'Jeopardy' has a good response to that Beatles clue everybody hated

Mike Bagood
Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

On Tuesday, Jeopardy puzzled some viewer and Beatles fans during the game show’s Final Jeopardy round. Host Alex Trebek asked a question that seemed to misinterpret the band’s 1964 hit “Eight Days a Week,” and die-hard Beatles fans were angry.

The question for the contestants fell under the category of 1960s No. 1 songs. The Final Jeopardy question was: “Complaints about heavy workloads inspired the titles of 2 songs by this group, No. 1 hits 7 months apart.”

Two of the contestants gave the correct answer of the Beatles. The two hits in question were “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Eight Days a Week.”

Beatles fans took to Twitter to voice their issues with the question. Fans noted that “Eight Days a Week” isn’t about a “heavy workload.”



Jeopardy responded to the fans’ issues with a statement to Money, saying that “Eight Days a Week” isn’t about a heavy workload but was inspired by it. A representative from Jeopardy said Paul McCartney had the idea for the song after chatting with a taxi driver on the way to the studio.”

According to Jeopardy, McCartney asked the driver, “Have you been busy?” And he replied, “I’ve been working flat-out, eight days a week.”

The show continued to burn fans with their detailed explanation of the origins of the song. Jeopardy added, “There are also stories that Ringo coined the phrase with a similar backstory, but either way, it seems to be a pretty fairly worded clue.”

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