US single releases: And I Love Her, I’ll Cry Instead

Two Beatles singles were released in the USA on 20 July 1964 day by Capitol – an unusual move, but one calculated to cash in on the public’s insatiable appetite for Beatles products.

‘And I Love Her’ was issued as Capitol 5235, with ‘If I Fell’ as its b-side. Both songs were on the United Artists soundtrack LP A Hard Day’s Night, which was released the previous month. The single reached number 12 in the Billboard chart.

‘I’ll Cry Instead’ had ‘I’m Happy Just To Dance With You’ on the b-side, and was issued as Capitol 5234. Although the lead song was written for the film, it was left out by director Richard Lester.

The single version of ‘I’ll Cry Instead’ was also slightly longer than the UK version, lasting 2’09” rather than 1’49”. The difference was caused by the repetition of the first verse prior to the second middle eight. This version can also be heard on the mono version of the US album Something New.

Last updated: 1 July 2022
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