Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

original song written and composed by Lennon–McCartney; first recorded by The Beatles and released in 1968

"Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" is a 1968 song by The Beatles and taken from their ninth studio album The Beatles. It went to number 1 in Australia, Austria, Germany, Japan, New Zealand and Switzerland. It went to number 27 in Canada and number 49 in the United States in 1976.

"Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"
Single by the Beatles
from the album The Beatles
Released22 November 1968
Recorded8, 9, 11 and 15 July 1968[1]
StudioEMI, London
GenrePop,[2] ska[3]
Producer(s)George Martin


  1. Lewisohn 2005, pp. 141–43.
  2. Carlin 2009, p. 172.
  3. Quantick 2002, p. 183.