Guide to the Songs and Instruments Featured on The Beatles' 'A Hard Day's Night' Album

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gtrsteve

I wish they hadn't used "Can't Buy Me Love" so much and used "When I Get Home" or "I'll Cry Instead", in place of "Can't Buy Me Love" twice. I also wish they had included "You Can't Do That" in the movie. It's a great song and one of the few that John solos on, even though you wouldn't see him play the solo. He had an agreement not to be filmed doing solos. He was afraid he'd bugger it up if he knew they had a camera on him. Unfortunately, "You Can't Do That" was only used on the outtake reel. Also, if this had been a different kind of movie, "She Loves You" would've been a great theme song. Speaking of "She Loves You", I am pretty sure it was originally called "She Loved You". I remember seeing that title on an earlier single somewhere. If you listen closely, you'll hear them sing 'she loved you' more often than 'she loves you' during the song but I don't think the fans were listening to the exact words very closely back then so it became "She Loves You".

Truett Garner

I was 11 years old the summer of '64. Believe me, ANY Beatles guitar solo was complex way back then!You really had to be there to grasp the impact they've had on guitar playing in the ensuing four decades.

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mediatoon

I believe "I Should Have Known Better" stands up to any Beatles song from that era. I agree that the Rickenbacker solo wasn't very complex, but it certainly fit in well with the uptempo, light-hearted feel of the song.

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gtrsteve

I agree. "I Should Have Known Better" fit perfectly as did George's solo. Any other attempted fancy or complex solo would've been too much.

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woznyc

I totally agree, "I Should Have Known Better" is joyous and catchy as hell. If there's one song on this album that's a little on the weak side, I'd have to go with "When I Get Home".

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