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The big bang moment for The Beatles

The Beatles

Please Please Me

Parlophone

Release Date: February 25th, 1963

Words by: Roland Ellis
March 1st, 2015

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The title track off their first LP, "Please Please Me" was arguably the breakthrough single for The Beatles: their first UK number one, and their first release in America.

The big bang moment for The Beatles

But despite the fact that "PPM" laid the foundations for a juggernaut, the song itself comes off sounding fairly stock these days. Hook wise it doesn't rival other early Beatles hits like "I want to hold your hand" or "She Loves You"; and in terms of composition there's nothing particularly exciting or innovative about it.

Nonetheless, the song must go down as a watershed moment if only because it marks the point of entry/arrival for the biggest band in history.

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