500 Greatest Songs of All Time
The Beatles, 'Ticket to Ride'
Writers: John Lennon, Paul McCartney
Producer: George Martin
Released: April '65, Capitol
11 weeks; No. 1
Lennon claimed that this composition of his was the first heavy-metal song. For his part, McCartney played lead guitar. "We almost invented the idea of a new bit of a song on the fade-out," he said of "Ticket." "It was quite radical at the time."
Appears on: Help! (Capitol/Apple)