In My Life (2:24)

Cover of Rubber Soul

From Rubber Soul and 33 other releases

“In My Life” is a song by The Beatles written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. The song originated with Lennon, and while McCartney contributed to the final version, the extent of his contribution is in dispute. Released on the 1965 album Rubber Soul, it is ranked 23rd on the Rolling Stone article “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”, and placed second on CBC’s 50 Tracks. Mojo magazine named it the best song of all time in 2000.

The song was recorded on 18 October 1965, and was complete except for the instrumental bridge. At that time, Lennon had not decided what instrument to use, but he subsequently asked George Martin to play a piano solo, suggesting “something Baroque-sounding”. Martin wrote a Bach-influenced piece that he found he could not play at the song’s tempo. On 22 October, the solo was recorded at half-tempo (one octave lower) and tape speed was doubled for the final recording, solving the performance challenge and giving the piano solo a unique, harpsichord-like timbre.


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  • shellbyrne

    such a sweet song

    9 Apr 1:26pm Reply
  • El_Salvador7

    This isn't a love song for one particular individual. This is a love song for all. If you ever feel like you're not loved by anyone, this song will help you out thanks. Thanks, mr. John Lennon.

    13 Mar 4:07am Reply
  • veruschkan

    Of all these friends and lovers, there is no one compares you...In my live I love you more...

    7 Mar 3:32pm Reply
  • Instantkarma71

    Without doubt my favourite song of all time

    7 Mar 10:50am Reply
  • GaboBenitez

    Best love song. Ever. Sharing the gold medal with "Here, There and Everywhere", only to have one with Paul in vocals and one with John.

    2 Mar 8:32pm Reply
  • Beanoboo

    I love it too!

    28 Feb 2:50am Reply
  • pikininah

    I love this song so much! <3

    19 Feb 8:28pm Reply
  • Roy1968Wood

    Rubber Soul was the first Beatles album I bought. Prior to that, I considered the band talented but somewhat teeny bopper. I still consider it their best album, with Revolver a very close 2nd.

    20 Jan 6:23pm Reply
  • VanillaLee1991

    It's hard to make a choice, but I think this is my favourite Beatles song.

    10 Jan 1:43am Reply
  • Mishasta_

    I really love this song...I can't tell how much.

    3 Jan 1:44pm Reply
  • Furashubakku

    Psst, it isn't a harpsichord.

    1 Jan 9:33pm Reply
  • siIverchair

    21 Dec 2013 Reply
  • psychedali

    Memories about a life, passed.

    17 Dec 2013 Reply
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  • Ksimi

    This is your first listen to The Beatles. It will be automatically added to Your Library. Hehehe, nice joke lastfm

    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • lammasabacthani

    hey, El_Salvador7...mijn gevoelens precies!

    8 Oct 2013 Reply
  • El_Salvador7

    This comes as close to musical perfection as you can get. For me, it's between this one and 'A Day in the Life' as far as my favourite Beatle song is concerned.

    6 Oct 2013 Reply
  • louman

    That harpsichord solo + drums would make the perfect hip hop sample.

    8 Aug 2013 Reply
  • silvasonicsurfa

    ...this combo definitely show promise...

    25 Jul 2013 Reply
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