It's Only Love (track) by The Beatles

It's Only Love by The Beatles
Year: 1965
From the album Help! (track #9)
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81/100 (from 374 votes)
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This track is rated in the top 5% of all tracks on BestEverAlbums.com. This track has a Bayesian average rating of 80.8/100, a mean average of 80.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.9/100. The standard deviation for this track is 11.9.

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From 06/28/2019 16:56
I don't understand why this song disappointed Lennon so much. I think lyrically it could have been weaker - I'm looking at you "Run For Your Life".
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From 01/23/2018 00:03
I really don't care if the lyrics are cheesy cos this is a tight song with cool chords! The watery guitar at the beginning is cool too
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From 12/06/2017 00:33
Lyrics are pretty cheesy and all, but Lennon's delivery is incredibly convincing
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From 08/16/2017 15:30
In 1980 Lennon told Playboy journalist David Sheff: "I always thought it was a lousy song. The lyrics were abysmal. I always hated that song."

In his 1997 biography Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now, McCartney said of the song: "Sometimes we didn't fight it if the lyric came out rather bland on some of those filler songs like 'It's Only Love'. If a lyric was really bad we'd edit it, but we weren't that fussy about it, because it's only a rock 'n' roll song. I mean, this is not literature."
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From 08/22/2016 08:51
Nothing more than filler, but I really like this song, always have, always will. It's a bit generic, but the Beatles could always write incredibly catchy songs even on auto pilot. Decent album track.
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From 08/18/2015 16:11
I prefer the anthology version but this is one of John's best love songs imo. Looking back he didn't think much of it though.
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From 06/08/2014 15:10
Beautiful song, love the rhythm nd the sounds, specially the lyrics, completely incredible song
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From 01/26/2013 23:48
Definitely one of the gems of the album. Loved it.
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