The British rock group, The Beatles, are known for their versatility. They cover many genres, from hard rock to pop. There is probably a familiarity to their love songs because you have probably heard them more than once. Here are fifteen Beatles love songs that will make you swoon or bring back memories.
1. Sexy Sadie
This is from their 1968 album, The Beatles. This is for women who can make any man do anything, including selling everything they own just to be close to her. It’s been many years since the group took over the American airwaves by storm, and songs like this still linger. John Lennon wrote the song during their stay in India. Most people consider it an early form of a diss track. It concerns people who fall for people out of their league.
2. If I Fell
Love is a risky affair; the one you fall for might not even see you in the same light. This song from the album A Hard Day’s Night is about how falling in love is a risky and tentative proposition. McCartney and Lennon sing the two-part harmony. The guy in the love song is already in another relationship that has to end before another one starts. The narrator wants assurance that his heart will be in safe hands. He is looking for assurance first before anything else.
3. I’ve Just Seen a Face
If you have experienced love at first sight, you will enjoy what The Beatles sing in this beautiful ballad. This is one of the best love at first sight songs of all time. When the Help album came out, the song was buried deep among other songs. But it quickly became a people’s favorite. The gentleman has found love and wants the whole world to know. It recounts the feelings you have once you realize you can’t help but fall in love with someone you just met. The talented group brings the excitement and rush of falling in love with this song. It’s a must-have in your Beatles love songs playlist.
4. Eight Days A Week
This one will melt your heart if you are keen on the lyrics. ‘I love you eight days a week’ is one of the romantic lines from the song. Remember, a week only has seven days. The love they are talking about is exceptional. There is nothing hostile about this love, and the guy can’t get the girl out of his mind. Lennon and McCartney are the masterminds behind the beautiful lyrics. The song is simple and straight to the point. Since love will never go out of fashion, you can stay with such songs in your playlist forever.
5. All You Need Is Love
This is a non-album single that The Beatles released in 1967. It doesn’t matter how many times you hear this song; it will always make you feel something. It emphasizes that all you need to thrive and be successful is loving. The rock song is the perfect sing-along because of the catchy and simple chorus. The song says there is nothing you can do, learn or make when you have love. Love and support go hand in hand. That might be why they say you can achieve anything when loved.
6. And I Love Her
You can’t run short of love songs from the Beatles. The slow and easiness of this dreamy ballad makes it even more sentimental. The way they talk about the woman and the love they share is amazing and makes this piece undeniably sweet. The pop song is part of the album A Hard Day’s Night. You will know it’s a love song immediately it starts; there is no guessing. The famous group never disappoints when it comes to song arrangement. The singer is confident the love will never end if the girl is near him.
7. I Want To Hold Your Hand
Holding hands seems simple, but it means more to so many people. It’s also where most relationships start. The young man in the song wants to hold his lover’s hand while asking her to let him be her man. There is always that moment when you decide to ask someone to be your lover, and it usually gets awkward at times. Maybe holding hands will make it simpler for you to express yourself, or better yet, just use this Beatles song to confess your intentions. One of their earliest songs from the group shows the rush of experiencing your first love. It’s the teenage kind of love.
8. When I’m Sixty Four
The goal is always to go through love and grow old with the person you love. This song talks about this kind of love where the lovers are old and taking care of each other in their golden age. Although sixty-four is the new forty these days (we joke), you get what the lyrics mean. It’s from their eighth studio album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. McCartney says he wrote the song when he was 16 but forgot about it until his father turned 64. When it comes to love songs, Paul’s nostalgic side shines. He paints these love scenarios beautifully.
9. It’s Only Love
This is another love song with different scenarios between two lovers, including fighting and making up. John Lennon mostly wrote it. The singer gets high every time he sees his partner and feels like only love can make him feel like that. However, Lennon later admitted to hating the lyrics. But it’s still a popular love song that resonated with many people. It can also apply when you are not sure whether what you are feeling is love or not.
10. Any Time at All
’All you have to do is a call’ the lyrics show a lover who is dedicated and always available. It’s also from their 1964 album. The best way to show and prove that you love somebody is by being there for them at all times. If things go wrong and you need someone, there is always one person you go to. That’s the whole concept behind this piece. The harmonic devices all come together beautifully. It’s similar to the song All I’ve Got to Do.
11. PS I Love You
Here is an incredible love letter you can send your significant other anytime. It has all the sweet words you can think of and assurances that you will always go back home to your partner. The letter was composed by Paul McCartney. The song creates a beautiful visual every time you listen to it. Send this sweet message to your lover when you are apart just to remind them that it’s temporary. You had probably used the title of this song while writing love letters, especially when you were a teenager.
The song is about ‘something’ that usually attracts you to someone. The song comes from the album Abbey Road in 1969. This time it was written by the band’s lead guitarist, George Harrison. You can probably spot lyrical differences from Paul and Lennon’s work. The song is explicit and describes the love between these two people well. At one point, Harrison says his wife inspired him. The song has a lot of covers out there that are worth listening to.
13. I will
This song is short, but it surprisingly captures a lot of things. It goes from a point where the singer doesn’t know his girl’s name to the point of declaring his eternal love. The song is from their double album, The Beatles of 1968. You can never have enough love songs, so why don’t you add this to your all-time favorites. The acoustic guitar riff and the melody made it a favorite ever since the album came out. It’s not far from what you are used to from the group, but this song showcases new musical ideas. But if you are a big fan, you may have noticed the new elements already.
14. All My Loving
This song is similar to P.S I Love You because it also talks about lovers who are apart. The masterpiece was crafted by Paul in the album The Beatles and it’s one of our absolute favorites.
15. Here, There, and Everywhere
This love ballad is from the Revolver album of 1966. Most people consider this Paul’s best love song because it’s detailed and very relatable. When you are in love, you always want your significant other around all the time. That’s the direction this song goes. It’s a sweet reminder that no matter what, you will always be by your lover’s side. The list couldn’t have been complete without this thoughtful song.
The Beatles have plenty of love songs out there, but these fifteen are some of the best.
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