We Can Work It Out – The Beatles

THIS DAY IN MUSIC……………………………on January 7th of 1966 The Beatles’ “We Can Work It Out” is awarded a Gold record, two days before it begins a three week reign at Billboard’s number one spot. It had entered the US chart on December 18, 1965 and stayed on the Hot 100 for 12 weeks. Paul McCartney wrote this about his girlfriend, an actress named Jane Asher. They split for good in 1968. The Beatles recorded this specifically for release as a single at two quick sessions while they were making the Rubber Soul album in October 1965. When it was released as a single backed with “Day Tripper,” debate raged over which was the A-side. Most pop groups put B-sides on their singles that were far inferior, but The Beatles often came out with 45s containing two great songs. John Lennon sang the “life is very short” part (which he also wrote); McCartney sang the rest. The song also topped the UK singles Chart.