Elanor Rigby - The Beatles

The Beatles, one of the greatest band in the history of mankind, had proved to be more than a british-pop band. One of the band's work that was beyond pop is the song Elanor Rigby. Born from the idea of Paul, the song was finished by the band with a double string quartet arrangement by George Martin and none of the band membes playing the instruments. John and George Harrison did the harmony on vocals.

Elanor Rigby was released on 5 August 1966 on Revolver Album and as a 45 single along with Yellow Submarine on the same day and hit 4 weeks at number one in British chart.

The lyric is bleak, telling the story of a person named Elanor Rigby. From the lyrics we can tell that she is lonely, less cared, and easily forgotten. The most important lines were:

All the lonely people
Where do they all come from?
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong?

It's a critic of incapability of the society to recognize all these people. In the world where everybody less cared to somebody else, we are creating this lonely people. Or are we creating ourselves (to be a lonely people?)

The song was covered by nearly a hundred singers/musicians including a 70's rock band from Indonesia named God Bless, you can watch the cover below:

and a remarkable cover by Aretha:

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