The Beatles Song Of The Day– I Want You [She’s So Heavy}

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The Beatles Song of the Day is I Want You {She’s So Heavy} which was written by John Lennon and is the final song on side 1 of Abbey Road. This long song nearly 8 minutes was an experiment in minimalism lyrically for John-being under the influence of Miss Ono’s poetry. He is writing of course about Yoko. The music is blues- and a pioneer song in what would become known as heavy metal. I must say I was not a fan of the song at first but over the years it has really grown on me. This is a pretty heavy song. John and George would overdub the guitars on this- they wanted a massive sound. It was the final song to be mixed for Abbey Road and August 20, 1969 would be the final time all four of them would be in the studio together. John Lennon: vocal, harmony vocal,lead guitars, organ, Moog synthesizer: George Harrison: harmony vocals, lead guitars: Paul McCartney: harmony vocals, bass: Ringo Starr: drums, congas: Billy Preston:organ:Producer : George Martin.

  • rating I Want You  **** stars out of 5 stars.
  • length of I Want You 7:49 -not including Revolution #9- this is the longest Beatles track.
  • I Want You was never released as a single.
  • recorded on February 22 and August 11, 1969.
  • Spignesi and Lewis in their book rank I Want You #89, Rolling Stone Mag #59, critic Bill Wyman #132, The Beatles station listeners poll #53 and Jim Beviglia #75.

 

I want you
I want you so bad
I want you
I want you so bad
It’s driving me mad
It’s driving me mad
I want you
I want you so bad, babe
I want you
I want you so bad
It’s driving me mad
It’s driving me mad
I want you
I want you so bad
I want you
I want you so bad
It’s driving me mad
It’s driving me mad
I want you
I want you so bad, babe
I want you
I want you so bad
It’s driving me mad
It’s driving me mad
She’s so heavy
Heavy, heavy, heavy, heavy
I want you
I want you so bad
I want you
I want you so bad
It’s driving me mad
It’s driving me mad
I want you
I want you so bad, babe
I want you
You know I want you so bad
It’s driving me mad
It’s driving me mad
Yeah, she’s so heavy
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6 responses to “The Beatles Song Of The Day– I Want You [She’s So Heavy}

  1. I’ve never seen that pic you have…that is cool. I like the guitars and Paul’s bass runs in this one. The sudden jolt of an ending is great also.

    • A song that has grown on me over the years- I can still recall my first reaction on my first listen to Abbey Road- will this song ever end? Funny I don’t notice the length of the song anymore.

    • It took a few listens for me also because I thought…wow this is simple…way too simple… then I started to recognize the odd structure and it grew on me.

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