All My Loving is Gordon Browns favourite Beatles song

July 2nd, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI  

Gordon Brown

London, July 2 (ANI): British PM Gordon Brown has revealed that his favourite Beatles song is All My Loving.

And the reason behind the liking he played it on the piano as a child.

A public vote to find the all-time most popular Beatles song had been launched by the Liverpool Echo.

Tory leader David Cameron picked the Long and Winding Road and Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg opted for A Day in the Life.

The politicians were asked for their Fab Four favourites as part of Liverpool’s Beatles Day celebration.

It is so hard to pick one because there are so many but this was my early favourite because it was the first I learnt to play on the piano when my parents sent me for lessons when I was young, the Telegraph quoted Brown, as saying.

Cameron said: “I’m a McCartney fan and the Long and Winding Road was one of his last with the Beatles. He wrote it in Scotland where he always found inspiration.

“The road he was thinking of was the B842 which runs down Kintyre to Campbelltown, but the song is about much, much more than that. It has a wonderful melody and emotion and pretty much sums up the life of the Leader of the Opposition.”

Clegg said of A Day in the Life: “Even after all this time, it still sounds innovative and radical.

“The dramatic shift of gears musically leading to the powerful piano chords at the end are frighteningly effective, while the lyrics are incredibly effective by combining the mundane everyday life with the tragic death of someone in a car crash. It shows the Beatles at their edgy best.”

Beatles Day, on July 10, will mark the 44th anniversary of the Fab Four’s triumphant homecoming to Liverpool after they conquered America in 1964. (ANI)

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