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A Hard Day's Night
Thebeatlesaharddaysnight
Released 26 June 1964
Recorded January–June 1964
Studio EMI Studios, London
Genre Rock • pop rock
Length 30:13
Label ParlophoneUnited Artists
Producer George Martin
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A Hard Day's Night is the third studio album by English rock band The Beatles. It was first released on 26 June 1964 in the United States by United Artists Records and on 10 July 1964 in the United Kingdom by Parlophone. In contrast to the band's first two albums, all thirteen tracks on the album were written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, showcasing the development of their songwriting talents. The first side of the album contains songs from the soundtrack to the band's film of the same name; it also includes the title track and the previously released "Can't Buy Me Love", both of which became number-one singles in both the UK and the US.

In 2000, Q placed A Hard Day's Night at number 5 on its list of the "100 Greatest British Albums Ever", and in 2003, Rolling Stone placed the album at number 388 on its list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time".

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

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