Hans Hot 100 Beatles Songs: #72: ‘ This Boy’

The Countdown so far- 100-‘Any Time At All’/ 99- ‘No Reply’ / 98- ‘You Know My Name [Look Up The Number]/ 97- ‘The Inner Light’ / 96- ‘ You Won’t See Me’ / 95- ‘Baby’s In Black’/ 94- ‘Sexy Sadie’ / 93- ‘I Need You’ / 92- ‘Love Me Do’/ 91- ‘Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey’/ 90- ‘Doctor Robert’/ 89- ‘There’s A Place’/ 88- ‘Good Day Sunshine’ 87- ‘It’s Only Love’ 86- ‘I Want You [She’s So Heavy] 85-‘Yer Blues’ / 84- ‘From Me To You’/ 83-‘She’s Leaving Home’/ 82-‘Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite’/ 81-‘I’m So Tired’/ 80-‘The Ballad of John and Yoko’ 79- ‘Baby, You’re A Rich Man’ 78- ‘Yellow Submarine.’ #77 ‘Things We Said Today.’ #76: ‘When I’m Sixty- Four’ #75: ‘Happiness IS A Warm Gun’ 74: ‘I Will’ 73: ‘Within You Without You’ 72: ‘ This Boy’

#72: ‘This Boy’- The b-side to the iconic #1 hit ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’- ‘This Boy’ written by John Lennon was his attempt to write a song in the style of Smokey Robinson. The three part harmonies between John, Paul and George on this song make it one of my Beatles favorites. When I hear the song I think of it’s use in A Hard Day’s Night- the instrumental by the George Martin Orchestra which plays as Ringo wonders around London on his own. By the way on the instrumental version played in the movie a young guitarist named Jimmy Page plays on it.

2 responses to “HANS HOT 100 BEATLES SONGS: #72: ‘THIS BOY’

  1. One of my favourite videos of George Harrison is one of him in the 70s reacting to a video of The Beatles performing “This Boy”. I love seeing him laughing, smiling, and commenting on it. Such a good song.

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