This song by the English rock band the Beatles was written by Paul McCartney and credited to the Lennon–McCartney partnership. Its nine-week run at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 tied the all-time record in 1968 for the longest run at the top of the US charts and sold approximately eight million. The writing and recording of "Hey Jude" coincided with a period of upheaval in the Beatles. The ballad evolved from "Hey Jules", a song McCartney wrote to comfort John Lennon's son, Julian after Lennon had left his wife for the Japanese artist Yoko Ono.
"Hey Jude" was the first Beatles son..
This song was originally performed in 1961 by American singer-songwriter Ben E. King and written by King, Jerry Leiber, and Mike Stoller. It was featured on the soundtrack of the 1986 film Stand by Me. It was also featured in a 1987 European commercial of Levi's 501 jeans, contributing to greater success in Europe.
In 2012, the song's royalties were estimated to have topped £17 million making it the sixth highest-earning song as of its era. 50% of the royalties were paid to King. In 2014, King's original version was inducted into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congres..
This song, by the Beatles, was released on 6 March 1970 as a single. It was written and sung by Paul McCartney, and credited to the Lennon–McCartney partnership. The single version of the song, produced by George Martin, features a softer guitar solo and the orchestral section mixed low, compared to the album version, produced by Phil Spector, featuring a more-aggressive guitar solo and the orchestral sections mixed higher.
At the time, it had the highest debut on the Billboard Hot 100, beginning its chart run at number 6 and eventually reaching the top. It was their final single before..
"Alone Again (Naturally)" is a song by Irish singer-songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan. It was released in 1972 at the same time as (but not on) the album, “Back to Front”. The single spent six weeks at No.1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Billboard ranked it as the No. 2 song for 1972. The song also spent six weeks at No. 1 on the Easy Listening chart. The track reached No. 3 in the UK Singles Chart.
The song is an introspective ballad, starting with the singer contemplating suicide after being left at the altar after his bride deserted him, and then telling about the death of hi..