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VIDEO: A Beatles Song That Only Dogs Can Hear!

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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!

Wikipedia explains:

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!

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15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. Avatar Of Lyle Raymond

    Lyle Raymond

    says:

    Because the sample rate has to be twice that of the frequency, even dogs won’t hear it in a YouTube video.

  2. Avatar Of Randon

    Randon

    says:

    Not a single fuck was given by my doggo

  3. Avatar Of Tracey Fogel

    Tracey Fogel

    says:

    My dogs ears moved towards the music!

  4. Avatar Of Agapito Sinto Pinto

    Agapito Sinto Pinto

    says:

    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)

  5. Avatar Of Stephanie Soressi

    Stephanie Soressi

    says:

    This cuts out long before the 5 minute mark!

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  7. Various Beatles music videos found on The Beatles’ official YouTube channel, sadly only snippets are available.

  8. Avatar Of Retro Tones

    Retro Tones

    says:

    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.

  9. Avatar Of Elly

    Elly

    says:

    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 ☺

  10. Avatar Of Mileson

    Mileson

    says:

    my dogs didn’t hear it

  11. Avatar Of Leena

    leena

    says:

    it’s beautiful…

  12. Avatar Of Ralph

    Ralph

    says:

    Kalba just lay there like a corpse.

  13. Avatar Of Rachel Mann

    Rachel Mann

    says:

    My dog totally reacted! She was just laying down and when the five minute mark came her ears perked up and she stood up.

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