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She Loves You single - United Kingdom

Written by: Lennon-McCartney
Recorded: 1 July 1963
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

Released: 23 August 1963 (UK), 16 September 1963 (US)

John Lennon: vocals, rhythm guitar
Paul McCartney: vocals, bass
George Harrison: lead guitar, vocals
Ringo Starr: drums

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She Loves You was the first song I ever heard in which it seemed that the singer was speaking directly to me. Somehow this caused a physical reaction in a 10 year old that was akin to being high (naturally or otherwise). I received the Beatles second album as a gift from a cool aunt and having She Loves You to hear every day was like owning treasure. Up until then I could only hear the song on my tiny transistor radio that I had bought for $0.25 at a garage sale. Sometimes I'd turn on the radio and only hear the last 15 or 20 seconds of the song and then not hear it again for weeks. It was so frustrating! Once I had that album I listened to the song every day. This one time I was already in the family car getting ready to drive 400 miles to visit the grandparents. Suddenly I realized I hadn't listened to She Loves You yet. I made an excuse to use the restroom and ran in for a quick listen. The uplifting feelings that listen generated lasted the whole day. I've read too much analysis of all things Fab to pretend that I can separate that knowledge from what went on in a child's mind. I'm sure it has a lot to do with the premise (hey sigh - she loves YOU) and the delivery (she told me what to say-yeaaa!). I'm drawn to the lines Pride can hurt you too, Apologize to her but that sentiment probably went over my head then. I think my initial attraction to the Beatles and this song is the thought that 4 men would beat on drums, strum guitars, sing and shout, and write a song that became my very own.

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^^Thank yez for the lovely heartwarming Beatleloving post, SB a-hard-days-night-george-9 heart *goes to listen to She Loves You

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<and then there was snippage> This one time I was already in the family car getting ready to drive 400 miles to visit the grandparents. Suddenly I realized I hadn't listened to She Loves You yet. I made an excuse to use the restroom and ran in for a quick listen. The uplifting feelings that listen generated lasted the whole day. <and the editors came to take you awayyy> 

Oh, yes, I can't count the number of times I was obsessed with a song, and stole away to give it a listen, and commenced to walk upon clouds for the rest of the day. (It was usually a Harrisong ahdn_george_06

Some things don't change, do they? a-hard-days-night-paul-7 

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Yes, SG! Where would we be without our music a-hard-days-night-paul-7?

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Great story, sb! It's from a time when kids had to rely on their imaginations. I could probably tell dozens like it and I cherish them all.

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'Without a song or a dance, where are we, so I say Thank You For The Music...' a-hard-days-night-george-9 

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Great story. Music must have been even more appreciated then because you had to actually buy it to hear it when you wanted. Great historical lesson too! I love those little bits of information. It's a song with a simple statement yet powerful message--which is why all ages have taken to them.

Love that song. @Beatlebug. 

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Want to hear my "mad" theory about She Loves You ? Could some of the lyrics of She Loves You have been subconsciously inspired by the Bob Wooler incident?

The reason I say so is that it was six days previously i.e before writing commenced, that Lennon was ordered by Epstein to send an apology by telegram to Wooler. The telegram was sent 20th June 1963 and they began She Loves you on 26th June at Turk's Hotel in Newcastle.

Check out the lyrics:

"You know it's up to you
I think it's only fair
Pride can hurt you too
Apologize to her"

Also..

She said you hurt her so
She almost lost her mind (Lennon actually said he was out of his mind)
And now she says she knows
You're not the hurting kind

The whole theme of the song is of reconciliation. I think the fact that the events were so close and that it really shook Lennon up (he said he thought he was close to killing Wooler) it can't be coincidence. Or perhaps McCartney wrote those words in the third person with the events in mind.

I'm not saying they set out to consciously write about it or that the song is about Bob Wooler but that the events subconsciously influenced some lyrics. I did message Mark Lewisohn about this and but he might think it's just another mad theory...and maybe it is.

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Interesting theory, Leppo. It is fun to think about. Was it just a coincidence or did John draw from what he said to Wooler and turn it into a song about young love lost/recovered? It wouldn't be the only example of John masking a real life situation by turning it into a fictional story told in song ('She Said She Said ' leaps to mind). 

