- A reporter told John Lennon that The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby” was a religious song.
- John spoke about how Jesus might respond to the trail.
- “Eleanor Rigby” was released as a double A-side single with another famous Beatles song.
John Lennon discussed his controversial statements about Jesus. He then discussed what Jesus might think of The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby.” John also revealed his opinion of Christ.
John Lennon discussed how the English reacted to his comment that the Beatles were “more popular than Jesus”.
The book Lennon on Lennon: Conversations with John Lennon contains an interview from 1966. In it, John discussed the uproar over his comment that his band was “more popular than Jesus.” John was asked if he was a Christian.
“Well, we were all raised to be,” he replied. “I don’t profess to be a practicing Christian and Christ was what He was and everything that anyone says great about Him I believe. I am not a practicing Christian, but I have no unchristian thoughts.”
John was asked if his comment was as controversial in Europe as it was in the United States. “I don’t think Europe has heard about it, but they will now,” he said. “It was just England and I kind of got away with it there in that nobody took offense and saw through me. It’s like I said over here: it went like this.”
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John Lennon discussed how Jesus would react to The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby” if he were in “physical form”.
The reporter explained that if Jesus were alive today in “physical form,” he would consider “Eleanor Rigby” a religious song. The reporter said this is because the song is “dealing with human experience and hardship.”
“Well, I don’t like to think that if Jesus were alive now he would know what he wanted to say or do,” John said. “But if he were the real Jesus, who was Jesus like he was before, ‘Eleanor Rigby’ wouldn’t mean much to him. But if it crossed his mind, he probably would.”
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How ‘Eleanor Rigby’ hit the pop charts in the United States and the United Kingdom
“Eleanor Rigby” became a hit. The song peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed on the chart for eight weeks. The tune appeared on the album revolver. The album topped the Billboard 200 for six weeks and stayed on the charts for a total of 85 weeks.
According to The Official Charts Company, “Eleanor Rigby” and “Yellow Submarine” were double A singles in the UK. The tracks reached #1 on the chart for four weeks and stayed on the chart for 13 weeks. The tracks charted again at No. 63 for two weeks in 1986, while “Eleanor Rigby” charted at No. 94 alone for a week in 2010. revolver was No. 1 in the UK charts for seven of its 34 weeks.
“Eleanor Rigby” is a classic rock song, whether it has religious undertones or not.
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