Hans Hot 100 Beatles Songs: #91: ‘Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey’
The Countdown so far- 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’/ 93-‘ I Need You’/ 92- ‘Love Me Do’ and 91-“Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey.’
#91- “Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey’ a John Lennon song from The White Album- one of thirteen songs from The White Album to crack the Hot 100. The song was written about John and his girlfriend and future wife Yoko Ono. Paul McCartney believed the song was about heroin which the couple were into during that period of time.
Here is what John had to say about the song—
That was just a sort of nice line that I made into a song. It was about me and Yoko. Everybody seemed to be paranoid except for us two, who were in the glow of love. Everything is clear and open when you’re in love. Everybody was sort of tense around us: you know, ‘What is she doing here at the session? Why is she with him?’ All this sort of madness is going on around us because we just happened to want to be together all the time.