The Beatles song the band simply couldn’t sing

The Beatles

A band just starting out in the industry would probably eat your hand if they could achieve the kind of fame that The Beatles enjoyed in the 1960s. They had gone from a small Liverpool band to one of the biggest musical groups in the world, seemingly overnight. But it wasn’t all shows, glitz, and partying. The band had to perform under tremendous pressure right away, which was difficult to maintain.

Their early recording contract required the Liverpudlians to write an absurd number of tracks. They could only complete about two albums annually. When you combine that quantity of writing with the band’s constant touring, interviewing, and fan-meeting schedule, it becomes overwhelming. The Beatles were one of the world’s most overworked bands. Due to the lack of storage space, they used the majority of the tracks they assembled. Fortunately, the group had Paul McCartney and John Lennon as their songwriting force, so they had plenty of hits.

Nevertheless, some songs were left off the album because the duo was writing a lot of songs and needed to produce a lot of music to meet the requirements of their record deal. For example, they left several different tracks on the cutting room floor while writing the album Help.

The original version of Ringo Starr’s rendition of Buck Owen’s “Act Naturally” was titled “If You’ve Got Trouble.” But the original number was so bad that the quartet decided it just had to not be on the album. Rather, they presented the cover.

McCartney and Lennon decided against including “That Means A Lot,” an original song, among the significant attempts on the album. They thought the song sounded good, but they were unable to sing it well enough. Lennon remarked, “The song is a ballad that Paul and I wrote for the film, but we just discovered we couldn’t sing it.”

We made a hash of it, so we figured we’d better give it to someone who could do it well,” he continued. The band ultimately gave the song to PJ Proby; he performed the abandoned Beatles song and enjoyed some measure of success.

The Beatles gave any songs they decided weren’t for them to other musicians. During this time, labels and artists were pestering Paul McCartney left and right for different songs, he admitted. McCartney’s name attached to the song made it take off in the public eye. He was never confident in presenting these to people because he didn’t think they were good enough.

The Beatles encountered this adversity at the beginning of their career. They found it difficult to reject songs once they were written. They faced overwork and pressure to produce a large number of tracks annually. Nevertheless, “That Means A Lot” was a song that the band was unable to perform live.

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