Hans Hot 100 Beatles Songs: #99 : ‘No Reply’- One of four songs from Beatles For Sale to crack my Hot 100. The Lennon- McCartney song which was the opening track on the album- was written mainly by John Lennon. Lennon originally gave it to another artist managed by Brian Epstein, Tommy Quickly but he didn’t use it. What the hell was he thinking? You ever hear of Tommy Quickly? John began working on the song while on holiday in Tahiti in May 1964- and finished it up when he returned to London- with some assistance from Paul. Ringo doesn’t appear on this track he had been hospitalized on that day- Paul filled in on the drums.