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.”

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