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“Get Back”
“Get Back” cover
Single by The Beatles
B-side "Don't Let Me Down"
Released 27 January 1969
Format 7"
Recorded 27 January 1969
Genre Rock
Length 3:14
Label Apple Records
Writer(s) Lennon/McCartney
Producer George Martin
The Beatles singles chronology
"Hey Jude"
(1967)
"Get Back" / "Don't Let Me Down"
(1968)
"Ballad of John and Yoko"/ "Old Brown Shoe"
(1969)
We'd been talking about it since we recorded it, and we kept saying 'That's a single.' Eventually we got so fed up talking about it we suddenly said 'Okay, that's it. Get it out tomorrow.

—John Lennon, 1969

We were sitting in the studio and we made it up out of thin air. We started to write words there and then... When we finished it, we recorded it at Apple Studios and made it into a song to rollercoast by.

—Paul McCartney, 1969

The way we're writing at the moment, it's straightforward and there's nothing weird. Songs like 'Get Back,' things like that. We recorded that one on the Apple roof but I'm not sure if that's the (single) that went out. We always record about ten versions. You get lost in the end.

—John Lennon, 1969

Paul takes the lead vocal, and you can say it's a lovely little toetapper. If you can sit down when this one is on, then you're a stronger man than I am.

—Ringo Starr, 1969

'Get Back' is Paul. That's a better version of 'Lady Madonna.' You know, a potboiler rewrite.

—John Lennon, 1980


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