Original Image from americansongwriter.com

Hey Jude

Song by The Beatles

"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 details are added as the song progresses to distinguish sections.

Amazon iTunes Listen


Mentioned In 57 Books

See All
  • The Comedy Hour with "Hey Jude," shown as the second program of the third season, drew a 25.1 Nielsen rating and a 37 percent share of the viewing audience—big enough to edge out Bonanza as the number-one show in the time slot. It was only the fourth time that the Smothers Brothers had beaten a first-run episode of the NBC Western, and it would be the last. At the time, the Smothers Brothers were riding at a creative and popular high, presenting ambitious, entertaining shows and delivering audiences that were very profitable for CBS. Had the relationship between the show and the network been less antagonistic, the show could have continued and flourished for years. Instead, at the same time Tom and Dick were delivering attention-getting exclusives like the Beatles, they were fighting—and losing—battles to present other things. Tom's on-air intro to the second Beatles video said it all, and said it plainly:

    David BianculliDangerously Funny

From This Book

See More About This Book
  • Dangerously Funny

    David Bianculli

  • John Lennon: The Life

    Philip Norman

  • Miss O'Dell

    Katherine Ketcham and Chris O'Dell

  • Love Is a Mix Tape

    Rob Sheffield

  • Mercury

    Lesley-Ann Jones

  • The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee

    Paisley Rekdal

  • In the Wilderness

    Kim Barnes

  • Songbook

    Nick Hornby

  • The Four Ms. Bradwells

    Meg Waite Clayton

  • Falling in Love with Natassia

    Anna Monardo

  • Taming a Seahorse

    #13 of 40 (1987)
    Robert B. Parker

  • Wolves of the Calla

    #6 of 8, #1 of 8 (2003)
    Stephen King and Bernie Wrightson

  • If I Die in a Combat Zone

    Tim O'Brien

  • El lugar entremedio

    Kelly Corrigan

  • The Sonnet Lover

    Carol Goodman

  • Maine

    J. Courtney Sullivan

  • A Brief History of the Flood

    Jean Harfenist

  • Speak Softly, She Can Hear

    Pam Lewis

  • This Is a Call

    Paul Brannigan

  • Ordinary People

    Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne and Kelly Osbourne

  • Safekeeping

    Abigail Thomas

Found in these Collections

Love the music you see here?

Download on iTunes

Other Music by The Beatles Mentioned In Books

See All
Love the music you see here?

Download on iTunes

Most Referenced Music

See All

Most Referenced Musicians and Bands

See All