Get Back

Get Back by The Beatles with Billy Preston was a UK number 1 hit on Wednesday, April 23, 1969 spending 6 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. Early versions include the line "I dig no Pakistanis." The song began as a commentary about immigration, telling people to "get back" to their own countries. It was meant to mock Britain's anti-immigrant proponents. Paul McCartney, who wrote the song and sang lead, thought better of it and made the lyrics more palatable. The song "Get Back" came closest to capturing that spirit. Produced by George Martin. In their early days, The Beatles were musical warriors, playing in clubs for hours most nights. The "Get Back" single harkened to those days and was advertised as "The Beatles as nature intended."

Get Back FAQs

Who sang Get Back?

Get Back was performed by The Beatles with Billy Preston

What year did Get Back get to the UK number 1 spot?

Get Back first became a UK number 1 on Wednesday, April 23, 1969

How long was Get Back at number 1 in the UK?

Get Back spent 6 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.