The Beatles Song Of The Day: “Ticket To Ride”

The Beatles Song Of The Day is”Ticket To Ride.” “Ticket To Ride” was the first Beatles song released in the year 1965- another banner year for The Beatles. “Ticket To Ride” was the A-side of the single-the b-side was “Yes It Is.” “Ticket To Ride” would hit #1 in both the United Kingdom and the United States. The song was written by John Lennon-who was continuing his hot streak of songwriting from 1964 where he was the dominate Beatles. John would claim this as one of the first heavy-metal records ever made. John would also say that Paul’s contribution to the song was the way Ringo played the drums. The song was originally intended for a Beatles movie follow up to “A Hard Day’s Night” called “Eight Arms To Hold You’ which eventually became “Help.” This record sounds great. This song was the stepping stone to the 1966 classic album “Revolver” It would have fit right in. Was this the first Beatles drug influenced song? This is also the first Beatles song to break the 3 minute barrier. John Lennon: double-tracked vocal and rhythm guitar/ Paul McCartney: harmony vocal, bass guitar, and lead guitar/ George Harrison: harmony vocal and rhythm guitar/ Ringo Starr: drums, tambourine and handclaps. The song was recorded on February 15th,1965 at Abbey Road. Producer:George Martin

Rating “Ticket To Ride” on a scale of 1 to 5 stars ***** a classic.

  • On the day The Beatles recorded “Ticket To Ride’-John passed his drivers test.
  • Rolling Stone Magazine has “Ticket To Ride” at #17 on their “The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs” list. Spignesi and Lewis have it ranked #29 on their “100 Best Beatles Songs” list. I tend to think Rolling Stone has it right.
  • Length of song- 3:10.
  • While John claimed all Paul had to do with the song is -Ringo’s drumming- Paul says it was a song that he and John worked on together.

Ticket To Ride {Lennon-McCartney}

I think I’m gonna be sad I think it’s today, yeah
The girl that’s driving me mad Is going away
She’s got a ticket to ride
She’s got a ticket to ride
She’s got a ticket to ride
But she don’t care
She said that living with me
Is bringing her down, yeah
For she would never be free
When I was around
She’s got a ticket to ride
She’s got a ticket to ride
She’s got a ticket to ride
But she don’t care
I don’t know why she’s riding so high
She ought to think twice
She ought to do right by me
Before she gets to saying goodbye
She ought to think twice
She ought to do right by me
I think I’m gonna be sad I think it’s today, yeah
The girl that’s driving me mad Is going away, yeah
Oh, she’s got a ticket to ride
She’s got a ticket to ride
She’s got a ticket to ride
But she don’t care
I don’t know why she’s riding so high
She ought to think twice
She ought to do right by me
Before she gets to saying goodbye
She ought to think twice
She ought to do right by me
She said that living with me
Is bringing her down, yeah
For she would never be free
When I was around
Ah, she’s got a ticket to ride
She’s got a ticket to ride
She’s got a ticket to ride
But she don’t care
My baby don’t care, my baby don’t care
My baby don’t care, my baby don’t care
My baby don’t care, my baby don’t care (fade out)
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