The Beatles Wrote the Best Birthday Song and John Lennon Hated It

Saturday, June 22, 2024

The Beatles‘ The White Album is one of the most famous records of all time. Despite this, few seem to remember that The White Album includes the best birthday song ever. John Lennon wasn’t satisfied with the tune in question. When asked about it, he said it was derived from a big hit from the 1950s.

The Beatles’ ‘The White Album’ includes a birthday song and every other genre

The joy of The White Album is how it wildly careers from genre to genre. The record includes rock ‘n’ roll, pop, folk, blues, ska, a protest song or two, avant-garde music, children’s songs, vaudeville, and early heavy metal. One of the hard-rock numbers from The White Album is an underappreciated tune called “Birthday.”

The tune has a great opening riff. While the Fab Four had become more experimental by the release of “Birthday” in 1968, the track retains some...



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