Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: The Beatles – Day Tripper

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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.

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2 responses to “Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: The Beatles – Day Tripper

  1. Nice call on the unheralded Ringo Starr – he had some vital contributions, the snare hit on “he drew first and shot” from Rocky Raccoon being among my favourites!

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