Issued as a single in April , it became the Beatles' seventh consecutive number 1 hit in the United Kingdom and their third consecutive number 1 hit and sixth in total in the United States, and similarly topped national charts in Canada, Australia and Ireland. The song was included on their album Help! Recorded at EMI Studios in London in February that year, the track marked a progression in the Beatles' work through the incorporation of drone and harder-sounding instrumentation relative to their previous releases. Among music critics, Ian MacDonald describes the song as "psychologically deeper than anything the Beatles had recorded before" and "extraordinary for its time". Live performances by the band were included in the Beatles at Shea Stadium concert film, on the live album documenting their concerts at the Hollywood Bowl , and on the Anthology 2 box set. In , "Ticket to Ride" was covered by the Carpenters , whose version peaked at number 54 on the Billboard Hot The song is written in the key of A major. The structure of the composition is in an expanded variation of the AABA pop song format , with eight bars of verse and eight bars of chorus forming the A section, and a nine-bar primary bridge forming the B section. The song's coda features a change of tempo. In the case of "Ticket to Ride", the section consists of a repeated refrain similar to the last line of the chorus "My baby don't care" , played over a constant A major chord and set to the double-time rhythm used in the bridge.
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Well, this post has come about because of the plethora of snow images that seem to have come my way this week. Yesterday morning we had the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics which are taking place this time in South Korea. A spectacle of a show as expected with technology playing a large part in the proceedings. I can hardly believe however that there is to be a joint Team Korea at these games.
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Name another band that has released a cover of a Beatles classic as their debut 45 and then had the audacity to name their debut album after the same song? Listen to Ticket To Ride right now. It remains the least well-known of their albums, and certainly one of the most underrated.