1964-07-10 hard-days-night

A Hard Day's Night is the title of The Beatle's third studio album, released in the UK on 10 July 1964. Side one contained songs from the soundtrack of the film of the same name, while side two featured six new recordings not featured in the film. The film had received its world premiere on Monday 06 July 1964.

The album had advance orders of over 250,000 and reached number one on 25 July 1964, where it remained for an 21 consecutive weeks. In all it spent 38 weeks in the UK charts, and by the end of 1964 had sold more than 600,000 copies.

A Hard Day's Night was The Beatles' first album to consist solely of original material, and would become their only release to consist solely of songs written by Lennon-McCartney.


  • original Parlophone LP, PMC 1230 (mono), PMCS 1230 (stereo)
1964-07-10 hard-days-night back

Side One

  1. A Hard Day's Night
  2. I Should Have Known Better
  3. If I Fell
  4. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
  5. And I Love Her
  6. Tell Me Why
  7. Can't Buy Me Love

Side Two

  1. Any Time At All
  2. I'll Cry Instead
  3. Things We Said Today
  4. When I Get Home
  5. You Can't Do That
  6. I'll Be Back

US release

A different version of the album was released in the USA on 26 June 1964. As with most of The Beatles' US releases, the tracklisting was different from the UK version and it contained just the songs featured in the film, with four orchestral pieces performed by The George Martin Orchestra.

Hard Days Night US


  • original United Artists LP, UAS 6366

Side One

  1. A Hard Day's Night
  2. Tell Me Why
  3. I'll Cry Instead
  4. I Should Have Known Better (orchestral instrumental)
  5. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
  6. And I Love Her (orchestral instrumental)

Side Two

  1. I Should Have Known Better
  2. If I Fell
  3. And I Love Her
  4. Ringo's Theme (This Boy) (orchestral instrumental)
  5. Can't Buy Me Love
  6. A Hard Day's Night (orchestral instrumental)


  • UK and US albums in CD collection

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