Oct 3, 2010
The Beatles join the network
There are many things I liked about The Social Network but one of the best is the oh-so-perfect use of The Beatles' Baby, You're a Rich Man over the final credits. I don't think I've been so blissed-out by a credit track since Wes Anderson slapped the Faces When I Was Younger on the end of Rushmore. Ian McDonald is a little down on Baby You're a Rich Man, finding a "stoned sloppiness" to it. "The song arrives, dwells unchanged for a while before our ears, and departs - much like a modern dance record." I've long wondered when somebody was going to take advantage of this fact. It's the Beatles but sounds more like Beck. Or, to put it another way, it's a Beck track with John Lennon doing the vocals.