Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: The Beatles – In My Life

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418 – The Beatles – In My Life (1965)
Written by Lennon/McCartney
Produced by George Martin
Label – Parlophone

John Lennon would consider “In My Life” to be his first major piece of work. In his words everything up until that point had been “glib and throwaway”, so he drew upon life experiences in an original poem that was filled with poignant and heartfelt memories. McCartney’s sweet harmonies and the classical middle eight section add weight to the singer’s reminiscence of life of and love.From this point on, Lennon would mainly write subjectively rather than objectively and this song remains one of the finest examples of his new found confidence.

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