“Hey Jude” is a song by the English rock band The Beatles, written by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon–McCartney. The ballad evolved from “Hey Jules”, a song widely accepted as being written to comfort John Lennon’s son, Julian, during his parents’ divorce. This account is not universally accepted, though, and McCartney has even given conflicting explanations.
“Hey Jude” was released in August 1968 as the first single from The Beatles’ record label Apple Records. More than seven minutes in length, “Hey Jude” was, at the time, the longest single ever to top the British charts. It also spent nine weeks as number one in the United States—the longest run at the top of the American charts for a Beatles’ single, and tied the record for longest stay at number one. The single has sold approximately eight million copies[not in citation given] and is frequently included on professional lists of the all-time best songs.
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“Hey Jude” é uma canção dos Beatles composta por Paul McCartney, creditada à dupla Lennon-McCartney, e lançada no Lado A do single Hey Jude/Revolution de 1968. A música foi supostamente escrita para o filho de Lennon, Julian, devido ao divorcio dos seus pais. Apesar da longa duração da canção (mais de sete minutos, o que era muito incomum na época), foi o single mais vendido dos Beatles. Foi eleita pela revista Rolling Stone a 8ª maior música de todos os tempos.