If a successor to "Hey Jude" exists, it may be "Tender" by Blur. Consider the similarities. Both are long, comforting, heartfelt ballads that swell into pop-hymns; both achieve grand uplift while addressing emotional pain; both are carried by singalong lyrics; and, along the same lines, both are built to be performed as a communal experience, band and audience becoming one. Have a listen below. It's one of Blur's finest songs.
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