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Hey Jude
The Beatles
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The Beatles song that broke the pop tradition of a two or three minute song. It lasts seven minutes with a four minute fade out - something they'd never done before either.
The Beatles
Song facts
ComposerLennon/McCartney
GenreRock
Album 1967-1970
Year of Release1968
UK Chart Position1
In cover versions
Petula Clarke
The "Downtown" girl was one of many to cover Hey Jude.

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Beatles
85%
Petula Clarke
4%
Elvis Presley
6%
Bing Crosby
5%

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Your comments.The opening chord sequence demands attention and makes me feel time stands still.


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