Billboard #1 Hits: #195: ” Hello, Goodbye”- The Beatles. December 30, 1967. #1 for 3 weeks.
- Single: “Hello, Goodbye”- The Beatles
- Record Company- Capitol
- Genre: Pop
- Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
- Time: 3:27
- B-side: ” I Am The Walrus:
- Album- Magical Mystery Tour
- Grade: A-
- Peaked at #1 3 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100. #1 in UK Singles Chart. #1 in Australia, Canada, Netherlands, France, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and West Germany.
The Beatles 3rd #1 hit in 1967 and the final #1 hit for the year 1967. While credited to Lennon-McCartney this is a Paul McCartney written song. The b-side:”I Am The Walrus” was written by John Lennon and John wanted “Walrus” to be the A-side and was unhappy when it wasn’t. I can see his point “I Am The Walrus” is the superior song here- while “Hello, Goodbye” was the more commercial song- and most likely to get to #1. This is the kind of song Paul could have written in his sleep. Not his strongest effort.