18 times The Beatles totally nailed your love life

From puppy love and breakups to growing old together, one band completely captured the ups and downs of your love.

18 times The Beatles totally nailed your love life

From puppy love and breakups to growing old together, one band completely captured the ups and downs of your love.
  • There's a reason The Beatles are one of the most popular bands of all time. Sure, your own personal love story didn't exactly inspire their greatest hits, but somehow they still managed to describe your love life perfectly — warts and all.

  • Stage 1: The early days

  • "Eight Days a Week"

  • Oh, the early days of being in love. The Beatles knew a seven-day week certainly wasn't enough time to spend with your honey, so they added an extra day … but even eight didn't seem quite enough when you were that in love, did it?

  • "Can't Buy Me Love"

  • "I may not have a lot to give, but what I've got I'll give to you." You and your honey didn't have much money, but you didn't need diamond rings to be happy — The Fab Four knew there wasn't a paycheck in the world that could compare with being head-over-heels in love.

  • "I Wanna Hold Your Hand"

  • This song brings everyone back to that nervous excitement of holding hands for the first time. Whether it was 4 years ago or 40, we all remember that butterfly feeling when this song comes on the radio.

  • "Please Mr. Postman"

  • Long-distance relationship? The Beatles are here for you. Sure, this song describes the agony of waiting for a letter, but the anxiety of waiting for your sweetheart to text you back is practically the same thing, right?

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  • Stage 2: The breakup(s)

  • "I'm Looking Through You"

  • "You don't look different, but you have changed." The person you thought you knew suddenly became a stranger. It might have seemed sudden, but as the song goes, "Love has a nasty habit of disappearing overnight."

  • "You Won't See Me"

  • Leave it to The Beatles to get you through a tough breakup — especially when the feeling isn't mutual. (Does a mutual breakup even exist?) "Though the days are few, they're filled with tears. And since I lost you, it feels like years..."

  • Tune out and plug in this hit. The Beatles know exactly where you're coming from.

  • "Yesterday"

  • Get ready for the tears — Paul McCartney's soulful ballad is just what you need after breaking up. "Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away, but now it looks as though they're here to stay."

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  • So sad, but so true.

  • "For No One"

  • Isn't this song just a spot-on narration of what goes through your mind when your love is gone? "Your day breaks, your mind aches" but you can't seem to forget. "In her eyes, you see nothing. No sign of love behind the tears, cried for no one — a love that should have lasted years."

  • "I Call Your Name"

  • Finally, things are on the up-and-up, but you're still hurting … "I call your name, but you're not there" is perfectly heartwrenching. A rock-and-roll beat paired with some raw lyrics makes this song a great tune for those who find themselves recently 'out of love.'

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  • Stage 3: The pursuit

  • "I've Just Seen a Face"

  • You're officially over your last relationship, and while you're out and about, you see a face — a face you can't seem to forget no matter what you do. Love hits. Paul McCartney's lyrics capture that whole "love at first sight" business perfectly.

  • "Got to Get You Into My Life"

  • "Ooh, then I suddenly see you. Ooh, did I tell you I need you, every single day of my life?" You're confident you've found the person you want to spend your life with … now, how to tell them?

  • "Do You Want to Know a Secret?"

  • You've been friends for a while, but it's time to let your crush in on your little secret … Ringo Starr sings out some pretty charming lyrics you might want to repeat: "Listen, do you want to know a secret? Let me whisper in your ear, say the words you long to hear … I'm in love with you."

  • If that isn't romantic, I don't know what is.

  • "I Will"

  • Sweet and slow, this romantic song is everything you'd want a love song to be. "Who knows how long I've loved you? You know I love you still. Will I wait a lonely lifetime? If you want me to, I will..." Pure poetry.

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  • Stage 4: life together

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  • "Two of Us"

  • This song reminds us all that being in love doesn't really depend on what we are doing; it depends on who we are with. From "chasing pavement" to "sending postcards," being in love is an adventure that is only better with someone by your side.

  • "The Long and Winding Road"

  • It's been a few years since you were young and in love, and your story hasn't been without heartache. But you've realized that everything that's happened has guided you toward your sweetheart. "The long and winding road that leads to your door will never disappear. I've seen that road before. It always leads me here, leads me to your door."

  • Though the road isn't without tears, you know you're meant to be together.

  • "In My Life"

  • Through all the places and people in your life, there's one person at the top — someone you love more than all the memories of your past. "But of all these friends and lovers, no one compares with you … in my life, I love you more." A touching flashback of your life, this song describes what your partner means to you.

  • "When I'm Sixty Four"

  • Give this song a listen, and try to keep from smiling. The Beatles certainly asked the right question about growing old together with your love. Taking a ride on Sunday morning, grandchildren and digging in the garden ... "Who could ask for more?"

  • "All You Need is Love"

  • Honestly, what other song did you expect at the end of this list? Through it all, the ultimate truth is this: "Love is all you need."

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Emily is putting her English and Humanities degree to use editing and writing all over the world. Trying to see all 7 world wonders (while visiting as many countries as she can in between), Emily loves wandering alleyways, beautifully photographed food, stumbling upon impromptu flea and food markets. She can usually be found camera in hand, munching on a street food and never has her headphones out of reach.

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