Filed under: Editor Picks | Tags: Editor's Picks, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, The Beatles, Yoko Ono
It may be cliché for me to post a Beatles video for my first “Editor’s Pick,” but I don’t care. Nothing at all screams love quite literally like John’s pining wails in this 1969 performance of The Beatles b-side, “Don’t Let Me Down”. Though his lyrical inspiration may have been Yoko Ono, John’s musical passion absolutely seeps through his pores. Not to mention they’re so badass donning fur coats, performing on a rooftop, complete with their hair blowing in the wind. And sure, maybe Paul is tripping on LSD, but that only provides more entertainment (hip shake at :39).
Oh, and for a good laugh, check out those disinterested bastards in the background, especially the one checking his watch at 2:57. Really? If they only had any idea how lucky they were at that moment to be witnessing one of the Beatles’ last recording sessions ever. All in all, it’s just a beautiful video filled with discrete quirks that I could watch over and over…and have. As I was looking up the lyrics to this song, I found a commenter who put my love for this song far more eloquently than I ever could with his words, “This is my favorite song ever after the macarena .” True.
— Carly Wolkoff, Managing Editor