Yellow Submarine is a song from 1966 that was written by Paul McCartney (formally by Lennon/McCartney). The song appeared on a single with A double A-side (the other A-side was Eleanor Rigby) of The Beatles. In addition, the song appeared on the album Revolver. The song was also the inspiration for the cartoon from 1968 with the same title and made then also part of the soundtrack to this film. Yellow Submarine is the only Beatles single on which Ringo Starr sings the lead vocals (usually names Lennon or McCartney these for their account). The single Eleanor Rigby/Yellow Submarine took out in the number 1 position in the charts in several countries, including BritainGermany and Netherlands.


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Origin and background[Edit]Edit

Yellow Submarine is, like most Beatles songs, as a Lennon/McCartney composition. McCartney claims, however, that the song was largely his idea. McCartney describes that he got the idea for the song while he lay in his bed in the House of the Asher family in London to go to sleep: "I remember that I figured out that a children's song so its a good idea and I was thinking of images and when I came upon the color yellow, and when on a submarine." [1McCartney had also Ringo Starr as a singer for the song in mind and applied the melody on it on. According to McCartney helped John Lennon so bad with some parts of the text, but are the chorus and the melody of his hand. Starr also helped lend a hand with the song text: he changed ' Everyone of us has all he needs "to" Everyone of us has all we need '. In addition, folk singerDonovan that he claims the phrase "Sky of blue and sea of green/in our Yellow Submarine ' has written.


Started on 26 May 1966 the Beatles in the Abbey Road Studios with the shots for Yellow Submarine. On that day the Beatles four takes of the backing track on John Lennon Paul McCartney played acoustic guitarbass guitarGeorge Harrison and Ringo Starr drums tambourine . That day were also the vocal parts, with Ringo the accounted for lead vocals and John, Paul and George on backing vocals. On June 1, all kinds of sound effects were added to this recording. To do this, the Beatles got help from all sorts of acquaintances, such as Brian Jones of The Rolling StonesMarianne FaithfullPattie BoydNeil AspinallMal Evans and George Martin. [2]

Chart Positions[Edit]Edit

"Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby" in the Veronica Top 40 - inside: 20-08-1966
Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Number 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 5 8 12 16 23 35 from

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Starting from 1999, Yellow Submarine noted in the Radio 2 Top 2000. That year, the song also its highest position so far, 774.

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Yellow Submarine 774 837 1468 971 1397 1051 1177 1185 1202 1160 1118 1129 1105 1449 1166


  • The melody was used by Wim Kan in the new year's Eve Conference of 1966where we're going, Jelle will 't see.
  • Dutch supporters use the melody at football-international games against Germany: Damage Germany, everything ist vorbei.
  • In French translation is called the song Le sous-marin vert ( Green ' The submarine '). Under that title it is among other things sung by Maurice Chevalier and Les Compagnons de la chanson.
  • The wife of the fishmonger in the stories of Asterix is called Ielosubmarine.

With a Girl Like You by The Troggs

Dutch Top 40 number-one single

27 August 7 October 1966 - 1966 6 weeks


Little Man by Sonny & Cher

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