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  • From the film Help!
  • #7 bestseller for 1965
  • #29 on Rolling Stone magazines list of 500 greatest songs
  • Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
  • Lead vocals: John Lennon
  • Guitar: John Lennon, George Harrison
  • Backing vocals: Paul McCartney, George Harrison
  • Produced by George Martin
  • Recorded in London U.K.
  • The film Help! was originally going to be titled Eight Arms to Hold You
  •  The 1965 LP ‘Help!’ contains the very last cover song by The Beatles, a version of Little Richard’s ‘Dizzy Miss Lizzy’
  • John Lennon has stated that he regretted giving in to commercial pressure for the band to perform this song up-tempo as opposed to ballad style
  • Later recorded by Newbeats (1965), Mary Wells (1965), Hollyridge Strings (1965), Buddy Greco (1965), Alma Cogan (1965), Roy Meriwether Trio (1966), Count Basie & His Orchestra (1966), Peter Sellers (1966), Peter Nero (1966), Jose Feliciano (1966), Supersonics (1966), Brothers Four (1966), Twice as Much (1967), Charles River Valley Boys (1966), James Last (1966), Jerry Inman (1967), Deep Purple (1968), Ray Stevens (1969), Franck Pourcel & His Orchestra (1970), Carpenters (1970), David Porter (1971), Continental Group (1975), The Damned (1976), Henry Gross (1976), Dolly Parton (1979), John Farnham (1980), Gil Ventura (1980), Whiskey Jack (1980), Isaac Scott (1982), Conquerors (1982), Tina Turner (1984), King’s Singers (1988), Bananarama & Lananeeneenoonoo (1989), Allen Toussaint Orchestra (1989), Waltari (1991), Beatles Revival Band (1992), Hermes House Band (1992), Extreme (1993), Superpickers (1999), Mary McCaslin (1994), Bugs & Friends (1995), Rick Wakeman (1997), Soulgrass (2002), McFly (2004), Carlos Malta (2002), Emmerson Nogueira (2005), Dark One Lite (2004), Binghamton Crosbys (2011), Cloud Cult (2012), U2 (2013), Marc Dery (2012), Steen Jorgensen (2013), Oasis (2016), Rob Arthur (2017) and many others

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