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Can't Buy Me Love

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“Can't Buy Me Love”
“Can't Buy Me Love” cover
Single by The Beatles
from the album A Hard Days Night
A-side "You Can't Do That"
Released 20 March 1964 (UK)
16 March 1964 (US)
Format 7"
Recorded Pathé Marconi Studios
29 January 1964
Genre Rock
Length 2:11
Label Parlophone R5114 (UK)
Writer(s) Lennon/McCartney
Producer George Martin
The Beatles singles chronology
"I Want to Hold Your Hand" / "This Boy" (UK)
"I Saw Her Standing There" (US)(1963)
"Can't Buy Me Love" / "You Can't Do That"
"A Hard Day's Night"/ "Things We Said Today" (UK)
"I Should Have Known Better"(1964)
That's Paul completely. Maybe I had something to do with the chorus, but I don't know. I always considered it his song.

—John Lennon, 1980

We recorded it in France, as I recall. Went over to the Odeon in Paris. Recorded it over there. Felt proud because Ella Fitzgerald recorded it, too, though we didn't realize what it meant that she was doing it.

—Paul McCartney, 1984

'Can't Buy Me Love' is my attempt to write a bluesy mode. The idea behind it was that all these material possessions are all very well but they won't buy me what I really want.

—Paul McCartney, 1994

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