Thursday, 3 December 2009

White Album Redux: 4. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da


December is finally upon us, and considering how cold it is outside, the next instalment of my White Album Redux project couldn't have come at a better time.

The fourth song off the White Album is "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da", a happy, idyllic song about a couple and their love for each other. It's often dismissed as silly and unimportant (one of the worst songs ever, even), yet I think, at the same time, it's a song we're not meant to take seriously. After the cynical "Glass Onion", it's a breath of fresh air.

The song itself is intentionally disposable, and that's -- paradoxically -- why it's so endearing. A cover of "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da", with its unabashedly jubilant lyrics and cheerful nature, can really only be done justice by someone like the Muppets. And they do.

Here are the Muppets, with "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da".


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