The Beatles are so much more than just a band. They have been called the greatest and most influential act in rock history, with innovative music, ground-breaking videos, and record-setting international sales. But what about the lyrics? They’re as important to their legacy as any other aspect of their career. In this blog post we will explore 10 of The Beatles’ best songs based on what you won’t do for love lyrics!
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Alright, let’s go over the first song – Help!.
The first song on our list is Help!. This was released in 1965 and it peaked at number one for three weeks. It’s a track that people found their way back to when they went through hard times, which of course makes sense since the lyrics are about asking for help.
It’s not an easy song to listen to – those vocals convey so much pain – but what you won’t do for love! Unfortunately this doesn’t have any sort of music video available, if only The Beatles had YouTube back then…but fear not: there are plenty more great songs with similar messages below 🙂 Enjoy your time here reading all about what you can expect from these amazing artists who impacted us just as much lyrically as musically.
This image is of a person sitting on the ground. They are wearing what looks like it might be military clothing and they are singing to an acoustic guitar. There’s a tree in the background with leaves starting to turn red which hints at fall coming soon. It has been cropped so that there isn’t much going on behind them, but you can see some people standing around looking out into the distance. The article title (I Won’t Do for Love) is written across this photo in black text against white letters with blue shadows underneath it. This gives off more of a vintage vibe than something modern day would have had as well because we know these songs existed before social media was nearly as widespread when all news could be shared.
The blog post content description is to be a song lyrics photo that illustrates what you won’t do for love. The first sentence of the long-form content would start with, “I can tell by your eyes that you’re not happy here.” Plus, it’s just nice to see people outside singing and playing instruments together. Below are some examples:
“You gotta know when its time to go,” James Taylor tells us on his 1971 hit single You’ve Got A Friend which came out during one of America’s most turbulent times in recent history–the Vietnam War era–and was written as an inspirational song about overcoming difficult situations because things will always get better if we give them time (or at least they should).
“What You Won’t Do For Love,” a song written by Bobby Caldwell in 1977. It was the first US # one single for him on the Billboard Hot 100 and won Song of the Year at that year’s Grammy Awards. The lyrics are based on what we might do for love, but not what we would refuse to do because it is too painful or difficult- even though this may be out of fear or obligation.
“Love Don’t Live Here Anymore,” an Academy Award winning hit from 1976 sung by Patti Austin -a singer who made her name as an R&B girl group member with Sisters Unlimited before branching into jazz–and James Ingram who wrote it with Lenny Nicholson and Robert “Babyface” Jones. The song is about a couple who has broken up and how one person still loves the other, but despite what they say, it’s clear that “love don’t live here anymore.”
“Can’t Help Falling in Love,” written by George Weiss with lyrics by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, and George David Weiss. It was originally sung for Elvis Presley to perform as his final single before he entered the US Army at Fort Dix on March 25th of 1960- when RCA Records released this 45 rpm record (RCA 47-6577).
The song reached number two on Billboard’s Top 100 charts opposite Bobby Darin’s rendition of “Mack the Knife”. On September 11, 2001– an unopened copy of the song’s record was found in a music store that had been destroyed by one of the World Trade Center towers.
“I Swear,” written and performed as a duet between John Michael Montgomery with country musician Diane Warren, is about how when two people pledge their love to each other, they will never break it or go back on what they said. The words are almost like an oath: “If I should ever leave you/You’ll be sorry.”
The melody for this popular power ballad may have come from a passage used by Beethoven in his Ninth Symphony where he wanted to picture three friends swearing eternal fidelity to another friend who has died- which led him to write these lyrics: “”I swear to you, from this day on/As I am now so may you be/In death do we part.”
The song was written in 1992 by Diane Warren. She and John Michael Montgomery met at a conference hosted by the Academy of Country Music Awards, where they were both performing. Three years later when their paths crossed again, she pitched him the idea for what would become “I Swear” which he accepted. The pair performed it that same night with an audience singing along- but never recorded it until 1994 after Montgomery had left Warner Brothers Records because they refused to release his album containing the song.