The Beatles Albums- You’re Gonna Lose That Girl


The Beatles – You’re Gonna Lose That Girl




Song History and Facts:


You’re Going to Lose That Girl” is a song by the Beatles from the album and film Help!, written by John Lennon with Paul McCartney. Capitol Records originally titled the song “You’re Gonna Lose That Girl” in the United States.

“You’re Going to Lose That Girl”
Song by The Beatles
from the album Help!

Released 6 August 1965
Recorded Abbey Road Studios
19 February 1965
Genre Rock
Length 2:18
Label Parlophone, Capitol, EMI
Writer Lennon/McCartney
Producer George Martin

[edit] Composition and recording
The last song recorded before breaking off to make the film, the song was composed at Lennon’s house in Weybridge. In the lyrics the singer tells his “friend” that, if he does not value his girl, the singer will “make a point of taking her away” from him. To The Beatle’s familiar twist beat and using variations of familar doo-wop chords, Lennon’s nagging lead singing is set in a call-and-response with the enthusiastic answering harmonies of McCartney and George Harrison, offering a last glimpse of the early Beatles’ musical home turf.

The song’s bridge has a key change similar to that of the record’s previous track “Another Girl”, moving up a minor third to G major, the relative major of the tonic minor. In this case the bridge emerges a measure early, diving a semitone down to meet the verse.

To fatten the sound McCartney overdubbed a background piano (a job that once would have been done by producer George Martin “live” on the backing track) and Ringo Starr added bongoes, the addition of Latin-American percussion being another way The Beatles often exploited their new-found access to four-track recording.

In the film Help
In the film, the group appears singing this song in the recording studio. (In addition to the group’s familiar guitar-and-drum setup, there is also footage of Paul McCartney at a piano and Ringo Starr playing the bongos, both miming instruments they had overdubbed onto the recording.)  YouTube

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