So How Come (No One Loves Me)

Live At The BBC album artworkWritten by: Felice Bryant
Recorded: 10 July 1963
Producer: Terry Henebery

Released: 30 November 1994 (UK), 5 December 1994 (US)

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

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George Harrison took lead vocals on this BBC recording of So How Come (No One Loves Me), previously an Everly Brothers LP track from 1960.

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It first appeared on the duo's fourth album, A Date With The Everly Brothers, which was a top 10 hit in the UK and US.

The Beatles' version of So How Come (No One Loves Me) was taped for the sixth edition of the Pop Go The Beatles radio show, on 10 July 1963. It was was recorded at the Aeolian Hall, London, and first broadcast on 23 July.

Lyrics

They say that everyone wants someone
So how come no one wants me?

Then they say that everyone needs someone
So how come no one needs me?

Well if you wonder who the loneliest creatures in the world can be
Well they're the ugly ducklings, the little black sheep and me

They say that everyone loves someone
So how come no one loves me?

Well if you wonder who the loneliest creatures in the world can be
Well they're the ugly ducklings, the little black sheep and me

They say that everyone loves someone
So how come no one loves me?
So how come no one loves me?
So how come no one loves me?

3 responses on “So How Come (No One Loves Me)

  1. southpawcom

    Doesn’t this track actually feature the rarity of John (lower part) and George (higher) singing 2-part harmonies throughout?

    John’s vocals are unmistakable, in that he uses the affectation of intentionally slurring the sibilant on the word, “say,” in the line “They say that everyone…” He slurs it to sound like, “They shay that everyone…” His most familiar uses of the device were on “Misery” (“Shend her back to me….”) and “I Want To Hold Your Hand” (“I think you’ll undershtand….” ..”shay that shomething…”), but there are others from the same 1962-63 time period.

    I’ve always wondered if John was trying to imitate another singer, or just cutting up in his way. But it’s the sort of thing that would have grown tiresome to others in a band, so perhaps the other Beatles asked him to stop, which he seemed to have done by 1964.

  2. Dan L

    Recorded at the Aeolian Hall… that must be where they learned to do those fabled “Aeolian cadences!”
    Anyhow, such a charming cover, however light-weight. I love when the band comes to a halt, and then, “Uh-huh.”

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