"Eight Days A Week" is a song from the famous British band The Beatles.
In terms of writing, the song was credited to Lennon-McCartney, but it started as Paul McCartney's idea.
According to the singer, the source of inspiration came from Ringo Starr, who was recognized for his malapropisms.
However, he also credited to a real life chauffeur, who once replied him that he had been working all day long, eight days a week.
The band recorded the song throughout two sessions. One of them was on October 6th, 1964, at the EMI Studios, in London. During this session, the singers spent seven hours trying to decide on how the intro and outro should sound like, and also record the beginning of the song.
They decided on a guitar intro.
The fact that the band made the arrangements for the song during the session was a first in their career but later became a common use in their practice.
Another notable fact is that they started with a fade-in, contrary to the fade-out endings, which was the usual mean. They also added bass, electric guitar, overdubbed handclaps and acoustic guitar.
"Eight Days A Week" was produced by George Martin and it was part of the "Parlophone" label.
Having a medium duration, of 2:44 minutes, the single was released on December 4th, 1964.
On February 15th, 1965 it was released as a single in the United States, with the B-Side "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party".
It was part of the "Beatles For Sale" album but later on, it was also featured on the album "Beatles VI".
"Eight Days A Week" was a highly successful song, and it stood as the seventh number one from the band, in the United States.
The other songs include: "A Hard Day's Night", "Can't Buy Me Love", "I Feel Fine", "Love Me Do", "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and of course, "Eight Days A Week".
The only time when the song was performed live was in 2013, on the "Out There! Tour", by Paul McCartney.
The single was certified gold by the RIAA.
"Eight Days A Week" is one of the most recognizable songs from the highly successful band, and it's a constant proof and testimony of the era when The Beatles used to make history and revolutionize the music industry.
The joy that people experience at hearing it can be seen through the fact that it is still performed by McCartney, through the audience's applauds.
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