Billboard #1 Hits: #130: “Eight Days A Week”- The Beatles. March 13, 1965. #1 for 2 weeks.
- Single: “Eight Days A Week”- The Beatles
- Record Company- Capitol
- Genre- Rock and Roll
- Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
- Time: 2:44
- B-side: “I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party”
- Album- Beatles VI in the US.
- Grade: A
- Peaked at #1 for 2 weeks.
The Beatles second #1 of 1965- they would have five #1’s in the US in 1965. Like the previous single- and #1 hit “I Feel Fine”- which is one of the earliest examples of feedback- “Eight Days A Week” is possibly the first song to open with a fade it. The song was written by John Lennon- based on an idea that Paul McCartney had. Paul would later say it was based on one of Ringo’s malapropisms [ other examples of this-“A Hard Day’s Night” and in 1966 on Revolver “Tomorrow Never Knows.” } Paul also at one time said he got the idea from a chauffeur who when asked how he was doing replied he was so busy he was working ‘eight days a week.”