Help! album artworkWritten by: Harrison
Recorded: 17 February 1965
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

Released: 6 August 1965 (UK), 14 June 1965 (US)

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Help!

Personnel

George Harrison: vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar
John Lennon: acoustic rhythm guitar, electric piano, tambourine
Paul McCartney: vocals, bass guitar, piano
Ringo Starr: drums
George Martin: piano

George Harrison’s second composition for the Help! album, ‘You Like Me Too Much’ was recorded for inclusion in the film of the same name, although it was later relegated to the second, non-soundtrack, half.

Presumably written about his relationship with Pattie Boyd, ‘You Like Me Too Much’ was Harrison’s third song to be recorded by The Beatles, after ‘Don’t Bother Me’ and ‘I Need You’.

In the studio

The Beatles recorded ‘You Like Me Too Much’ during a four-hour session in the evening of 17 February 1965. It took them eight attempts to get right; the backing track had George Harrison on acoustic guitar, John Lennon on tambourine, Paul McCartney on bass guitar, Ringo Starr on drums, and George Martin on Steinway piano during the intro.

Harrison double-tracked his vocals, with McCartney joining in at certain times, and Lennon overdubbed a Hohner Pianet electric piano – an instrument he had also played on ‘The Night Before’, recorded earlier that day. Other overdubs included Harrison’s guitar solo, and McCartney on piano during the solo and coda.