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We Can Work It Out
by The Beatles
A double A-side alongside "Day Tripper", this I perceived (at the time) as being a little less popular than its companion track. Public opinion music polls seem to have proved me wrong on that. I suppose I have to say then that "Day Tripper" was my personal favourite between the two.

Certainly, the latter was a much more straightforward rocker than today's semi-ballad devoted to a troubled misfiring relationship, whether that be a romantic or working one (it could be either John and Paul arguing as a songwriting pairing, or perhaps John/wife Cynthia or Paul/girlfriend Jane Asher?).

'The Beatles':
:: Paul McCartney's very optimistic words in this song are tempered in the middle by John Lennon's completely realistic and slightly pessimistic lyrical additions, in a rare close collaboration which departed from the usual "my song, your song" format of their writing. ...
:: This release marked the first time in Britain that both tracks on an artist's single had been promoted as joint A-sides - it was recorded during sessions for the band's "Rubber Soul" album. ...
:: For the first time while supporting one of their singles, 'The Beatles' filmed promotional clips for "We Can Work It Out" and "Day Tripper". Subsequently known as the "Intertel Promos", these clips were intended as a way to save the band having to appear in person on popular British TV music shows such as "Ready Steady Go!" and "Top of the Pops".

In #1965 :
:: Senator Everett Dirksen introduced a bill on January 8th to make the marigold the American national flower (it did not pass, and this was the case for countless other occasions when Dirksen championed its suitability for that honour). ...
:: On April 15th this year, novelist and playwright James Baldwin's play "The Amen Corner" premiered at the Ethel Barrymore Theater in New York City. Originally written in 1954, it was produced by the late singer Nat King Cole's wife Maria. (It also inspired a British band name...) ...
:: Guitar maestro Jeff Beck played his first gig with British group 'The Yardbirds' in May 1965, followed by their first US tour in the August. (Three more US tours would take place during Beck's tenure with the band.)

US: No. 1 - UK: No. 1 (also topped the charts in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Republic of Ireland, Netherlands and Sweden)
1965 - Parlophone - Not blocked anywhere
Posted: 15th September 2019
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For a few years in the 1960s, London was the world capital of cool, reflecting all things hip and fashionable which had been growing in the popular British imagination throughout the decade. Music was also a huge part of London's swing - Liverpool had 'The Beatles' and the London sound was a mix of bands like 'The Who', 'The Kinks', the 'Small Faces' and 'The Rolling Stones'. Hopefully, you'll catch a flavour of all this from my posts here.
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