Sir Paul McCartney turns 78 today. When he and John Lennon wrote Beatles songs, he felt that the title was very important. The song title: “Eight Days a Week” came from something a chauffeur said to him while making small talk.
”I remember writing that with John out at his place. Chauffeur drove me out this day and I said, ‘How have you been?’ You know, just normal conversation. ‘How’s things been?’ ‘Oh, working hard,’ he said, ‘working eight days a week.’ And I’d never heard anyone say that expression. So I got to John’s house — he dropped me off — I said ‘Hey, this fella just said “Eight Days a Week” to me, right?’ Sings: ‘Oooh, I need your love, babe.’ We were always looking for titles. Once you’ve got a good title, someone says, ‘What’s your new song?’ If you can say a title that interests them, you’re kinda halfway there.