Please Please Me

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Please Please Me
Studio album by The Beatles
Released 22 March 1963
Recorded 11 September 1962, 26 November 1962, 11 and 20 February 1963; Abbey Road Studios, London, England
Genre Rock, rock and roll, pop
Length 32:45
Language English
Label Parlophone
Producer George Martin
The Beatles chronology
Please Please Me
(1963)
With The Beatles
(1963)
Singles from Please Please Me
  1. "Love Me Do"/"P.S. I Love You"
    Released: 5 October 1962
  2. "Please Please Me"/"Ask Me Why"
    Released: 11 January 1963
  3. "Twist and Shout"/"There's a Place"
    Released: 2 March 1964
  4. "Do You Want to Know a Secret"/"Thank You Girl"
    Released: 23 March 1964

Please Please Me is a 1963 album by The Beatles. It was their first album. Ten of its songs were recorded all in one day, on 11 February 1963, and was an example of what they played live at the time.

Songs on the album[change | edit source]

All songs written and composed by McCartney/Lennon, except where noted. 

Side one
No. Title Lead vocals Length
1. "I Saw Her Standing There"   McCartney 2:57
2. "Misery"   Lennon and McCartney 1:50
3. "Anna (Go to Him)" (Arthur Alexander) Lennon 2:57
4. "Chains" (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) George Harrison 2:26
5. "Boys" (Luther Dixon, Wes Farrell) Ringo Starr 2:27
6. "Ask Me Why"   Lennon 2:27
7. "Please Please Me"   Lennon 2:03
Side two
No. Title Lead vocals Length
1. "Love Me Do"   McCartney with Lennon 2:22
2. "P.S. I Love You"   McCartney 2:05
3. "Baby It's You" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Barney Williams) Lennon 2:38
4. "Do You Want to Know a Secret"   Harrison 1:59
5. "A Taste of Honey" (Bobby Scott, Ric Marlow) McCartney 2:05
6. "There's a Place"   Lennon and McCartney 1:52
7. "Twist and Shout" (Phil Medley, Bert Russell) Lennon 2:33