"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.
|Single by the Beatles|
|from the album Revolver|
|A-side||"Yellow Submarine" (double A-side)|
|Released||5 August 1966|
|Recorded||28–29 April & 6 June 1966|
|Genre||Baroque pop, art rock|
|The Beatles singles chronology|
"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. The song topped singles charts in Australia, Belgium, Canada and New Zealand.