Beatles-Cember: “Love Me Do” and “She Loves You”

Posted: December 2, 2013 by Sam in Music
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The BeatlesWhy not do a bit of a month-long theme, eh? Not content to deal with just the holidays, the whole month of December, I plan on devoting some time to probably my favorite band of all time: The Beatles. After reviewing Vivek Tiwary and Andrew Robinson’s The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story, I started thinking about that inevitable article where I give you my Top 20, because only choosing ten songs wouldn’t do the band justice. And since December 26th marks the 50th anniversary of the release of “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” the first #1 hit for The Beatles in the United States that ushered in the British Invasion, I thought I’d devote one song a day, culminating in my Top 20 at the end of the month from the songs featured. There will probably be other articles popping up about various movies, parodies, and the cultural influence of the Fab Four, too.

Sound good? I’ll take your silence as a sign of approval. And since I missed the first of the month, you get double the mop-top fun!

Okay, first up is “Love Me Do”. The first song to feature John Lennon on harmonica, it’s very much in the style of The Everly Brothers, especially when Lennon and McCartney harmonize on the word “please”.

Next is “She Loves You”, a song that actually breaks the standard song-writing perspective when McCartney made the tune into a third-party plea from one person to another.


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