Hey Jude Introduction
Given how open McCartney has been about admitting that other songs of his were, in fact, about drugs, and his insistence that this is not one of them, we're not sure how much credit we should give this interpretation. But the fact remains that this outwardly simple song (there sure is a lot of "na na na na") has never been a simple one to interpret. After all, John Lennon always thought it was about him and how he was destined to run off with Yoko.
So let yourself get lost in the sweeping, four-minute ending of the song, which involves a 36-piece orchestra, and then decide what you think.
About the Song
|Artist||The Beatles||Musician(s)||Paul McCartney (lead vocals, piano, bass guitar), John Lennon (rhythm guitar, back-up vocals), George Harrison (lead guitar, back-up vocals), Ringo Starr (drums, tambourine); the thirty-six piece orchestra was not given individual credits.|
|Album||"Hey Jude" (single)|
|Writer(s)||Paul McCartney, John Lennon|
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On the Charts"Hey Jude" reached #1 in the US and UK, and it spent nine weeks on top of the American Billboard Hot 100.
The song is #8 on Rolling Stone's list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.