The Beatles — A Day In The Life
Album: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Avg rating:
9.2

Your rating:
Total ratings: 3612









Released: 1967
Length: 4:46
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I read the news today, oh boy
About a lucky man who made the grade
And though the news was rather sad
Well, I just had to laugh

I saw the photograph
He blew his mind out in a car
He didn't notice that the lights had changed
A crowd of people stood and stared
They'd seen his face before
Nobody was really sure if he was from the House of Lords

I saw a film today, oh boy
The English army had just won the war
A crowd of people turned away
But I just had to look
Having read the book
I'd love to turn you on

Woke up, fell out of bed
Dragged a comb across my head
Found my way downstairs and drank a cup
And looking up, I noticed I was late

Found my coat and grabbed my hat
Made the bus in seconds flat
Found my way upstairs and had a smoke
And somebody spoke and I went into a dream

I read the news today, oh boy
Four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire
And though the holes were rather small
They had to count them all
Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall

I'd love to turn you on
Comments (846)add comment
 fredriley wrote:

Because, when I was a kid, my pseudy Dad played this album incessantly to his mates, and they all joined in with singing along to the lyrics from the sleeve cover, with harmonies no less. Cringingly excruciating to this pubescent boy. I know every feckin' track on that album by heart, including the sodding lyrics, and that's why it's a 1 in my book - embarrassing memories. Nowt to do with any intrinsic quality of the track or the album, just my emotional memory. If there were such a programme as Anti-Desert Island Discs, where you choose your most hated songs, songs that you'd have to be strapped into a chair to be forced to listen to, this whole album would be in my top five all-time hates.

I hope that's explained my 1 rating. Thanks for listening :)

 

"Nowt to do with any intrinsic quality of the track or the album, just my emotional memory." 

Oh, Fred: let it go.

Maybe science can ease yer pain: 


https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-figured-out-how-to-to-erase-your-painful-memories

http://bigthink.com/philip-perry/wonder-drugs-could-eliminate-severe-emotional-disorders-whats-the-downside


 fredriley wrote:
Because, when I was a kid, (see full post below)
 
{#Roflol} Well explained fredriley, and you are forgiven for your one rating. 
can't believe that some people only rate this a 9! 
Watching the 2018 Winter Olympics last week, I saw a couple figure skating to this song. I though it was a very odd choice, and figured the choreographer had no idea of the lyrics. Or maybe it was  a statement on the stress of the competition!
I just had to laugh. Others turned away, but I just had to look.
 Kilroy wrote:
50 RP listeners rated this song a 1.
I am completely dismayed. How in the hell is this song a 1 in anyone's book?? 

 
Because, when I was a kid, my pseudy Dad played this album incessantly to his mates, and they all joined in with singing along to the lyrics from the sleeve cover, with harmonies no less. Cringingly excruciating to this pubescent boy. I know every feckin' track on that album by heart, including the sodding lyrics, and that's why it's a 1 in my book - embarrassing memories. Nowt to do with any intrinsic quality of the track or the album, just my emotional memory. If there were such a programme as Anti-Desert Island Discs, where you choose your most hated songs, songs that you'd have to be strapped into a chair to be forced to listen to, this whole album would be in my top five all-time hates.

I hope that's explained my 1 rating. Thanks for listening :)
 Pure genius has staying power. 

Hey_Porter wrote:

Still alive and kicking . . . 

 


 jhorton wrote:
In twelve and a half months, this song will be FIFTY years old.

Discuss.... 

 
Still alive and kicking . . . 
Yes !  This is a strong 9 - OUTSTANDING  to me
 mcampbellbell@gmail.com wrote:
You failed to run right to the end of the track -  the bit in the run-off grooves of the album. What was this repetitive bit at the end that we all agonised over at the time? Did we ever find out?

 
Maybe it's not on the CD? I am lucky to own an original vinyl copy {#Jump}
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:

Visceral reaction to other people - not the music.  Music is emotive but knee jerk reaction to other people's views is not subjective - it is jealousy wrapped in spitefulness. There is no right and wrong in music - but there is right and wrong in people.
 

Thank you!
{#Meditate}{#Notworthy}{#Meditate}
You failed to run right to the end of the track -  the bit in the run-off grooves of the album. What was this repetitive bit at the end that we all agonised over at the time? Did we ever find out?

Transcendent.


I always found it weird that after Paul lights up upstairs, he hears John wailing in his dream.

 A foreshadowing perhaps?
 Majestic wrote:
Give this a 10 if you like... you are still underrating it. 

 


Brilliant. Timeless. 
 DavidS_UK wrote:

It's not really a '1', it's just that the fanbois adulation and immediate '10s' for anything related to the four mop tops sometimes gets to them, and a visceral, knee jerk reaction kicks in.  But that's music, it's EMOTIVE and not rational, so let's live with everyone's views, even when we really don't see where they are coming from, after all it is totally subjective, there is no right or wrong

 
Visceral reaction to other people - not the music.  Music is emotive but knee jerk reaction to other people's views is not subjective - it is jealousy wrapped in spitefulness. There is no right and wrong in music - but there is right and wrong in people.
Give this a 10 if you like... you are still underrating it. 
 Kilroy wrote:
50 RP listeners rated this song a 1.
I am completely dismayed. How in the hell is this song a 1 in anyone's book?? 

 
It's not really a '1', it's just that the fanbois adulation and immediate '10s' for anything related to the four mop tops sometimes gets to them, and a visceral, knee jerk reaction kicks in.  But that's music, it's EMOTIVE and not rational, so let's live with everyone's views, even when we really don't see where they are coming from, after all it is totally subjective, there is no right or wrong
 lemmoth wrote:

By a clue my friend.  Just take a listen to the acoustic demo and then the final version of Strawberry Fields for one example.

 
when Lennon (the writer and creator) told Martin how it should sound he did it like the excellent engineer that he was,
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or as Lennon himself said,...
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