The Beatles Song Of The Day: “Anytime At All”

The Beatles Song Of The Day is “Anytime At All.” “Anytime At All” is the first song on side 2 of “A Hard Day’s Night”, The Beatles third album which came out in the summer of 1964. This underrated gem was written by John Lennon. John Lennon: vocal and acoustic rhythm guitar/ Paul McCartney: harmony vocal, bass guitar and piano/ George Harrison: lead guitar/ Ringo Starr: drums. The song was recorded on June 2nd 1964 at Abbey Road. Producer: George Martin. This song is full of energy, one of their great rockers. Love John’s shouting/singing. I have always viewed him as the greatest rock and roll singer ever. All of The Beatles are cooking on this one. The song shows the influence of one of The Beatles heroes the immortal Buddy Holly.

Rating “Any Time At All” on a scale of 1 to 5 stars ****1/2

  • John would later admit that ” Anytime At All” was a rewrite of his earlier “It Won’t Be Long” but I think it is much better.
  • “Anytime At All” is ranked by Rolling Stone Magazine’s “The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs” at #95. The song does not make the “100 Best Beatles Songs” by Stephen Spignesi and Michael Lewis.
  • “Anytime At All” was never released as a single by The Beatles.

ANYTIME AT ALL {Lennon-McCartney}

Any time at all, any time at all
Any time at all, all you’ve gotta do is call and I’ll be there
If you need somebody to love
Just look into my eyes
I’ll be there to make you feel right
If you’re feeling sorry and sad
I’d really sympathize
Don’t you be sad, just call me tonight
Any time at all, any time at all
Any time at all, all you’ve gotta do is call and I’ll be there
If the sun has faded away
I’ll try to make it shine
There’s nothing I won’t do
When you need a shoulder to cry on
I hope it will be mine
Call me tonight, and I’ll come to you
Any time at all, any time at all
Any time at all, all you’ve gotta do is call and I’ll be there
Any time at all, any time at all
Any time at all, all you’ve gotta do is call and I’ll be there
Any time at all, all you’ve gotta do is call and I’ll be there