Take a sad song and make it better

In some respects, I am a walking cliche. One of those is that I am a huge fan of The Beatles.

And my favourite song? It has to be Hey Jude.
Just thinking about the song makes me smile and has it going round and round inside my head.
I’m sitting here now, humming to myself.

I love the story behind the song. How it originated as ‘Hey Jules’, that Paul wrote it for Julian Lennon when John and Cynthia were getting a divorce. How Julian didn’t find out for over 20 years and how he bought the recording notes at auction.

Can you imagine how touching it must feel to know someone cared about you so much to write you a song to help you through a shitty time?

Some of my other favourite Beatles tracks, in case you were wondering, include All You Need Is Love, Come Together, Yellow Submarine, Penny Lane, Eight Days A Week and From Me To You.

My favourite non-Beatles song is probably Layla by Derek & The Dominoes or Baba O’Reilly by The Who.

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