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"Back in the U.S.S.R."
"Back in the U.S.S.R." cover
Song by The Beatles
Album The Beatles
Released 22 November 1968
Recorded 22, 23 August 1968
Genre Rock and roll, Surf rock
Length 2:43
Label Apple Records
Writer Lennon/McCartney
Producer George Martin
The Beatles track listing

Side one

  1. "Back in the U.S.S.R."
  2. "Dear Prudence"
  3. "Glass Onion"
  4. "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"
  5. "Wild Honey Pie"
  6. "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill"
  7. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
  8. "Happiness Is a Warm Gun"

Side two

  1. "Martha My Dear"
  2. "I'm So Tired"
  3. "Blackbird"
  4. "Piggies"
  5. "Rocky Raccoon"
  6. "Don't Pass Me By"
  7. "Why Don't We Do It in the Road?"
  8. "I Will"
  9. "Julia"

Side three

  1. "Birthday"
  2. "Yer Blues"
  3. "Mother Nature's Son"
  4. "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey"
  5. "Sexy Sadie"
  6. "Helter Skelter"
  7. "Long, Long, Long"

Side four

  1. "Revolution 1"
  2. "Honey Pie"
  3. "Savoy Truffle"
  4. "Cry Baby Cry"
  5. "Revolution 9"
  6. "Good Night"


This just, sort of, came. Chuck Berry once did a song called 'Back In The USA,' which is very American, very Chuck Berry, you know. He was 'serving in the army and, when I get back home, I'm gonna kiss the ground,' you know, 'can't wait to get back to the States.' It's very much an American thing, I always thought. So, this one, 'Back In The USSR', was about, in my mind, a spy who has been in America for a long, long time. Some fellow who's been in America for a long time and he's picked up and he's very American, but he gets back to the USSR, and he's, sort of, saying 'Leave it till tomorrow, honey to disconnect the phone,' and 'come here, honey,' with Russian women, and all that. It concerns the attributes of Russian women, a sole element created by George's guitar and heavy brass.

—Paul McCartney, 1968

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