Last night I saw Love, the Cirque du Soleil show set to the music of The Beatles. As you might imagine, it was great. But then again, I think basically anything featuring the music of The Beatles would be great. Even the San Francisco 49ers excrutiating loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game tonight would have been great set to the music of The Beatles. 1
While seemingly every band in the world has their share of detractors, The Beatles don’t seem to. Everyone loves The Beatles. Is it because they only had a fairly short (though extremely prolific) amount of time recording music together? Maybe. But they’re obviously ubiquitous enough even after all these decades that plenty of people should have gotten sick of them.
Instead, I think the key to The Beatles music — and you’ll forgive me if this is a completely unoriginal thought — is that it was so varied. This is what mainly stuck out to me last night at the Cirque show as they jumped from one hit song to another, seemingly in random order. The Beatles have very few songs that actually sound the same.