Please Please Me
Release Date: February 25th, 1963
Words by: Roland Ellis
March 1st, 2015
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.
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.