294 – The Beatles – Day Tripper (1965)
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Produced by George Martin
Label – Parlophone
Built around Lennon’s scorching riff, the apparently “rushed” Christmas single is a magical example of how McCartney could enhance and improve Lennon’s basic tunes. The catalyst for this classic was Lennon’s first use of LSD and the word play referencing a teasing woman was of course lost in the innocence of the time, camouflaged by an outstanding melody. And don’t forget Ringo’s driving rhythms.