13. The Beatles - Hey Jude
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88. 13. The Beatles - Hey Jude
Written by Paul McCartney for John Lennon’s estranged son Julian, the finished song was over seven minutes long thanks to the huge fade-out chorus, but the Beatles weren’t worried that radio stations wouldn’t play it. The single was was a monster hit in August 1968 and the first release on the Fab Four's Apple label, backed with John’s storming Revolution.