"A Hard Day's Night" was the third album by The Beatles, released in the UK on 10 July 1964 as the soundtrack to their first film of the same name. The album was released on 26 June 1964 in the U.S. by United Artists Records with a slightly different tracklisting (see the American release section of this article).
It is notable as the first Beatles album to feature entirely original compositions (and the only one with a song catalogue credited entirely to Lennon-McCartney). Some of the more famous songs on the album include the title track (with its distinct, instantly recognizable opening chord), and the catchy "Tell Me Why" and "Can't Buy Me Love", the latter of which was also a transatlantic number one single for the band. It also features "And I Love Her", the first of Paul McCartney's distinctive and popular ballads. The album and film are said to portray the classic image of the Beatles, as it was released at the height of Beatlemania.