I have a playlist that contains every UK number one song since charts began in 1952. Thanks to EveryHit, this is a fairly simple process. Let’s remind ourselves of these songs.
“Paperback Writer” by The Beatles was Number One on 25th June 1966 and stayed there for two weeks.
This was apparently written by John Lennon when his aunt challenged him to write a song that wasn’t about love. He looked around the room and saw someone reading a book and declared he was going to write a song about a book. Imagine how different it could have been if the person had been doing something else!