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Hans Hot 100 Beatles Songs: #76 ‘ When I’m Sixty-Four.

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’/ 91- ‘Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey’/ 90- ‘Doctor Robert’/ 89- ‘There’s A Place’/ 88- ‘Good Day Sunshine’ 87- ‘It’s Only Love’ 86- ‘I Want You [She’s So Heavy] 85-‘Yer Blues’ / 84- ‘From Me To You’/ 83-‘She’s Leaving Home’/ 82-‘Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite’/ 81-‘I’m So Tired’/ 80-‘The Ballad of John and Yoko’ 79- ‘Baby, You’re A Rich Man’ 78- ‘Yellow Submarine.’ #77 ‘Things We Said Today.’ #76: ‘When I’m Sixty- Four’

#76- ‘When I’m Sixty- Four’- Another song from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in the Hot 100- the only song from ‘Sgt. Pepper’ that failed to crack the Hot 100 is ‘Lovely Rita’- which just missed. A Paul McCartney song- he wrote the melody when he was fourteen years old. It was most likely the second song that Paul ever wrote. It sat around for a decade until the making of Sgt. Pepper- and it is speculated that Paul may have been reminded of it- because his father Jim had turned 64 that year. John’s contribution to the song was added in the studio- the children’s names- Vera, Chuck and Dave. When I first heard this song I was fifteen- and sixty- four seemed impossibly far away. Not so much anymore. And Paul McCartney will be eighty next year. Eighty. Where has time gone?

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