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Encyclopedia > I Should Have Known Better
"I Should Have Known Better"
"I Should Have Known Better" cover
Single by The Beatles
from the album A Hard Day's Night
A-side(s) "Yesterday"
Released March 8, 1976
Format vinyl record (7", 12")
Recorded Abbey Road Studios
February 25–26, 1964
Genre Pop
Length 02:44
Label Capitol Records (US)
Parlophone/EMI (UK)
Writer(s) Paul McCartney/John Lennon
Producer(s) George Martin
Peak chart positions
The Beatles singles chronology
"Let it Be"
(1970)
------
"Can't Buy Me Love"
(1964)
"Yesterday"
(UK-1975)
---
"A Hard Day's Night"
(US-1964)
"Back in the USSR"
(1976)
------
"I'll Cry Instead"
(1964)
A Hard Day's Night track listing
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 "

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Parlophone is a record label which was founded in Germany prior to World War I by the Carl Lindstrom Company. ... The EMI Group (LSE: EMI) is a British music company comprising of the major record company EMI Music which operates several labels, based in Kensington in London, England, and EMI Music Publishing, based in New York. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... The songwriting credit Lennon/McCartney appears on all Beatles songs that were written by John Lennon and/or Paul McCartney. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... For other uses, see George Martin (disambiguation). ... // A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... The CHUM CHART was a ranking of Top 40 songs on CHUM 1050 AM, from 1957 to 1986, and was the longest-running Top 40 chart in the world. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The Media Control Charts are the official music charts in Germany. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Let It Be track listing Dig It (5) Let It Be (6) Maggie Mae (7) Let It Be is a song written by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon/McCartney), released by The Beatles as a single in March 1970 and later the same year as the title track of their... Cant Buy Me Love is the name of a song written by Paul McCartney (although credited to Lennon-McCartney) and released by The Beatles on the A side of their fifth British single, Cant Buy Me Love/You Cant Do That. ... Look up yesterday in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A Hard Days Night is a 1964 hit song written by John Lennon and credited (as were all their songs) to John Lennon and Paul McCartney, performed by English band The Beatles and produced by George Martin. ... Back in the U.S.S.R. is a song by The Beatles written by Paul McCartney (John Lennon shares songwriting credits), and which opens the double-disc album The Beatles (a. ... Ill Cry Instead is a song by The Beatles from their album A Hard Days Night. ... A Hard Days Night by the Beatles (side 1) - Parlophone yellow and black label A Hard Days Night is the third album by The Beatles, released in the UK on 10 July 1964 as the soundtrack to their first film of the same name. ... A Hard Days Night is a 1964 hit song written by John Lennon and credited (as were all their songs) to John Lennon and Paul McCartney, performed by English band The Beatles and produced by George Martin. ... If I Fell is a song by the Beatles which first appeared on the 1964 album A Hard Days Night. ... Im Happy Just to Dance With You is a song by the Beatles on A Hard Days Night. ... And I Love Her is a song by The Beatles and is the fifth track on their third album, A Hard Days Night. ... Tell Me Why is a song by The Beatles from their album A Hard Days Night. ... Cant Buy Me Love is the name of a song written by Paul McCartney (although credited to Lennon-McCartney) and released by The Beatles on the A side of their fifth British single, Cant Buy Me Love/You Cant Do That. ... Any Time At All is a song by The Beatles from their album A Hard Days Night. ... Ill Cry Instead is a song by The Beatles from their album A Hard Days Night. ... A Hard Days Night track listing Side one A Hard Days Night I Should Have Known Better If I Fell Im Happy Just to Dance with You And I Love Her Tell Me Why Cant Buy Me Love Side two Any Time at All Ill... When I Get Home is a song by The Beatles from their album A Hard Days Night. ... You Cant Do That is a song by The Beatles credited to Lennon & McCartney and released as the B-side of the single Cant Buy Me Love, and also included on the UK album A Hard Days Night and the US album The Beatles Second Album. ... Ill Be Back is a song by The Beatles which closes their album A Hard Days Night. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... The songwriting credit Lennon/McCartney appears on all Beatles songs that were written by John Lennon and/or Paul McCartney without the aid of the other two Beatles, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... A Hard Days Night by the Beatles (side 1) - Parlophone yellow and black label A Hard Days Night is the third album by The Beatles, released in the UK on 10 July 1964 as the soundtrack to their first film of the same name. ... In film formats, the soundtrack is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... A Hard Days Night (1964) is a British comedy film originally released by United Artists, written by Alun Owen and starring The Beatles during the height of Beatlemania. ...


