I Want You (She's So Heavy)
The Beatles
Beatles 1969 Abbey Road LP

I want you,
I want you so bad
It’s driving me mad, it’s driving me mad

1969
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  • the song was not released as a single - no chart rank
  • from the album Abbey Road (1969)
  • despite the song's nearly eight minute duration, it contains few lyrics (only fourteen different words are sung
  • on the record:
         John Lennon - lead and harmony vocals, multi-tracked lead guitar, Moog synthesizer
         Paul McCartney - harmony vocals, bass
         George Harrison - harmony vocals, multi-tracked lead guitar
         Ringo Starr - drums, congas
         Billy Preston - Hammond organ
  • written by John Lennon, credited to Lennon/McCartney
  • Lennon wrote the song about his love for Yoko Ono; in a 1970 interview Lennon stated: "A reviewer wrote of She's So Heavy: 'He seems to have lost his talent for lyrics, it's so simple and boring.' She's So Heavy was about Yoko. When it gets down to it, like she said, when you're drowning you don't say 'I would be incredibly pleased if someone would have the foresight to notice me drowning and come and help me,' you just scream. And in She's So Heavy I just sang 'I want you, I want you so bad, she's so heavy, I want you,' like that."
  • produced by George Martin
  • length- 7:47
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