Talk:Ticket to Ride

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Is it just me or is this song in A 435 or at least slightly tuned down? AdamBiswanger1 03:06, 3 September 2006 (UTC)

Title of the song[edit]

What happened to the theory that it was originally called "Ticket to Rye"? Where'd "Ticket to Ryde" come from? Gordon P. Hemsley 16:13, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

God damn I feel young[edit]

I'm confused, did albums consist of -multiple- vinyl records? Records appear to only have 2 songs, one on each side, but an album has over a dozen songs.

Albums play music beacuse a needle hits bumbs and ridges along the groove (I'm not exactally an expert). Adding songs to a side is possble simlpy by condensing the space between the grooves, so instead of one song taking up a whole album side, many song (up to 6 or so?) fade into one another with short pauses in between. 22:54, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Albums are called LPs, and are 12" in diameter versus 7" for 45s. LPs also play at 33 RPMs, while 45s play at 45 RPMs —Preceding unsigned comment added by Muchachos (talkcontribs) 16:51, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

First heavy metal song[edit]

Yeah, right. There is nothing whatsoever metal-like about the song, even by 1965 standards. The Kinks, for example, did a much heavier song in 1964, "You Really Got Me." I'm pretty sure that when Lennon made this remark, he was kidding. He also may have been expressing his rivalry with McCartney, who did a genuine proto-metal song, "Helter Skelter". marbeh raglaim 15:01, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

I've certainly heard of Helter Skelter being one of the first, if not the first metal song, but as for Ticket to ride, that's ridiculous. And before we even dispute this claim, we should at least find out if Lennon really did say that. AdamBiswanger1 15:46, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

The article has a pretty specific citation to an interview with Lennon, so I'm pretty sure he did make the remark. I'm not saying it shouldn't be in the article, though I did remove a sentence that claimed Lennon's remark was accurate. (The claim was both POV and false.) marbeh raglaim 18:26, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

well, we should get our fingers on ozzy, then we would know the answer ;) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:27, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

You guys, I have the Rolling Stones magazine, the one with the 500 top songs in history, and it's written there that John said that... I'm quite sure they have sources (talk) 21:11, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Lennon, in the infamous two-part Rolling Stone interview at the end of 1970, referred to the song as "heavy", not heavy metal. A lot of music in the late 60s - early 70s was referred to as "heavy", eg 'In-a-Gadda-da-Vida', 'White Room', etc, but that term should not be construed as meaning the same thing as "heavy metal". Radiopathy •talk• 21:16, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Yes, Ticket to Ride sounds nothing like heavy metal. I agree. C.Syde (talk | contribs) 01:06, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

"The way Ringo played the drums"...[edit]

Although I would refer to myself as some sort of Beatles expert, it wasn't until just now I realized what John meant when he used this phrase. At first, I thought it meant that John regarded Paul's contribution to the creative process as being of no greater value than Ringo's(meaning: very small value, indeed.), but what he's doing is crediting Paul with the rhythm pattern(obvious, isn't it?).

Still, McCartney recalls it was co-written, and gives Lennon 60% of it.-- (talk) 08:57, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

I very much like the way Ringo plays the drums in that song. Someone the Person (talk) 04:14, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

By 'creative process' I mean writing.-- (talk) 03:07, 9 March 2009 (UTC)

Meaning of "ticket to ride" section[edit]

The unsourced entries in this section should be deleted. I'm going to do so but wanted to give some notice here so other editors would have a chance to add citations first. — John Cardinal (talk) 17:38, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

I accept this meaning: "a phrase coined by Lennon about the cards indicating a clean bill of health, handed out to Hamburg prostitutes in the 1960s (Don Short to Steve Turner)[4] (the Beatles played in Hamburg early in their musical career, and "ride/riding" being slang for having sex)." Homecoffee (talk) 03:59, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

Update: I have removed the unsourced entries and edited the content from a list to a paragraph of prose. — John Cardinal (talk) 12:32, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

paul on lead guitar?????[edit]

when was that dicovered, isn't that book years old, and it never appeared here before, i also never heard of that before, and especially since they NEVER played songs live where george hasn't played the lead in the studio, for example on you can't do that lennon played his solo live, and i can't think of this information being right now dsicvoered on a book that is some years old, were the pages glued together or what. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:00, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

Top of the Pops performance[edit]

The article says that the only footage of the mime performance of Ticket to Ride is a 15 second clip on Doctor Who however YouTube has the full clip of the mime: —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:09, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

That's a promo film they made, not the Top of the Pops performance.--Pawnkingthree (talk) 12:35, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

