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The Beatles: “A Hard Day’s Night”

The Hook: Ringo had a way with with words.

Album: A Hard Day’s Night

Year: 1964

Writers: John Lennon and Paul McCartney

Stats: Topped the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks.

Background: Although John Lennon wrote the lyrics, it’s Ringo Starr who’s credited with coming up with the title phrase, “A Hard Day’s Night.” George Harrison remembered how it happened.

Beatles guitarist George Harrison on the origin of the title “A Hard Day’s Night.” OC:…quite instantly. :18

“Ringo, he was good with coming up with things like that. It’s just a slip of the tongue, really. You know, he said, ‘It’s been a hard day’s night,’ you know, when we’d been doing a gig, driving and doing all that stuff, and he just said it. And we’d all fall around on the floor ’cause Ringo would say these things quite instantly.”

The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night

The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night