Birthday – 4 of Wands

Birthday – 4 of Wands (Lennon/McCartney) The Beatles (The White Album), 1968 The second record of the White Album opens with one of the most recognizable and catchy riffs in rock music. This song is fun to sing along or dance to, perfectly befitting a birthday celebration. “Birthday” was primarily composed by Paul, whose girlfriend…

She Loves You – 3 of Cups

She Loves You – 3 of Cups (Lennon/McCartney) Released as a single, 1963 Available on Past Masters “She Loves You” perfectly encapsulates the infectious spirit of the Beatles’ early music. It is absolutely essential and one of their greatest songs. “She Loves You” was a true collaboration of John and Paul, which they wrote nearly…

In My Life – 6 of Cups

In My Life – 6 of Cups (Lennon/McCartney) Rubber Soul, 1965 The Beatles took a giant creative leap forward with Rubber Soul. They’d shown steady growth since their very beginning, but here we witness their first album that could be described as serious, refined, and self-consciously artistic. John was beginning to turn inward, using introspection…