When Ocean sings the line "spending each day of the year" (at the 1.45min mark), he uses the same melodic phrasing as in The Beatles' 1966 Revolver
track "Here, There And Everywhere
Speaking in an interview at the Time 100 Gala, Ocean said that he was listening to The Beatles and The Beach Boys for inspiration while making the album.
He also sampled another Beatles track "Flying
" for the Blonde