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“I'm Down”
“I'm Down” cover
Single by The Beatles
A-side "Help!"
Released 6 August 1965 (UK)
13 August 1965 (US)
Format 7"
Recorded Abbey Road Studios: 14 July 1965
Genre Rock
Length 2:18
Label Parlophone (UK)
Capitol (US)
Writer(s) Lennon/McCartney
Producer George Martin
The Beatles singles chronology
"Ticket To Ride"
"I'm Down"
"We Can Work It Out" /
"Day Tripper"

That's Paul... with a little help from me, I think.

—John Lennon, 1980

I could do Little Richard's voice which is a wild, hoarse, screaming thing-- It's like an out-of-body experience. You have to leave your current sensibilities and go about a foot above your head to sing it. Alot of people were fans of Little Richard so I used to sing his stuff, but there came a point when I wanted to do one of my own, so I wrote 'I'm Down.'

—Paul McCartney, 1994


Watch a video of a "performance":

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