The Beatles I Want to Hold Your Hand

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The Beatles I Want to Hold Your Hand

The Beatles I Want to Hold Your Hand

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The story is that manager Brian Epstein in 1963 was worried about the momentum of The Beatles’ career and suggested that they write a song for the American market. (Their producer George Martin denies this.) However, John Lennon and Paul McCartney obliged with “I Want to Hold your Hand.” The B-Side was “I Saw Her Standing There.” The song became a #1 hit first in the U.K. The single was backed with “This Boy.”  By February 1, 1964, “I Want to Hold Your Hand” rose to #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. The U.S. single was backed with “I Saw Her Standing There.” On February 9, 1964, The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. And so began the British invasion of the American music industry.

Personnel on the track were the Fab Four: John Lennon (vocal, rhythm guitar, handclaps), Paul McCartney (vocal, bass guitar, handclaps), George Harrison (lead guitar, handclaps), and Ringo Starr (drums, handclaps).

Here are the lyrics to “I Want to Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles:

Oh yeah, I’ll tell you something
I think you’ll understand
When I’ll say that something
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand

Oh please, say to me
You’ll let me be your man
And please, say to me
You’ll let me hold your hand
You’ll let me hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand

And when I touch you I feel happy
Inside
It’s such a feeling that my love
I can’t hide
I can’t hide
I can’t hide

Yeah, you’ve got that something
I think you’ll understand
When I’ll say that something
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand

And when I touch you
I feel happy
Inside
It’s such a feeling that my love
I can’t hide
I can’t hide
I can’t hide

Yeah, you’ve got that something
I think you’ll understand
When I’ll say that something
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand”

If you are interested in reading about and listening to another song by The Beatles: “All My Loving.”

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