It's Only Love (1:54)

Cover of Rubber Soul

From Rubber Soul and 18 other releases

APPEARS ON THE U.S. RELEASE OF “RUBBER SOUL” —— “It’s Only Love” was composed with the working title “That’s A Nice Hat”. Lennon had the original idea for the song, and completed it with McCartney at his home in Weybridge.

In 1980 Lennon told Playboy journalist David Sheff: “I always thought it was a lousy song. The lyrics were abysmal. I always hated that song.”

In his 1994 biography Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now, McCartney said of the song: “Sometimes we didn’t fight it if the lyric came out rather bland on some of those filler songs like ‘It’s Only Love’. If a lyric was really bad we’d edit it, but we weren’t that fussy about it, because it’s only a rock ‘n’ roll song. I mean, this is not literature.”


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  • EzraTurner

    It's from Help !!!

    18 May 3:55am Reply
  • theironictea

    I get high when I see you go by

    3 Mar 5:56pm Reply
  • theironictea

    I love how songs like this were considered "fillers" by the band [5]

    13 Feb 8:50pm Reply
  • tarban1990

    I love how songs like this were considered "fillers" by the band [4]

    14 Jan 10:29pm Reply
  • Junior_Lins

    John's giggle in the beginning is the best part. <3

    13 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Gracielied

    Great song. Bryan Ferry does a great cover.

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Jezuxx

    this is not from Rubber Soul. [2]

    9 Aug 2013 Reply
  • hungarianpaprik

    no authentic version of this by The Beatles is avail on LAST.FM ---- shameful omission

    28 May 2013 Reply
  • keepemflyn

    Filler??? Absolutely not! When Rubber Soul first came out, we all played that song over and over! And Yes, it IS from the US release of Rubber Soul, 1965. I remember well- I was there.

    21 Mar 2013 Reply
  • jeemajamajimma

    Filler I guess but what a gorgeous melody. =)

    19 Mar 2013 Reply
  • roldki

    this is not from Rubber Soul.

    14 Nov 2012 Reply
  • c0c0butter

    I feel this song

    14 Sep 2012 Reply
  • SunKing1969

    Fillers to the Beatles are hits for most acts.

    8 Aug 2012 Reply
  • pablo_cerve

    the 2009 remasters' version sounds magnificent

    4 Jul 2012 Reply
  • sls

    I remember when I was a kid - the cassette version of Rubber Soul was still the "US version" with the alternate track list that included this song on it. And it was one of my favorites from the album.

    20 Jun 2012 Reply
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    5 Jun 2012 Reply
  • RafaelDivoz

    I love how songs like this were considered "fillers" by the band [3]

    13 May 2012 Reply
  • Plaumtothashizz

    it's on the u.s. (capitol) issue of rubber soul.

    1 May 2012 Reply
  • sarbear1987

    This is on Help!, not Rubber Soul. Agh.

    19 Apr 2012 Reply
  • owl21

    I love how songs like this were considered "fillers" by the band [2]

    21 Mar 2012 Reply
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