Here, There and Everywhere

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About Here, There and Everywhere

"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 all 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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To lead a better life
I need my love to be here

Here, making each day of the year
Changing my life with a wave of her hand
Nobody can deny that there's something there
There, running my hands through her hair
Both of us thinking how good it can be
Someone is speaking, but she doesn't know he's there

I want her everywhere
And if she's beside me I know I need never care
But to love her is to need her everywhere
Knowing that love is to share
Each one believing that love never dies
Watching their eyes and hoping I'm always there

I want her everywhere
And if she's beside me I know I need never care
But to love her is to need her everywhere
Knowing that love is to share
Each one believing that love never dies
Watching their eyes and hoping I'm always there

I will be there
And everywhere
Here, there and everywhere

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The Beatles

The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. They became the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed act in the history of popular music. Their best-known lineup consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. Rooted in skiffle and 1950s rock and roll, they later utilised several genres, ranging from pop ballads to psychedelic rock, often incorporating classical and other elements in innovative ways. In the early 1960s, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania", but as their songwriting grew in sophistication, they came to be perceived by many fans and cultural observers as an embodiment of the ideals shared by the era's sociocultural revolutions. more »

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Written by: John Lennon, Paul McCartney

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11 facts about this song

"Here, There and Everywhere" was primarily written by Paul McCartney for The Beatles' 1966 album "Revolver". However, it is still credited to Lennon-McCartney, following their songwriting partnership tradition.
McCartney drew inspiration for the song from The Beach Boys' album "Pet Sounds", which he listened to while the Beatles were recording "Revolver."
The song is known for its complex structure, which includes three different key changes and lacks a traditional chorus.
Critical Acclaim
The song is often cited as one of the finest compositions in pop music history. - Paul McCartney has often declared it as one of his favourite Beatles songs and one of his best compositions.
John Lennon's Review
Despite not contributing significantly in writing the song, John Lennon lauded it as one of the few songs from that period that he liked and had some of his influence.
The song was completed in three recording sessions over three days. It was the 5th track on the album "Revolver", which reached #1 on the charts in both the UK and the US.
Cover Versions
Over the years, the song has been covered by numerous artists, including Emmylou Harris and Diana Krall.
Paul McCartney praised Geoff Emerick, the recording engineer for "Here, There and Everywhere", crediting him with significantly shaping the Beatles' sound during sessions for the "Revolver" album.
Music & Lyrics
The song showcases the harmonizing vocals of McCartney, John Lennon, and George Harrison. - The lyrics are often praised for their introspective and poignant nature, providing a soft, romantic ambience.
"Here, There and Everywhere" continues to be influential decades later, underscored by its ranking at number 4 in Mojo's list of the greatest songs of all time in 2000.
Live Performances
Paul McCartney once stated that during his later concerts, "Here, There and Everywhere" was among the songs he most enjoyed performing. This shows the enduring appeal and emotional connection the song continues to have for its co-creator.

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