Friday, 19 March 2010

yellow submarine

"Yellow Submarine" is a 1966 song by the Beatles (credit to Lennon/McCartney) , with lead vocals by Ringo Star. It was icluded on the revolver album and issued as a single, coupled with "Eleanor Rigby". The single went to number 1 on every major British chart, remainded at number 1 for four weeks and charted for 13 weeks. It won an Ivor Novello Award fot the highest certified sales of any single issued in the UK in 1966.
However, it failed to reach number 1 on the American charts. A contributing factor may have been the "Bigger than Jesus" controversy.
It became the title song of the 1968 animated United Artist film, also called Yellow Submarine, and the soundtrack album to the film, released as part of the Beatles' music catalogue.
The "Yellow Submarine" single was the Beatles' thirteenth UK single. It was released in the UK on 5 August as a "double A side". The Revolver album was released the next day.
The single was released during the controversies about the "Butcher Cover" (The yesterday and today album cover) and John Lennon's remarks about Christianity, and are cited as part of the reason the song failed to reach number 1 on all US charts.

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