John Lennon once revealed his least favourite Beatles song
JOHN LENNON revealed his least favourite Beatles song was one he “knocked off” from Elvis Presley.
The Beatles were obsessed with Elvis Presley growing up. And when they met The King in LA back in 1965 they were speechless. But did you John Lennons least favourite Beatles song is one he says was a knock off of one of The Kings records?
During his iconic Rolling Stone interview, John Lennon revealed he didnt like Run For Your Life from The Beatles 1965 album Rubber Soul.
The singer-songwriter said: “It was a song I just knocked off.
“It was inspired from – this is a very vague connection – from Baby Lets Play House.
“There was a line on it – I used to like specific lines from songs – Id rather see you dead, little girl, than to be with another man.”
John Lennon added: “So I wrote it around that but I didnt think it was that important.
“Girl I liked because I was, in a way, trying to say something or other about Christianity which I was opposed to at the time.”
While Lennon wasnt keen on Run For You Life, he did one reveal his favourite Beatles songs and album.
The late star was a big fan of 1968s The White Album.
John Lennon made the reveal in a 1971 interview about the break up of The Beatles a year earlier.
But his quotes didnt see the light of day until they featured in a 1984 issue of Penthouse – four years after his murder.
The Beatle claimed Paul didnt like The White Album as he “wanted it to be more a group thing, which really means more Paul. So he never liked that album.”
But Lennon admitted it was his favourite of the 12, adding: “I always preferred it to all the other albums, including Pepper, because I thought the music was better. The Pepper myth is bigger, but the music on the White Album is far superior, I think.”
While his favourite songs were also revealed in the Rolling Stone interview.
Lennon said: “I always liked [I Am The] Walrus, Strawberry Fields, Help!, In My Life. Those are some favourites, yknow.”
A surprised interviewer Jann Wenner asked why he included Help! among his favourites.
The musician replied: “Because I meant it, its real.”
He added: “The lyric is as good now as it was then, its no different, you know.
“It makes me feel secure to know that I was that sensible or whatever – well, not sensible, but aware of myself. Thats with no acid, no nothing… well pot or whatever.
“It was just me singing help and I meant it, you know. I dont like the recording that much, the song I like. We did it too fast to try and be commercial.”
Lennon also highlighted I Want To Hold Your Hand, Strawberry Fields and Across The Universe.