Ticket To Ride
The Beatles
Beatles 1965 Ticket To Ride 45

I think I'm gonna be sad
I think it's today, yeah
The girl that's driving me mad
Is going away

Peak Chart Position
  • No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1965 for one week
  • Hot 100 chart debut: April 24, 1965
  • from the album Help! (1965)
  • ranks #394 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • the first Beatles song in which Paul McCartney was featured on lead guitar (McCartney played both bass and lead guitar including the legendary opening riff)
  • on the record:
       John Lennon- lead vocal, rhythm guitar
       Paul McCartney- bass, lead guitar, harmony vocal
       George Harrison- lead guitar
       Ringo Starr- drums, tambourine, handclaps
  • written primarily by John Lennon, credited to Lennon/McCartney
  • in a 1980 interview, Lennon claimed the song as his: "That's me, one of the earliest heavy-metal records. Paul's contribution was the way Ringo played the drums."
  • produced by George Martin
  • recorded February 15, 1965 at Abbey Road Studios, London 
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