Just for Fun

Like the title says….this post is just for fun.

On May 18, Sirius Radio launched The Beatles Channel. I’ve been glued to it ever since. I originally discovered the “four guys from Liverpool” after they broke up, but that didn’t stop me from falling in love with them like everyone else. As a teen, I purchased every album they’d released and devoured book after book about them. I’m still enthralled by their music.

Which brings me to the reason for this post.

Photo collage with head shots of The Beatles

By United Press International (UPI Telephoto) Cropping and retouching: User:Indopug and User:Misterweiss [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Beatles Channel on Sirius has a daily feature called My Fab Four, wherein a guest (sometimes a celebrity guest) shares their four favorite Beatle songs. From the moment the segment debuted, I’ve been in a quandary trying to decide which songs I would pick for my own Fab Four. A highly weighty matter that has caused much mental wrestling! There are SO MANY exceptional songs I would chose, the idea was daunting. After much debate I whittled it down to these:

Eight Days a Week
No contest on this one. It was the song that introduced me to the Beatles and the first one I fell in love with. Its bright, catchy, and inherently feel-good.

Let It Be
When I was a kid, I shared a bedroom with my two older sisters. One sister is 10 years older than me, the other is 7 years older. I was definitely the “little sister.” I remember lying in bed at night, listening to them quietly chatting back and forth while Let It Be played softly in the dark. This song always takes me back to childhood for that reason. I also love Paul’s piano playing and his wonderful vocals.

You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
I fell in love with it the first time I heard it. John’s vocals mesh perfectly with the flow. There’s something lyrical about it that never fails to touch me.

Yesterday
Paul McCartney at his best. Yesterday is the most remade Beatle song for good reason, also one of the most remade songs in music history. It’s perfect. I can’t say any more than that.

So there you have it—My Fab Four. Now it’s your turn. Just for fun, I’d love to hear your choices. Share them in the comments below. Let’s talk Beatles, music, and memories.

P.S… Sir Paul just turned 75 on June 18. A belated Happy Birthday to my favorite Beatle! 🙂