Song of the Day: "I Want to Hold Your Hand"

Song of the Day: "I Want to Hold Your Hand"

Yesterday I gave my mom some slack about one of her favorite Beatles songs, so I thought I’d pay some homage to that very song today because, let’s face it, it’s not a bad song! In fact, it’s a very good song—one of the earliest rock and roll songs made—and it’s based on such a simple, heartfelt lyric.

I can think of dozens of times when I used this song to feel more joyful or energized. It’s a great workout song, for one, but it’s also great to play when it’s raining, or you can’t choose which bill to pay with the meager funds you’ve got, or you’ve suffered some other disappointment. Remember when Kurt sang the song when his father was in a coma at the hospital on Glee? That was one of the most emotionally charged, memorable moments of the usually goofy (gleeful) show. So as much pop and mirth can be extracted from the song, we know it can be used in a more somber, meaningful way, too.

You can enjoy the Beatles song “I Want to Hold Your Hand” here. And if you could do me a favor, email it to your mother. Even if she’s not a fan of the Beatles, what mom doesn’t want to hear that her child wants to hold her hand?