Hey Jude

Hey Jude by The Beatles was a UK number 1 hit on Wednesday, September 11, 1968 spending 2 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. Paul McCartney wrote this as "Hey Jules," a song meant to comfort John Lennon's 5-year-old son Julian as his parents were getting a divorce. The change to "Jude" was inspired by the character "Jud" in the musical Oklahoma! (McCartney loves show tunes). In 1987 Julian ran into Paul in New York City when they were staying at the same hotel and he finally heard Paul tell him the story of the song firsthand. He admitted to Paul that growing up, he'd always felt closer to him than to his own father.

Hey Jude FAQs

Who sang Hey Jude?

Hey Jude was performed by The Beatles

What year did Hey Jude get to the UK number 1 spot?

Hey Jude first became a UK number 1 on Wednesday, September 11, 1968

How long was Hey Jude at number 1 in the UK?

Hey Jude spent 2 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.