Beatles single “Ticket to Ride” was released on Capitol records today, 54 years ago. Written by John Lennon and credited by both Lennon and Paul McCartney, the song quickly became the band’s seventh consecutive number 1 hit in the United Kingdom and their third consecutive number 1 hit in the United States. As stated by the single’s label, the song was from the film ‘Eight Arms to Hold You’ (the original name for the movie ‘Help!’). Well-known music critic, Ian MacDonald, described the song as “psychologically deeper than anything the Beatles had recorded before” and “extraordinary for its time”. The Carpenters covered the song and 1969 and managed to peak at #54 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their version.