Hans Hot 100 Beatles Songs: #94: ‘Sexy Sadie.’
Countdown to this point- #100: ‘ Any Time At All’/ 99-‘ No Reply’/ 98-‘You Know My Name [Look Up The Number]/ 97- The Inner Light/ 96-‘You Won’t See Me’/ 95- ‘Baby’s In Black’/ 94- ‘Sexy Sadie.’
‘Sexy Sadie’- is one of thirteen songs from The Beatles double album- aka The White Album to make the Hot 100. The Lennon-McCartney song was written in India during The Beatles stay with the Maharishi- by John. It was originally going to be called “Maharishi’ John and others had heard rumours that maybe the Maharishi wasn’t as spiritual as he claimed- that he was making passes at the women in attendance -namely actress Mia Farrow [ What would Frank had done?] When The Beatles were back in England and finalizing the album up- George Harrison insisted to John that the title be changed from ‘Maharishi’- and for once John gave in- so ‘Sexy Sadie’ it is.