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A Hard Day's Night

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The British release

A Hard Day's Night was The Beatles' third album, released in 1964 as the soundtrack to their first film of the same name.

The album, whilst showcasing the development of the band's songwriting talents, sticks to the basic rock and roll instrumentation and song format. Some of the more notable songs on the album include the title track (with its distinct, instantly recognizable opening chord), and the catchy "Can't Buy Me Love". It also features "And I Love Her", the first of what would become many popular McCartney ballads.

The title of the album (and film) was the accidental creation of drummer Ringo Starr. The band had begun filming the motion picture while it was still without a title. After one particularly rough day of shooting, Starr emerged from the studio (thinking it was still daytime) and said "It's been a hard day's..." (noticing that it was now dark outside) "... night."

Track listing

All tracks written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

Side One

  1. "A Hard Day's Night" SAMPLE (104k)
  2. "I Should Have Known Better"
  3. "If I Fell"
  4. "I'm Happy Just to Dance With You"
  5. "And I Love Her" SAMPLE (163k)
  6. "Tell Me Why"
  7. "Can't Buy Me Love" SAMPLE (121k)

Side Two

  1. "Any Time At All"
  2. "I'll Cry Instead"
  3. "Things We Said Today"
  4. "When I Get Home"
  5. "You Can't Do That"
  6. "I'll Be Back"

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The American release

The United States version of the album was released on June 26, 1964 by United Artists and contained the seven songs from the film ("A Hard Day's Night", "Tell Me Why", "I'm Happy Just To Dance With You", "I Should Have Known Better", "If I Fell", "And I Love Her", "Can't Buy Me Love"), plus "I'll Cry Instead." The American version also included four instrumental versions of Lennon and McCartney songs by George Martin. ("I Should Have Known Better" (instrumental), "And I Love Her" (instrumental), "Ringo's Theme (This Boy)" (instrumental) and "A Hard Day's Night" (instrumental).)

See also

External links

  • Album Lyrics (http://beatles-lyrics.org/a_hard_days_night/)
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