Strummmmm!That dramatic guitar chord that kicks ofA Hard Day's Night(album, song, movie) still jumps right out at you, slaps you in the face, and jump-starts your heart. And you know what? Both the musicandthe film are still as crisp and lively as they … see full wiki
When it comes to straight pop, Paul McCartney writes better--catchier, anyway--than John Lennon. "A Hard Day's Night" is all about straight pop--but most of the songs are Lennon compositions. The result is more pointed than "With the Beatles," which is good, but less exciting than that album or its predecessor. Most exciting are the hits: the title track and "Can't Buy Me Love."
'A Hard Day's Night' is not only a great rock album and great soundtrack, it is rightly regarded as the best of Beatlemania itself. There is enough of the familiar and hidden classics to make this puchase worthwhile. Certainly the title track, "Can't Buy Me Love," "And I Love Her," and "If I Fell" are worthy classics. ("If I Fell" is one of the best of the Beatles' love songs--maybe one of the best love songs period, for that matter.) Rock songs and ballads are masterfully made and mixed on this, … more