In the late 1960s, The Beatles released one of the most impactful albums of the twentieth century.
During a time when the country faced controversy, the band’s diverse and meaningful collaboration brought a sense of unity to those who happened to stumble upon it. The Beatles, debatably one of the most memorable and significant boy bands in history, shook foundations with the breathtaking album “Abbey Road.”
The most impressive trait of this album is its diversity of sound and the emotional response depicted in each song. Opening with “Come Together,” The Beatles presented a song that somewhat rambles, with lyrics that remain true to the mystery of the band. One thing that reigns true throughout this song is that wherever you come from, whatever your physical state, is ultimately irrelevant and should not interfere with the human ability for all of us to come together.
“Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” is a jovial but also somewhat aggressive song about refusing to let others knock you down. Paul McCartney encourages listeners to never let anyone threaten to get in their way.
With an entirely different sound and feel, The Beatles presented “Here Comes the Sun,” an optimistic, lighthearted song comparing the visual of a rising sun on a new day to a new beginning and a fresh start. With a smooth and repetitive melody, this song became one of The Beatle’s most popular and beloved tunes.
“Abbey Road” closes with “Her Majesty,” the song that was not technically listed on the album but occurs after the last listed song on the album sleeve, “The End.” This song refers to Queen Elizabeth II and is controversially political. The shortest song ever written by the band, it is yet another twist in tone that made “Abbey Road”so diverse and groundbreaking.
The Beatles wrote of love, hate and everything in between. Memorable and meaningful, “Abbey Road” is a household name that will forever be remembered.