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Australian singles charts:
I Should Have Known Better / If I Fell, released in Australia as a double A-side record, entered the Kent charts on 22 August 1964 and was a #1 hit. The record was #6 on the Top 100 of 1964. Songs 1 to 5 on the Top 100 of 1964 were also by The Beatles.
I Should Have Known Better and If I Fell are both on A Hard Day’s Night which entered the Kent album charts on 9 January 1965 and was a #1 hit album.
I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER
IF I FELL
BONUS CLIP BELOW – A Hard Day’s Night movie trailer
Wikipedia – I Should Have Known Better:
I Should Have Known Better was one of several songs written and recorded specifically for the Beatles’ debut movie, A Hard Day’s Night. The harmonica-driven arrangement by the group was similar to Frank Ifield’s recording of The Wayward Wind, a hit in 1963.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Should_Have_Known_Better
Wikipedia – If I Fell:
If I Fell first appeared in 1964 on the album A Hard Day’s Night. Lennon and McCartney shared a single microphone “for their Everly Brothers-like close harmonies”.
If I Fell was a part of the Beatles repertoire during their US and Canadian tour in 1964. The group typically performed the song faster than the studio version, and Lennon and McCartney often sang it with barely suppressed laughter. On more than one occasion it was introduced as “If I Fell Over”.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If_I_Fell
I Should Have Known Better is also on our Spotify playlist Bang a Gong – the 60s
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I Should Have Known Better and If I Fell were included in The Beatles’ feature film debut, A Hard Day’s Night, described as one of the greatest rock-and-roll comedy adventures ever.
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