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The Beatles — A Hard Day's Night
Album: A Hard Day's Night
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Released: 1964
Length: 2:27
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It's been a hard day's night
And I've been working like a dog
It's been a hard day's night
I should be sleeping like a log

But when I get home to you
I find the things that you do
Will make me feel all right

You know I work all day
To get you money to buy you things
And it's worth it just to hear you say
You're gonna give me everything

So why on earth should I moan?
'Cause when I get you alone
You know I'll feel okay

When I'm home
Everything seems to be right
When I'm home
Feeling you holding me tight
Tight, yeah

It's been a hard day's night
And I've been working like a dog
It's been a hard day's night
I should be sleeping like a log

But when I get home to you
I find the things that you do
Will make me feel all right
Ow!

So why on earth should I moan?
'Cause when I get you alone
You know I feel okay

When I'm home
Everything seems to be right
When I'm home
Feeling you holding me tight
Tight, yeah

Ooh, it's been a hard day's night
And I've been working like a dog
It's been a hard day's night
I should be sleeping like a log

But when I get home to you
I find the things that you do
Will make me feel all right
You know, I feel all right
You know, I feel all right
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More cow bell.
 TianGongZhong wrote:
Here you can find any information with respect to the iconic opening chord:

The Beatles Bible: The ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ opening chord
 
Awesome. Thank you. : )
Excellent
The Scream before the solo, Beatles trademark
 
 dwhayslett wrote:

That seems totally incorrect.

 
Of course this is a 10 - Maybe not much else is but this one is!  {#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}
 stegokitty wrote:

Because nothing is {#Naughty}

 
That seems totally incorrect.
 BKardon wrote:
How is this not a perfect 10?  Cmon.

 
Because nothing is {#Naughty}
The masters of the 2 minute hit. And many other types of song.
The movie that launched many thousand of music careers. Awesome!!!
 CHuLoYo wrote:

What do you listen in miércoles? 

 
Je Je
The use of this chord for the intro to Get Back on the "LOVE" (along with the drum solo from Abbey Road) was a brilliant mash by the Martin family.
 Skydog wrote:
i only like Beatles on days that end in Y

 
What do you listen in miércoles? 
Just might be my favourite Beatles tune.
 
 pomalley wrote:
I wish I knew that initial chord that starts this song. 

 
Here you can find any information with respect to the iconic opening chord:

https://www.beatlesbible.com/features/hard-days-night-chord/
 
One of their last songs before they smoked pot.
I wish I knew that initial chord that starts this song. 
{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}{#Sunny}
{#Frustrated}
How is this not a perfect 10?  Cmon.
For you trivia  people that was the B-Side of the "A Hard Days Night" single that Bill just played "Things We Said Today"
Nice segue from Cheap Trick—who just got nominated today for the R&R Hall of Fame. 

I'm sure they'd love to join their heroes "The Fab 4" with some enshrinement!

More cowbell !


Needs more cowbell...  

...and if a log sleeps in the forest, does it dream?
 AbileneTexas wrote:

WTF?
 
I know, what is not to like?
 Dazzerb wrote:
PSD .....{#Frustrated}


 
WTF?
 ginniet wrote:

Sorry, but I'm tired of the songs by the early Beatles.  I loved and bought them when they first came out, but they've been played to death over the decades.

{#Wall}

I'm sorry for you really, but for me it's like saying Mozart and Beethoven, i used to love them but they were overplayed so i don't like them anymore !  

 

 Padutarb wrote:
One of the greatest song intros ever!
 
Yup!
One of the greatest song intros ever!
PSD .....{#Frustrated}

Yes it has been today.  {#Cool}
 raga wrote:
Why mankind deserve just one Beatles?

 
I think that the arrival of another band with Beatles level talent would be the swift kick in the butt of the music world that is so desperately needed in this age of auto-tuned crap, American Idol-The Voice shows, and charts dominated by hip-hop, rap, Katy Perrys, Biebers and Timberlakes.

sorry for the long sentence. In a nutshell, it's the only way rock makes itself relevant in the current culture. That's no slight on the many great bands out there currently. Just my wish for another massive talent like the Beatles to come along and change the landscape like they did. 
 Aud wrote:


Don't forget: They broke "Three Minute Rule."
They wrote their own music-as bizarre as that sounds now.
They played their own instruments
They were in on the creation of the record package
They owned their own record company

So unheard of then

 
Well, they really weren't the first to break the "three-minute rule", and not the only ones who did most of the other stuff either, but still...
Just the right amount of cowbell!{#Good-vibes}
GREAT exchange between John and Paul on this song !
yeah yeah now we're talking.. {#Jump}
Just what I needed. Thank you, Bill.
 
there is a russian somwhere voting this as godlike i know it...you are out there!
 ginniet wrote:

Sorry, but I'm tired of the songs by the early Beatles.  I loved and bought them when they first came out, but they've been played to death over the decades.

