Song of the Day: The Beatles, “All You Need Is Love”

"Love Is In Da Blog" month is coming to a close, and it’s my choice, so I’m picking the ultimate "love" song, The Beatles’ "All You Need Is Love." Wikipedia says this:

"All You Need Is Love" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles that was released as a non-album single in July 1967. It was written by John Lennon and credited to the Lennon–McCartney partnership. The song was Britain’s contribution to Our World, the first live global television link, for which the band were filmed performing it at EMI Studios in London on 25 June. The programme was broadcast via satellite and seen by an audience of over 400 million in 25 countries. Lennon’s lyrics were deliberately simplistic, to allow for the show’s international audience, and captured the utopian ideals associated with the Summer of Love. The single topped sales charts in Britain, the United States and many other countries, and became an anthem for the counterculture’s embrace of flower power philosophy.

Sounds like the remedy for what’s going on these days.

And that wraps up "Love Is In Da Blog" month for this year. Back to normal (whatever that is) tomorrow!

17 thoughts on “Song of the Day: The Beatles, “All You Need Is Love”

  1. I love this choice. When I saw your reference to flower power, I remembered reading that a woman in Ukraine recently gave sunflower seeds to a Russian soldier. Sometimes simplicity is the best thing. And love.


    1. Uh… did you hear what the woman said as she was giving out the sunflower seeds? “Take these seeds and put them in your pockets so at least sunflowers will grow when you die here.” Hardly a message of peace and love….

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      1. I didn’t hear that part. I read a positive commentary that was not a quote. Just goes to show you how stories can be retold differently. I guess the seeds are the key and constant element of hope.

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  2. Loved this song when it came out. Now to my ears it sounds like a relic of the sixties. Brings back memories, but the song doesn’t move me like it once did.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out


    1. It’s gained a little relevance since the Ukraine business, but it certainly doesn’t have the timeless quality that most of their other songs do.


  3. I used to like this a lot more than I do now – mostly because we had to play this in a band I was in once and we played it to death. Loses its appeal after that.


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