This site covers the original British Beatles Albums plus analyses of the lyrics of non-album tracks.
Information on how the Beatles wrote the lyrics to their singles can be navigated from below.
The Beatles From Me To You song was their first number one single in the British charts according to the BBC; though Please Please Me reached number one in the NME charts it only reached number two with the BBC.
The title of From me to you were inspired by a letters column in the NME of the same name and the lyrics were written by both Paul and John who threw lines at each other. The Beatles wanted to write a simple song with a simple melody which would identify them to their fans.
From Me to You was written on the back of the bus while the Beatles were touring with Helen Shapiro and was first performed the same day at a concert in Shrewsbury in England. Both the Beatles From Me to You song and their thank you girl were written at the same time on their tour coach to Shrewsbury. They played the song to Helen and she said that she liked it. The Beatles played the song the next day at a concert in Southport and asked for a second opinion from Paul's Dad Jim, himself a musician. He said it was a great little tune, so they put it forward to Parlophone as their next release; a wise decision.