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Songs > Can't Buy Me Love

Can't Buy Me Love

(Lennon/McCartney)

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Recording dates

  • January 29, 1964 (4 takes; basic track)
  • February 25, 1964 (vocal & lead guitar overdub)
  • February 26, 1964 (mono mixing)
  • March 10, 1964 (drum overdubs, stereo mixing)

Release dates

Recording notes

  • "Can't Buy Me Love" was recorded in France at an EMI facility during sessions for "Komm, Gib Mir Diene Hand" and "Sie Liebt Dich", their only recording session for EMI outside of Britain. An EMI studio record for the March 10 session states that a "drummer" took part in the mixing session, making it very likely that a session drummer performed overdubs for the stereo version of "Can't Buy Me Love". It has long been noted that the drums for each song are different, and due to the shooting schedule for 'A Hard Day's Night' (which was being shot on this day) would have made it hard for Ringo to have been in the studio.

Chart performance

  • #1, April 2 - April 22 (3 weeks), Record Retailer (UK)
  • #1, April 4 - May 8 (5 weeks), Billboard (US)

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