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The Beatles

Hey Jude

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“Hey Jude” is a song by the English rock band The Beatles. Credited to Lennon/McCartney, the ballad evolved from “Hey Jules”, a song Paul McCartney wrote to comfort John Lennon’s son Julian during his parents’ divorce. “Hey Jude” begins with a verse-bridge structure based around McCartney’s vocal performance and piano accompaniment; further instrumentation is added as the song progresses to distinguish sections. After the fourth verse, the song shifts to a fade-out coda that lasts for more than four minutes. “Hey Jude” was released in August 1968 as the first single from The Beatles’ record label Apple Records. More than seven minutes in length, “Hey Jude” was, at the time, the longest single ever to top the British charts. It also spent nine weeks as number... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Na, na na na na na na ... Na na na na, Hey Jude ... Remember to let her into your heart

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This song is listed #8 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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Roslindale Walt wrote on January, 12th 2014 at 4:37pm:
Has Julian Lennon ever recorded this with Paul McCartney? #imagine

Anonymous wrote on October, 16th 2010 at 5:33pm:
Beautiful song! One of the Beatles best and best ever!

Cagri Senel wrote on March, 26th 2008 at 11:15pm:
Hey Jude is one masterpiece of The Beatles. It makes me relax whenever I am stressed. Great song!

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