John's guitar[edit]

I couldn't find any reference on the wikipedia page for Rickenbacker to a 325 12 string model. If such a thing ever existed and John did play it on this song, the cross reference should exist. Bwanab (talk) 02:09, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

FWIW, Rickenbacker made a one-off 12 string version of the 325 for Lennon in 1964; he plays it on 'Every Little Thing', and there is a citation for it out there somewhere, but I can't comment about 'Ticket to Ride'. Radiopathy •talk• 03:12, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

wrong fact[edit]

I know this not a big deal or anything like that just this line "The song features a coda with a different tempo that extends the song's length past three minutes, the first Beatles single ever to do so", She's A Woman was released as a single in late 1964 and it is 3 minutes and 4 seconds. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jongudni (talkcontribs) 03:07, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

UK chart facts[edit]

Wikipedia in general follows the OCC (Official Charts Company) chart which is follows Record Retailer. Thus "Please Please Me" was not a number one, making Ticket To Ride their 7th number one (the first 6 being: From Me To You, She Loves You, I Want To Hold Your Hand, Can't Buy Me Love, A Hard Days Night, I Feel Fine). And it was not an "instant" number one, i.e. it did not enter the chart at #1. It entered at #11 and climbed to #1 on its second week. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:47, 29 May 2016 (UTC)

August 25/26 edits[edit]

Phew! I did some copious editing on this page today - much of it undoing what I'd done! I was thrown by most of the references in the article not being in what I understood to be the standard Wikipedia format, & I made an effort to migrate all of these non-standard references to standard format before cluing in in to how the format I was unfamiliar with operated. I then reverted the article to the edition directly before my first edit, & after replacing new info I'd added earlier - updating the Carpenters' version/ adding Other Versions - I saved the article. As far as I know the references are all now formatted as they were prior to my first edit of the day.--Cherrylimerickey (talk) 03:18, 26 August 2015 (UTC)


I would ask the editor Caden not to keep reverting to his or her preferred way of organizing the page without discussion. If anyone want to justify their preference, then please do it in the discussion page, as well as at the project talk page at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Songs or here. The background to the song such as composition would apply to all versions, not just the original and/or best-known version. It would be best to keep them as a separate main section. It is how all song articles should be organized, and having a cover would not change the fact. Hzh (talk) 23:14, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

And I would ask that you stop reverting to your preferred version. I explained myself to you weeks ago but you never explained your preferred version and you never showed any rules or guidelines to support your way. Caden cool 23:17, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
I'm afraid you did not explain anything. The talk page of Song Project is notable by your refusal to contribute or explain. An article needed to be organized in a coherent way. The background of a song, such as its composition, would be applicable to all version, it would make no sense to put it under one version. This is also the point made about this article by another editor JG66. You have chosen not answer the points raised, therefore you cannot now claim that you have answered or explained. The point about discussion is that you should contribute to an on-going discussion. Hzh (talk) 23:41, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
Yes I did explain to you several times on the "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" talk page, where I also told you that I have nothing more to say to you. Now stop stalking me. I'm sick of it. Caden cool 23:46, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
On Talk:You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', all you did is to assert that the article should focus on all versions. The point is that the background to the song would be applicable to all versions, not just one. Your organization implies that the background to the song is only valid for one version. You did not answer this point. Please note that per WP:DISPUTE, discussion is integral to any dispute resolution. If you refuse to discuss the issue, and simply keep using revert as a weapon, then nothing will progress, and the issue will be taken up elsewhere. Hzh (talk) 23:59, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
@User:Hzh. Could you please point me to these so called policies and guidelines at WP:SONGCOVER and at WP:SONG that supports your preferred versions on all of the articles you reverted me on, during your busy time of stalking me and my edits? Thanks. Caden cool 20:05, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

@User:Hzh why haven't you kicked up a fuss regarding the word “version” over at The Tide Is High and I'll Be There (The Jackson 5 song)? I do not see you at either of those two talk pages nor do I see you edit warring over these two articles over the use of the word “version.” I wonder why? Oh wait, I know why. It's because I never edited those pages and since you are only interested in stalking my edits,harassing me, and reverting my work, you ignored “Tide Is High” and “I'll Be There”. You were aware of both articles as far back as March 13 when I linked both articles in a post on your talk page. Yet you never bothered to be distruptive at those articles, nor did you say a single word on its talk pages either. How interesting. And you claim you are not stalking me? Yeah right! Caden cool 16:14, 2 May 2016 (UTC)