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Beatles Song “Hey Jude” stayed at number one on U.S. charts for nine weeks…
Written by Paul for John’s son Julian during his parents’ divorce,, a record for any Beatles song.
“Hey Jude” was released in August 1968 as the first single from The Beatles’ record label Apple Records. More than seven minutes in length, “Hey Jude” was, at the time, the longest single ever to top the British charts. It also spent nine weeks as number one in the United States—the longest run at the top of the American charts for a Beatles single, and broke the record for longest stay at #1 (until the record was beaten by “You Light Up My Life”). The single has sold approximately eight million copies and is frequently included on professional lists of the all-time best songs. [Source wikipedia]