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18 times The Beatles totally nailed your love life
From puppy love and breakups to growing old together, one band completely captured the ups and downs of your love. - photo by Emily Cummings
Theres a reason The Beatles are one of the most popular bands of all time. Sure, your own personal love story didn't exactly inspire their greatest hits, but somehow they still managed to describe your love life perfectly warts and all.

Stage 1: The early days

"Eight Days a Week"

Oh, the early days of being in love. The Beatles knew a seven-day week certainly wasnt enough time to spend with your honey, so they added an extra day but even eight didnt seem quite enough when you were that in love, did it?

"Can't Buy Me Love"

I may not have a lot to give, but what Ive got Ill give to you. You and your honey didnt have much money, but you didnt need diamond rings to be happy The Fab Four knew there wasnt a paycheck in the world that could compare with being head-over-heels in love.

"I Wanna Hold Your Hand"

This song brings everyone back to that nervous excitement of holding hands for the first time. Whether it was 4 years ago or 40, we all remember that butterfly feeling when this song comes on the radio.

"Please Mr. Postman"

Long-distance relationship? The Beatles are here for you. Sure, this song describes the agony of waiting for a letter, but the anxiety of waiting for your sweetheart to text you back is practically the same thing, right?

Stage 2: The breakup(s)

"I'm Looking Through You"

You dont look different, but you have changed. The person you thought you knew suddenly became a stranger. It might have seemed sudden, but as the song goes, Love has a nasty habit of disappearing overnight.

"You Won't See Me"

Leave it to The Beatles to get you through a tough breakup especially when the feeling isnt mutual. (Does a mutual breakup even exist?) Though the days are few, theyre filled with tears. And since I lost you, it feels like years...

Tune out and plug in this hit. The Beatles know exactly where you're coming from.


Get ready for the tears Paul McCartneys soulful ballad is just what you need after breaking up. Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away, but now it looks as though theyre here to stay.

So sad, but so true.

"For No One"

Isn't this song just a spot-on narration of what goes through your mind when your love is gone? Your day breaks, your mind aches but you cant seem to forget. In her eyes, you see nothing. No sign of love behind the tears, cried for no one a love that should have lasted years.

"I Call Your Name"

Finally, things are on the up-and-up, but you're still hurting I call your name, but youre not there is perfectly heartwrenching. A rock-and-roll beat paired with some raw lyrics makes this song a great tune for those who find themselves recently 'out of love.'

Stage 3: The pursuit

"I've Just Seen a Face"

You're officially over your last relationship, and while you're out and about, you see a face a face you cant seem to forget no matter what you do. Love hits. Paul McCartneys lyrics capture that whole "love at first sight" business perfectly.

"Got to Get You Into My Life"

Ooh, then I suddenly see you. Ooh, did I tell you I need you, every single day of my life? Youre confident youve found the person you want to spend your life with now, how to tell them?

"Do You Want to Know a Secret?"

Youve been friends for a while, but its time to let your crush in on your little secret Ringo Starr sings out some pretty charming lyrics you might want to repeat: Listen, do you want to know a secret? Let me whisper in your ear, say the words you long to hear Im in love with you.

If that isnt romantic, I dont know what is.

"I Will"

Sweet and slow, this romantic song is everything youd want a love song to be. Who knows how long Ive loved you? You know I love you still. Will I wait a lonely lifetime? If you want me to, I will... Pure poetry.

Stage 4: life together

"Two of Us"

This song reminds us all that being in love doesnt really depend on what we are doing; it depends on who we are with. From chasing pavement to sending postcards, being in love is an adventure that is only better with someone by your side.

"The Long and Winding Road"

Its been a few years since you were young and in love, and your story hasnt been without heartache. But youve realized that everything that's happened has guided you toward your sweetheart. The long and winding road that leads to your door will never disappear. Ive seen that road before. It always leads me here, leads me to your door.

Though the road isnt without tears, you know you're meant to be together.

"In My Life"

Through all the places and people in your life, theres one person at the top someone you love more than all the memories of your past. But of all these friends and lovers, no one compares with you in my life, I love you more. A touching flashback of your life, this song describes what your partner means to you.

"When Im Sixty Four"

Give this song a listen, and try to keep from smiling. The Beatles certainly asked the right question about growing old together with your love. Taking a ride on Sunday morning, grandchildren and digging in the garden ... Who could ask for more?

"All You Need is Love"

Honestly, what other song did you expect at the end of this list? Through it all, the ultimate truth is this: Love is all you need.
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