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Oh Darling--The Beatles
Oh Darling--The Beatles
Published: 2013/10/30
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Oh! Darling (Reprise)
Oh! Darling (Reprise)
Published: 2012/08/27
Channel: AndyBoy 63
Oh! Darling - The Beatles (Legendado em português)  (Rare)
Oh! Darling - The Beatles (Legendado em português) (Rare)
Published: 2013/10/11
Channel: Mateus Zanqueta
The White Buffalo - Oh Darling, what have I done
The White Buffalo - Oh Darling, what have I done
Published: 2011/11/12
Channel: B&B Villa Ciccone
Plug In Stereo Feat. Cady Groves - Oh Darling [Official Music Video]
Plug In Stereo Feat. Cady Groves - Oh Darling [Official Music Video]
Published: 2012/01/26
Channel: PluginStereo
Oh Darling - The Beatles (Cover)
Oh Darling - The Beatles (Cover)
Published: 2011/12/21
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Plug In Stero - Oh Darling (feat. Cady Groves)
Plug In Stero - Oh Darling (feat. Cady Groves)
Published: 2011/09/28
Channel: emmmabeeeekaraoke
The Voice 2017 Battle - Shi
The Voice 2017 Battle - Shi'Ann Jones vs. Stephan Marcellus: "Oh! Darling"
Published: 2017/10/24
Channel: The Voice
Juliet Simms - Oh Darling - The Voice Blind Auditions
Juliet Simms - Oh Darling - The Voice Blind Auditions
Published: 2012/06/13
Channel: Amandine didi
Oh! Darling - The Beatles (LYRICS/LETRA) [Original]
Oh! Darling - The Beatles (LYRICS/LETRA) [Original]
Published: 2018/01/14
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Elle King   Garage Session  Oh! Darling Cover
Elle King Garage Session Oh! Darling Cover
Published: 2015/06/27
Channel: Rebecca Montoya
The Beatles - Oh! Darling (Explained) The HollyHobs
The Beatles - Oh! Darling (Explained) The HollyHobs
Published: 2017/10/17
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Oh Darling - Beatles (Anthony Vincent LIVE Vocal Cover)
Oh Darling - Beatles (Anthony Vincent LIVE Vocal Cover)
Published: 2016/11/19
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OH DARLING SIREN JAM (DJ FLE)
OH DARLING SIREN JAM (DJ FLE)
Published: 2017/01/21
Channel: Coco Crew
Robin Gibb - Oh! Darling
Robin Gibb - Oh! Darling
Published: 2013/06/15
Channel: Vinyl Beats
The Beatles - oh darling RARE
The Beatles - oh darling RARE
Published: 2009/07/09
Channel: MUSICA EN VINILO
Oh Darling - The Beatles (Subtitulada)
Oh Darling - The Beatles (Subtitulada)
Published: 2013/10/06
Channel: Doll Samm
Florence And the Machine Oh! Darling Beatles Cover live Liverpool 10th Dec 2012 Very Rare Complete
Florence And the Machine Oh! Darling Beatles Cover live Liverpool 10th Dec 2012 Very Rare Complete
Published: 2012/12/11
Channel: whichway
Oh Darling! Across the Universe
Oh Darling! Across the Universe
Published: 2010/12/01
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Norah Jones "Oh Darling!" - MusiCares Person of the Year 2012: Sir Paul McCartney
Norah Jones "Oh Darling!" - MusiCares Person of the Year 2012: Sir Paul McCartney
Published: 2015/05/27
Channel: AXS TV Concerts
Oh Darling The Beatles Karaoke - You Sing The Hits
Oh Darling The Beatles Karaoke - You Sing The Hits
Published: 2012/02/09
Channel: YouSingTheHits
Robert Pita - Oh, Darling | Live 1 | Vocea Romaniei 2017
Robert Pita - Oh, Darling | Live 1 | Vocea Romaniei 2017
Published: 2017/11/20
Channel: The Voice of Romania
Haley Reinhart - Oh! Darling  (Audio)
Haley Reinhart - Oh! Darling (Audio)
Published: 2017/09/22
Channel: Haley Reinhart
Bebi Romeo Feat Sandhy Sondoro - Oh! Darling (The Beatles Cover) - Music Everywhere
Bebi Romeo Feat Sandhy Sondoro - Oh! Darling (The Beatles Cover) - Music Everywhere
Published: 2015/07/05
Channel: MusicEverywhereNet
LiWizzy Moore - Oh Darling
LiWizzy Moore - Oh Darling
Published: 2016/12/10
Channel: Betak You_T
Oh! Darling - Huey Lewis
