|Single by the Beatles|
|A-side||"We Can Work It Out" (double A-side)|
|Released||3 December 1965|
|Recorded||16 October 1965|
|The Beatles UK singles chronology|
|The Beatles US singles chronology|
"Day Tripper" is a song by English rock band the Beatles. It was released as a double A-side single with "We Can Work it Out" on 3 December 1965. This was at the same time as the band's album Rubber Soul. It was written mainly by John Lennon, but was listed as Lennon–McCartney. It was part of the first double A-side in the United Kingdom. "Day Tripper"/"We Can Work it Out" was the 7th highest selling single of the 1960s in the United Kingdom. The main part of the song is a guitar riff that Lennon wrote. He got the idea for this riff from Bobby Parker's song "Watch Your Step".
References[change | change source]
- Terence J. O'Grady (1 May 1983). The Beatles: A Musical Evolution. Twayne Publishers. p. 78. ISBN 978-0-8057-9453-3.
- Everett 2001, p. 316.
- Hutchins, Chris (4 December 1965). "Music Capitals of the World". Billboard. p. 26.
- "Ken Dodd 'third best-selling artist of 1960s'". BBC News. 1 June 2010. Retrieved 7 September 2020.
- Riley 2002, pp. 172–73.
- Pollack, Alan W. (6 March 2000) [21 June 1989]. "Notes on 'Day Tripper'". Soundscapes. Retrieved 15 October 2020.
- Ingham 2006, p. 186.
Sources[change | change source]
- Everett, Walter (2001). The Beatles as Musicians: The Quarry Men through Rubber Soul. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-514105-9.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
- Riley, Tim (2002) . Tell Me Why – The Beatles: Album by Album, Song by Song, the Sixties and After. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press. ISBN 978-0-306-81120-3.
- Ingham, Chris (2006). The Rough Guide to the Beatles. London: Rough Guides. ISBN 978-1-84353-720-5.