Back In The U.S.S.R.
The Beatles
Beatles 1968 White Album LP

Flew in from Miami Beach, BOAC
Didn't get to bed last night
On the way the paper bag
Was on my knee
Man, I had a dreadful flight
I'm back in the USSR

Peak Chart Position
  • the song was not released as a single - no chart rank
  • from the album The Beatles (1968)
  • on the record:
         Paul McCartney - lead vocals, backing vocals, piano, electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, handclaps
         John Lennon - backing vocals, electric guitar, drums, handclaps
         George Harrison - backing vocals, electric guitar, six-string bass guitar, drums, handclaps
  • written primarily by Paul McCartney, credited to Lennon/McCartney
  • McCartney said the song was inspired by Chuck Berry's "Back In The USA" and the Beach Boys' "California Girls"; it was written in Rishikesh, India while The Beatles were meditating with the Maharishi
  • the drums on the song were recorded by Paul McCartney, after Ringo Starr had temporarily walked out of the group on August 22, 1968; Starr reportedly left when McCartney criticized him for messing up a tom-tom fill
  • produced by George Martin
  • recorded August 22, 23, 1968 at Abbey Road Studios, London
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