"I Should Have Known Better" is basically an early imitation of American singer and songwriter Bob Dylan.[3] In January 1964, during a three-week engagement at the Olympia Theatre in Paris, the Beatles acquired his albums Bob Dylan and Freewheelin' Bob Dylan and began playing them continuously. American journalist Al Aronowitz introduced them to Dylan when the Beatles visited New York in February 1964, and Dylan subsequently became a big influence on the group, especially Lennon, who even started wearing a copycat Huckleberry Finn cap.[4] Paul McCartney said Dylan's songs were "great lyrically,"[5] and Lennon credited Dylan with inspiring him to write more meaningful lyrics.[6] This article is about the recording artist. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Bob Dylan is the eponymous debut album from American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. ... The Freewheelin Bob Dylan, released May 27, 1963, was folk musician Bob Dylans second LP. This release established him as a songwriter of premier importance. ... Alfred Gilbert Aronowitz (May 20, 1920-August 1, 2005) was an American rock journalist best known for introducing Bob Dylan and The Beatles in 1964. ... “NY” redirects here. ... Huckleberry Finn is the protagonist of Mark Twains famous book, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ...


Lennon's harmonica playing opens the track, the last occasion the Beatles were to feature the instrument on an intro ("I´m a Loser", recorded 14 August 1964, has a harmonica solo) and thus drawing a line under a significant era of their music. The song's middle sixteen section features George Harrison's brand new Rickenbacker 12 string guitar.[3] In music, the introduction is a passage or section which opens a movement or a separate piece. ... Im a Loser is a song by The Beatles originally released on Beatles for Sale (on Beatles 65 in the US). ... is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... Mod revivalist band The Jams Bruce Foxton (left) on a Rickenbacker bass and Paul Weller on a Rickenbacker guitar Rickenbacker International Corporation, also known as Rickenbacker (IPA pronunciation: ) [1]), is an electric guitar manufacturer, notable for having invented the first electric guitar during the 1930s. ...

Contents

Recording

The first recording session for the song was on 25 February 1964 at Abbey Road Studios when three takes were attempted, but only one was complete. Take 2 was aborted when Lennon broke into hysterics over his harmonica playing. The song was re-recorded the next day after making some changes to the arrangement.[7] is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article needs cleanup. ... In music, an arrangement refers either to a rewriting of a piece of existing music with additional new material or to a fleshing-out of a compositional sketch, such as a lead sheet. ...


The mono and stereo versions have slightly different harmonica introductions. In the stereo version, the harmonica drops out briefly.[8] Label for 1. ... This article is about the spacecraft and the mission. ...


Release

United Kingdom

In the UK, "I Should Have Known Better" was on A Hard Day's Night and released on 10 July 1964. It was not released as a single at that time. In 1976, it was released as a B-side to "Yesterday".[9][10] A Hard Days Night by the Beatles (side 1) - Parlophone yellow and black label A Hard Days Night is the third album by The Beatles, released in the UK on 10 July 1964 as the soundtrack to their first film of the same name. ... (Redirected from 10 July) July 10 is the 191st day (192nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 174 days remaining. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... See also: 1970s in music. ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ... Music sample Yesterday ( file info) Problems? See media help. ...


