Beatles Singles lyrics - I Want To Hold Your Hand

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  • From Me To You
  • Thank You Girl
  • She Loves You
  • Yes It Is
  • I'll Get You
  • I Want To Hold Your Hand
  • This Boy
  • I Call Your Name
  • I Feel Fine
  • She's A Woman
  • I'm Down
  • Day Tripper
  • We Can Work It Out
  • Paperback Writer
  • Rain
  • Penny Lane
  • Strawberry Fields Forever
  • Baby You're a Rich Man
  • Hello Goodbye
  • I am the Walrus
  • Magical Mystery Tour
  • The Fool On The Hill
  • Flying
  • Blue Jay Way
  • Your Mother Should Know
  • Lady Madonna
  • The Inner Light
  • The Ballad Of John And Yoko
  • Old Brown Shoe
  • Hey Jude
  • Don't Let Me Down
  • You Know My Name

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    Find out how the lyrics to I Want To Hold Your Hand by the Beatles came to be written.

    The Beatles I want to hold your hand song was written by John and Paul; it was the song that broke them in America, becoming their first number one and leading to world domination of the music scene.

    Up until this point the Beatles had not been very successful in the USA with their previous two record lables Vee Jay and Swan. The Beatles had now been picked up by Capitol and Brian Epstein asked the Beatles if they had any songs that would suit the Americans.

    The I want to hold your hand song was written in the basement of Jane Ashers parents house, Paul was playing chords on the Piano, when John heard a sequence he liked he started chipping in on the organ, and they both came up with the lyrics.

    The repeat of the I can't hide lyric on I want to hold your hand was inspired by French experimental music that John had been introduced to by Robert Freeman.

    Upon hearing I want to hold your hand it was obvious to Brian Epstein that this was the record to give to Capitol records in the USA, and it became their first number one in the US and their fourth in the UK. The Beatles were able to build upon their success of I want to hold your hand by re-releasing their previous songs to great success in the USA.

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