Best-ever song lyrics? The Beatles are runaway winners

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We’ve been hunting for the best-ever song lyrics on my drive-time show this week.

Many great songs were suggested, from Fleetwood Mac and Abba representing the ’70s, The Smiths and Kate Bush from the ’80s and REM and the Beautiful South from the ’90s.

Even Sam Smith and Emeli Sande from today got a nod.

But by far and away my listeners’ favourites were The Beatles’ Yesterday, Let It Be, All You Need Is Love and, of course, the last track they ever recorded on their last album together, Abbey Road.

The final lyric, accompanied by a full string orchestra was ‘and in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make’.

Beat that, One Direction!