BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #114: “A HARD DAY’S NIGHT”- THE BEATLES- AUGUST 1, 1964

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Billboard #1 Hits: #114: “A Hard Day’s Night”- The Beatles. August 1, 1964. #1 for 2 weeks.

  • Single: “A Hard Day’s Night”- The Beatles
  • Record Company- Capitol
  • Genre: Rock and Roll
  • Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
  • Time: 2:32
  • B-side: “I Should Have Known Better”
  • Album- A Hard Day’s Night
  • Grade: A+
  • Peaked at #1 2 weeks. Also #1 on the UK Singles Chart, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Sweden.

The title track of the movie and soundtrack album- “A Hard Day’s Night” became The Beatles 5th #1 hit in the US in 1964 [one more to go in 1964} Written mostly by John Lennon with a little help from Paul McCartney- the title was inspired by an off the cuff remark Ringo Starr had said- a Ringo-ism. With “A Hard Day’s Night” it was the first time that an artist held down the #1 single and #1 album chart at the same time in both the United States and United Kingdom at the same time- it wouldn’t happen again until Simon and Garfunkel did it in 1970 with “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”

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