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.).
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.