Friday, March 9, 2012
Ob La Di, Ob La Da - audio only
Paul was doing reggae-influenced stuff with the Beatles half a decade ahead of everyone else. He followed up with some similar material around the "Band on the Run" time, such as C-Moon, but by then it was more common. This - the Beatles original - was the theme for a TV show in the US that ran 1989-1993, "Life Goes On." Not one of their more famous tunes, but it still sounds fresh. Never released as a single until 1976, when it went to no. 19 in Canada and no. 49 in the US.