The comedic movie ‘Yesterday’ is out on theatres today, so be sure to get your tickets if you haven’t.
Himesh Patel, plays Jack Malik, a struggling singer-songwriter who’s trying to catch his opportunity at a big break. After an unexpected accident, Jack wakes up to a world where no one knows about the iconic British-band, The Beatles.
To celebrate the release of this musical-fantasy comedy, we’re going to take a trip down memory-lane with our favorite songs by The Beatles (in no particular order).
1. Strawberry Fields Forever
When psychedelic trip-meets-pop, the song was a nostalgic look on The Beatles’ past. Strawberry Fields Forever is one of The Beatles’ most prominent works. The song was about John Lennon’s childhood memories; Strawberry Field was the name of a Salvation Army residing near Lennon’s childhood home in Woolton.
2. Hey Jude
The origins of “Hey Jude” was a sweet consolation written by Paul McCartney to comfort John Lennon’s son, Julian, due to his parent’s divorce. “Hey Jude” is a heartwarming song that never failed to have a group of people screaming to the top of their lungs!
3. A Day In The Life
According to The Rolling Stones, “A Day In The Life” wasn’t recognized as on of The Beatles’ best works until the ‘80s, after Lennon’s passing. Leave it to The Beatles to turn a song about mere mundane lives, to one of the best songs in Rock history!
A song that holds as much meaning and awareness as it does today. Paul McCartney explains that Blackbird was written because of the struggles that African-American people face in the Southern states back in 1968, due to the racial tension.
“Blackbird” was a symbolism of Rosa Parks, a woman who refused to give her bus seat to a whit passenger and later become a big figure to the Civil Rights Movement.
5. I Want To Hold Your Hand
I Want To Hold Your Hand was a song written by The Beatles as a request from their manager to procure a hit for their American-market breakout. This song is definitely one that everyone would know of, plus can we forget the spin Glee took as Chris Colfer slowed the song down in an emotional tune.
6. Tomorrow Never Knows
Tomorrow Never Knows is inspiration taken by John from a book that he found dubbed, “The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based On The Tibetan Book of The Dead”, the lyric “Turn off your mind, relax, float downstream” was one of the first lines from the book that inspired him to create this innovative, short song.
FYI: A song named, “Tomorrow Never Came” by Lana Del Rey featuring John Lennon’s son, Sean, was released in 2017, it was about the romance between John and his wife, Yoko Ono.
7. All You Need Is Love
The song was written for the world’s first televised link-up between 25 countries called ‘Our World’, according to The Beatle Bible. Written by John Lennon and the band wanted to advocate for love, and were inspired by Summer of Love and the peace movement.
Although the fast-paced song with the infamous intro of “Help!” is world-renowned by everyone as a upbeat song, John Lennon refers to this song as his “Fat Elvis” song. As he was crying out for help due to his insecurities as he looked back on how everything was a lot easier in his younger days.
9. Come Together
A political stance by John Lennon on Timothy Leary, a writer, psychologist and pro-drug activist during his campaign to stand against Ronald Reagan. This song was one of the first song where Lennon had dipped his toes into political advocacy. Whatever our beliefs and differences, you cannot deny that this song has a catch-bounce of blues in it.
And last but not least, Yesterday! The slowly ballad featuring Paul McCartney’s voice depicts a melancholic man reminiscing a relationship turned sour, due to something the man said. Although it is sad, it definitely has a very camp-fiery vibe that somehow leaves a warming presence.
Catch Yesterday the movie at your nearest cinema now!