25: All My Loving

NeilTop 30 - Beatles Songs

Album Release: With The Beatles
Date Entered Australian Charts: 20 March 1964 (as an EP)
Highest Chart Position: 1
Total Weeks On Charts: 24
Watch On YouTube: Click here

When you read reviews of All My Loving, it seems that the word “innocent” gets used a lot to describe both the lyrics and the melody. Yet another McCartney tune – even though credited to both John and Paul – it has that simplicity that became the hallmark of Paul’s work, particularly in the early days of the Beatles.

For many, this song also became synonymous with the television show Young talent Time which ended with a slower, sing-along version of the song, featuring Johnny Young and the team. This was based on a version that Young been successful with in his own right in 1967.

Another feature was that All My Loving was never released as a single – instead, the EP (featuring All My Loving, Ask Me Why, Money and P.S. I Love You) made it to number one on the Australian charts in 1964.

And for Australian readers, the linked YouTUbe clip comes from one of the six Festival Hall performances in Melbourne in 1964.