Posts Tagged ‘“Eight Days a Week” is the best Beatles song and about this there can be no debate’
So as you’re probably aware, John Lennon was killed 30 years ago today. Jillions of pixels have been dedicated to remembrances and reflections and whatnot, so if you’re looking for that sort of thing, it’ll be easy to find elsewhere on the tubes.
Being a student of history and a lover of music, I figured this would be as apt an occasion as any to post my favorite Beatles song by John Lennon. I was a little surprised to find, though, that pretty much all of my favorites were written by someone else. “Hello, Goodbye,” “Eight Days a Week,” “Rocky Raccoon,” “Here Comes the Sun,” “Golden Slumbers,” none of them have Lennon as a primary songwriter. (Obviously, there’s plenty of debate over whose contributions were greatest on almost any given Beatles song. I’m going by cursory glances here.) Of course, Lennon wrote some good songs, so it wasn’t a total crisis. It came down to a near-tie between this and “In My Life.”
Anyway, listen to a little “A Day in the Life.”