The Beatles Song Of The Day: “Back In The U.S.S.R.”

The Beatles Song Of The Day is “Back In The U.S.S.R.” “Back In The U.S.S.R.” is on The Beatles “The Beatles” album, which is commonly referred to as “The White Album.” “The White Album” is The Beatles only double album. 30 songs on this album so If I can cover one a day I will be writing about The White Album until after the 4th of July. This album has always sounded different to me than the other Beatles albums. I love this album but it has always sounded to me more like Beatles solo instead of the group as an actual band. The song was written by Paul McCartney as a Beach Boys parody. Paul said “I wrote that as a kind of Beach Boys parody. And “Back In The USA was a Chuck Berry song, so it kinda took off from there. I just liked the idea of Georgia girls and talking about places like the Ukraine as if they were in California, you know.” This song was originally written for Twiggy to record. John Lennon: backing vocals, lead guitar. bass guitar, handclaps and percussion/ Paul McCartney: double-tracked vocal, backing vocals, piano, lead guitar, drums, handclaps and percussion/ George Harrison: backing vocals, lead guitar, handclaps and percussion. The song was recorded on August 22nd and 23rd, 1968 at Abbey Road. Producer: George Martin.

Rating “Back In The USSR” on a scale of 1 to 5 stars ****

  • Ringo Starr didn’t appear on this song.
  • Rolling Stone Magazine ranked “Back In The USSR” at #85 on their “The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs’ list. Spignesi and Lewis ranked it at #81 on their “100 Best Beatles Songs” list.
  • Length of song 2:43.

“Back In The U.S.S.R.”

Oh, flew in from Miami Beach B.O.A.C.
Didn’t get to bed last night
On the way the paper bag was on my knee
Man I had a dreadful flight
I’m back in the U.S.S.R.
You don’t know how lucky you are boy
Back in the U.S.S.R. (Yeah)
Been away so long I hardly knew the place
Gee it’s good to be back home
Leave it till tomorrow to unpack my case
Honey disconnect the phone
I’m back in the U.S.S.R.
You don’t know how lucky you are boy
Back in the U.S. Back in the U.S. Back in the U.S.S.R.
Well the Ukraine girls really knock me out
They leave the West behind
And Moscow girls make me sing and shout
That Georgia’s always on my mind
Aw come on! Ho yeah! Ho yeah! Ho ho yeah! Yeah yeah!
Yeah I’m back in the U.S.S.R.
You don’t know how lucky you are boys Back in the U.S.S.R.
Well the Ukraine girls really knock me out
They leave the West behind
And Moscow girls make me sing and shout
That Georgia’s always on my mind
Oh, show me around your snow-peaked mountains way down south
Take me to your daddy’s farm
Let me hear your balalaika’s ringing out
Come and keep your comrade warm
I’m back in the U.S.S.R.
Hey you don’t know how lucky you are boys Back in the U.S.S.R.
Oh let me tell you, honey Hey, I’m back! I’m back in the U.S.S.R. Yes, I’m free! Yeah, back in the U.S.S.R.
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