The Beatles Song Of The Day: “I’m Happy Just To Dance With You”

The Beatles Song Of The Day is “I’m Happy Just To Dance With You.” “I’m Happy Just To Dance With You” is on The Beatles third album “A Hard Day’s Night.” It was a song written by John Lennon for George Harrison to sing. At the time of “A Hard Day’s Night” John Lennon’s songwriting was on a roll. John always said this was just a formula song, written for George to sing. George’s songwriting at this point in time was not up to par with John or Paul’s. He would get better as the years went on. John Lennon: backing vocal and rhythm guitar/ Paul McCartney: backing vocal and bass guitar/ George Harrison: vocal and lead guitar/ Ringo Starr: drums and African drum. The song was recorded on March 1st, 1964 at Abbey Road. Producer: George Martin.

Rating “I’m Happy Just To Dance With You” on a scale of 1 to 5 stars ***1/2

  • Rolling Stone Magazine’s “The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs” does not list “I’m Happy Just To Dance With You” in their Top 100. Spignesi and Lewis in their book “100 Best Beatles Songs” ranks  the song at #87.
  • Length of song 1:58.
  • The song was released as a single in the United States as a b-side to “I’ll Cry Instead”but didn’t crack the Top 40.
  • John said of the song “That was written for George to give him a piece of the action. I couldn’ta sung it.”
  • The song was part of The Beatles repertoire for concerts in 1964. It was performed in the movie “A Hard Day’s Night.”

I’m Happy Just To Dance With You” {Lennon-McCartney}

Before this dance is through
I think I’ll love you too
I’m so happy when you dance with me
I don’t want to kiss or hold your hand
If it’s funny try and understand
There is really nothing else
I’d rather do Cos I’m happy just to dance with you
I don’t need to hug or hold you tight
I just want to dance with you all night
In this world there’s nothing
I would rather do Cos I’m happy just to dance with you
Just to dance with you
It’s everything I need
Before this dance is through
I think I’ll love you too
I’m so happy when you dance with me
If somebody tries to take my place
Let’s pretend we just can’t see his face
In this world there’s nothing I would rather do
Cos I’m happy just to dance with you
Just to dance with you It’s everything I need
Before this dance is through
I think I’ll love you too
I’m so happy when you dance with me
If somebody tries to take my place
Let’s pretend we just can’t see his face
In this world there’s nothing I would rather do
I’ve discovered I’m in love with you
Cos I’m happy just to dance with you
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