The Beatles Song Of The Day- Don’t Let Me Down

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The Beatles Song Of The Day is- Don’t Let Me Down. Don’t Let Me Down was the b-side of the Get Back single and was written by John Lennon. It was also played on the famous roof top concert. Phil Spector dropped it from the Let It Be album. It was added onto the Let It Be .. Naked album that came out early this century. It is also on the Past Masters II album. It is a song John wrote about Yoko who he was about to marry when the song was  written. Due to a childhood where his parents both deserted him- John always had a feeling of insecurity and had anxieties about being rejected. Here he was in a relatively new relationship with Yoko Ono and the old feelings were resurfacing in the song. I have always liked the raw emotion of the song, very powerful. John Lennon: lead vocal, rhythm guitars: Paul McCartney: bass guitar, harmony vocal: George Harrison: lead guitar, backing vocal: Ringo Starr: drums: Billy Preston: electric piano: Produced by George Martin.

 

  • rating of “Don’t Let Me Down” ***** stars out of 5 stars- a classic.
  • Don’t Let Me Down was the b-side to the #1 hit Get Back.
  • length of song- 3:35.
  • recorded on January 28, 1969.
  • Spignesi and Lewis rank Don’t Let Me Down at #83 in their Top 100, critic Wyman has it #117 out of 213. Rolling Stone ranks it #46 in their Top 100 Beatles songs, The Beatles Channel Listeners Poll ranks it #27, Jim Beviglia in his book #86. I always liked Don’t Let Me Down over Get Back- while both are great.

 

Don’t let me down, don’t let me down
Don’t let me down, don’t let me down
Nobody ever loved me like she does
Oh, she does, yeah, she does
And if somebody loved me like she do me
Oh, she do me, yes, she does
Don’t let me down, don’t let me down
Don’t let me down, don’t let me down
I’m in love for the first time
Don’t you know it’s gonna last
It’s a love that lasts forever
It’s a love that had no past
Don’t let me down, don’t let me down
Don’t let me down, don’t let me down
And from the first time that she really done me
Oh, she done me, she done me good
I guess nobody ever really done me
Oh, she done me, she done me good
Don’t let me down, hey, don’t let me down
Heee! Don’t let me down
Don’t let me down
Don’t let me down, don’t let me let down
Can you dig it? Don’t let me down
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6 responses to “The Beatles Song Of The Day- Don’t Let Me Down

    • I do wish they would have left it to George Martin or even Glynn Johns… I’m not Spectors biggest fan.
      He didn’t do as bad as some say but it could have been better.

    • Phil worked best with minor artists and his best work at this point was behind him. They got involved with egomaniacs at the end with Phil and Allen.

    • I think at that time- they were all being pulled in so many directions and so many distractions- their eye was off the ball.

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