political

The Beatles Albums- Happy Just to Dance With You.

Beatles – I’m Happy Just To Dance With You Guitar Secrets

 

 

Song Lyrics

“I’m Happy Just To Dance With You”beatles-2

Before this dance is through
I think I’ll love you too
I’m so happy when you dance with meI don’t want to kiss or hold your hand
If it’s funny try and understand
There is really nothing else I’d rather do
Cos I’m happy just to dance with youI don’t need to hug or hold you tight
I just want to dance with you all night
In this world there’s nothing I would rather do
Cos I’m happy just to dance with youJust to dance with you
It’s everything I need
Before this dance is through
I think I’ll love you too
I’m so happy when you dance with meIf somebody tries to take my place
Let’s pretend we just can’t see his face
In this world there’s nothing I would rather do
Cos I’m happy just to dance with youJust to dance with you
It’s everything I need
Before this dance is through
I think I’ll love you too
I’m so happy when you dance with meIf somebody tries to take my place
Let’s pretend we just can’t see his face
In this world there’s nothing I would rather do
I’ve discovered I’m in love with you
Cos I’m happy just to dance with youSong History and FactsWritten by: John Lennon (100%) (credited as Lennon-McCartney)
Recorded: March 1, 1964 (Studio 2, Abbey Road Studios, London, England)
Mixed: March 3, 1964; June 22, 1964
Length: 1:58
Takes: 4
Musicians: John Lennon: backing vocals, rhythm guitar (1964 Rickenbacker 325)
Paul McCartney: bass guitar (1961 Hofner 500/1)
George Harrison: lead vocals, lead guitar (Rickenbacker 360-12 “Fire-glo”)
Ringo Starr: drums (Ludwig)
First released: July 20, 1964 (US: Capitol 5234) (b-side of “I’ll Cry Instead”)
Available on: (CDs in bold)

  • A Hard Day’s Night, (UK: Parlophone PMC 1230, PCS 3058, Parlophone CDP7 46437 2, US: United Artists UAL 3366, UAS 6366, Capitol CLJ 46435)
  • Something New, (US: Capitol (S)T 2108, CDP 7243 8 66876 2 3)

Highest chart position: 95 (US: July 25, 1964)

Although John had already given songs to George in order to give him some time in the spotlight, this is the first Beatles composition written specifically for him — for his part, John had no interest in singing it, although the vocal melody was in his range.

This is the first example of an oddly syncopated backbeat in a Beatles song, a trend that would culminate in songs like “Ticket To Ride” and “Tomorrow Never Knows.”

The B7 chord injected into the chorus (on the word “dance”) also presaged the kind of restless inventiveness found in the group’s storied “middle period.”

BBC radio versions: 1 (for the BBC radio program From Us To You)
Trivia:

  • This recording date represents the first time the Beatles ever went into a studio on a Sunday — a significant anomaly for the era.

about.com

Available on:
A Hard Day’s Night

I’m Happy Just To Dance With You was written by Lennon and McCartney as George Harrison’s vocal spot on the A Hard Day’s Night album.

I'm Happy Just to Dance With You - A Hard Day's Night

The song was purposefully written with Harrison’s vocal range in mind.

We Wrote I’m Happy Just To Dance With You for George in the film. It was a bit of a formula song. We knew that in E if you went to an A flat minor, you could always make a song with those chords; that change pretty much always excited you. This is one of these. Certainly Do You Want To Know A Secret was. This one anyway was a straight co-written song for George. We wouldn’t have actually wanted to sing it because it was a bit… The ones that pandered to the fans in truth were our least favourite songs but they were good. They were good for the time. The nice thing about it was to actually pull a song off on a slim little premise like that. A simple little idea. It was songwriting practice.
Paul McCartney
Many Years From Now, Barry Miles        beatlesbible.com

 

Leave a Reply

RSS
Follow by Email
Facebook
Google+
http://randolphreview.com/?page_id=5639
Twitter