Welcome to "Every Little Thing", a blog discussing all 214 songs released by the Beatles from 1962 to 1970....by Daniel Seth Levine.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

#65: Every Little Thing

Written by: John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Released: December 4, 1964
Appears on: Beatles For Sale
Lead vocal: John (& Paul)

This blog's namesake is an interesting song, primarily because the writer of the song is not the lead vocal. Both John and Paul have said that the song is Paul's, but John sings lead, with Paul on harmonies. Why this decision was made was a mystery, but the song is fantastic. Ringo's use of a timpani is a great idea that makes the song unique. ("Every little thing she does....BUM-PUM!...She does for me, yeah!" What's not to like about that?)
While it is hardly one of the Beatles' most popular songs, it still works and is one of my favorite originals on the album.  It's kind of unfortunate that there's not much to say about it except that listening to it is a good way to spend two minutes. 

In the US, this was another track that got held-over for some reason until Beatles VI and was used as the closing number. 

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