Song of the Day: The Beatles, "Ask Me Why"

From their first album, Please Please Me (or Introducing… The Beatles!), a song credited to Lennon-McCartney that was from the pen of John, who also sings lead vocal, with Paul and George doing the harmony "ooh"s. Most of the songs on this album are all but forgotten, unless you’re like me and played the grooves off the album.

13 thoughts on “Song of the Day: The Beatles, "Ask Me Why"

    1. By the time they recorded “Please Please Me,” they had spent a couple of years in Hamburg, playing 12 hours a night. Everything they put on that record they had played hundreds of times. They must have been incredible live.

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      1. Hamburg really did it for them. I read Mark Levinson’s book and at one point he said they probably had more hours playing live than any other rock band at that time. They perfected the harmonies that is for sure.

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  1. I’m one of those that played the grooves off the album. I remember this one but it didn’t seem as popular as some of the others.

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  2. I never heard of this one. I like it and it just shows how many songs the Beatles composed or did that most people don’t know about

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    1. A few you’d never know if other artists hadn’t covered them. I’m thinking specifically about “In My Life.” Judy Collins did a wonderful cover of it, but it just would have languished on “Rubber Soul” otherwise.

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