A Hard Day's Night

Label
RE Musik und Media
Release date
8 Jul 2014
Running length
13 tracks
Running time
29:35

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 A Hard Day's Night 2:28 666,218
2 I Should Have Known Better 2:40 293,821
3 If I Feel 2:17 5,519
4 I'm Happy Just to Dance with You 1:54 254,953
5 And I Love Her 2:27 463,859
6 Tell Me Why 2:05 252,208
7 Can't Buy Me Love 2:11 688,046
8 Any Time at All 2:10 258,519
9 I'll Cry Instead 1:43 237,974
10 Things We Said Today 2:34 262,724
11 When I Get Home 2:14 226,947
12 You Can't Do That 2:33 251,251
13 I'll Be Back 2:19 259,495

About this album

A Hard Day’s Night is the third studio album by The Beatles, released on 10 July 1964 as the soundtrack to their film A Hard Day’s Night. The American version of the album was released two weeks earlier, on 26 June 1964 by United Artists Records, with a different track listing. It was eventually replaced by the original United Kingdom version with its first release on CD and LP re-release in 1987.

While showcasing the development of the band’s songwriting talents, the album sticks to the basic rock and roll instrumentation and song format. The album contains some of their most famous songs, including the title track, with its distinct, instantly recognisable opening chord,and the previously released “Can’t Buy Me Love”; both were transatlantic number-one singles for the band.

The title of the album was the accidental creation of drummer Ringo Starr.According to Lennon in a 1980 interview with Playboy magazine: “I was going home in the car and Dick Lester suggested the title, ‘Hard Day’s Night’ from something Ringo had said. I had used it in ‘In His Own Write’, but it was an off-the-cuff remark by Ringo. You know, one of those malapropisms. A Ringo-ism, where he said it not to be funny… just said it. So Dick Lester said, ‘We are going to use that title.’”

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  • MisterJunior

    TLDR version: Best Pop act of all time's best Pop album = best album.

    24 Jul 5:32am Reply
  • MisterJunior

    I say it's their best album, period. No qualifiers needed. If you accept them as what they are -- the best Pop group of all time -- and don't get hung up on their status as "innovators," this is the obvious choice for best record, as it's a perfect Pop album. Even if you do view them as fearless innovators, is "innovation" their defining trait? I say no, and at the very least they're not the MOST innovative band that ever was. Their defining characteristic and strong suit is pop songwriting. With that being the case none of their other albums matches this one for sheer catchiness, number of hooks, hummable melodies, memorable choruses, etc. You could maybe argue that "When I Get Home" is a bit of a dud, but most pop bands would kill for a song that good. It's also worth mentioning that this album represented the massive step of writing every song present. If you want to praise them as innovators, how about THAT as an innovation? It wasn't done at the time in Pop.

    24 Jul 5:30am Reply
  • VadiushaKomarov

    rating 9.5/10

    23 Jun 6:07am Reply
  • Venus_de_Milo

    Best early Beatles album. [4]

    16 Jan 1:11am Reply
  • VultureNation

    Best pre-Rubber Soul album!

    27 Dec 2014 Reply
  • MCIS

    Best Beatles album period. It' my favorite at least. :) I think that post Help Beatles overall are more fantastic than pre Help for sure, and definitely higher highs song-wise – but album-wise, this one is my favorite. Pop rock perfection.

    22 Sep 2014 Reply
  • LoveisInfinite

    a dream pop cover https://soundcloud.com/latarnie-montpellier/and-i-love-her-the-beatles Latarnie Montpellier - And I Love Her (The Beatles cover)

    7 Sep 2014 Reply
  • SpankThru23

    Best, and easily, the best Beatles album with a blue cover.

    19 Aug 2014 Reply
  • dmorris91

    Easily their best pre-Help album.

    27 Jul 2014 Reply
  • moisesbs3008

    fifty years!!!!!!!!!!

    10 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Frank_War

    50 years! And it still rocks!!!

    10 Jul 2014 Reply
  • HW-DiEnd

    Best Beatles album for sure.No words could describe such a masterpiece [2]

    4 Mar 2014 Reply
  • alveseduardo

    <3333

    20 Oct 2013 Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    I adore this record

    14 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Hasen_Papa

    Best early Beatles album. [3]

    20 Sep 2013 Reply
  • EgonHeptalux

    no words could describe such a masterpiece

    13 Mar 2013 Reply
  • doowniwevets

    Track list is messed up. [5]

    5 Jan 2013 Reply
  • nowhere_man2112

    Best early Beatles album. [2]

    25 Dec 2012 Reply
  • fank19

    Best early Beatles album.

    28 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Nakkinak

    IMO Best Beatles album until Rubber Soul [2]

    25 Oct 2012 Reply
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