You Can't Do That

original song written and composed by Lennon-McCartney; first recorded by The Beatles

"You Can't Do That" is a 1964 song by The Beatles and is the A-side to their hit single Can't Buy Me Love. It was written by John Lennon. It went to number 33 in Canada and number 48 in the United States. It was covered by Harry Nilsson in 1967 where it went to number 10 in Canada and number 122 in the United States.

"You Can't Do That"
Single by the Beatles
A-side"Can't Buy Me Love"
  • 16 March 1964 (1964-03-16) (US)
  • 20 March 1964 (UK)
Recorded25 February 1964
StudioEMI, London
GenreRock and roll, R&B[1][2]
Producer(s)George Martin
The Beatles UK singles chronology
"I Wanna Hold Your Hand"
"Can't Buy Me Love" / "You Can't Do That"
"A Hard Day's Night"
The Beatles US singles chronology
"Twist and Shout"
"Can't Buy Me Love" / "You Can't Do That"
"Love Me Do"

References change

  1. Pollack 1992.
  2. Unterberger 2009.