The Beatles Song Of The Day: “I’ll Cry Instead”


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The Beatles Song Of The Day is “I’ll Cry Instead.” “I’ll Cry Instead” is song 2 on side 2 of “A Hard Day’s Night.” John Lennon wrote this song. John Lennon: double-tracked vocal and acoustic rhythm guitar/ Paul McCartney: bass guitar/ George Harrison: lead guitar/ Ringo Starr: drums and tambourine. “I’ll Cry Instead” was recorded on June 1st, 1964 at Abbey Road. Producer: George Martin

Rating of “I’ll Cry Instead” on a scale of 1 to 5 stars ***1/2

  • John wrote the song for the breakout scene in the movie “A Hard Day’s Night” but director Richard Lester went with “Can’t Buy Me Love” instead.
  • John would say that “I’ll Cry Instead” was autobiographical. That the line “I’ve got a chip on my shoulder that’s bigger than my feet” is exactly how he felt at that time.
  • The song was released as a single in the United States peaking at…

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