Song of the Day #4,461: ‘Thank You Girl’ – The Beatles

‘Thank You Girl’ was released as the B-side to The Beatles’ ‘From Me To You’ in the United Kingdom and ‘Do You Want To Know a Secret’ in the United States. Originally intended as a single but later relegated to also-ran status, it’s a great example of the band’s earliest pop phase.

I’m always amazed that within four years of lightweight fare like this, the band had released Rubber Soul, Revolver, and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, three albums that changed the face of popular music forever.

I wasn’t even born until after the band broke up, so my impression of The Beatles was always as a legendary, groundbreaking band — the most important and influential band in history, even.

What must it have been like for the people who heard ‘Thank You Girl’ and ‘Please Please Me’ as new releases to watch these four cute pop stars turn into geniuses and legends?

[Verse 1]
Oh, oh, you’ve been good to me
You made me glad
When I was blue
And eternally I’ll always be
In love with you
And all I gotta do
Is thank you girl, thank you girl

[Verse 2]
I could tell the world
A thing or two about our love
I know little girl
Only a fool would doubt our love
And all I gotta do
Is thank you girl, thank you girl

[Bridge]
Thank you girl for loving me
The way that you do (Way that you do)
That’s the kind of love
That is too good to be true
And all I gotta do
Is thank you girl, thank you girl

[Verse 1]
Oh, oh, you’ve been good to me
You made me glad
When I was blue
And eternally I’ll always be
In love with you
And all I gotta do
Is thank you girl, thank you girl

[Outro]
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,461: ‘Thank You Girl’ – The Beatles

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    It’s true. These early songs are a world away from Across the Universe or A Day in the Life. I don’t even know if they knew what they were capable of at this point in their lives.

  2. Peg says:

    Amazing indeed!

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