EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘Ticket to Ride’ – The Beatles

What was the number one song in the UK on 22nd April 1965?

The Liverpudlian lads have returned to top spot again, this time with Ticket to Ride, which stayed there for 3 weeks.

Mate.

After, listening to Cliff, The Seekers, a subpar Stones song- Ticket to Ride is more than an improvement. “I’m think I’m gonna be sad, I think it’s today, yeah….” have to be the most memorable opening lyrics for a song ever. There is a new depth to this song compared to earlier Beatles material. A sadness prevails throughout it whilst remaining catchy and even including a contradictory upbeat bridge. As always it’s perfect pop from the lads.

Lyrics

I think I’m gonna be sad
I think it’s today, yeah
The girl that’s driving me mad
Is going away
She’s got a ticket to ride
She’s got a ticket to ride
She’s got a ticket to ride
But she don’t care
She said that living with me
Is bringing her down yeah
For she would never be free
When I was around
She’s got a ticket to ride
She’s got a ticket to ride
She’s got a ticket to ride
But she don’t care
I don’t know why she’s ridin’ so high
She ought to think twice
She ought to do right by me
Before she gets to saying goodbye
She ought to think twice,
She ought to do right by me
I think I’m gonna be sad
I think it’s today yeah
The girl that’s driving me mad
Is going away, yeah
She’s got a ticket to ride
She’s got a ticket to ride
She’s got a ticket to ride
But she don’t care
I don’t know why she’s ridin’ so high
She ought to think twice
She ought to do right by me
Before she gets to saying goodbye
She ought to think twice
She ought to do right by me
She said that living with me
Is bringing her down, yeah
For she would never be free
When I was around
Ah, she’s got a ticket to ride
She’s got a ticket to ride
She’s got a ticket to ride
But she don’t care
My baby don’t care, my baby don’t care
My baby don’t care, my baby don’t care
My baby don’t care, my baby don’t care

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