Why the New ‘Rock’ Song of the Year Isn’t the Beatles’ ‘Yesterday’
Newsweek is reporting that the “rock star” song of this year’s music award, “Yesterday,” isn’t the one that was actually written by the Beatles.
“It’s a song that I wrote when I was 12 years old,” the singer said on Monday.
The Beatles were never recorded as a single song and are often referred to as a trio.
Instead, “Tomorrow” was written by Lennon and McCartney, and later added to the band’s catalogue by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison.
“I was a fan of ‘Yesterday,'” McCartney said on the podcast “The McCartney Files,” which was recorded earlier this year.
“As a young kid, I remember hearing ‘Yesterday.'”
The Beatles, of course, are a major force in popular music and a frequent inspiration for many artists, including The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
But they never were the band that McCartney refers to on “The Beatles Files,” and that song was written in 1978.
“Yesterday” is actually a “concept album,” according to a song from the album that’s been used as a cover song for many of the band.
“The song’s lyrics are written by Paul and Ringo.
It’s a concept album.
But the record is the real thing,” McCartney said.