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.”