Music - Life & Work Balance

Monday Song, The Beatles, and Don’t Let Me Down

By Stefano Nappa
2 min read

There is no article in the world more important than “The” in front of the Beatles’ name, and there is no more significant flip side in vinyl culture than Don’t Let Me Down

A note to the digital natives: flip side is a beautiful term that could be explained by watching a scene from the movie Diner (click here), but I will spoiler it for you right away: it is simply the B-side of a 45 rpm or 7″. In music as well as in life and love, you always have to know the flip side. 

After I have shouted at my loved one, “don’t touch my records,” I am going to reveal that The Beatles were the five protagonists of this movie. Or maybe I’m wrong; were they four? No, I don’t think so, because, in England, the fifth Beatle was the footballer George Best, but that’s a story for another time. Anyway, the first guests of this column had to be those bad boys who were born and raised in Liverpool. There if you say you don’t know them, they will put a sticker on you with the words: divvy. 

The Beatles

Let me ask you a simple question:

How do you feel on Monday? 

I’ve never understood this day, sometimes I feel in rhythm with the world, and sometimes I feel like I’m going in the wrong direction, being chased by the police like in the best manhunt movies. 

Music always helps, and it has always helped me personally. Some of the Beatles’ songs can really give a boost to your Monday. Don’t Let Me Down is one of them because it was written at a time of John Lennon’s confession to Yoko Ono.

The continuous search for support with love references is the main topic. The Beatles Concert on the Roof was The Beatles’ last live public performance. On January 30, 1969, the band, together with the keyboardist Billy Preston, surprised the city of London with an improvised concert on the roof of the building that housed the Apple Corps offices at No. 3 Savile Row. They played Don’t Let Me Down, but they didn’t introduce the song inside the album Let it be.

Anyway, can we say in simple terms that this day should not let us down?Which track do you have on your Monday’s flip side?

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