"Eleanor Rigby" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles from their 1966 album Revolver. It was also issued on a double A-side single, paired with "Yellow Submarine". The song was written primarily by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon–McCartney.[3]

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"Eleanor Rigby"
US picture sleeve
Single by the Beatles
from the album Revolver
A-side"Yellow Submarine" (double A-side)
Released5 August 1966 (1966-08-05)
Recorded28–29 April & 6 June 1966
StudioEMI, London
GenreBaroque pop,[1] art rock[2]
LabelParlophone (UK),
Capitol (US)
Producer(s)George Martin
The Beatles singles chronology
"Paperback Writer"
"Eleanor Rigby" / "Yellow Submarine"
"Strawberry Fields Forever" / "Penny Lane"
Music video
"Eleanor Rigby" on YouTube

"Eleanor Rigby" continued the transformation of the Beatles from a mainly rock and roll- and pop-oriented act to a more experimental, studio-based band. With a double string quartet arrangement by George Martin and lyrics providing a narrative on loneliness, it broke sharply with popular music conventions, both musically and lyrically.[4] The song topped singles charts in Australia, Belgium, Canada and New Zealand.