26: A Day In The Life

NeilTop 30 - Beatles Songs

Album Release: Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
Date Entered Australian Charts: Never released as a single
Highest Chart Position: N/A
Total Weeks On Charts: N/A
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Having featured simple, straightforward melodies so far in this countdown, here is a song at the other end of the spectrum – in fact, two songs in one. John wrote most of the melody and words and presented it to Paul who contributed a piece he had been working on independently for the “Woke up, fell out of bed, dragged the comb across my head” section.

So many articles have referenced the reasonably obvious drug overtones in the lyrics and have attributed meanings to many of the lyrics. If that is of interest, enter “A Day In The Life” into Google and you can happily spend an afternoon reading up. From my perspective though, it is an amazing composition which is an outstanding conclusion to arguably the finest album of its era.

As I write this, I’m wondering whether I have ranked it too low in the countdown. I guess we’ll find out during the rest of the month!