The Beatles were obsessed with Elvis Presley growing up. And when they met The King in LA back in 1965 they were speechless. But did you John Lennon’s least favourite Beatles song is one he says was a knock off of one of The King’s records?
During his iconic Rolling Stone interview, Lennon revealed he didn’t like Run For Your Life from The Beatles’ 1965 album Rubber Soul.
The singer-songwriter said: “It was a song I just knocked off.
“It was inspired from – this is a very vague connection – from Baby Let’s Play House.
“There was a line on it – I used to like specific lines from songs – ‘I’d rather see you dead, little girl, than to be with another man’.”
While his favourite songs were also revealed in the Rolling Stone interview.
Lennon said: “I always liked [I Am The] Walrus, Strawberry Fields, Help!, In My Life. Those are some favourites, y’know.”
A surprised interviewer Jann Wenner asked why he included Help! among his favourites.
The musician replied: “Because I meant it, it’s real.”
He added: “The lyric is as good now as it was then, it’s no different, you know.
“It makes me feel secure to know that I was that sensible or whatever – well, not sensible, but aware of myself. That’s with no acid, no nothing… well pot or whatever.
“It was just me singing ‘help’ and I meant it, you know. I don’t like the recording that much, the song I like. We did it too fast to try and be commercial.”
Lennon also highlighted I Want To Hold Your Hand, Strawberry Fields and Across The Universe.
Published at Sat, 09 May 2020 14:16:00 +0000