Please Please Me

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Please Please Me
Studio album by
Released22 March 1963 (1963-03-22)
Recorded11 September 1962;
26 November 1962;
11 February 1963;
20 February 1963
StudioEMI, London
Genre
Length32:16
LabelParlophone
ProducerGeorge Martin
The Beatles chronology
My Bonnie
(1962)
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

Please Please Me is the first studio album by the English band The Beatles. It was produced by George Martin and was released in the United Kingdom on 22 March 1963 on EMI's Parlophone record label. Eight of the fourteen songs were written by Lennon–McCartney. Please Please Me was voted 39th on Rolling Stone's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" in 2012.[5]

Track listing[change | change source]

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

Side one
No. TitleLead 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. TitleLead 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

References[change | change source]

  1. "Pop/Rock " British Invasion " Merseybeat". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 28 July 2013. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
  2. Carlin, Peter Ames (3 November 2009). Paul McCartney: A Life. Simon & Schuster. p. 82. ISBN 978-1-4165-6209-2.
  3. "100 Greatest Debut Albums of All Time". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 4 September 2017. one of the greatest first albums in rock.
  4. Med57 (16 January 2005). "The Beatles – Please Please Me (album review)". Sputnikmusic. Archived from the original on 16 February 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  5. "500 Greatest Albums of All Time: The Beatles, 'Please Please Me'". Rolling Stone. 2012. Archived from the original on 22 October 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2013.