The Beatles were undoubtedly one of the best song composers of the twentieth century. Their countless number of hits have motivated and inspired millions of songwriters and fans all throughout the world. “Hey Jude” is certainly one of their most popular songs of all time. Not only has the track been recognized as one of the Beatles’ greatest songs of all time, but has been influential enough to be classified as an anthem. What was is about “Hey Jude” that was so captivating, and influential in rock and roll history? John Lennon will be forever remembered as one of the most influential artists in the history of music. His distinguishable and awe-inspiring voice has transfixed millions of music lovers. He was passionate about composing and performing music. Many regarded his music as the most important thing in his life. One April 8, 1963, however, John’s wife Cynthia gave birth to their son Julian. It was apparent that becoming a father was undoubtedly John’s greatest achievement. Despite his pride in becoming a father, John was not the most compassionate, and spent most of his time and …show more content…
When Paul first played the song to John, he explained to him that he was going to change the ambiguous lines. John explained to Paul that the ambiguity was perhaps the best element of the song. Let people make what they want of it. I personally believe that the abstruseness of “Hey Jude” was what made the song so popular. It universally addresses human emotion in an empathetic fashion. Everyone at some point in their lives goes through difficult times. Paul McCartney was specifically addressing Julian when he wrote the song, but it can be interpreted as a general message of hope and compassion. Paul’s supporting message explains that no matter what adversities one may face in life, everything will work itself out. America was facing several adversities, and this relatable song provided a sense of understanding and
Paul McCartney's "Hey Jude," which was first released in 1968, serves as the opening music. The core of the song are McCartney's passionate vocals as to what he sings about, which also serve as a focal point.
Again we see the skewed vision he has of reality when he “ Felt a warm pride as he stole glances down at the boy’’. Because he felt he had to “steal glances” we can clearly tell he doesn’t understand the role a father should play in his son's life. John clearly is unaware of how a father should act around his son, that tells us he never had a father figure throughout his childhood that showed him the
This song was symbolizing many things; his hard battles with drugs, his first heartbreaking divorce and a thank you to June Carter for being there to revive his career. The meaning behind these lyrics, “I hurt myself today to see if I still feel pain... Full of broken thoughts I cannot repair” (Cash) is that he is feeling hurt over something that has happened. People don’t know
Like the seashells the beatles are a way of escaping your problems. You can drive around and forget about all of the emotions that you have. Sometimes it is okay and good to just forget about some of the hard things in your life, but other times it is better to take of the problems in other ways. Also, in the book, driving around in their beatles is probably not the best way to get rid of their emotions. The cars and the laws in Fahrenheit 451 are not like the ones that we are used to today.
This is important because if the audience can’t relate to the message being communicated, then they are less likely to understand and sympathize with it. Lennon’s message speaks of an ideal, edenic world in which no conflict, isolation, or hatred exists. Although painting an image of an entirely
Before The Beatles became a band they were individual musicians all with people they looked up to and all with musicians they wanted to take certain traits form. Having four members of the band created a wide variety of influences on the band as a whole by combining the individual members pervious musical repertoire. Starting with George Harrison, his guitar work was influenced by American rockabilly music by Eddie Cochran and Carl Perkins that influenced the band’s songs throughout the years. He also incorporated the melodic lines and slight fills that both Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton created. John Lennon was a huge fan of Elvis, his opinion implied that the there was no true music before Elvis’s time.
There was not much harmony in the song, or rather before the 60’s in general, but has harmonic tones of the era. The song attracted teens with an under line sexual rebellion that teens like but parents did not. The melody of the song could be considered memorable because it can remind you of a time that you lost some one that you love and now walking down that lonely street of being heartbroken. Rhythm for the heartbreak hotel is considered to be a simple time 4/4 or quadruple time signature that is a common time signature for Western popular music. This was the most common in rock, blues, funk, country, and pop.
Elvis Presley has had more impact on American society and culture than any other person in history for the three following reasons; his large contribution to the start of the generation gap in the 1950’s, his huge impact on rock ‘n’ roll music, and finally, his music opened a door for some integration between races. First of all, in the 1950’s Elvis Presley and his music started the era of the generation gap between teenagers and their parents, an era which is still going on today. With Elvis being very young, attractive and his new type of music and dancing, teenage girls fell head over heels for the young star. Most parents though, did not feel the same way about Presley. He was often described a vulgar and many accused him of corrupting the youth.
The Beatles have been revolutionizing music since the time they wrote their first song to the modern sound of the twenty first century. “Through ceaseless inventiveness, The Beatles set musical trends that are still being followed,” (Dempsey). Bands, like Oasis, have credited The Beatles to impacting several of their songs. By being the most successful songwriters of their age, it is no surprise that their style is influencing music to this extent. The Beatles have become one of the most influential bands through their musical innovation.
However, the purpose of them playing this song is not to move a plot forward, but to establish themselves. This song was recorded at the beginning of their career when they had gained popularity but were only known as being a rock-n-roll group. Thus, by covering this song, they showed that they were not confined to just rock and were able to tackle all genres of music. Thus, I believe The Beatles’ performance of the song is effective in that sense.
Humble and Kind Humble and kind by Tim Mcgraw was released at the end of 2015. This song reached the top of the, Billboard Top Country Songs chart. We decide to choose this song because we felt it had a great message (to be kind and humble while being grateful). along with being very good in general. Another thing we really liked, which made the choice to pick this song easy was that flow of the song (word to word) was very smooth and made the song a lot easier to listen to.
Paul McCartney made great music when he was in his prime. “With an astonishing 27 U.S. top 40 hits and five consecutive number one albums”. By saying he has had 27 top 40 songs this shows that a lot of people thought that he was a great artist. Paul McCartney was a very highly acclaimed singer/songwriter.
Moreover, “ The Beatles” made a breakthrough in deferent regions such as music, film, literature, art, and fashion. Even after their career ended The Beatles made a big influence on the lifestyle and culture of several generations. The words of their songs and images passed on influential ideas of love, peace, and imagination and helped in breaking walls in the thoughts of the people, therefore making a big impact on music and human history . (internal preview) Now that we have a brief intro about who "The Beatles" are lets move on to more details.
What all goes into writing a song? How did the artist come up with that idea? What was going through their head? Writing a song can be a long process. For some artist it can take up to three months to write a song, for others they can write a song in five minutes or less.
(Charness 7). Secondly, Fowler overlooked another factor that contribute to the success of the band which is the mass media as it is a medium that helped promote and develop pop music thus allowed the idols (the Beatles), pop music and youth culture to connect. Finally, even though we don’t know the fact whether the Beatles did it for money or out of interest (as the ones who could truly answer this question are the Beatles themselves), I find Fowler’s comment that ‘the Beatles worked for commercial benefit’ too strong as he has ignored the fact that creativity cannot emerge out of money but one’s