Although it’s the only appropriate time of the year to whip out The Cheesiest Love Songs Ever mix (click to listen at your own risk)… it’s also a time to appreciate the perennial music that inspires us year round.
The Beatles have brought immeasurable amounts of love to the world with some of most meaningful lyrics, poignant harmonies, and greatest love songs of all time. But The Beatles’ message of love isn’t simply about loving another person; it’s about loving oneself and finding peace.
A new Beatles movement has taken the form of a yoga class called All You Need Is Love Yoga, where participants go on the emotional Yogic journey to the rhythm of The Beatles. Founder MacKenzie Pause (twitter) has combined her two great loves to create this class, and tells SWD the songs she uses most:
“I’d say some of the classics that make it in each class are Across The Universe, Let It Be, Strawberry Fields Forever, Something, And I Love Her, and Here Comes The Sun. The possibilities are endless as sitar driven songs like Love You To work well and compliment string heavy songs like Eleanor Rigby,” she shares. “Sometimes solo works like Harrison’s All Things Must Pass and Lennon’s Imagine make an appearance. Their catalogue gives so many opportunities from soothing melodies to relevant lyrical content to eastern influenced instruments and thoughts.”
Now… whether it’s for the love of yourself, your body, your life, or the love of your life… we want to know which Beatles song inspires you most.
We’ve partnered with The Fest For Beatles Fans (thefest.com) to give away a plush 39″ All You Need Is Love rug (pictured above), part of The Beatles Handmade Rug Collection by Hallon Design Sweden. A $225 value.
Tell us, what is your favorite Beatles love song or specific lyric?
Write your answers in the comments below. Contest ends when Valentine’s Day is over (but love never dies!). One winner will be chosen at random and announced here on Monday, February 15th.
2/15 UPDATE: The results are in! The die-hard Beatles fan and now-winner of SWD’s All You Need is Love Contest was chosen at random (see?):
That’s right, number 90 is you, Zachary Deanglis! Till there was you… everyone else had a chance. Please email to Michelle @ spaweekmedia.com for instructions on how to claim your prize. Congratulations, and thank you to all 549 of you who entered! Visit thefest.com to browse thousands more lovable Beatles items… and if you’re wondering where all these Beatles fans are coming from… here you go.