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Can’t Buy Me Love by The Beatles

Can't Buy Me Love by The Beatles

Pop Rock Music

The song “Can’t Buy Me Love” was written by Paul McCartney and is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was recorded and released in 1964, first as a single backed with “You Can’t Do That” and then on the 1964 album A Hard Day’s Night. It was an international commercial success, as the song went to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and Cashbox as well as #1 in the U.K., Australia, and The Netherlands. It went #3 in Canada and Norway and #5 in Belgium. McCartney composed “Can’t Buy Me Love” while The Beatles were staying at the five star George V hotel in Paris. Producer George Martin was keen on having them write another hit after the success in America of “I Want to Hold Your Hand.”

So far as the lyrics go, they appear to be straightforward enough in that the singer prefers love, an intangible, to material things. McCartney has said that people can interpret the song anyway they want, but if they suggest it’s about a prostitute, he draws the line. The  ever-cynical John Lennon said after considering his fame and fortune that perhaps “it should have been ‘Can Buy Me Love.'” Be that as it may, on the track are McCartney on double-tracked vocal and bass; Lennon on acoustic rhythm guitar; George Harrison on double-tracked twelve-string lead guitar; Ringo Starr on drums; and Norman Smith on hi-hat.

Here are the lyrics to “Can’t Buy Me Love” by The Beatles:

Can’t buy me love, love
Can’t buy me love

I’ll buy you a diamond ring my friend if it makes you feel all right
I’ll get you anything my friend if it makes you feel all right
Cause I don’t care too much for money, and money can’t buy me love

I’ll give you all I got to give if you say you’ll love me too
I may not have a lot to give but what I got I’ll give to you
I don’t care too much for money, money can’t buy me love

Can’t buy me love, everybody tells me so
Can’t buy me love, no no no, no

Say you don’t need no diamond rings and I’ll be satisfied
Tell me that you want the kind of things that money just can’t buy
I don’t care too much for money, money can’t buy me love
Owww

Can’t buy me love, everybody tells me so
Can’t buy me love, no no no, no

Say you don’t need no diamond rings and I’ll be satisfied
Tell me that you want the kind of things that money just can’t buy
I don’t care too much for money, money can’t buy me love

Can’t buy me love, love
Can’t buy me love

For another song by The Beatles: “I Want to Hold Your Hand.”

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