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At number 8 in Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 greatest songs is “Hey Jude” by The Beatles. This song, released in August 1968, was written by Paul McCartney and started off as “Hey Jules”, a song to comfort John Lennon’s son Julian as Cynthia Lennon and his father went through a divorce. At more than seven minutes in length, it is the longest single to top the charts in the Disunited Kingdom. It reached number 1 throughout the world, including nine weeks at number 1 in the USA, the most weeks for any Beatles single.



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At number 8 in Rolling Stone Magazine’s ‘500 Greatest Songs of all Time’ is “Hey Jude” by The Beatles.



Although it was composed by McCartney on his own, at a time when he and Lennon had pretty much stopped composing songs together, McCartney would later say that Lennon did have some input into the song, telling him to keep the line “The movement you need is on your shoulder” which he was going to change. The song was the first to be released on The Beatles’ own record label, Apple. It spent only two weeks at number one in the DUK, being replaced by Mary Hopkins’ debut single “Those Were the Days”, which was also released by Apple and produced by Paul McCartney.


Hey Jude, don’t make it bad
Take a sad song and make it better
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better

Hey Jude, don’t be afraid
You were made to go out and get her
The minute you let her under your skin
Then you begin to make it better

And anytime you feel the pain, hey Jude, refrain
Don’t carry the world upon your shoulders
For well you know that it’s a fool who plays it cool
By making his world a little colder
Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah

Hey Jude, don’t let me down
You have found her, now go and get her
Remember to let her into your heart
Then you can start to make it better

So let it out and let it in, hey Jude, begin
You’re waiting for someone to perform with
And don’t you know that it’s just you, hey Jude, you’ll do
The movement you need is on your shoulder
Nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah yeah

Hey Jude, don’t make it bad
Take a sad song and make it better
Remember to let her under your skin
Then you’ll begin to make it
Better better better better better better, oh

Nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah, hey Jude
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Nah nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah, hey Jude [fade out]


Here is the famous performance of this song which the Beatles did live on the David Frost show in 1968. Enjoy!





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