Help!, The Beatles, 9/4/65, 3 weeks at #1
Riffage 7, Rhythm 6, Fills 6, Solo 0; Total Guitar Score: 19
The Beatles return with lots of cool guitar—a riff made up of sixteenth notes, great rhythm strumming and nicely executed fills that serve the song well. Everything but a solo!
The above is an excerpt from Volume 3 of “Number One with an AXE!”, a song-by-song look at the guitar’s role in all of America’s #1 Billboard hits.