500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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The Beatles, 'Can't Buy Me Love'

295. The Beatles, 'Can't Buy Me Love'

Writers: John Lennon, Paul McCartney
Producer: George Martin
Released: March '64, Capitol
10 weeks; No. 1

"'Can’t Buy Me Love' is my attempt to write [in] a bluesy mode," McCartney said. He wrote it while the band was doing concerts in Paris for 18 days straight, two or three shows a day. The single was released a few months later, at the height of Beatlemania. When it hit Number One, the band occupied all five top positions on the American charts.

Appears on: A Hard Day’s Night (Capitol)


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