The Beatles Song Of The Day:”Day Tripper”

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The Beatles Song Of The Day is “Day Tripper.” “Day Tripper” was one side of the fantastic Double A sided single with ‘We Can Work It Out.” John Lennon wrote most of the song with a little help from Paul McCartney. This is one great rock and roll song. John and Paul both said it was a ‘forced composition” to come up with a new single. “Day Tripper” hit #1 in the United Kingdom and #5 in the United States. The song was written after The Beatles had started to take LSD. John wanted to reflect the influence of the growing drug culture within a Beatles song. John said it ‘was just a rock and roll song, Day trippers are people who go on a day trip right? Usually on a ferryboat or something. But the song was kind of ..you’re just a weekend hippie. Get it? John Lennon:double-tracked vocal, rhythm…

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9 responses to “The Beatles Song Of The Day:”Day Tripper”

  1. Keith Richards is, of course, the king of riffs…but John came up with some great ones. Day Tripper, I Feel Fine, Yer Blues…my favorite is And Your Bird Can Sing. That riff is not easy and I don’t see how he came up with that.

    • One of my favorite non-hit songs by The Beatles- kind of gets lost among all the other great songs they did but I’ve always love that one.

  2. The story Joe Walsh told about that song is fantastic. He said it took him a couple of weeks to learn and it was a pain but he finally got it. Later on when he met Ringo…Ringo told him that George and Paul or John double-tracked it on guitar….so Joe was playing both parts at the same time.

  3. I always heard it was about Marianne Faithfull and Mick Jagger…but then I heard it was about a comment Frank Sintra said.

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