Please Please Me

1963 debut studio album by The Beatles

Please Please Me is a 1963 album by The Beatles. It was their first album. Ten of its songs were recorded all in one day, on 11 February 1963, and was an example of what they played live at the time.

Please Please Me
Studio album by
Released22 March 1963
Recorded11 September 1962, 26 November 1962, 11 and 20 February 1963; Abbey Road Studios, London, England
ProducerGeorge Martin
The Beatles chronology
Please Please Me 'With The Beatles
Singles from Please Please Me
  1. "Love Me Do"/"P.S. I Love You"
    Released: 5 October 1962
  2. "Please Please Me"/"Ask Me Why"
    Released: 11 January 1963
  3. "Twist and Shout"/"There's a Place"
    Released: 2 March 1964
  4. "Do You Want to Know a Secret"/"Thank You Girl"
    Released: 23 March 1964

Songs on the albumEdit

All songs written and composed by Lennon-McCartney, except where noted. 

Side one
No. TitleLead vocals Length
1. "I Saw Her Standing There"  McCartney 2:57
2. "Misery"  Lennon and McCartney 1:50
3. "Anna (Go to Him)" (Arthur Alexander)Lennon 2:57
4. "Chains" (Gerry Goffin, Carole King)George Harrison 2:26
5. "Boys" (Luther Dixon, Wes Farrell)Ringo Starr 2:27
6. "Ask Me Why"  Lennon 2:27
7. "Please Please Me"  Lennon 2:03
Side two
No. TitleLead vocals Length
1. "Love Me Do"  McCartney with Lennon 2:22
2. "P.S. I Love You"  McCartney 2:05
3. "Baby It's You" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Barney Williams)Lennon 2:38
4. "Do You Want to Know a Secret"  Harrison 1:59
5. "A Taste of Honey" (Bobby Scott, Ric Marlow)McCartney 2:05
6. "There's a Place"  Lennon and McCartney 1:52
7. "Twist and Shout" (Phil Medley, Bert Russell)Lennon 2:33