“Hey Jude” sucks and was probably the worst Beatles song

Updated on September 2, 2017 in Music
20 on February 12, 2015

Not much to add here, except a) the song is depressing, because Paul wrote it as a consolation to Julian Lennon whose Dad had basically abandoned him for Yoko Ono and b) it’s really repetitive and tedious (“nah nah nah,” etc.).

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0 on February 12, 2015

And now the song is stuck in my head.

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0 on February 12, 2015

Agreed. It both sucks and is boring.

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0 on February 12, 2015

You’ve never heard “Everybody’s Got Something to Hide But Me and My Monkey”.

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1 on February 12, 2015

Hey Jude always annoyed me, especially the “Ju-Ju-Ju-Judy Judy” part at the end.   And yet, I think it might be their top seller?  Or near the top, at least.

on February 12, 2015

I think it may be their biggest seller for some strange reason. The song really does suck. It’s boring, tedious, and seems to go FOREVER, yet people act like they really love it. Sort of like Maya Angelou. While we’re on the subject, how could Paul McCartney be so brilliant with the Beatles, yet suck so bad on his own.

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4 on February 12, 2015

Aren’t the Beatles generally just overrated?

on February 12, 2015

Horribly so. Their music was so basic that most five year olds can learn them in short order. Their lyrics were simple and overly repetitive. Was at an event last night where John Ratzenberger (Cliff from Cheers, and at least one voice from EVERY Pixar film) was speaking. He pointed out the greatest scam the Beatles ever played on the world in the song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

“Picture yourself in a boat on a river
“With tangerine trees and marmalade skies”

Really? Where did you hippies steal a boat, because it’s unlikely any of you studied carpentry. If you had, you would be working.

 

on February 12, 2015

That’s just one of those things people say in an attempt to sound clever. “Isn’t Beethoven just horribly overrated?”

on February 12, 2015

Anyone who argues Beethoven is overrated is just talking bollocks.

on February 16, 2015
Anyone who argues Beethoven is overrated is just talking bollocks.From LizMair

 
…agreed. That also applies to The Beatles. They’re a brilliant band who wrote a massive amount of great music. …but, I get it… “Hey Jude” does nothing for me, either.

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6 on February 12, 2015

Oh, Liz, Liz, Liz. It pains me to contradict you. I do consider “Hey Jude” to be one of their second tier songs (Admittedly, partly because it’s overplayed). but it’s nowhere near one of their worst. It is one of their most offensively catchy songs, though.

on February 12, 2015

OK, name worse ones.

on February 13, 2015

I can’t think of any worse ones either.

on February 16, 2015

Off the top of my head, I might nominate “Why Don’t We Do it in the Road,”  “The Long and Winding Road” or “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da.”

on February 16, 2015

Or “Fixing a Hole.”

on February 17, 2015

I think that stupid ditty about a yellow submarine is way worse than Hey Jude.  And what about that posthumous release Bob Rivers parodied as “Free as a Turd?”

on July 17, 2015

I was born in 1948 and was a DIE HARD BeaTles fan; in addition. I was (and still am, on occasion) in a band.  This song simply SUCKS! It SUCKS in the generic sense; it sucks in the microcosm;  and it sucks in the venereal [sic] sense … IT JUST SUCKS! It’s a pimp – a put-on that the BeaTles made of bucket of $ off of when they were too drugged-out to write anything with merit.

The melody is 3rd grade. The lyrics are vapid and banal; and, of the greatert offense to those of us who were gulled into thinking of the BeaTles were our “spiritual leaders,” the 17 minutes of mind-numbing NA, NA NA.. NA NA NA NA is an obvious attempt to brainwash the listener into thinking that basic keyboard finger exercises are art.  Paul: FOR SMAME!!! You deserve to be a Walrus!!!

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1 on November 13, 2015

Beatles are psychotic spiritualists and their music sucks so I hate all their songs. Hey Jude is about the Jews after the holocaust. Jude is German for Jew. Now go listen.

on September 2, 2017

Paul said it was written about John Lennons son. Your interpretation of the song comes from your own mind and doesn’t reflect anything what the song was trying to convey at all. Of course, I didn’t expect any well thought out response from a guy who thinks the greatest band ever were a bunch of psychotic spiritualists.

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0 on July 10, 2017

All these comments are so stupid. “Hey Jude” is by no means the worst Beatles song ever. Have any of you bothered to listen to revolution 9?

Hey Jude to me, has always been a heartfelt song, even it’s meaning is beautiful (it’s about John Lennons son, not Jews). Yes, the second part of the song is very repetitive and I can see why people hate this song so much, but calling it worse than a song which is literally some horrible sounding noises (revolution 9s only lyrics is “number 9”) is an insult.

Oh and let’s not forget, this song paved the way for other longer songs and is yet another example of the Beatles changing music.

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