- John Lennon – double-tracked lead vocal, acoustic rhythm guitar, handclaps
- Paul McCartney – harmony vocal, bass guitar, handclaps
- George Harrison – acoustic rhythm guitar, handclaps
- Ringo Starr – drums, handclaps
- George Martin – producer, piano
No Reply is the lead-off song on the Beatles' fourth album, Beatles For Sale. It is a Lennon composition, written hurriedly in May of 1964 when John was on vacation in Tahiti with his wife, Cynthia and George Harrison and his girlfriend. Recorded in June, originally for A Hard Day's Night, the song was deferred for the hastily-prepared fourth album. Like the last three tracks of the previous album, this song features McCartney playing a cowbell. It is written in a style reminiscent of the Rays' 1957 hit, Silhouettes on the Chaise, but with a dark, moody tone. There is no intro; rather the song (and the album) commence with John's solo voice. This was a first for the Beatles, and the song has always struck fans as an odd choice for the lead-off song. The theme of lost love continues in the next two tracks as well, all of them Lennon compositions.
Demo recorded on June 3, 1964 at Abbey Road. Cuts for the album were completed on September 30, 1964 in 9 takes. Lennon's lead vocals are double-tracked.