United States

In the U.S., "I Should Have Known Better" was released on 13 July 1964 as the B-side to "A Hard Day's Night."[11][12] As part of the movie contract, United Artists acquired album rights for the American market.[13] They released a soundtrack album on 26 June 1964 with 8 Beatle songs and 4 instrumentals. "I Should Have Known Better" was performed in the film, and it appears on the soundtrack. Capitol Records released Something New a month later with songs from the UK-version of A Hard Day's Night that were not used in the film and other material. "I Should Have Known Better" did not appear on a Capitol album until five years later on the Hey Jude compilation album.[12] Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... A Hard Days Night is a 1964 hit song written by John Lennon and credited (as were all their songs) to John Lennon and Paul McCartney, performed by English band The Beatles and produced by George Martin. ... The current United Artists logo (a variant was used during the 1980s). ... is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... A Hard Days Night by the Beatles (side 1) - Parlophone yellow and black label A Hard Days Night is the third album by The Beatles, released in the UK on 10 July 1964 as the soundtrack to their first film of the same name. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... Something New was the Beatles third Capitol release, but fifth American album following the UA release of A Hard Days Night. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... Music sample Hey Jude ( file info) Problems? See media help. ... A compilation album is an album (music or spoken-word) featuring tracks from one or multiple recording artists, often culled from a variety of sources (such as studio albums, live albums, singles, demos and outtakes. ...


Continental Europe

"I Should Have Known Better" was released as a single in a number of continental European countries, including West Germany where it reached number 6 [1] and Norway, where it reached number 1 [2] Continental Europe, also referred to as mainland Europe or simply the Continent, is the continent of Europe, explicitly excluding European islands and, at times, peninsulas. ...


Credits

  • John Lennon — vocal, acoustic rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Paul McCartney — bass guitar
  • George Harrison — 12-string lead guitar
  • Ringo Starr — drums
Credits per Ian MacDonald[3]

Richard Starkey Jr, MBE (born 7 July 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an Academy Award and Grammy Award winning English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the drummer of The Beatles. ... Ian MacCormick (October 3, 1948 – August 20, 2003), who wrote under the pseudonym Ian MacDonald, was a British music critic and author, best known for his detailed history of The Beatles. ...

Cover versions

Green Day later reworked the song as "Hold On" on their album Warning:. It was also played live on the Late Show with David Letterman in 1996 when Starr was a guest on the show. The song was also covered by The Beach Boys in 1965. This article is about the band Green Day. ... Warning: is the 6th full length album by Green Day. ... The Late Show with David Letterman is a multiple Emmy Award-winning hour-long weeknight comedy talk show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... First formed in 1961, The Beach Boys are an American rock and roll band that gained popularity for their close vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a California youth culture of surfing, girls and cars. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ...


Notes

  1. ^ Sheff, David (2000). All We Are Saying: The Last Major Interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono. New York: St. Martin's Press, 194. ISBN 0-312-25464-4. 
  2. ^ Miles, Barry (1997). Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now. New York: Henry Holt & Company, 164. ISBN 0-8050-5249-6. 
  3. ^ a b c MacDonald, Ian (1994). Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 85. ISBN 0-8050-2780-7. 
  4. ^ Harry, Bill (2000). The Beatles Encyclopedia: Revised and Updated. London: Virgin Publishing, 357-359. ISBN 0-7535-0481-2. 
  5. ^ Miles, Barry (1997). Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now, 195. 
  6. ^ Sheff, David (2000). All We Are Saying, 179. 
  7. ^ Lewisohn, Mark (1988). The Beatles Recording Sessions. New York: Harmony Books, 39-40. ISBN 0-517-57066-1. 
  8. ^ Cross, Craig (2005). The Beatles: Day-by-Day, Song-by-Song, Record-by-Record. Lincoln, NE: iUniverse, Inc., 384. ISBN 0-595-34663-4. 
  9. ^ Cross, Craig (2005). The Beatles: Day-by-Day, Song-by-Song, Record-by-Record, 592. 
  10. ^ Lewisohn, Mark (1988). The Beatles Recording Sessions, 200. 
  11. ^ Cross, Craig (2005). The Beatles: Day-by-Day, Song-by-Song, Record-by-Record, 530-531. 
  12. ^ a b Lewisohn, Mark (1988 pages=201). The Beatles Recording Sessions. 
  13. ^ Harry, Bill (2000). The Beatles Encyclopedia, 483-484. 

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