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Thank You Girl


The Beatles

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John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote this in response to the girls who sent them fan mail.
Lennon wrote the verses for this song, with McCartney contributing the chorus. Lennon said it was "just a silly song we knocked off."
The mono version was originally released in Great Britain as a single on the Parlophone label as the B-side of "From Me To You" in April 1963, and in America on the VeeJay label in May 1963. It was eventually released on the Past Masters Vol. 1 CD in 1988. A slightly different stereo version was released in April 1964 on The Beatles Second Album, issued by Capitol records. That version is now available on CD with the release of The American Albums; Vol. 1 CDs.
This is the first Beatles track featuring double-tracked vocals, which is a studio technique they often employed to make the vocals stand out. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
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Comments (15):

The opening OW OW OW lines throughout the disc are pure Buddy Holly.
- Roy, Slough, United Kingdom
cute litte record....enjoyable.....
- steve dotstar, los angeles, CA
There were two verisons of "Thank You Girl" and there was one single verison & the different verison from The Beatles' Second Album & that verison was one of my personal favorite songs from there early collection. The 2nd Album verison was used in The Beatles' Cartoon Series where in the "Sing-A-Long" Ringo plays a patient in a hospital & Paul McCartney protrays the doctor who takes drum sticks out of Ringo with the help of good looking nurses. In the cartoon story, The Beatles are in Paris learning how to cook a meal has a good time making there work in the progress. I'm an old man, but to me, The Beatles always rule. There bigger than US Steel.
Marcus Brainard
- Marcus, Columbus, OH
Ben, I hope you don't consider yourself to be a Beatles fan, because you seem to hate most of their songs.
- Ian, Lethbridge, Canada
I actually don't like where they put the song on the Second Album. It appeared on side A
on the vinyl like this:
Roll over Beethoven
Thank You Girl
You've Really Got a Hold on Me
Devil in Her Heart.

On the cassette it was placed on the B side like this:
I'll Get You
She Loves You
Thank You Girl.

So I burn it on CD-R like that.
- Tom McCafferty, Burnaby, Canada
I hope the single version gets REMASTERED.

"Thank You Girl," is better than Paul's, "Silly Love Songs," or "This Girl is Mine."
- Tom McCafferty, Burnaby, Canada
I'd say Lennon's best harmonica work is Love Me Do ... I love this song though
- Jo-C, Lima, Peru
I think this song has a great melody.
- Steve, Fenton, MO
I just can't bring myself to like this song. However, the live version at LIVE AT THE BBC is MUCH better, in my opinion, than the version on PAST MASTERS, VOL. 1.
- Amanda, New York City, NY
This may have been Lennon's best harmonica work.
- Charlie, Cape Girardeau, MO
There's a good, quite rocky, version of this on The Beatles Live at the BBC double album. It goes from Some Other Guy into Thank You Girl.
- Calum, Edinburgh, Scotland
I never liked it, never will.
- Ben, Cheverly, MD
This is not about the girls who sent them fan mail. Why would the lyrics say, 'And eternally I'll always be in love with you.' and 'I could tell the world a thing or two about our love'. How could this be about the girls that sent them fan mail except if it is the girls that are writing the phrases aforesaid. In my opinion it is just a silly song that was made up.
- Jade, Chippewa Falls, WI
I am so glad they released a set of early Capitol albums on CD. Those are how I remember the song line-ups on the early albums. Thank You Girl was one of my faves from "Beatles' Second Album".
- Dyno, Derry, NH
When are The Beatles going to Re-Master their whole catalog?
- Sam, Cleveland, OH
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