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Back In The USSR

Lyrics

Flew in from Miami Beach BOAC
Didn't get to bed last night
On the way the paper bag was on my knee
Man, I had a dreadful flight
full lyrics
Flew in from Miami Beach BOAC
Didn't get to bed last night
On the way the paper bag was on my knee
Man, I had a dreadful flight
full lyrics

Features of This Track

basic rock song structures
acoustic rhythm piano
major key tonality
a vocal-centric aesthetic
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
electric guitar riffs
a dynamic male vocalist
vocal harmonies

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

Go Snowden!!!!!
Hey Justin, don't you think you've been gardening enough? You've got too much Thyme on your hands.
bevbevan
I thought The Beatles had gone the Elvis Pop Song route when I heard this novelty. The White Album had some good songs on it but far too many crummy songs on it. This is one of the crummy ones.
Straight up communist
I wonder what the Dune Dudes felt about this... Ukraine girls vs. California girls...
Louis Ur listening... . . . . ?
Strawberry fields forever!
This song is... Amazing!
Great song!!
Paul said this song is about a Russian spy coming home.
Love this...and Sir Paul!!
Love this song.
emilyhall184 1
Beatles 4 ever.
Hellz yes!! Awesome song & band!! ❌⭕❌⭕
j.schossow9
When the "Cold War" was going on I didn't want to listen to this song in case people would think that I was being unpatriotic to America. Young and dumb but a Patriot just the same.
I did hear the Beach Boys sound in it immediately, but I had no idea it was done to taunt them...
I didn't know about the rivalry between Beatles and Beach Boys until I came here and started reading bios. It's kind of telling that it figures large in the Beach Boys' bio and doesn't rate a mention in the Beatles'.

"Back in the USSR" almost plays like a playground taunt: "Hey look at us, we're playing in your back yard!" You can sort of see why Brian Wilson lost it.
braymcd
Great guitar riffs
What got past a lot of listeners then and now is that this song was largely a parody of the Beach Boys, who the Beatles considered their greatest rivals in the late 1960s. Listen to it with that in mind and you can't miss it.
wsudonnelly
Love the song, but don't like the jet engine noise in the background. Whenever this song comes on in my car I get worried I have a bad belt in the engine.
i think paul shouldve been the new judge for american idol
still cant belive paul played the drums on this song (along with dear prudence)
great tune - totally rock and roll!
Aw, all o' y'all lay off. This song is great!
oli44472
That's right Paul, stick it to the Beach Boys!!!
herecomes2mo r r o w
Paul McCartney. The only rock star to use "dreadful" in a song and get away with it! i like it- too funny!
Great airplane/jet opening sound effects.
The song really could stand on it's own without the jet sound but it adds nicely and brings the listener into a 'silly little song' which for the Beatles was simply nothing more than 'filler' material.
But even their throw-away music was as good, or better than most other's premium tracks.
mysteriopus content, w anyone singing it even me or my 90 yr olkd mom--electri c guitar noy here nor there
Never been to the USSR. Have to go some time.

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