Talk:Hey Jude/Archive 2

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Regarding revert of "Hey, Jew" paragraph.

First off, to the anon contributor, thanks for contributing to Wikipedia. I will explain why I am reverting the changes you've made. Regardless of its truth, no established link of this claim to the song is provided, so at best it is original research. If the paragraph is based in fact, it belongs in a different article from this one, unless it can be verified that it somehow is related to the song. If it is included in a different article, it should be related to the topic, and a source should be provided. —siroχo 04:51, 6 January 2006 (UTC)

"Fucking 'ell"

At around the 2:50 mark, the rest of the band sings "Let her under your skin". John sings "Let her into your heart....", catches himself, says "Oh!" and then a second and a half later, curses himself for blowing the lyric. I've reverted your edit so it agrees with the article you linked.

Every source I've seen says it's the wrong chord, not the wrong lyric. Provide a source, please. Johnleemk | Talk 03:20, 21 January 2006 (UTC)
Again, I refer you to the footnote you added. "You can also hear John shouting out "Fucking 'ell" at 2:58 after he messes up the backing vocal". Interestingly enough, the "Listen!" portion at the bottom of that article says John is actually shouting "Got the wrong CHORD!". Listening to it again I can't tell for certain which is which, and I won't 3RR you because it really isn't *all* that important. Flakeloaf 19:02, 21 January 2006 (UTC)
The article has John's curse as "Bloody hell!"; listening to it, it's quite definitely... rather stronger than that, so in the interests of accuracy I am being bold. Lost Number 13:44, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

The article now says Lennon shouted "Oh!" followed by "Fucking hell!". It is not a shout. Anyway all this is pointed out in Revolution in the Head. Publication date - 1993, if you please.

There was a bit in the Times [1] this week that says it was the -effing version, and that it was Paul after hey hit a bum note on the piano rather than John. I think it should be in the article, but then I would... Probably not being bold enough. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:47, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

Piano Used

Does anyone know what type of piano brand that was used for "Hey Jude"? TommyBoy76 15:44, 25 February 2006 (UTC)TommyBoy76


I rm the claim In Australia, it was number one for an astonishing 14 weeks, still a record (but Fernando by ABBA tied it in 1976.) If you can find a source for this claim you're welcome to reinsert it. John Reid 01:16, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

"Hey Jude" was number one for 15 weeks. Goto "Oz Net Music Chart" which sources "The Book", as used by Australian radio stations for their chart information.

Based on Jude The Obscure?

There's a novel by the name of Jude the Obscure, and after reading it I noticed that the song has a few lines that may relate to the novel. It was written by Thomas Hardy. I don't know if there is any factual basis to it, but if someone is interested they may want to check it out.

No, Paul said the original lyric was, "Hey Jules", but changed it because, "It was a bit of a mouthful". My awful POV is that maybe he thought it sounded like, "Hey, JEWELS"... :)

He could have used the name Jude, as he was a Catholic, and was in the church choir, though... POV, POV...!! Ouch! andreasegde 15:32, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

Cultural References

Many pages have "cultural reference" sections, for example National Security Agency has its own subpage. Another editor doesn't agree with me, but I don't want it lost forever in the diff log, so here is what I put, maybe somebody can beef it up or whatever:

-- RevRagnarok Talk Contrib Reverts 03:23, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Another cultural (?) reference (maybe somebody can integrate these without the article slipping below FA standards) is that supporters of Gillingham F.C. frequently sing a medley consisting of an adapted version of The Last Waltz segued into the chorus of Hey Jude. Kevin McE (talk) 17:42, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Longest Song?

How can this article claim that "Hey Jude" remained the longest number one hit for nearly a quarter of a century, until it was surpassed in 1993 by Meat Loaf's "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)", which ran seven minutes fifty-eight seconds as a single." ...when "American Pie" clearly outlasts both of them?

  • Maybe because in the UK , American Pie didn't get to number one , only number two.MrGater 12:22, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Also, in the US, "American Pie" was released as "Part 1" and "Part 2" on two sides of a 45, kinda like many of James Brown's hits. Neither side by itself was longer than four and a half minutes. Many radio stations played only Part 1 or a special edited version created for radio. The full version of "American Pie" wasn't issued on one side of a single in the U.S. until 1992. Actually, I'm pretty sure "Hey Jude" is still the longest song (in its single version) to hit #1 in the U.S., as a shorter edit of the Meat Loaf song was issued as a single (45 and cassette) in the States. Cheemo 03:08, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

Quote about vetoing George

the current quote where it's talking about george wanting to change the song is incorrect, and i can tell because i'm listening to a recording of paul saying what supposedly is being said. I would replace it, but i don't have a source to cite like the incorrect quote does. what i'm listening to is a bootleg of the hey jude sessions and i wonder if anyone has suggestions for how i might cite such things. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 18:36, 19 December 2006 (UTC).