2) 'In My Life'
From 'Rubber Soul' (1965)
John Lennon may not have showed his sentimental side often, but when he did, the results could be extraordinary. That was never more evident than on 'In My Life." Originally conceived as a poem about his childhood, Lennon threw most of it away and fashioned his most beautiful love song around the lines he liked.
So many Beatles songs have lasted because they appeal to our sense of optimism, and 'In My Life' is the perfect example of that. Yes, I have many wonderful memories, John is saying, but the future we're building together will be even better. As brilliant as the lyric is, the arrangement, including Ringo's inventive part, Paul's harmony and producer George Martin's Baroque piano part, is every bit its equal.
Listen to 'In My Life' by the Beatles