C.x (itsjustc) wrote,

65 years of UK Christmas No1s - 1965

The Beatles - Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out

"Day Tripper" is a song by the Beatles, It was recorded on 16 October 1965 and released as a double A-side single with "We Can Work It Out". Both songs were recorded during the sessions for the Rubber Soul album. The single topped the UK Singles Chart and the song peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in January 1966.

John Lennon wrote much of the music and most of the lyrics, while Paul McCartney worked on the verses. Lennon later cited Bobby Parker's 1961 song "Watch Your Step" as his inspiration for the famous guitar riff.

"We Can Work It Out" is written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon. It was released as a "double A-sided" single with "Day Tripper", the first time both sides of a single were so designated in an initial release.

The Beatles recorded "We Can Work It Out" on 20 October 1965, four days after its accompanying single track, with an overdub session on 29 October. They spent nearly 11 hours on the song, by far the longest expenditure of studio time up to that point.

Although the single was marketed as the first "double A-side," airplay and point-of-sale requests soon proved "We Can Work It Out" to be more popular, and it reached No. 1 on both sides of the Atlantic.

"We Can Work It Out" was the last of six number one singles in a row on the American charts, a record at the time. The song became the band's 11th number one, accomplished in just under two years time.

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