500 Greatest Songs of All Time
The Beatles, 'All You Need is Love'
Writers: John Lennon, Paul McCartney
Producer: George Martin
Released: July '67, Capitol
11 weeks; No. 1
Twenty-four days after the release of Sgt. Pepper, the Beatles represented England on the six hour TV show Our World, a satellite broadcast seen by 400 million. "All You Need Is Love" was the simple message they wanted to send to the world. "It was for love and bloody peace," Ringo Starr said. The backing choir on the single included Mick Jagger, Keith Moon and Donovan.
Appears on: Magical Mystery Tour (Capitol)