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A Day in the Life, the final song on The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album features a special section just for your dog!
Written by John Lennon and outspoken animal activist, Paul McCartney, the song has a short section of audio that only dogs can hear. And, we just love their reason for putting it into the song!
Following “A Day in the Life” on the Sgt. Pepper album is a high-frequency 15-kilohertz tone and some randomly spliced Beatles studio chatter. The frequency is best understood as what we know as a dog whistle as the frequency is picked up by a dog’s ear and was part of their humor. They joked about picturing barking dogs should they be present when the album would finish.
The whistle appears at about 5:05 in the video below (or so we’re told – we can’t hear it to confirm!).
Hit play, enjoy the song, then watch for your dog’s reaction just after the 5-minute mark!
So, did your dog react? Tell us about it!
Hazel didn’t do a thing. Juanita slept thru it. So, my two girls had no reaction.
Because the sample rate has to be twice that of the frequency, even dogs won’t hear it in a YouTube video.
Not a single fuck was given by my doggo
My dogs ears moved towards the music!
My dogs didn’t do anything. It’s ridiculous and maybe people just want
To believe ❤️
Agapito Sinto Pintosays:
In theory, compressed audio and video…like typical digital music erase those non-audible frequencies to save space. You will have to hear the old tapes and LP or non compressed digital recordings (which are not so common)
This cuts out long before the 5 minute mark!
[…] Factoid: The Beatles included a whistle in their song “A Day in the Life” that’s only audible to […]
Various Beatles music videos found on The Beatles’ official YouTube channel, sadly only snippets are available.
It’s not there. At least not in this video. Maybe it’s on the original ’67 vinyl.
Adobe Audition frequency analysis and spectral view would shows no rise or spikes at any band. The compressed closing piano chord starts at 4:21.062 (min:sec), then slowly fades away to -81dB at 5:07.339 when all audio stops.
Even turned way up, four Shelties here didn’t hear it either.
My Maltese was laying quietly then suddenly started looking out the window like he was looking for something then when then he went and layed back down ☺
my dogs didn’t hear it
Kalba just lay there like a corpse.
is your dog named Kalba? lol because that’s Arabic for “female dog.”
My dog totally reacted! She was just laying down and when the five minute mark came her ears perked up and she stood up.