Have the contents of the telegram, even partially, ever been published? I am trying to remember if I have a book that divluges them. That would tell the tale, I'm sure. It would be cool if ML responded to your inquiry.

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Leppo said
The reason I say so is that it was six days previously i.e before writing commenced, that Lennon was ordered by Epstein to send an apology by telegram to Wooler. The telegram was sent 20th June 1963 and they began She Loves you on 26th June at Turk's Hotel in Newcastle.

If that's really when the song was written, that is ...

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I still don't know how they fit all those Bands into a tiny little radio!!!! a-hard-days-night-john-3

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Bongo said
I still don't know how they fit all those Bands into a tiny little radio!!!! a-hard-days-night-john-3  

Well, the band members aren't as big as they look in pictures, you know, there's an optical illusion going on. They're really quite small.

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6 April 2017
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They were still bigger than Jesus, though. They do say people were smaller 2,000 years ago. a-hard-days-night-george-4

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This is the song of the day today and I thought it would be cool to discuss Beatles songs on their day.

This is a cool song.  I really like how it gets a little call back in All You Need Is Love .

I think this song shows the difference in experience of Beatlemania for England and the US.

I think the England experience roughly mirrors how the Beatles were progressing themselves.  They started out playing clubs and getting better and more popular, until they got a recording contract.  Then they released singles that got progressively more successful, Love Me Do , Please Please Me , From Me To You , and She Loves You . There was Beatlemania, but you worked up to it.

In the US all of those singles got basically no air time because they weren't able to get distributed by Capitol, and when I Want To Hold Your Hand came out it seems like there was all at once crazyness.

Not sure what point I want to make here, other than a hit like She Loves You being held back in the US because it wasn't supported by the right people.

Also I wasn't there, so I can't say for sure that's how things went, but it seems very probable.

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In my very humble opinion, this song is repetition in a short pop song done right. While I will admit that this isn't my favorite Beatles number one hit (and to be honest, one of my bottom picks), I do think that the chorus is well done as far as repetitive pop songs are concerned.

My main argument for this reason is that somehow, John and Paul manage to repeat the verse: She loves you, yeah, yeah without trading off any organic feeling during the chorus. A lot of modern pop songs (in my opinion, of course), fail in this aspect where the repeating chorus does nothing but make the chorus sounds too repetitive and mechanical, a looping track of sorts, with a small additional overdub in the final chorus chant. A good example is "Despacito" released by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee in the year 2017. Whilst the chorus sounds rather good in the first time, by the second and final chant it sounds rather unchanging and mechanical, and becomes rather boring by then.  

Compare this with John and Paul's vocals on "She Loves You ", where you can feel the raw emotion of wanting and need for a certain girl. Perhaps it's also George Martin's studio wizardry at work or simply the Fab Four being the Fab Four, but the technicalities of the song production does not trade off but rather elevate the organic feeling for the song. 

Again, this is just my humble (and possibility baseless) opinion on the subject of the song mentioned. Feel free to disagree on why my comparison is baseless in reality, and "Despacito" is better than whatever the Beatles produced in their discography.

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Feel free to disagree on why my comparison is baseless in reality, and "Despacito" is better than whatever the Beatles produced in their discography.  

I very much doubt anyone here would argue that 'Despacito' (or any other modern pop song) is better than anything the Beatles produced. a-hard-days-night-john-6 Thanks for sharing, @CakeMaestor, and cool idea @Kaniffee john-lennon-salute_gif

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This was one of the songs that got me into the Beatles all those years ago (pun intended). The innocence and the happiness of it, with the little drumroll at the beginning makes it one of my favorite early Beatles songs. The little bounce Paul  always did while performing it is really cute, too.

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This is my dad’s favorite Beatles song. 

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This is a great one to sing with a friend, since the upper harmony is pretty easy to figure out. I also love the concept of the song; the idea that the narrator isn't actually part of the couple the song is focused on but rather an intermediary between them is very creative, particularly for 1963. 

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I don’t think it’s possible to replicate the same energy this recording has. Truly a moment in time.

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