EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘All You Need is Love’ – The Beatles

What was the number one song in the UK on 19th July 1967?

The Beatles, still going strong, are at number one yet again with All You Need is Love, which stayed there for 3 weeks.

This song was originally written for the first internationally broadcast TV programme- Our World. They were asked for a song that delivered a message that everyone would understand and to use only basic English terms. This explains the somewhat simple title and lyrical declarations. However, it could be argued that love is in fact not all one needs. One definitely needs air, food, water and shelter. And socks. Definitely need socks too, but yes aside from the very basics at the bottom of the pyramid, love is pretty much all you need. Message understood. It’s not one of my favourite Beatles song, but it is one of the greatest “singalong” songs ever written.

Lyrics

Love, love, love
Love, love, love
Love, love, love
There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done
Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung
Nothing you can say, but you can learn how to play the game
It’s easy
Nothing you can make that can’t be made
No one you can save that can’t be saved
Nothing you can do, but you can learn how to be you in time
It’s easy
All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need
All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need
There’s nothing you can know that isn’t known
Nothing you can see that isn’t shown
There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be
It’s easy
All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need
All you need is love (all together now)
All you need is love (everybody)
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need
Love is all you need
(Love is all you need)
Love is all you need
(Love is all you need)
Love is all you need
(Love is all you need)
Love is all you need
(Love is all you need)
Love is all you need
(Love is all you need)
Love is all you need
(Love is all you need)
Love is all you need
(Love is all you need)
Love is all you need
(Love is all you need)
Love is all you need
(Love is all you need)
Love is all you need
(Love is all you need)
Love is all you need
(Love is all you need)
(Love is all you need)
(Love is all you need)
(Love is all you need)
Yesterday
(Love is all you need)
Oh
Love is all you need
Love is all you need
Oh yeah
Love is all you need
(She love you, yeah, yeah, yeah)
(She love you, yeah, yeah, yeah)
(Love is all you need)
(Love is all you need)

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