Paperback Writer

Paperback Writer by The Beatles was a UK number 1 hit on Thursday, June 23, 1966 spending 2 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. The song is sung from the perspective of an author soliciting a publisher. A "paperback" is cheaper than a traditional hardcover book, and at the time was considered of lower quality and written for mass consumption. The implication is that the writer isn't all that good. The first #1 hit for The Beatles that was not about love.

Paperback Writer FAQs

Who sang Paperback Writer?

Paperback Writer was performed by The Beatles

What year did Paperback Writer get to the UK number 1 spot?

Paperback Writer first became a UK number 1 on Thursday, June 23, 1966

How long was Paperback Writer at number 1 in the UK?

Paperback Writer spent 2 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.