The Beatles Song Of The Day: “Drive My Car”

The Beatles Song Of The Day is “Drive My Car.” “Drive My Car” is on The Beatles “Rubber Soul” album. “Rubber Soul” is my second favourite Beatles album behind “Revolver” which was their next album after “Rubber Soul.” “Drive My Car” was written by both Paul McCartney and John Lennon with Paul having written the majority of it. Paul remembers the writing of it as something he got stuck on and at the last minute John came in and helped shape the lyric. Paul had it as ” I can give you golden rings, I can give you anything, Baby I love you.” John declared that was crap and they came up with “Baby you can drive my car” and added the ‘Beep been an’ beep beep yeah” to it. Paul viewed this as a comedy number. John Lennon: vocal/ Paul McCartney: vocal, bass guitar and piano/ George Harrison: harmony vocal and lead guitars/ Ringo Starr: drums, cowbell and tambourine. The song was recorded on October 13th, 1965 at Abbey Road. Producer: George Martin.

Rating “Drive My Car” on a scale of 1 to 5 ***** a classic.

  • Rolling Stone Magazine ranked “Drive My Car” at #42 on their “The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs” list and Spignesi and Lewis has it at #64.
  • This song took a long time to record. They were up past midnight recording it.
  • George based his guitar lines on Otis Redding’s ‘Respect.”
  • Length of song 2:28.
  • “Drive My Car” was one of four songs Paul McCartney performed during his halftime performance at Super Bowl XXXIX.

Drive My Car {Lennon-McCartney}

Asked a girl what she wanted to be
She said baby,
“Can’t you see I wanna be famous, a star on the screen
But you can do something in between”
Baby you can drive my car
Yes I’m gonna be a star
Baby you can drive my car
And maybe I love you
I told a girl that my prospects were good
And she said baby,
“It’s understood
Working for peanuts is all very fine But I can show you a better time”
Baby you can drive my car
Yes I’m gonna be a star
Baby you can drive my car
And maybe I love you Beep beep’m beep beep yeah
Baby you can drive my car
Yes I’m gonna be a star
Baby you can drive my car
And maybe I love you
I told that girl I can start right away
And she said,
“Listen baby I got something to say I got no car and it’s breaking my heart
But I’ve found a driver and that’s a start”
Baby you can drive my car
Yes I’m gonna be a star
Baby you can drive my car
And maybe I love you
Beep beep’m beep beep yeah Beep beep’m beep beep yeah Beep beep’m beep beep yeah Beep beep’m beep beep yeah (fade out)
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