Drive My Car
- John Lennon – lead vocal, backing vocal
- Paul McCartney – lead vocal, piano, lead guitar
- George Harrison – harmony vocal, bass guitar, rhythm guitar
- Ringo Starr – drums, cowbell, tambourine
Drive My Car was composed by Paul McCartney. John Lennon worked with Paul on the lyrics and probably was the one who came up with the basic lyrical concept. It is the opening track of the album Rubber Soul, released in the UK in December, 1965 and in the US in June of 1966. The song is "light" in that it deals with a girl who is planning on being famous, and offers the male narrator a job as her chauffeur. The only issue is that she doesn't have a car yet, but adds that finding a driver is a good start for her voyage to fame. Curiously, McCartney plays lead guitar on the track (though the riffs were probably conceived by Harrison), and George plays bass, doubling the riffs an octave below. George was influenced by Otis Redding's strong bass sound (as in his song, Respect), and this makes this song stronger in the low end than any previous Beatles recording.
October 13, 1965 in 4 takes.