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The song was the band's seventh number 1 single on the Billboard Hota run of US chart success achieved in just over a year.
The single was also number 1 in Canada, Belgium and the Netherlands. The track opens with a fade-inmarking the first time that this technique had been used on a pop studio recording. The song was reissued worldwide in on the Beatles compilation album 1. It also provided the title for director Ron Howard 's documentary film on the band's years as live performers, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week. Paul McCartney has attributed the inspiration of the song to at least two different sources.
McCartney recalled: "He said it as though he were an overworked chauffeur: 'Eight days a week. Got it! McCartney subsequently credited the title to an actual chauffeur who once drove him to Lennon's house in Weybridge.
In Keep On Loving Me - Ernest Mosley* - Keep On Loving Me Beatles Anthology book, he states: "I usually drove myself there, but the chauffeur drove me out that day and I said, 'How've you been?
Starr has said he is not the source of the phrase. The first take featured a simple acoustic guitar introduction. The second take introduced an "oo"-ing vocal that was experimented with until the sixth take, when it was abandoned in favour of a guitar intro.
The completed song incorporated another Beatles' first, in that it begins with a fade-in. The fade-in and Eddie Levert - I Still Have It both include guitar overdubs, played by George Harrison on his Rickenbacker string.
The song, along with two others from the album " Baby's in Black " and " No Reply "was considered for a single release. In the end, it was released as a single in the United States on Мороженое - С. Маршак* - Стихи Для Детей February as Capitol becoming a number-one hit their seventh in that country.
WLS ranked the song at number 8 for all of The song was also the second of six Hot Eight Days A Week - Beatles* - Beatles VI toppers in a row not counting the EP "4 — by the Beatles" by one act, another record at the time.
Although it was a huge American hit, the group Eight Days A Week - Beatles* - Beatles VI not think highly of the song Lennon called it "lousy"  and they never performed it live or at any of their radio sessions for the BBC. No film or videotape of this episode is available and it is considered lost.
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