Oh! Darling - Huey Lewis
Published: 2008/08/16
Channel: AUSSIExRULES
The Beatles "Oh! Darling" Guitar Lesson - How to Play, Tutorial
The Beatles "Oh! Darling" Guitar Lesson - How to Play, Tutorial
Published: 2017/10/18
Channel: Marty Music
「Nightcore」→ Oh Darling (Switching Vocals)
「Nightcore」→ Oh Darling (Switching Vocals)
Published: 2017/07/15
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kudasai - oh darling
kudasai - oh darling
Published: 2018/02/08
Channel: ikigai
Bee Gees & Peter Frampton Oh darling
Bee Gees & Peter Frampton Oh darling
Published: 2016/02/13
Channel: Avila av2
Sasha Allen: "Oh! Darling" - The Voice US Season 4
Sasha Allen: "Oh! Darling" - The Voice US Season 4
Published: 2013/05/19
Channel: Hygor Thiago
THE WHITE BUFFALO - "Oh Darlin
THE WHITE BUFFALO - "Oh Darlin' What Have I Done" (Sons of Anarchy: Season 6, Episode 10)
Published: 2013/11/12
Channel: The White Buffalo Music
Oh! Darling - Kelly Clarkson
Oh! Darling - Kelly Clarkson
Published: 2012/03/23
Channel: smileyhobbes
Graham Bonnet - Oh! Darling
Graham Bonnet - Oh! Darling
Published: 2015/02/18
Channel: Heartbreak In Motordrive
Oh darling! Sara bareilles version
Oh darling! Sara bareilles version
Published: 2015/05/26
Channel: Soledad Villalba
The White Buffalo - Oh Darlin
The White Buffalo - Oh Darlin' What Have I Done - Audiotree Live
Published: 2014/05/12
Channel: Audiotreetv
Belén Guillen cantó “Oh Darling” - Audiciones a ciegas - T2 - La Voz Ecuador
Belén Guillen cantó “Oh Darling” - Audiciones a ciegas - T2 - La Voz Ecuador
Published: 2016/06/03
Channel: La Voz Ecuador
Oh! Darling (Beatles cover)
Oh! Darling (Beatles cover)
Published: 2016/06/16
Channel: AllYouNeedIsLub
Renato Vianna - Oh! Darling - The Beatles Cover (Acústico oficial)
Renato Vianna - Oh! Darling - The Beatles Cover (Acústico oficial)
Published: 2016/06/20
Channel: Renato Vianna
Steven Tyler - Beatles Covers - I
Steven Tyler - Beatles Covers - I'm Down, Oh Darling, Come Together - Boston MA 9/4/16
Published: 2016/09/05
Channel: Concert Chick
Haley Reinhart: Oh! Darling
Haley Reinhart: Oh! Darling
Published: 2013/03/26
Channel: Polychrome1201
Chris Cornell - Oh Darling  (Live / Beatles)
Chris Cornell - Oh Darling (Live / Beatles)
Published: 2016/08/19
Channel: TannerCKG
RARE "Oh! Darling" (Beatles cover) - Florence and the Machine
RARE "Oh! Darling" (Beatles cover) - Florence and the Machine
Published: 2010/03/24
Channel: rareflorence
Juliet Simms - Oh! Darling Full Blind Audition
Juliet Simms - Oh! Darling Full Blind Audition
Published: 2017/04/17
Channel: DreamVoice
Electric Mob - Oh! Darling (The Beatles)
Electric Mob - Oh! Darling (The Beatles)
Published: 2016/06/22
Channel: Electric Mob
Oh Darling
Oh Darling
Published: 2017/02/25
Channel: Callista Clark
KELLY CLARKSON // LIVE - Oh! Darling by The Beatles (Audio) [HD]
KELLY CLARKSON // LIVE - Oh! Darling by The Beatles (Audio) [HD]
Published: 2016/07/29
Channel: KellyClarksonArg
"Oh Sayang" (The Beatles - Oh Darling Cover translated to Bahasa Indonesia) #translationprojectusd
"Oh Sayang" (The Beatles - Oh Darling Cover translated to Bahasa Indonesia) #translationprojectusd
Published: 2017/06/04
Channel: Dennis Eliezer
Plug in Stereo feat. Cady Groves - Oh Darling (lyrics)
Plug in Stereo feat. Cady Groves - Oh Darling (lyrics)
Published: 2011/10/20
Channel: Allysonvideos123
Zuki "Oh!Darling" The Beatles cover
Zuki "Oh!Darling" The Beatles cover
Published: 2014/04/13
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"Oh! Darling"
Oh Darling single cover.jpg
Cover to Japanese single
Single by the Beatles
from the album Abbey Road
A-side "Here Comes the Sun"
Released 26 September 1969 (album)
5 June 1970 (Japan single)
Recorded 20 April – 11 August 1969
Genre
Length 3:26
Label Apple
Songwriter(s) Lennon–McCartney
Producer(s) George Martin

