today! Soggy mist … cheers Hilary


    1. That’s pretty much England this time of year, isn’t it? Hope you get some nice weather and can get out. I heard the other day that the hospitals, back during the Spanish flu pandemic, would wheel their patients outside when it was sunny and warm, and a lot of them got over it faster. Maybe this is the same.


  2. This song and “I Will” from the White Album remind me of each other…like them both.


    1. They were very similar, both acoustic and without much percussion, and both were what John called “Paul’s silly love songs.” “I Will” is one of the best songs on the album, as is the next song, “Julia.”

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