Single release: We Can Work It Out, Day Tripper
Lennon had argued in favour of releasing Day Tripper as the A-side and We Can Work It Out as the B-side, contrary to the majority opinion. To please both sides the band released their first double A-sided single.
The single was released in the US three days later on December 6th; topping the charts on both sides of the Atlantic. It reached the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 on January 8th 1966. It was also the Beatles' best selling single since Can't Buy Me Love.
We Can Work It Out/Day Tripper was the last of a run of six number one US singles in a row.
Personnel - We Can Work It Out
- Paul McCartney – double-trackedvocal, bass
- John Lennon – harmony vocal, acousticrhythm guitar, harmonium
- Ringo Starr – drums, tambourine
- George Martin – producer
- Norman Smith – engineer