{#Wall}



 

You're no fun!!

Sorry, but I'm tired of the songs by the early Beatles.  I loved and bought them when they first came out, but they've been played to death over the decades.

{#Wall}


I wish I was sleeping "like a log" right now.
 idiot_wind wrote:
These guys suck. They're ripping off the Foo Fighers and Kid Rock and Jusitn Timberlake. 

 
Too freakin' funny...I can almost agree with you
Play that bass Paul!
 junebaby65 wrote:
I heard of these guys, they might go far.

 
{#Cheers} 
I heard of these guys, they might go far.
 SanFranGayMan wrote:
They broke so much ground throughout their career. From the "frightening" mop tops that freaked parents to "We are more popular than Jesus" Lennon comment to the Acid rock that blew minds open. A pretty rich legacy to leave behind that is actually all around us today, thanks to all the minds they helped blow open in that era.  

 

Don't forget: They broke "Three Minute Rule."
They wrote their own music-as bizarre as that sounds now.
They played their own instruments
They were in on thecreation of the record package
They owned their own record company

So unheard of then
They broke so much ground throughout their career. From the "frightening" mop tops that freaked parents to "We are more popular than Jesus" Lennon comment to the Acid rock that blew minds open. A pretty rich legacy to leave behind that is actually all around us today, thanks to all the minds they helped blow open in that era.  
This!
 

Propayne wrote:
I love early Beatles.

And I love later Beatles.

 


I love early Beatles.

And I love later Beatles.
These guys suck. They're ripping off the Foo Fighers and Kid Rock and Jusitn Timberlake. 
Beatles = Godlike. Always.
Good segue, since the last cut Bill played, Things we said today, was a track on Hard Day's Night.
 raga wrote:
Why mankind deserve just one Beatles?

 
because we are not worthy
Why mankind deserve just one Beatles?
 MJMJ wrote:

Watch Let It Be

 
watching let it be was like watching a really bad, bad marriage disintegrating right before your eyes.  it was too painful, the arguing and bickering, the fact you could see none of them wanted to be there anymore....
it's like watching those old grainy videos of jfk leaving love field - you want to scream through the tv "DONT GO!!!!  STOP!!!  FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, PLEASE DONT GO!!!!!!"

but even through all of the nastiness they still managed to give us some great music from those sessions and then put aside their shit to give us the greatest album of all time - "Abbey Road"
 Lazarus wrote:

Everybody in my multitude of churches loves this classic song...  the same year this album came out, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law in the USA the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964...  the following year the Voting Rights Act was signed into law...

Ku Klux Kourt Kills King's Dream Law, Replaces Voting Rights Act With Katherine Harris Acts
by Greg Palast, today
Truthout

They might as well have burned a cross on Dr. King's grave. The Jim Crow majority on the Supreme Court just took away the vote of millions of Hispanic and African-American voters by wiping away Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965...

 

 
what do you think the NAZI'S have been doing given our government brought 20,000 of the top boys here? then we have the home grown aholes like the Bush Klan , from Prescott on. good Nazis all.
Very nice, indeed!
this song has just the right amount of cow bell!

marvelous song from a marvelous album...
 

Everybody in my multitude of churches loves this classic song...
A great track from what might be the Beatles best album.  This LP is filled with hits - one after another.
 fredriley wrote:

Peace doesn't mean lack of enmity, just that you don't hit each other, and AFAIK the moptops never had fistfights.

This has to be a classic 'beat the intro' number - one chord and you know what the song is. Shame it's been played gadzillions of times on radio over the last 4 decades.


 

Yeah, well, they also preached love, for a while at least.  But eventually all hypocrisy will be brought to light.
 bseib wrote:
The first chord of "A Hard Day's Night"....  https://plus.google.com/u/0/118379104848811713953/posts/jLXtznc7jEs
 
I have heard that several times before and what great fun to hear Randy Bachman break it down into it's multiple parts. It is further proof that the Beatles were brilliant.
 zigzag wrote:
Still has an urgent energy ... 
 
 
Well put!
{#Notworthy}
My first Beatles album. Wow!
Still has an urgent energy in spite of its general "acoustic-ness".

Love McCartney's bridge. It's hard to believe he was ever capable of such succinct rock brevity. Particularly when one considers the mess he made of his input to "Free As A Bird".

