The Beatles Song Of The Day: “Hey Jude”

The Beatles Song Of The Day is “Hey Jude” “Hey Jude” was released by The Beatles as the A-side of a single with ‘Revolution” on the B-side. The song was written by Paul McCartney. “Hey Jude” was a huge hit in the United States holding the #1 position for 9 weeks. It also reached #1 in the United Kingdom holding that position for 3 weeks. Paul was inspired to write the song after going to visit John Lennon’s song Julian. This was right after John Lennon and his wife Cynthia had broken up and Paul had went to see Julian to try and cheer him up. The song was originally called “Hey Jules.” John Lennon would later comment that he always thought that the song was written about him and his relationship with Yoko Ono. John would also comment that he thought it was Paul’s best song. This is one of the great Beatles songs without a doubt. John Lennon: backing vocal. acoustic guitar/ Paul McCartney: vocal, piano, and bass guitar/ George Harrison: backing vocal and lead guitar/ Ringo Starr: backing vocal, drums and tambourine/ Uncredited:  10 violins, 3 violas, 3 cellos, 2 double-basses, 2 flutes, 2 clarinets, 1 bass clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 contrabassoon, 4 trumpets, 2 horns, 4 trombones, 1 percussion, all backing vocals, handclaps. The song was recorded on July 29th,30th, 31st and August 1st, 1968 at Abbey Road. Producer: George Martin.

Rating “Hey Jude” on a scale of 1 to 5 stars ***** a classic.

  • Length of song 7:11. George Martin would complain about the length of the song saying that the radio wouldn’t play it, to which John Lennon shot back- “They will if it’s us.” He was correct.
  • Julian Lennon would say about this song  and about Paul ” It’s hard to imagine this man was thinking about me and my life so much when he wrote a song about me… If I’m in a bar and the song comes on the radio, I still get goose pimples.”
  • Rolling Stone Magazine ranked “Hey Jude” at #7 in their “The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs” list. Spignesi and Lewis had it at #6 in their “100 Best Beatles Songs” list.

Hey Jude {Lennon-McCartney}

Hey Jude, don’t make it bad
Take a sad song and make it better
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better
Hey Jude, don’t be afraid
You were made to go out and get her
The minute you let her under your skin
Then you begin to make it better
And anytime you feel the pain, hey Jude, refrain
Don’t carry the world upon your shoulders
For well you know that it’s a fool who plays it cool
By making his world a little colder
Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah
Hey Jude, don’t let me down
You have found her, now go and get her
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better
So let it out and let it in, hey Jude, begin
You’re waiting for someone to perform with
And don’t you know that it’s just you, hey Jude, you’ll do
The movement you need is on your shoulder
Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah yeah
Hey Jude, don’t make it bad
Take a sad song and make it better
Remember to let her under your skin
Then you’ll begin to make it
Better better better better better better, oh
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