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9 September 2020
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Timothy said

I have avoided certain songs for that reason in the past. But even after a good solid rest the familiarity is still so strong. It's something that can't be reduced.

  

I think with this song especially, the familiarity doesn't go away with time because the song is very straightforward.  It's even kind of sparse, in that it's not the kind of song you're going to be hearing new things every time you listen to it.  It's pretty simple, but obviously a great song. 

I've always liked the encouraging aspects of the lyrics.  This is one of those songs I think about as an example that Paul can write very good lyrics.  Even though (as I said previously) I think the "movement you need is on your shoulder" is kind of an awkward way to put it.

17 November 2020
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I have a memory of one early version of the lyrics having the "nah nah nah" parts as "banana" (*ba-nah-nah-nah), is that delusional madness or is that correct? If so, it turns it into a joke related to the creation of Apple, which was at the same time, and would be pretty cool.

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18 November 2020
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18 November 2020
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I believe it was reported in 'The Beatles Book Monthly' but all my copies are boxed in the loft and I'm not risking falling thru with no one here.

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1 November 2021
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Something that regularly comes to mind when listening to this.

Was there any reaction when 'Hey Jude ' was released due to its length and the coda? I also always wonder if the orchestra coming in after the na-na-nas started got a raised eyebrow since they are nowhere to be heard in the first part of the song. 
I recall there being concerns of whether it would get radio play and John saying it would because it was The Beatles but was that ever a problem? 'McArthur Park', which ran for over 7 minutes, had been issued and reached #4 in the UK and Dylan had songs that ran for days (tho weren't singles so I doubt got much coverage on the radio).

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2 November 2021
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I recall there being concerns of whether it would get radio play and John saying it would because it was The Beatles but was that ever a problem?

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Radio stations here (in Melbourne) would regularly fade the song out as the coda started. That seldom happens these days, though.

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When me and my gf went to the Beatles Tribute Concert in January 2020 this song got her crying. I think she never heard it before and it really got her especially when the whole audience was singing along. 

This is song has so much impact. Its massive. 

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