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A Hard Day's Night
A Hard Day's Nigth
Released 26 June 1964 (US)
10 July 1964 (UK)
Studio EMI Studios, London
Genre British Invasion, Merseybeat, Folk Rock
Length 32:45
Label Parlophone
Producer George Martin
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A Hard Day's Night is the third album by The Beatles; it was released on 10 July 1964. The album is a soundtrack to the A Hard Day's Night film, starring the Beatles. The album was released in the United States two weeks earlier on 26 June 1964 by United Artists Records.

In 2000, Q placed A Hard Day's Night at number 5 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever.[1] In 2003, the album was ranked number 388 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.[2]

The soundtrack songs were recorded in late February, and the non-soundtrack songs were recorded in June. The title song itself was recorded on April 16. The session has shown up on bootlegs:

TracksEdit

Side oneEdit

No. Tittle Songwriter(s) Lead Vocal(s) Time
1 A Hard Day's Night Lennon Lennon with McCartney 2:34
2 I Should Have Known Better Lennon Lennon 2:46
3 If I Fell Lennon Lennon with McCartney 2:24
4 I'm Happy Just to Dance with You Lennon with McCartney Harrison 1:59
5 And I Love Her McCartney with Lennon McCartney 2:33
6 Tell Me Why Lennon Lennon 2:12
7 Can't Buy Me Love McCartney McCartney with Lennon 2:14

Side twoEdit

No. Tittle Songwriter(s) Lead Vocal(s) Time
1 Any Time at All Lennon with McCartney Lennon with McCartney 2:15
2 I'll Cry Instead Lennon Lennon 1:49
3 Things We Said Today McCartney McCartney 2:40
4 When I Get Home Lennon Lennon 2:20
5 You Can't Do That Lennon Lennon 2:39
6 I'll Be Back Lennon Lennon with McCartney 2:20

American releaseEdit

Side oneEdit

No. Tittle Songwriter(s) Lead Vocal(s) Time
1 A Hard Day's Night Lennon Lennon with McCartney 2:34
2 Tell Me Why Lennon Lennon 2:12
3 I'll Cry Instead (extended version) Lennon Lennon 2:06
4 I Should Have Known Better Lennon Instrumental 2:10
5 I'm Happy Just to Dance with You Lennon with McCartney Harrison 1:59
6 And I Love Her McCartney with Lennon Instrumental 3:46

Side twoEdit

No. Tittle Songwriter(s) Lead Vocal(s) Time
1 I Should Have Known Better Lennon Lennon 2:46
2 If I Fell Lennon Lennon with McCartney 2:24
3 And I Love Her McCartney with Lennon McCartney 2:33
4 Ringo's Theme (This Boy) Lennon Instrumental 3:10
5 Can't Buy Me Love McCartney McCartney with Lennon 2:14
6 A Hard Day's Night Lennon Instrumental 2:06

CreditsEdit

  • Paul McCartney: lead, harmony, and backing vocals, bass guitar (1963 Hofner 500/1), piano; acoustic guitar on "I'll Be Back", cowbell on "You Can't Do That"
  • Ringo Starr: drums tambourine, maracas, cowbell, claves, bongos, congas and African drum

GalleryEdit

References Edit

  1. 100 Greatest British Albums Ever
  2. Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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