HANS HOT 100 BEATLES SONGS: #25: ‘I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND’-

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Hans Hot 100 Beatles Songs: #25: ‘ I Want To Hold Your Hand’

#25: ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’- The Beatles established themselves as superstars in the UK in 1963- but in the United States they were just a rumor in 1963. ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ would become the first Beatles #1 hit in the US- as the US started to then play catch up on what they had missed the year before. The single would become The Beatles best-selling single worldwide- selling 12 million copies. John and Paul wrote this song together after Paul had moved in with the Asher family in London. In 1980 John would describe how they wrote ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ and other songs during the early years.

We wrote a lot of stuff together, one on one, eyeball to eyeball. Like in ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand,’ I remember when we got the chord that made the song. We were in Jane Asher’s house, downstairs in the cellar playing on the piano at the same time. And we had, ‘Oh you-u-u/ got that something …’ And Paul hits this chord and I turn to him and say, ‘That’s it!’ I said, ‘Do that again!’ In those days, we really used to absolutely write like that—both playing into each other’s noses.

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’ 71: ‘And I Love Her’- #70: ‘Fixing A Hole’ #69- ‘Drive My Car’ 68: ‘I Should Have Known Better’ #67: ‘Getting Better’ #66: ‘If I Needed Someone’ #65: ‘I’m Down, #64: ‘Good Morning Good Morning.’ #63:’ Hey Bulldog’ #62: ‘The Long And Winding Road’ #61:’ The Fool On The Hill’ #60: ‘Get Back’ #59: ‘Eight Days A Week’ #58:’ Because” 57:’Two Of Us’ 56:’Girl’ #55: ‘Come Together’ #54: Michelle’ #53″ And Your Bird Can Sing’ #52: “Helter Skelter’ #51: ‘Twist And Shout’ #50″ Back In The U.S.S.R.’ #49: ‘If I Fell’- #48” “I’m A Loser’ #47: ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ #46: ‘Julia’ #45: ‘We Can Work It Out’ #44: ‘All You Need Is Love’ #43: ‘For No One’ #42: ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band/ With A Little Help From My Friends’ #41: ‘Lady Madonna’ #40:’ Lady Madonna’ #39: Got To Get You Into My Life’ #38: ‘Across The Universe’ #37: ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’ #36: ‘Dear Prudence’ #35: Please Please Me’ #34: ‘All My Loving’ #33 ‘She Said She Said’ #32: ‘I’m Only Sleeping’ #31: ‘I Saw Her Standing There’ #30:’Taxman #29:’ Don’t Let Me Down #28: ‘Abbey Road Medley’ #27: ‘Something’ #26: ‘Day Tripper’ #25: ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’

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