(Lennon / McCartney)
Hey Jude (Apple 2276) was the first release on the Beatles’ Apple Records label. It entered Billboard’s Hot 100 chart at #10 in September 1968. Two weeks later was number one, where it stayed for nine weeks – longer than any other Beatle single. Hey Jude, which had worldwide sales of over six million copies, is the largest record, at 7 minutes, 11 seconds, ever to become number one on the Hot 100 chart. In addition to the Beatles, backing instrumentation included 40-piece orchestra conducted by George Martin.
An instrumental track for Elvis’s version was recorded on January 22, 1969, at American Sound Studios in Memphis. Elvis recorded a vocal track at a later date. He would sometimes sing Hey Jude in concert in a medley with Yesterday.
Hey Jude, don't be a fool
Let it out and let in, hey Jude begin
Where it was released:
Released for the first time on the album Elvis Now »
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