 
 Cynaera wrote:

This is just about the coolest thing I've heard in years!  I didn't know about Vinyl Tap before, but I suspect that if there's a way to upload the podcasts, I'll be loading a truckload of them onto my MP3 player.  I love how Randy Bachman embraces the music - not just the tune or lyrics, but the whole technical and historical aspect. So much fun... Him describing his first guitar (particle-board and lipstick-tube pickups!) and then playing it - that ol' guitar sounds pretty darned good, even after so many years.

Thanks for sharing this, PJB - I owe you.

 
As keller1 said...  we miss you so much Cynaera...

 
 bseib wrote:
The first chord of "A Hard Day's Night"....  https://plus.google.com/u/0/118379104848811713953/posts/jLXtznc7jEs
 
That was great!  Thanks.

Need more Beatles on RP


Still fresh after all these years.
The first chord of "A Hard Day's Night"....  https://plus.google.com/u/0/118379104848811713953/posts/jLXtznc7jEs
for me today has been a really Hards day night...{#Notworthy}
 indypaul wrote:


Why does everyone blame Yoko and Linda gets off scot free?
 
Watch Let It Be
 keller1 wrote:

We miss you baby.
 
True.  Feels like I lost a family member.  It's not the same around here no more.  The comment board will never be the same.
 Cynaera wrote:

This is just about the coolest thing I've heard in years!  I didn't know about Vinyl Tap before, but I suspect that if there's a way to upload the podcasts, I'll be loading a truckload of them onto my MP3 player.  I love how Randy Bachman embraces the music - not just the tune or lyrics, but the whole technical and historical aspect. So much fun... Him describing his first guitar (particle-board and lipstick-tube pickups!) and then playing it - that ol' guitar sounds pretty darned good, even after so many years.

Thanks for sharing this, PJB - I owe you.

 
We miss you baby.
The end and the beginning-before the Beatles popular music was Percy Faith and Perry Como-I give them 10's because of the world they opened up for me and all the dopes of my generation-they said so much in a sparse time period it just cried out for acceptance!     {#Cheers}


This song puts a spring in my step this summer day...

 
 Proclivities wrote:
 PA1749 wrote:
I love the Beatles, but I could never understand how they could preach peace and not forgive each other.
 
Peace and Forgiveness can be very different things.

 
I just saw the movie "Hard Day's Night", for which the Beatles wrote the song for. I recommend it.

I also saw the first part of their "Beatles Anthology" DVD, which I also recommend. In it, George Harrison admits, "We were very tight". It is also clear from from the film, that they have put all the ill feelings behind them and forgiven each other (before Harrison and Lennon passed away).

As for peace:

1) Violence discredits (the other)
2) Violence begets more violence
3) Loop back to 1

The only way to break out of the cycle of hatred and violence is by not being hateful or violent yourself in step two, in other words, forgiving others. I think the Beatles have demonstrated to us how to practice what they have preached.
 gjr wrote:

it was that bitch yoko
 

Why does everyone blame Yoko and Linda gets off scot free?


This song puts a spring in my step this spring day...

 
 PA1749 wrote:
I love the Beatles, but I could never understand how they could preach peace and not forgive each other.
 
it was that bitch yoko
AAAAggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LMAO Nice one Bill/Rebecca (the follow on from Mary Mcaslin 'Things We Said Today') {#Daisy}


 dw wrote:
Now you're talkin"!!!!{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}
 
OMG - I'm old!!!  But still rockin'!!{#Dancingbanana_2}
Now you're talkin"!!!!{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}


Everybody in my hotel room kicked off their shoes and be dancing...  love it...
 
 megaboogieman wrote:
Everybody in a prison cell sang along to this song
 
Did Romeotuma's gang get into trouble...?
 peter_james_bond wrote:

Randy Bachman explains how that chord was created on one of the episodes of his radio show:

Go here: https://www.cbc.ca/vinyltap/episodes/

and scroll down to the September 11, 2010 Part 2 episode. Hit the play button and move the scroll bar to 30 minutes 23 seconds. He gets so excited when he talks about how he found about about the chord, and when he and his band recreate the chord on stage...it is pretty cool.
 
Wow! It was two guitars and one note on the bass. No wonder I—nor anyone I knew—couldn't figure it out. Thanks for this.

Everybody in a prison cell sang along to this song
 PA1749 wrote:
I love the Beatles, but I could never understand how they could preach peace and not forgive each other.
 
Peace doesn't mean lack of enmity, just that you don't hit each other, and AFAIK the moptops never had fistfights.

This has to be a classic 'beat the intro' number - one chord and you know what the song is. Shame it's been played gadzillions of times on radio over the last 4 decades.

Number one on my birthday. Hoo-ha!


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
 PA1749 wrote:
I love the Beatles, but I could never understand how they could preach peace and not forgive each other.
 
