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Beatles Album: Beatles for Sale : Track 8
Lyrics: Lennon and McCartney
John Lennon often said that Paul McCartney wrote the lyrics to eight days a week, but in reality it is disputed which Beatle actually wrote the song. Like many of the Beatles songs the phrase used came from Ringo Starr, when he was doing his complaining about the work that he had to do, he had previously been the inspiration for a hard day’s night. The song was the first one that had a faded introduction rather than the traditional fade out.
The song was thought to be the name for the forthcoming Beatles film (this would turn out to be Help!), but according to the films director Dick Lester eight days a week was written in 1964, four months before the filming of Help! began in 1965.
Not only is John double tracked for the vocals on eight days a week, but he also supplies together with Paul the harmonies. The fade in though much copied nowadays was innovative at the time of the records release.
John Lennon: Lead vocals, Acoustic guitar, Rhythm guitar.
Paul McCartney: Harmony vocal, Bass guitar.
George Harrison: Lead Guitar
Ringo Starr: Drums
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