On July 30, 1968, the Beatles closed their 'Apple Boutique' store at 94 Baker Street, Marylebone, London after seven months of business and losses exceeding 200,000 Pounds, they gave away all the stock to passers by and Apple staff... And on that very same day the song entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #10, two weeks later on September 22nd it would peak at #1 and for 14 of its 19 weeks on the chart it was in the Top 10... I have listened to a good portion of their catalog (11 albums down, just a few more to go) and this is my favorite so far.At the time the Fab Four didn't have a record on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; but just over six weeks later on September 8th "Hey Jude" entered the Top 100 way up at #10, the following week it climbed to #3, then on it's third week on the chart it reached #1, and there it remained for 9 weeks... I get tired of some people's constant supposition that all Beatles songs have to have a main drug basis.
The simplicity is part of the song's beauty - it doesn't need anything fancy to convey its comforting message.MUSIC Station Station name: Hot 97 Call letters: WQHT Style/format: Music URL: 60 minutes User account: [email protected] call to record: [email protected]&stream_url= 97&duration=60&call_sign=WQHT&stream_type=chunk TALK Station Show name: The Dennis Miller Show Call letters: WSYB Style/format: News, Talk, Sports URL: 2 hours Show time: Monday - Friday (3-5 PM EST) User account: [email protected] call to record: Record?I'm 99% sure Paul wasn't a h junkie, much less even ever tried it. But since it was recorded two years after Hey Jude, and because it's 1 second shorter, the "na na" part at the end was probably recorded as an inside joke.I don't think these guys needed an artificial musical thruster to make their monumental writing. Obviously they had the pure pure natural talent to begin with. : L It is not possible that the song was written about that. Hey Jude is the longest song to go to #1 in America (originally but the mono version on Past Masters is ).