Peace and Forgiveness can be very different things.

 megaboogieman wrote:
Beatles Forever!
 

I agree!  Love this song...
 
Beatles Forever!
The movie was a blast,can't remember just how long I had to wait for the LP,but it was way too long ! The "Love version" is also a blast !

Rocked my world as a little girl, and rocks my world now that I'm....ah....more mature.
 PA1749 wrote:
I love the Beatles, but I could never understand how they could preach peace and not forgive each other.
 

I think they were getting into creativity power battles.  E.g., George went off and did a 3 record LP.  Still a real shame, and I think they did "come together" in later years. 

I love the Beatles, but I could never understand how they could preach peace and not forgive each other.
Still holds up.
 peter_james_bond wrote:

Randy Bachman explains how that chord was created on one of the episodes of his radio show:

Go here: https://www.cbc.ca/vinyltap/episodes/

and scroll down to the September 11, 2010 Part 2 episode. Hit the play button and move the scroll bar to 30 minutes 23 seconds. He gets so excited when he talks about how he found about about the chord, and when he and his band recreate the chord on stage...it is pretty cool.
 
This is just about the coolest thing I've heard in years!  I didn't know about Vinyl Tap before, but I suspect that if there's a way to upload the podcasts, I'll be loading a truckload of them onto my MP3 player.  I love how Randy Bachman embraces the music - not just the tune or lyrics, but the whole technical and historical aspect. So much fun... Him describing his first guitar (particle-board and lipstick-tube pickups!) and then playing it - that ol' guitar sounds pretty darned good, even after so many years.

Thanks for sharing this, PJB - I owe you.

 peter_james_bond wrote:

Randy Bachman explains how that chord was created on one of the episodes of his radio show:

Go here: https://www.cbc.ca/vinyltap/episodes/

and scroll down to the September 11, 2010 Part 2 episode. Hit the play button and move the scroll bar to 30 minutes 23 seconds. He gets so excited when he talks about how he found about about the chord, and when he and his band recreate the chord on stage...it is pretty cool.
 
Wow - very cool. And great rendition of the tune following the story and the deconstruction of the chord. Thanks for the link!

Run boys, run!
I can only assume that the 12 people that rated this a 1 had their fingers twitch on them and clicked on it by accident.
 

 Sasha2001 wrote:
I heard The Beatles were nothing more then a cheap rip-off of the very innovative and successful American quartet known as The Monkeys.
 
Trolling...   Ha ha ha!
Love the movie, too.
I heard The Beatles were nothing more then a cheap rip-off of the very innovative and successful American quartet known as The Monkeys.
When I used to watch the Beatles cartoon on Saturday mornings, "A Hard Day's Night" always started with that open guitar chord. I don't think I've heard that chord start this song since then (mid-1960s). Nice to hear it again!


 romeotuma wrote:


Now we be shagging...  love it...

 
 

to this? Very impressive...
 photolew wrote:
A classic that has stood the test of time!!!!
 


RP rules. & cowbells r good too
A classic that has stood the test of time!!!!
I can almost hear Johnny saying:  "Give us a kiss, love!"

 
calypsus_1 wrote:

John Lennon by =TerryXart
©2005-2010 =TerryXart

Since I haven't posted anything in awhile, I thought I would post this pencil portrait I did of John Lennon a while ago. The reference was a screen cap from A Hard Day's Night. I always loved this scene with John. Once again, my scanner read the texture of the paper more than the soft shading, so it looks a little rough. Looking at this drawing makes me sad sometimes. I'm a huge Beatles fan and I still remember the day he was killed like it was yesterday. And then the loss of George.....yeah, I'm a sentimental sap. Well I hope you like the drawing.


 

 cohifi wrote:
Most Excellent!  I don't recall hearing Ringo play cowbell before.  Another fine set of music, too!
 
Yeah, that's George on the cowbell.
Genius. Just genius.
 kurtster wrote:
The opening chord ALWAYS stops me in my tracks and I immediately smile.
 
Randy Bachman explains how that chord was created on one of the episodes of his radio show:

Go here: https://www.cbc.ca/vinyltap/episodes/

and scroll down to the September 11, 2010 Part 2 episode. Hit the play button and move the scroll bar to 30 minutes 23 seconds. He gets so excited when he talks about how he found about about the chord, and when he and his band recreate the chord on stage...it is pretty cool.


 johnjconn wrote:
Sounds like the Ruttles
 
And yet...it's not
I finally saw this movie for the first time last week. Some great music. And the rest of the movie... well, there was really great music.


If you can't name this tune on the first chord, you should not be allowed to write any musical criticism on RP.  Just a thought......