Please Please Me

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Please Please Me is the first album by the Beatles, released on 22 March 1963 in the United Kingdom. It reached #1 in UK on 11 May 1963. In the United States of America, some songs from this album were released by Vee-Jay Records on the album Introducing the Beatles (1964) and then by Capitol Records on the album The Early Beatles (1965). Today, the album is available worldwide on CD. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine placed it on #39 in their 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.

Track list

All songs by McCartney/Lennon except where noted.

  1. 'I Saw Her Standing There'
  2. 'Misery'
  3. 'Anna (Go to Him)' (Arthur Alexander)
  4. 'Chains' (Gerry Goffin, Carole King)
  5. 'Boys' (Luther Dixon, Wes Farrell)
  6. 'Ask Me Why'
  7. 'Please Please Me'
  8. 'Love Me Do'
  9. 'P.S. I Love You'
  10. 'Baby It's You' (Mack David, Barney Williams, Burt Bacharach)
  11. 'Do You Want to Know a Secret'
  12. 'A Taste of Honey' (Bobby Scott, Ric Marlow)
  13. 'There's a Place'
  14. 'Twist and Shout' (Phil Medley, Bert Russell)


Seven singles were released from this album:

  • 'Do You Want to Know a Secret'
  • 'I Saw Her Standing There'
  • 'Love Me Do'
  • 'P.S. I Love You'
  • 'Please Please Me'
  • 'There's a Place'
  • 'Twist and Shout'

Only 'Love Me Do' reached #1 in the US Pop Singles chart.