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All Together Now

“All Together Now” is a song by the Beatles written primarily by Paul McCartney[1][2] and credited to Lennon–McCartney. The song was recorded during the band’s Magical Mystery Tour period, but remained unreleased until it was included on the Yellow Submarine soundtrack.[3] It was released as a single in 1972 in European countries such as France and Germany, backed by “Hey Bulldog”.

McCartney described the song as a children’s sing-along with the title phrase inspired by the music hall tradition of asking the audience to join in.[1] He also described a “subcurrent” in the song, a dual-meaning where “we are all together now.”[1] According to music critic Tom Maginnis of AllMusic, McCartney created the song “to match the same light-hearted spirit” of “Yellow Submarine”.[4]

“All Together Now” appears in an animated sequence in the film Yellow Submarine, and is also introduced by the Beatles themselves in a final live-action scene of the film. During the latter scene, translations of “All Together Now” into various languages appear written on-screen.

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