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

Monday, January 25, 2010

#76: Another Girl

Written by: John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Released: August 6, 1965
Appears on: HELP!
Lead vocal: Paul

A Hard Day's Night is better than HELP! in every way...including the songs. "Another Girl" is yet another example of that proves this. Really, aside from "Help!", "Ticket To Ride" and "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away", all of these songs have fallen into obscurity (at least as obscure as a Beatles song can be) and aside from "The Night Before", I wouldn't exactly call these 'hidden gems'. 
"Another Girl" is another Paul song where the relationship is strained, so he runs off with another girl. Paul plays lead guitar...again, providing a jangly guitar solo that George gets stuck miming to in the movie. The song is done on the beach in the Bahamas, done while the Beatles switch instruments (except, Paul gets to play a girl). 
It's a fun song, but with so many better songs recorded during the HELP! sessions, I wish they reconsidered using this in the movie. "Another Girl" never got issued anywhere else and was never performed live.     

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