Dog Whistle in “A Day in the Life”
You probably have not heard the dog whistle in “A Day in the Life” but if you are a Beatles fan, your dog problay has. Written by John Lennon and animal activist Paul McCartney, the song has a short high pitched whistle that only dogs can hear.
The reason for putting it in the song is awesome! According to Wikipedia:
Follwoing “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 that 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!