THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
10-Beatles-A Day in the Life.
1967-Has never been released as a single in the UK.
Best Bit-At 2.16. As I have stated previously, regardless of whether a song was written by either Lennon (Strawberry Fields Forever,) or McCartney (Yesterday,) they would both share writing credits, but on this song they both really did have input.
The initial inspiration for the song came after John Lennon (see also best songs 927-473-456-168 and 20) had been reading two separate articles in the ‘Daily Mail’ newspaper.’ Guinness’ heir Tara Brown an acquaintance of the Beatles (see also best songs 599-456-319-238-218-141-80 and 51) had just died after recklessly driving his Lotus car into a parked van, this is the subject of the first verse.The final verse also written by Lennon told of how the ‘Blackburn Roads Surveyor’ had counted 4000 holes in the roads of Blackburn, Lancashire,Lennon sarcastically tells us they now know how many holes it takes to fill the ‘Albert Hall,’ both these stories appeared in the January 17th,1967 edition of the newspaper.
Lennon also wrote the second verse, ‘I saw a film today, ‘this is about the movie ‘How I Won the War’ that Lennon had been filming for in September and October 1966.
The songs other verse was written by Paul McCartney (see also best songs 646 and 107,) Lennon had nothing for the middle part of the song, and McCartney had lyrics written (‘Woke up, fell out of bed,’) but no complete song to put them to.
The idea of using a 41 piece orchestra was the idea of McCartney.The musicians were told to attend the session dressed formally, when they got there they were presented with party novelties such as false noses and party hats, which explains their odd look in the video which you can view here.
‘I read the news today,oh boy, about a lucky man who made the grade.’
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