Eight Days A Week – The Beatles

February 6, 2022

Today’s song of the day is “Eight Days A Week” by the English rock band The Beatles.

Fun Facts:

  • Paul McCartney and John Lennon collaborated on the song, which was inspired by McCartney’s initial concept.
  • The song was published in December 1964 on the album Beatles for Sale in the United Kingdom. It was released as a single in the United States in February 1965 before being included in the North American release of The Beatles VI.
  • The song was the band’s eighth consecutive number one single on the Billboard Hot 100, a feat accomplished in less than a year. Additionally, the track charted at number one in Canada, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
  • The Beatles recorded “Eight Days a Week” in October 1964 at London’s EMI Studios.
  • The song begins with a fade-in, the first time this technique was employed in a pop studio production.
  • The song was published on the Beatles compilation album 1 in 2000.
  • It was also the title of director Ron Howard’s 2016 documentary film The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, which chronicled the band’s years as live performers.
  • On 16 September 1965, the Recording Industry Association of America certified the song “Eight Days a Week” gold.
  • It was the final of the Beatles’ seven chart-topping singles in a one-year span, setting an all-time record for a single act.
  • Although it was a great American hit, the group disliked the song (Lennon described it as “lousy”) and never performed it live or on any of their BBC radio performances.

Lyrics:

( LyricFind)

Oh, I need your love, babe

Guess you know it’s true

Hope you need my love babe

Just like I need you

Hold me, love me, hold me, love me

I ain’t got nothing but love, babe

Eight days a week

Love you every day, girl

Always on my mind

One thing I can say, girl

Love you all the time

Hold me, love me, hold me, love me

I ain’t got nothing but love, girl

Eight days a week

Eight days a week

I love you

Eight days a week

Is not enough to show I care

Ooh I need your love, babe

Guess you know it’s true

Hope you need my love babe

Just like I need you

Hold me, love me, hold me, love me

I ain’t got nothing but love, babe

Eight days a week

Eight days a week

I love you

Eight days a week

Is not enough to show I care

Love you every day, girl

Always on my mind

One thing I can say girl

Love you all the time

Hold me, love me, hold me, love me

I ain’t got nothing but love, babe

Eight days a week

Eight days a week

Eight days a week

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