Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Song of the Day: 'It's Only Love' by the Beatles

Neither John Lennon (its actual writer) nor Paul McCartney were fans -- "I always thought it was a lousy song. The lyrics were abysmal. I always hated that song," said Lennon, while McCartney explained: "Sometimes we didn't fight it if the lyric came out rather bland on some of those filler songs like 'It's Only Love.' If a lyric was really bad we'd edit it, but we weren't that fussy about it, because it's only a rock 'n' roll song. I mean, this is not literature" -- but I've always loved it. That Westville in Chelsea uses it as its hold music means I get to hear it a lot, too.

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