I’m Happy Just To Dance With You (Lennon/McCartney)

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I’m Happy Just To Dance With You (Lennon/McCartney)

Quotes

“We wrote ‘I’m Happy Just To Dance With You’ for George in the film. It was a bit of a formula song. We knew that in E if you went to an A flat minor, you could always make a song with those chords; that change pretty much always excited you. This is one of these. Certainly ‘Do You Want To Know A Secret’ was. This one anyway was a straight co-written song for George. We wouldn’t have actually wanted to sing it because it was a bit… The ones that pandered to the fans in truth were our least favourite songs but they were good. They were good for the time. The nice thing about it was to actually pull a song off on a slim little premise like that. A simple little idea. It was songwriting practice.” – Paul McCartney, from Many Years From Now

BBC Performances

See THERE WILL BE A SHOW TONIGHT: The BBC Performances for complete information on BBC performances and recordings

  • From Us To You – recorded July 17, 1964, broadcast August 3, 1964

Personnel

  • George Harrison – lead vocal, lead guitar
  • John Lennon – backing vocal, rhythm guitar
  • Paul McCartney – backing vocal, bass
  • Ringo Starr – drums, African drum

Release dates