Hey Jude – Beatles

April 16, 2022

Today’s song is “Hey Jude” by The Beatles. This sweet rock ballad written for an upset kid is one of the band’s most iconic songs.

The Beatles consisted of four members: Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison. Hailing from Liverpool, England, The Beatles rocketed to success in the 1960s after their first album, “Please Please Me.” The Beatles achieved extreme levels of popularity, and the phenomenon was coined “Beatlemania.”

Fun Facts 

  • “Hey Jude” was recorded and released in the summer of 1968.
  • The tune was written to console Lennon’s son over his parents’ divorce.
  • “Hey Jude” stayed on the Billboard Hot 100 for 19 weeks. It was certified gold by the RIAA the fall of its release.
  • The song was covered by Wilson Pickett and Elvis Presley.
  • In 1988, The Beatles were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Lyrics:

(Lyric Find)

 

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.

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.

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.

Na na na nananana, nannana, hey Jude…

(repeat X number of times, fade)

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2 Comments

  1. Carl

    Songs are written. Masterpieces are born.
    —C. Desidor Rachel

    Reply
  2. Tom Zapp

    Keep sending me the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, the Moody blues, Al Jolson, Roy Orbison, crawfish tails that’s in young, Jimi Hendrix, and I will continue this list when I hear music by those artists. Tom zApp classic rock DJ

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