"Here, There and Everywhere" the Most Underrated Beatles Song

- 25 June 2022 12:10 WIB

JAKARTADAILY.ID –  "Here, There and Everywhere" is a song by the English rock band The Beatles from their 1966 album Revolver. A love ballad, it was written by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon–McCartney.

McCartney includes it among his personal favourites of the songs he has written. In 2000, Mojo ranked it 4th in the magazine's list of the greatest songs of all time.

The Beatles recorded "Here, There and Everywhere" in June 1966, towards the end of the sessions for Revolver. Having recently attended a listening party for the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album, McCartney drew inspiration from Brian Wilson's song "God Only Knows".

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Quoted from beatlesebooks.com, “I wrote that by John’s pool one day,” Paul remembered in 1984.  In his book “Many Years From Now,” Paul explains how he showed up at John’s Kenwood home to write songs one day and, while John was still in bed, asked someone there for a cup of tea and went with his guitar to sit alongside John’s swimming pool.

“I sat out by the pool on one of the sun chairs with my guitar,” Paul relates, “and started strumming in E, and soon had a few chords, and I think by the time he’d woken up, I had pretty much written the song, so we took it indoors and finished it up…John might have helped with a few last words…But it’s very me, it’s one of my favorite songs that I’ve written…So I would credit me pretty much 80-20 on that one.”

This beautiful track was the next-to-last song recorded for the “Revolver” album, recording of this composition starting on June 14th, 1966.

John Lennon and Paul McCartney both mentioned this as one of the most underrated Beatles songs.

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In 2005 interviews, McCartney said that of all the songs he has written, this is his favorite. He likes it best because of the way that it flows together, comparing it to the style of the Fred Astaire hit "Cheek To Cheek," one of his favorite songs.

The Beatles never performed this song live, and McCartney didn't perform it until his 1991 acoustic appearance on MTV's Unplugged. He later played it on his 2002 Back In The US tour, where he added an accordion to the arrangement.

According to Paul McCartney, John Lennon only praised his songwriting once. Speaking in 2018 as part of a 60 Minutes profile interview for CBS, Macca disclosed it was "Here, There And Everywhere" that prompted the rare Lennon compliment.

He recalled: "John says just as it finishes, 'That's a really good song, lad. I love that song.' And I'm like, 'Yes! He likes it!'"


Editor: Muhamad Al Azhari


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