The Beatles were always amused by the analysis and over analysis of their work in every aspect. It started with how did their tunes manage to be so beautiful? (try this from William Mann: … but harmonic interest is typical of their quicker songs, too, and one gets the impression that they think simultaneously of harmony and melody, so firmly are the major tonic sevenths and ninths built into their tunes, and the flat submediant key switches, so natural is the Aeolian cadence at the end of Not a Second Time (the chord progression which ends Mahler's Song of the Earth). Those submediant switches from C major into A flat major, and to a lesser extent mediant ones e.g. the octave ascent in the famous I want To Hold Your Hand are a trademark of Lennon-McCartney songs)… continued with discussion of their Scouse wit and lingered on hidden meaning in their lyrics.
But there is no denying the Beatles were philosophers. Philosophers of love in particular and life in general and that’s why it’s so invaluable to spend a bit of time with them on life’s rich and tangled journey. Catch them at the right time and they will help you with romantic love (Love Me Do), erotic love (Drive my Car), that affair (Norwegian Wood), reconciliation (We can Work it Out). They'll help you put things in perspective (Let it Be). Realise it will be OK (The long and Winding Road). Manage your past (with Penny Lane or Strawberry Fields). Empathise with others (She’s Leaving Home). Release your toxic anger (Taxman) or be optimistic (Good Morning, Good Morning). And just be downright silly (Look up My Number).
As The Beatles sorted themselves out, they help us do the same for ourselves.
Have a Spotify Beatles day; The Beatles are always on our side.
That’s another reason we love The Beatles.
24: Simply Different
25: A Time to Think
27: Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
28: The B Side