"Oh! Darling" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles, composed by Paul McCartney[5] (credited to Lennon–McCartney), and appearing as the fourth song on the 1969 album Abbey Road. Its working title was "Oh! Darling (I'll Never Do You No Harm)".[6] Although not issued as a single in either the United Kingdom or the United States, a regional subsidiary of Capitol successfully edited it as a single in Central America, having "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" as its B-side. It was also issued as a single in Portugal. Apple Records released "Oh! Darling" in Japan with "Here Comes the Sun" in June 1970.

Background[edit]

McCartney later said of recording the track, "When we were recording 'Oh! Darling' I came into the studios early every day for a week to sing it by myself because at first my voice was too clear. I wanted it to sound as though I'd been performing it on stage all week."[7] He would only try the song once each day; if it was not right he would wait until the next day. According to sound engineer Alan Parsons, McCartney once lamented that "five years ago I could have done this in a flash".[8] In a 1980 interview with Playboy magazine, John Lennon said, "'Oh! Darling' was a great one of Paul's that he didn't sing too well. I always thought I could have done it better – it was more my style than his. He wrote it, so what the hell, he's going to sing it."[5]

George Harrison described the song as "a typical 1950s–'60s-period song because of its chord structure".[9]

Let It Be session[edit]

After an early attempt at this song on 27 January 1969 during the Let It Be sessions, Lennon announced, "Just heard that Yoko's divorce has just gone through", after which he and the band burst into an improvised version of the song, substituting "I'm free at last" for a part of the lyric.[10] The song and the following improvisation are included on the Anthology 3 CD. This version also features a keyboard part played by Billy Preston.[11]

Recording[edit]

The basic track was recorded on 20 April 1969. There were many overdub sessions, including McCartney's aforementioned attempts at the lead vocal.[6] According to Ian MacDonald, the backing vocals were "exquisite", but "sadly underplayed in the mix".[12] Engineer Geoff Emerick recalled that McCartney sang while the backing track played over speakers, instead of headphones, because he wanted to feel as though he was singing to a live audience.[13] The song is one of several tracks on Abbey Road that have never been performed onstage by McCartney or any other of the Beatles to date.

During their recording, the group met New Zealand rock band The Fourmyula, who were recording in the adjoining studio.[14]

Personnel[edit]

Personnel per Ian MacDonald[12]

Influences[edit]

"Oh! Darling" appears to have drawn heavily on the New Orleans rhythm and blues sound popularised during the 1950s and early 1960s by African-American musicians such as Fats Domino; it also seems to have drawn on the Louisiana swamp blues sound found in songs like Slim Harpo's "Rainin' in My Heart" and Charles Brown's "Please Come Home for Christmas". Furthermore, it may have drawn on the related Louisiana genre known today as swamp pop, whose distinctive sound bears an uncanny resemblance to the basic structure of "Oh! Darling" – so much so that some in Louisiana originally thought the song had been recorded by a local musician.[9] (When swamp pop musician John Fred met the Beatles in London in the 1960s, he was shocked to learn that "they were very familiar with Louisiana music.") Fittingly, swamp pop musician Jay Randall eventually covered "Oh! Darling" for the Lanor label of Church Point, Louisiana.[15]

Cover versions[edit]

Robin Gibb version[edit]

"Oh! Darling"
Ohdarlingrobingibb.jpg
Single by Robin Gibb
from the album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (OST)
B-side "She's Leaving Home"
Released July 1978
Format 7", 45rpm
Recorded September 1977
Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles
Genre Rhythm and blues, soul
Length 3:29
Label RSO
Songwriter(s) Lennon-McCartney
Producer(s) George Martin
Robin Gibb singles chronology
"August October"
(1970)
"Oh! Darling"
(1978)
"Help Me!"
(1980)
"August October"
(1970)
"Oh! Darling"
(1978)
"Help Me!"
(1980)

In 1978, "Oh! Darling" was released on the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band soundtrack. It was also released as Robin Gibb's fourth solo single. It reached number 15 on the Billboard pop chart and number 22 in the US Adult Contemporary Charts on 7 October 1978.[16] It was Gibb's highest charting single in the United States.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
position
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart[17] 40
Norway VG-lista Singles Chart[18] 40
US Billboard Hot 100[16] 15
US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks[16] 22

Other covers[edit]

  • Models, an Australian alternative rock group covered the song and released it as a non-album single.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Album: A Guide to Pop Music's Most Provocative, Influential, and Important Creations, James E Perone, page 213
  2. ^ "Oh! Darling" at AllMusic
  3. ^ John Shepherd; David Horn (8 March 2012). Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume 8: Genres: North America. A&C Black. p. 470. ISBN 978-1-4411-4874-2. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  4. ^ https://www.billboard.com/articles/6266484/beatles-abbey-road-review-track-by-track
  5. ^ a b Sheff 2000, p. 203.
  6. ^ a b Lewisohn 1988, p. 174.
  7. ^ The Beatles 2000, p. 339.
  8. ^ Dowlding 1989, p. 282.
  9. ^ a b Bernard 1993, p. 106.
  10. ^ Lewisohn 1988, p. 168.
  11. ^ Anthology 3 liner notes
  12. ^ a b MacDonald 2005, p. 350.
  13. ^ "67 - 'Oh! Darling'". 100 Greatest Beatles Songs. Rolling Stone. Retrieved 18 June 2012. 
  14. ^ "The Fourmyula meet The Beatles - Story | AudioCulture". www.audioculture.co.nz. Retrieved 2016-10-22. 
  15. ^ Bernard 1993, pp. 106–107.
  16. ^ a b c "Robin Gibb - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  17. ^ "charts.org.nz - Robin Gibb - Oh! Darling". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  18. ^ "Robin Gibb - Oh! Darling". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 

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