The Beatles Song Of The Day: “If I Needed Someone”

The Beatles Song Of The Day is “If I Needed Someone.” “If I Needed Someone” is on The Beatles “Rubber Soul” album. “If I Needed Someone” was written by George Harrison. George Harrison wrote the song for his girlfriend Pattie. George would say that the song was inspired by two Byrd’s songs ” The Bells of Rhymney” and “She Don’t Care About Time.” You certainly can hear the Byrd’s influence with the jangly guitar sounds.I’ve always thought that this was George’s first really excellent song. John Lennon: harmony vocal and rhythm guitar/ Paul McCartney: harmony vocal and bass guitar/ George Harrison: double-tracked vocal and lead guitar/ Ringo Starr: drums and tambourine. George Martin: harmonium. The song was recorded on October 16th and 18th, 1965 at Abbey Road. Producer: George Martin.

Rating “If I Needed Someone” on a scale of 1 to 5 stars *****  a classic.

  • “If I Needed Someone” was ranked at #51 on Rolling Stones “The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs’ list. Spignesi and Lewis ranked it at #54 on their “100 Best Beatles Songs” list.
  • The song was never released as a single.
  • Length of song  2:23.
  • The song was played during The Beatles tours in 1965-66.

“If I Needed Someone” {Harrison}

If I needed someone to love
You’re the one that I’d be thinking of
If I needed someone
If I had some more time to spend
Then I guess I’d be with you my friend
If I needed someone
Had you come some other day
Then it might not have been like this
But you see now I’m too much in love
Carve your number on my wall
And maybe you will get a call from me
If I needed someone Ah, ah, ah, ah
If I had some more time to spend
Then I guess I’d be with you my friend
If I needed someone
Had you come some other day
Then it might not have been like this
But you see now I’m too much in love
Carve your number on my wall
And maybe you will get a call from me
If I needed someone Ah, ah
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