How The Beatles’ ‘Yellow Submarine’ Inspired Kesha’s ‘Your Love Is My Drug’ Music Video

One of Kesha’s most unusual music videos is “Your Love Is My Drug.” During an interview, Kesha explained that she was trying to recreate a certain mental state in the video. She also said the Beatles movie yellow submarine partly inspired the video.

The Beatles’ John Lennon, George Harrison and Paul McCartney record lines for ‘Yellow Submarine’ | Keystone Features/Getty Images

How Kesha Co-Wrote ‘Your Love Is My Drug’ With Her Mom

Kesha’s mother, Pebe Sebert, is a professional songwriter. Sebert first rose to prominence writing “Old Flames Don’t Hold a Candle to You”, a country ballad covered by Dolly Parton. During an interview with MTV News, Kesha discussed co-writing “Your Love Is My Drug” with Sebert. “I wrote this song on a plane in about 10 minutes and finished it with my mom,” Kesha recalls. “So it’s one of my favourites. It’s silly and fun. You can’t take it too seriously.

Kesha explained why she was complimenting a man’s beard in the song. “I’ve always liked bearded guys,” Kesha revealed. “Hi, I’m from Nashville, I like hillbillies,” she laughed. “The redneck look is all the rage right now, and that’s great for me. I’m tired of guys trying to look like they’re in boy bands.

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The Beatles’ ‘Yellow Submarine’ animation inspired Kesha

Kesha has revealed why the video for “Your Love Is My Love” is surreal. “The video, I wanted it to be like a psychedelic mind trip, comparable to being so disgustingly in love with someone that you lose your mind,” she said. “So I ride an elephant – that’s okay! – and, uh, I dance around a cave with black light body paint and a python. I was in a cave, in the desert , and it was really fun.

Kesha added that the Fab Four also influenced the video. “This video was inspired by the Beatles yellow submarine film, the animation aspect,” she explained. “There is a bit of [that] in there too. Notably, Rolling Stone reports that Kesha has cited the Beatles as one of her musical influences.

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The way the world reacted to “Your Love Is My Drug”

“Your Love Is My Drug” became a huge hit. The song reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, remaining on the charts for 28 weeks. “Your Love Is My Drug” appeared on Kesha’s debut album Animal. Animal reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and remained on the chart for 85 weeks.

“Your Love Is My Drug” was also popular in the UK. According to The Official Charts Company, “Your Love Is My Drug” reached #13 and remained on the chart for 17 weeks. During this time, Animal peaked at No. 8 and lasted 46 weeks on the chart. “Your Love Is My Drug” Doesn’t Sound Much Like The Beatles’ Songs But Its Video Wouldn’t Be The Same Without It yellow submarine.

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